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1914: Riding into War
 

1914: Riding into War (Paperback)

By Brocker, Susan

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Billy, a 17-year-old shepherd working on a farm in the Manawatu, lies about his age and enlists in the army, and after training is sent to Gallipoli.

ISBN 9781775432067
Published 1 August 2014 by Scholastic
Interest Age 4-12 years
Series Kiwis at War
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A Winter's Day in 1939
 

A Winter's Day in 1939 (Paperback)

By Szymanik, Melinda

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Taken from his home in Poland and forced to leave his country, 12-year-old Adam and his family are transported to work in a labour camp in Russia. Ill-fed and poorly treated, Adam doubts they will ever make it out alive. Even if they do get away, they might freeze to death or sta ...

ISBN 9781775430308
Published 1 March 2013 by Scholastic
Interest Age 10-14 years
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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (Paperback)

By Boyne, John

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Nine-years-old Bruno has a lot of things on his mind. Who is the Fury? Why did he make them leave their nice home in Berlin to go to 'Out-With'? And who are all the sad people in striped pyjamas on the other side of the fence? The grown-ups won't explain so Bruno decides there is ...

ISBN 9780099572862
Published 1 August 2012 by Vintage
Interest Age 12-15 years
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Mulan: A Story in Chinese and English

Mulan: A Story in Chinese and English (Hardback)

By Jian, Li; Wert, Yijin

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There was once an extraordinary girl who was as beautiful as she was brave. She knew how to read and write and sew. She loved to ride horses and shoot her bow and arrows. But it was the love for her family and her father that made her into a great soldier. --Page 4 of cover.

ISBN 9781602209862
Published 1 May 2014 by BetterLink Press Incorporated
Interest Age 4-12 years
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Convict Girl

Convict Girl (Paperback)

By Michaels, Chrissie

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Almost one year ago I arrived in this colony on board an English transport. I am to leave on board a French Discovery ship ...In the Geographe's Great Cabin glass-cased insects and plant specimens cluttered every nook and cranny. At the long oak table the Commander sat writing in ...

ISBN 9781743620151
Published 1 June 2014 by SCHOLASTIC AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
Interest Age 4-12 years
Series My Australian Story
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The Cay

The Cay (Paperback, New edition)

By Taylor, Theodore; Illustrated by McKendry, Kenny

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Timothy's story takes the reader back to 1884 and the Afro-Caribbean community of his childhood, and traces his life from his first trip as a cabin boy to his signing up for the ill-fated boat on which he was to meet Philip.

ISBN 9780140366204
Published 1 February 1995 by Penguin
Interest Age 9-14 years
Series Puffin Modern Classics
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Brave Company
 

Brave Company (Paperback)

By Hill, David

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Boy Seaman Russell Purchas is stationed on HMNZS Taupo. It's 1952, and the frigate has just entered hostile waters off the coast of Korea. Russell is determined to prove he is a hero, to shake off the shadow of his spineless uncle who died in the Second World War. Russell doesn't ...

ISBN 9780143307570
Published 21 August 2013 by Penguin
Interest Age 12-16 years
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The Case of the Bogus Detective

The Case of the Bogus Detective (Hardback)

By Lawrence, Caroline

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When P.K's father, Robert Pinkerton suddenly appears in Virginia City, her life turns upside down. Suddenly she's having to learn how to be a 'girly-girl' in a cunning plot to outwit silver thieves. But it seems the thieves are one step ahead of them! Has PK finally met her match ...

ISBN 9781444001723
Published 26 August 2014 by Orion Publishing
Interest Age 4-12 years
Series The P. K. Pinkerton Mysteries
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The Prison-Ship Adventure of James Forten, Revolutionary War Captive

The Prison-Ship Adventure of James Forten, Revolutionary War Captive (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Figley, Marthy Rhodes; Illustrated by Hammond, Ted; Carbajal, Richard Pimentel; Adapted by Tourville, Amanda Doering

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Fifteen-year-old James Forten is proud to be fighting to free the American colonies from British rule. Hes also proud to be a free African American. In 1781, near the wars end, the British capture the American ship on which hes serving. White prisoners are often exchanged between ...

ISBN 9780761370758
Published 1 October 2010 by Graphic Universe
Interest Age 4-12 years
Series History's Kid Heroes (Quality Paper)
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Stories of World War One

Stories of World War One (Paperback, Unabridged)

By Bradman, Tony

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A must-have anthology featuring stories by award-winning, bestselling authors, to commemorate the centenary of World War One.

ISBN 9781408330357
Published 8 April 2014 by Hachette Children's Books
Interest Age 4-12 years
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