Category: NZ Senior Fiction
Having a dream and aiming for it ...gentle coming-of-age novel for girls by much-loved YA novelist Fleur Beale. Ruby Yarrow is a 14 year old who lives in a busy, loving, chaotic family with her mum, stepdad, brother and two little stepbrothers. Ruby feels a bit like a doormat - she has to help out while ...Show more
Learn colours - from red to rainbow! - with amazing art and objects from Te Papa, and fun rhyming text in this gorgeous board book. Collect all three in this inspiring new series - My New Zealand ABC Book, My New Zealand 123 Book and My New Zealand Colours Book - developed by Te Papa's own curators and ...Show more
Category: NZ Senior Fiction | Reading Level: Very Good
Frankie Parsons is a worrier. Are the smoke alarm batteries dead? Does the cat have worms? Could that odd-shaped spot on his chest be cancer? What about bird flu? Most of the people in Frankie's world--his father, his brother and sister, his great-aunts, his best friend--seem gloriously untroubled. Onl ...Show more
Sshh... NOT for parents! You can keep a SECRET, right? Clara and I have a herd of tiny, talking, whizzie-whooshy, flying horsesand theyre REAL! Its true. Those naughty Miniwings get us into so much TROUBLE. Who would have thought a computer game could lead to such classroom CHAOS!
Category: NZ Non Fiction
An inspirational graphic memoir of growing up Pasifika in New Zealand, written and illustrated by our fast-talking PI Poet Laureate, Selina Tusitala Marsh. At school, Selina is teased for her big, frizzy hair. Kids call her ‘mophead’. She ties her hair up this way and that way and tries to ...Show more
Category: NZ Picture Books
Follow the chaotic antics of the dashing dog and his family in a mad, dizzy and joyful walk along the beach. Margaret Mahy's beloved children's story has been beautifully reillustrated by the talented Donovan Bixley who also illustrated The Wheels on the Bus, The Looky Book, Old MacDonald's Farm and man ...Show more
Category: NZ Senior Fiction | Reading Level: 11+ yrs.
A coming of age story for teenage boys, especially car lovers. Shortlisted for the 2012 NZ Post Book Awards and the 2012 LIANZA YA Award. Jake's life is sweet. He's got no money and doesn't have a mobile, but he's got two best mates; Buzz and Robbie. Buzz is generous and doesn't mind buying stuff for hi ...Show more
Category: NZ Non Fiction
Pip Murdoch offers us a raw and honest account of her personal journey, giving birth and placing her child up for adoption during early seventies New Zealand. Her frank and gritty portrayal is set against a period of rapid social change within a narrow and judgemental environment. Pip gives us intimate ...Show more
With stunning illustrations and a very easy to read text, the story of wool from sheeps (or lambs) backs to the jersey you are wearing or the blanket on your bed. Join Ebden and his dog Perkins as they round up the sheep. Where Does Wool Come From is one of a series of books written to educate and infor ...Show more
It's Christiano's job to feed the pigs. When Mother Puaka disappears, Christiano discovers that she has built a nest in the neighbour's garden.
Kids are fascinated with watching things move. From an early age they love mechanical toys that go click and whirr and they delight in finding out how machines work. From the great waka canoes hollowed out from tree-trunks, to jet boats, motorbikes, racing cars and high-tech space rockets, New Zealand ...Show more
In Fiji, Aqela learns how to make traditional pottery made by the women in her village many years ago.