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            True Stories (Of Endurance and Survival)

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            MY NEW ZEALAND STORY: JOURNEY TO TANGIWAI
              

            MY NEW ZEALAND STORY: JOURNEY TO TANGIWAI (Paperback)

            By Hill, David; Illustrated by Stapleton, Minky

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              1 Jun 21

            MY NZ STORY JOURNEY TANGAWAI

            ISBN 9781775436386
            Published NZ 1 Jun 2021
            Publisher Scholastic New Zealand Limited
            Interest Age 9-12 years
            Series My New Zealand Story
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            My Name Is Henry Fanshaw: The True Story of New Zealand's Bomber Squadron
             

            My Name Is Henry Fanshaw: The True Story of New Zealand's Bomber Squadron (Hardback)

            By Torckler, Gillian; Illustrated by Jackson, Adele

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            Henry Fanshaw is no ordinary teddy bear. In fact, he travelled the world with the Royal New Zealand Air Force's No. 75 Squadron - one of New Zealand's most famous air force squadrons - which served around the world.

            ISBN 9781988538631
            Published NZ 12 Apr 2021
            Publisher David Bateman Ltd
            Interest Age 5-8 years
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            Shackleton's Endurance: An Antarctic Survival Story
             

            Shackleton's Endurance: An Antarctic Survival Story (Paperback)

            By Grochowicz, Joanna

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            Ernest Shackleton's remarkable story is a terrifying adventure with the happiest of endings - another brilliant narrative non-fiction Antarctic adventure featuring an explorer who was a true polar hero.

            ISBN 9781760526092
            Published NZ 4 May 2021
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Wink

            Wink (Paperback)

            By Harrell, Rob

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            Surviving school with one eye open. Ross Maloy just wants to be a normal seventh grader. He does not want to lose his hair, or wear a weird hat, or deal with the kids at school who don't know what to say to 'the cancer kid'. But with a sudden and horrifying diagnosis of a rare ey...e cancer, blending in is off the table. Based on Rob Harrell's real-life experiences, and filled with his cartoons and illustrations, this very personal and poignant novel is an unforgettable, hilarious and uplifting story of survival, and of finding music, magic and laughter in all of life's weirdness. EARLY PRAISE FOR WINK: 'Wink is the story of a boy's survival that is both deeply personal and wildly funny. It's fun, it's important, and it's got songs! Rock on, Rob Harrell! Batpig forever!' - Max Brallier, New York Times bestselling author of Last Kids on Earth 'I loved Wink! Heartbreakingly funny, this book is proof that laughter is the best form of medicine. A smart, likable story that's full of heart.' - Meg Cabot, author of The Princess Diaries 'Wink has all the right elements: humour, heart, and a Batpig. A deeply personal and moving story, it will (pun alert) rock you to the core.' - Terri Libenson, award-winning comics creator and author of the bestselling Invisible Emmie 'With a cast of characters that feel both deeply human and fully seen, this book has shot onto my list of all-time favourite books. Simply superb!' - Ingrid Law, author of Newbery Honor Book Savvy 'Funny, moving, and ultimately triumphant, Wink is a powerful story of everyday resilience, and of the different types of family that unexpectedly sprout up in the wake of tragedy.' - M.A. Larson, author of Pennyroyal Academy
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            ISBN 9781460758878
            Published NZ 1 Apr 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition

            The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition (Paperback, Definitive ed)

            By Frank, Anne; Translated by Massotty, Susan; Volume editor Frank, Otto; Pressler, Mirjam; Illustrated by Brockway, Harry

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            In July 1942, thirteen-year-old Anne Frank and her family, fleeing the horrors of Nazi occupation, went into hiding in an Amsterdam warehouse. Over the next two years Anne describes her thoughts, feelings and longings as she grows up in her diary which ends abruptly when, in Augu...st 1944, they were all betrayed.
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            ISBN 9780141315195
            Released NZ 28 Feb 2003
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 13+ years
            Series Puffin Modern Classics
            Language (English)
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            Penguin Bloom (Young Readers' Edition)

            Penguin Bloom (Young Readers' Edition) (Paperback)

            By Kunz, Chris; Grant, Shaun; Cripps, Harry

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            Inspired by the true story of an unlikely hero, and adapted from the major motion picture starring Naomi Watts, Andrew Lincoln and Jacki Weaver I guess we all kinda knew our life was perfect and that we wouldn't change a thing. But sometimes you don't get that choice, do you? Som...etimes stuff happens that you would do anything to try to avoid. But you can't. And that's what happened to us. Penguin Bloom tells the true story of Sam Bloom, a young mother whose world is turned upside down after a near-fatal accident leaves her unable to walk. Sam's husband, her three young boys and her mother are struggling to adjust to their new situation when an unlikely ally enters their world in the form of an injured baby magpie they name Penguin. The bird's arrival is a welcome distraction for the Bloom family, eventually making a profound difference in the family's life. This young readers' edition, adapted from the major Australian motion picture starring Naomi Watts, tells their story through the eyes of Noah, one of the three Bloom boys.
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            ISBN 9780733341670
            Published NZ 1 Mar 2021
            Publisher ABC Books
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Herbert: The Brave Sea Dog
             

            Herbert: The Brave Sea Dog (Paperback)

            By Belton, Robyn

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            Herbert was a small dog who lived in Nelson by the sea. Everybody liked him, but the person who loved him most was Tim. One fine day, an excited Herbert set off with Tim's father on a boat, heading for their cottage in the Marlborough Sounds. However, the weather soon turned roug...h and Herbert was catapulted into the biggest adventure of his life, from which he emerged a hero. Robyn Belton's heartwarming, beautifully illustrated retelling of a true-life adventure will delight children aged 3 to 7, their parents, teachers and librarians.
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            ISBN 9781877333972
            Published NZ 1 Sep 2008
            Publisher Potton & Burton
            Interest Age 3-7 years
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            The Beautiful Struggle

            The Beautiful Struggle (Paperback)

            By Coates, Ta-Nehisi

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            This was the abyss where, unguided, black boys were swallowed whole, only to re-emerge on corners and prison tiersTa-Nehisi Coates grew up in the tumultuous 1980's in Baltimore known, back then, as the murder capital of the United States.With seven siblings, four mothers, and one... highly unconventional father- Paul Coates, a larger-than-life Vietnam Vet, Black Panther, Ta-Nehisi's coming of age story is gripping and lays bare the troubled, often violent life of the inner-city, and the author's experience as a young black person in it.With candor, Ta-Nehisi Coates details the challenges on the streets and within one's family, especially the eternal struggle for peace between a father and son and the important role family plays in such circumstances.
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            ISBN 9780241517208
            Released NZ 16 Feb 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 13+ years
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            Little Lion: A Long Way Home

            Little Lion: A Long Way Home (Hardback)

            By Brierley, Saroo; Illustrated by Whatley, Bruce

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            The extraordinary true story of survival that became an international bestseller and was made into the award-winning film, Lion, starring Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel. Now a stunning picture book illustrated by award-winning illustrator Bruce Whatley. Can you imagine being lost an...d not finding your way home again? Saroo Brierley became lost on a train in India when he was only five. He survived for weeks on the streets, before being taken into an orphanage and adopted by his Australian family. Despite being happy, Saroo always wondered about where he was from. And one day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for. This incredible true story celebrates the importance of hope and never giving up.
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            ISBN 9780143795094
            Published NZ 19 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 6-8 years
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            The Cat from Muzzle
             

            The Cat from Muzzle (Paperback)

            By Sutton, Sally; Illustrated by Tulloch, Scott

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            "Dwayne is a rumble-tumble tabby cat who knows where he belongs up on the farm at Muzzle Station. So, when hes taken to live far away in the town of Kaikoura, whats a cat to do? Shake the dust off his paws and start walking, of course! The trouble is, home is a very long way away..."--Publisher information.
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            ISBN 9780143773085
            Published NZ 7 May 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 3-7 years
            Availability
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