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              Wrecking Ball: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (14)

              Wrecking Ball: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (14) (Paperback)

              By Kinney, Jeff

              • RRP: $17.99
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              An unexpected inheritance gives the Heffley family a chance to make major improvements to their home. But they soon find that construction isn't all it's cracked up to be. When things get rough, will the Heffleys be able to stay ... or will they be forced to move?

              ISBN 9780143796053
              Published NZ 5 Nov 2019
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age Children
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              Dawn Raid
               

              Dawn Raid (Paperback)

              By Smith, Pauline

              • RRP: $18.99
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              What is an overstayer? Through Sofia's heartfelt diary entries, we witness the terror of being dawn-raided and gain an insight into the courageous and tireless work of the Polynesian Panthers in the 1970s as they encourage immigrant families across New Zealand to stand up for the...ir rights.
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              ISBN 9781775434757
              Published NZ 1 Mar 2018
              Publisher Scholastic
              Interest Age 9-12 years
              Series My New Zealand Story
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              Hidden Wonders
               

              Hidden Wonders (Hardback)

              By Planet Kids, Lonely

              • RRP: $29.99
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              Take a journey into the unknown and discover the planet's wildest and most wonderful sights. Paddle through the eerie glowworm caves of New Zealand, ride with the wild horses of the Namib desert, and swing off the end of the world in Ecuador. Packed with incredible facts, photos ...and illustrations.
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              ISBN 9781788683258
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2019
              Publisher Lonely Planet Global Limited
              Interest Age 6-12 years
              Series Lonely Planet Kids
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              The Jacaranda House
                

              The Jacaranda House (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Challinor, Deborah

              • RRP: $36.99
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              • Pub Date
                20 Apr 20

              Bestselling author Deborah Challinor returns with a spellbinding novel about a woman living in Sydney's notorious King's Cross in 1964. Polly Manaia is living in Sydney's notorious Kings Cross, working as an exotic dancer. She's desperate to bring her young daughter to live with ...her, but beneath her brash confidence lie dark secrets which threaten to drag her under. Gina is excited to live with her mum again. She's mature for an eleven-year-old, but can this young girl cope with Polly's demons? Rhoda and Star, transgender performers and Polly's flatmates, bring stability to Polly and Gina's lives. Yet this unlikely little family will find themselves threatened in more ways than one. The Jacaranda House is a fascinating portrayal of a shifting society and a beautiful portrait of motherhood and identity. 'Australia's answer to Philippa Gregory' Brisbane Times 'A meticulously researched and compellingly readable story injected with heart and humour, From the Ashes is perfect for fans of Fiona McIntosh and Kate Furnivall. A five-star read' Better Reading
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              ISBN 9781775541639
              Published NZ 20 Apr 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series The Restless Years
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              Jasper Jones
               

              Jasper Jones (Paperback)

              By Silvey, Craig

              • RRP: $28.99
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              Full of unforgettable characters, a page-turning pace and outrageously good dialogue, this is a glorious novel - thoughtful, funny, heartbreaking and wise - about outsiders and secrets, and what it really means to be a hero.

              ISBN 9781742372624
              Published NZ 1 May 2010
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              New Zealand Nature Heroes
               

              New Zealand Nature Heroes (Paperback)

              By Candler, Gillian

              • RRP: $29.99
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              "New Zealand Nature Heroes is designed to inspire and empower New Zealand kids to be naturalists and conservationists. The book features stories of 15 different nature heroes, people, who, in the past, or currently, are working to protect and understand New Zealand's natural worl...d."--Publisher's website.
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              ISBN 9781988550015
              Published NZ 6 Dec 2019
              Publisher Potton & Burton
              Interest Age 9-11 years
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              The Giver
               

              The Giver (Paperback, New edition)

              By Lowry, Lois

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              It's a perfect world, where everything looks right. But ugly truths lie beneath the surface!

              ISBN 9780007263516
              Released NZ 1 Jul 2008
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Essential Modern Classics
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              Tiny Pieces of Us
                

              Tiny Pieces of Us (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Pellegrino, Nicky

              • RRP: $34.99
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              • Pub Date
                31 Mar 20

              My heart is less than 1% of my body, it weighs hardly anything; it's only a tiny piece of me, yet it's the part Helen finds most interesting. . .Once it was inside her body, a tiny piece of the son she gave birth to. Now her boy is gone and his heart is keeping me alive. Born wit...h a heart defect, Vivienne Clark's life was saved by a transplant. Now a journalist, she doesn't allow herself to think about the donor, the boy who died so she could live; she can't bear to. Then she meets his mother, Helen, who wants something in return for Vivi's second-heart heart: her help to find all the other people who have tiny pieces of her son. She needs to meet them, to speak to them, in order to make sense of her own loss - to be sure that they deserve the precious gifts they were given. Reluctantly drawn into Helen's mission, Vivi agrees to trace the other recipients. One by one she brings together a small group of strangers, united by a single experience. As their lives begin to intertwine - growing close, becoming friends, enemies, even lovers - Vivi finds herself at the centre of a new kind of family, a tiny little piece of a whole. And through the fresh joys, and deep sadness, which all their stories bring, Vivi discovers that she might just be braver than she ever imagined...
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              ISBN 9781869713850
              Published NZ 31 Mar 2020
              Publisher Hachette
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Three Kiwi Tales
               

              Three Kiwi Tales (Paperback)

              By Hunt, Janet

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              Wildbase Hospital in Palmerston North is a very special hospital for very special animals, and in this follow-up to the hugely successful How to Mend a Kea, author Janet Hunt focuses on the tales of three kiwis who have been treated there.

              ISBN 9780995100145
              Published NZ 7 Nov 2019
              Publisher Massey University Press
              Interest Age 9-11 years
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              Life as a Casketeer: What the Business of Death Can Teach the Living
               

              Life as a Casketeer: What the Business of Death Can Teach the Living (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Tipene, Francis; Tipene, Kaiora

              • RRP: $39.99
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              A celebration of life and death. A book to make you laugh and cry. A deep, funny and personal story about the lives of New Zealand's favourite undertakers, Francis and Kaiora Tipene. Born and raised in Northland, the married couple and parents to five boys now star in the third s...eries of their own reality television show The Casketeers, a show about day-to-day life (and death) at their Auckland funeral business, Tipene Funerals. This is Francis and Kaiora's story, a story about a modest yet richly cultural Maori upbringing in the communities of Pawarenga and Kaitaia, the trials and tribulations of their love and marriage, the joy of raising five sons, and the dedication and mahi required to grow a business. It's also a book about traditions of tangihanga, tikanga Maori and Polynesian ways of morning the dead. Inspirational, hilarious, and wise: this is a book to make you see dying, grief and remembrance in a totally new light.
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              ISBN 9781775541486
              Published NZ 4 Feb 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
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