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By McCauley, Debbie; Translated by Waaka, Tamati; By Elworthy, Sarah
Tells the story of a little blue penguin who was covered in oil as a result of the oil spill from the Rena shipwreck. Describes his rescue, the treatment he had at the Te Maunga Oiled Wildlife Response Unit and his release back into the wild. Sidebars provide more information abo...ut the disaster and the response.Read more
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By Barraud, Ned; Candler, Gillian
Under the Ocean introduces young children to the creatures that live in
the seas around New Zealand. The book describes different habitats:
underwater reefs, the sea floor, the open ocean and the deep ocean.
Animals featured in the fact pages include octopus and squid, sharks ...and
rays, whales, dolphins, penguins and many othersRead more
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By Rowland, Harriet
Like so many people her age, Harriet threw her thoughts down on a blog. However, her reasons for writing were different from her friends, and it was clear from the outset that she was a writer first and foremost. The Book of Hat captivates the reader with its facility for express...ing everything from the ordinary stuff of life to the almost unspeakable. And part of its charm for readers young and old is the author's ability to find happiness and good luck wherever she looks. This is one of the year's surprising reads: an upbeat book about living with cancer.Read more
By Colston, Fifi
"Fifi Colston shares her years of experience in costuming and the wearable arts. Crammed with tricky tips and terrifying techniques for making an outrageous outfit for any occasion, especially Halloween"--Publisher information.
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