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              The Dictionary of Lost Words

              The Dictionary of Lost Words (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 9781922400277
              Published NZ 24 Nov 2020
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              Sing Me the Summer

              Sing Me the Summer (Hardback)

              By Lester, Alison; Illustrated by Godwin, Jane

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              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 Price of Two Sparrows

              The Price of Two Sparrows (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Collins, Christy

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              Heico is an ornithologist fighting a losing battle to protect the birds in his beachside suburb. When a journalist asks for comment on a planned development, Heico exaggerates his reports on how many migratory birds use the site. Soon it is revealed that the proposed building is ...a mosque, and he finds himself embroiled in community resistance to the project. Still, he refuses to back down. As the delayed mosque project becomes a focal point for growing Islamophobia, Heico must confront his own ghosts, and the prejudices he insists he doesn't have. Nahla is Heico's house cleaner. Having recently arrived in Australia she is trying to find her place in a new country and a new marriage. Isolated and lonely, she sees the mosque as a symbol of what she hopes to find in Australia: community, familiarity, acceptance. But as resistance to the project intensifies, she must summon the courage and the language to speak out and claim her space in this new life. Piercingly clear-eyed and deeply insightful, The Price of Two Sparrows explores what we hold sacred and why. It delicately picks apart questions of community and prejudice, religion and nature in the modern world. This is a beautiful and thought-provoking debut from an exceptional new Australian writer.
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              ISBN 9781922400635
              Published NZ 27 Jan 2021
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              The Worrying Worries

              The Worrying Worries (Hardback)

              By Rooney, Rachel; Illustrated by Hicks, Zehra

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              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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              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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              Wild at Heart
               

              Wild at Heart (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Gouvello, Alienor le; Photographs by Vinton, Cat

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              • Pub Date
                30 Mar 21

              From the moment French-born Alienor encountered a pair of wild horses in the Australian outback, she was transfixed. Fiercely loved by some and considered a scourge by others, brumbies have a complicated place in Australian culture and history. Inspired to celebrate their charact...er, Alienor tamed three brumbies and teamed up with them to conquer Australia's longest trek. Wild At Heart follows Alienor and her horses on a three-year journey stretching an extraordinary 5330 kilometres from Healesville in Victoria to Cooktown in tropical Far North Queensland. Through her travels across some of Australia's most spectacular terrain, battling isolation and the elements, she built a profound bond with her horses and made life-changing discoveries where she least expected. Featuring stunning photography from world-renowned adventure photographer Cat Vinton, Wild at Heart is a quintessentially Australian story of breathtaking beauty and indomitable spirit.
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              ISBN 9781922419200
              Published NZ 30 Mar 2021
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              Be Exactly Who You Are!

              Be Exactly Who You Are! (Hardback)

              By Gehl, Laura; Illustrated by Heinsz, Joseph

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              Girls perform to fairy songs. Boys play football all day long. Boys yell 'Boo!' and run away. Girls like kittens and ballet. Except when they don't. A lively and empowering reminder that you do not have to choose between dolls or robots, or pink or blue - you can be exactly who y...ou are!
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              ISBN 9781922419101
              Published NZ 23 Feb 2021
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              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              Backyard Magic

              Backyard Magic (Hardback)

              By Shurety, Wenda; Illustrated by Hobday, Harriet

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              Tilly wonders what to do when the TV is turned off. A whole new world is opened up for her when a little bird helps her discover the magic of the backyard. From the fabulous new pairing of Wenda Shurety and Harriet Hobday comes a joyful and adventurous picture book that opens up ...a world of discovery and imagination, all from the backyard.
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              ISBN 9781922419187
              Published NZ 23 Feb 2021
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              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              Dragon!

              Dragon! (Hardback)

              By Hutchings, Maggie; Illustrated by Orsini, Cheryl

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              Lena and Luka's friend Sam is as chirpy as a songbird in sunshine. But one day, Sam's smile turns upside down. He's moving far away! Lena and Luka promise to visit, but flying is expensive. Will they ever see Sam again? Maybe they need something scaly and wide-winged, with room e...nough for three . . . From the author and illustrator team behind the much loved Unicorn! and Mermaid! comes a fiery new adventure about friends who can overcome anything - with a big wish and a little help from an accident-prone dragon.
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              ISBN 9781925972931
              Published NZ 27 Oct 2020
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              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              Ash Mountain

              Ash Mountain (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By FitzGerald, Helen

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              Fran thought she'd never return to Ash Mountain but her dad has become ill, her relationship is over, and she hates her dead-end job in the city anyway. In a blistering summer, childhood memories prick at her fragile self-esteem as old friendships and rivalries are renewed and ne...w ones forged. But the tumult of her home life is the least of her worries, because a bushfire is roaring towards Ash Mountain and the town's long-held secrets will soon be exposed in the carnage. Ash Mountain is a uniquely Australian domestic noir - warm, blackly funny and a powder keg of accumulated tension. Vividly portraying small-town life, and a woman and a land in crisis, this is a disaster thriller you will never forget.
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              ISBN 9781922400338
              Published NZ 23 Feb 2021
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