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              The Magnolia Sword: A Ballad of Mulan

              The Magnolia Sword: A Ballad of Mulan (Paperback)

              By Thomas, Sherry

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              All her life, Mulan has trained for one purpose: to win the duel that every generation in her family must fight. Then a messenger from the Emperor arrives, demanding that all families send one soldier to fight the Rouran invaders in the north. Mulan's paralysed father cannot go, ...and her brother is just a child. So she ties up her hair, takes up her sword and joins the army as a man. Thanks to her martial arts skills, Mulan is chosen for an elite team under the command of the princeling, the royal duke's son, to whom she feels a dangerous attraction. But the princeling has secrets of his own, which explode into Mulan's life and shake up everything she knows. As they cross the Great Wall to face the enemy beyond, Mulan and the princeling must find a way to unwind their past, unmask a traitor and uncover the plans for the Rouran invasion . . . before it's too late. Inspired by wuxia martial-arts dramas as well as the centuries-old story of Mulan, The Magnolia Sword is a thrilling, romantic and sharp-edged novel that lives up to its beloved heroine.
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              ISBN 9781760876685
              Published NZ 5 Nov 2019
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              Paddy T and the Time-Travelling Trampoline

              Paddy T and the Time-Travelling Trampoline (Paperback)

              Illustrated by Zainal, Zahra; By France, Adam

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              Freaky stories to make your heart race and head spin: A trampoline portal into the future A magic pencil that can write stories all by itself A trip down a hill that ends up being a holiday of a lifetime. For Paddy, being a kid means expecting the unexpected whether it's in his b...ackyard, at his school or when he's mucking around on his local golf course. Join him and his friends for an action-packed, weird and funny, wild ride!
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              ISBN 9781760523763
              Published NZ 5 Nov 2019
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age 7-11 years
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              Ella and the Ocean

              Ella and the Ocean (Hardback)

              By Tanner, Lian; Illustrated by Bentley, Jonathan

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              Ella lived in the red-dirt country where the earth was as dry as old bones and it hadn't rained for years and years and years. One night, Ella dreamt of the ocean... A captivating picture book from the award-winning author of The Keepers and the CBCA Notable illustrator of Where ...is Bear?
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              ISBN 9781760633691
              Published NZ 5 Aug 2019
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age 4-6 years
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              Kitty Flanagan's 488 Rules for Life: The Thankless Art of Being Correct

              Kitty Flanagan's 488 Rules for Life: The Thankless Art of Being Correct (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Flanagan, Kitty

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              Kitty Flanagan is all about giving the people what they want, and it's become increasingly apparent that people want 488 Rules for Life. Ever since she appeared on the ABC's The Weekly with her segment about this 'pretend' book, she's been stopped in the street, approached in the... supermarket, the cafe, even the dog park by people wanting to know where they could get a copy. Kitty says: 'Who knew other people loved rules as much as I do? I'm so excited, this feels like it could be more than a book, it could be a movement, a way of life even! With any luck, we may well see someone from the 488 Rules Party standing at the next election. However, let's be clear about one thing, it won't be me: Rule no. 242 - Comedians should not be Prime Minister. Nor should Shannon Noel. Or any other actor or celebrity who just so happens to say something with which you agree. 488 Rules is a book for anyone who believes good manners and common sense are the way forward. It's time to make the world idiot-free and lovely.'
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              ISBN 9781760875305
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2019
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Mount Panorama: Bathurst - the Stories Behind the Legend

              Mount Panorama: Bathurst - the Stories Behind the Legend (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Smailes, John

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              There's no other motor racing circuit in Australia that holds the same magic as Bathurst's Mount Panorama. It's been home to the Australian F1 Grand Prix, The Australian Motorcyle Grand Prix, the world's greatest 1000km touring car race, the Australian Hill Climb championship and... now a round of the world GT championship. To win on the Mountain is still the pinnacle of Australian motor sport achievement. John Smailes, co-writer of Allan Moffat's autobiography, and author of Race Across the World, has been at the Mountain for some of its greatest and infamous moments. His book tells the stories behind the champions and legendary races that have made Mount Panorama so famous. With extraordinary access to all of Australia's leading motor racing names, both past and present, John's book is full of colour, anecdote and true inside knowledge.
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              ISBN 9781760529369
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2019
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              ANZAC and Aviator: The Remarkable Story of Sir Ross Smith and the 1919 England to Australia Air Race

              ANZAC and Aviator: The Remarkable Story of Sir Ross Smith and the 1919 England to Australia Air Race (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Molkentin, Michael

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              'He was courageous. He was ambitious. He was skilled. He was visionary. He could be ruthless. He was someone born of a new nation. But he was of a time now long past. And yet in the language of a later generation it could be said he had the right stuff ... Michael Molkentin captu...res [Ross Smith] brilliantly.' - Andy Thomas, NASA Astronaut (Retired) In November 1919, a year after the Great War, four Australian servicemen made a unique and epoch-making journey home. In the open cockpit of a twin-engine Vickers Vimy bi-plane, brothers Ross and Keith Smith and mechanics Wally Shiers and Jim completed the 18,000 kilometre flight from Britain to Australia. The 28-day journey, part of a competition sponsored by the Australian government, made the Smith brothers internationally famous and marked Australia's emergence into the air age. Ross Smith's fame would be short lived: he would be killed in an air accident less than three years later on the eve of an attempt to make the first ever circumnavigation of the world by air. Born on a South Australian cattle station, Smith had a relatively privileged and cosmopolitan upbringing. He was, nonetheless, working as a warehouseman in Adelaide 1914 where he would have no doubt eked out a quiet and unremarkable life were it not for the war's outbreak. Enlisting in the light horse at 22 years of age, Smith survived arduous campaigns at Gallipoli and in the Sinai Desert before volunteering for the Australian Flying Corps. Smith's feats in the skies above Palestine during 1917-18 earned him a reputation as one of the great fighter pilots of the war. By the armistice he had received the Military Cross twice and the Distinguished Flying Cross three times; he was one of only three British Empire airmen to do so during the war. Smith's skill in the cockpit also saw him assigned the Middle East theatre's only twin-engine bomber during the war's final year, a machine he used to support T. E. Lawrence 'of Arabia's' campaign against the Turks i
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              ISBN 9781742379197
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2019
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Little Nic's Big Day

              Little Nic's Big Day (Hardback)

              Illustrated by Anaya, Fatima; By Naitanui, Nic

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              Wake up, little Nic. It's your very first day! Your school clothes are ready. Let's get on our way. Mum, I'm not sure. I'm a little bit wary. Will I make friends? Will it be scary? Nic is nervous about his first day ... but with the help of his mum and a whole class of new friend...s, it might just be the best day ever.
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              ISBN 9781760876876
              Published NZ 5 Nov 2019
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              Move the Mountains: the Freedom Finders

              Move the Mountains: the Freedom Finders (Paperback)

              By Conolan, Emily

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              To find freedom, you must leave behind everything you've ever known. It is 1951. During the war, you rescued and hid an Australian airman near your small Italian village. He told you that you could be anything you dreamed of - but those dreams are fast slipping away. As you make ...the leap for a new life, you find yourself facing life-and-death choices at every turn. Can you overthrow the curse of bad luck that has plagued your family and prove yourself in a new land? You'll be asked to stand up to bullies, stage a mutiny, and make your contribution to one of the greatest engineering projects the world has ever seen. At every turn, the choice is yours. How far will you go for freedom?
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              ISBN 9781760294946
              Published NZ 5 Aug 2019
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series FREEDOM FINDERS
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              Aboriginal Australians: A History Since 1788

              Aboriginal Australians: A History Since 1788 (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 5th edition)

              By Broome, Richard

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              'In this book Richard Broome has managed an enviable achievement. The vast sweeping story of Aboriginal Australia from 1788 is told in his typical lucid and imaginative style . This is an important work of great scholarship, passion and imagination.' - Professor Lynette Russell, ...Centre for Australian Indigenous Studies, Monash University In the creation of any new society, there are winners and losers. So it was with Australia as it grew from a colonial outpost to an affluent society. Richard Broome tells the history of Australia from the standpoint of the original Australians: those who lost most in the early colonial struggle for power. Surveying over two centuries of Aboriginal-European encounters, he shows how white settlers steadily supplanted the original inhabitants, from the shining coasts to inland deserts, by sheer force of numbers, disease, technology and violence. He also tells the story of Aboriginal survival through resistance and accommodation, and traces the continuing Aboriginal struggle to move from the margins of a settler society to a more central place in modern Australia. Broome's Aboriginal Australians has long been regarded as the most authoritative account of black-white relations in Australia. This fifth edition continues the story, covering the impact of the Northern Territory Intervention, the mining boom in remote Australia, the Uluru Statement, the resurgence of interest in traditional Aboriginal knowledge and culture, and the new generation of Aboriginal leaders.
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              ISBN 9781760528218
              Published NZ 5 Nov 2019
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Beauty

              Beauty (Paperback)

              By Lee, Bri

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              You were either fit and trim or you weren't working hard enough. Your body was how you conveyed wealth and status to your peers, it was a personality trait, a symbol of goodness and values: an ethical ideal. In recent decades women have made momentous progress fighting the patria...rchy, yet they are held to ever-stricter, more punishing physical standards. Self-worth still plummets and eating disorders are more deadly for how easily they are dismissed. In Beauty Bri Lee explores our obsession with thinness and asks how an intrinsically unattainable standard of physical 'perfection' has become so crucial to so many. What happens if you try to reach that impossible goal? Bri did try, and Beauty is what she learned from that battle: a gripping and intelligent rejection of an ideal that diminishes us all.
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              ISBN 9781760876524
              Published NZ 5 Nov 2019
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