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            Coastwatcher
             

            Coastwatcher (Paperback)

            By Hill, David

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            Award-winning David Hill's exciting WW2 novel for tweens and teens inspired by the coastwatchers of Operation Pacific. 'It's not going to be a cushy job, young Benson. You're on your own. If a snake takes a mouthful of you, there's no medics to help. Japs will be looking for you.... Far as they're concerned, you're spies. And when a spy gets captured, remember . . .' It's 1943 and 19-year-old radio operator Frank Benson is shipped out to the Japanese-occupied Solomon Islands to become a coastwatcher. Equipped with a wireless set and two companions, radio assistant Wally and Les, a gruff but experienced soldier, his mission is to keep tabs on the enemy and transmit coded information back to HQ. In the dense jungle the men meet a young Solomon Islander. A'ata says he has something vital to show them. Frank's instincts are to trust him, but Les disagrees. What if it's a trap to deliver them to the Japanese? No training could have prepared Frank for this - and their survival depends on his next decision.
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            ISBN 9780143775966
            Published NZ 3 Aug 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Refugee

            Refugee (Paperback)

            By Gratz, Alan

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            Three different kids. One mission in common: ESCAPE. Josef is a Jewish boy in 1930s Nazi Germany. With the threat of concentration camps looming, he and his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world. Isabel is a Cuban girl in 1994. With riots and unrest plaguing h...er country, she and her family set out on a raft, hoping to find safety and freedom in America. Mahmoud is a Syrian boy in 2015. With his homeland torn apart by violence and destruction, he and his family begin a long trek toward Europe. All three young people will go on harrowing journeys in search of refuge. All will face unimaginable dangersfrom drownings to bombings to betrayals. But for each of them, there is always the hope of tomorrow. And although Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud are separated by continents and decades, surprising connections will tie their stories together in the end
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            ISBN 9781742997681
            Published NZ 1 Jun 2018
            Publisher SCHOLASTIC AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
            Interest Age 13+ years
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            The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

            The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (Paperback)

            By Boyne, John

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            Nine-years-old Bruno has a lot of things on his mind. Who is the Fury? Why did he make them leave their nice home in Berlin to go to 'Out-With'? And who are all the sad people in striped pyjamas on the other side of the fence? The grown-ups won't explain so Bruno decides there is... only one thing for it - he will have to explore this place alone.
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            ISBN 9780099572862
            Released NZ 1 Aug 2012
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Once And Then

            Once And Then (Paperback)

            By Gleitzman, Morris

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            Felix escapes from an orphanage, only to learn that Poland is a dangerous place for a Jewish boy on his own. He manages to look after himself and another orphan, Zelda. But when the Nazis uncover their hiding place, they must once again run for their lives. Although he promised Z...elda he would never leave, he knows he has to, before it's too late.
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            ISBN 9780143203032
            Published NZ 31 Aug 2009
            Publisher Penguin Random House Australia
            Interest Age 7-12 years
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            Asterix: Asterix and the Griffin: Album 39
             

            Asterix: Asterix and the Griffin: Album 39 (Hardback)

            By Ferri, Jean-Yves; Illustrated by Conrad, Didier

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            • Pub Date
              9 Nov 21

            The latest action-packed adventure from the indomitable Gauls.

            ISBN 9780751583984
            Released NZ 9 Nov 2021
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age Children
            Series Asterix
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            Our Violent Ends
              

            Our Violent Ends (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Gong, Chloe

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            • Pub Date
              16 Nov 21

            The heartstopping follow up to These Violent Delights, an imaginative, alluring retelling of Romeo and Juliet set in 1920s Shanghai.

            ISBN 9781869714710
            Published NZ 16 Nov 2021
            Publisher Hachette
            Interest Age Children
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            Kakapo Keeper
             

            Kakapo Keeper (Paperback)

            By Buckingham, Gay

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            Written in diary form by the assistant of Richard Henry based on Resolution Island from July 1894 to June 1908. Each chapter starts with a lift from the diary of Andrew Burt (14) as he recounts the action of the day.

            ISBN 9781990035050
            Published NZ 9 Sep 2021
            Publisher OneTree House Ltd
            Interest Age Children
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            Arctic Star

            Arctic Star (Paperback)

            By Palmer, Tom; Illustrated by Clohosy Cole, Tom

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            Multi-award-winning author Tom Palmer returns with a thrilling naval adventure inspired by the incredible history of the Second World War Arctic convoys.

            ISBN 9781781129715
            Released NZ 21 Jul 2021
            Publisher Barrington Stoke Ltd
            Interest Age 8-12 years
            Series Conkers
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            Katipo Joe: Blitzkrieg
             

            Katipo Joe: Blitzkrieg (Paperback)

            By Falkner, Brian

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            After a narrow escape from Germany with his mother, Joe is recruited by MI5 and given a mission to infiltrate the Hitler Youth movement. Inspired by true events, Katipo Joe is a story of incredible heroism, unlikely friendships and unbearable tragedy, set against the backdrop of ...World War Two.
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            ISBN 9781775436447
            Published NZ 1 Apr 2020
            Publisher Scholastic New Zealand Limited
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Always
             

            Always (Paperback)

            By Gleitzman, Morris

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            Late in life, Felix finds himself back where he started, living in an aged-care home that reminds him of his childhood orphanage. He's not happy. His body might be old, but his spirit is still youthful. When he learns that a dear friend from his early years is in terrible danger,... Felix doesn't hesitate. He makes his second orphanage escape, goes back to Poland and throws himself into a daring and dangerous journey with a new young friend. Felix knows it might be the end of him, but he hopes it will allow him to do something first. Make a gift to the children of the world that will help them always.
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            ISBN 9780241380482
            Publisher Penguin Random House Australia
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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