Wheelers Books
Refine By
Publication Date
Fiction / Non-Fiction
    Age
      Format
        Extended Format
        Show Large Print:
        Category
          Publication Country
            Latest Additions
            Language
              Price
              -

              Books by Des Hunt

              Stock Availability: Sort by: View:

              Total 28 jump to: go ‹ previous123next ›
              Red Edge
               

              Red Edge (Paperback)

              By Hunt, Des

              • RRP: $19.99
              • $15.99
              • Save $4.00
              • In Stock At Publisher

              Twelve-year-old Cassi Whelan and her dad have just moved into a repaired house on the edge of Christchurchs Red Zone. Although Cassi was only four when earthquakes decimated Christchurch, her memories still haunt her. An obsessive runner, she finds the wide-open spaces of the cle...ared Red Zone suit her perfectly. However, she becomes suspicious about strange comings and goings at the broken-down house next door. A chance meeting with a boy who lives on the other side of the house who is a tech geek leads to them setting up a surveillance system to investigate whats happening... and the adventure begins.
              Read more

              ISBN 9781775436416
              Published NZ 1 Sep 2020
              Publisher Scholastic
              Interest Age Children
              Availability
              320 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
              View details for this title
              Inside Bubble Earth: Climate Change
                

              Inside Bubble Earth: Climate Change (Paperback)

              By Hunt, Des

              • RRP: $40.00
              • $32.00
              • Save $8.00
              • Pub Date
                13 May 21

              What causes climate? What changes climate? Des Hunt takes us on an in-depth look at the science of climate and what we can all do to help the earth thrive.

              ISBN 9780995117686
              Published NZ 13 May 2021
              Publisher OneTree House Ltd
              Interest Age 7-9 years
              Availability
              Available for pre-order, ships once released
              View details for this title
              Project Huia
               

              Project Huia (Paperback)

              By Hunt, Des

              • RRP: $17.99
              • $14.39
              • Save $3.60
              • In Stock At Publisher

              "Logan's grandfather grew up near Palmerston North in the 1940s. One day, he and his sister Mavis spotted a beautiful and unusual bird in the kowhai tree outside their house: it was a huia bird, which was believed to be extinct. The bird flew away, and in an attempt to photograph... it they managed to track it deep into the Manawatu Gorge. It was a dangerous journey through two train tunnels, made even more so when the horrible Carson boys got wind of their mission and decided to try and find the huia first so they could shoot it and sell its highly valuable feathers. More than 60 years later, 11-year-old Logan has returned to the Manawatu with Grandpop and a scientist to try and solve the mystery of what happened to the huia that he and Mavis found all those years ago. Grandpop must remember all the details of the events of many years ago. Can the group rely on his version of the events, and find the huia's final resting place? Will the huia still be there, and will its DNA still be valuable for scientific research into NZ's native fauna? And whoever would have thought that those Carsons are still living in the area and on the loose, and still up to their nasty tricks?"--Publisher information. Suggested level: primary, intermediate, junior secondary.
              Read more

              ISBN 9781775431763
              Published NZ 1 Jul 2013
              Publisher Scholastic
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Availability
              957 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
              View details for this title
              The Last Tuatara
               

              The Last Tuatara (Paperback, 3rd New edition)

              By Hunt, Des

              • RRP: $21.99
              • $17.59
              • Save $4.40
              • Delayed Release

              Tuatara are dying because of climate change. For a while there is hope the species may survive, but when the last tuatara dies it is thought the species has been lost. That's until twins Jason and Jessy make a remarkable discovery on their family farm.

              ISBN 9780994122681
              Published NZ 9 Feb 2021
              Publisher Publishers Distribution Ltd
              Interest Age 9-11 years
              Availability
              47 Pre-order title, release date has been delayed
              View details for this title
              The Moa Cave
                

              The Moa Cave (Paperback, New title)

              By Hunt, Des

              • RRP: $19.99
              • $19.99
              • Back Order Indent title

              When Tyler Matthews wins a national ecological competition for a place on the Nature South Eco Tour, he has no idea where it will lead him. After he travels to the bottom of New Zealand's South Island to join the tour, he meets the other two winners, Hine and Mandy and finds hims...elf in a maze of mystery and adventure. Ages 9-12.
              Read more

              ISBN 9781869505271
              Published NZ 4 Feb 2005
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Availability
              Back Order Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
              View details for this title
              Sunken Forest
                

              Sunken Forest (Paperback)

              By Hunt, Des

              • RRP: $17.99
              • $14.39
              • Save $3.60
              • In Stock At Publisher

              "Sent to live with his grandmother in Hastings after his father is jailed, Matt becomes the victim of bad friends and false accusations. Sent off on a military-style school camp to the wilds of Lake Waikaremoana, Matt again gets in trouble for something he didn't do, and is unjus...tly punished. Not allowed to join his school friends on their activities, he spends time alone down by the lake where he discovers a massive eel. Unfortunately, news gets out about the eel Matt has nicknamed Elsa, and the class bad-boy, Cameron, is determined to kill it. Matt is determined not to let him ... but then, following a night of torrential rain, catastrophe strikes the camp and Matt ends up saving Cam's life."--Publisher information.
              Read more

              ISBN 9781775434030
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2016
              Publisher Scholastic
              Interest Age 13+ years
              Availability
              999 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
              View details for this title
              Steel Pelicans
                

              Steel Pelicans (Paperback)

              By Hunt, Des

              • RRP: $19.99
              • $19.99
              • Back Order Indent title

              "Inseparable best friends Dean and Pelly frequently get up to no good. Dean is a dare-devil, and Pelly always seems to end up going along for the ride. Dean's amateur bomb-making is one step too far, and is soon followed by a bombshell of another sort, Pelly's parents are shiftin...g the family back to New Zealand. Via email and Skype they arrange for Dean to visit in the school holidays. In the meantime, Pelly and his new friend Afi have stumbled upon a drug ring operating between their school and near Afi's beach bach. The pair are well on the way to collecting the evidence they need to bust the operation, when Dean joins them from Australia. Pelly might have changed, but devil-may-care Dean most certainly hasn't. In no time at all, Dean's bomb-making obsession threatens not only the investigation but also lives"--Publisher information. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.
              Read more

              ISBN 9781869509538
              Published NZ 3 Feb 2012
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Availability
              Back Order Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
              View details for this title
              The Crocodile Nest
                

              The Crocodile Nest (Paperback)

              By Hunt, Des

              • RRP: $19.99
              • $19.99
              • Back Order Indent title

              Luke Evans never knew his father; he'd cleared out before he was born. So when his internet skills track down someone living at a luxurious resort in tropical Queensland who could be his dad, Luke's imagination runs wild. Luke soon learns that no one is perfect, and the world can... be a tricky place.
              Read more

              ISBN 9781869508289
              Published NZ 5 Feb 2010
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Availability
              Back Order Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
              View details for this title
              Shadows in the Ice
                

              Shadows in the Ice (Paperback, New title)

              By Hunt, Des

              • RRP: $17.99
              • $17.99
              • Back Order Indent title

              A sequel to Frog Whistle Mine. Tony Hogan-White now lives in Christchurch, with his Mum and her geologist partner. Tony and his new stepfather have a holiday bonding trip back to Fox Glacier, where another exciting adventure ensues.

              ISBN 9781869506735
              Published NZ 1 Jul 2007
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 9-12 years
              Availability
              Back Order Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
              View details for this title
              Frog Whistle Mine
                 

              Frog Whistle Mine (Paperback, New title)

              By Hunt, Des

              • RRP: $19.99
              • $19.99
              • Back Order Indent title

              A contemporary action story for children set in the gold-mining ghost town of Charleston, 30 km south of Westport. When 12 year old Tony and his nomadic mum arrive in Charleston, Tony is desperately hoping that this might finally be the place they settle down. He finds a unique e...nvironment and an interesting bunch of people to get to know - as well as a gathering mystery.
              Read more

              ISBN 9781869505950
              Published NZ 1 Aug 2006
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Availability
              Back Order Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
              View details for this title
              Total 28 jump to: go ‹ previous123next ›