Twelve-year-old Grubb lives a hand-to-mouth existence in Victorian England, working as a chimney sweep under a cruel master. After an incident at an inn, he hides in the trunk of one of its guests, th..
In this book, the Anne Frank Foundation has answered the questions asked most frequently about Anne Frank, the persecution of Jews and World War II.The Anne Frank Foundation has compiled the questions..
What makes Earth an ideal place for life to survive? Professor Robert Winston will take kids back to Earth's beginnings showing how organisms live and survive in All About Biology. From the very big t..
An explosive look at chemistry with Robert Winston, All about Chemistry answers all those intriguing questions your kids ask...Why are helium balloons lighter than air? What are the secrets of the Phi..
Join Professor Robert Winston for an amazing look at the story of evolutionary science and the way Charles Darwin's revolutionary theories changed the world. You can explore lands of fire, meet curiou..
Kiwiana celebrates items and icons from New Zealand's heritage, especially iconic Kiwi elements from around the middle of the 20th century. Many evoke a sense of nostalgia and are seen as contributing..
One family, three sisters. GRACE, the oldest: straight-A student. AUDREY, the youngest: future Olympic swimming champion. And MIA, the mess in the middle. Mia is wild and daring, great with hair and s..
This fun and educational book features dozens of vibrant illustrations by talented artist, children's book writer and natural history enthusiast, Dave Gunson. New Zealand's most interesting native and..
At first glance, it might seem that the average New Zealand garden is not the best place to find wildlife - but look again. Bugs and ants are climbing trees while geckos wait in the foliage for their ..
Richard Hammond explains All About Physics in this popular, award-winning series, from the discoveries of ancient Greece to Einstein via Galileo and Newton. Physics doesn't just happen in a lab - it h..
All About Politics with a foreword by Andrew Marr, covers all the big ideas and powerful people in politics, enabling your child to join the debate and get their voice heard. All About Politics is a s..
This is a fascinating introduction to the world of religion. Why are we here? What happens after we die? All About Religion unpacks the big questions about life, God, morality and science vs. religion..
Want to see the world without leaving your seat? Fancy exploring the Roman Colosseum or hopping aboard the International Space Station? Virtual reality is here - will you be ready for it?With DK's gro..
I, Geronimo Stilton, was in love! I went out for a cup of coffee one morning and laid eyes on the most beautiful rodent I'd ever seen. Unfortunately, I immediately tripped over my paws and ended up wi..
Wry, moving, beautifully observed and politically astute, this latest novel from one of our finest chroniclers pinpoints universal truths through very New Zealand lives. Life isn't always like it app..
Relax by colouring in this gorgeous collection of New Zealand images that take you back to good times and happy memories...Jo Pearson's illustrations are charming, nostalgic and retro, and feature New..
Three casinos. Three bodies. Three days. After a string of brutal murders in Las Vegas, Cassie Hobbes and the Naturals are called in to investigate. But even with the team's unique profiling talents, ..
This book is short listed for the Folio Prize 2015. It is short listed for the Wellcome Book Prize 2015 Sunday Times Top Choice Summer Read. Elf and Yoli are two smart, loving sisters. Elf is a world-..
MIRI loves the novel Undertow like it's a living being. So when she and her friends get the chance to meet the author, Fatima Ro, they plot a way to get closer to her. As for what happened with Jonah ..
What if you learn something as an adult that makes you question your entire childhood? This is the scenario the Rockwell sisters are faced with. Esme: eldest child, control-freak, perfect wife and mot..
So, the thing is, I come from the world we were supposed to have. That means nothing to you, obviously, because you live here, in the crappy world we do have. But it never should've turned out like t..
In a world where every word and gesture is copyrighted, patented or trademarked, one girl elects to remain silent rather than pay to speak, and her defiant and unexpected silence threatens to unravel ..
Thirteen-year-old Bina has a long summer ahead of her. She and her best friend, Austin, usually do everything together, but he's off to soccer camp for a month, and he's been acting kind of weird late..
In a corporate-dominated spacefaring future, planetary missions must be approved and supplied by the Company. Exploratory teams are accompanied by Company-supplied security androids, for their own saf..
"My name is Harriet Manners, and I am still a geek." The fourth book in the award-winning GEEK GIRL series. Harriet Manners has high hopes for the new school year: she's a Sixth Former now, and things..
The gripping first novel by Anna Funder, the acclaimed author of Stasiland , based on a true story. All That I Am is moving and beautifully written, equal parts love story, thriller and testament to i..
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 MAN BOOKER PRIZE. Nine men. Each of them at a different stage of life, each of them away from home, and each of them striving - in the suburbs of Prague, beside a Belgian moto..
What if you had the chance to rewrite your past? Every night, Marc Laurent, an American taken hostage in Pakistan, is bound and blindfolded. And every night, a woman he knows only as Josephine comes ..
The dazzling, powerful story of a gutsy showgirl who tries to conquer her past amongst the glamour of 1960s Las Vegas - finding unexpected fortune, friendship and love. In the summer of 1968, Ruby Wi..
Patricia is a witch who can communicate with animals. Laurence is a mad scientist and inventor of the two-second time machine. As teenagers they gravitate towards one another, sharing in the horrors o..
The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park. All the Bright Places is a compelling and beautiful story about a girl who learns to live from a boy who intends to die. Theodore Finch is fascinated by ..
When Glasgow journalist Gerry Conway receives a phone call promising unsavoury information about Scottish Justice Minister Peter Lyons, his instinct is that this apparent scoop won't warrant space in ..
The Lovely Bones meets Margaret Atwood in this extraordinary, deeply moving, supernatural story of a young man's journey to find his mother, wrapped in a dystopian novel about an epic battle between g..
Robert Penn Warren's masterpiece has been restored by literary scholar Noel Polk, to present the novel as it was originally written, revealing even greater complexity and subtlety of character. It tra..
WINNER OF THE 2015 PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A beautiful, stunningly ambitious novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths coll..
A chance encounter in New York brings two strangers together: Liat is an idealistic translation student, Hilmi a talented young painter. Together they explore the city, share fantasies, jokes and home..
There are two sides to every story Dan is angry. Nothing has been the same since his big brother left, and he's taking it out on the nearest and weakest target: Alex. Alex is struggling. His severe O..
Do you smell smoke? Young apprentice Lemony Snicket is investigating a case of arson but soon finds himself enveloped in the ever-increasing mystery that haunts the town of Stain'd-by-the-Sea. Who is ..
The setting is October 1879. The stage is New Georgetown, West Virginia. A mysterious figure by the name of 'The Maker' has entered this small community and, almost immediately upon doing so, started..
Charlie Calloway has a life most people would kill for - a tight-knit family, a loyal set of friends, and top grades a privileged boarding school. But Charlie's never been interested in what most peop..
Two teenagers battling their inner demons fall in love for the first time in this heartfelt and gritty debut (Booklist). When Marion Taylor, the shy bookworm, meets sexy soccer captain Kurt Medford at..
'Martin Toppy is the son of a famous Traveller and the father of my unborn child. He's seventeen, I'm thirty-three. I was his teacher. I'd have killed myself by now if I was brave enough. I don't thin..