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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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            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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            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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            The Ghost of Howlers Beach (The Butter O'Bryan Mysteries, #1)

            The Ghost of Howlers Beach (The Butter O'Bryan Mysteries, #1) (Paperback)

            By French, Jackie

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            Butter O'Bryan has been told there are ghosts on Howler's Beach, but are there? Butter O'Bryan may live in a 'Very Small Castle' on the headland with his father and doting aunts, but he is very aware of the hardship that the Depression has created with 'susso' camps' and desperat...e unemployment. Butter has been told there are ghosts on nearby isolated Howler's Beach, but are there? And how can the children that Butter plays cricket with on the beach simply vanish? Who are these children and why do they refuse his help? Butter is certain the children are hiding a secret and he is determined to solve the mystery.
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            ISBN 9781460757727
            Published NZ 24 Feb 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series The Butter O'Bryan Mysteries
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            The Chicken's Curse

            The Chicken's Curse (Paperback)

            By Watts, Frances

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            Felix and Livia are two runaways who are being pursued across the Roman empire, from the darkest, dampest corner of Gaul to the dry, desert sands of Tadmor. They must reach Rome by the Ides of April to rescue Livia's brother before he is sent into the arena to do battle with lion...s - and perhaps a vicious ostrich or two! Along the way, the pair are helped (and hindered) by a selfish sacred chicken, a foolish camel and a grumpy magic carpet as they encounter bandits, a shipwreck and a false accusation. Will they save Livia's brother in time, or will they all fall victim to the chicken's curse?
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            ISBN 9781760525569
            Published NZ 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age 8-12 years
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            Sasha and the Wolfcub

            Sasha and the Wolfcub (Paperback, Main)

            By Jungman, Ann; Illustrated by Bordicchia, Gaia

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            One snowy winter in long-ago Russia, a young boy and a talking wolf cub meet when they both get lost and after some years, they find a way to end the animosity between the villagers and the wolves.

            ISBN 9780571337057
            Released NZ 2 Dec 2019
            Publisher Faber and Faber
            Interest Age Children
            Series Sasha and the Wolf
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            The House of One Hundred Clocks

            The House of One Hundred Clocks (Paperback)

            By Howell, A. M.

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            • Pre Release Local

            1905. 12-year-old Helena's father is appointed clock-winder to the Marquis of Norfolk's enormous collection of clocks. It's a risky job - if the clocks stop, Helena's father will lose everything. But when Helena starts helping out, she discovers the Marquis is hiding many secrets..., and finds herself in a race against time to discover the truth...
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            ISBN 9781474959568
            Released NZ 24 Feb 2020
            Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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