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              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 in the past 3 months (Jul 2021 - Oct 2021).

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              Coastwatcher
               

              Coastwatcher (Paperback)

              By Hill, David

              • RRP: $19.99
              • $14.99
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              Award-winning David Hill's exciting WW2 novel for tweens and teens inspired by the coastwatchers of Operation Pacific. 'It's not going to be a cushy job, young Benson. You're on your own. If a snake takes a mouthful of you, there's no medics to help. Japs will be looking for you.... Far as they're concerned, you're spies. And when a spy gets captured, remember . . .' It's 1943 and 19-year-old radio operator Frank Benson is shipped out to the Japanese-occupied Solomon Islands to become a coastwatcher. Equipped with a wireless set and two companions, radio assistant Wally and Les, a gruff but experienced soldier, his mission is to keep tabs on the enemy and transmit coded information back to HQ. In the dense jungle the men meet a young Solomon Islander. A'ata says he has something vital to show them. Frank's instincts are to trust him, but Les disagrees. What if it's a trap to deliver them to the Japanese? No training could have prepared Frank for this - and their survival depends on his next decision.
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              ISBN 9780143775966
              Published NZ 3 Aug 2021
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Availability
              228 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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              Enough: A story about community
                

              Enough: A story about community (Paperback)

              By Johnson, Sarah; Illustrated by Hinde, Deborah

              • RRP: $19.99
              • $16.99
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              Nearly enough, sort of enough, almost enough... In Hana's street there is not enough. Until Hana decides to do something about it. Enough is a story about community, kindness and the power of helping hands.

              ISBN 9780473557089
              Published NZ 1 Jul 2021
              Publisher PictureBook Publishing
              Interest Age 3-7 years
              Availability
              26 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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              Kaewa the Korora
                

              Kaewa the Korora (Paperback)

              By Haydon, Rachel; Illustrated by Keel, Pippa

              • RRP: $24.99
              • $21.24
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              Join Kaewa the little blue penguin as she explores her strange new world at the National Aquarium. She is taken under the flipper of Captain, a one-eyed korora who introduces her to the colourful characters of the penguin colony. This feel-good mystery for young readers and their... families has a great cast of engaging characters based on real penguins at the New Zealand's National Aquarium. Its gorgeous illustrations are full of detail and give a penguin's-eye view of life at the aquarium.
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              ISBN 9780995143159
              Published NZ 14 Oct 2021
              Publisher Massey University Press
              Interest Age 7-9 years
              Availability
              999 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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              Bumblebee
                

              Bumblebee (Paperback)

              By Weston, Rachel; Hinde, Deborah

              • RRP: $22.99
              • $18.39
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              When Bumblebee awakens from her long winter sleep, she cannot find any flowers for food. Who will save Bumblebee? A child of course. Follow Bumblebee through the seasons of her remarkable year to help children understand the synergy between flowers, bees and the food we eat.

              ISBN 9780473571245
              Published NZ 1 Sep 2021
              Publisher Weston Books
              Interest Age 0-5 years
              Availability
              100 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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              The Accidental Teacher: The joys, ambitions, ideals, stuff-ups and heartaches of a teaching life
               

              The Accidental Teacher: The joys, ambitions, ideals, stuff-ups and heartaches of a teaching life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Heath, Tim

              • RRP: $36.99
              • $27.74
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              Funny, poignant, charming and deeply sad at times, this is a beautifully written story of a life in teaching.

              ISBN 9781988547794
              Published NZ 14 Sep 2021
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              409 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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              The Front Line: Images of New Zealanders in the Second World War
               

              The Front Line: Images of New Zealanders in the Second World War (Hardback)

              By Harper, Glyn; Other primary creator Lemish, Susan

              • RRP: $79.99
              • $67.99
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              A landmark book exploring New Zealand's second world war effort through over 800 photographs, many never before published and many live-action shots taken by those at the front. The images span North Africa, Europe and the Pacific, as well as action on the water and in the air -e...very battle and theatre in which New Zealanders fought. The text by one of New Zealand's leading military historians places the images in context. Chapters on prisoners of war, the home front and New Zealand's role in Japan after the end of hostilities in the Pacific round out this rich visual account of a conflict that dominated all aspects of New Zealand life for seven years.
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              ISBN 9780995140738
              Published NZ 12 Aug 2021
              Publisher Massey University Press
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Skinny Dip: Poetry
               

              Skinny Dip: Poetry (Paperback)

              Edited by Paris, Susan; De Goldi, Kate

              • RRP: $29.99
              • $25.49
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              An original (and rowdy) poetry anthology for middle readers from the makers of the famous Annuals. Skinny Dip! brings young readers in years 7 to 10 over 30 poems from all the New Zealand writers we love: Sam Duckor-Jones, essa may ranapiri, Bill Manhire, Anahera Gildea, Amy McD...aid, Kotuku Nuttall, Ben Brown, Ashleigh Young, Rata Gordon, Dinah Hawken, Oscar Upperton, Nina Mingya Powlles, James Brown, Victor Rodger, Tim Upperton, Lynley Edmeades, Freya Daly Sadgrove, Renee Liang, Joanna Cho, Ethan Donnell and Nick Ascroft. Edited by two of New Zealand's most astute and experienced champions of great books for young readers, and with stylish illustrations by Amy van Luijk, this witty collection gives young readers, their teachers and whanau a crash-course in the range of poetic forms while having a whole lot of reading fun.
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              ISBN 9780995140769
              Published NZ 9 Sep 2021
              Publisher Massey University Press
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              A Queer Existence: The lives of young gay men in Aotearoa New Zealand
                 

              A Queer Existence: The lives of young gay men in Aotearoa New Zealand (Paperback)

              By Beehre, Mark

              • RRP: $45.00
              • $38.25
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              A Queer Existence is a major documentary project that uses photographic portraiture and oral history to record the life experiences of a group of 27 gay men born since the passing of the Homosexual Law Reform Act 1986. In New Zealand, discrimination in work was outlawed in 1993,... same-sex relationships were granted legal recognition in 2005, and marriage equality followed in 2013. As a result these men have life experiences very different to earlier generations of gay New Zealand men. Even so, gay men growing up today may continue to feel stigmatised, and for many coming out is still a major hurdle. Candid, powerful and affecting, the first-person narratives of A Queer Existence form a valuable and unique insight into how gay men continue to have to step out of the mainstream and face their own challenges as they forge their queer identities.
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              ISBN 9780995146570
              Published NZ 9 Sep 2021
              Publisher Massey University Press
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Invisible: New Zealand's history of excluding Kiwi-Indians
               

              Invisible: New Zealand's history of excluding Kiwi-Indians (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Leckie, Jacqueline

              • RRP: $39.99
              • $33.99
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              The Christchurch massacre of 2019 raised questions about what it means to belong to an ethnic and/ or religious minority in a country that, despite the mythology of benign race relations, has experienced a long history of underlying prejudice and racism. Despite being the secon...d largest ethnic group within the 'Asian' population of Aotearoa New Zealand, little has been written about the experiences of Indian migrants, either historically or today. Most writing has focused on celebration and integration, but Invisible speaks of survival and the real impacts racism has on the lives of Indian New Zealanders. It uncovers a story of exclusion that has rendered Kiwi-Indians invisible in the historical narratives of the nation.
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              ISBN 9780995140721
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2021
              Publisher Massey University Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Availability
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              Tama Samoa: 2021
                 

              Tama Samoa: 2021 (Paperback)

              By Malaeulu, Dahlia; Malaeulu, Mani

              • RRP: $29.99
              • $29.99
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              Sione, Lima, Tavita and Filipo are high school friends, uso or brothers. They are part of a special letter-writing project that helps to start a brave new conversation, an open and honest talanoa with themselves starting with the words, Dear Uso ... Here they share the cultural c...hallenges they face, and without realising it, their need to belong, to be accepted and the impact this has on their wellbeing overall. Tama Samoa is not just a story of friendship, brotherhood and healing. Tama Samoa helps us all to reflect, reconnect and reunite in better supporting each other as who we are. It is also a story of self-discovery and hope for a new tama Samoa code to be created based on real talanoa and understanding. Also includes: - Study Questions For Students - The Tama Samoa Project: A space created for fourteen Samoan male students and educators to share their own boys-to-men stories, lessons and journeys to help today's tama Samoa, our tama Pasifika, to be better understood and supported in succeeding as themselves.
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              ISBN 9780473585440
              Published NZ 25 Sep 2021
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Availability
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