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              The Dictionary of Lost Words

              The Dictionary of Lost Words (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Williams, Pip

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              In 1901, the word 'Bondmaid' was discovered missing from the Oxford English Dictionary. This is the story of the girl who stole it. Esme is born into a world of words. Motherless and irrepressibly curious, she spends her childhood in the 'Scriptorium', a garden shed in Oxford whe...re her father and a team of dedicated lexicographers are collecting words for the very first Oxford English Dictionary. Esme's place is beneath the sorting table, unseen and unheard. One day a slip of paper containing the word 'bondmaid' flutters to the floor. Esme rescues the slip and stashes it in an old wooden case that belongs to her friend, Lizzie, a young servant in the big house. Esme begins to collect other words from the Scriptorium that are misplaced, discarded or have been neglected by the dictionary men. They help her make sense of the world. Over time, Esme realises that some words are considered more important than others, and that words and meanings relating to women's experiences often go unrecorded. While she dedicates her life to the Oxford English Dictionary, secretly, she begins to collect words for another dictionary: THE DICTIONARY OF LOST WORDS. Set when the women's suffrage movement was at its height and the Great War loomed, THE DICTIONARY OF LOST WORDS reveals a lost narrative, hidden between the lines of a history written by men. It's a delightful, lyrical and deeply thought-provoking celebration of words, and the power of language to shape the world and our experience of it.
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              ISBN 9781925972597
              Published NZ 31 Mar 2020
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              When the Ship Hits the Fan

              When the Ship Hits the Fan (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Anderson, Rob

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              Rob Anderson was a magnet for trouble long before he went to sea at 15. But when he became Captain Rob Anderson, one of the youngest Australian masters ever, it was suddenly his responsibility to keep everything afloat - no easy feat when the seas were unregulated, full of madmen..., and more like the Wild West than anything on land. Whether stashing a headless body in a cargo freezer, losing another body before a sea burial, accidentally sabotaging a pub race and causing a riot in Broome, nearly losing his scrotum in a Japanese spa, or catapulting a mate off the roof of his truck while racing from the dock for last orders, it was all part of the job for Captain Rob. Visceral, charming and definitely not for the faint of heart, When the Ship Hits the Fan is a treasure trove of hilarious incidents, accidents and seafaring shenanigans from working on every type of ship in every ocean of the world.
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              ISBN 9781925972993
              Published NZ 28 Jul 2020
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              The Secret Library of Hummingbird House

              The Secret Library of Hummingbird House (Paperback)

              By Negri, Julianne

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              Hattie Maxwell is trying to make sense of her life since the Big Split. It used to be the four of them - Mum, Dad, Ivy and Hattie - against the universe. But now it feels like she's a lone star in a big galaxy. And to make matters worse, her favourite place, Hummingbird House, is... going to be demolished! Determined to stop the development, Hattie throws herself into uncovering the secrets of the house. Under a special full moon, she discovers that there is much more to the grand old mansion than first meets the eye . . . But will it be enough to save Hummingbird House? Or her family? A classic time-slip novel with a contemporary twist, THE SECRET LIBRARY OF HUMMINGBIRD HOUSE celebrates standing up for what you believe in, dealing with change and the unstoppable power of friendship.
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              ISBN 9781925870497
              Published NZ 7 Jul 2020
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              I Saw Pete and Pete Saw Me

              I Saw Pete and Pete Saw Me (Hardback)

              By Hutchings, Maggie; Illustrated by Barrow, Evie

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              When you are small you can see things that grown-ups are too busy to notice . . . Everyone walks right past Pete - except for one little boy. He notices Pete's drawings, and big smile, and soon he has a new friend. When Pete gets sick, the boy wants to help. But how do you help s...omeone get better when they don't have a home? A heartfelt, moving story about the importance of really seeing the world around us and the power in tiny acts of kindness.
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              ISBN 9781925972825
              Published NZ 28 Jul 2020
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              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              Sing Me the Summer
               

              Sing Me the Summer (Hardback)

              By Lester, Alison; Illustrated by Godwin, Jane

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              • Pub Date
                27 Oct 20

              Splash into summer with this glorious love letter to the seasons. Combining Jane Godwin's sparkling text and Alison Lester's whimsical watercolours, Sing Me the Summer celebrates those precious everyday moments that stay with us forever.

              ISBN 9781925972924
              Published NZ 27 Oct 2020
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              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              The Grandest Bookshop in the World
               

              The Grandest Bookshop in the World (Hardback)

              By Mellor, Amelia

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              • Pub Date
                29 Sep 20

              Pearl and Vally Cole live in a bookshop. And not just any bookshop. In 1893, Cole's Book Arcade in Melbourne is the grandest bookshop in the world, brimming with every curiosity imaginable. Each day brings fresh delights for the siblings: voice-changing sweets, talking parrots, a... new story written just for them by their eccentric father. When Pearl and Vally learn that Pa has risked the Arcade - and himself - in a shocking deal with the mysterious Obscurosmith, the siblings hatch a plan. Soon they are swept into a dangerous game with impossibly high stakes: defeat seven challenges by the stroke of midnight and both the Arcade and their father will be restored. But if they fail Pearl and Vally won't just lose Pa - they'll forget that he and the Arcade ever existed.
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              ISBN 9781925972955
              Published NZ 29 Sep 2020
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              The Lost Boys
               

              The Lost Boys (Paperback)

              By Byrnes, Paul

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              The Indie Award for Illustrated Non-Fiction shortlisted title, now available in paperback.

              ISBN 9781922400109
              Published NZ 7 Jul 2020
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              Calm Down Cooper!

              Calm Down Cooper! (Hardback)

              By Murray, Lily

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              Our hero, a characterful young puppy, is top-dog at home, and the happiest pooch in town. Until ... one day, a new pet arrives - a pesky parrot called Pandemonium (Pandy for short) - and poor Cooper's perfect world is turned upside down. When his owner goes out for the day, entru...sting our proud hero with the task of guarding the house for the very first time, the parrot decides to invite a few old friends over to hang out. One by one, as the parrot's increasingly exotic friends arrive, the noise and mess escalates. Chaos ensues and though Pandy thinks Cooper should just calm down and enjoy the party, the puppy starts to panic! Can he cope? How will he clean up in time? Will he still be the perfect pet in his owner's eyes? Find out in this riotous rhyming tale which builds to a wonderfully witty ending.
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              ISBN 9781925972641
              Published NZ 25 Aug 2020
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              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              After Australia
               

              After Australia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Sweatshop, Anthology

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              Climate catastrophe, police brutality, white genocide, totalitarian rule and the erasure of black history provide the backdrop for stories of love, courage and hope. In this unflinching new anthology, eleven of Australia's most daring writers of colour provide a glimpse of Austra...lia in the year 2050.
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              ISBN 9781925972818
              Published NZ 26 May 2020
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              The Worrying Worries
               

              The Worrying Worries (Hardback)

              By Rooney, Rachel; Illustrated by Hicks, Zehra

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              • Pub Date
                29 Sep 20

              Do you ever worry about your Worries? They can be awful pests, and they hate to see you happy. But if you follow some simple steps you can banish those worries for good!

              ISBN 9781922400161
              Published NZ 29 Sep 2020
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              Interest Age 2-6 years
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