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..
This children's picture book tells an old Tongan fable about a mischievous mouse and an unwitting octopus. An origin story, its illustrations take the reader from a Tongan forest to the edge of a frin..
Here's another adventure of Mr McGee, this time with elephants, one, two and three. A chance to perform and share the fun, so come and join in everyone. From the one-and-only Pamela Allen comes a new..
There s never been a period when Shakespeare was out of fashion. In his lifetime he was incredibly successful, and soon after his death his works were published to the world. Within these pages you ll..
Muddle is a loveable, slightly confused yet enthusiastic little duckling who asks lots and lots of questions. Mo is a long-suffering, not very adventurous white goat who has lots of patience. They are..
So what happens if you eat an apple with a green worm inside? Not just any worm, of course, but a fuzzy one, a buzzy one, a great big fat juicy one! Children will love this story about Daddy Zebra's t..
"Is your dad prickly? Does he snore? Is he tickly? Does he roar? Could he be a DINOSAUR?" Award-winning author/illustrator Ruth Paul explores all kinds of dinosaur dads in this simple text that childr..
Your first car is always the best. And your first trip is unforgettable - even when it doesn't go exactly to plan. 'Grandpa brought me a surprise. 'For you,' he said. It was rusty. Really rusty. But y..
Wanda has noticed some very unusual things about her grandpa...His pants need tail holes. He can eat an entire tree. His footprints attract palaeontologists. GRANDPA IS A DINOSAUR. Wanda knows it, but..
A sweet, funny illustrated chapter book about a young girl with a lot of optimism - even if sometimes life makes it hard to be happy. Dani is probably the happiest person she knows. She's happy becaus..
Dani's been trying her best to stay happy ever since her best friend Ella moved away. But when some girls in Dani's class start being cruel to her, it starts a chain of rather unhappy events...It woul..
Learn numbers - from one to one million! - with amazing art and objects from Te Papa, and fun rhyming text in this gorgeous board book. Collect all three in this inspiring new series - My New Zealand ..
Learn letters - from apples to zip! - with amazing art and objects from Te Papa, and fun rhyming text in this gorgeous board book. Collect all three in this inspiring new series - My New Zealand ABC B..
Learn colours - from red to rainbow! - with amazing art and objects from Te Papa, and fun rhyming text in this gorgeous board book. Collect all three in this inspiring new series - My New Zealand ABC ..
For Frances and her family, living on a remote lighthouse station, World War Two is both far away and scarily close. There are rumours of submarines in the Pacific. The Japanese have attacked Pearl Ha..
A gust of wind, an elephant, a dive bomb, a spell: this funky "before" and "after" book will have you chuckling! What happens to a lion after the storm? His mane is swept into a dishevelled mess. Wha..
Every school holidays the kids go and stay with their nanny in her house by the sea. One morning (for some reason) Nanny Mihi gets the kids up early and they sit on the porch whistling a song until th..
Nanny Mihi's mokopuna come to stay during the school holidays. Each day, she sends them out to collect objects of a different colour. They scour the local beach collecting shells, flowers, seaweed and..
Oh no! How can that be? Grannys cow PLOPPY is stuck up a tree. With a loud TOOT-TOOT and a HIP-HOORAY, look whos coming to save the day... NEE NAW! NEE NAW! Im a little fire engine. NEE NAW! NEE NAW! ..
The natural world of our backyards includes many fascinating native and introduced species, from fungi, butterflies and moths, spiders and weta to reptiles and beautiful birds. Just as children enjoy ..
Building on the success of his The New Zealand Wildlife Activity Book, popular illustrator Dave Gunson has created an entertaining collection of indoor and outdoor projects for New Zealand kids to lea..
Have you ever noticed that ladybirds have different numbers of spots? Or that leaves can be pointed or round, long or short, soft or hard? There is so much to explore in the natural world. And keeping..
Here are 25 of New Zealand's finest sportspeople, across the range of sporting disciplines, and including the old and great alongside the young bucks, the new rising stars. All of these sportspeople h..
Dave Gunson has created an activity book based entirely around New Zealand wildlife with a series of indoor and fun outdoor projects for kids to explore. Special fold-out covers will have instant appe..
It was deep mid-winter and all through the village preparations were being made to farewell the old year and greet the new. For the first time ever, the seventh little sister, Ururangi, was big enough..