|Author:||Kate De Goldi|
Moving, charming novel from much-loved, international-award-winning children's author Kate de Goldi, author of The 10 PM Question. Beautifully packaged and illustrated throughout with drawings by Greg O'Brien.
Perry's mother and father are ... read more
A little boy has made friends with a taniwha in his river, but no-one believes him. The taniwha takes the boy on a journey through time and myth where he meets some amazing charcters, gathering the Earth's treasures as he goes. New edition, new jacket
|Author:||Joy Cowley & Gavin Bishop|
|Series:||Snake and Lizard|
Two very different creatures learn the give-and-take of friendship in these warm and funny stories set in the desert. Snake and Lizard are a lovable, foolish pair, always arguing, embarking on unlikely enterprises and telling one another hotly contested tales - none of which behaviour lessens their affection for one another. ... read more
Once there was a kuia who made mats and baskets.In the corner of her kitchen lived a spider who made webs.
First published in 1981 this picture book by Patricia Grace and Robyn Kahukiwa is now a classic.
A wonderful teacher's resource - it accurately illustrates Maori cultural practices such as weaving, gathering ... read more
Created by well-known children's writer and illustrator Gavin Bishop, this is the story of a little white kiwi. When he is born his mother doesn't recognise him because he's not brown. Little Kiwi looks to the moon as his mother instead because it is white and bright and round. In the background of this story we see the chang... read more
|Author:||Patricia Grace Illustrated by Brian Gunson|
This beautifully presented children's picture book tells the story of Maraea, an elderly Maori woman living in a coastal community. The site of the kainga is also next to an albatross colony, and there are close (and fabulously illustrated) links between the people and the birds. But people are drifting to the cities, and the... read more
|Author:||Simon Morton & Riria Hotere|
Te Papa stores more than 2 million pieces in trust for the nation. 100 Amazing Tales from Aotearoa takes readers on a tour behind the scenes of the museum to discover more about 100 of these treasured items. Readers will learn the secrets of the first dinosaur fossil ever discovered, see new and unique spider species, be insp... read more
It’s almost Guy Fawkes Night, and at the school speech competition Andy talks about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot. The children cheer excitedly, thinking Andy will win the contest. But then, Aroha gets up, wearing a white feather in her hair, and tells the story of another fifth of November - the invasion of Parihak... read more
Herbert was a small dog who lived in Nelson by the sea. Everybody liked him, but the person who loved him most was Tim. One fine day, an excited Herbert set off with Tim's father on a boat, heading for their cottage in the Marlborough Sounds. However, the weather soon turned rough and Herbert was catapulted into the biggest a... read more
Little Kiwi?s adventures continue ? and this time he has company! Mum and Dad are a bit busy and Little Kiwi has the very important job of looking after his new brother or sister. The only problem is, the egg seems to have a mind of its own and leads Little Kiwi on a merry chase through the New Zealand bush. Will Little Kiwi ... read more
A magical story about the wonderful street cafe where a young girl and her dad watch the comings and goings of all the visitors in all their different shapes and guises.
|Series:||Kiwi Bites S.|
Ever since Great-Gran died, and since he's been living with Kathleen and her mum, Gramps has been very quiet and sad-looking all the time. And on top of that, Kathleen's mum has been working long hours now that Gramps is around to 'look after' his granddaughter. It's easy to get bored ...that is, until Grumpy the garden gnome... read more
|Series:||Hairy Maclary and Friends|
"Christmas was coming. Out came the tree, dressed up in finery, splendid to see. Trinkets and tinsel with baubles and bows, a mouse with a hat and a very red nose." It's Christmas in Slinky Malinki's house and the rapscallion, mischievous cat is most curious about the Christmas tree. With its reindeer, ribbons, baubles and ... read more
Life at home is getting ever more complicated for eco-warrior, Colin, hero of Recycled (2002 NZ Post Award winner for junior fiction). His father is doing weird things like digging up the roses in the front garden, and his mother seems to be hiding something. His parents hardly see each other any more. Is his family falling... read more
Only five sleeps till Santa and Grandma a-go-go with mince pies and pantomimes. But with trouble at Santa's house, adventure calls, and our Gran packs her handbag, buttons on her snowsuit, and zips off to the North Pole.
Another delightfully zany escapade for Kiwi kids' favourite Grandma, who, armed with her trusty marm... read more
|Author:||Sarona Aiono-Iosefa (illus Steven Dunn)|
This is a wonderful take on the traditional Christmas song, The Twelve Days of Christmas. This is bright, delightful and heaps of fun, in picture book form.
Ten cats hobnob happily, until Scarface Claw makes an appearance. Honour Award winner at the 1999 New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards.
Brook longs to play soccer with his friends; he feels the confines of his wheelchair desperately ? life seems to be passing him by. Then, when Brook?s friends buy him a paint set, telling him to ?paint what you see?, he finds he is able to express himself by painting the world around him. A beautiful and moving story.
Set in Charleston, a gold-mining ghost town 30km south of Westport, Frog Whistle Mine is another of Des Hunt's trademark exciting, beautifully written contemporary action adventure stories for children, with ecological themes. Twelve-year-old Tony has lived all around New Zealand, travelling with his nomadic Mum, and desp... read more
|Author:||Margaret Mahy Edited by Tessa Duder Illustrated by David Elliot|
Honour Award, New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards 2010. The Word Witch can lasso with a limerick, haunt with a haiku and wrap you tight in a rhyme, quick as lightning. Her cauldron is a dictionary, her wand a mighty pen, and she stirs her words at midnight, making tempting treats for children, to please and tease and t... read more