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..
What could be worse, Matt Turner wonders, than having to leave your parents, friends and the buzz of big city life for a remote rural school that's so small it only has two classrooms, and two teacher..
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..
Twelve-year-old Bella Kerr is a darts prodigy. And when she finds out that her little brothers special schooling is at risk because of lack of money, Bella secretly enters a darts competition at the l..
Anyone would think Maddy's world had crumbled when she didn't get a cell phone for her eleventh birthday. But Maddy soon has far more important things to worry about. In the dark of night, with a terr..
Matt Logan isn't looking forward to spending the school holidays with his grandmother and her new husband. He has to fly to Rotorua, where he doesn't know anybody, and he's a bit wary of his new step-..
The detective lay in bed with his eyes closed. But he couldnt sleep. He was thinking. He always thought best in bed. Especially with his eyes closed. Something is going on in the forest: one of the an..
A frozen palace and a sparkling secret - an epic Russian adventure awaits! Anna Orlov might be the luckiest girl in the world. She is the daughter of a Russian Count and lives in a beautiful snowbound..
Young shape-shifting dragon Merek is following his dream to become a knight - but seems to have found an enemy in Lord Crumble's son Percy, also training to become a knight. Trying desperately to keep..
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 ..
A new book of stories about the daily adventures of the popular Snake and Lizard. Snake is elegant and calm, and a little self-centred; Lizard is exuberant and irrepressible. Even though they're oppos..
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..
An epic, emotional story of two girls and their bond with beloved horses, the action sweeping between Italy during the Second World War and present day. When Lola's grandmother Loretta takes her to Si..
When Jack visits his grandparents, they tell him stories - each outdoing the other with a tale taller and wilder than the last. When Jack visits his grandparents, there's no television to entertain hi..
Yo ho ho! Pirate stew, plenty of rum, and a festive flare across the sky can only mean one thing - it's time for a great pirate party! Yo ho ho! All across the city, the pirates are getting restless a..
'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..
Flying Furballs, a hilarious action-packed adventure series, captures the romance and excitement of the era at the dawn of aviation - set in a world of cats verses dogs. Put simply, Flying Furballs is..
Michael is on a mission. After a run-in with his sworn enemy, Angus, Michaels brilliant payback plan BACKFIRES. Now hes in the school productionas a treehis WORST NIGHTMARE! When Michael discovers a t..
Sometimes bees get too big to be up in the branches, sometimes they fall and break their bones. This week both happened and Foreman said, 'Tomorrow we'll find two new bees.' Peony lives with her sist..
Two girls divided by time, united by their love for some very special horses - an epic Caribbean adventure! On a remote tropical island, twelve year-old Beatriz is about to embark on an epic journey, ..
t?s Singapore in 1940, war is just around the corner-but twelve-year-old Lizard doesn?t know that. He lives in Chinatown above a tailor?s shop, surviving on his wits and hustling for odd jobs.When he ..
So...how do you go to the toilet on a great sailing warship? Worse - what do you do when your breeches are about your ankles, your naked nether regions are hanging out over the dark frothing ocean 20 ..
When Debbies grandmother gives her a copy of her forefathers old sea journal, she finds it fascinating. While Debbies own diary tells of 1960s school life and troubles with her friends, excerpts from ..
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..
The fourth gripping adventure in this exciting new pony-club series. With gymkhanas to win, rivals to defeat, mysteries to solve and ponies in danger to save -- these books are perfect for all girls w..