• 10 Blind Dates
    10 Blind Dates
    Would you let your family play matchmaker to help you get over a broken heart?

    Ashley Elston's 10 Blind Dates is the perfect Christmas treat: delicious, warm, funny, escapist YA romance.

    Sophie wants one thing for Christmas - time with her boyfriend Griffin. So when her parents plan a trip to visit her sister over the holiday, Sophie begs to be left behind with her grandparents and her boisterous extended family. But she and Griffin break up and she's devastated.

    Sophie's grandmother, hating to see her so upset, devises a (not so) brilliant plan - to distract her from heartbreak. Over the next ten days, different family members will set Sophie up on ten different blind dates, which doesn't sound awkward at all . . .

    When Griffin turns up unexpectedly, it makes Sophie more confused than ever. Because maybe, just maybe, she's started to have feelings for someone else. Someone who is definitely not available.

    Film rights have been bought by Matt Kaplan and Ace Antertainment, the team behind hit Netflix YA movie Jenny Han's To All The Boys I've Loved Before. Everything Everything screenwriter J. Mills Goodloe is attached to adapt the screenplay.

    ISBN: 9781529032086
    Publication date: 24/09/2019
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Elston, Ashley
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • 100 Remarkable Feats of Xander Maze
    100 Remarkable Feats of Xander Maze
    Xander Maze is a list-maker. But can his list of 100 Remarkable Feats really save his nanna?

    Xander Maze loves lists, and his grandmother is #1 in his list of People I Love Most in the World. But now that Nanna has stage 4 cancer, can a new list of 100 Remarkable Feats really save her life?

    Particularly when his list contains difficult things like #2 Make a Friend and #3 Make a Best Friend.

    Funny, moving and with a protagonist you can't help but fall in love with, 100 Remarkable Feats of Xander Maze

    is

    #1 Heartbreaking

    #2 Heartwarming

    and a book about defying the odds, not accepting the unacceptable, and one boy's unconditional love for his nanna.

    ISBN: 9781460759455
    Publication date: 02/06/2021
    Price: $22.99
    Author: Comber, Clayton Zane
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.99
  • 19 Love Songs
    19 Love Songs
    A resentful member of a high school Quiz Bowl team with an unrequited crush.

    A Valentine's Day in the life of Every Day's protagonist 'A'.

    A return to the characters of Two Boys Kissing.

    19 Love Songs, from New York Times bestselling author David Levithan, delivers all of these stories and more. Born from Levithan's tradition of writing a story for his friends each Valentine's Day, this collection brings all of them to his readers for the first time. With fiction, nonfiction, and a story in verse, there's something for every reader here.

    Witty, romantic, and honest, teens (and adults) will come to this collection not only on Valentine's Day, but all year round.

    ISBN: 9781922268921
    Publication date: 04/02/2020
    Price: $24.00
    Author: Levithan, David
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
  • Acb With Honora Lee
    Acb With Honora Lee
    A moving, charming novel from much-loved, international-award-winning children's author Kate de Goldi, author of the 10pm question. Perry's mother and father are busy people a they're impatient, they're tired, they get cross easily. And they think that only children, like Perry, should be kept busy. On Saturday mornings Perry and her father visit her gran, Honora Lee, at her rest home, but Gran never remembers them. 'Who is that man?' Honora Lee asks when Perry's father leaves the room. Kate De Goldi's The ACB with Honora Lee unfolds with characteristic warmth, quirky, surprising humour and a rich cast of 'residents'. The story is a meditation on kindness and patience and acceptance; that of the very young and the very old. It's a story that will resonate with echoes of recollection for many - from Perry's endearing perspective on the adult world to the embracing kindness of those who care for the elderly. A many-layered and playful novel with a crossover audience, it will delight both the young and the not so young. Beautifully packaged and illustrated throughout with drawings by Greg O'Brien. Shortlisted for the NZ Post Children's Book Awards 2013 and the LIANZA Award 2013.

    ISBN: 9781869799915
    Publication date: 06/03/2015
    Price: $25.00
    Author: De Goldi, Kate
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Accomplice
    Accomplice
    Woody Lambert is in trouble. He comes from a broken family, suffers bad grades at school and his older brother, Tony, is on probation for a drug offence. When Woody inadvertently gets caught up with Tony and one of his friends, Garth, cruising around Strattenburg in a beaten-up Mustang drinking beer, one thing leads to another and Garth holds up a convenience store with a fake gun.



    Though he had no involvement in the crime other than being in Garth's car, Woody is arrested as an accomplice. He's going to need serious legal advice to avoid juvenile prison.



    Enter Theodore Boone: after all, Theo has already decided that he will become the best courtroom lawyer in the state. It's just that, at the age of thirteen, Theo is years from being a qualified lawyer - and Woody needs help right now . . .



    ***********************



    Further praise for the THEODORE BOONE series



    'If you aspire to turn your children into lawyers who will keep you in your old age, John Grisham's Theodore Boone, his first novel for young people, might be for you' - Sunday Times



    'For any young readers tired of wizards, vampires and Greek gods, there's now a new kid on the young fiction block, and this one really does have serious powers: Theodore Boone, half-boy, half-lawyer... fans will be pleased to know there will be more of Theo's adventures to come' - Sunday Express



    'Nobody does legal fiction better' - Daily Express



    'Gripping . . . I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good mystery. I think everyone will be enthralled by Theodore Boone' - Scholastic News

    ISBN: 9781529373974
    Publication date: 17/03/2020
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Grisham, John
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • Across the Risen Sea
    Across the Risen Sea
    'It's one of them days when everything is off. A hot sweaty night in Rusty Bus means we kids is all grouchy-tired. Me and my best friend, Jaguar, is trying to cool down by taking turns at dipping in the sea pool. Him standing on the sea wall made from car frames and rocks on lookout for crocs, me swimming, then we'll swap places. We's always doing things as a team, him and me. We's gonna be the best fisher people and the best salvagers on the whole of the inland sea one day.'

    Neoma and Jag and their small community are 'living gentle lives' on high ground surrounded by the risen sea that has caused widespread devastation. When strangers from the Valley of the Sun arrive unannounced, the friends find themselves drawn into a web of secrecy and lies that endangers the way of life of their entire community. Soon daring, loyal Neoma must set off on a solo mission across the risen sea, determined to rescue her best friend and find the truth that will save her village.

    Across the Risen Sea is another thrilling adventure for young readers from the bestselling author of How to Bee and The Dog Runner.

    ISBN: 9781760526054
    Publication date: 04/08/2020
    Price: $18.99
    Author: Macdibble, Bren
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $18.99
  • Afakasi Woman
    Afakasi Woman
    A collection of stories about the women of the Pacific, their struggles with family, love and the effects of climate change on their world. About the author: Lani Young is a Samoan/Maori author and columnist. In 2018, she was named the ACP Pacific Laureate, selected by the African, Caribbean, Pacific Group of States as they paid tribute to her creativity, courage and entrepreneurship'. The ACP acknowledged her fiction writing, utilizing of digital publishing to take Samoan stories to a global audience, and also her journalism.

    ISBN: 9780995106598
    Publication date: 14/11/2019
    Price: $29.00
    Author: Young, Lani Wendt
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
  • Alex in Wonderland
    Alex in Wonderland
    In the town of Newsands, painfully shy Alex is abandoned by his two best friends for the summer. But he unexpectedly lands a part-time job at Wonderland, a run-down amusement arcade on the seafront, where he gets to know the teenage misfits who work there. Alex starts to come out of his shell, and even starts to develop feelings for co-worker Ben who, as Alex's bad luck would have it, has a girlfriend. Then as debtors close in on Wonderland and mysterious, threatening notes start to appear, the teens take it on themselves to save their declining employer. But, like everything in Wonderland, nothing is quite what it seems...

    ISBN: 9781407194240
    Publication date: 06/06/2019
    Price: $18.99
    Author: Green, Simon James
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $18.99
  • Alex: the Quartet
    Alex: the Quartet
    A New Zealand Classic, that has be recognised internationally and loved by many generations.

    The classic New Zealand series is released in one edition that includes all four of the original Alex titles.

    Alex; Alex in Winter; Alessandra: Alex in Rome; Songs for Alex.

    Includes a foreword from Lani Wendt Young, an introduction from the author and a prologue to complete Alex’s story.

    ISBN: 9780995117440
    Publication date: 10/10/2019
    Edition: NE
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Duder, Tessa
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • All American Boys
    All American Boys
    A bag of chips. That's all sixteen-year-old Rashad is looking for. What he finds instead is a fist-happy cop, Paul, who mistakes Rashad for a shoplifter, mistakes Rashad's pleadings that he's stolen nothing for belligerence, mistakes Rashad's every flinch at every punch the cop throws as further resistance and refusal to STAY STILL as ordered. But how can you stay still when someone is pounding your face into the pavement?

    There were witnesses: Quinn - a varsity basketball player and Rashad's classmate who has been raised by Paul since his own father died in Afghanistan - and a video camera. Soon the beating is all over the news and Paul is getting threatened with accusations of prejudice and racial brutality. Quinn refuses to believe that the man who has basically been his saviour could possibly be guilty. But then Rashad is absent. And absent again. And again. And the basketball team - half of whom are Rashad's best friends - start to take sides. As does the school. And the town. Simmering tensions threaten to explode as Rashad and Quinn are forced to face decisions and consequences they had never considered before.

    ISBN: 9780571366750
    Publication date: 04/03/2021
    Price: $18.99
    Author: Reynolds, Jason
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $18.99
  • All Boys Aren't Blue
    All Boys Aren't Blue
    In a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson explores his childhood, adolescence, and college years in New Jersey and Virginia. From the memories of getting his teeth kicked out by bullies at age five, to going to flea markets with his loving grandmother, to his first sexual relationships, this young-adult memoir weaves together the trials and triumphs faced by Black queer boys.

    Both a primer for teens eager to be allies as well as a reassuring testimony for young queer men of color, All Boys Aren't Blue covers topics such as gender identity, toxic masculinity, brotherhood, family, structural marginalization, consent, and Black joy. Johnson's emotionally frank style of writing will appeal directly to young adults.

    ISBN: 9780374312718
    Publication date: 28/04/2020
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Johnson, George M.
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $32.99
  • All the Bad Apples
    All the Bad Apples
    The day after the funeral all our mourning clothes hung out on the line like sleeping bats. 'This will be really embarrassing,' I kept saying to my family, 'when she shows up at the door in a week or two.'

    When Deena's wild and mysterious sister Mandy disappears - presumed dead - her family are heartbroken. But Mandy has always been troubled. It's just another bad thing to happen to Deena's family. Only Deena refuses to believe it's true.

    And then the letters start arriving. Letters from Mandy, claiming that their family's blighted history is not just bad luck or bad decisions - but a curse, handed down through the generations. Mandy has gone in search of the curse's roots, and now Deena must find her. What they find will heal their family's rotten past - or rip it apart forever.

    ISBN: 9780241333969
    Publication date: 01/08/2019
    Price: $23.00
    Author: Fowley-Doyle, Moira
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
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