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              Who's Your Real Mum?

              Who's Your Real Mum? (Hardback)

              By Green, Bernadette; Illustrated by Zobel, Anna

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              A beautifully illustrated story, written with a light and humorous touch, that celebrates nontraditional families and captures exactly what lies at the heart of family life - love. 'Elvi, which one is your mum?' 'They're both my mums.' 'But which one's your real mum?' When Nichol...as wants to know which of Elvi's two mums is her real mum, she gives him lots of clues. Her real mum is a circus performer, and a pirate, and she even teaches spiders the art of web. But Nicholas still can't work it out! Luckily, Elvi knows just how to explain it to her friend ...
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              ISBN 9781925849493
              Published NZ 31 Mar 2020
              Publisher Scribe Publications
              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              The Chief Witness: escape from China's modern-day concentration camps

              The Chief Witness: escape from China's modern-day concentration camps (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Sauytbay, Sayragul; With Cavelius, Alexandra; Translated by Waight, Caroline

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              A shocking depiction of one of the world's most ruthless regimes - and the story of one woman's fight to survive.

              ISBN 9781922310538
              Published NZ 4 May 2021
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              A Pair of Pears and an Orange

              A Pair of Pears and an Orange (Hardback)

              By McGregor, Anna

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              An adorable story about making new friends and finding creative solutions to playground problems. A pair of pears rocked on a seesaw. A pair of pears played ping-pong. A pair of pears rode their tandem bike. Until one day, someone new wanted to join their fun. Big Pear and Little... Pear love playing together. But when Orange joins in, their games don't work and Big Pear feels left out. A relatable, hilarious, and kind-hearted tale about navigating friendship when three definitely starts to feel like a crowd! From the author of much-loved Anemone is not the Enemy.
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              ISBN 9781922310750
              Published NZ 1 Jun 2021
              Publisher Scribe Publications
              Interest Age 3-5 years
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              I Am the Subway

              I Am the Subway (Hardback)

              By Kim, Hyo-eun

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              A cinematic journey through the Seoul subway that masterfully portrays the many unique lives we travel alongside whenever we take the train. A poetic translation of the bestselling Korean picture book. I rattle and clatter over the tracks. Same time, same route, every day. Carryi...ng people from one place to another, I travel over the ground and rumble under, twice across the wide Han river. Around I go, around and around. Crowds of people wait to climb aboard. Accompanied by the constant, rumbling ba-dum ba-dum of its passage through the city, the subway has stories to tell. Between sunrise and sunset, it welcomes and farewells people, and holds them - along with their joys, hopes, fears, and memories - in its embrace.
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              ISBN 9781922310514
              Published NZ 31 Aug 2021
              Publisher Scribe Publications
              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              Fox and I: an uncommon friendship

              Fox and I: an uncommon friendship (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Raven, Catherine

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              A solitary woman's inspiring, moving, surprising, and often funny memoir about the transformative power of her unusual friendship with a wild fox. Catherine Raven left home at 15, fleeing an abusive father and an indifferent mother. Drawn to the natural world, she worked as a ran...ger in national parks, at times living in her run-down car on abandoned construction sites, or camping on a piece of land in Montana she bought from a colleague. She managed to put herself through college and then graduate school, eventually earning a PhD in biology. Yet she never felt at home with people, and eventually built a house on her remote plot, and, except when teaching, spoke to no one. One day, she realised that a wild fox that had been appearing at her house was coming by every day precisely at 4.15. He became a regular visitor, eventually sitting near her as she read to him from The Little Prince or Dr Seuss. Her scientific training had taught her not to anthropomorphise animals, but as she grew to know him, his personality revealed itself - and he became her friend. But friends cannot always save each other from the uncontained forces of nature. Though this is a story of survival, it is also a poignant and dramatic tale of living in the wilderness and coping with inevitable loss. This uplifting, fable-like true story about the friendship between a solitary woman and a wild fox not only reveals the power of friendship and our interconnectedness with the natural world, but is an original, imaginative, and beautiful work that introduces a stunning new voice.
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              ISBN 9781922310835
              Published NZ 3 Aug 2021
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              The Snow Line

              The Snow Line (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By McWatt, Tessa

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              Old and young. White and brown. Male and female. British. Indian. Other. Four strangers from around the world arrive in India for a wedding. Together, they climb a mountain - but will they see the same thing from the top? Londoner Reema, who left India before she could speak, is ...searching for a sign that will help her make a life-changing decision. In pensioner Jackson's suitcase is something he must let go of, but is he strong enough? Together with two unlikely companions, they take a road trip up a mountain deep in the Himalayas, heading for the snow line - the place where the ice begins. They are surrounded by magnificent views, but even standing in the same place, they all see things differently. As they ascend higher and higher, they must learn to cross the lines that divide them.
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              ISBN 9781925849028
              Published NZ 2 Jul 2021
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              Every Deep-Drawn Breath: an intensive-care doctor's notes on healing
               

              Every Deep-Drawn Breath: an intensive-care doctor's notes on healing (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ely, Wes

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              • Pub Date
                28 Sep 21

              A world-renowned critical-care doctor offers hope for patients, their families, and the future of medicine in this timely, urgent, and compassionate work about the devastating and little-known physical and emotional effects of ICU stays. A world-renowned critical-care doctor offe...rs hope for patients, their families, and the future of medicine in this timely, urgent, and compassionate work about the devastating and little-known physical and emotional effects of ICU stays. As COVID-19 survivors are discharged from hospitals, grateful to be alive, most don't realise that the hardest part of their battle may be about to begin. Many will return home and struggle with long-term physical, mental, and emotional problems either caused or exacerbated by the life-saving treatment they received in intensive care. They'll join the ranks of critical-care survivors whose lives are completely upturned by a hospital stay. More than half of the patients admitted to ICUs will struggle with post-intensive care syndrome, which can include Alzheimer's-like cognitive deficits, PTSD, muscle and nerve damage, and depression. Their personal and professional lives can suffer irreparably. Worst of all, no one seems to understand that they have an illness at all. Not even their doctors. Dr Ely is now a leader in the field of ICU survivorship - advocating for compassionate care in the technology-driven enclave of the modern ICU - especially relevant during the coronavirus pandemic. In Every Deep-Drawn Breath, Dr Ely sounds a warning for the millions of people who will be admitted to ICUs in coming years and a wake-up call for healthcare professionals - himself included - to turn their gaze from the latest life-saving machines to really see, as he says, 'the person in the patient'.
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              ISBN 9781922310644
              Published NZ 28 Sep 2021
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              Let's Talk About Hard Things: death, sex, money, and other difficult conversations

              Let's Talk About Hard Things: death, sex, money, and other difficult conversations (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Sale, Anna

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              Death. Sex. Money. Tricky subjects we're taught to avoid in polite conversation. But if they're so unpleasant, why do so many people tune in regularly to hear Anna Sale asking perfect strangers about them? What if, rather than declaring them off-limits, we could all benefit from ...discussing them more? In Let's Talk About Hard Things, Sale - the host of cult podcast Death, Sex & Money, which tackles life's hard questions - takes her quest for more honest communication into her own life. She considers her history of facing (and sometimes avoiding) difficult subjects, both personal and cultural; she reflects on race, wealth, inequality, love, grief, death, power - all the things that shape our daily lives, the things we should be talking about, but often struggle to. She tracks down people whose stories best illuminate the transformative power of tough conversations, and offers, with her trademark empathy and insight, different ways of approaching these tricky topics with family, friends, loved ones, and strangers alike. Part treatise, part how-to, and part memoir, Let's Talk About Hard Things is candid, unflinching, and entertaining in its quest to make everyone more comfortable with the uncomfortable realities of life. 'The number one driver of human happiness, across time and culture, is meaningful connection to others. The road to connection is conversations. Anna Sale is giving us the encouragement, the example, and the tools to do the one thing that can bring us closer- talk about hard things.' -Kelly Corrigan, host of Kelly Corrigan Wonders and bestselling author of Tell Me More
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              ISBN 9781925713480
              Published NZ 2 Jul 2021
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              The Sisters Mao: a novel
               

              The Sisters Mao: a novel (Hardback)

              By McCrea, Gavin

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              Against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution and Europe's sexual revolution, the fates of two families in London and Beijing become unexpectedly intertwined, in this dazzling new novel from the author of Mrs Engels. Revolution is a Family Affair. In London, sisters Iris an...d Eva, members of a radical performance collective, plan an attack on the West End theatre where their mother is playing the title role in Miss Julie. Meanwhile in Beijing, Jiang Qing, Chairman Mao's wife, rehearses a gala performance of her model ballet, The Red Detachment of Women, which she will use in order to attack her enemies in the Party. As the preparations for these two astonishing performances unfold, Iris, Eva, and Jiang Qing are transformed into unforgettable protagonists in a single epic drama. The three 'sisters', although fighting very different personal battles, find themselves bound together by the passions of love, by the obsessions of power, and by the forces of history. Exquisitely observed, relevant, and wise, The Sisters Mao shows us that the political is always personal.
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              ISBN 9781912854394
              Released NZ 9 Sep 2021
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              Arno and His Horse

              Arno and His Horse (Hardback)

              By Godwin, Jane; Illustrated by Sala, Felicita

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              Arno had a horse, it was brown and it was black. He took it with him everywhere, but did he bring it back? When Arno loses his precious toy horse, all the kids ?in town help him to look for it. They look everywhere, but will Arno ever see his horse again? A touching story about m...emory, dreams, and the mysterious ways we feel connected to those we love.
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              ISBN 9781925849486
              Published NZ 4 May 2021
              Publisher Scribe Publications
              Interest Age 3-5 years
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