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12 Huia Birds
12 Huia Birds
12 beautiful huia birds play and sing in the forest. But is that a canoe arriving? A rat sniffling? A ship on the horizon? One by one, the huia start to disappear - what will remain? 12 Huia Birds is a captivating and uplifting celebration of one of our loveliest birds by an exciting author-illustrator team. Through gentle rhyme and colourful imagery it subtly conveys an environmental message - and includes links to a 12 Huia Birds app, educational resources and games.

Title: 12 Huia Birds
Author: STOKOE JULIAN
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 15/09/2016
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Oratia
Publisher: Oratia Media
ISBN: 9780947506124
Available stock: 1
Price: $25.00
Anei Ke (with CD)
Anei Ke (with CD)
This children's picture book is in te reo Maori. It includes a song CD. No prior knowledge of te reo Maori is required by the children or adults using the book. The story/song is about weather and clothing - i.e. "The sun is shining. Where is my hat? The rain is falling. Where are my gumboots?" By putting on the song CD and opening the book, the reader can join in with the song and follow the actions and sounds as they enjoy the book. The back of the book contains a pictorial glossary, English words for the song, guitar chords and a list of extension ideas for parents and teachers. The book is Book 3 in a series.

Title: Anei Ke (with CD)
Author: HOLT SHARON
Series: Te Reo Singalong
Format: Picture Flat
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 31/08/2012
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
Publisher: The Writing Bug Ltd
ISBN: 9780473221744
Available stock: 1
Price: $25.00
Anzac Day The NZ Story
Anzac Day The NZ Story
Aimed at 8 - 12 year olds but useful for the whole family, this fascinating new book exposes the rich history behind Anzac Day in an engaging and informative style, 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 Campaign and the Great War, right through to the format of the commemorative services held annually throughout the country. The author identifies important memorials around New Zealand, examines the national anthem, the tradition of Anzac biscuits and the Last Post, Reveille music, plus much more. She also offers websites and projects for further study. The thoroughly researched information is presented alongside numerous images, both historic and contemporary, giving children a very clear view of the significance and background to Anzac Day.

Title: Anzac Day The NZ Story
Author: WERRY PHILIPPA
Format: Picture Flat
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/03/2013
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: New Holland
Publisher: New Holland Publishers (NZ) Lt
ISBN: 9781869663803
Available stock: 2
Price: $25.00
Aotearoa
Aotearoa
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 our history, captured by celebrated children's book creator Gavin Bishop, from the Big Bang right through to what might happen tomorrow. Discover Maori legends, layers of meaning and lesser-known facts. A truly special book, Aotearoa- The New Zealand Story deserves a space on every bookshelf, to be taken off and pored over, thumbed and treasured, time and again.

Title: Aotearoa
Author: BISHOP GAVIN
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 02/10/2017
Price: $40.00
RRP: $40.00
Imprint: Puffin Books
Publisher: Penguin Group (NZ)
ISBN: 9780143770350
Available stock: 2
Price: $40.00
Be Careful Where You sit
Be Careful Where You sit
Title: Be Careful Where You sit
Author: COLPHIN NGAIRE
Format: Picture Flat
Publishing status: Active
Price: $20.00
RRP: $20.00
Imprint: Dolphin
ISBN: 9780473373665
Available stock: 1
Price: $20.00
Best Mates
Best Mates
The three young soldiers in the story are best friends from school, and they leave New Zealand together to go and fight at Gallipoli. Landing first in Egypt, they travel by ship to Anzac Cove and dig into trenches to fight the Turkish troops holding the peninsula. Conditions are tough and Joe gets sick, but his mates help him off on the hospital ship. Then Harry is fatally wounded and his burial has to take place on the cliff-top, away from the snipers. The three friends are reunited many years later, when two men fly to Gallipoli and lay poppies on Harry's grave. Taking her inspiration from Anzac Day, the New Zealand story Philippa Werry captures the essence of the Anzac spirit with her moving tale about mateship. The illustrated factual text on pages 30-31 spread provides extra information about the events pictured in the story.

Title: Best Mates
Author: WERRY PHILIPPA
Format: Picture Flat
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/04/2014
Price: $20.00
RRP: $20.00
Imprint: New Holland
Publisher: New Holland Publishers (NZ) Lt
ISBN: 9781869664114
Available stock: 1
Price: $20.00
Bomb
Bomb
In this story about being true to oneself, a boy searches for the secret to doing the perfect bomb into the water. With training from Nan, an expert and former champion, and by listening to his own voice, he finds his unique style and pulls off a wonderful, acrobatic, truly awe-inspiring bomb.

Title: Bomb
Author: COTTER SACHA
Format: Picture Flat
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 17/09/2018
Price: $22.50
RRP: $22.50
Imprint: Huia
Publisher: Huia Publishers
ISBN: 9781775503507
Available stock: 1
Price: $22.50
Classic Rhymes for Kiwi Kids
Classic Rhymes for Kiwi Kids
Title: Classic Rhymes for Kiwi Kids
Author: MILLETT PETER
Format: Picture Flat
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 09/11/2017
Price: $20.00
RRP: $20.00
Imprint: David Bateman
Publisher: David Bateman Ltd
ISBN: 9781869539757
Available stock: 1
Price: $20.00
Coo Coo Kereru
Coo Coo Kereru
Title: Coo Coo Kereru
Author: FITZGIBBON TERRY
Format: Picture Flat
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/01/2019
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: New Holland
Publisher: New Holland Publishers (NZ) Lt
ISBN: 9781869665173
Available stock: 3
Price: $25.00
Cooks Cook
Cooks Cook
Cook's Cook follows the 1768 journey of James Cook's H.M.S. Endeavour with his ship's cook, the one-handed John Thompson, as story teller.
Through real recipes, events on board and the places the ship travelled on its way to the Pacific, the book tells multiple stories.
Here are stories of social class, hierarchy and race; stories of explorers and the people of the land; the story of one of the world's most famous explorers told through a fresh new lens.
And of course, it's a book about food: from Pease Pudding to Goose Pie and Shark Steaks, here's how a resourceful cook fed a shipful of hungry sailors on their extraordinary adventure.
This beautiful book is full of information drawn from extensive research alongside evocative illustrations, released in time for the 250th anniversary of the Endeavour's journey.

Title: Cooks Cook
Author: BISHOP GAVIN
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 21/07/2018
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Gecko
Publisher: Gecko Press
ISBN: 9781776572045
Available stock: 8
Price: $30.00
Counting The Stars
Counting The Stars
A sequel to Taming the Sun and Riding the Waves, Gavin Bishop's latest stunning book contains four more Maori myths, including two well-known legends (Ranginui and Papatuanuku and Hinemoa and Tutanekai) and two less well-known legends (The battle of the birds and Kae and the whale). Aimed at children 3-10 years, these myths are simply written and yet powerful. They're exciting and scary but each story is nicely resolved. Gavin allows the essence of the original myths to remain while also re-telling them for a new generation of children.The illustrations are stunning - the different colour palette for each story and the strong mix of techniques create bold and beautiful images. Counting the Stars is a collection that continues to take traditional myths to a new level. Created by one of New Zealand's most talented and passionate children's book writers and illustrators.

Title: Counting The Stars
Author: BISHOP, GAVIN
Format: Picture Flat
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 28/09/2012
Price: $20.00
RRP: $20.00
Imprint: Random House
Publisher: Random House New Zealand Ltd
ISBN: 9781775530176
Available stock: 2
Price: $20.00
E Hia Nga Moe (with CD)
E Hia Nga Moe (with CD)
This children's picture book is in te reo Maori. It includes a song CD. No prior knowledge of te reo Maori is required by the children or adults using the book. The story/song is a Christmas countdown which asks and answers every child's question "how many sleeps until Santa comes?" By putting on the song CD and opening the book, the reader can join in with the song and follow the actions and sounds as they enjoy the book. The back of the book contains a pictorial glossary, English words for the song, guitar chords and a list of extension ideas for parents and teachers. The book is Book 5 in a series.

Title: E Hia Nga Moe (with CD)
Author: HOLT SHARON
Series: Te Reo Singalong
Format: Picture Flat
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/11/2013
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
Publisher: The Writing Bug Ltd
ISBN: 9780473251185
Available stock: 1
Price: $25.00