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              List of titles to be published from 26 December to 25 January 2020.

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              Animal Antics
               

              Animal Antics (Hardback)

              By DK

              • RRP: $24.00
              • $18.00
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              • Pub Date
                7 Jan 20

              Have you ever wondered how ants carry up to 50 times their body weight? Or why sloths move so slowly? Discover the answers to these questions and more as you laugh along at the hilarious pictures in this fun non-fiction book for kids. Animal Antics is jam-packed with funny photos... of animals in action. Look out for goats popping up in unexpected places, zebras and chimpanzees grinning for the camera, and adorable chipmunks with bulging cheeks. Alongside high quality images, each page features mind-boggling facts about your favourite animals, including how they get around, what they like to eat, and how they stay cool or keep warm. Children will love this fresh glimpse into the lives of loads of weird and wonderful animals.
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              ISBN 9780241420263
              Released NZ 7 Jan 2020
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 5-8 years
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              What's the Point of Maths?
               

              What's the Point of Maths? (Hardback)

              By DK

              • RRP: $30.00
              • $22.50
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              • Pub Date
                7 Jan 20

              Incredible historical and contemporary stories explore the often surprising origins of the maths we use today, from number sequences to trigonometry. Crazy facts, magic tricks, and mathematical brainteasers will amuse and entertain even the most reluctant math students. Find out ...why an hour has 60 rather than 100 minutes and how prime numbers keep the internet working. Colourful and uncluttered illustrations make mathematical explanations easy to grasp in seconds and make this user-friendly book simple to navigate and a joy to browse and read. What's the point of maths? is perfect for those who need some inspiration when it comes to numbers. It combines stories from history with simple visual explanations to bring maths to life. From spotting a bargain to talking to computers, from filling in a giant sinkhole to becoming a trillionaire, it shows children why core maths ideas were invented and how to apply them today - in the classroom and the real world! Accompanying the fascinating stories are puzzles, games, and amazing facts, as well as a lively challenge to help bring each of the topics to life. Stylish, colourful illustrations make the maths fun and unintimidating, while simple diagrams and steps make explanations easy to grasp in seconds. Throughout the book, worked examples show readers how to solve simple maths challenges, encouraging children to improve their maths skills with hands-on practice. A vocational theme runs throughout the book, showing why maths is a vital skill in many fields of life, from science and entertainment to sport and travel.
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              ISBN 9780241343524
              Released NZ 7 Jan 2020
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 9-11 years
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              The Peski Kids 4: Near Extinction
               

              The Peski Kids 4: Near Extinction (Paperback)

              By Spratt, R. A.

              • RRP: $21.00
              • $15.75
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              • Pub Date
                7 Jan 20

              Could this be the end for The Peski Kids?

              ISBN 9780143796367
              Published NZ 7 Jan 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age Children
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              Hello Hedgehog
               

              Hello Hedgehog (Hardback)

              By Buller, Laura

              • RRP: $15.99
              • $11.99
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              • Pub Date
                21 Jan 20

              Say hello to a hedgehog with this non-fiction book for kids. Packed full of fun facts and adorable hedgehog pictures, this children's reading book is the perfect way to learn about, and celebrate, this much-loved creature. In this chapter book for children you'll learn how to hel...p hedgehogs, why they have prickly spines covering their backs, and all about their hibernation. These fascinating facts are paired with cute, high-quality photographs of hedgehogs, providing an ideal balance of words and images for children learning to read. Created with the help of top literacy consultants, Hello Hedgehog is the perfect book to help build general knowledge at the same time as learning to read. As this unique animal is such a favourite for kids, this book will encourage reading for pleasure, which is linked with improved reading and writing skills. Hello Hedgehog is a new Level 2 title in the engaging four level DK Readers series, aimed at children who are beginning to read. Developing a lifelong love of reading, DK Readers cover a vast range of fascinating subjects to support children as they become confident readers. DK Level 2 readers are suitable for children reading book band books up to orange level.
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              ISBN 9780241411582
              Released NZ 21 Jan 2020
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 5-8 years
              Series DK Readers Level 2
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              Would You Like a Banana?
               

              Would You Like a Banana? (Hardback)

              Illustrated by Ismail, Yasmeen

              • RRP: $27.99
              • $22.39
              • Save $5.60
              • Pub Date
                1 Jan 20

              Award-winning illustrator Yasmeen Ismail's delightfully funny picture book featuring a very stubborn gorilla will have the whole family laughing!Gorilla is hungry but there is absolutely no way he's going to eat a banana. Not even a teeny taste. Not with some bread or standing on... his head. Even if you eat one too, which is something you might do. This brilliant and hilarious picture book from award-winning illustrator Yasmeen Ismail will have everyone laughing at this all-too familiar family situation!
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              ISBN 9781406375848
              Released NZ 1 Jan 2020
              Publisher Walker Books
              Interest Age 0-5 years
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              Some Dinosaurs Are Small
               

              Some Dinosaurs Are Small (Hardback)

              Illustrated by Voake, Charlotte

              • RRP: $27.99
              • $22.39
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              • Pub Date
                1 Jan 20

              A book about opposites: big and small, fast and slow, carnivore and herbivore.Some dinosaurs are small, and some dinosaurs are BIG. Some dinosaurs have tiny teeth for munching leaves, and some dinosaurs have POINTY teeth for munching ... OTHER dinosaurs! UH-OH. Some dinosaurs nee...d to RUN! In pure pantomime spirit, children will want to cry out, "He's behind you!" in this bright, bold and thrilling picture book from one of the most acclaimed contemporary children's bookmakers, Charlotte Voake.
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              ISBN 9781406376302
              Released NZ 1 Jan 2020
              Publisher Walker Books
              Interest Age 0-5 years
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              Monster Nanny
               

              Monster Nanny (Paperback)

              Illustrated by Pitkanen, Pasi; By Tolonen, Tuutikki

              • RRP: $18.99
              • $14.24
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              • Pub Date
                7 Jan 20

              Halley, Koby and Mimi have been sent a nanny to look after them while their parents are away. The only problem? Their nanny is a monster! Grah is enormous, hairy, dusty and doesn't talk. As the three siblings search for answers, they discover that other neighbourhood kids have al...so been left with similar creatures. So where did they all come from? With no parents around and the fate of their new nanny at stake, the Hellman kids must depend on each other as they solve the mystery of the monsters - and maybe even help them get back to their home. Finnish author Tuutikki Tolonen seamlessly intertwines contemporary life with a world full of strange creatures in this warm, amusing and sweetly-moving story. Monster Nanny is at once a refreshing change of pace and a return to timeless adventure. 'A strange but entertaining romp that will surprise readers at every turn.' Publishers Weekly
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              ISBN 9781760525590
              Published NZ 7 Jan 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age 7-10 years
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              Explorers on Black Ice Bridge
               

              Explorers on Black Ice Bridge (Paperback, Main)

              By Bell, Alex; Illustrated by Tomic, Tomislav

              • RRP: $18.99
              • $14.81
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              • Pub Date
                7 Jan 20

              Ice princess Stella Snowflake and her father Felix are in trouble: President Fogg has expelled them from the Polar Bear Explorers' Club, and banned them from going on any further expeditions. Stella's not going to be put off by rules and regulations though.

              ISBN 9780571332588
              Released NZ 7 Jan 2020
              Publisher Faber and Faber
              Interest Age Children
              Series The Polar Bear Explorers' Club
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              My Friends are all Different
               

              My Friends are all Different (Hardback)

              By Smith, Rosie; Illustrated by Whatley, Bruce

              • RRP: $19.99
              • $15.99
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              • Pub Date
                1 Jan 20

              Whether big or small, slow or fast, friends can come in all shapes and sizes. My Friends Are All Different is a wonderful celebration of friendship, illustrated with delightful animals.

              ISBN 9781760661199
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2020
              Publisher SCHOLASTIC AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              Knock Knock Superhero
               

              Knock Knock Superhero (Hardback)

              By Hart, Caryl; Illustrated by East, Nick

              • RRP: $29.99
              • $23.69
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              • Pub Date
                14 Jan 20

              A superhero counting book that's full of surprises, from award-winning author Caryl Hart and bestselling illustrator Nick East!

              ISBN 9781444945935
              Released NZ 14 Jan 2020
              Publisher Hachette Children's Books
              Interest Age 0-5 years
              Series Knock Knock
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