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            Surf Dreams: New Zealand Surf Culture
              

            Surf Dreams: New Zealand Surf Culture (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Morrison, Derek

            • RRP: $50.00
            • $37.50
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            • Pub Date
              3 Nov 20

            From Ahipara in the north to Riverton in the south - Derek Morrison has surfed and photographed the best spots up and down the country. In this spectacularly illustrated book, he presents 15 major surfing communities and those who live there and who live to surf (Ahipara, Tutukak...a, Piha, Whangamata, Mt Maunganui, Raglan, Taranaki, Gisborne, Lyall Bay, Kaikoura, Westport, Greymouth, Sumner, Dunedin, Riverton). The characters, the competitions, the breaks, the communities, the dream lifestyles. A foreword by legendary surfer and surfboard designer and maker Roger Hall looks at surfing culture and its importance to Kiwis.
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            ISBN 9780143774730
            Published NZ 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
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            Our World in Pictures: Countries, Cultures, People & Places
             

            Our World in Pictures: Countries, Cultures, People & Places (Hardback)

            By DK

            • RRP: $37.00
            • $27.75
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            • Pub Date
              3 Nov 20

            Discover the countries of the world - explore their geography, wildlife, traditions, and arts, in this picture-packed children's book. Every country profile is full of photos, and each nation has a full-colour map detailing its main cities, landscape features, and borders, and ex...actly where in the world they are. At-a-glance panels provide a quick reference to all the stats, and the easy to read text is full of fascinating, fun facts. Countries, Cultures, People & Places shows the many unique things that make one country different from another, but might also reveal surprising similarities. Did you know that Cuba's national sport is baseball, one of the most popular sports in the US? And that kids in both Japan and Chile have earthquake drills on their school schedule? Find out about anything from the spookily vibrant Day of the Dead parade in Mexico and the beautiful springtime cherry blossom displays of Japan, to blueberry-picking in Sweden and India's space programme. So pack your bags, decide your destination and begin your journey!
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            ISBN 9780241343371
            Released NZ 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
            Availability
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            Back to School
             

            Back to School (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sheffield, Jack

            • RRP: $35.00
            • $27.30
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            • Pub Date
              3 Nov 20

            The year is 1969 and Jack Sheffield is a young teacher in need of a job. In a room full of twenty-nine other newly qualified teachers, he's overjoyed when he's appointed to Heather View Primary. Jack is excited to start his first year there and to begin shaping young minds in a b...eautiful new location on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. But Heather View isn't as idyllic as it first sounds. In fact, it looks more like a prison than a primary school. With less than adequate funding and a head teacher who doesn't seem to care, it's no easy task to give the kids the education they deserve. But Jack's determined to do just that. Full of warmth and good humour, Back to School is like taking a nostalgic walk through the past to a simpler time... Praise for Jack Sheffield 'Wry observation and heartwarming humour in equal measure' Alan Titchmarsh 'Overflowing with amusing anecdotes' Daily Express 'Amusing adventures at the North Yorkshire village school' Choice 'Jack Sheffield's in a class of his own' York Press
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            ISBN 9781787632974
            Released NZ 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
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            The Sailor from Casablanca: A summer read full of passion and betrayal, set between Golden Age Casablanca and the present day

            The Sailor from Casablanca: A summer read full of passion and betrayal, set between Golden Age Casablanca and the present day (Paperback)

            By Malaval, Charline; Translated by Lehrer, Natasha

            • RRP: $27.99
            • $21.83
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            From a new voice in historical fiction comes this perfect summer holiday read: an exciting, seductive story of passion, betrayal and self-reinvention, set between glamorous Golden Age Casablanca and the present day.

            ISBN 9781529351651
            Released NZ 25 Aug 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 4-6 weeks
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            Travel by Colour
               

            Travel by Colour (Hardback)

            By Planet, Lonely

            • RRP: $36.48
            • $36.48
            • Pub Date
              9 Oct 20

            From the bright blue hues of Jodhpur, Rajasthan's medieval metropolis, to the deep purples of Provence's lavender fields, discover the world through a stunning collection of photographs with the first and only travel guide by colour palette.

            ISBN 9781788689175
            Released NZ 9 Oct 2020
            Publisher Lonely Planet Global Limited
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Lonely Planet
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 1 Oct 2020
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            Today in New Zealand History
             

            Today in New Zealand History (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)

            By Atkinson, Neill; Green, David; Phipps, Gareth; Watters, Steve

            • RRP: $39.99
            • $31.99
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            By the Ministry for Culture and Heritage and the Alexander Turnbull Library, this glorious, fully illustrated discovery of New Zealand's key times brings history to life. Each day of the year features a story ranging from the nation-forming to the quirky. Born on this Day boxes s...cattered throughout provide details on around 100 significant figures.
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            ISBN 9781775594284
            Published NZ 1 Feb 2020
            Publisher Exisle Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            Life Through Time: The 700-Million-Year Story of Life on Earth
             

            Life Through Time: The 700-Million-Year Story of Life on Earth (Hardback)

            By Woodward, John

            • RRP: $30.00
            • $22.50
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            • Pub Date
              3 Nov 20

            Explore astonishing landscapes teeming with giant insects, dinosaurs, and giant mammals, and see the extraordinary creatures that lived in ancient seas, to discover life from ancient creatures to early humans. In a series of stunning panoramic illustrations, this book tells the s...tory of life on Earth, from its earliest origins to the present day. The amazing story of life's evolution begins in vast oceans and swamp forests, and is shaken by dramatic extinctions caused by ice, violent volcanic eruptions, and meteor impacts. Life Through Time explores geological time and the origins of species that still exist today in early fish, amphibians, birds, reptiles, and mammals. It takes readers up to the appearance of our first human ancestors around six million years ago, the evolution of hunter-gathering Homo sapiens in the Ice Age, Stone Age farmers, the earliest civilization in Mesopotamia, the effects of the Industrial Revolution on the natural world, and people living with nature in the modern world. Open the book and let the four-billion-year journey begin!
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            ISBN 9780241426395
            Released NZ 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 7-9 years
            Availability
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            20th Century Passenger Flying Boats

            20th Century Passenger Flying Boats (Hardback)

            By Dawson, Leslie

            • RRP: $80.50
            • $72.45
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            • Temporarily out of stock

            Features a vast array of photographs, illustrating some of the most interesting flying boat designs of the twentieth century.

            ISBN 9781526744203
            Released NZ 30 Jun 2020
            Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
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            Marbles and Mangoes. Mapu Moe Mango
               

            Marbles and Mangoes. Mapu Moe Mango (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Mangisi, Sione Tapani

            • RRP: $30.50
            • $30.50
            • Available At Publisher

            This is a dual English Tongan language book where Sione Tapani Mangisi shares some of his memories about growing up in Tonga in the nineteen fifties. His topic is marbles, a children's game popular when he was young. The book describes how games were set up by groups of boys unde...r the large old mango trees in villages under complex rules that encouraged not just high levels of skill but also careful strategising to ensure that each player won as many marbles as possible. He discusses the traditional hard nut fruits that were used in pre-European times before the introduction and adoption of glass and ceramic marbles. The book idescribes the alternate games that little children and girls played and finishes with a guide to setting up your own game. There is a guide to Tongan spelling and pronunciation. It's suitable for readers of all ages and is particularly designed for adults looking for stories about Tonga in the Tongan language to read to their children and grandchildren.
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            ISBN 9780648885016
            Released NZ 30 Jun 2020
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Available at publisher; allow 3-6 weeks delivery due to Covid 19 freight delays
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            More Great Australian Outback Police Stories

            More Great Australian Outback Police Stories (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Marsh, Bill

            • RRP: $35.00
            • $27.30
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            • Delayed Release

            From some of the biggest beats in the world came these unforgettable tales of adventure and misadventure, drama and mayhem, larrikinism and laughter. After there'd been a robbery in a block of Wiluna retirement units, two police officers arrive to begin their investigations. They... knock on the front door of the first unit in the block. An old lady answers. 'Lady,' says one of the police officers, 'where were you between 5 and 6?' 'I'm not exactly sure officer,' replies the old lady, 'but I was most probably in kindergarten.' Australia's outback police have seen it all: natural disasters, incredible acts of selflessness, unspeakable crimes and daring rescues, to name just a few. And they've met some unforgettable characters along the way. This memorable and eye-opening collection of real-life accounts from cops on the frontline in the heart of Australia is by turns inspiring, poignant, heartbreaking and hilarious. Bill 'Swampy' Marsh is an award-winning writer and performer of stories, songs and plays. He spent most of his youth in rural south-western NSW and now lives in Adelaide. Swampy is one of ABC Books' bestselling authors of Australian stories; this is his twentieth book.
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            ISBN 9780733340079
            Published NZ 1 Aug 2020
            Publisher ABC Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Great Australian Stories
            Availability
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