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A junior fiction title in the established My Story series. In the 1970s the NZ government established a fund to allow the establishment of ohu, a commune-based farming co-operative. Starshine (previously known as Estelle) is... read more

Aquarius, My Ohu Year: The Diary of Starshine Penney, 1975 (My New Zealand Story)
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 NZ Middle Fiction

Series:My New Zealand Story
Awards:Esther Glen Award Junior Fiction - NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2017

Erica Tito had the perfect summer holiday planned. Then her father decided the whole family would pack up and join the protesters at Bastion Point in Auckland. No way! Instead of spending dreamy summer days training Silver, her horse... read more

PUBLICATION FEBRUARY 2017

Bastion Point: 507 Days on Takaparawha (My New Zealand Story)
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 NZ Middle Fiction

Series:My New Zealand Story

Amy's father has fallen into the clutches of the 'demon drink' and, once a skilled jeweller, he is now an odd-job man who goes missing for days when he's 'on the booze'. The family is barely managing with mother's hard work... read more

Be Counted: The Diary of Amy Phelps, Dunedin 1893 (My New Zealand Story)
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 NZ Middle Fiction

Series:My New Zealand Story

Anyone would think Maddy's world had crumbled when she didn't get a cell phone for her eleventh birthday. But Maddy soon has far more important things to worry about. In the dark of night, with a terrifying rumble and a deafening roar, the wo... read more

PUBLICATION MARCH 2014

Canterbury Quake: Christchurch, 2010-11 (My New Zealand Story)
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 NZ Middle Fiction

Series:My New Zealand Story

Samuel, the keeper of this diary, is 13 when he signs on as a cabin boy aboard a vessel bound for Sydney. The barque Dundonald founders and sinks off Disappointment Island (part of the Auckland Islands group) in the ocean south of New Zealand o... read more

Castaway: Disappointment Island, 1907 (My New Zealand Story)
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 NZ Middle Fiction

Series:My New Zealand Story
Awards:Shortlisted for New Zealand Post Children's Book Award: Junior Fiction 2006.

A look at one of New Zealand's many cultures. In Auckland, in 1942 there was an area of the city known as Little Chinatown. Here the descendants of the Chinese miners and market gardeners gathered together to maintain their cu... read more

Chinatown Girl: The Diary of Silvey Chan, Auckland, 1942 (My New Zealand Story)
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 NZ Middle Fiction

Series:My New Zealand Story

Fictionalised diary of Mike Lucas whose parents are involved in Team New Zealand’s 1995 America’s Cup challenge in San Diego, where Peter Blake’s Black Magic boat wins the cup. Mike is sent to live with his grandpa... read more

PUBLICATION JUNE 2013

Cup Magic: Auckland/San Diego 1995 (My New Zealand Story)
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 NZ Middle Fiction

Series:My New Zealand Story

March 2013 marks the 25th anniversary of Cyclone Bola was one of the costliest cyclones in the history of New Zealand. When Amy’s parents decide to go and sail a yacht back to New Zealand from Vanuatu, Amy is sent to stay with her great uncle and ... read more

PUBLICATION MARCH 2013

Cyclone Bola: Gisborne, 1988 (My New Zealand Story)
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 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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 NZ Middle Fiction

Series:My New Zealand Story
Reading Level:10+
Awards:Janine McVeagh is no stranger to the diary format; she also wrote Be Counted for the My Story series, which dealt with women’s suffrage at the time New Zealand became the first country in the world to allow women to vote.

A story of daily life in the Depression years, culminating in the Napier earthquake. Napier in the 1930s was a time of going without. The story starts on the 25th of June, 1930 – a sad day in the Bourke household – the f... read more

Earthquake! Diary of Katie Bourke, Napier 1930-31 (My New Zealand Story)
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Young adult reading. In the 1880s German Lutheran immigrants established a settlement at Sarau, near Nelson. The area has since been renamed Upper Moutere. The author, Leone Morris, discovered diaries written by he... read more

Escape from Sarau: The Diary of Emilie Titter, Nelson District 1882 (My New Zealand Story)
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In the late nineteenth century, James Collier and his artist father travel to the famous Pink and White Terraces in New Zealand's volcanic lakes region. While his father paints, James explores the village of Te Wairoa and m... read more

Fire in the Sky: The Diary of James Collier, Tarawera, 1886 (My New Zealand Story)
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