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 NZ Non Fiction

Awards:Finalist in the 2018 NZ Children's Book Awards for the Elsie Locke Award for Non-Fiction NZ Listener 50 Best Books for Kids 2017 The Sapling Best Books List 2017

Over a thousand years ago, the wind, sea currents and stars brought people to the islands that became known as Aotearoa, the land of the long white cloud. Navigate your way through this sumptuously illustrated story of New Zealand. Explore the defining moments of ... read more

Gavin Bishop does it again in this absolutely beautiful book. It's packed full of facts on everything from Gondwanaland, the arrival of both Maori and Pakeha, employment, housing and education in the years between WWI and WWII, and ends with a history of Maori pro... read more

Aotearoa: The New Zealand Story
$40.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 20

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 NZ Picture Books

Awards:Finalist in the 2018 NZ Children's Book Awards for the Elsie Locke Award for Non-Fiction and the Russell Clark Award for Illustration

The little plane has been flying across the sea for eight hours. Huge black clouds surround it. Rain pours in. Wind slams. The aircraft is tossed around like a leaf. The pilot stares into the darkness. How much fuel is left? Is she flying... read more

In 1934 Jean Batten set a world record for the fastest flight from England to Australia. Two years later, this brave, trail-blazing and glamorous aviator, known as the “Greta Garbo of the skies”, made the first solo flight from England to... read more

Sky High: Jean Batten's Incredible Flying Adventures
$25.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 8

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 NZ Non Fiction

Reading Level:10+
Awards:Finalist in the 2018 NZ Children's Book Awards for the Elsie Locke Award for Non-Fiction

Explore! Aotearoa features the thrilling true stories of New Zealand explorers Kupe, Thomas Brunner, Freda du Faur, Kieran McKay, and Kelly Tarlton. Follow these adventure pioneers on a journey across the oceans, over the land, up the mountains, beneath the earth, and under the ocean.

Explore! Aotearoa
$30.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 7

Category:

 NZ Non Fiction

Awards:Finalist for the Non-fiction Elsie Locke Award of the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults 2018.

The story of the 19th century New Zealand Wars, a part of New Zealand's history that many people wish they knew more about.
The book describes how the wars came about, where and when they were fought, who was involved, and how they affected women and children. It e... read more

We know more about wars fought in Europe than the 19th century battles that occurred in our own country and this enlightening new book helps to rectify that. Werry’s absorbing text describes how the New Zealand wars began, where and when they were fought, who was involv... read more

The New Zealand Wars
$25.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 5

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 NZ Non Fiction

Awards:Finalist for the 2018 NZ Children's Book Awards - the Russell Clark Award for Illustration

More than 300 years ago, a young Dutch sailor named Abel Tasman stood on the prow of a ship he and his crew had sailed across wild, uncharted waters. In the distance, through a shroud of mist, the rugged outline of steep hills rose from the ocean waves.... read more

PUBLICATION NOVEMBER 2017

Abel Tasman: Mapping the Southern Lands
$28.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 5

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 NZ Non Fiction

Awards:Finalist: New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2014 Finalist: LIANZA Elsie Locke Non Fiction Award 2014 Winner of a 2014 Storylines Notable Book Award

This book exposes the rich history behind Anzac Day, seeking to answer the many questions children often ask their parents and teachers around the 25th of April every year. It covers all aspects of Anzac Day, from the Gallipoli Campa... read more

Anzac Day: The New Zealand Story: What It Is and Why It Matters
$25.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 4

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 DVDs

If you haven’t already heard of Sheila Natusch, prepare to be inspired. The story of this writer, illustrator, natural historian and outdoors adventurer is a beautiful journey through a unique life, made with love by her cousin and long-time Kiwi film... read more

No Ordinary Sheila DVD
$25.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 3

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 NZ Non Fiction

Awards:Shortlisted for Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Environment Category 2007.

Award-winning international wildlife photographer Tui de Roy spent much of her life living on and photographing the Galapagos Islands before setting up her base in New Zealand. From here, she travels the world capturing breathtaking images of special natu... read more

New Zealand: A Natural World Revealed
$25.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 3

Thousands of Earthquakes occur in New Zealand every year, some so small we don't feel them. Others such as the recent quakes in Christchurch and Kaikoura cause significant damage. This book explains what causes earthquakes and why New Zealand has so many, what ty... read more

Earthquakes! Shaking New Zealand
$25.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 1

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 NZ Non Fiction

Awards:Finalist in the 2018 NZ Children's Book Awards for the Elsie Locke Award for Non-Fiction

Great white sharks are one of the world's most impressive and familiar predators - but until recently we knew surprisingly little about them. This book changes all that, opening a window into the amazing world of New Zealan... read more

Sharks. You think you know them, but not like this. Great Whites have always been a mystery: where do they breed? How many are there? How far do they travel? Scientific groups such as The Great White Shark Project Team have... read more

New Zealand's Great White Sharks: How Science is Revealing Their Secrets
$30.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 2

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 DVDs

The film that moved a nation.
It's 1971. Never before and never since have hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders queued to see a film about their country and its people, the way they used to queue for rugby tests and royal visits. Unique in the history of New Zealand film,... read more

This is New Zealand DVD
$25.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 3

Category:

 NZ Non Fiction

Series:Explore & Discover

Under the Ocean introduces young children to the creatures that live in the seas around New Zealand. The book describes different habitats: underwater reefs, the sea floor, the open ocean and the deep ocean. Animals featured in the fact... read more

PUBLICATION OCTOBER 2014

Under the Ocean: Explore & Discover New Zealand's Sea Life (HB)
$20.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 2