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              May 2021 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 April to 25 May 2021.

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              Five Little Kea
               

              Five Little Kea (Paperback)

              By Chin, Renee

              • RRP: $19.99
              • $14.99
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              From New Zealand illustrator Renee Chin comes a wonderful birthday celebration book showcasing the beauty of New Zealand flora and fauna, and the cheekiness of the native Kea.

              ISBN 9781869714000
              Published NZ 27 Apr 2021
              Publisher Hachette
              Interest Age 2-5 years
              Availability
              999 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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              My Elephant Is Blue
               

              My Elephant Is Blue (Paperback)

              By Szymanik, Melinda; Illustrated by Unka, Vasanti

              • RRP: $19.99
              • $14.99
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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
              Availability
              999 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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              How Do I Feel?: A Dictionary of Emotions for Children - With 60+ definitions to help children identify and understand their emotions
               

              How Do I Feel?: A Dictionary of Emotions for Children - With 60+ definitions to help children identify and understand their emotions (Hardback)

              By Lipp, Rebekah; Illustrated by Phillips, Craig

              • RRP: $39.99
              • $37.99
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              With 60+ definitions to help improve emotional literacy. This HUGE hardcover book with over 140 pages, is all about our children learning to recognise and label emotions and feelings.

              ISBN 9780473558628
              Published NZ 16 May 2021
              Publisher Wildling Books
              Interest Age 5-8 years
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              IN THE BEGINNING: 20th Anniversary Edition: 2021
               

              IN THE BEGINNING: 20th Anniversary Edition: 2021 (Paperback)

              By Gossage, Peter; Translated by Te Heikoko Mataira, Katerina

              • RRP: $19.99
              • $15.59
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              The creation myth of Maori legend is simply told in Peter Gossage's vibrant style. Bold design and brief text recount the struggle of the children of Rangi and Papa as they try to part their parents and bring light to the world. The reader is introduce to each of the children (Ma...ori gods) and they role they play in the world.
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              ISBN 9781775436850
              Published NZ 1 May 2021
              Publisher Scholastic New Zealand Limited
              Interest Age 3-5 years
              Availability
              999 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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              Te Kahui o Matariki / The Matariki Star Cluster
                

              Te Kahui o Matariki / The Matariki Star Cluster (Paperback, Book & CD)

              • RRP: $24.99
              • $24.99
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              This is our second book celebrating Matariki. In this book we focus on each of the nine stars in the Matariki cluster, and their relationship to the environment. We know you will love the song and illustrations.

              ISBN 9780995134997
              Published NZ 10 May 2021
              Publisher Edumaxi
              Interest Age Children
              Series The Matariki Star Cluster
              Language (Te Reo Maori)
              Availability
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              Violet Black
                

              Violet Black (Paperback)

              By Merriman, Eileen

              • RRP: $19.99
              • $14.99
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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
              Availability
              508 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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              Two Shakes of a Lamb's Tail: The Diary of a Country Vet
               

              Two Shakes of a Lamb's Tail: The Diary of a Country Vet (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hawkins, Danielle

              • RRP: $37.99
              • $28.49
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              A charming, sometimes heartbreaking, oftentimes laugh-out-loud journey through the seasons with a New Zealand country animal vet<\p> Danielle Hawkins is a farm vet, mother, sheep farmer's wife and author. From calving cows to literary lunches, pet lambs to parenting, occasionally... overwhelmed but almost always sure she wouldn't want it any other way, her diary celebrates the joys of rural living.<\p>
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              ISBN 9781775541585
              Published NZ 1 May 2021
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
              Availability
              784 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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              From the Centre: A Writer's Life
               

              From the Centre: A Writer's Life (Hardback)

              By Grace, Patricia

              • RRP: $40.00
              • $30.00
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              We live by the sea, which hems and stitches the scalloped edges of the land.' Renowned writer Patricia Grace begins her remarkable memoirs beside her beloved Hongoeka Bay. It is the place she has returned to throughout her life, and fought for, one of many battles she has faced- ...'It was when I first went to school that I found out that I was a Maori girl . . . I found that being different meant that I could be blamed . . .' As she shows, her experiences - good and bad, joyous and insightful - have fuelled what became a focus of her life- 'I had made up my mind that writing was something I would always do.
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              ISBN 9780143775614
              Published NZ 4 May 2021
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Availability
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              Helen Kelly: Her Life
               

              Helen Kelly: Her Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Macfie, Rebecca

              • RRP: $50.00
              • $39.00
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              When Helen Kelly died on a Wellington spring night in October 2016, with her partner by her side and a bunch of peonies, the first of the season, by her bed, Aotearoa New Zealand lost an extraordinary leader. Kelly was the first female head of the country's trade union movement, ...but she was also much more- a visionary who believed that all workers, whether in a union or not, deserved to be given a fair go; a fighter from a deeply communist family who never gave up the struggle; a strategist and orator who invoked strong loyalty; a woman who could stir fierce emotions. Her battles with famous people were the stuff of headlines. She took on Peter Jackson, the country's icon. She was accused in parliament of doing 'irreparable damage' to the union movement, and by employers of exploiting the bereaved families of dead workers. While many saw her as a hero, to others she was 'that woman', a bloody pain in the neck. In this brilliant book, award-winning journalist Rebecca Macfie takes you not only into Kelly's life but into a defining period in the country's history, when old values were replaced by the individualism of neo-liberalism, and the wellbeing and livelihood of workers faced unremitting stress. Through it all, Helen Kelly stood as an electrifying figure.
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              ISBN 9781927249741
              Published NZ 18 May 2021
              Publisher Awa Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Availability
              999 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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              Uruuru Whenua o Ngatoroirangi, Te: 2021
                

              Uruuru Whenua o Ngatoroirangi, Te: 2021 (Paperback)

              By Winitana, Chris; Illustrated by Mutton-Rogers, Laya

              • RRP: $20.00
              • $16.00
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              This is the story, told in te reo Maori, of the arrival of Ngatoroirangi in Aotearoa and his exploration of the landscape and subduing of kaitiaki, such as the guardian of Tarawera, Tamaohoi; the guardian of water on Kaingaroa, Torepatutai; and the King of the Patupaiarehe, fairy... folk, Ririo. This adventure story traces the places Ngatoroirangi travelled through, such as Waimahunga, the large spring where he conducted his cleansing ceremonies, and Te Wharua o Ngatoroirangi, where his footprints are still visible in the land today.
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              ISBN 9781775506393
              Published NZ 10 May 2021
              Publisher Huia Publishers
              Interest Age 8-12 years
              Language (Te Reo Maori)
              Availability
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