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The Cuckoo and the Warbler
 

The Cuckoo and the Warbler (Paperback)

By Warne, Kennedy; Hunt, Heather

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This exquisite children's book recounts one of the most remarkable natural history stories in New Zealand - the bond shared between the shining cuckoo (piIpiIwharauroa) and the grey warbler (riroriro). The grey warbler nest is the only one in which a cuckoo will lay its egg, and ...

ISBN 9780947503048
Published 19 September 2016 by Potton & Burton
Interest Age 4-12 years
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In the Sea There are Crocodiles

In the Sea There are Crocodiles (Paperback)

By Geda, Fabio; Translated by Curtis, Howard

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One night before putting him to bed, Enaiatollahs mother tells him three things: don't use drugs or weapons, don't cheat, don't steal. The next day he wakes up to find she isn't there. This book tells the story of ten-year-old Enaiatollah is left alone at the border of Pakistan t ...

ISBN 9781848531383
Published 1 October 2015 by Random House
Interest Age 12-19 years
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Ugly (Younger Readers)

Ugly (Younger Readers) (Paperback)

By Hoge, Robert

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A beaut story about one very ugly kid.

ISBN 9780733634338
Published 11 August 2015 by Hachette
Interest Age 4-12 years
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Razia's Ray of Hope: One Girl's Dream of an Education
 

Razia's Ray of Hope: One Girl's Dream of an Education (Paperback)

By Suneby, Elizabeth; Illustrated by Verelst, Suana

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Razia's Ray of Hope is the story of one girl's dream of getting an education and attending a new school in her village in Afghanistan. But her father and brother are against the idea. Can she persuade them that it is a good idea?

ISBN 9780750295789
Release Date 14 February 2017 by Hachette Children's Books
Interest Age 7-9 years
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Chinese Cinderella: The Secret Story of an Unwanted Daughter

Chinese Cinderella: The Secret Story of an Unwanted Daughter (Paperback, Abridged edition)

By Mah, Adeline Yen

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The story of a Chinese woman and how she suffered appalling emotional deprivation and rejection by her family as a child growing up in China and Hong Kong. She tells of the consequences in her adult life, above which she rose to make a happy marriage and become a successful docto ...

ISBN 9780141304878
Published 2 August 1999 by Penguin
Interest Age 9-11 years
Series Chinese Cinderella
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Hope in a Ballet Shoe: Orphaned by War, Saved by Ballet: An Extraordinary True Story
 

Hope in a Ballet Shoe: Orphaned by War, Saved by Ballet: An Extraordinary True Story (Paperback, Main)

By Deprince, Michaela; Deprince, Elaine

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Growing up in war-torn Sierra Leone, the author witnesses atrocities that no child ever should. Her father is killed by rebels and her mother dies of famine. Sent to an orphanage, she is mistreated and she sees the brutal murder of her favourite teacher. This book tells her story ...

ISBN 9780571314478
Published 29 July 2015 by Misc - United Book Distributor
Interest Age 12-19 years
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Piano Rock: A 1950s Childhood
 

Piano Rock: A 1950s Childhood (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Bishop, Gavin

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Award-winning story by Gavin Bishop of his 1950s childhood in small-town New Zealand. Gorgeous illustrations and retro design make this a precious gift book as well as a much-loved tale. This charming book is a memoir of Gavin Bishop's idyllic childhood days, growing up in Kingst ...

ISBN 9781775532576
Published 8 November 2012 by Random House
Interest Age 9-12 years
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The Peasant Prince

The Peasant Prince (Hardback)

By Cunxin, Li; Illustrated by Spudvilas, Anne

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This true story of a poor Chinese peasant boy who, plucked unsuspectingly at the age of ten from millions of others across the land to be trained as a ballet dancer, is a fairytale that has already captivated many children and young adults. Ages 5+.

ISBN 9780670070541
Published 29 October 2007 by Penguin
Interest Age 5-9 years
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Animals

Animals (Board Book)

Illustrated by Baggott, Stella

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Contains high-contrast black-and-white images that are easy for babies to focus on. This title features padded 'soft touch' hardback format, which is suitable for sharing or can be propped up for babies to see by themselves.

ISBN 9781409523932
Published 21 September 2010 by Usborne Publishing Ltd
Interest Age 0-5 years
Series Baby's Very First Black-and-White Books
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On Two Feet and Wings: One Boy's Amazing Story of Survival

On Two Feet and Wings: One Boy's Amazing Story of Survival (Paperback)

By Kazerooni, Abbas

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I was not aware that I was crying until I saw the tears hit my shoes. Even with all the lights at the airport, the night outside looked dark and the air seemed thick. I wiped my eyes and tried to figure out what I could do. I was alone in a foreign land at the age of nine, and I ...

ISBN 9781743311059
Published 1 August 2012 by Allen & Unwin
Interest Age 11-14 years
Series Abbas Kazerooni Memoirs
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