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              The Great Escape: Wolf Girl 2

              The Great Escape: Wolf Girl 2 (Paperback)

              By Do, Anh; Illustrated by Ley, Jeremy

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              I held onto the bars of the truck and howled to my dogs as they fell further and further behind. Sunrise, Brutus, Zip, Nosey and Tiny all ran as hard as they could, but there was no way they could keep up... At first, Gwen is overjoyed to see another human after four years alone ...in the wild. But all that changes when she is thrown into the back of a van and stolen away to a prison camp. The situation looks dire - how will her pack find her? Where is her human family? Are the other kids in the camp friends or enemies? But Eagle is fast, the dogs are brave, and bars and fences are no match for the one and only Wolf Girl!
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              ISBN 9781760876357
              Published NZ 3 Dec 2019
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Wolf Girl
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              The Book of Overthinking: How to Stop the Cycle of Worry
                

              The Book of Overthinking: How to Stop the Cycle of Worry (Paperback)

              By Smith, Gwendoline

              • RRP: $24.99
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              The word overthinking is often used these days instead of 'worrying'. It's also known as ruminating and it's a form of anxiety - statistics show that about one in five people suffer from it. Psychologist Gwendoline Smith uses her broad scientific knowledge and experience to expla...in in clear and simple language the concepts of positive and negative overthinking, the myths of worry and the What If Cycle. She helps you understand what's going on in your head, using lots of examples and anecdotes, and she offers powerful strategies to help you overcome these issues. Based on Cognitive Behavioural Theory, this book will help you in all the key areas of relationships, work and money.
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              ISBN 9781988547374
              Published NZ 4 Feb 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Longest Day: Standing Up to Depression and Tackling the Coast to Coast
               

              The Longest Day: Standing Up to Depression and Tackling the Coast to Coast (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Calman, Matt

              • RRP: $32.99
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              Matt Calman's most consistent tool for dealing with problems throughout his life was alcohol. But it got to the stage where he was no longer willing to put up with the dark side of his drinking. So he quit. But the problems that had been simmering away for most of his life merely... came to a head. It led to a major depressive phase with panic attacks and thoughts of suicide. After reaching rock-bottom, Matt began the slow climb to rebuild himself with a much stronger foundation. Finally he was ready to find something, or for something to find him. It could have been anything. It just happened to be the Coast to Coast Multisport World Championships, the toughest endurance race in New Zealand. The Longest Day outlines Matt's path back from the depths of depression, his struggles to learn to run, cycle and kayak at an elite level, and the culmination of all that training: his Coast to Coast race. The book explores the parallels between the inner landscape (his journey to wellbeing) and the outer landscape (the world around him and tackling the Coast to Coast). Through his training he learns about process rather than outcome, and how true success and enjoyment is embedded in the journey (not the destination). Matt is a brave, honest writer with a talent for articulating what is going on inside his head.
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              ISBN 9781988547305
              Published NZ 18 Feb 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Heroics and Heartbreak: Twelve Months with the All Blacks
               

              Heroics and Heartbreak: Twelve Months with the All Blacks (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wall, Jamie

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              The 2019 Rugby World Cup campaign is shaping up to be the most intriguing World Cup campaign ever for the All Blacks, because they're going for their third title in a row. It will cap a decade of dominance for the team, who broke their 24-year drought in 2011 and then breezed thr...ough to win the 2015 edition. This year will be a much tougher challenge, though. The signs are there that most of the other test playing nations have gained some serious ground on the All Blacks in the last couple of seasons. This was seen in the results against England and Ireland late last year. Road to Glory? focuses on the lead up and World Cup campaign itself, which very much started in October 2018. The All Blacks went to Japan for a couple of tests and then on to Europe for three more, which was seen as a dry run for what would happen in a year's time. The tour itself was a hard slog, with the team clearly feeling the effects of a long season. Notably, coach Steve Hansen and captain Kieran Read came under considerable scrutiny throughout. Jamie Wall covers the year leading up to the cup, including Super Rugby and the Six Nations, the test season in New Zealand (and the games that will be played in Buenos Aires and Perth), then the final preparations that lead up to the squad being named. Then, a blow-by-blow account of the All Blacks' games, trainings, press conferences and dramas throughout the World Cup as Jamie follows the team through the campaign in Japan. All of which will lead to either a Triumphant final victory on 2 November. . .or a crushing defeat that will signal a new era in world rugby.
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              ISBN 9781988547329
              Published NZ 3 Dec 2019
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              The Feel Good Guide: Easy Steps Towards a Happier, More Fulfilled You
               

              The Feel Good Guide: Easy Steps Towards a Happier, More Fulfilled You (Paperback)

              By Green, Matilda

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              When Matilda Green, bestselling author of The Lazy Girl's Guide to Living a Beautiful Life, found herself facing some hard times, she knew she needed to do something to boost her happiness and her self-esteem. But what? So she set out on a journey of discovery, embracing gratitud...e, mindfulness and meditation techniques, and learning how to be kind to others and to herself. In The Feel Good Guide Matilda pulls together everything she has learnt and shares her own experiences, in the hope that it will help others too. This practical resource, full of helpful tips and real talk, comes complete with an action plan in every chapter to get your own journey kick-started. As Matilda says, this isn't so much about changing who you are as it is about loving who you are. It's about celebrating yourself, embracing and being proud of the person you have grown to be, and finding the right tools to help you remember just how awesome you really are.
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              ISBN 9781760633639
              Published NZ 5 Nov 2019
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Good Dogs Don't Make it to the South Pole

              Good Dogs Don't Make it to the South Pole (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Thyvold, Hans-Olav

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              The wisest, funniest, and most inspiring book on friendship and ageing written by a dog you'll ever read. 'The best thing you can aspire to in this world, is company. Whether it's for pleasure or pain, a crowning or an execution: everything is better with company. You might say i...t all went to hell with Mrs. Thorkildsen, but you know what? It could have been worse, because Mrs. Thorkildsen had me to keep her company. And I had her. That's what we had in common, her and me, what bound us together. We were company.' Look at this! Mrs Thorkildsen says, holding the book open to a certain page, and I again feel the quick jolt of fear that sooner or later she will lose track of daily existence, when I once again have to remind her that: Dogs can't read. At a nursing home, The Major, a World War II veteran, breathes his last. Watching over him are his wife and his faithful companion, Tassen, the story's narrator, who is, by his own admission, a couch potato and a one-man dog. After the Major is gone, Tassen and Mrs Thorkildsen settle into their new life surrounded by books and stories of the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen's race with Britain's Captain Robert F Scott to reach the South Pole in 1911. Regular visits to the local library and the bar next door provide all types of enlightenment. And Tassen and Mrs Thorkildsen provide company for each other. However when Mrs Thorkildsen becomes ill, Tassen's secure world begins to wobble. Beguiling, poignant, funny and thoughtful, this utterly entertaining novel is destined to become a favourite.
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              ISBN 9781760875466
              Published NZ 4 Feb 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Darkness for Light

              Darkness for Light (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Viskic, Emma

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              All he trusts is betrayal. After heartbreak and trauma, Caleb Zelic is beginning to rebuild his life. He has a new home, a new business and the chance of a happy love life. But people in power have other ideas. Caleb's double-crossing business partner, Frankie, has something they... want, and they're after Caleb to get it. On the hunt for Frankie and information, Caleb is drawn into a world of high-level corruption and dark political deals. The secrets he uncovers could endanger him and everything he holds dear.
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              ISBN 9781760685812
              Published NZ 3 Dec 2019
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Funny Bones

              Funny Bones (Paperback)

              Edited by Phommavanh, Oliver; Temple, Kate; Temple, Jol

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              If you think you've heard every funny story there is then think again ... Funny Bones is a super-huge collection of rib-tickling stories, cartoons, jokes and much, much more that's bound to get even the most serious kid laughing. With over 100 funny stories, hilarious poems and s...ide-splitting drawings from some of Australia's favourite and funniest people including Zoe Foster Blake, Josh Pyke, Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton, Hannah Gadsby, Lawrence Leung, Michelle Law, Adrian Beck, Katrina Nannestad, James O'Loghlin, Tom Jellett, Gus Gordon, Danny Katz, Mitch Vane, Sally Rippin, Tristan Bancks, Jessica Walton, Dougal Macpherson, Garth Nix, The Listies, Georgia Productions as well as Oliver Phommavanh and Kate & Jol Temple, Funny Bones will be a bumper addition to any child's bookshelf. It might get you laughing out loud, but it's all for a serious cause - all royalties go to the international aid charity, War Child Australia.
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              ISBN 9781760524333
              Published NZ 5 Nov 2019
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age 8-12 years
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              The Magnolia Sword: A Ballad of Mulan

              The Magnolia Sword: A Ballad of Mulan (Paperback)

              By Thomas, Sherry

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              All her life, Mulan has trained for one purpose: to win the duel that every generation in her family must fight. Then a messenger from the Emperor arrives, demanding that all families send one soldier to fight the Rouran invaders in the north. Mulan's paralysed father cannot go, ...and her brother is just a child. So she ties up her hair, takes up her sword and joins the army as a man. Thanks to her martial arts skills, Mulan is chosen for an elite team under the command of the princeling, the royal duke's son, to whom she feels a dangerous attraction. But the princeling has secrets of his own, which explode into Mulan's life and shake up everything she knows. As they cross the Great Wall to face the enemy beyond, Mulan and the princeling must find a way to unwind their past, unmask a traitor and uncover the plans for the Rouran invasion . . . before it's too late. Inspired by wuxia martial-arts dramas as well as the centuries-old story of Mulan, The Magnolia Sword is a thrilling, romantic and sharp-edged novel that lives up to its beloved heroine.
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              ISBN 9781760876685
              Published NZ 5 Nov 2019
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              7 Steps to Get Your Child Reading
               

              7 Steps to Get Your Child Reading (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Park, Louise

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              Generation Alpha is the swiper, pincher, tapper cohort, the first to grow up with devices in their hands. They are breaking new ground as a result of technological advances, while you, their parents, are having to navigate these uncharted waters. Learn how to futureproof your chi...ld's literacy in a rapidly changing world, to give them the best chance of success. Louise Park has spent decades watching children working away at this reading thing. As a teacher, children's author and leading educational consultant, she knows better than anyone how the goalposts have shifted over time. The road to literacy has never been smooth, but now there is the added challenge of digital distractions. Louise will show you how to make the most of both digital and traditional forms of reading, as well as setting out commonsense plans for making a reader of your child. Based on scientific research and presented in a friendly, accessible style for time-poor parents, the seven simple steps will lead your Generation Alpha child to an irreplaceable love of reading. 'Literacy is the single most important thing we can teach kids. If they can read, all other learning will follow.'
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              ISBN 9781760524678
              Published NZ 4 Feb 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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