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              Books to Strengthen Wellbeing & Resilience

              Check out these books to help students grow inner strengths and resources inside themselves. It’s packed full of titles that support and promote resilience, mental health and wellbeing. Please use the filters on left hand side to finetune the results by age, fiction/ non-fiction, or release date. You can also change the sort order from popularity to newest publication.

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              The Hate U Give

              The Hate U Give (Paperback)

              By Thomas, Angie

              • RRP: $19.99
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              The movie tie-in edition of the ground-breaking No. 1 New York Times bestseller. Now a major motion picture from Twentieth Century Fox, starring Amandla Stenberg (The Hunger Games and Everything, Everything), K.J. Apa (Riverdale), Regina Hall (Girls Trip), Anthony Mackie (The Ave...ngers: Infinity War), and Sabrina Carpenter (Girl Meets World).Bonus content includes Angie Thomas in conversation with Amandla Stenberg and director George Tillman Jr. and an excerpt from Angie's new novel, On the Come Up. No. 1 New York Times bestseller "A classic in the making." The Times "Places a spotlight on Black Lives Matter." Stylist "Passionate and uncompromising." The Observer "A must-read." The Pool "Outstanding." The Guardian "Powerful." MetroRead the book that inspired the movie! Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping novel about one girl's struggle for justice.The Hate U Give film will be released in Australian cinemas in January 2019. Winner of the 2018 Silver Inky Award.
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              ISBN 9781406387933
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2018
              Publisher Walker Books
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              Charlie Tangaroa and the Creature from the Sea
               

              Charlie Tangaroa and the Creature from the Sea (Paperback)

              By Roxborogh, T. K.

              • RRP: $25.00
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              A one-legged boy stands up against a warring family of Maori gods to save the world.

              ISBN 9781775503972
              Published NZ 29 Sep 2020
              Publisher Huia Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              How Do I Feel?: A Dictionary of Emotions for Children - With 60+ definitions to help children identify and understand their emotions
               

              How Do I Feel?: A Dictionary of Emotions for Children - With 60+ definitions to help children identify and understand their emotions (Hardback)

              By Lipp, Rebekah; Illustrated by Phillips, Craig

              • RRP: $39.99
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              With 60+ definitions to help improve emotional literacy. This HUGE hardcover book with over 140 pages, is all about our children learning to recognise and label emotions and feelings.

              ISBN 9780473558628
              Published NZ 16 May 2021
              Publisher Wildling Books
              Interest Age 5-8 years
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              The Dog Runner

              The Dog Runner (Paperback)

              By MacDibble, Bren

              • RRP: $18.99
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              From the author of the multi-award-winning and bestselling How to Bee comes an intense and thrilling new adventure.

              ISBN 9781760523572
              Published NZ 4 Feb 2019
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              The Hate U Give

              The Hate U Give (Paperback)

              By Thomas, Angie

              • RRP: $21.99
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              A powerful and brave YA novel about what prejudice looks like in the 21st century.

              ISBN 9781406372151
              Released NZ 1 Mar 2017
              Publisher Walker Books
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              Hug Blanket
               

              Hug Blanket (Hardback)

              By Gurney, Chris; Illustrated by Chisholm, Lael

              • RRP: $21.99
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              Te Reo edition - TE PARAIKETE TAUAWHI ISBN 9781775436973 It smells like sunshine. It sounds like whispers. It looks like rainbows...It feels like love. Nana made hug blankets for all her family. Each one was special. We love our Nana. A joyful story of family, love and loss, but... above all else, love
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              ISBN 9781775436348
              Published NZ 1 Aug 2020
              Publisher Scholastic New Zealand Limited
              Interest Age 3-7 years
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              Hatchet

              Hatchet (Paperback, New Edition)

              By Paulsen, Gary

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              There was a wild crashing sound, a ripping of metal, and the plane blew through the trees, out over the water and down, down to slam into the lake . . . Brian is a city boy. Not used to living rough. Until his plane crash-lands in the Canadian wilderness. All he has is a hatch...et - and a desperate will to survive. Now Brian must learn to live the hard way - or die.
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              ISBN 9781509838790
              Released NZ 28 Mar 2017
              Publisher Pan Macmillan
              Interest Age 9-11 years
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              Paws

              Paws (Paperback)

              By Foster, Kate

              • RRP: $18.99
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              At home, Alex's best friend is Kevin the cockapoo, although what he wants most of all is a friend at school. But that is harder than he ever expected. A touching story about learning that friendship isn't one size fits all and is often found where you least expect it. Everything ...is changing for 11-year-old Alex and, as an autistic person, change can be terrifying. With the first day of high school only a couple of months away, Alex is sure that having a friend by his side will help. So, he's devised a plan - impress the kids at school by winning a trophy at the PAWS Dog Show with his trusty sidekick, Kevin. This should be a walk in the park . . . right?
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              ISBN 9781760652661
              Published NZ 7 Apr 2021
              Publisher Walker Books Australia
              Interest Age 9-11 years
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              Wonder

              Wonder (Paperback)

              By Palacio, R. J.

              • RRP: $23.00
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              Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-years-old. He does ordinary things - eating ice cream, playing on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside. But Auggie is far from ordinary. Ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids aren't stared ...at wherever they go.
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              ISBN 9780552565974
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2014
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Concrete Rose

              Concrete Rose (Paperback)

              By Thomas, Angie

              • RRP: $21.99
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              This hard-hitting prequel to the award-winning The Hate You Give - from the international phenomenon Angie Thomas - tells the story of Maverick Carter, Starr's father, as a teenager growing up in Garden Heights. The son of a drug king, seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter is negoti...ating life in Garden Heights as he balances school, slinging dope, and working two jobs while his dad is in prison. He's got it all under control - until, that is, Mav finds out he's a father. Suddenly he has a baby, Seven, who depends on him for everything. Loyalty, revenge and responsibility threaten to tear Mav apart, especially after the brutal murder of a loved one. So when Mav is offered the chance to go straight, it's an opportunity - in a world where he's expected to amount to nothing - to prove he's different and figure out for himself what it really means to be a man.
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              ISBN 9781406384444
              Released NZ 1 Feb 2021
              Publisher Walker Books
              Interest Age 14+ years
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