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              Happiness is a Cloud

              Happiness is a Cloud (Paperback)

              By Robert Vescio and Illustrated by Nancy Bevington

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              Harry and his father and their dog, Jasper, spend a day together at the beach observing the ever-changing shapes of the clouds. Harry sees different shapes and gives each cloud an emotion. 'That cloud is angry'. 'That cloud is happy'. 'That cloud is lonely'. He watches as the clo...uds slowly drift across the sky and transform. Harry shows us that emotions are like clouds. They change shape and roll by. He feels overwhelmed with a feeling and watches it change and drift out of view. Some days are wonderful, filled with sunlight, inviting us to play outside. Other days are cloudy and stormy ... but the sun will always return to brighten our day!
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              ISBN 9781922265715
              Published NZ 1 May 2020
              Publisher BIG SKY PUBLISHING
              Interest Age Children
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              3, 2, 1, Here I Come: A story about fairness
               

              3, 2, 1, Here I Come: A story about fairness (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Harris, Penny; Zhou, Winnie

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              • Pub Date
                8 Jul 20

              Playing Hide-and-seek is Ginnie's favourite game. But Ginnie has a problem. She is very bad at hiding and is always found first. So when Ginnie disappears and her friends can't find her, they are worried. Where is Ginnie? Is Ginnie being fair to her friends?

              ISBN 9781922265739
              Published NZ 8 Jul 2020
              Publisher BIG SKY PUBLISHING
              Interest Age 0-5 years
              Series Ginnie & Pinney Learn & Grow
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              Pinney the Winner: A story about selflessness
               

              Pinney the Winner: A story about selflessness (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Harris, Penny; Zhou, Winnie

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                8 Jul 20

              It is sports day and Pinney is determined to win a chocolate medal. But when his close friend, Ginnie, has a fall, Pinney has to make a decision. Will he stop and help Ginnie or continue on to win the last race? Is winning that important? What will Pinney do? Each book has a free... animated videos accessible by QR Code.
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              ISBN 9781922265784
              Published NZ 8 Jul 2020
              Publisher BIG SKY PUBLISHING
              Interest Age 0-5 years
              Series Ginnie & Pinney Learn & Grow
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              Australia Remembers: ANZAC Day, Remembrance Day & War Memorials

              Australia Remembers: ANZAC Day, Remembrance Day & War Memorials (Hardback)

              By Paterson, Allison

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              Every year there are special days when we remember all those who have fought in the past to keep Australia free and those who still fight today to keep us safe. On 25 April - Anzac Day - and on 11 November - Remembrance Day - we stop to think about those people and how much they ...have done for us. Anzac Day reminds us that, as Australians, we are proud of the Anzac spirit which has helped shape our traditions, our culture, and who we are. On Remembrance Day we honour all those who gave up so much for their country, especially those who lost their lives. Australia Remembers presents a detailed explanation of the origins and traditions of Anzac Day and Remembrance Day, exploring both their connections and significance to young Australians today. The colourful traditions and symbols of these special days are described in language that is easily accessible to younger readers, helping them to understand what these mean and how important it is to remember those Australians who have fought for their country and those who keep us safe today. Australia Remembers is designed to ensure that the next generation shares the history and traditions of these important occasions.
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              ISBN 9781925675788
              Published NZ 5 Sep 2018
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              Interest Age Children
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              Pretty Girls
               

              Pretty Girls (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Portolan, Lisa; McDonald, Samantha

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              • Pub Date
                8 Jul 20

              Pretty Girls is a visceral narrative of violence, personal tragedy and female resilience set against the backdrop of one of Australia's most politically charged communities, Redfern, where sinister racial tensions underpin everything. Evie is a woman in her mid-thirties who retur...ns to her hometown to meet with her dying father. In coming back to the place where she grew up she has to revisit her history of violence - the death of her mother, the suicide of her brother and the domestic violence that occurred in her home. Her father only has a short time to live - she expects to find him a changed man. But he's not. He's unrepentant and unapologetic for his actions. Evie has to reclaim her story - she's not just a pretty girl, she won't just sit down, be quiet, stay still - but getting there is more than tough, more than an ordeal - it's a mammoth display of tenacity and strength. Pretty Girls is ultimately a story of triumph. Evie rises from the ashes of a hellish past and re-writes her story. There is a part of Evie in every woman and Pretty Girls seeks to start a movement.
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              ISBN 9781922265876
              Published NZ 8 Jul 2020
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              Magnificent Mistakes and Fantastic Failures: Finding the Good When Things Seem Bad

              Magnificent Mistakes and Fantastic Failures: Finding the Good When Things Seem Bad (Paperback)

              By Langley, Josh

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              Award-winning author, Josh Langley, is back with a a ground-breaking book on resilience for kids. Back with his trademark quirky style that's adored by both kids and parents, Langley tackles the serious subject of building resilience in today's children by showing that mistakes a...nd failures can be opportunities for learning and growth. Good friends, positive self-talk, curiosity and wonder also become a perfect mix to give children a confident perspective on life and the foundations to step bravely into the world and try new things. With mental health dominating headlines and front of mind of all parents, Langley's new book offers hope and strategies for kids to find their own inner residence and to thrive in a rapidly changing world. This is the book on resilience that everybody wished they had as a child.
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              ISBN 9781922265692
              Published NZ 15 Apr 2020
              Publisher BIG SKY PUBLISHING
              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              ANZAC Sons Children's Ed: Five Brothers on the Western Front

              ANZAC Sons Children's Ed: Five Brothers on the Western Front (Paperback, Children's e.)

              By Paterson, Allison Marlow

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              In the years of 1914-1918 over 330,000 Australians served their country in a war far from their homeland, more than 60,000 of them die. Five of these Australians were brothers; three of them were destined to never return to the home they loved. The Great War brought enormous sorr...ow to families all over the world. In Australia there were few who ...
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              ISBN 9781925275148
              Published NZ 31 Mar 2014
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              Interest Age Children
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              Unconquered: Our Wounded Warriors
               

              Unconquered: Our Wounded Warriors (Hardback)

              By Denny Neave, Gordon Traill and Catherine Mccullagh

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              Unconquered tells the remarkable story of a group of men and women from Australia and New Zealand who fought and conquered extraordinary challenges from the battlefield to the sporting arena. These veterans of the Army, Navy and Air Force served their country in campaigns from So...malia to Afghanistan and the multitude of conflicts in between, and share the common scars of their service, both apparent and invisible. For these men and women, now confronting the trials of daily life, the Invictus Games provided a further challenge, a chance to test their mettle in the sporting arena representing the country for which they had fought. `Invictus' is the Latin word for `unconquered' or `undefeated' - a perfect description of these veterans who now fight their own personal battles. Through the power of sport, they have proven that they can overcome the mental and physical trauma inflicted by their service. This beautifully illustrated volume allows us to share their story of service, sacrifice and courage, and gain an insight into their dogged determination to triumph in the face of adversity. Unconquered: Our Wounded Warriors is a deeply personal and human account of the trauma of armed conflict and the suffering that continues long after the sounds of battle have died away. It highlights the power of the individual to overcome fear, wounds both mental and physical, and lifelong disability and inspires those of us who have never served to cope with our own challenges. These are stories of courage pure and simple and of the men and women who defied the odds to remain unconquered.
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              ISBN 9781925675986
              Published NZ 20 Apr 2019
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              Follow after me: Look Up and Swear by the Green of the Spring You'Ll Never Forget

              Follow after me: Look Up and Swear by the Green of the Spring You'Ll Never Forget (Paperback)

              By Marlow Paterson, Allison

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              In 1914, Evie's dreams are destroyed when the shadow of World War I descends. Her sweetheart, eighteen-year-old Tom Windridge, leaves the family's farm to serve in the war with his four brothers. Before he goes, Evie gives Tom a small key as a good luck charm - the key to her hea...rt. Evie's spirit is shattered when she learns Tom will not return. Grappling with religious differences and the conscription debate, Evie abandons her values and ambition when wooed by the local priest's charming, yet controlling nephew. Fate intervenes to unlock a new beginning for Evie when Tom's older brother, Jack, returns from the Western Front with the missing key. In a parallel narrative, Evie's great-granddaughter, Lizzie, is dealing with the social challenges of becoming an adult in 2018. In her final year of high school, she suddenly rejects her friends, her study and her principles to start a potentially life-changing relationship with Brandon, a narcissistic football player who conceals his predatory intention. Nick, a fellow student, secretly protects Lizzie, but an altercation with Brandon fills her with shame and regret. A century on, the tiny key once again unlocks the way forward.
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              ISBN 9781925675580
              Published NZ 5 Feb 2019
              Publisher BIG SKY PUBLISHING
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              The Korean Kid: A Young Australian Pilot's Baptism of Fire in the Jet Fighter Age
               

              The Korean Kid: A Young Australian Pilot's Baptism of Fire in the Jet Fighter Age (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Nicholls, Rochelle

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                8 Jul 20

              A vicious civil conflict erupted on the Korean peninsula in 1950 and sucked 24 nations into a new round of fighting. The world's two atomic superpowers - the United States and the Soviet Union - menaced each other across an arbitrary border as Korea became the proving ground for ...a new Cold War. The odds faced by Australia's young pilots were one in three, that they'd not come back. Or perhaps they'd just never be found, crash in flames into a foreign mountain and become nothing but names in a faraway cemetery. Most had no combat experience. Their planes were obsolete. Their orders were to dive upon a well-armed enemy with their bellies exposed, where one bullet to a fuel-tank meant an inescapable fireball. The Korean Kid is the story of Jim Kichenside and the Australian pilots who took to the skies in the 'forgotten war' on the Korean peninsula. Within a week of the North Korean invasion of the South on June 25, 1950, No.77 Fighter Squadron RAAF were in the air: the first United Nations air unit committed to the defence of the overrun South. Of the 340 Australians who perished in Korea, 41 were from 77 Squadron. In 1952, Jim Kichenside was the youngest pilot in 77 Squadron, at just 21 years of age. He entered the Korean theatre with just 8 hours of training on his Meteor jet. Dubbed 'The Korean Kid', Jim's is a story of youth and resilience, of luck and loss, of young men thrust into a war against impossible odds - the first war of the jet age.
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              ISBN 9781922387042
              Published NZ 8 Jul 2020
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