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 NZ Middle Fiction

Awards:Shortlisted for the 2018 NZ Children's Book Awards - Wright Family Foundation Esther Glen Award for Junior Fiction

A dramatic and emotional story about one girl's determination to stand by her beloved animals--and her refusal to give up, even in the face of impossible odds.

Twelve-year-old Evie has been having a rough time since her dad became sick with cancer and she is convinced she can control fate if she follows certain compulsive rituals. When a devastating earthquake destroys her home in Parnassus, her mother is injured and flown t... read more

The Thunderbolt Pony (PB)
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Category:

 NZ Middle Fiction

Awards:Shortlisted for the 2018 NZ Children's Book Awards - Copyright Licensing NZ Award for Young Adult Fiction 

A thief, a spy and a steampunk showdown at Traitor's Gate!
Discovered picking pockets at Coxford's Corn Market, fourteen year old Sin is hunted across the city. Caught by the enigmatic Eldritch Moons, Sin is offered a way out of his life of crime: join the Cov... read more

Discovered picking pockets at Coxford’s Corn Market, 14-year-old Sin is caught by the enigmatic Eldritch Moons and offered a way out of his life of crime: join the Covert Operations Group (COG) and train to become a spy. At Lenheim Palace Sin learns spy craft while ... read more

The Traitor and the Thief
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Category:

 NZ Middle Fiction

Four children temporarily lose their parents just as they are about to begin the race that offers their last chance of escaping poverty. Their task is to map a rail route through an uncharted wilderness. They overcome the many obstacles posed by nature, bears, bees, bats, ... read more

The best stories involve adventures without any adults interfering and Eirlys Hunter's new novel, The Mapmakers' Race, is a fantastic example of that. Five intrepid kids and their parrot (called Carrot!) encounter lots of tricky and dangerous escapades as they clamber over... read more

The Mapmakers' Race
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Category:

 NZ Middle Fiction

Awards:Shortlisted for the 2018 NZ Children's Book Awards - Wright Family Foundation Esther Glen Award for Junior Fiction 

Michael is on a mission. After a run-in with his sworn enemy, Angus, Michaels brilliant payback plan BACKFIRES. Now hes in the school productionas a treehis WORST NIGHTMARE! When Michael discovers a twisted KIDNAP PLOT, his troubles soon multiply. Its obvious th... read more

PUBLICATION OCTOBER 2017

How Not to Stop a Kidnap Plot
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Kerikeri is kiwi country. There the flightless birds live in common places like farms, sides of roads, and pine forests. There are signs everywhere saying dogs must be on leads. When dead kiwi are found in nearby Waitangi forest, it becomes clear that someone is i... read more

Search for a Kiwi Killer
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Category:

 NZ Middle Fiction

Astrid thinks she is imagining the quiet boy who appears in her room in the middle of the night. He's called Tamati and lives in New Zealand. Astrid lives in Sweden. What's he doing here? And why does he keep turning up? Tamati tells Astrid they are time twins - children born at t... read more

Time Twins
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Category:

 NZ Middle Fiction

Awards:Shortlisted for the 2018 NZ Children's Book Awards - Wright Family Foundation Esther Glen Award for Junior Fiction  Short-listed for Queensland Literary Awards 2017 (Australia) and Griffith University Children's Book Award 2018 (Australia).

Sometimes bees get too big to be up in the branches, sometimes they fall and break their bones. This week both happened and Foreman said, 'Tomorrow we'll find two new bees.' Peony lives with her sister and grandfather on a fruit farm outside the city. In a world where real bees ar... read more

Life is “super-cherries” for 9-year-old Peony who lives with her sister and grandfather on a fruit farm outside the city. In a world where climate change has made real bees extinct, the quickest and bravest kids climb the fruit trees and pollinate the flowers by hand. Peony loves ... read more

How to Bee
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Category:

 NZ Middle Fiction

Series:My New Zealand Story
Awards:Shortlisted for the 2018 NZ Children's Book Awards - Wright Family Foundation Esther Glen Award for Junior Fiction 

Like many 13-year-old girls, Sofia’s main worries are how to get some groovy go-go boots, and how not to die of embarrassment giving a speech at school! But when her older brother starts talking about protests and overstayers, and how Pacific Islanders ar... read more

“You're having an amazing family holiday, one where everyone is there and all 18 of you are squeezed into one house. All of sudden it's 4 o'clock in the morning and there's banging and yelling and screaming. The police are in the house pulling people out of bed... read more

Dawn Raid (My New Zealand Story)
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Category:

 NZ Middle Fiction

Reading Level:Children's - Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Awards:Winner of the NZ Post Children's Choice for Young Adult Fiction 2014.

The inspiring novel about real life princess and equestrienne Haya of Jordan.
 
Princess Haya loves her family more than anything--especially her mother who brings light and happiness into King Hussein's house. So when Queen Alia is killed in a t... read more

PUBLICATION NOVEMBER 2014

The Princess and the Foal (PB)
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Category:

 NZ Middle Fiction

Series:Kiwis at War

Four Christmases have passed since the world went to war in 1914. Struggling to survive in the trenches, close to enemy lines, amid the terror of gunfire and the whine of warplanes, Kiwi soldier Henry Hunt rescues a shaken little dog. He has no idea he'll s... read more

PUBLICATION MARCH 2018

1918: Broken Poppies (Kiwis at War #5)
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Category:

 NZ Middle Fiction

Reading Level:Children's - Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Awards:2016 Winner of the Hell Children's Choice Junior Fiction NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.

An epic, emotional story of two girls and their bond with beloved horses, the action sweeping between Italy during the Second World War and present day. When Lola's grandmother Loretta takes her to Siena, Italy, for the summer, Lola learns of her family's histor... read more

PUBLICATION JULY 2016

The Girl Who Rode the Wind (PB)
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Category:

 NZ Middle Fiction

Awards:Shortlisted for New Zealand Post Children's Book Award: Junior Fiction 2000.

Along a country road Kit runs to escape his loneliness. Then a great darkness- and the whole world has changed. An eerie new novel from David Hill

Time Out
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