Plans for the Newtoun community's Waitangi Day celebrations are well under way: Monty and Pete `The Deadly Icedagger' plan a wrestling demo. Dreadflock needs to upskill her braiding technique. Constab..
Aroha knows that nature is there for you and for me. Spending time out in nature makes her feel all kinds of wonderful emotions. Throughout Aroha Knows, Aroha and her friends experience our amazing wo..
It's the holidays, and Awatea is staying with his grandparents at the beach. He's got lots of time and freedom to explore, visit the tree house and have adventures with Carrot, the talking parrot. Awa..
It's the holidays, and Awatea is staying with his grandparents at the beach. He's got lots of time and freedom to explore, visit the tree hut and have adventures with Carrot, the talking parrot. Awate..
The second adventure in this fresh, fun and accessible new series -- perfect for all pony-loving girls out there. Issie and her friends have been picked to represent the Chevalier Point Pony Club at t..
On a beach clean-up, thirteen-year-old one-legged Charlie and his half-brother, Robbie, find a ponaturi - a mermaid - washed up on a beach. An ancient grudge between the Maori gods Tane and Tangaroa h..
Junior mystery/adventure fiction from talented children's writer weaves in NZ history with contemporary themes: A kid dealing with the boredom of school holidays, discovers outdoor adventure, mystery ..
When Merek and Brin try to save Lord Crumble's treasure from a Barbarian attack, they find out more than they expected ...about 'evil' Barbarians as well as about Lord Crumble himself. But not before..
William and Melissa have been roped into helping their weird grandparents fix up their holiday home in the country. How will they cope with no electricity, no cellphone reception, and only each other ..
The year is 1884. The place is Lyttelton, a small and bustling harbour town. Elsie is waiting for the fish to bite. She has her reasons for coming down to the waterfront so often, the main one being t..
'We should have a new sign,' said Lizard.'Exactly what I was thinking!' cried Snake.'A huge sign at the entrance of our burrow!Snake and Lizard, Helper and Helper.Big help one egg. Little help one bee..
Mr Richard Henry was employed as Chief Conservator based in Dusky Sound, on New Zealand's lower west coast. Henry and Burt are assigned to catch kakapo and kiwi living on the mainland of New Zealand b..
When Whetu's mother takes a job at a magician's house and farm, Whetu becomes the animal keeper, looking after some unusual animals and the magician's stage assistant - a troublesome white rabbit call..
A magical, spine-tingling novel about a girl who wants to escape her memories and a troll who is desperately trying to remember his, from the award-winning author of Conrad Cooper's Last Stand and The..
Set in Auckland, New Zealand, in 1942, in an area of the city known as Chinatown where the descendants of the Chinese miners and market gardeners gathered together to maintain their culture and provid..
Twelve-year-old Niko lives in Pohe Bay, a small, rural town with a sacred hot spring – and a taniwha named Taukere. The government wants to build a prison over the home of the taniwha, and Niko’s gran..
A novel of heart and courage inspired by the incredible story of a real-life princess and the foal she loves. Princess Haya, daughter of the King of Jordan, loves her family more than anything. So wh..
Lucy and Lily's Granddad is missing and they're desperate to find him. But first they must survive a great and unusual adventure filled with brutes in nail-polish, a strange bookshop, a children-eatin..
Twelve-year-old Cassi Whelan and her dad have just moved into a repaired house on the edge of Christchurchs Red Zone. Although Cassi was only four when earthquakes decimated Christchurch, her memories..
Schools rugby star Eoin Madden has never been busier - he's captain of the Junior Cup team, he's training with Leinster and hoping to be chosen for the Ireland team for the first-ever Under 16 World C..
An action-packed adventure story about a young honey bee called Ziggy, who feels as though he is an outsider in his own hive. Sent by the Queen on a mission to discover how other bees live, Ziggy begi..
There are just a few days to go before Christmas, and everyone's busy putting up decorations, preparing food and getting ready for the big day. Then comes the shock news - Santa's cancelled Christmas...
Awatea is staying in the country with his grandparents and uncles - next door to Mrs Carol's house, said to be haunted. Awatea's uncles challenge him to spend a night there, but can he do it? Meantime..
The fifth book in Jon Tucker's 'Those Kids Series' of environmentally themed illustrated middle-year chapter novels, this title continues the boating and camping action, centred on three Australian ch..
A thought-provoking Ransome-inspired tale with strong appeal to adventure-loving readers in the nine to ninety-nine age bracket. Underlying its clear environmental theme is the conclusion that freedom..
When three Tasmanian children meet a couple of home-alone kids who live on an old barge in New Zealand's Bay of Islands, they soon find themselves heavily involved in a conflict with one of the local ..