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A PLACE OF STONE AND DARKNESS A PLACE OF STONE AND DARKNESS
$30.00 NZD
ISBN: 9780143773122
The amazing, mysterious realm of Striggworld can finally be revealed. When the human creatures appeared, they ravaged the forests and hunted many birds to extinction. The flightless Striggs had only one option- They went down, down under the ground . . . And it's there, as you may have heard it whispered, that they still remain. Far below, in a place of stone and darkness . . . in labyrinth of tunnels and caves, but even underground the Striggs are not safe- chemicals now pollute their water and a deadly sickness threatens the flock. Even worse- an inquisitive young Strigg called Ellee Meddo discovers a human boy, trapped deep in a well. Humans are to be feared and saving him could mean travelling to the surface, a place of untold peril. What will Ellee decide to do? Age 10+
BLOOM BLOOM
$19.00 NZD
ISBN: 9780008297398
Bloom is for everyone who has ever felt like they didn't fit in, and for anyone who has ever wanted a little more colour and wildness in their lives... Sorrel Fallowfield is growing up - in a REALLY surprising way . . . she is so good at being good that teachers come to her when they need help remembering the school rules - and there are LOTS. Luckily, Sorrel doesn't have any trouble following them, until the day she discovers a faded packet of Surprising Seeds buried under a tree in her backyard. Now she's hearing voices, seeing things, experiencing an almost unstoppable urge to plant the Seeds in some very unusual places... and completely failing to win her school's competition to find The Most Obedient Child of the School. And all that's before flowers start growing out of her head...Age 10+

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF GRANNIES ENCYCLOPEDIA OF GRANNIES
$30.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781776572434
An offbeat book full of word play and humour, answering all your questions about grandmas-especially the ones you never thought to ask: Why do grannies always tell us to speak up? Why do they have creases on their faces? Are grannies flexible? How do you cheer up a sad granny? Exactly how old are grannies anyway? Eric Veille explains it all in this witty book for anyone who has, is, knows or will one day be a grandmother.
FING FING
$23.00 NZD
ISBN: 9780008349080
A deliciously daft tall story of a child who had everything, but still wanted more. Illustrated by artistic genius, Tony Ross. Meet the Meeks! Myrtle Meek has everything she could possibly want. But everything isn't enough. She wants more, more, MORE! When Myrtle declares she wants a FING, there's only one problem... What is a FING? Mr and Mrs Meek will do anything to keep their darling daughter happy, even visit the spooky library vaults to delve into the dusty pages of the mysterious Monsterpedia. Their desperate quest leads to the depths of the jungliest jungle where the rarest creatures can be found. But will they ever find a FING? An explosively funny, totally surreal Tall Story about two perfectly nice parents and their unbelievably monstrous daughter from the phenomenal bestselling author David Walliams. Age 7+

HELLO LIGHTHOUSE HELLO LIGHTHOUSE
$20.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781408357392
A beautiful picture book about hope, change and the passing of time. On the highest rock of a tiny island at the edge of the world stands a lighthouse. From dusk to dawn, the lighthouse beams, sending its light out to sea, guiding the ships on their way. As the seasons pass and the waves rise and fall, outside, the wind blows; inside, the lighthouse keeper writes, and the rhythms of his life unfold. But change is on the horizon... With beautiful illustrations from Sophie Blackall - the artist behind New York Times bestseller, Finding Winnie.. Winner of the Caldecott Medal 2019. Age 3+
LITTLE CHILDREN'S PENCIL AND PAPER GAMES LITTLE CHILDREN'S PENCIL AND PAPER GAMES
$20.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781474952125
This fun pad offers over 100 pages of write-on, tear-off paper and pencil games for little children to play with a companion of any age, while developing their turn-taking, observation and logic skills. There are ten different games to play from noughts and crosses, picture perfect, caterpillar to hexagons, target practice and super noughts and crosses. Simple concepts and lively illustrations make it ideal for hours of engaging screen-free entertainment on the go … for journeys, holidays and play-dates alike. Age 3-6

MALAMANDER MALAMANDER
$20.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781406386288
Nobody visits Eerie-on-Sea in the winter. Especially not when darkness falls and the wind howls around Maw Rocks and the wreck of the battleship Leviathan, where even now some swear they have seen the unctuous Malamander creep... Herbert Lemon, Lost-and-Founder at the Grand Nautilus Hotel, knows that returning lost things to their rightful owners is not easy - especially when the lost thing is not a thing at all, but a girl. No one knows what happened to Violet Parma's parents twelve years ago, and when she engages Herbie to help her find them, the pair discover that their disappearance might have something to do with the legendary sea-monster, the Malamander. Eerie-on-Sea has always been a mysteriously chilling place, where strange stories seem to wash up. And it just got stranger... Age 9+
MUMS ARE... MUMS ARE...
$20.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781760502621
When Kanga arrives to take Roo home from a playdate, Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet start to think about how special mums are. Join Piglet and Pooh as they talk about all of the wonderful things that mums are in this beautiful collection of excerpts from classic Winnie-the-Pooh tales. A companion to the very popular Dads Are . Age 2+

MY TREE AND ME MY TREE AND ME
$25.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781419735035
One little girl has a very special friend, the tall ancient tree in her backyard. Through the seasons, she grows along with the tree, playing in its branches and basking in its shade. She can swing and have a picnic, draw the tree and play hide and go seek. Through her time with her tree, the girl learns to appreciate the natural world as something to be savoured and protected and acknowledges her place within it. This beautiful die-cut picture book, another in the Growing Hearts series, from the author of the bestselling In My Heart . Age 2+
RISE OF THE DRAGONS RISE OF THE DRAGONS
$22.00 NZD
ISBN: 9780545864961
By the author of Septimus Heap and Araminta Spook. What if dragons were real? It’s a dream come true, right? Or is it? In long-ago times, dragons lived beside humans in harmony. But when a rogue group, the Raptors, tried to seize power, the dragons were banished. Years passed, then decades, and then centuries. Most humans forgot the dragons ever existed. But for a few, the legend stayed alive. Sirin grew up hearing the stories. Still, they seemed hard to believe. That is, until she saw an odd streak of silver in the night sky. When Sirin ‘locks’ with a friendly dragon – the first child to do so in centuries – she learns that the dragons are rising. But not all of them mean well, and a terrible battle is dawning… Age 9+

RUNAWAY ROBOT RUNAWAY ROBOT
$20.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781509896769
Alfie likes hanging out at the airport - everyone has someone waiting for them and they all seems so happy when they arrive back from their holidays. He wishes he had someone as excited to see him. So when he finds Eric, a one-legged robot in need of a friend, at the airport Lost Property counter, he decides to take him home with him. A hilarious and heartwarming tale of friendship from Carnegie medal-winning author, Frank Cottrell-Boyce.. Age 8+
SNARED: Escape to the Above SNARED: Escape to the Above
$13.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781250308719
Chopping blades, scorpion nests, giant spiderwebs—no one makes traps better than Wily Snare. He has never seen the sun, or blue sky, or even his parents. Wily Snare lives underground, creating traps to keep treasure-seekers away from the gold in an ancient wizard’s dungeon. He spends his days mopping up giant slug slime, avoiding poison darts, and herding undead skeletons. It’s all he knows. While bored with his lot, he's proud that no one has ever outwitted his snares-until one day, the unlikeliest group of invaders does just that. An acrobatic thief, a warrior with a phantom arm, and a giant not only steal the tomb's gold-they take Wily, too! His skills will be invaluable for looting other treasure hoards across the kingdom. . Spanning a realm filled with dragons and dream spiders, golems and sorcerers, Snared: Escape to the Above is a great fit for middle-grade readers, particularly video game fans.Age 9+

SOMETHING  FISHY SOMETHING FISHY
$18.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781509838004
Like all cats, this cat absolutely loves fish. But what do you do when your owners start acting strangely? They don't seem to understand the importance of fish any more. They are too busy buying tiny clothes, gathering colourful toys, and redecorating in pastel colours. And one owner in particular seems to be getting a lot . . . bigger. This is a very funny family story from the award-winning Polly Dunbar, The adorable cat's journey from jealousy and anxiety to love and acceptance will appeal to any child with a new brother or sister on the way! The perfect story for cat lovers everywhere - and for families with a new arrival. Age 2+
SONG FOR A WHALE SONG FOR A WHALE
$17.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781848126916
A stirring and heart-warming tale of a young deaf girl who is determined to make a difference. For fans of Wonder. Iris was born deaf, but she's never let that define her, and until recently she wasn't even very lonely, because her grandparents are both deaf, too. But Grandpa has just died and its not the same without him. The only place Iris really feels at home anymore is in her electronics workshop where she loves taking apart antique radios. Then, during a science lesson about sound waves, Iris finds out about a whale who is unable to communicate with other whales. Something awakens in Iris. She's determined to show him that someone in the world knows he's there. One stolen credit card, two cruise ship tickets, and the adventure of a lifetime later, Iris and the whale each break through isolation to help one another be truly heard in ways that neither had ever expected. Age 9+

THE CAT FROM MUZZLE THE CAT FROM MUZZLE
$20.00 NZD
ISBN: 9780143773085
Dwayne is a rumble-tumble tabby cat who knows where he belongs - up on the farm at Muzzle Station. So, when he's taken to live far away in the town of Kaikoura, what's a cat to do? Shake the dust off his paws and start walking, of course! The trouble is, home is a very long way away . . . With a bouncy readaloud story by Sally Sutton and witty illustrations by Scott Tulloch, The Cat From Muzzle is a true tale of feline audacity, Over mountains and across rivers, this delightful true story traces a high-country cat's epic, five-week journey home to New Zealand's most remote station that will delight readers. Age 4+
THE DAY THE PLANTS FOUGHT BACK THE DAY THE PLANTS FOUGHT BACK
$19.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781775435686
Two boisterous boys who made lots of noise, found it dreadfully hard to be good; always charging and barging, fighting and biting, and not acting quite as they should. Patrick and Wayne drove their parents insane, but they could be good if they tried. Still, they’d roar and they’d claw, they’d scoot until someone eventually cried. An action-packed, hilarious story about two wild, rascally boys and the trouble they cause in the garden, until the plants decide to teach them a lesson ... because, as the boys discover, plants have eyes and ears too! Age 3+

THE GIRL, THE CAT AND THE NAVIGATOR THE GIRL, THE CAT AND THE NAVIGATOR
$17.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781407184906
An enchanting, charming story of bravery on the ice-tipped ocean, with stunning art by Anuska Allepuz on every page. Curious, pin-bright Oona Britt dreams of setting sail with her ship's captain father for a life of excitement on the wild waves. She has read stories of a magical creature - the Nardoo - who swims through the stars at night, and stows away on whaling boat the Plucky Leopard for an adventure full of myths and marvel among the ice-caps.Age 8+
THE GO-AWAY BIRD THE GO-AWAY BIRD
$25.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781509843589
A gorgeous story about friendship and working together from a star picture-book partnership, the inimitable Julia Donaldson and award-winning Catherine Rayner. 'The Go-Away bird sat up in her nest, With her fine grey wings and her fine grey crest.' One by one, the other birds fly into her tree, wanting to talk or to play, but the Go-Away bird just shakes her head and sends them all away. But then the dangerous Get-You bird comes along, and she soon realizes that she might need some friends after all . . . The Go-Away Bird combines brilliant rhyming verse from much-loved children's author Julia Donaldson, with stunning illustrations from the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal-winning Catherine Rayner. A charming story about the power of friendship from a thrilling creative partnership, this beautiful book is perfect for reading together. Age 2 +

THE QUIET AT THE END OF THE WORLD THE QUIET AT THE END OF THE WORLD
$19.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781406375510
Lowrie and Shen are the youngest people on the planet after a virus caused global infertility. Closeted in a pocket of London and doted upon by a small, ageing community, the pair spend their days mudlarking and looking for treasure - until a secret is uncovered that threatens not only their family but humanity's entire existence. Now Lowrie and Shen face an impossible choice: in the quiet at the end of the world, they must decide what to sacrifice to save the whole human race...Age 13+
THE SKY AT OUR FEET THE SKY AT OUR FEET
$17.00 NZD
ISBN: 9780062421944
For fans of Inside Out and Back Again and Counting by 7s. Jason has just learned that his Afghan mother has been living illegally in the United States since his father was killed in Afghanistan. Although Jason was born in the US, it's hard to feel American now when he's terrified that his mother will be discovered-and that they will be separated. When he sees his mother being escorted from her workplace by two officers, Jason feels completely alone. He boards a train with the hope of finding his aunt in New York City. After an accident lands him in the hospital, Jason finds an unlikely ally in a fellow patient. Max, a whip-smart girl who wants nothing more than to explore the world on her own terms, joins Jason in planning a daring escape out of the hospital and into the skyscraper jungle-even though they both know that no matter how big New York City is, they won't be able to run forever. Age 10+


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