• 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
  • Aspiring
    Sixteen-year-old Ricky has a part time job in a cafe in a South Island town being transformed by tourism. Over several months, as Ricky bicycles through the town and his daily round, we bear witness to his friendships, the trial and hilarity of school, his stirrings for prickly Keri, the mystery of Mr Le Clair and his Cadillac, and the truth of his small family's sadness. Aspiring is a wonderfully surprising YA novel from one of New Zealand's most significant writers. Damien Wilkins's comically poignant narrative showcases his considerable gifts for character and dialogue, and his wry take on human drives and frailties; for the first time, though, his focus is on a Kiwi boy in the full internal riot and uncertainty of adolescence.

    ISBN: 9780995122949
    Price: $22.00
    Author: Wilkins, Damien
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
  • Barnabus Project
    Barnabus Project
    Deep underground beneath Perfect Pets, where children can buy genetically engineered "perfect" creatures, there is a secret lab. Barnabus and his friends live in this lab, but none of them is perfect. They are all Failed Projects.

    Barnabus has never been outside his tiny bell jar, yet he dreams of one day seeing the world above ground that his pal Pip the cockroach has told him about: a world with green hills and trees, and buildings that reach all the way to the sky, lit with their own stars. But Barnabus may have to reach the outside world sooner than he thought, because the Green Rubber Suits are about to recycle all Failed Projects...and Barnabus doesnt want to be made into a fluffier pet with bigger eyes. He just wants to be himself. So he decides its time for he and the others to escape. With his little trunk and a lot of cooperation and courage, Barnabus sets out to find freedom - and a place where he and his friends can finally be accepted for who they are.

    This suspenseful, poignant and magical story about following your dreams and finding where you truly belong will draw readers into a surreal, lushly detailed world in which perfection really means being true to yourself and your friends.

    ISBN: 9780711249448
    Publication date: 06/10/2020
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Fan Brothers
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $32.99
  • Book of Not Entirely Useful Advice
    Book of Not Entirely Useful Advice
    A riotous celebration of words and a modern take on cautionary tales - featuring advice on parrots, gravy, mathematics, castles (bouncy), spiders, vegetables (various), breakfast, cakes, and removing ducks from soup.

    Advice comes in many shapes.
    Poems come in many shapes.
    And so, it follows, poems of advice come in many shapes too.
    Sometimes they look you in the eye and say, 'Do this! Don't do that!'
    Sometimes they sidle up beside you and whisper, 'Have you ever thought about ... ?'

    Not everything in this book is necessarily good advice, and not all of it is sensible advice. (But if you take the bad or un-sensible advice and don't follow it, then it may become useful advice in its own way.)

    Filled with colour illustrations and packed with silly rhymes, witty wordplay and thought-provoking story poems, this collection will delight children of all ages.

    ISBN: 9781526618016
    Publication date: 03/09/2020
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Harrold, A.F.
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $32.99
  • Bugs in Danger
    Bugs in Danger
    By now you've probably heard that bees are disappearing--but they aren't the only species at risk. Populations of fireflies, butterflies, and ladybugs have all been declining in recent years, too. This middle grade nonfiction explains the growth, spread, and recent declines of each of these four types of insects. Exploring human causes, like the Baltimore electric company that collected fireflies to attempt to harness their phosphorescent lighting source, to natural occurrences, like the mysterious colony collapse disorder that plagues bee populations, master nonfiction storyteller Mark Kurlansky shows just how much bugs matter to our world.

    ISBN: 9781547600854
    Publication date: 12/11/2019
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Kurlansky, Mark
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $32.99
  • Charlie Tangaroa and the Creature from the Sea
    Charlie Tangaroa and the Creature from the Sea
    On a beach clean-up, thirteen-year-old one-legged Charlie and his half-brother, Robbie, find a ponaturi - a mermaid - washed up on a beach. An ancient grudge between the Maori gods Tane and Tangaroa has flared up because a port being built in the bay is degrading the ocean and creatures are fleeing the sea. This has reignited anger between the gods, which breaks out in storms, earthquakes and huge seas. The human world and realm of the gods are thrown into chaos. The ponaturi believes Charlie is the only one who can stop the destruction because his stump is a sign that he straddles both worlds. So begins Charlie's journey to find a way to reunite the gods, realise the power in the ancient songs his grandfather taught him, and discover why he was the one for the task.

    ISBN: 9781775503972
    Publication date: 29/09/2020
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Roxborogh, T K
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Cinderella Is Dead
    Cinderella Is Dead
    It's 200 years since Cinderella found her prince, but the fairytale is over.

    Sophia knows the story though, off by heart. Because every girl has to recite it daily, from when she's tiny until the night she's sent to the royal ball for choosing. And every girl knows that she has only one chance. For the lives of those not chosen by a man at the ball ... are forfeit.

    But Sophia doesn't want to be chosen - she's in love with her best friend, Erin, and hates the idea of being traded like cattle. And when Sophia's night at the ball goes horribly wrong, she must run for her life. Alone and terrified, she finds herself hiding in Cinderella's tomb. And there she meets someone who will show her that she has the power to remake her world ...

    An electrifying twist on the classic fairytale that will inspire girls to break out of limiting stereotypes and follow their dreams!

    ISBN: 9781526621979
    Publication date: 06/08/2020
    Price: $17.99
    Author: Bayron, Kalynn
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $17.99
  • Dog
    Once we were strangers,
    legs bent the wrong way,
    rough voices falling to the wind ...
    But in our hearts we wanted more than this. In our hearts, we knew there was more.

    ISBN: 9781760526139
    Publication date: 03/11/2020
    Price: $22.99
    Author: Tan, Shaun
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $22.99
  • Earth Heroes Twenty Inspiring Stories of People Saving Our World
    Earth Heroes Twenty Inspiring Stories of People Saving Our World
    When faced with climate change, the biggest threat that our planet has ever confronted, it's easy to feel as if nothing you do can really make a difference . . . but this book proves that individual people can change the world. With twenty inspirational stories celebrating the pioneering work of a selection of Earth Heroes from all around the globe, from Greta Thunberg and David Attenborough to Yin Yuzhen and Isatou Ceesay, each tale is a beacon of hope in the fight for the future of our planet, proving that one person, no matter how small, can make a difference.

    Featuring Amelia Telford, Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski, Bittu Sahgal, Chewang Norphel, David Attenborough, Doug Smith, Ellen MacArthur, Greta Thunberg, Isabel Soares, Isatou Ceesay, Marina Silva, Melati and Isabel Wijsen, Mohammed Rezwan, Renee King-Sonnen, Rok Rozman, Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Stella McCartney, William Kamkwamba, Yin Yuzhen and Yvon Chouinard.

    Featuring illustrations by Jackie Lay.

    ISBN: 9781788008525
    Publication date: 03/10/2019
    Price: $22.99
    Author: Dyu, Lily
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $22.99
  • Egg and Spoon An Illustrated Cookbook 2020
    Egg and Spoon An Illustrated Cookbook 2020
    A beautiful illustrated cookbook for children--and their families--that celebrates imagination and pleasure in cooking

    A fun and modern cookbook for families packed with recipes for meals, snacks, treats, and a whole lot of humour.

    Alexandra Tylee's lively inner ten-year-old knows exactly what food appeals to children and how to talk to kids about food. She trusts them to choose flavours and handle equipment in this joyful book that will set them on a lifetime love of healthy cooking and eating.

    Giselle Clarkson's illustrations are salivatingly delicious and subversively playful.

    ISBN: 9781776572984
    Publication date: 07/10/2020
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Tylee, Alexandra
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $39.99
  • Forever Horse
    Forever Horse
    An enchanting and inspiring stand-alone novel from the author of The Princess and the Foal.

    Maisie has always loved horses. She is also a talented artist. When the opportunity arises for her to study in Paris, her two worlds collide. There, in the heart of the city, Maisie finds the childhood diary of famous horse artist, Rose Bonifait, and meets the beautiful black stallion, Claude.

    As the two girls' stories emerge, tragedies unfold - both past and present - and Maisie realises that she can't begin to imagine life without her forever horse...

    ISBN: 9780008332358
    Publication date: 01/10/2020
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Gregg, Stacy
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $25.00
  • From Stella Street to Amsterdam
    From Stella Street to Amsterdam
    When Henni's stubborn old neighbour Willa insists on returning to her childhood home in the Netherlands for a wedding, Henni leaps at the chance to be her travelling companion. 'Lucky duck! Fantastic opportunity!' That's what everyone in Stella Street said. 'Oh boy, chance of a lifetime.'

    But during the long flight to Amsterdam, Willa reveals to Henni the real reason for her journey: a terrible family secret stretching back to the Second World War. As Henni makes friends with more and more of Willa's relatives, she must decide if they should know the truth. And is that the only mystery?

    A triumphant return to the wonderful, warm and witty world of Stella Street by the much-loved author Elizabeth Honey.

    ISBN: 9781865084541
    Publication date: 01/09/2020
    Price: $18.99
    Author: Honey, Elizabeth
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $18.99
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