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$28.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781786031143
This lavish follow-up to A Year Full of Stories and A World Full of Animal Stories is the perfect gift for book lovers young and old. Step on to a stage full of stories with this beautiful anthology of 12 stories from Shakespeare, rewritten to be accessible to children . Including favourites such as The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and Othello, each story is stunningly illustrated by collage artist Alice Lindstrom. Age 7+.
$28.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781406383560
From the multi-award-winning author of Chaos Walking trilogy and A Monster Calls comes a haunting tale of power and obsession that turns the story of Moby Dick upside down. "Call me Bathsheba." The whales of Bathsheba's pod live for the hunt. Led by the formidable Captain Alexandra, they fight a never-ending war against men. Then the whales attack a man ship, and instead of easy prey they find the trail of a myth, a monster, perhaps the devil himself... With their relentless Captain leading the chase, they embark on the final hunt, one that will forever change the worlds of whales and men. Age 11+

$28.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781509801633
A stunning die-cut alphabet of animals from international bestselling author Julia Donaldson and visionary illustrator Sharon King-Chai. Each cleverly cut flap draws you further into a beautifully vibrant world of huge elephants, slithery snakes and growling tigers. Sharon’s bold colours and shapes create a rich delight for children of all ages while Julia’s rhythmic text is a pleasure to read aloud. Children are invited to embark on a journey of discovery through the natural world comparing one animal to another, and clever hints and the peep-through holes within the artwork make this an entertaining guessing game, and a gorgeous book to treasure. Age 2+
$28.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781406379716
A fiery story about friendship and asking for help from award-winning author-illustrator Emma Yarlett. One day Alex finds a dragon living under his stairs. He isn't sure what to do - but luckily he knows just who to ask for help. Open the envelopes and read the hilarious letters Alex receives from the fire brigade, the butcher and more as he tries to take care of his new friend. Who would have thought having a dragon for a pet would be so tricky? A joyful, touching and vibrantly-illustrated interactive book. Age 5+

$19.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781406386851
The drought – or the Tap-Out, as everyone calls it – has been going on for a while now. Everyone’s lives have become an endless list of don’ts: don’t water the lawn, don’t take long showers, don't panic. Until the taps run dry. Suddenly, Alyssa’s quiet suburban street spirals into a warzone of desperation; neighbours and families turned against each other on the hunt for water. And when her parents don’t return, she and her younger brother must team up with an unlikely group in search of water. Each of them will need to make impossible choices to survive. Age 12+
$30.00 NZD
ISBN: 9780008279752
The brand-new heartwarmingly hilarious children's picture book from number one bestselling David Walliams. Illustrated by artistic genius Tony Ross. Meet Geronimo - the baby penguin who has one dream and one dream only - and that is to fly! But everyone knows penguins can't fly... or can they? With a little help from his dad and friends, baby Geronimo discovers that even the wildest of dreams can come true. A delightfully topsy-turvy book with an uplifting message about following your dreams…..

$28.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781406383164
From the creators of the award-winning Penguin Problems. Penguins aren’t the only animal with problems, oh no... In this laugh-out-loud companion to its acclaimed predecessor, Edward the giraffe can’t understand why his neck is as long and bendy and ridiculous as it is. No other animal has a neck this absurd. He’s tried disguising it, dressing it up, strategically hiding it behind bushes ... anything he can think of. But just when he’s exhausted his neck-hiding options, a turtle ambles in and tries to help him understand that his neck has a purpose ... and looks excellent in a bow tie. Age 3+
GO GIRL: A Storybook of Epic New Zealand Women GO GIRL: A Storybook of Epic New Zealand Women
$45.00 NZD
ISBN: 9780143771609
This superb collection of true stories about New Zealand women, who strove for their goals and weren’t afraid to step up or speak out – blazing a trail for others to follow, was written to show that YOU can join them! Some of the amazing women whose stories you will find are Dame Whina Cooper, Janet Frame, Farah Palmer, Lucy Lawless, Kate Sheppard, Nancy Wake, Sophie Pascoe, Margaret Mahy, Lydia Ko, Merata Mita, Lorde, Rita Angus, Te Puea Herangi, and many more.

$28.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781406378245
Duck is grumpy. The pond is dry and, even worse, there's a grey cloud following her around. A joyful and exuberant picture book about friendship,perfect for cheering up any bad mood. . Illustrated by award-winning artist Petr Horacek with his trademark colourful flair. Age 3+
$23.00 NZD
ISBN: 9780008200534
From the million copy bestselling author of The Parent Agency and Birthday Boy comes a wildly entertaining wish-fulfilment adventure that asks the question: what would happen if the strictest head teacher swapped bodies with the naughtiest kid in school? Strictest head naughtiest boy = chaos. Bracket Wood is about to be visited by the school inspectors. But there's one big problem: Ryan Ward. The maestro of practical jokes, Ryan has played so many tricks that in the end the Head Teacher just walks out. And then the new Head Teacher, Mr Carter, arrives. A man so strict even the teachers are scared of him. So imagine his surprise - and Ryan's - when they swap bodies. Now Ryan is Head Teacher - and his mortal enemy is one of his pupils. It's every naughty kid's dream! But soon Bracket Wood School is in a total mess - and only its worst ever pupil can fix it...Age 9+

HERO OF THE SEA: Sir Peter Blake’s Mighty Ocean Quests HERO OF THE SEA: Sir Peter Blake’s Mighty Ocean Quests
$25.00 NZD
ISBN: 9780143771654
The fourth title in the award-winning picture book series of biographies of famous New Zealanders. Find out about Sir Peter Blake, the world-renowned New Zealand yachtsman, adventurer and environmentalist -- his amazing achievements in yacht racing and his work to help save the world’s precious waterways. During his 30-year career on the ocean, he sailed around the globe, won the world’s most famous races and broke records. Even his red socks became a national sensation during a triumphant America’s Cup campaign. But no matter how many trophies Peter won, he always knew the survival of our planet was more important. Age 4-10
$19.00 NZD
ISBN: 9780143771524
From award-winning picture book creator Ruth Paul comes a gorgeous new picture book for young children to find out all about the tiny and endangered Hector's dolphin. Introducing . . . Little Hector! A small but daring dolphin, Little Hector swims out into the deep blue ocean. He meets many dangers - and an unlikely friend - and proves you are never too small to have BIG adventures. Children will love meeting Little Hector and his friends, and will also learn how we can help to look after our precious marine environment and its inhabitants. Age 3+

MARY POPPINS: Illustrated Gift Edition MARY POPPINS: Illustrated Gift Edition
$40.00 NZD
ISBN: 9780008289362
An exquisite flagship gift edition of an iconic classic, illustrated by the current Waterstones Children's Laureate, Lauren Child. When Mary Poppins arrives at their house on a gust of the East Wind and slides up the bannister, Jane and Michael Banks's lives are turned magically upside down. Who better to reimagine this endearing children's classic than today's most instantly recognisable and best-loved artist-illustrator? Lauren Child brings the magic of Mary Poppins into the hearts and imagination of readers and fans new and old. First published in 1964, Mary Poppins has been delighting readers ever since, both in books and on film. This stunning deluxe edition is published ahead of the release of the hotly anticipated Disney film Mary Poppins Returns.
$35.00 NZD
ISBN: 9780500651735
A musical note sets out on a spree, and flies through New York to see what it can see.The music’s so sweet and the lights are so pretty, come along and enjoy all the sounds of the city! A beautifully crafted tribute to the city of New York and its music, with page after page of intricate lasercuts and captivating illustrations.

OH BOY: A Storybook of Epic New Zealand Men OH BOY: A Storybook of Epic New Zealand Men
$45.00 NZD
ISBN: 9780143772545
There are many kinds of hero! Oh Boy is a striking collection of true stories about amazing New Zealand men who busted stereotypes and broke through obstacles to follow their passion and dreams, and made the world a better place. Heroes can wear rugby boots or ballet shoes. They can go on adventures, build rockets, or save lives. They can change the world with a shovel, a microscope or an idea. Find out how they rose to the challenge, and YOU can become one of them! Their stories are accompanied by fabulous portraits specially created for the book. A companion to the bestselling Go Girl, this is an inspiring and essential storybook for children of all ages.
$20.00 NZD
ISBN: 9780143772187
Puffin is an architect who always exceeds her clients' expectations, that is, until she takes on the toughest clients ever - her own pufflings! Puffin takes her tricky new clients on an inspirational tour of her builds. Together they visit all kinds of cleverly designed spaces - Otter's floating home, Pig's toolshed on wheels, Painter Goose's light-filled studio and Platypus's cosy underground bakehouse. The pufflings are unimpressed. Her clients really are a challenge! Will Puffin come up with a puffling-perfect home design? This gorgeous story, with endearing animal characters, intriguing house designs, ingenious mechanisms and storage solutions to pore over on every page, will spark a brand new generation of architects, engineers and interior designers! Age 4+

$25.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781847809179
Hector and his dog Hugo have made music together through good times, bad times and even some crazy times. But when Hugo learns to play the fiddle, and gets the chance to play with Bear's Big Band, Hector's jealousy gets the better of him. Can Hector swallow his pride and learn to be for happy for his friend? Set in New Orleans with a new cast of animal musicians, this big-hearted sequel to the best-selling The Bear and the Piano teaches that friendship, like good music, lasts forever. 4+
$25.00 NZD
ISBN: 9780008297244
From No. 1 bestselling children's author, David Walliams. When Elsie, an orphan on the streets of Victorian London, hears about the mysterious Ice Monster - a woolly mammoth found at the North Pole - she's determined to discover more... A chance encounter brings Elsie face to face with the creature, and sparks the adventure of a lifetime - from London to the heart of the Arctic! Heroes come in all different shapes and sizes in David Walliams' biggest and most epic adventure yet!

THE SILK ROADS: A New History of the World THE SILK ROADS: A New History of the World
$30.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781408889930
Set your sails east with this stunningly original new history of the world. Peter Frankopan, number one bestselling author and historian explores the connections made by people, trade, disease, war, religion, adventure, science and technology in this extraordinary book about how the east married the west with a remarkable voyage at its heart - the journey along the Silk Roads. From ancient world laws laid down by King Hammurabi and the mighty Persian empire, to terrifying huns, the rise of Europe, two world wars and politics today, The Silk Roads moves through time and history sewing together the threads from different peoples, empires and continents into a phenomenal history of the globe. With stories from each and every corner of society, it is a must-have world history. Age 12+
$18.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781509894956
Clarry and her older brother Peter live for their summers in Cornwall, staying with their grandparents and running free with their charismatic cousin, Rupert. But normal life resumes each September – boarding school for Peter and Rupert, and a boring life for Clarry at home with her absent father, as the shadow of a terrible war looms ever closer. When Rupert goes off to fight at the front, Clarry feels their skylark summers are finally slipping away from them. Can their family survive this fearful war? The Skylarks' War is a beautiful story following the loves and losses of a family growing up against the harsh backdrop of World War 1, from the award-winning Hilary McKay.

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