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 NZ Pictorial

Reading Level:near fine

A handsome, landmark book celebrating the work of three of our literary and artistic heavyweights. The complementary work of artist Grahame Sydney, fiction writer Owen Marshall and poet Brian Turner was first brought together in the hugely successful Timeless Lan... read more

Landmarks

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 NZ Pictorial

One night on Nadia Lim’s Central Otago farm a little chick hatches out of its egg ...“My, oh my, you’re MARVELLOUS!” Mama whispers happily. “Welcome Marvellous Marvin, to our little family.”
This adorable picture ... read more

Marvellous Marvin

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 NZ Natural History

Awards:Longlisted for the Booksellers Aotearoa New Zealand Award for Illustrated Non-Fiction - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2021

Award-winning photographer Jane Ussher had unprecedented access to Te Papa's natural history collection to shoot this outstanding book, and the result is a true treasure. Beautifully packaged, and stunningly photographed, it is a must-have for any book lover's collection and a perfect gift.

Nature Stilled

Category:

 NZ History

Awards:Longlisted for the Booksellers Aotearoa New Zealand Award for Illustrated Non-Fiction - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2021

A BOOK FOR ALL NEW ZEALANDERS WHO FEEL CONNECTED TO THE SEA.
This year New Zealands National Maritime Museum will be in the thick of the action when the Americas Cup defence comes ... read more

Aotearoa Endless Sea - Our Story Told Through the Taonga of the National Maritime Museum

Category:

 NZ Biography

Reading Level:near fine

In this fresh account of one of the 20th-century's great New Zealanders, Matthew Wright approaches Bernard Freyberg the man rather than the more widely known figure of a military leader. What took a humble immigrant child in Wellington to become a... read more

Freyberg - A Life's Journey

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 NZ Reference

Awards:Shortlisted for the Heritage Literary Awards 2020 https://nzsacanterbury.wordpress.com/heritage-literary-awards-2020/

The use of te reo Maori in daily New Zealand life is snowballing, as is demand for resources to make learning the language efficient and enjoyable. This book helps answer that demand. Here in simple terms is a thorough guide to the buildin... read more

Te Reo Maori: The Basics Explained

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 NZ Pictorial

 Tahi the Tuatara is down in the dumps and no matter what his friend, Roger the Ruru tries, nothing seems to change his mood. It's not until they answer a cry for help that their journey takes an unexpected turn. Tu Meke Tuatara! is a story about empat... read more

Tu Meke Tuatara

Category:

 NZ Biography

Reading Level:near fine

In Down South, writer Bruce Ansley goes on a journey back to his beloved South Island. From Curio Bay to Golden Bay, in Down South writer Bruce Ansley sets off on a vast expedition across the South Island, Te Waipounamu, visiting the places and people who hold clues to the south's famo... read more

Down South: In Search of the Great Southern Land

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 NZ Pictorial

Kate's tiny kitten wants to go outside. He struggles with the cat flap, annoys a bird . . . and ends upon the wrong side of the fence. What will Kate do? The kitten in Bruce Goes Outside is based on a real life cat. The real Bruce was found on the streets of New Zealand when he was just one... read more

Bruce Goes Outside

Category:

 NZ History

Reading Level:near fine

A CENTURY OF AUCKLANDERS HELPING AUCKLANDERS. This lively history by well-known historian Peter Lineham features over 100 photographs and takes readers inside a remarkable organisation working at the front lin... read more

Agency of Hope - The Story of the Auckland City Mission 1920-2020

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 NZ Pictorial

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As a small country school prepares for its Christmas end-of-year show, they get a call from Santa, who is on his way to the hall when he runs into a spot of trouble! Fortunately, the Little Yellow Digger is on hand to rescue Santa and his truck full of presents.  

The Little Yellow Digger Saves Christmas

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 NZ Childrens

The school is putting on Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl, to celebrate his 100th birthday. But school plays are notoriously full of surprises!

Fantastic Mr Bean