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            The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

            The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (Paperback)

            By Boyne, John

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            Nine-years-old Bruno has a lot of things on his mind. Who is the Fury? Why did he make them leave their nice home in Berlin to go to 'Out-With'? And who are all the sad people in striped pyjamas on the other side of the fence? The grown-ups won't explain so Bruno decides there is... only one thing for it - he will have to explore this place alone.
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            ISBN 9780099572862
            Released NZ 1 Aug 2012
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Dawn Raid
             

            Dawn Raid (Paperback)

            By Smith, Pauline

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            What is an overstayer? Through Sofia's heartfelt diary entries, we witness the terror of being dawn-raided and gain an insight into the courageous and tireless work of the Polynesian Panthers in the 1970s as they encourage immigrant families across New Zealand to stand up for the...ir rights.
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            ISBN 9781775434757
            Published NZ 1 Mar 2018
            Publisher Scholastic
            Interest Age 9-12 years
            Series My New Zealand Story
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            Canterbury Quake
             

            Canterbury Quake (Paperback, New edition)

            By Wallace, Desna

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            "A re-release of Canterbury Quake for a new audience. Anyone would think Maddys world had crumbled when she didnt get a cell phone for her eleventh birthday. But Maddy soon has far more important things to worry about. In the dark of night, with a terrifying rumble and a deafenin...g roar, the world turns upside down! Suddenly, words like 'liquefaction,' 'aftershocks' and 'state of emergency' bubble to the surface of her vocabulary. As Maddy navigates the bumps and crashes of life after the big quakes, she discovers how strong family ties can be, and finds friendship in the most unlikely of places"--Publisher information.
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            ISBN 9781775436324
            Published NZ 1 Feb 2020
            Publisher Scholastic
            Interest Age 9-12 years
            Series My New Zealand Story
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            Prince of Ponies
             

            Prince of Ponies (Paperback)

            By Gregg, Stacy

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            • Pub Date
              2 Sep 20

            War destroyed their worlds, now two young girls and their remarkable horses are fighting once more - this time to win.

            ISBN 9780008332341
            Released NZ 2 Sep 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Friday the Rebel Dog
             

            Friday the Rebel Dog (Paperback)

            By Brocker, Susan; Illustrated by McGrath, Raymond

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            The collie dog slipped silently through the starlit night. She could smell sheep in the valley, hundreds of them. She knew what she had to do, and she had to do it quickly and quietly. This is the tale of New Zealands most notorious sheep-stealer and his loyal working dog. More t...han 160 years ago, James Mackenzie and his black-and-white collie, Friday, secretly herded 1,000 stolen sheep through rugged, unmapped mountain passes. A statue of the pair stands today in the heart of Mackenzie Country in the South Island.
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            ISBN 9781775436102
            Published NZ 1 Jul 2020
            Publisher Scholastic
            Interest Age Children
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            The Tattooist of Auschwitz - YA Edition
             

            The Tattooist of Auschwitz - YA Edition (Paperback)

            By Morris, Heather

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            I tattooed a number on her arm. She tattooed her name on my heart. In 1942, Lale Sokolov arrived in Auschwitz-Birkenau. He was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would bec...ome one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust. Waiting in line to be tattooed, terrified and shaking, was a young girl. For Lale - a dandy, a jack-the-lad, a bit of a chancer - it was love at first sight. And he was determined not only to survive himself, but to ensure this woman, Gita, did too. So begins one of the most life-affirming, courageous, unforgettable and human stories of the Holocaust: the love story of the tattooist of Auschwitz. This edition is edited and updated for younger readers, and also contains extra materials, including classroom discussion points, additional photos, maps and documents and other educational resources.
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            ISBN 9781760686031
            Published NZ 3 Jun 2019
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Prince of Ponies
             

            Prince of Ponies (Hardback)

            By Gregg, Stacy

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            A touching horse story from master storyteller, Stacy Gregg - a tale of survivors and the things we have to reconcile ourselves with when others are left behind...

            ISBN 9780008332310
            Released NZ 24 Sep 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 9-12 years
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            Mission Girl
             

            Mission Girl (Paperback, New edition)

            By Beale, Fleur

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            "When her tribe is defeated in battle, Atap is captured and becomes a slave of her enemies. Freedom seems impossible; the penalty for runaway slaves is death. But when sickness strikes the village, Atap is blamed, and now it is even more dangerous to stay. To save her life, she e...scapes to the Pkeh mission station at Paihia. There, Atap is taught to read and write, and learns of the threat to Mori by some unscrupulous settlers greedy for land. Against the backdrop of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, Atap discovers how her education can save her tribal lands and help her reclaim her destiny as the guiding star of her people"--Publisher information.
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            ISBN 9781775436188
            Published NZ 1 Feb 2020
            Publisher Scholastic
            Interest Age 9-12 years
            Series My New Zealand Story
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            The Schoolmaster's Daughter

            The Schoolmaster's Daughter (Paperback)

            By French, Jackie

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            Drawing on her own family history, this is a story from Jackie French about education in Colonial Australia - and how women once had to fight for their right to it. January 1901 Sharks circle the stranded ship as Hannah and her family head to a new home in the newly formed nation... of Australia. Hannah's father has a new post as the schoolmaster in a larger school in northern NSW, where the school's wealthy patron, a sugar planter called Mr Harris, will give the family a life of comfort and the best society. But secrets lurk in this subtropical paradise. From the moment Hannah's mother rebels against her husband's refusal to let Jamie, the Pacific Islander boy who rescues them from their shipwreck, into his school, the facade crumbles. Mr Harris's fortune is built on slavery and the whip. And the new Federal government's first law demands that all Pacific islanders - even those born in Australia - be deported. If Mr Harris learns of the secret school that Hannah's mother is running, it will mean ruin, violence, and possibly even death. Hannah and Jamie must fight for Jamie's right to stay in the land he loves, and for their rights to education and equality. Can the friendship and love of two young people win against such prejudice and power? Based on the lives of Jackie French's great-grandparents and grandmothers who taught - and fought - for equal education and the rights of all Australians, no matter what their background or the colour of the skin, this story shows us how the bravery and the battles of the past can give us courage for the challenges of today.
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            ISBN 9781460757710
            Published NZ 1 Jun 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Pennies For Hitler

            Pennies For Hitler (Paperback)

            By French, Jackie

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            Angus & Robertson an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

            ISBN 9780732292096
            Published NZ 1 Jun 2012
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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