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            True Stories (Of Endurance and Survival)

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            Wink

            Wink (Paperback)

            By Harrell, Rob

            • RRP: $24.99
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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
            Availability
            708 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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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

            • RRP: $26.00
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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
            Availability
            58 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            When Stars are Scattered

            When Stars are Scattered (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Main)

            Illustrated by Jamieson, Victoria; By Mohamed, Omar; Illustrated by Geddy, Iman

            • RRP: $22.99
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            Omar and his brother Hassan, two Somali boys, have spent a long time in the Dadaab refugee camp. The hunger is constant . but there's football to look forward to, and now there's a chance Omar will get to go to school . This book perfectly depicts life in a refugee camp for 8-12 ...year olds.
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            ISBN 9780571363858
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Faber and Faber
            Interest Age Children
            Availability
            Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
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            On Board the Titanic (new edition)
              

            On Board the Titanic (new edition) (Paperback)

            By McAllister, Margi

            • RRP: $16.50
            • $12.08
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            • Pub Date
              4 Mar 21

            I Was There... Titanic is the story of a young girl travelling 3rd class on board the RMS Titanic with her mother as they plan to start a new life in America. When disaster strikes, will Jessie make it to the lifeboats in time? Brilliantly reimagined, readers will love this accou...nt of a child's experience of one of history's most famous voyages.
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            ISBN 9780702302978
            Released NZ 4 Mar 2021
            Publisher Scholastic
            Interest Age 7-9 years
            Series I Was There
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 4 Mar 2021
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            Brave Bess and the ANZAC Horses
              

            Brave Bess and the ANZAC Horses (Paperback)

            By Brocker, Susan

            • RRP: $19.99
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            This is the true story of the Kiwi war horses of the First World War.

            ISBN 9781869507916
            Published NZ 5 Mar 2010
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 9-12 years
            Availability
            Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
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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

            • RRP: $25.00
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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
            Availability
            999 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            Richard III: The Young Prince (new edition)
              

            Richard III: The Young Prince (new edition) (Paperback, 2nd edition)

            By Hill, Stuart

            • RRP: $16.50
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            • Pub Date
              4 Mar 21

            Richard III tells the thrilling story of England's last Plantagenet king in his youth. Brilliantly reimagined by a favourite My Story author, readers aged 7+ will love this vivid first-hand account of a child's experience of knights, castle life and an exciting battle. Perfect fo...r children intrigued by Richard III's exhumation and reburial.
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            ISBN 9780702302961
            Released NZ 4 Mar 2021
            Publisher Scholastic
            Interest Age 7-9 years
            Series I Was There
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 4 Mar 2021
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            Cane Warriors
              

            Cane Warriors (Hardback)

            By Wheatle, Alex

            • RRP: $35.99
            • $26.61
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            • Internationally sourced

            Nobody free till everybody free.Moa is fourteen. The only life he has ever known is working on the Frontier sugar cane plantation for endless hot days, fearing the vicious whips of the overseers. Then one night he learns of an uprising, led by the charismatic Tacky. Moa is to be ...a cane warrior, and fight for the freedom of all the enslaved people in the nearby plantations. But before they can escape, Moa and his friend Keverton must face their first great task: to kill their overseer, Misser Donaldson. Time is ticking, and the day of the uprising approaches... Irresistible, gripping and unforgettable, Cane Warriors follows the true story of Tacky's War in Jamaica, 1760.
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            ISBN 9781783449873
            Released NZ 7 Oct 2020
            Publisher Andersen Press Ltd
            Interest Age 13+ years
            Availability
            Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-14 working days
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            Wildboy: The boy who walked around New Zealand (Illustrated)
             

            Wildboy: The boy who walked around New Zealand (Illustrated) (Paperback)

            By Yelavich, Brando; Illustrated by Yelavich, Donella

            • RRP: $19.99
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            "This is the true story of Brando Yelavich, also known as Wildboy, who slept in a tent, hunted and fished for his food and came up close to seals and sharks on his 8000 km journey around the coast of New Zealand. His epic story will capture the imagination of any kid who, like Br...ando, longs for adventure in the great outdoors"--Publisher information.
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            ISBN 9780143772453
            Published NZ 2 Apr 2018
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 3-7 years
            Availability
            229 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            The Beautiful Struggle
             

            The Beautiful Struggle (Paperback)

            By Coates, Ta-Nehisi

            • RRP: $21.00
            • $15.75
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            • Pub Date
              16 Feb 21

            This was the abyss where, unguided, black boys were swallowed whole, only to re-emerge on corners and prison tiersTa-Nehisi Coates grew up in the tumultuous 1980's in Baltimore known, back then, as the murder capital of the United States.With seven siblings, four mothers, and one... highly unconventional father- Paul Coates, a larger-than-life Vietnam Vet, Black Panther, Ta-Nehisi's coming of age story is gripping and lays bare the troubled, often violent life of the inner-city, and the author's experience as a young black person in it.With candor, Ta-Nehisi Coates details the challenges on the streets and within one's family, especially the eternal struggle for peace between a father and son and the important role family plays in such circumstances.
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            ISBN 9780241517208
            Released NZ 16 Feb 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Availability
            999 Available for pre-order, ships once released
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