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            White Bird

            White Bird (Hardback)

            By Palacio, R. J.

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            A powerful, unforgettable graphic novel from the world of Wonder, by globally bestselling and award-winning author R J Palacio. To the millions of readers who fell in love with R J Palacio's Wonder, Julian is best-known as Auggie Pullman's classroom bully. White Bird reveals a ne...w side to Julian's story, as Julian discovers the moving and powerful tale of his grandmother, who was hidden from the Nazis as a young Jewish girl in occupied France during the Second World War. An unforgettable, unputdownable story about strength, courage and the power of kindness to change hearts, build bridges, and even save lives, from the globally bestselling author of Wonder.
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            ISBN 9780241397244
            Released NZ 7 Dec 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series Wonder
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            Mission Girl
             

            Mission Girl (Paperback, New edition)

            By Beale, Fleur

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            "When her tribe is defeated in battle, Atap is captured and becomes a slave of her enemies. Freedom seems impossible; the penalty for runaway slaves is death. But when sickness strikes the village, Atap is blamed, and now it is even more dangerous to stay. To save her life, she e...scapes to the Pkeh mission station at Paihia. There, Atap is taught to read and write, and learns of the threat to Mori by some unscrupulous settlers greedy for land. Against the backdrop of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, Atap discovers how her education can save her tribal lands and help her reclaim her destiny as the guiding star of her people"--Publisher information.
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            ISBN 9781775436188
            Published NZ 1 Feb 2020
            Publisher Scholastic
            Interest Age 9-12 years
            Series My New Zealand Story
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            Canterbury Quake
             

            Canterbury Quake (Paperback, New edition)

            By Wallace, Desna

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            "A re-release of Canterbury Quake for a new audience. Anyone would think Maddys world had crumbled when she didnt get a cell phone for her eleventh birthday. But Maddy soon has far more important things to worry about. In the dark of night, with a terrifying rumble and a deafenin...g roar, the world turns upside down! Suddenly, words like 'liquefaction,' 'aftershocks' and 'state of emergency' bubble to the surface of her vocabulary. As Maddy navigates the bumps and crashes of life after the big quakes, she discovers how strong family ties can be, and finds friendship in the most unlikely of places"--Publisher information.
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            ISBN 9781775436324
            Published NZ 1 Feb 2020
            Publisher Scholastic
            Interest Age 9-12 years
            Series My New Zealand Story
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            Prince of Ponies
             

            Prince of Ponies (Hardback)

            By Gregg, Stacy

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            A touching horse story from master storyteller, Stacy Gregg - a tale of survivors and the things we have to reconcile ourselves with when others are left behind...

            ISBN 9780008332310
            Released NZ 24 Sep 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 9-12 years
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            The Fountains of Silence

            The Fountains of Silence (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sepetys, Ruta

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            From carnegie medal winning author Ruta Sepetys. Madrid, 1957. Tourists and foreign businessmen flood into Spain under the welcoming guise of sunshine and wine while Spanish citizens are gripped by a dark secret. Daniel Matheson, the son of an oil tycoon, hopes to connect with th...e country of his mother's birth through the lens of his camera. Photography -and fate - introduce him to Ana, a hotel maid, whose family is suffering under the fascist dictatorship of General Franco. Daniel and Ana's lives and hearts collide as they unite to uncover the hidden darkness within the city - a darkness that could engulf them all . . . Master storyteller Ruta Sepetys once again shines light into one of history's darkest corners in this epic, heart-wrenching novel about identity, unforgettable love and the hidden violence of silence.
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            ISBN 9780241422236
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Atticus Van Tasticus

            Atticus Van Tasticus (Paperback)

            By Daddo, Andrew; Illustrated by Michael King, Stephen

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            1750, when times were tough and teeth were rotten... As part of an ancient family tradition - as a birthday gift from his rich Grandnan, Atticus Van Tasticus chooses a pirate ship, a choice that will change the course of history - well, OK - his story, at least. Instead of going ...to school or down a coal mine, Atticus pulls together a rag-tag bunch misfits - OOPS - a tough, brilliant crew, and sets out to wreak havoc - AHEM - live a piratin' life. With almost nothing, Atticus has a heart for adventure and beauty and danger. Where any minute might be your last, and your next minute could be your best. (If only they could get off the dock...)
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            ISBN 9780143796541
            Published NZ 3 Sep 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 6-8 years
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            Words on Fire

            Words on Fire (Hardback)

            By Nielsen, Jennifer, A

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            Danger is never far from Audra's family farm in Lithuania. She always avoids the occupying Russian Cossack soldiers, who insist that everyone must become Russian -- they have banned Lithuanian books, religion, culture, and even the language. But Audra knows her parents are involv...ed in something secret and perilous. When Cossacks arrive abruptly at their door, Audra's parents insist that she flee, taking with her an important package and instructions for where to deliver it. But escape means abandoning her parents to a terrible fate. As Audra embarks on a journey to deliver the mysterious package, she faces unimaginable risks, and soon she becomes caught up in a growing resistance movement. Can joining the underground network of book smugglers give Audra a chance to rescue her parents?
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            ISBN 9781338275476
            Released NZ 1 Jan 2020
            Publisher Scholastic US
            Interest Age Children
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            Anna at War
             

            Anna at War (Paperback)

            By Peters, Helen

            • RRP: $22.99
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            • Internationally sourced

            As life for German Jews becomes increasingly perilous, Anna's parents put her on one of the last trains leaving for England. But actions speak louder than words, and Anna has a dangerous plan... A brilliant and moving war time adventure from the author of Evie's Ghost.

            ISBN 9781788004718
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2019
            Publisher Nosy Crow
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            An Unlikely Spy
             

            An Unlikely Spy (Paperback)

            By Deary, Terry

            • RRP: $22.99
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            • Internationally sourced

            This brand new, exciting adventure from bestselling Horrible Histories author Terry Deary brings the Second World War to life. Perfect for fans of Michael Morpurgo and John Boyne. World War II has begun. Brigit has been evacuated to Wales from her home near the aeroplane factorie...s of Coventry. But when it's revealed that her father is German, Brigit runs away to join her mother in a very special training camp, where Churchill is building a secret army of spies and saboteurs known as the Special Operations Executive. Brigit and her mother soon find themselves on the front line in Nazi-occupied France, where they search for double agents and meet with danger at every turn in their efforts to support the French resistance. But no-one will suspect Brigit is a spy, will they? After all, who would suspect a child? Featuring characters from The Silver Hand, this page-turning adventure sheds new light on the Second World War and will have readers gripped from start to finish. Flashbacks offer dramatic stories set in key moments in history.
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            ISBN 9781472962706
            Released NZ 2 Sep 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            The Bone Houses

            The Bone Houses (Hardback)

            By Lloyd-Jones, Emily

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            When risen corpses called 'bone houses' threaten Ryn's village because of a decades-old curse, she teams up with a mapmaker named Ellis to solve the mystery of the curse and destroy the bone houses forever --

            ISBN 9780316418416
            Released NZ 26 Nov 2019
            Publisher Little, Brown
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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