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              Kia Kaha: A Storybook of Maori Who Changed the World
               

              Kia Kaha: A Storybook of Maori Who Changed the World (Hardback)

              By Morrison, Stacey; Sherlock, Jeremy

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              A powerful illustrated storybook for the tamariki and rangatahi of Aotearoa New Zealand celebrating Maoritanga! KIA KAHA is a collection of true stories about amazing Maori who have achieved incredible things. Each of them blazed a trail in their own way, and this pukapuka was wr...itten to show that with your kura huna, your special gifts, YOU can make a difference too. Written by Stacey Morrison and Jeremy Sherlock, and featuring fabulous illustrations by Akoni Pakinga, Haylee Ngaroma, Isobel Joy Te Aho-White, Jess Thompson aka Maori Mermaid, Josh Morgan, Kurawaka Productions, Miriama Grace-Smith, Ngaumutane Jones aka Ms Meemo, Reweti Arapete, Taupuruariki Whakataka-Brightwell, Xoe Hall and Zak Waipara, KIA KAHA is a very special book for the young people of Aotearoa. Featuring people and groups both historic and contemporary, who have achieved great things from land marches and language revival to hip hop and contemporary Maori fashion design, this pukapuka will fill readers of all ages, and from all walks of life, with aroha, whanaungatanga and hope for our future. Kia kaha - be strong, go hard!
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              ISBN 9780143776437
              Published NZ 28 Sep 2021
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 7-12 years
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              Atua: Maori Gods and Heroes
               

              Atua: Maori Gods and Heroes (Hardback, FME)

              By Bishop, Gavin

              • RRP: $40.00
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              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 5-8 years
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              Coastwatcher
               

              Coastwatcher (Paperback, FME)

              By Hill, David

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              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 3 Aug 2021
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Te Kuia me te Pungawerewere: The Kuia and the Spider
                

              Te Kuia me te Pungawerewere: The Kuia and the Spider (Paperback)

              By Grace, Patricia; Illustrated by Kahukiwa, Robyn

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              A bilingual Maori and English edition of Patricia Grace and Robyn Kahukiwa's award-winning picture book. Who's the best at weaving, the kuia or the spider? They decide to ask their grandchildren . . . Tera tetahi kuia ko tana mahi he raranga whariki raranga kete hoki. I te koko o... tona kihini e noho ana he pungawerewere ko tana mahi he hanga whare tukutuku. Since its publication in 1981, Patricia Grace and Robyn Kahukiwa's award-winning story about two old friends bickering over whose weaving is best has become a New Zealand classic.
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              ISBN 9780143775867
              Published NZ 31 Aug 2021
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 3-7 years
              Language (English & Te Reo Maori)
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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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              A Pukeko In a Ponga Tree
               

              A Pukeko In a Ponga Tree (Hardback)

              By Ihaka, Kingi M.; Illustrated by Frizzell, Dick

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              This very special large-format hardback edition celebrates the 40th anniversary of Aotearoa's most beloved and iconic Christmas story. This beautiful hardback gift edition celebrates 40 years of Aotearoa New Zealand's Twelve Days of Christmas. On the first day of Christmas my tru...e love gave to me a pukeko in a ponga tree. Written by the distinguished composer and Maori Language Commissioner Sir Kingi M. Ihaka and teamed with iconic illustrations by famed pop artist Dick Frizzell, this story has captivated and entertained children for four generations. It has been performed in concerts, adapted into Christmas plays and even inspired a festive community light show on Auckland's Harbour Bridge. This edition of the story includes play-along music notation and chords, as well as a QR code that takes you to the song video so everyone can sing along! This very special 40th anniversary hardback edition is a gift to treasure and deserves a place on every bookshelf.
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              ISBN 9780143776482
              Published NZ 2 Nov 2021
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 3-5 years
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              Black Wolf
               

              Black Wolf (Paperback)

              By Merriman, Eileen

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              THE SECOND RIVETING BOOK IN THE FAST-PACED BLACK SPIRAL TRILOGY. Back from Germany and the assignment that went horribly wrong, Violet doesn't know who to trust- it's fortunate for me that the Foundation staff can't read my thoughts. . . If they could read my thoughts, they'd nev...er let me go. I'd be a liability, and I know what happens to liabilities. Phoenix is equally adrift- For an hour I will forget who I am, what I have done . . . But . . . I will wake with the heavy knowledge that I am the Black Wolf, never to be trusted, never to be loved - because the only people I've ever loved are either dead or hate my guts. The only thing both of them know for sure is that they have to escape the Foundation's clutches . . .
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              ISBN 9780143775409
              Published NZ 31 Aug 2021
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 14+ 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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              Te Tuna Watakirihi Me Nga Tamariki O Te Tiriti O Toa: Watercress Tuna and the Children of Champion Street
                

              Te Tuna Watakirihi Me Nga Tamariki O Te Tiriti O Toa: Watercress Tuna and the Children of Champion Street (Paperback)

              By Grace, Patricia; Illustrated by Kahukiwa, Robyn

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              A bilingual Maori/English edition of Patricia Grace and Robin Kahukiwa's classic story of an eel who brings children together to celebrate their diverse cultures, translated into te reo by Hirini Melbourne. He aha nga koha whakahirahira a te tuna korokoro huna kura ma nga tamarik...i o te Tiriti o Toa? What special gifts does the magical Tuna bring to the children of Cannon's Creek? Kei roto i nga watakirihi o te mianga o Te Awa Iti e noho ana he tena korokoro huna kura. I tetahi rangi ka koromiko a Tuna i tona whiore ka kowhiti mai waho i te mianga o Te Awa Iti . . . Since its publication in 1984, Patricia Grace and Robyn Kahukiwa's story about a magical eel that presents cultural treasures to a group of Maori, Pasifika and Pakeha children, who then use their gifts to enrich their neighbourhood, is a firm favourite.
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              ISBN 9780143775874
              Published NZ 31 Aug 2021
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 3-7 years
              Language (English & Te Reo Maori)
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              The Adventures of Mittens: Wellington's Famous Purr-sonality
               

              The Adventures of Mittens: Wellington's Famous Purr-sonality (Paperback, FME)

              By Bruinsma, Silvio; Illustrated by Morris, Phoebe

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              Join Mittens, Wellington's pawsome celebrity cat, on his real-life adventures in this feline-fabulous picture book by Silvio Bruinsma and Phoebe Morris. Have you met Mittens? If not, it's only a matter of time. Mittens is the most famous cat ever to parade the streets of Wellingt...on with his noble nose and fabulously fluffy tail in the air. Mittens is on a mission to leave no corner of the CBD unexplored, no passerby unsmooched, no business, school or residence uninspected. He naps in shop windows, hails cars, crosses busy roads on the green light and, like any self-respecting cat, he lives for attention - but only when he's in the mood for it. The Turkish angora caught the the attention of the world when, just by being his inquisitive and charming self, his antics cheered up Wellingtonians during the 2020 lockdown. Wellington's mayor awarded Mittens a key to the city and HRF (His Royal Floofiness) was even nominated for New Zealander of the Year! Read all about Mittens' adventures around the capital city in this delightful rhyming story by Silvio Bruinsma, Mittens's guardian, with exuberant illustrations by the acclaimed illustrator and hippest of Wellingtonians, Phoebe Morris.
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              ISBN 9780143775850
              Published NZ 3 Aug 2021
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 3-7 years
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