'My Dear Mother, Well, I've gone and done it. I've joined the Army! Don't be angry at me, Mother dear. I know you were glad when I wasn't chosen in the ballot. But some of my friends were, and since t..
Viola was born with a genetic condition that makes sunlight deadly. In the dark of night, when most teenagers are tucked up in bed, Viola has the run of her parents' farm and the surrounding forest. S..
Wise, tough, heart-breaking, funny, this compulsive love story is about facing your demons. Fifteen-year-old Rebecca McQuilten moves with her parents to a new city. Lonely but trying to fit in, she g..
Hodie is the unpaid odd-job boy at the Grand Palace in the Kingdom of Fontania. Fed-up, he decides to leave and better himself in the South. But the young Queen, 12 year old Sibilla, is fed-up, too, b..
I'm not running late like I usually am. Maybe that's why I look in the river, maybe that's why I stop when I see it. A dark-coloured raincoat, the arms spread wide, floating, hood-first down the river..
It's New Year's Day, 1967, and Chris has made a resolution: he in going to stop his older cousin, Roger, from bullying him. What can he really do about it though? Roger is a National Championship wres..
Winner of the NZ Post Children's Book Awards, this compelling novel explores truth and lies, guilt, grief and love.'So where does the truth lie?' said Jeremiah.'Huh, truth lies. Truth lies,' I said, g..
This gripping, page-turning fantasy adventure follows a dangerous quest through a divided world. From the high reaches of a tree, Fliss watches the soldiers attempting yet again to break through the ..
An extraordinary story of a boy who protects a baby whale that locals believe is threatening their livelihood. Will Jackson is hiding out, a city boy reluctantly staying with his uncle in small town N..
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..
When Theo and Rachel Matheson head for Auckland to spend a fortnight with their uncle and aunt, they are prepared for the usual entertainments that the city can provide. But their relatives have curio..
At first it seemed the baby whale was dead. There was no sign of movement. But then its eye opened for a moment. It was alive, but only just ...Jake and his father live in a female-free zone in a remo..