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              Mermaid Moon

              Mermaid Moon (Hardback)

              By Cokal, Susann

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              In the far northern reaches of civilization, a mermaid leaves the sea to look for her land-dwelling mother among people as desperate for magic and miracles as they are for life and love. This is just a children's tale; would you wreck your ship for it? Would you drown for a mere ...mother's story?Sanna is a mermaid - except her mother was landish, not seavish. The undersea witch who delivered her cast a spell that made her people, and her mother, forget her birth. Sanna longs to find her mother so much that she apprentices herself to the witch, learns the magic of making and unmaking, and fashions herself a pair of legs to go ashore on the Thirty-Seven Dark Islands, the nearest anyone can remember to where they left her mother. There, Sanna stumbles into a wall of white roses and a community desperate for a miracle - and into a baroness who would do anything to live forever. From the author of the Michael L. Printz Honor Book The Kingdom of Little Wounds comes an original fairy tale of belonging, sacrifice, choice, hope, magic, and mortality.
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              ISBN 9781536209594
              Released NZ 1 Apr 2020
              Publisher Candlewick Press,U.S
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              The Good Son: A Story from the First World War, Told in Miniature
               

              The Good Son: A Story from the First World War, Told in Miniature (Hardback)

              By Ober, Pierre-Jacques; Illustrated by Ober, Jules; Coonan, Felicity

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              The Good Son wins 1st Prize at the Prix Sorcieres 2019, France's most prestigious award for children's books A young WWI soldier's unauthorized visit home has dire consequences in a haunting story reimagined in miniature tableaux.About one hundred years ago, the whole world went ...to war. The war was supposed to last months. It lasted years. It is Christmastime, 1914, and World War I rages. A young French soldier named Pierre had quietly left his regiment to visit his family for two days, and when he returned, he was imprisoned. Now he faces execution for desertion, and as he waits in isolation, he meditates on big questions: the nature of patriotism, the horrors of war, the joys of friendship, the love of family, and how even in times of danger, there is a whole world inside every one of us. And how sometimes that world is the only refuge. Its publication coinciding with the centennial of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, this moving and sparely narrated story, based on true events, is reenacted in fascinating miniature scenes that convey the emotional complexity of the tale. Notes from the creators explore the innovative process and their personal connection to the story.
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              ISBN 9781536204827
              Released NZ 1 Jun 2019
              Publisher Candlewick Press,U.S
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Daring Darleen, Queen of the Screen

              Daring Darleen, Queen of the Screen (Hardback)

              By Nesbet, Anne

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              When a publicity stunt goes terribly wrong, twelve-year-old Darleen Darling, star of the silent film era, must defeat villains both on screen and off in this edge-of-your-seat adventure.Lights! Camera! Kidnapping? It's 1914, and Darleen Darling's film adventures collide with real...ity when a fake kidnapping set up by her studio becomes all too real. Suddenly Darleen finds herself in the hands of dastardly criminals who have just nabbed Miss Victorine Berryman, the poor-little-rich-girl heiress of one of America's largest fortunes. Soon real life starts to seem like a bona fide adventure serial, complete with dramatic escapes, murderous plots, and a runaway air balloon. Will Darleen and Victorine be able to engineer their own happily-ever-after, or will the villains be victorious?
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              ISBN 9781536206197
              Released NZ 1 Jun 2020
              Publisher Candlewick Press,U.S
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              A Wish in the Dark

              A Wish in the Dark (Hardback)

              By Soontornvat, Christina

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              A boy on the run. A girl determined to find him. A compelling fantasy looks at issues of privilege, protest, and justice.All light in Chattana is created by one man - the Governor, who appeared after the Great Fire to bring peace and order to the city. For Pong, who was born in N...amwon Prison, the magical lights represent freedom, and he dreams of the day he will be able to walk among them. But when Pong escapes from prison, he realizes that the world outside is no fairer than the one behind bars. The wealthy dine and dance under bright orb light, while the poor toil away in darkness. Worst of all, Pong's prison tattoo marks him as a fugitive who can never be truly free.Nok, the prison warden's perfect daughter, is bent on tracking Pong down and restoring her family's good name. But as Nok hunts Pong through the alleys and canals of Chattana, she uncovers secrets that make her question the truths she has always held dear. Set in a Thai-inspired fantasy world, Christina Soontornvat's twist on Victor Hugo's Les Miserables is a dazzling, fast-paced adventure that explores the difference between law and justice - and asks whether one child can shine a light in the dark.
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              ISBN 9781536204940
              Released NZ 1 May 2020
              Publisher Candlewick Press,U.S
              Interest Age 8-11 years
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              Stella Endicott and the Anything-Is-Possible Poem: Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Volume Five
               

              Stella Endicott and the Anything-Is-Possible Poem: Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Volume Five (Hardback)

              By DiCamillo, Kate; Illustrated by Van Dusen, Chris

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              Metaphor alert! An ode to a certain pig kicks off one wild school day in Kate DiCamillo's latest stop on Deckawoo Drive.Stella Endicott loves her teacher, Miss Liliana, and she is thrilled when the class is assigned to write a poem. Stella crafts a beautiful poem about Mercy Wats...on, the pig who lives next door - a poem complete with a metaphor and full of curiosity and courage. But Horace Broom, Stella's irritating classmate, insists that Stella's poem is full of lies and that pigs do not live in houses. And when Stella and Horace get into a shouting match in the classroom, Miss Liliana banishes them to the principal's office. Will the two of them find a way to turn this opposite-of-a-poem day around? In the newest spirited outing in the Deckawoo Drive series by Kate DiCamillo, anything is possible - even a friendship with a boy deemed to be (metaphorically speaking) an overblown balloon.
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              ISBN 9781536201802
              Released NZ 1 Aug 2020
              Publisher Candlewick Press,U.S
              Interest Age 4-8 years
              Series Tales from Deckawoo Drive
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              Gold Rush Girl
               

              Gold Rush Girl (Hardback)

              By Avi

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              Newbery Medalist Avi brings us mud-caked, tent-filled San Francisco in 1848 with a willful heroine who goes on an unintended - and perilous - adventure to save her brother.Victoria Blaisdell longs for independence and adventure, and she yearns to accompany her father as he sails ...west in search of real gold! But it is 1848, and Tory isn't even allowed to go to school, much less travel all the way from Rhode Island to California. Determined to take control of her own destiny, Tory stows away on the ship. Though San Francisco is frenzied and full of wild and dangerous men, Tory finds freedom and friendship there. Until one day, when Father is in the gold fields, her younger brother, Jacob, is kidnapped. And so Tory is spurred on a treacherous search for him in Rotten Row, a part of San Francisco Bay crowded with hundreds of abandoned ships. Beloved storyteller Avi is at the top of his form as he ushers us back to an extraordinary time of hope and risk, brought to life by a heroine readers will cheer for. Spot-on details and high suspense make this a vivid, absorbing historical adventure.
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              ISBN 9781536206791
              Released NZ 1 May 2020
              Publisher Candlewick Press,U.S
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              The Infamous Ratsos Camp Out

              The Infamous Ratsos Camp Out (Hardback)

              By Lareau, Kara; Illustrated by Myers, Matt

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              Louie and Ralphie discover that camping is not easy - especially since Scoutmaster Grandpa Ratso doesn't think they should ask for help - in the latest adventure in the Infamous Ratsos series.Ralphie and Louie Ratso and the rest of the Big City Scouts are leaving the city to go c...amping for the first time. And they have a special guide: Grandpa Ratso! He was Scoutmaster when Ralphie and Louie's dad, Big Lou, was a kid. Grandpa teaches everyone the Scouts motto he still remembers, which says that Big City Scouts are always able to solve problems without asking for help. But the Scouts soon find that figuring out how to pitch a tent, make a fire, and find their way through the woods is tough to do by themselves. In fact, not asking for help isn't working at all! Luckily for the Scouts, someone unexpected comes along to set them all straight about what the motto really says: Scouts have the courage to ask for help and work together. Kara LaReau and Matt Myers team up again to combine witty text and humorous illustrations for the fourth book in the Infamous Ratsos series.
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              ISBN 9781536200065
              Released NZ 1 Jul 2020
              Publisher Candlewick Press,U.S
              Interest Age 5-8 years
              Series Infamous Ratsos
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              The Odyssey
                

              The Odyssey (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Illustrated by Hinds, Gareth

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              Gareth Hind brings The Odyssey to life in a masterful blend of art and storytelling. Vivid and exciting, this graphic novel is a worthy new interpretation of Homer's epic. --Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series. Young adult.

              ISBN 9780763642686
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2010
              Publisher Candlewick Press,U.S
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Khalil and Mr. Hagerty and the Backyard Treasures

              Khalil and Mr. Hagerty and the Backyard Treasures (Hardback)

              By Springstubb, Tricia; Illustrated by Taherian, Elaheh

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              A sweet friendship spanning age and culture blooms in a shared backyard.Khalil lives in the upstairs apartment with his family, which is big and busy and noisy. Downstairs lives Mr. Hagerty, who is quiet. Khalil and Mr. Hagerty don't appear to have a lot in common, but hot summer... days have a way of bringing people together. As Khalil looks for buried treasure in the yard, Mr. Hagerty tends to his garden. Both help each other navigate language - whether it be learning new words or remembering those seemingly forgotten. Before long, an unlikely friendship is born, full of treasure, thoughtfulness, and chocolate cake. Through well-cultivated details and vibrant cut-paper collage, author Tricia Springstubb and illustrator Elaheh Taherian nurture a heart-tugging tribute to the love of good neighbors and to the strength of intergenerational and intercultural bonds.
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              ISBN 9781536203066
              Released NZ 1 May 2020
              Publisher Candlewick Press,U.S
              Interest Age 5-8 years
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              Alphamaniacs: Builders of 26 Wonders of the Word
               

              Alphamaniacs: Builders of 26 Wonders of the Word (Hardback)

              By Fleischman, Paul; Illustrated by Sweet, Melissa

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              Are you a word person? A curiosity seeker? An explorer? Take a look at these twenty-six extraordinary individuals for whom love of language is an extreme sport.Step right up and read the genuine stories of writers so intoxicated by the shapes and sound of language that they colle...cted, dissected, and constructed verbal wonders of the most extraordinary kind. Jean-Dominique Bauby wrote his memoirs by blinking his left eyelid, unable to move the rest of his body. Frederic Cassidy was obsessed with the language of place, and after posing hundreds of questions to folks all over the United States, amassed (among other things) 176 words for dust bunnies. Georges Perec wrote a novel without using the letter e (so well that at least one reviewer didn't notice its absence), then followed with a novella in which e was the only vowel. A love letter to all those who love words, language, writing, writers, and stories, Alphamaniacs is a stunningly illustrated collection of mini-biographies about the most daring and peculiar of writers and their audacious, courageous, temerarious way with words.
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              ISBN 9780763690663
              Released NZ 1 May 2020
              Publisher Candlewick Press,U.S
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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