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              Tiny Pieces of Us
                

              Tiny Pieces of Us (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Pellegrino, Nicky

              • RRP: $34.99
              • $26.24
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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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              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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              • Pub Date
                3 Mar 20

              "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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              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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              • Pub Date
                1 Mar 20

              "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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              Dozer the Fire Cat
                

              Dozer the Fire Cat (Paperback)

              By Prokop, Robyn; Illustrated by Cooper, Jenny

              • RRP: $18.99
              • $15.19
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              • Pub Date
                1 Feb 20

              "In February 2019, a tiny spark in a Pigeon Valley paddock became the largest fire in New Zealand since 1955. Up to 150 volunteer firefighters fought the blaze. Around 3,500 people were evacuated, including the whole town of Wakefield. Story is based on a real cat that survived t...he fires. While his family is busy packing up to evacuate, Dozer is oblivious, busy doing what Dozer does . . . stalking, pouncing, washing . . . and sleeping. But when he wakes up, his family has gone and the world is a frightening place!"--Publisher information.
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              ISBN 9781775436171
              Published NZ 1 Feb 2020
              Publisher Scholastic
              Interest Age 0-5 years
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              Showtym Adventures 7: Jackamo, the Supreme Champion
                

              Showtym Adventures 7: Jackamo, the Supreme Champion (Paperback)

              By Wilson, Kelly

              • RRP: $16.99
              • $12.74
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              • Pub Date
                4 Feb 20

              "When Vickis multi-champion pony is injured, she is devastated. It's the beginning of the show season and the 14-year-old must find a replacement quickly but no pony comes close to the one she has lost.Then Vicki sees beautiful and inexperienced Jackamo. She senses he has star qu...ality, and chooses him over proven ponies with years of show-ring success. With so little time, will she be able to transform Jackamo into a winner?"--Publisher information.
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              ISBN 9780143773375
              Published NZ 4 Feb 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 7-10 years
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              Lost Wonders
                

              Lost Wonders (Paperback)

              By Ell, Sarah; Illustrated by Morris, Phoebe

              • RRP: $24.99
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              • Pub Date
                3 Mar 20

              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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              Downfall
                

              Downfall (Paperback)

              By Bixley, Donovan

              • RRP: $14.99
              • $13.49
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              • Pub Date
                12 Mar 20

              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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              Twinkle, Tickle Little Star
                 

              Twinkle, Tickle Little Star (Paperback)

              By Hunter, Anne

              • RRP: $24.99
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              • Pub Date
                29 Feb 20

              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 General Audience
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              Shakti
                

              Shakti (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Chakraborti, Rajorshi

              • RRP: $36.00
              • $27.00
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              • Pub Date
                18 Feb 20

              A feminist superhero epic, Shakti is a story packed with magic, darkness, pain, dreams, superpowers, laughter and light. Your Power. Our Rules. Amid a political climate of right-wing, Hindu nationalist leadership, three very different women in the city of Calcutta, India, find th...emselves gifted with magical powers that match their wildest dreams. There is just one catch- the gifts come with a Faustian price. With unforgettable heroines and at an irresistible pace, Shakti unfolds a world of as much courage as there is darkness, and a journey across a country in the throes of profound transformation, bringing to light the incredible secrets, longings, wounds and strengths of many human hearts. 'He revels in the kind of noir-ish realism which works brilliantly for a Murakami or an Auster, while sharing their predilection for the surreal . . . Since his dazzling debut, Chakraborti has embarked on one of the most interesting career trajectories seen in recent times.' - The Sunday Guardian, India. 'Chakraborti possesses the gift of good storytelling.' - The Telegraph, India.
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              ISBN 9780143773894
              Published NZ 18 Feb 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Ni Hao China
                

              Ni Hao China (Paperback)

              By House, OneTree

              • RRP: $30.00
              • $24.00
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              • Pub Date
                14 Sep 20

              A series of bilingual books that support our multilingual homes, classrooms and libraries. They are designed for early childhood, primary and family learning. An introduction to cultural images from each country with words and phrases in English and the language of country in que...stion. Promotes cross cultural understanding and informs vocabulary.
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              ISBN 9780995106529
              Published NZ 14 Sep 2020
              Publisher OneTree House Ltd
              Interest Age 2-6 years
              Language (Chinese and English)
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