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              April 2020 Release

              This area features titles by New Zealand, Australian or Pasifika authors or publishers. It also contains titles from around the world with a uniquely New Zealand, Australian and Pasifika perspective. This in-depth coverage includes material supplied by mainstream publishers, small specialist/niche publishers and self-published authors. View our recently added titles.

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              List of titles published from 26 March to 25 April 2020.

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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

              • RRP: $19.99
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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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              Aroha's Way: A children's guide through emotions
               

              Aroha's Way: A children's guide through emotions (Paperback)

              By Phillips, Craig

              • RRP: $19.99
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              Come along on a journey with Aroha, as she wards off nervousness, fear, worrying thoughts and apprehension, with simple, yet effective tools that everyone can use.

              ISBN 9780473470807
              Published NZ 1 Apr 2020
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
              Interest Age 5-8 years
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              Nee Naw Goes Bananas
               

              Nee Naw Goes Bananas (Paperback)

              By Yipadee, Deano; Illustrated by Beavis, Paul

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              The monkeys escaped, and the driver felt glum, until Nee Naw arrived with a bandage for his bum. NEE NAW! NEE NAW! Im a little fire engine. NEE NAW! NEE NAW! Im happy Im me. Another totally appealing side-splitting rescue from the creators of NEE NAW and Stink-o-Saurus!

              ISBN 9781775436195
              Published NZ 1 Apr 2020
              Publisher Scholastic
              Interest Age 2-6 years
              Series Nee Naw
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              Katipo Joe: Blitzkrieg
               

              Katipo Joe: Blitzkrieg (Paperback)

              By Falkner, Brian

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              After a narrow escape from Germany with his mother, Joe is recruited by MI5 and given a mission to infiltrate the Hitler Youth movement. Inspired by true events, Katipo Joe is a story of incredible heroism, unlikely friendships and unbearable tragedy, set against the backdrop of ...World War Two.
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              ISBN 9781775436447
              Published NZ 1 Apr 2020
              Publisher Scholastic
              Interest Age Children
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              Jacinda Ardern: A New Kind of Leader
               

              Jacinda Ardern: A New Kind of Leader (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Chapman, Madeleine

              • RRP: $40.00
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              Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern is a leader for a new generation, one tired of inertia in the face of pressing issues such as climate change, immigration and the rise of far-right terrorism. Ardern was catapulted onto the international stage with her grace and compas...sion following the Christchurch mosque shooting. Oprah Winfrey invited us to 'channel our inner Jacindas' as praise for Ardern flooded headlines and social media. The world's youngest female head of government, and only the second elected world leader to give birth while in office, Ardern describes herself as a progressive and a social democrat. In this revealing biography, journalist Madeleine Chapman discovers the woman behind the headlines. Politically engaged from an early age, Ardern has encountered her fair share of sexism, but rather than let that harden her she advocates 'rising above' critics. In her first press conference, she announced an election campaign of 'relentless positivity'. The tactic was a resounding success- donations poured in and Labour rebounded in the polls. But can Ardern live up to her promise? What does her new style of leadership look like in practice? And what can we learn from the world's reaction to this inspiring leader?
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              ISBN 9781760641818
              Published NZ 30 Mar 2020
              Publisher Black Inc
              Interest Age General Audience
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              A Natural Year: Living Simply Through the Seasons
               

              A Natural Year: Living Simply Through the Seasons (Paperback)

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              A Natural Year follows writer Wendyl Nissen's life in the peaceful New Zealand countryside over one year. It's the story of what happens in her garden, her kitchen and her life over twelve months, and the thoughts inspired by each passing season. She writes about the freedom that... she has found in ageing and the joy that comes along with it. She addresses her depression, anxiety and the mental well-being she's gained from her back-to-basics lifestyle and the practical things she does to live in a sustainable, natural way. With photographs taken at her home in Northland, Wendyl shares 100 new recipes, including how to make yeast from grapes, yoghurt using chilli stalks and many others she has discovered. In a world which can be full of stress and confusion, A Natural Year is a guide to a simpler, less complicated life.
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              ISBN 9781988547312
              Published NZ 31 Mar 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Red Dirt Country

              Red Dirt Country (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By McDonald, Fleur

              • RRP: $32.99
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              'Nobody does rural fiction quite like Fleur McDonald.' The Weekly Times Red Dirt Country features the thrilling return of Detective Dave Burrows, now a member of the stock squad in Western Australia. Recovering from an undercover case in outback Queensland, Dave Burrows finally r...eturns to Perth, to join his pregnant wife, Melinda, and their small daughter, Bec. Things have been off-kilter between Mel and Dave for some time and nothing he says or does seems to make it right. Once Dave starts waking violently in the dark nights, reliving the horrors of the Queensland job, Mel issues an ultimatum. But Dave's work, despite its dangers, means everything to him. He's finally achieved his long-held dream and is now a Detective Senior Constable in the stock squad. And as soon as his shoulder wound is declared fully healed, Dave jumps into an investigation of stock theft in the north of Australia. There's a standoff between two stations and a history of disappearances and grief to uncover. It's also a long way away from his problems with Mel. With the prospect of going back to Queensland to give evidence as a protected witness, a dangerously ruthless enemy on the loose, and a family to protect, Dave's first experience on the stock squad is deep in an underbelly of racial divide with family secrets, long-repeated lies, kidnapping and murder. Praise for Without A Doubt 'Engaging and well-paced, Without a Doubt was devoured quicker than my Easter chocolate. Fleur McDonald has a wealth of farming experience and she employs that knowledge to pen a tale of small communities, mustering and stock losses.' Beauty and Lace 'McDonald writes a riveting rural crime story that had me grabbing for the book every spare minute I had.' The Burgeoning Bookshelf
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              ISBN 9781760529291
              Published NZ 31 Mar 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Paris Secret

              The Paris Secret (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Lester, Natasha

              • RRP: $34.99
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              A wardrobe of Dior gowns, a secret kept for sixty-five years, and the three women bound forever by war... from the international bestselling author of The French Photographer England, 1939 When war breaks out, talented pilot Skye Penrose joins the British war effort, flying fight...er planes across England to the RAF's secret airfields. Here she encounters two people from her past: her estranged sister Liberty and childhood soulmate Nicholas Crawford, now engaged to the enigmatic Frenchwoman Margaux Jourdan. As they are drawn ever deeper into the conflict in Europe, an unspeakable betrayal entwines their fates. Cornwall, 2012 Kat Jourdan, an Australian fashion conservator, discovers a priceless collection of Dior gowns in her grandmother Margaux's vacant cottage. As she delves into the mystery she receives a message that calls into question everything Kat thought she knew about her beloved grandmother, leading her to unearth a heartbreaking story of love and tragedy - and an extraordinary act of sacrifice. The Dior Legacy is an unforgettable story about the lengths people go to protect one another, and a love that, despite everything, lasts a lifetime. Praise for Natasha Lester's novels 'Emotionally charged and unforgettable' Publishers Weekly starred review 'Historical fiction at its best' Who Weekly
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              ISBN 9780733641886
              Published NZ 31 Mar 2020
              Publisher Hachette
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              Wink

              Wink (Paperback)

              By Harrell, Rob

              • RRP: $24.99
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              Surviving school with one eye open. Ross Maloy just wants to be a normal seventh grader. He does not want to lose his hair, or wear a weird hat, or deal with the kids at school who don't know what to say to 'the cancer kid'. But with a sudden and horrifying diagnosis of a rare ey...e cancer, blending in is off the table. Based on Rob Harrell's real-life experiences, and filled with his cartoons and illustrations, this very personal and poignant novel is an unforgettable, hilarious and uplifting story of survival, and of finding music, magic and laughter in all of life's weirdness. EARLY PRAISE FOR WINK: 'Wink is the story of a boy's survival that is both deeply personal and wildly funny. It's fun, it's important, and it's got songs! Rock on, Rob Harrell! Batpig forever!' - Max Brallier, New York Times bestselling author of Last Kids on Earth 'I loved Wink! Heartbreakingly funny, this book is proof that laughter is the best form of medicine. A smart, likable story that's full of heart.' - Meg Cabot, author of The Princess Diaries 'Wink has all the right elements: humour, heart, and a Batpig. A deeply personal and moving story, it will (pun alert) rock you to the core.' - Terri Libenson, award-winning comics creator and author of the bestselling Invisible Emmie 'With a cast of characters that feel both deeply human and fully seen, this book has shot onto my list of all-time favourite books. Simply superb!' - Ingrid Law, author of Newbery Honor Book Savvy 'Funny, moving, and ultimately triumphant, Wink is a powerful story of everyday resilience, and of the different types of family that unexpectedly sprout up in the wake of tragedy.' - M.A. Larson, author of Pennyroyal Academy
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              ISBN 9781460758878
              Published NZ 1 Apr 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              The Long Road Home

              The Long Road Home (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By McCallum, Fiona

              • RRP: $35.00
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              ISBN 9781489261526
              Published NZ 1 Apr 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
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