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A First Book of NZ Backyard Bird Songs

This beautifully illustrated sound guide is the perfect way to introduce both children and adults to the wonders of bird song. Each of the 12 species covered - Morepork, ..

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Adventures of Tupaia, The

Follow Tupaia as he grows up in Ra'iatea, becoming a high-ranking 'arioi and master navigator. Join him as he meets up with Cook in Tahiti and sails as part of the crew on the Endeavour across the Pac..

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Amundsen's Way: The Race to the South Pole

But how will history view Roald Amundsen? he wonders to himself. Will I be remembered for my dedication, my discipline, my daring deeds? Or only for my deception? Roald Amundsen - hero or villain..

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Animals of Aotearoa: Explore and discover New Zealand's wildlife

Animals of Aotearoa is a must-have compendium for children curious about New Zealand's wild animals. Based on the award-winning and best-selling `Explore and Discover' children's series about New Zeal..

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Anzac Day: The New Zealand Story

Every year on the 25th of April, thousands of New Zealanders get up very early in the morning to join dawn parade ceremonies around the country. Later, many more people attend Anzac Day services t..

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Aotearoa

Over a thousand years ago, the wind, sea currents and stars brought people to the islands that became known as Aotearoa, the land of the long white cloud.Navigate your way through this sumptuously ill..

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Aotearoa Lost Worlds

Aotearoa New Zealand has changed dramatically in its size and nature throughout prehistory. It has also seen a great diversity of animals and plants - dinosaurs, great sea reptiles, the largest-ever b..

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Around and About Aotearoa: New Zealand Facts, Figures and Fun!

Who built New Zealand's first car? Or our first aeroplane? Where was our first bread baked? Ever wondered which pie is Aotearoa's favourite? Or our favourite ice cream? Which lake could swallow the Au..

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At the Bach *NZCYA 2024 Finalist*

An evocative and beautiful bedtime picture book about summer days spent at the beach by internationally renowned author, Joy Cowley. Summer holidays by the sea have a rhythm all their own...

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Atua: Maori Gods and Heroes **NZ Children's and Young Adult's Book Awards 2022 WINNER**

Gavin Bishop's stunning, once-in-a-generation compendium introduces readers to the pantheon of Maori gods, demigods and heroes, and explores Aotearoa's most exciting legends from the Creation to the M..

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Beachcombing:  guide to seashores of the Southern Hemisphere

If you've ever walked along a beach or rocky shore and peered, poked or wondered at the things cast upon it by the waves, this book is for you. Sea foam, ambergris, giant squid, stranded whales, ..

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Chile Bird: The true story of a Royal Albatross

Chile Bird is based on the true story of a Northern Royal Albatross. The story follows the typical life cycle of the bird - but this story differs as the bird is rescued by a fisherman near Chile and ..

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Crazy Kiwi Tops and Tails

Take 14 of New Zealand's best-loved native animals, split them down the middle and what do you get? Nearly 200 crazy Kiwi combos, from rare to wacky. Mix and match for hours of fun. Take 14 of N..

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Critters of Aotearoa: 50 Bizarre But Lovable Members of Our Wildlife Community

Meet some of our most curious critters, from the popular Radio New Zealand podcast with Nicola Toki and Jesse Mulligan. Slimy, stinky, creepy, crawly and gross . . . but also a little bit cute! ..

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Draw Some Awesome

Donovan brings his unique style to teaching kids (and grown-ups!) to draw. In a book that spans levels of skill, Donovan takes his readers through warm-up exercises, mark making, sketchbooks, imaginat..

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Ernest Rutherford: Just an ordinary boy

Ernest Rutherford grew up in a tiny town in New Zealand. He had a curious mind and yearned to further his education. But his family could not afford to send him to high sch..

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First Thousand Words in Maori

Tired of boring and drab Maori language learning books? THIS book is bursting with vivid, entertaining illustrations by Stephen Cartwright that will attract even beginner adult learners. The book inc..

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First to the Top: Sir Edmund Hillary's Amazing Everest Adventure

Up on the world's highest mountain, the sky is tinged the black colour of space and the air is almost too thin to breathe. How did Ed, a small, shy boy from the tiny town of Tuakau in New Zealand, gro..

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Go Girl

Go Girl is a collection of true stories about New Zealand women who have done extraordinary things. They strove for their goals.They weren't afraid to step up or speak out.They blazed a trail for othe..

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Good Sports: A Storybook of Kiwi Sports Heroes

GOOD SPORTS is a powerful illustrated storybook celebrating Aotearoa's sporting heroes. Be inspired by this collection of true stories about 50 remarkable Kiwi sports heroes- people who have set ..

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Incredible Journeys HB

Many New Zealand's animals make incredible journeys as part of their everyday lives. In this book from leading author and illustrator Ned Barraud, he uncovers the mystery behind where many of our anim..

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Inside Bubble Earth: Recycling

We are living in the age of plastic a substance that has changed our lives and made our waste management practices redundant. How do we solve this problem? And if we don't what is the outcome? Ends wi..

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Into the White: Scott's Antarctic Odyssey

Together, they have taken on the greatest march ever made and come very near to great success; never giving up, and never giving up on each other. This is the story of Robert Falcon Scott's Terra Nov..

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Kuwi & Friends Maori Picture Dictionary

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Mango: Sharks and Rays of Aotearoa

The oceans surrounding Aotearoa New Zealand are home to over one hundred astonishing and strange species of sharks and rays. This fact-filled book takes you down into the fascinating underwater lives ..

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Mawson in Antarctica: To the Ends of the Earth

Antarctica. Winter 1912. Hunkering down in the windiest place on earth, eighteen young Australians eagerly await a chance to prove themselves as polar explorers and scientists. The spring sledgi..

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My Aunt Honor

My Aunt Honor was far from ordinary. She was extraordinary. She was inspirational. She was brave. During the Second World War Honor Hassett joined the Women's Auxiliary Air Force, defying the exp..

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Nanogirl's Super World Clever Creatures Of Aotearoa Backyard Explorer Pack

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Nature Activity Book, The: 99 Ideas for Activities in the Natural World of Aotearoa New Zealand

A must-have natural science activity book for young New Zealanders and their families. From experiments and observation to conservation and mindfulness, this appealing, activity-packed book stimulates..

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New Zealand's Backyard Beasts

In the garden, creeping along branches, hiding under stones or flitting from flower to flower, a whole universe of creatures is waiting to be discovered. Butterflies, moths, beetles, wasps, spiders.....

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New Zealand's Backyard Birds PB

'New Zealand's Backyard Birds' is an engaging guide for children on the birds that live in their backyard. Most of the birds we see and hear in our daily lives are those that live alongside us in our ..

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New Zealand's Endangered Dolphins

From award-winning writer Maria Gill, and illustrator Marco Ivancic, comes New Zealand's Endangered Dolphins. The North Island New Zealand dolphin (Popoto or Maui dolphin) is the most endangered dolph..

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Patu: The New Zealand Wars *NZCYA 2024 Finalist*

A large-format, stunning visual history of the New Zealand Wars of the 1800s, suitable for children and adults, by the multiple-award-winning Gavin Bishop Discover the key people, perspectives an..

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Play Wild: Nature Craft Activities for Tamariki

Hey! I have a message for you: Come outside! There are flowers to pick, leaves to gather, seeds to collect, moss to pat, rain to smell and earth to dig. Love Nature xx P.S. You are part of the natural..

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Queen of the Cosmos: Beatrice Hill Tinsley

Beatrice Hill Tinsley lived every day as if she was on borrowed time. Over her short time on Earth, she was determined to further the world's knowledge of the stars and galaxies. But it was not easy b..

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Rock Pools: A Guide for Kiwi Kids

What New Zealand child is not delighted by a rockpool at low tide, with its colourful, fascinating array of creatures, some still, some flitting about? Rockpools is a book designed to enhance this ex..

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Rustle!: Donovan Bixley's Plants of Aotearoa

Spiky plants, spicy plants, iconic plants, indestructible plants, useful plants, and New Zealand's giants of the forest! Find out what makes the flora and fauna of Aotearoa so unique in thi..

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Sky High: Jean Batten's Incredible Flying Adventures

The little plane has been flying across the sea for eight hours. Huge black clouds surround it. Rain pours in. Wind slams. The aircraft is tossed around like a leaf. The pilot stares into the darkness..

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Speed King: Burt Munro, the World's Fastest Indian

In 1967 an unknown, elderly New Zealander and his ancient Indian motorcycle set a world land-speed record at Bonneville. The man was Burt Munro, and he became a Kiwi legend. How did he do it? His amaz..

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Squawk!: Donovan Bixley's Forest Birds of Aotearoa

Bright birds, cheeky birds, masked birds, clever birds, warrior birds, shy birds, big birds, tiny birds and the world's most gigantic birds! Join award-winning author and illustrator Donova..

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Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi

Ground-breaking full-colour graphic novel about Te Tiriti o Waitangi | The Treaty of Waitangi. Accessible, engaging, image-rich design. Dual-language flip book with Maori and Pakeha authors Ross Calma..

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The Beach Activity Book: 99 Ideas for Activities by the Water Around Aotearoa New Zealand

The 99 activities in this immersive book for children aged 7 to 14 range from experiments and observation to conservation and mindfulness. Developed to inspire curious young minds to explore and a..

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The New Zealand Night Sky

The night sky in Aotearoa New Zealand is not only spectacular but it's different from the rest of the world. Explore the constellations, planets and galaxies above us while l..

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The Observologist: A handbook for mounting very small scientific expeditions *NZCYA 2024 Finalist*

A highly illustrated, playful field guide for budding natural scientists and curious observers of the world right under our noses. Observology is the study of looking. An observologist make..

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Those Magnificent Voyagers of the Pacific

This epic story begins 5000 years ago, when the ancestors of Polynesians discovered ways to 'see' over the horizon to find and settle new islands. As their landfinding skills grew, these people took e..

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Tiaki: A shout-out to Aotearoa's lesser-known creatures

This book is a shout-out to the weird and wonderful endangered species in Aotearoa, those lesser-known creatures that don't regularly make the news. But they are just as important as the 'stars' like ..

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Tohora PB: The southern right whale

Once, the mighty tohora, or southern right whale, was a common sight in winter off the coast of Aotearoa. But it proved to be an easy target for the 19th-century whalers, and was soon driven to the e..

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Tuatara, a Living Treasure *NZCYA 2024 Finalist*

Meet Tuatara, ancient wonder, wildlife treasure ... and survivor! Blinking, she pulls her scaly body into the light. She's as long as a finger, and with the row of spines on her back she looks like a ..

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Ultrawild: An Audacious Plan to Rewild Every City on Earth *NZCYA 2024 Finalist*

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Waitangi Day: The New Zealand Story

Waitangi Day is New Zealand's national day, celebrated around the country. It marks the first signing of the Treaty of Waitangi or Te Tiriti o Waitangi on 6 February 1840 at Waitangi in the Bay of..

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Where Is It In Town?: A wildlife hunt for kiwi kids

A 'look and find' book for all children who want to learn about New Zealand's wildlife. A sister publication to the highly successful 'Where is it?', this book focuses on wildlife that Kiwi kids will..

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