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

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              Taking the Lead: How Jacinda Ardern Wowed the World
               

              Taking the Lead: How Jacinda Ardern Wowed the World (Hardback)

              By Hill, David; Illustrated by Morris, Phoebe

              • RRP: $25.00
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              "An inspiring illustrated story for children about Jacinda Ardern, and her meteoric rise to become the worlds youngest female leader"--Publisher information.

              ISBN 9780143774518
              Published NZ 3 Mar 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 5-10 years
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              Lost Wonders
               

              Lost Wonders (Paperback)

              By Ell, Sarah; Illustrated by Morris, Phoebe

              • RRP: $24.99
              • $18.74
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              The stories of these fascinating creatures - birds, insects, reptiles and plants - are told in an entertaining and accessible style, drawing on first-hand accounts and supported with useful illustrations. It draws on accounts of their demise, and of the social climate in New Zeal...and in which these extinctions occurred. Illustrated with line drawings by Phoebe Morris, and written in a relatable style, this is perfect for 8-12 year olds, telling true stories about the species and the people involved in their extinction and/or recovery. Featured species include those which are long gone - New Zealand's dinosaurs, penguins and pelicans, and the giant gecko; extinctions since the human habitation of New Zealand, including the moa, piopio, huia and laughing owl, and native fish the grayling; species which were lost and found - the takahe, taiko, Tecomanthe speciosa and the weevils of Canterbury; and those at risk of extinction and how it came to this - kakapo, kaki, Maui's dolphin, kauri and whitebait.
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              ISBN 9781988547442
              Published NZ 3 Mar 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age Children
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              Kia Kaha: Together Standing Strong
               

              Kia Kaha: Together Standing Strong (Paperback)

              By Pitman-Hayes, June; Illustrated by Stapleton, Minky; Translated by Roberts, Ngaere; Assisted by Terei, Pio

              • RRP: $19.99
              • $15.99
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              "From singer-songwriter June Pitman-Hayes comes this rousing and fortifying new waiata for Kiwi children from all backgrounds. This heart-warming story and song celebrates the strength in community"--Publisher information.

              ISBN 9781775436225
              Published NZ 1 Mar 2020
              Publisher Scholastic
              Interest Age 0-5 years
              Language (Maori)
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              Twinkle, Tickle Little Star
               

              Twinkle, Tickle Little Star (Paperback)

              By Hunter, Anne

              • RRP: $24.99
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              Twinkle, tickle, little star, of the salty sea. Near the rocks where mussels cling, is where I'm sure to be. A zillion feet adorn my arms; I don't have a head or teeth. My bottom's on the top of me; my mouth is where? Underneath. Anne Hunter's playful and delightful rhymes... along with Dave Gunson's superb illustrations, perfectly capture the unique characteristics of a range of creatures and plant life that young children commonly encounter when exploring the New Zealand seashore. Rhyming verse delightfully details some of the special features of triplefins, hermit crabs, scallops, jellyfish, sea anemonies, seaweed, black-backed gulls, paddle crabs, paua, katipo, sponges and starfish. This entertaining book is intended to be read aloud and children will be fascinated to learn more about the wild life on the seashore so they can enjoy exploring when visiting the beach. There is a fascinating facts section to supplement the verse at the back of the book.
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              ISBN 9781869665401
              Published NZ 29 Feb 2020
              Publisher New Holland Publishers
              Interest Age 4-6 years
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              Downfall
                

              Downfall (Paperback)

              By Bixley, Donovan

              • RRP: $23.99
              • $21.59
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              • Pre Release International

              Flying Furballs, a hilarious action-packed adventure series, captures the romance and excitement of the era at the dawn of aviation - set in a world of cats versus dogs. In Downfall , Claude D'Bonair uncovers the DOGZ spy at CATS HQ and an epic catfight develops . . . but just wh...o will be left standing?
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              ISBN 9781988516615
              Published NZ 12 Mar 2020
              Publisher Upstart Press Ltd
              Interest Age 7-9 years
              Series Flying Furballs
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              Moa's Ark
               

              Moa's Ark (Paperback)

              By Millett, Peter

              • RRP: $17.99
              • $14.39
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              "On board Noah's ark are two pesky moa. When will they be able to get off the boat? After the lions? Before the penguins? Follow Noah and the two pestering moa as they search for their ideal home. A rhyming account of Noah's trip around the world, and the moa who are constantly a...sking, "Are we there yet?"--Publisher information.
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              ISBN 9781775435846
              Published NZ 1 Mar 2020
              Publisher Scholastic
              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              Husna'S Story: My Wife, the Christchurch Massacre & My Journey to Forgiveness
               

              Husna'S Story: My Wife, the Christchurch Massacre & My Journey to Forgiveness (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ahmed, Farid

              • RRP: $36.99
              • $27.74
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              Husna's Story is written by Husna's husband Farid Ahmed. They were praying at El Noor Mosque in Christchurch when a gunman burst in and shot and killed 51 people and injured many others in a terrorist attack. This book tells Husna's story, describing the day of the attack - in al...l of its normal, mundane detail up until the tragedy, and then the horrendous tragedy of what followed. Interwoven with this is the story of Husna's life, telling of the selflessness and bravery with which she lived her life. As well as looking after her paraplegic husband, Husna was an important member of the community, helping women when they were giving birth, running classes for children and helping many others. Her last selfless act was going back into the mosque to look for her husband on that fateful day. She had already led the other women and children to safety. Tragically she was shot. Husna's husband, Farid Ahmed, quite incredibly, forgives the alleged killer. His remarkable philosophy of forgiveness, peace and love is an example of how religion and faith, through personal application, can be a tool for navigating the most horrific of tragedies.
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              ISBN 9781988547480
              Published NZ 3 Mar 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              A Trio of Sophies
               

              A Trio of Sophies (Paperback)

              By Merriman, Eileen

              • RRP: $19.99
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              "A missing girl, a secret diary and unsettling revelations. Today is the first of September, the first day of spring, and its been sixty-four days since I last saw Sophie Abercrombie. It's been sixty-four days since anyone saw Sophie Abercrombie. The prettiest Sophie. The missing... Sophie. As Sophie MacKenzie, Mac, confides to her diary, she last saw Sophie Abercrombie kissing James Bacon, their English teacher. Mac has passed this on to the police, but there is plenty she knows about James Bacon that she has kept to herself. She hasnt even told Twiggy, the third Sophie in their once tight-knit threesome. The Trio of Sophies is no more"--Publisher information.
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              ISBN 9780143774082
              Published NZ 3 Mar 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Seagull Seagull
               

              Seagull Seagull (Hardback)

              Illustrated by Rynhart, Kieran; By Baxter, James K.

              • RRP: $29.99
              • $23.99
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              A new gift edition of James K Baxter's classic poems for children, illustrated by Kieran Rynhart. The poems in The Tree House are light and easy read-alouds for classrooms or with toddlers-on-the-couch. James K Baxter wrote these poems when he was teaching in Lower Hutt in the 19...50s. Successful in the classroom, they have been regularly reprinted in anthologies and collections and remain popular for their accessible rhythms, humour, and quintessentially New Zealand settings.This new gift edition of Baxter's poems is illustrated by Kieran Rynhart in dramatic spreads and beautifully drawn details.
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              ISBN 9781776572816
              Published NZ 1 Mar 2020
              Publisher Gecko Press
              Interest Age 3-6 years
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              All the Way to Summer: Stories of love and longing
               

              All the Way to Summer: Stories of love and longing (Hardback)

              By Kidman, Fiona

              • RRP: $40.00
              • $30.00
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              "Fiona Kidmans early stories about New Zealand womens experiences scandalised readers with their vivid depictions of the heartbreaks and joys of desire, illicit liaisons and unconventional love. Her writing made her a feminist icon in the early 1980s, and she has since continued ...to tell the realities of womens lives, her books resonating with many readers over the years and across the world. To mark her 80th birthday, this volume brings together a variety of her previously published stories as well as several that are new or previously uncollected; all moving, insightful and written with love. The final stories trace her own history of love, a memoir of significant people from childhood and beyond"--Publisher information.
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              ISBN 9780143773658
              Published NZ 3 Mar 2020
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age General Audience
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