|Author:||Pauline (Vaeluaga) Smith|
|Series:||My New Zealand Story|
|Awards:||Winner of the 2018 NZ Children's Book Awards - Best First Book Award, and finalist in Wright Family Foundation Esther Glen Award for Junior Fiction |
Like many 13-year-old girls, Sofia’s main worries are how to get some groovy go-go boots, and how not to die of embarrassment giving a speech at school! But when her older brother starts talking about protests and overstayers, and how Pacific Islanders are bei... read more
|Author:||Toby Morris with Ross Calman, Mark Derby & Piripi Walker|
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 Māori and Pākehā authors Ross Calman and Mark Derby• Text in te r... read more
|Reading Level:||near fine|
The story of one historian, and a country, awakening to New Zealands past. Men no longer whisper Revolution, they shout it; and they no longer carry banners, but throw bricks Letter home from Harvard, 1970. Jock Phillips grew up in post-war Christchurch where history meant Ancie... read more
|Author:||Susan Waugh (Editor)|
|Series:||Ten X Ten Ser.|
In this fascinating book Te Papas science team of experts showcase 100 collection objects that demonstrate the breadth and depth of the collection and the museums important ongoing research. Te Papas expert curators and collections managers tell the fascin... read more
|Reading Level:||From 8 To 99|
Storm Boy and his father live alone in a humpy among the sandhills between the Southern Ocean and the Coorong - a lonely, narrow waterway that runs parallel to a long stretch of the South Australian coast. Among the teeming birdlife of the Coorong, Storm Boy finds... read more
The country's longest-standing scenic book, 'A Portrait of New Zealand' depicts the landscapes of the North and South Islands in over 200 photographs. The book was first published in 1982 in two separate volumnes, with the combined edition published in 1988 and repri... read more
The New Zealand Wars were a series of conflicts that profoundly shaped the course and direction of our nations history.
Fought between the Crown and various groups of Maori between 1845 and 1872, the wars touched many aspects of life in nineteenth ce... read more
A truly unique insight into the impact the Second World War had on the iwi of the central North Island and Bay of Plenty districts (including Te Arawa, Ngati Tuwharetoa, Tuhoe, Whanau-a-Apanui, Ngati Maru and Ngati Paoa) f... read more
Spanning the four seasons of a year, Necessary Secrets tells the story of Dennis (Den) Sparks and his three adult children.
Starting with Den contemplating his mortality on the day of his 70th birthday, the year ahead is told from four different points of view. A searing ... read more
New Zealands military contribution to the First World War was a massive effort for a small country. The figure most often quoted is that from October 1914 through to October 1918, just over 100,000 New Zealanders embarked for military service overseas. But that number d... read more
Discover the feast of local colour of Hauraki Gulf Marine Park area, and experience through glorious photographs the beauty and charm of the area. Travel writer Ian Robinson takes the reader on a journey around the Hauraki Gulf exploring the coastal mainland from Cape Rodney through Auckland and out to the waterways and islands.
|Series:||A\Photographic Guide To... Ser.|
In this text, fact-filled descriptions highlighting key identification features of New Zealand trees are supported by distribution maps and colour photographs of over 100 species. Compact and easy to use, this text should appeal to those interested in natural history.