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            True Stories (Of Endurance and Survival)

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            Taking the Lead: How Jacinda Ardern Wowed the World
             

            Taking the Lead: How Jacinda Ardern Wowed the World (Hardback)

            By Hill, David; Illustrated by Morris, Phoebe

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            "An inspiring illustrated story for children about Jacinda Ardern, and her meteoric rise to become the worlds youngest female leader"--Publisher information.

            ISBN 9780143774518
            Published NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 5-10 years
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            Wink

            Wink (Paperback)

            By Harrell, Rob

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            Surviving school with one eye open. Ross Maloy just wants to be a normal seventh grader. He does not want to lose his hair, or wear a weird hat, or deal with the kids at school who don't know what to say to 'the cancer kid'. But with a sudden and horrifying diagnosis of a rare ey...e cancer, blending in is off the table. Based on Rob Harrell's real-life experiences, and filled with his cartoons and illustrations, this very personal and poignant novel is an unforgettable, hilarious and uplifting story of survival, and of finding music, magic and laughter in all of life's weirdness. EARLY PRAISE FOR WINK: 'Wink is the story of a boy's survival that is both deeply personal and wildly funny. It's fun, it's important, and it's got songs! Rock on, Rob Harrell! Batpig forever!' - Max Brallier, New York Times bestselling author of Last Kids on Earth 'I loved Wink! Heartbreakingly funny, this book is proof that laughter is the best form of medicine. A smart, likable story that's full of heart.' - Meg Cabot, author of The Princess Diaries 'Wink has all the right elements: humour, heart, and a Batpig. A deeply personal and moving story, it will (pun alert) rock you to the core.' - Terri Libenson, award-winning comics creator and author of the bestselling Invisible Emmie 'With a cast of characters that feel both deeply human and fully seen, this book has shot onto my list of all-time favourite books. Simply superb!' - Ingrid Law, author of Newbery Honor Book Savvy 'Funny, moving, and ultimately triumphant, Wink is a powerful story of everyday resilience, and of the different types of family that unexpectedly sprout up in the wake of tragedy.' - M.A. Larson, author of Pennyroyal Academy
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            ISBN 9781460758878
            Published NZ 1 Apr 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            ANZAC Girl: the War Diaries of Alice Ross-King

            ANZAC Girl: the War Diaries of Alice Ross-King (Hardback)

            Illustrated by Racklyeft, Jess; By Simpson, Kate

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            It was 1914 when Sister Alice Ross-King left Australia for the war. Nursing was her passion - all she had ever wanted to do. But Alice couldn't have imagined what she would see. She served four long years and was brave, humble and endlessly compassionate. Using extracts from Alic...e's actual diaries kept in the Australian War Memorial, this story captures the danger, the heartache and the history of the young nurse who would one day become the most decorated woman in Australia.
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            ISBN 9781760637019
            Published NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age 6-10 years
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            Chinese Cinderella: The Secret Story of an Unwanted Daughter

            Chinese Cinderella: The Secret Story of an Unwanted Daughter (Paperback, Abridged edition)

            By Yen Mah, Adeline

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            The story of a Chinese woman and how she suffered appalling emotional deprivation and rejection by her family as a child growing up in China and Hong Kong. She tells of the consequences in her adult life, above which she rose to make a happy marriage and become a successful docto...r in the USA.
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            ISBN 9780141304878
            Released NZ 2 Aug 1999
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 9-11 years
            Series Chinese Cinderella
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            Ugly (younger readers): The bestselling Australian story, now published internationally

            Ugly (younger readers): The bestselling Australian story, now published internationally (Paperback)

            By Hoge, Robert

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            A beaut story about one very ugly kid.

            ISBN 9780733634338
            Published NZ 11 Aug 2015
            Publisher Hachette
            Interest Age Children
            Series The Official Pokemon Ear
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            On Two Feet and Wings: One Boy's Amazing Story of Survival

            On Two Feet and Wings: One Boy's Amazing Story of Survival (Paperback)

            By Kazerooni, Abbas

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            I was not aware that I was crying until I saw the tears hit my shoes. Even with all the lights at the airport, the night outside looked dark and the air seemed thick. I wiped my eyes and tried to figure out what I could do. I was alone in a foreign land at the age of nine, and I ...did not speak the language. I was, quite simply, terrified...
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            ISBN 9781743311059
            Published NZ 1 Aug 2012
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series The Abbas Kazerooni Memoirs
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            The Diary of a Young Girl

            The Diary of a Young Girl (Paperback)

            By Frank, Anne; Volume editor Pressler, Mirjam; Translated by Massotty, Susan

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            Anne Frank's diary is among the most enduring documents of the 20th century. It documents her life in hiding from 12 June 1942 to 1 August 1944 in German occupied Amsterdam.

            ISBN 9780141315188
            Released NZ 11 Dec 2002
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 13+ years
            Language (English)
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            Oh Boy: A storybook of epic NZ men
             

            Oh Boy: A storybook of epic NZ men (Hardback)

            By Lipshaw, Stuart

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            "Stories about Kiwi men who followed their dreams and made the world a better place. An inspiring and essential storybook for children of all ages, grown-ups included. Stories featured in this book are of Billy T. James, Bret McKenzie, Bruce McLaren, Edmund Hillary, Ernest Ruther...ford, Fred Hollows, Jemaine Clement, Jonah Lomu, Kelly Tarlton, Liam Malone, Neil Finn, Peter Jackson, Richie McCaw, Steven Adams, Taika Waititi, Willie Apiata, Witi Ihimaera and others"--Publisher information.
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            ISBN 9780143772545
            Published NZ 1 Oct 2018
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age Children
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            Stories for Kids Who Dare to be Different

            Stories for Kids Who Dare to be Different (Hardback)

            By Brooks, Ben; Illustrated by Winter, Quinton

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            True, inspirational and amazing tales of boys and girls who stood up and stood out.

            ISBN 9781787476523
            Released NZ 23 Oct 2018
            Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
            Interest Age 7-9 years
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            Alphamaniacs: Builders of 26 Wonders of the Word
             

            Alphamaniacs: Builders of 26 Wonders of the Word (Hardback)

            By Fleischman, Paul; Illustrated by Sweet, Melissa

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            Are you a word person? A curiosity seeker? An explorer? Take a look at these twenty-six extraordinary individuals for whom love of language is an extreme sport.Step right up and read the genuine stories of writers so intoxicated by the shapes and sound of language that they colle...cted, dissected, and constructed verbal wonders of the most extraordinary kind. Jean-Dominique Bauby wrote his memoirs by blinking his left eyelid, unable to move the rest of his body. Frederic Cassidy was obsessed with the language of place, and after posing hundreds of questions to folks all over the United States, amassed (among other things) 176 words for dust bunnies. Georges Perec wrote a novel without using the letter e (so well that at least one reviewer didn't notice its absence), then followed with a novella in which e was the only vowel. A love letter to all those who love words, language, writing, writers, and stories, Alphamaniacs is a stunningly illustrated collection of mini-biographies about the most daring and peculiar of writers and their audacious, courageous, temerarious way with words.
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            ISBN 9780763690663
            Released NZ 1 May 2020
            Publisher Candlewick Press,U.S
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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