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In the third in as many years of his biographical titles for children, in Sky High Jean Batten’s Incredible Flying Adventures, well-known New Zealand Author, David Hill, has taken on the task of bringing our ‘Hine-o-te-Rangi’ or ‘Daughter of the Skies’, Jean Batten, to life. Following the format of Hill and Morris’ previous two titles–… Read More

Bobo the chimp is back in this adorable picture book for every little monkey that doesn't want to go to bed yet. The sun is still up but little Bobo wants to play with his jungle friends. Sneaking out of his treetop house, Bobo goes out to play, but soon finds himself lost in the dark… Read More

The Secret of Black Rock is a modern environmental fable, written and illustrated by Joe Todd-Stanton. Erin lives with her fisherwomen mother in a fishing town. She’s taught by the adults she can’t go out to sea as it’s too dangerous because of the Black Rock, where terrible things are said to happen. But plucky… Read More

Doug Wilson has written the Tom Hassler series of children’s books, and now he turns his attention to a survival tale set in New Zealand. Twelve-year-old Rachel and her ten-year-old brother Sam are home alone with their dog Choky when Central North Island is shaken by a series of earthquakes.  Mount Ruapehu erupts, and then… Read More

Pat Chapman published The Best Dad in the World in 2016, a number 1 bestseller, and ‘Tis the Month Before Christmas: the True Story of Santa in 2015. She is the author of several non-fiction books, including the best-selling Dunmore Book of New Zealand Records, and Strange Facts and True About New Zealand, as well as… Read More

This delightful picture book asks the question, ‘What makes mums so special?’ And it turns out that there are many, everyday things that make mothers special, and I’m sure families will respond well to the story and charming illustrations that depict a variety of family situations that are relatable and gently humorous. One of my… Read More

Lucy Dillon’s uplifting and satisfying new comfort read, about family and love, offers a satisfying literary escape that will tug at your heartstrings. Chock-full of thought-provoking themes that include parenting, marriage, honesty and choices, All I Ever Wanted tackles both emotional issues and family dynamics in an easy, well-paced story, complete with a loveable pair… Read More

Discover our beautiful country with this fun lift-the-flap treasure hunt, celebrating Aotearoa. Girl and Bird head off on an adventure around New Zealand and need help to follow the clues to find out where they will be heading next. From city to shore, north to south and east to west, there'll be some familiar places… Read More

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