Michael is on a mission. After a run-in with his sworn enemy, Angus, Michael's brilliant payback plan BACKFIRES. Now he's in the school production as a tree - his WORST NIGHTMARE! When Michael discovers a twisted KIDNAP PLOT, his troubles soon multiply. It's obv... read more

PUBLICATION OCTOBER 2017

How Not to Stop a Kidnap Plot
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Available Stock: 29

Category:

 Gift Books


Annual 2 contains all-new material for 9 to 13-year-olds. The result is a highly original, contemporary take on the much-loved annuals of the past – all in one beautiful package.  
Alongside familiar names publishing for children –  Gavin Mouldey, Sara... read more

Annual is back and stuffed to the gunwales with more excellent writing and illustration from across Aotearoa. There are craft projects (who hasn't wanted to make a balloon letterbox or knit their own digestive system?), a new boardgame, and a recipe for cosmic pancakes as well. Sarah Fo... read more

Annual 2
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Available Stock: 9

Category:

 NZ Middle Fiction

Reading Level:9+

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.
When a devastating earthquake hits Evie's hometown of Parnassus on New Zealand's South Island, she an... read more

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 (HB)
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Available Stock: 6

Category:

 NZ Middle Fiction

Reading Level:Children's - Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Awards:Shortlisted for New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults: Junior Fiction 2015.

Two girls divided by time, united by their love for some very special horses - an epic Caribbean adventure! On a remote tropical island, twelve year-old Beatriz is about to embark on an epic journey, through hurricanes and across the high seas and back to the tim... read more

PUBLICATION AUGUST 2015

The Island of Lost Horses (PB)
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A chance meeting with Theo and his dog Mac alerts Caitlin to a puppy farm operating in her community. Through her alter ego Viola Vincent, and with the help of reporter friend Megan, Caitlin embarks on a mission to expose the cruel trade and rescue Sissy, a b... read more

Viola Vincent Reporting... Underdog
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Available Stock: 6

Category:

 NZ Middle Fiction

Awards:Winner - NZ Post Book Awards Junior Fiction 2014. Finalist: New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2014

William and Melissa have been roped into helping their weird grandparents fix up their holiday home in the country. How will they cope with no electricity, no cellphone reception, and only each other for company?

Teaching notes available

Dunger
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Available Stock: 5

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 ... read more

PUBLICATION JULY 2016

The Girl Who Rode the Wind (PB)
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Category:

 NZ Middle Fiction

A beautifully produced, small-format jacketed hardback with simple illustrations that are whimsical yet humorous. A book is to read. A book belongs in a library, on a bookshelf, in a bookshop, in your house. A story belongs wherever a story belongs. If it's Sunday and rainin... read more

PUBLICATION NOVEMBER 2013

A Book is a Book
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Available Stock: 5

Category:

 NZ Middle Fiction

Awards:Best First Book Award Shortlisted for Esther Glen Award Junior Fiction - NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2017

Making people laugh is what Summer does best. It’s how she fits in. And is it any wonder with a family like hers? Top of the list of crazies is Pop, her stingy grandfather, who whips up possum stews and turns chicken scraps into the worst school ... read more

The Discombobulated Life of Summer Rain
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Available Stock: 2

Category:

 NZ Middle Fiction

Cecilia Undergarment likes a challenge. So when she discovers a sad and neglected dog, she is determined to rescue him. But her daring dog rescue lands her lost and alone in the dark forest of Northwood. A forest where ferocious black lions roam. A forest where those who enter neve... read more

Northwood
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Available Stock: 2

Category:

 NZ Middle Fiction

Reading Level:Children's - Grade 4-6, Age 9-11

A frozen palace and a sparkling secret - an epic Russian adventure awaits! Anna Orlov might be the luckiest girl in the world. She is the daughter of a Russian Count and lives in a beautiful snowbound palace that is home to a menagerie of wonderful animals: tigers, wolfh... read more

PUBLICATION MAY 2017

The Diamond Horse (PB)
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Available Stock: 3

Category:

 NZ Middle Fiction

Series:Lily Max

Young fashionista Lily Max reunites with her long-lost BFF Greer at a beautiful surf beach, where the movie 'Wave' is being filmed. A perfect summer together stretches out before them ... until local surfer-boy Ryder becomes an unwanted third wheel.

Whe... read more

Sun, Surf, Action (Lily Max #3)
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Available Stock: 3