|Author:||Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo|
|Reading Level:||Children's - Grade 2-3, Age 7-8|
"What if the princess did not marry Prince Charming but instead went on to be an astronaut or an activist? What if the jealous step sisters were supportive and kind? And what if the queen was the one really in charge of the kingdom?
Good Night St... read more
|Author:||Kate De Goldi|
|Awards:||Winner of Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Readers' Choice Award 2009 Overall Winner of New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards: Children's Book of the Year 2009 Winner of the New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards: Senior Fiction 2009 Runner-up for Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Fiction Category 2009 Shortlisted for Storylines Notable New Zealand Books: Young Adult Fiction 2009 Shortlisted for the Nielsen BookData New Zealand Booksellers' Choice Award 2009 Shortlisted for LIANZA Children's Book Awards: Esther Glen Medal for Junior Fiction 2009|
Frankie Parsons is twelve going on old man : an apparently sensible, talented Year 8 with a drumbeat of worrying questions steadily gaining volume in his head. 'Does the cat, and therefore the rest of the family, have worms?' 'Will bird flu strike and ruin life as we know it?'... read more
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 illustrated story of New Zealand. Explore the defini... read more
A moving, charming novel from much-loved award-winning children's author Kate De Goldi, author of The 10pm Question.
Perry's mother and father are busy people. They're impatient, they're tired, they get cross easily. And they think that only children, like Perry... read more
|Author:||Kate De Goldi|
|Awards:||Winner of the Esther Glen Junior Fiction Book Award at NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2016|
Meet filmmaker Barney Kettle, who liked to invent stories but found a real one under his nose.
Barney Kettle knew he would be a very famous film director one day, he just didn't know when that day would arrive. He was already an actual director - he'... read more
Annual 2 contains all-new material for 9 to 13-year-olds. The result is a highly original, contemporary take on the much-loved annuals of the past – all in one beautiful package.
Alongside familiar names publishing for children – Gavin Mouldey, Sarah ... read more
Find out all about Ancient Egypt in this beautifully illustrated and innovative Lift The Flap book. Learn what Ancient Egyptians wore, what's inside a pyramid, how a mummy is made and much much more by lifting the flaps and discovering the secrets hiding underneath!
This is the story of a bear-hearted girl . . .
Sometimes, when a person dies, their spirit goes looking for somewhere to hide. Some people have space within them, perfect for hiding. Twelve-year-old Makepeace has learned to defend herself from the ghosts which try to ... read more
A dramatic and emotional story about one girl's determination to stand by her beloved animals - and her refusal to give up, even in the face of impossible odds.
When a devastating earthquake hits Evie's hometown of Parnassus on New Zealand's South Island, she and the ... read more
|Awards:||Shortlisted for NZ Young Adult Awards 2017 Copyright Licensing NZ Young Adult Fiction Award|
This gripping, page-turning fantasy adventure follows a dangerous quest through a divided world. From the high reaches of a tree, Fliss watches the soldiers attempting yet again to break through the invisible wall. Amid the explosions, a drummer boy tries to escape. As he is ab... read more
With a striking cover and a map of a divided world, I knew I was hooked. Maurice Gee’s new novel for children is a thoughtful, fast-paced adventure with a wonderful heroine. The novel opens with Fliss observing some soldiers and their cannon. Never able to break through the inv... read more
A lion in dungarees and a bird with a broken wing form an unlikely friendship when they meet one autumn day. As the pair watch the other birds in the flock fly away, Lion takes it upon himself to care for his new friend. Soon the pair are sharing stories in front of the fire, tak... read more
Even just to see the cover of this book is to fall in love with it. The pictures and the story they tell with just a small amount of added text are touchingly tender and thoughtful. A gentle lion finds a wounded bird who cannot fly off with its flock and makes it a bed in a slipp... read more
Botanicum is a stunningly curated guide to plant life. With artwork from Katie Scott of Animalium fame, Botanicum gives readers the experience of a fascinating exhibition from the pages of a beautiful book.Learn how plants have evolved, see inside the ... read more