Young Billy Bowman and his mate Jack get caught up in the excitement when war is declared in August 1914 and leave their jobs on the farm to rush off and enlist in the Mounted Rifles - because the war..
The first in a high octane sci-fi adventure series by best-selling and award-winning author, Brian Falkner. It is 2030, and the world is at war with an alien race. The Bzadians. The battleground: Eart..
The City is divided. The bridges gated. In Southside, the hostiles live in squalor and desperation, waiting for a chance to overrun the residents of Cityside. Nik is still in high school but destined ..
Neryn has made a long journey to perfect her skills as a Caller. She has learned the wisdom of water and of earth; she has journeyed to the remote isles of the west and the forbidding mountains of the..
Thrown hard on the bottom boards, I stared up at distorted mouths, faces so red I could feel their heat. They stank of rage and of something else; several frothed at the mouth; their howls drowned the..
Magnificent YA fantasy adventure story, with a romance at its heart, this book is a page-turner. This is a richly imagined fantasy adventure story, beautifully and forcefully written by NZ Post Award-..
Luke Evans never knew his father - he'd cleared out before he was born. So when his internet skills track down someone living at a luxurious resort in tropical Queensland who could be his dad, Luke's ..
The first book in a stunning trilogy full of action, suspense and drama. The Crossing is the first book in a stunning trilogy that follows the fate of Maryam and her unlikely companions - Joseph, Ruth..
When Carlo and his mother, Jessica, accept a free bus ticket from a strange old woman in the supermarket, they are really only being polite. Secretly they think she must be slightly batty, with her ta..
It's 1974, and a dark, cold New Zealand winter. So when Darryl's mum announces she is going to the remote Pacific island of Mangareva for work, and she's taking him with her, he is thrilled. But even ..
A coming of age story for teenage boys, especially car lovers. Shortlisted for the 2012 NZ Post Book Awards and the 2012 LIANZA YA Award. Jake's life is sweet. He's got no money and doesn't have a mob..
An absorbing fantasy for young adult readers. Feisty heroine Risha becomes the rightful heir to her mother's kingdom, but is caught between two armies and her own tangled allegiances. Donnel's Promise..
"It is like nothing else I've ever read. The characters are so real, you'll feel like you know exactly what they look like and how their voices sound and what they would say or do in any given situati..
Juno and the Taris inhabitants must leave their dying island. The young people look forward to a wider life Outside, but Outside too has its problems. It is two-year-old Hera, with her uncanny ability..
Twenty-five years ago, young Liam's small fishing village on the Irish Coast was raided and its population decimated by brutal corsair pirates from the Barbary Coast who killed, plundered, and took a ..
"I found myself standing outside Mallory's bedroom. The last door on the upstairs hallway. I'd seen those forensic crime shows on television. I know what dead people look like. In the beginning I'd im..
The exciting conclusion to The Darkest Minds trilogy Ruby can't look back. Fractured by an unbearable loss, she and the kids who survived the government's attack on Los Angeles travel north to regroup..
Fast-paced, thrilling second YA novel in The Crossing trilogy. Maryam, Ruth and Joseph have fled Onewere, reluctantly taking Joseph's troublesome cousin, Lazarus, as well. They arrive at their destina..
I remember the machine by his bed. It made a sound like sighing. Numbers twitched, unable to settle. A jagged line sawed across the screen. At least it was something to look at. Something that wasn't ..
When sixteen-year-old Canny of the Pacific island, Southland, sets out on a trip with her stepbrother and his girlfriend, she finds herself drawn into enchanting Zarene Valley where the mysterious but..
"Win the game to choose your name and free the players who remain." Twelve-year-old September is determined to choose an adventurous name for herself from the Name Bank - not like all her friends, who..
Danny is dreading the summer holiday visit by his hyper cousin, Nick. There is no predicting what Nick will get up to, especially when he's off his Ritalin. However, Nick proves to be the least of Dan..
As children, Logan's grandfather and his sister Mavis spotted a beautiful and unusual bird in the kowhai tree outside their house: it was a huia, which was believed to be extinct. In an attempt to pho..
Mandore, Rajasthan, 769 AD: Ravindra-Raj, the evil sorcerer-king, devises a deadly secret ritual, where he and his seven queens will burn on his pyre, and he will rise again with the powers of Ravana,..
While holidaying at his father's house, Jake explores the wild south coast of Wellington, with its high cliffs, biting winds, and its fierce seals. He stumbles upon a perfectly preserved sealskin, hid..
What could be crazier than a 200-year-old Egyptian mummy detective moving in next door? How about: An army of brainwahsed baboons? A flying bandaged dog's-bottom? A talking cat goddess? An evil sorcer..
The people of Alban are afraid. The tyrannical king and his masked Enforcers are scouring the land, burning villages and enslaving the canny. Fifteen-year-old Neryn has fled her home in the wake of th..
Friendship, loyalties and values are thrown into confusion by a rape in this gritty YA novel. Smashed tells the story of three teenage friends, and how their friendship, loyalties and values are throw..
Exciting plot-driven book about a teenage competitive driver. Archie Barrington, fifteen, is the third generation of his family to drive karts competitively. He's good, and this is the year he and his..
Inseparable best friends Dean and Pelly frequently get up to no good. Dean is a dare-devil, and Pelly always seems to end up going along for the ride. Dean's amateur bomb-making is one step too far, a..
A powerful and moving YA story about two brothers, one of whom goes off to fight in World War One. It's 1917 and Jack enlists. And although 13-year-old Tom is envious of his elder brother, he soon cha..
The last thing Tegan remembers is the crack as the gun went off, intense pain, and everything fading to black. One hundred years later, she wakes up. A fast-paced near-future romance. 'A stirring and ..
Winter gets off to an icy start when the girls discover White Cloud Station is to be sold they fear this might be their last visit! Things get worse when Grandad insists on the sale of the valuable bl..
Sometimes your only weapon is the will to survive ...Taken from their home, forced to leave their country, put to work in labour camps, frozen and starved, Adam and his family doubt that they will eve..