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              The Parihaka Woman
                

              The Parihaka Woman (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ihimaera, Witi

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              There has never been a New Zealand novel quite like The Parihaka Woman. Richly imaginative and original, weaving together fact and fiction, it sets the remarkable story of Erenora against the historical background of the turbulent and compelling events that occurred in Parihaka d...uring the 1870s and 1880s. Parihaka is the place Erenora calls home, a peaceful Taranaki settlement overcome by war and land confiscation. As her world is threatened, Erenora must find within herself the strength, courage and ingenuity to protect those whom she loves. And, like a Shakespearean heroine, she must change herself before she can take up her greatest challenge and save her exiled husband, Horitana. Surprising, inventive and deeply moving, The Parihaka Woman confirms Witi Ihimaera as one of New Zealand's finest and most memorable storytellers. Always surprising and inventive, THE PARIHAKA WOMAN reveals a working writer constantly extending his range and humanity, continuing his exploration into the history of New Zealand and working at its intersections with fiction. It affirms Ihimaera's place in New Zealand literature as one of our finest technicians and storytellers.
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              ISBN 9781869797294
              Published NZ 7 Oct 2011
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Brotherband 8: Return of the Temujai

              Brotherband 8: Return of the Temujai (Paperback)

              By Flanagan, John

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              The Herons are home in Skandia - but the usually peaceful country is in danger. The Temujai have never given up on their ambition to claim Skandia for their own. The ruthless warriors from the Eastern Steppes waited a number of years after the Skandians thwarted them last time wi...th the help of the legendary Rangers of Araluen - a tale told in Ranger's Apprentice Book 4 - but now they're on the move. The Skandians are concentrating their defences on the one pass through the mountains, and they're ready for battle - but what if the Temujai can find another way down to the coast? Erak sends Hal and his crew to investigate. And stop the Temujai - whatever it takes.
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              ISBN 9780143785941
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2019
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Speed Freak
                

              Speed Freak (Paperback)

              By Beale, Fleur

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              Exciting plot-driven book about a teenage competitive driver. Archie Barrington, fifteen, is the third generation of his family to drive karts competitively. He's good and this is the year he and his dad have decided he'll have a shot at the Challenge series of six races. If he c...omes out the winner over all then he wins the chance to race in Europe. However, he's not the only good driver after the prize. Craig is his main rival, and Craig's father is wealthy and prepared to spend whatever it takes to help his son win the Challenge. Archie doesn't let Craig worry him, but Silver Adams is another matter. She's come back into karting after a two year break and her ambition seems to be to drive her kart like a weapon of destruction to others on the track, Archie in particular. His life isn't the smoothest at home either, thanks to Dad's new girlfriend Erica who, in Archie's opinion, is ridiculously overprotective of her seven year old son Felix. Karting is the last thing in the world she intends for him to do. However, shy, reserved Felix is fascinated by the whole world of karts. Archie and Craig dice all year u first Archie wins at a Challenge meeting, but next time Craig does. Archie must win the sixth and last meeting if he's to win the series. All is going well until disaster strikes in the pre-final when he's pushed off the track and breaks an axle. That's it. Craig will go to Europe but he won't. Then Silver comes to the rescue unexpectedly and Archie is able to drive the race of his life.
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              ISBN 9781775534709
              Published NZ 6 Sep 2013
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              I Am Not Esther
               

              I Am Not Esther (Paperback, Re-issue)

              By Beale, Fleur

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              When Kirby's mother tells her she is going away for two years, and is leaving her with relatives she's never heard of, it is every teenage girl's nightmare. These relatives are members of a closed religious sect. They have no television, radio, newspapers or mirrors and Kirby mus...t wear long, modest clothes and behave in a 'Godly' way, or else. They even give her a new biblical name, Esther. Suggested level: intermediate, secondary.
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              ISBN 9781869799076
              Published NZ 2 Mar 2012
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              The Best Laid Plans
               

              The Best Laid Plans (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Lund, Cameron

              • RRP: $24.00
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              • Pub Date
                21 Jul 20

              It seemed like a good plan at first. When the only other virgin in her group of friends loses it at Keely's own eighteenth birthday party, she knows it's time for drastic measures. If she's going to avoid heading to college without any experience of her own, she needs to find the... guy, and fast. Problem is, she's known all the boys in her small high school forever, and it's kinda hard to be into a guy when you watched him eat crayons in kindergarten. So she can't believe her luck when she meets a ridiculously hot new guy named Dean. Not only does he look like he's fallen out of a classic movie poster, but he drives a motorcycle, flirts with ease, and might actually be into her. But Dean's already in college, and Keely is convinced he'll drop her if he finds out how inexperienced she is. That's when she talks herself into a new plan- her lifelong best friend, Andrew, would never hurt or betray her, and he's clearly been with enough girls that he can show her the ropes before she goes all the way with Dean. Of course, the plan only works if Andrew and Keely stay friends-just friends-so things are about to get complicated.
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              ISBN 9780593202760
              Released NZ 21 Jul 2020
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Say Yes Summer
               

              Say Yes Summer (Hardback)

              By Culli, Lindsey Roth

              • RRP: $38.00
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              • Pub Date
                15 Jul 20

              Perfect for fans of Morgan Matson and Netflix/Hallmark Channel rom-coms, this is the story of a girl who decides to give in to the universe and just say yes to everything, bringing her friendship, new experiences, and, if she lets her guard down, true love. The perfect book to ki...ck off summer! For as long as Rachel Brooks can remember, she's had capital-G Goals: straight As, academic scholarship, college of her dreams. And it's all paid off--after years of following the rules and acing every exam, Rachel is graduating at the top of her class and ready to celebrate by . . . doing absolutely nothing. Because Rachel Brooks has spent most of high school saying no. No to dances, no to parties, and most especially, no to boys. Now, for the first time in her life, there's nothing stopping Rachel from having a little fun--nothing, that is, except herself. So when she stumbles on a beat up old self-help book--A SEASON OF YES!--a crazy idea pops into her head: What if she just said yes to . . . everything? And so begins a summer of yes. Yes to new experiences and big mistakes, yes to rekindled friendships and unexpected romances, yes to seeing the world in a whole new way. This book is a fresh and fun take on the coming-of-age novel that explores the quintessential themes of growing up: taking risks, making mistakes, and, of course, love. And who knows? Lindsey Roth Culli's hilarious and heartwarming debut may just inspire your own SAY YES SUMMER.
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              ISBN 9780399552311
              Released NZ 15 Jul 2020
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              Very, Very, Very Dreadful: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918

              Very, Very, Very Dreadful: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 (Hardback)

              By Marrin, Albert

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              From the author of National Book Award finalist Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy comes a fascinating look at the history and science of the deadly 1918 flu pandemic--and the chances for another worldwide pandemic. Photos.

              ISBN 9781101931462
              Released NZ 19 Mar 2018
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Ranger's Apprentice 1: The Ruins Of Gorlan

              Ranger's Apprentice 1: The Ruins Of Gorlan (Paperback)

              By Flanagan, John

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              Will is small for his age, but agile and energetic. All his life he has longed to be a warrior, to follow in the footsteps of the father he never knew. Instead, he's assigned to the mysterious Ranger Corps, the Kingdom's secret service. Here, he learns fieldcraft and archery on h...is way to becoming a fully-fledged ranger. Ages 12+.
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              ISBN 9781864719048
              Published NZ 1 Sep 2009
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Ranger's Apprentice
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              Ranger's Apprentice 11: The Lost Stories

              Ranger's Apprentice 11: The Lost Stories (Paperback)

              By Flanagan, John

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              Everyone knows the legends of Araluen, from Ranger's apprentice Will's narrow escape in Skandia to the time Horace became friends with the Emperor of Nihon-Ja, from the story of how Princess Cassandra became known as Evanlyn to the story of Alyss's imprisonment in the Castle of M...acindaw. But what about the lost stories - the ones that have been rumoured throughout the centuries, but no one has been able to prove? Finally, in the archeological remains of a small house in a forest, the answers have been found ...What did Gilan do while Halt and Horace set off for Skandia to rescue Will? Has Halt told Will the true story of what happened when Will's parents died? What happens to Ranger horses when they grow too old to keep up with their duties? Did Horace and Cassandra ever get married? Ranger's Apprentice fans will love this collection of stories, covering the entire span of the series, from Will's birth to events after book 10 that will lead into the next book in the series. Many of the stories answer questions that fans have asked over the years, and feature fans' favourite characters.
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              ISBN 9781864718188
              Published NZ 3 Oct 2011
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Ranger's Apprentice
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              Ranger's Apprentice 10: The Emperor Of Nihon-Ja

              Ranger's Apprentice 10: The Emperor Of Nihon-Ja (Paperback)

              By Flanagan, John

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              Horace is missing. Months have passed since he was sent on a military mission to the court of the Emperor of Nihon-Ja but he has failed to return. Evanlyn is worried, and in company with Will and Alyss, she sets out to discover what has become of their old friend. They find that ...Horace has become embroiled in Nihon-Ja politics.
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              ISBN 9781741664485
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2010
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Ranger's Apprentice
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