A.J. Ponder’s latest book, Quest is a quirky and original celebration of fantasy in the tradition of The Princess Bride, Terry Pratchett and more. Sylvalla escapes Avondale castle, and the life of a princess, in search of the adventure she’s always wanted. Once found, adventure bites back. ...Show more
Category: NZ Middle Fiction
A powerful story from our colonial past, in which the bitter clash of two conflicting sets of cultural values is explored from the point of view of a young boy who survived the infamous massacre of the sailing ship Boyd. In 1809 the ship is on her way across the Tasman Sea to New Zealand. On board a Ma ...Show more
Tiberius, a small bush mouse, embarks on a range of adventures in the Titirangi Bush.
Reading All Stars: Mad Mike tells how a young motor sports fan from Auckland, New Zealand became one of the most famous professional drifters in the world! Award winning writer and teacher David Riley wrote Reading All Stars: Mad Mike to inspire Kiwis to race for the stars!
Category: NZ Senior Fiction
Pounamu Pounamu is classic Ihimaera. First published in 1972, it was immediately endorsed by Maori and Pakeha alike for its original stories that showed how important Maori identity is for all New Zealanders. As Katherine Mansfield did in her first collection In a German Pension(1911), and Janet Frame i ...Show more
Category: NZ Non Fiction
This text provides detailed photographs showing the steps in selecting, preparing and weaving flax. Throughout the book, Maori traditional stories and concepts about weaving are told, giving a rich picture of the place of weaving in Maori culture.
Category: NZ Non Fiction
A new edition of the bestselling short history on New Zealand, updated to include the Helen Clark years, the rise of John Key, the Christchurch earthquakes and the 2011 Rugby World Cup! A lively and accessible history written by one of our most well-known commentators on matters past and present. Succin ...Show more
Category: Te Reo Maori Language
Charlie, the cheeky dog wants to show you all of his special toys and creature comforts. These bi-lingual books are aimed at children just starting on their literacy journey. The story structure is simple and uses repetition to help early readers commit words to memory and build their confidence in the ...Show more
Evie is out of options. She must comply with the Affinity Project - obey their rules, play their deadly games, give up Jamie. And her losses keep growing. When she decides to help a small group of Shields trying to affect change, Evie finds herself in the firing line. Counsellor Knox is intent on reveal ...Show more
The year is 1953. Peter Cotterill starts the year writing in a journal given to him by his Great Aunt. We follow him through a year of many changes as his town of Napier struggles through hard times in the aftermath of WWII. He joins the scouts and learns to overlook the small-town class structure. The ...Show more
This children's picture book is in te reo Maori. It includes a CD with songs. No prior knowledge of te reo Maori is required by the children or adults using this book. The story and song are about vehicles and colours with phrases such as "I am going by orange truck". Listening to the song while reading ...Show more