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By Kahukiwa, Robyn
- Stunning art and charming text presenting major gods including Maui, Tangaroa, Mahuika and Uenuku
- Children's book that also accesses general markets
- Excellent introduction to the Maori pantheon
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By Tipene, Tim
Every day of school, Sean's stomach knots and turns. His efforts to avoid the school bully only add fuel to the fire when Mark Thomas and his mates eventually find him. Then the students meet Papa Tim. Some are chosen to join a school programme called Warrior Kids, and he's their... leader. They learn self-respect and respect for others, but they also learn hard lessons about truth and consequences. Suggested level: intermediate, secondary.Read more
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By D'Albuquerque, Diego; Illustrated by Vellozo, Felipe; Dowling, Peter
When Snowy the dogonaut arrives on Earth in a UFO, Marco the vet is concerned that Snowy should look like a normal Earth dog and operates on him to make Snowy fit in. But when Marco leads an expedition to Snowy's planet he's shocked to find himself operated on to fit in there.
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By Paterson, Malcolm; Illustrated by Mulgrew, Leah
Tui and his cousin Jennifer are much too busy playing a video game to want to visit Maungakiekie/One Tree Hill. But then Nanny Marei tells them the mountain's got giants and fortresses, just like their game! Explore Maungakiekie with Tui and Jennifer as they travel back into its ...history.Read more
By Mcmillan, Dawn; Illustrated by Webb, Philip
One Christmas Eve, some years ago, a ginger kitten wandered along a street on the far side of town. He was hungry, and cold and wet. Bertie McGinty finds the kitten and christens him Holy Socks. Soon the pair are inseparable. Even after Bertie's death, Holy Socks sticks by his ma...ster and takes up home in the church near his grave. Captivated by Holy Socks as she sits in church, young Christie calls out, Can I keep the cat? Father John, by way of answer, tells everyone the story of Holy Socks. A heart-warming tale with beautiful illustrations.Read more
By Mcmillan, Dawn; Illustrated by Kinnaird, Ross
A special collection of three bestselling children books: I Need a New Bum! Doggy Doo on my Shoe and Seagull Sid (and the naughty things his seagulls did).
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