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              Atua: Maori Gods and Heroes
                

              Atua: Maori Gods and Heroes (Hardback)

              By Bishop, Gavin

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              • Pub Date
                31 Aug 21

              Gavin Bishop's stunning, once-in-a-generation compendium introduces readers to the pantheon of Maori gods, demigods and heroes, and explores Aotearoa's most exciting legends from the Creation to the Migration. Meet the gods, demigods and heroes of the Maori people of Aotearoa in ...this breathtaking, large-scale illustrated book for children. Before the beginning there was nothing. No sound, no air, no colour - nothing. TE KORE, NOTHING. No one knows how long this nothing lasted because there was no time. However, in this great nothing there was a sense of waiting. Something was about to happen. Meet the gods, demigods and heroes of the Maori world, and explore Aotearoa's exciting legends from the Creation to the Migration. Fascinating, beautiful and informative, this once-in-a-generation compendium deserves a place on every bookshelf.
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              ISBN 9780143775690
              Published NZ 31 Aug 2021
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 5-12 years
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              My Elephant Is Blue
               

              My Elephant Is Blue (Paperback)

              By Szymanik, Melinda; Illustrated by Unka, Vasanti

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              A story full of humour and heart about having the blues, in the form of a big heavy elephant. One day an elephant came and sat on my chest. I found it hard to get up or move around, to breathe or talk. I'm Blue, the elephant said. Can you please move, Blue? I asked. I don't want ...to move. This is a good spot for me to sit. You're crushing me, I said. Yet I find you very comfortable, said Blue. Mum read every book about elephants she could get her hands on, while Dad phoned an elephant specialist someone recommended. They all tried pushing, and pulling, and persuading. But would anyone - or anything - be able to shift Blue? Warm, empathetic, hopeful and often funny, with the ability to be read on different levels, My Elephant is Blue is the perfect story to help children explore and understand the experience of living under the weight of a big sadness.
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              ISBN 9780143775645
              Published NZ 4 May 2021
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 3-5 years
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              Trash

              Trash (Paperback)

              By Mulligan, Andy

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              Raphael is a dumpsite boy. He spends his days wading through mountains of steaming trash, sifting it, sorting it, breathing it, sleeping next to it. Then one unlucky-lucky day, Raphael's world turns upside down. A small leather bag falls into his hands. It's a bag of clues. It's ...a bag of hope. It's a bag that will change everything.
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              ISBN 9781909531130
              Released NZ 1 Aug 2014
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              Violet Black
                

              Violet Black (Paperback)

              By Merriman, Eileen

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              Set in the near future, this first book in a fast-paced trilogy will hook you in from the first page. Violet Black and Ethan Wright are both in a coma. They have never met- I couldn't speak, but I was trying so hard to communicate and then . . . then . . . I pushed. And something..., someone, pushed back. Her name is Violet. Violet, but she is sunshine-yellow, and I need to find her because I think she might be just like me. But there is a far more serious reason that Ethan must find Violet- the sinister Foundation is trying to hunt them down. Reviews of Eileen's previous books- 'A Trio of Sophies doesn't so much as start as launch the reader into the centre of a storm that will hold you until the very last secret is solved. . . . ' - Weekend Herald on A Trio of Sophies 'Merriman writes what teenagers want to read, and she certainly knows how to write it well.' - NZ Books on Invisibly Breathing 'The beauty of it is that Merriman just seems to be able to cut straight to the intensity of a relationship, or a first relationship - the anguish, drama, the second guessing and the doubt, and the pure electricity of those first physical encounters' - Radio NZ on Catch Me When You Fall 'I found it to be compelling, challenging, and heartbreaking, but very real. It handles teen issues with grace and sensitivity but doesn't shy away from honesty.' - Tots to Teens on Pieces of You
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              ISBN 9780143775423
              Published NZ 4 May 2021
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Moose the Pilot
               

              Moose the Pilot (Paperback)

              By Andrews, Kimberly

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              Moose, the dashing bush pilot from Puffin the Architect, is to the rescue! With a full plane and bad weather, too, but three youngsters need his help, and this is the job he loves... I'm Moose! And I fly a plane with wheels, floats and skis. I move parcels, food and folk high abo...ve the trees. Pilot Moose lives up high in a treehouse and has a very important job delivering goods in his bush plane through sun, snow and rain, landing in all kinds of terrain. But on this day, his adventures are even more exciting than usual - three fluffy youngsters need his help! This is the third visually stunning story set in the delightful world of Puffin the Architect and her friends. The adventures of daring Pilot Moose will captivate readers young and old - especially fans of flying machines!
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              ISBN 9780143775379
              Published NZ 8 Jun 2021
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 3-7 years
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              The Midnight Adventures of Ruru and Kiwi
               

              The Midnight Adventures of Ruru and Kiwi (Paperback)

              By Scott, Clare; Illustrated by Haarhoff, Amy

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              The delightful rhyming story of Ruru and Kiwi, who host a midnight forest party for their friends, with award-winning illustrations. The Ruru and Kiwi went into the bush, wrapped snug in night's velvety black. They took some runny manuka honey tied up in a flax-woven sack. Drawin...g on a cast of nocturnal New Zealand creatures, with award-winning illustrations by Amy Haarhoff, Clare Scott's story imagines Edward Lear's famous nonsense poem taking place in a moonlit forest in Aotearoa.
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              ISBN 9780143773146
              Published NZ 31 Mar 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 3-7 years
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              The Memory Thief
               

              The Memory Thief (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Agnew, Leonie; Illustrated by Rynhart, Kieran

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              A fierce, spiky girl and a lonely troll form an unlikely alliance in Leonie Agnew's extraordinary novel for children aged 9 years and up. For as long as Seth can remember, he's been trapped behind the iron bars of the public gardens, desperate to explore the world outside. By day..., he's encased in a skin of stone and frozen on the riverbank as a statue of a shepherd boy. As soon has the sun has set he's free to roam the park, ravenously hungry. He is a troll, and the food he seeks is human memories. He's a monster yet, somehow, he's yearning for something more than an endless cycle of hunting and loneliness. Then he meets Stella, who has just moved to live with her grandfather in a house neighbouring the park. Her mind is sharp and quick and there's something so different about her - she's the only human Seth has met whose memories make his insides burn. He doesn't want to feed off her. He simply wants to talk to her. Maybe she can help him find another way to live? Engrossing, spine-chillingly scary and wholly original, this is a novel that grabs the reader and holds them spellbound. What terrible memory is Stella trying to escape? What are the fragments of memory that Seth is trying to put together? And is there any possibility that Seth could escape the lonely garden and start truly living?
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              ISBN 9780143775720
              Published NZ 6 Jul 2021
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 9-11 years
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              Coastwatcher
                

              Coastwatcher (Paperback)

              By Hill, David

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              • Pub Date
                10 Aug 21

              Award-winning David Hill's exciting WW2 novel for tweens and teens inspired by the coastwatchers of Operation Pacific. 'It's not going to be a cushy job, young Benson. You're on your own. If a snake takes a mouthful of you, there's no medics to help. Japs will be looking for you.... Far as they're concerned, you're spies. And when a spy gets captured, remember . . .' It's 1943 and 19-year-old radio operator Frank Benson is shipped out to the Japanese-occupied Solomon Islands to become a coastwatcher. Equipped with a wireless set and two companions, radio assistant Wally and Les, a gruff but experienced soldier, his mission is to keep tabs on the enemy and transmit coded information back to HQ. In the dense jungle the men meet a young Solomon Islander. A'ata says he has something vital to show them. Frank's instincts are to trust him, but Les disagrees. What if it's a trap to deliver them to the Japanese? No training could have prepared Frank for this - and their survival depends on his next decision.
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              ISBN 9780143775966
              Published NZ 10 Aug 2021
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Locked Down
               

              Locked Down (Paperback)

              By Bas, Jessica Le; Illustrated by Morris, Toby

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              The deadly influenza pandemic XB276 is sweeping the country. Twelve-year-old Zac wakes up one morning to the news that everyone must stay home. He can't leave the house for weeks, or even months. Pretty soon he's facing running out of food, with no electricity, no telephone and n...o internet. The only people he can count on are his family and closest neighbours. As Zac faces each new challenge living under lockdown, he discovers resources he never knew he had - and mysteries begging to be solved. This prescient and gripping novel about a nation in lockdown was written following the H1N1 global pandemic. It won a Storylines Junior Fiction Award in 2011.
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              ISBN 9780143775331
              Published NZ 2 Feb 2021
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 8-12 years
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              Hound the Detective
               

              Hound the Detective (Paperback)

              By Andrews, Kimberly

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              Search for clues hidden in the pictures and help Hound to solve the riddle in this delightful return to the world of Puffin the Architect. I'm Hound! And I'm a sleuth. I solve all types of cases. I sniff and snuff until my nose detects the clues and traces. Missing jewels, stolen... cars - I always solve the crime. My latest case arrived by post. Ha ha - detecting time! This gorgeous, multi-layered and engaging whodunnit by an award-winning writer has a delightful surprise at the end. Readers will love studying each action-packed illustration, poring over the details of Hound's secret passages and map, spotting the adorable animals lurking in the pictures, and finding the caterpillar hidden on every page.
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              ISBN 9780143774655
              Published NZ 4 Aug 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 3-7 years
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