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              The Porangi Boy
               

              The Porangi Boy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kino, Shilo

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              Twelve-year-old Niko lives in a small, rural town. The government want to build a prison over the home of a taniwha. Niko's grandfather is busy protesting, but when he dies, it's up to Niko to convince the community that the taniwha is real and stop the prison from being built.

              ISBN 9781775503996
              Published NZ 30 Jul 2020
              Publisher Huia Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Kia Kaha: A Storybook of Maori Who Changed the World
               

              Kia Kaha: A Storybook of Maori Who Changed the World (Hardback, FME)

              By Morrison, Stacey; Sherlock, Jeremy

              • RRP: $45.00
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              A powerful illustrated storybook for the tamariki and rangatahi of Aotearoa New Zealand celebrating Maoritanga! KIA KAHA is a collection of true stories about amazing Maori who have achieved incredible things. Each of them blazed a trail in their own way, and this pukapuka was wr...itten to show that with your kura huna, your special gifts, YOU can make a difference too. Written by Stacey Morrison and Jeremy Sherlock, and featuring fabulous illustrations by Akoni Pakinga, Haylee Ngaroma, Isobel Joy Te Aho-White, Jess Thompson aka Maori Mermaid, Josh Morgan, Kurawaka Productions, Miriama Grace-Smith, Ngaumutane Jones aka Ms Meemo, Reweti Arapete, Taupuruariki Whakataka-Brightwell, Xoe Hall and Zak Waipara, KIA KAHA is a very special book for the young people of Aotearoa. Featuring people and groups both historic and contemporary, who have achieved great things from land marches and language revival to hip hop and contemporary Maori fashion design, this pukapuka will fill readers of all ages, and from all walks of life, with aroha, whanaungatanga and hope for our future. Kia kaha - be strong, go hard!
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              ISBN 9780143776437
              Published NZ 28 Sep 2021
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 7-12 years
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              Charlie Tangaroa and the Creature from the Sea
               

              Charlie Tangaroa and the Creature from the Sea (Paperback)

              By Roxborogh, T. K.

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              A one-legged boy stands up against a warring family of Maori gods to save the world.

              ISBN 9781775503972
              Published NZ 29 Sep 2020
              Publisher Huia Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Coastwatcher
               

              Coastwatcher (Paperback, FME)

              By Hill, David

              • RRP: $19.99
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              Award-winning David Hill's exciting WW2 novel for tweens and teens inspired by the coastwatchers of Operation Pacific. 'It's not going to be a cushy job, young Benson. You're on your own. If a snake takes a mouthful of you, there's no medics to help. Japs will be looking for you.... Far as they're concerned, you're spies. And when a spy gets captured, remember . . .' It's 1943 and 19-year-old radio operator Frank Benson is shipped out to the Japanese-occupied Solomon Islands to become a coastwatcher. Equipped with a wireless set and two companions, radio assistant Wally and Les, a gruff but experienced soldier, his mission is to keep tabs on the enemy and transmit coded information back to HQ. In the dense jungle the men meet a young Solomon Islander. A'ata says he has something vital to show them. Frank's instincts are to trust him, but Les disagrees. What if it's a trap to deliver them to the Japanese? No training could have prepared Frank for this - and their survival depends on his next decision.
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              ISBN 9780143775966
              Published NZ 3 Aug 2021
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Why Is That Spider Dancing?: The Amazing Arachnids of Aotearoa
                

              Why Is That Spider Dancing?: The Amazing Arachnids of Aotearoa (Paperback)

              By Pollard, Dr. Simon; Designed by Barraclough, Kate; Illustrated by Hunt, Janet

              • RRP: $29.99
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              Most of Aotearoa's amazing arachnids - which include spiders, ticks, mites and pseudoscorpions - are as unique to New Zealand as kiwi and tuatara. Some are so weird and wonderful that they could star in sci fi movies, but despite that we know very little about them. In this com...panion volume to Why is that lake so blue?, arachnid experts Simon Pollard and Phil Sirvid take us on an amazing journey of arachnid discovery.
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              ISBN 9780995133891
              Published NZ 11 Nov 2021
              Publisher Te Papa Press
              Interest Age 8-12 years
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              Draw Some Awesome
               

              Draw Some Awesome (Paperback)

              By Bixley, Donovan

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              Donovan Bixley brings his unique style to teaching kids (and grown-ups!) to draw.

              ISBN 9781990003226
              Published NZ 14 Oct 2021
              Publisher Upstart Press Ltd
              Interest Age 9-11 years
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              The Memory Thief
               

              The Memory Thief (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Agnew, Leonie; Illustrated by Rynhart, Kieran

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              A fierce, spiky girl and a lonely troll form an unlikely alliance in Leonie Agnew's extraordinary novel for children aged 9 years and up. For as long as Seth can remember, he's been trapped behind the iron bars of the public gardens, desperate to explore the world outside. By day..., he's encased in a skin of stone and frozen on the riverbank as a statue of a shepherd boy. As soon has the sun has set he's free to roam the park, ravenously hungry. He is a troll, and the food he seeks is human memories. He's a monster yet, somehow, he's yearning for something more than an endless cycle of hunting and loneliness. Then he meets Stella, who has just moved to live with her grandfather in a house neighbouring the park. Her mind is sharp and quick and there's something so different about her - she's the only human Seth has met whose memories make his insides burn. He doesn't want to feed off her. He simply wants to talk to her. Maybe she can help him find another way to live? Engrossing, spine-chillingly scary and wholly original, this is a novel that grabs the reader and holds them spellbound. What terrible memory is Stella trying to escape? What are the fragments of memory that Seth is trying to put together? And is there any possibility that Seth could escape the lonely garden and start truly living?
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              ISBN 9780143775720
              Published NZ 6 Jul 2021
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 9-11 years
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              Whetu Toa and the Hunt for Ramses
               

              Whetu Toa and the Hunt for Ramses (Paperback)

              By Matuku, Steph

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              When Ramses disappears from the farm, Tori the Cat guides Whetu on a rescue mission through the universe. They travel by starbeams to strange worlds. But there's a problem: they must face an evil magician to save Ramses.

              ISBN 9781775506225
              Published NZ 2 Oct 2021
              Publisher Huia Publishers
              Interest Age 8-12 years
              Series Whetu Toa
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              The Tomo
               

              The Tomo (Paperback)

              By Scott, Mary-anne

              • RRP: $24.00
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              A young man is employed to shepherd a Bay of Plenty farm. He is inexperienced but the farmer provides him with Blue his best dog. One day Blue's enthusiasm overtakes his caution and he leaps a tomo (hole) - something this area is known for. He doesn't make it. Based on a true sto...ry.
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              ISBN 9781990035104
              Published NZ 7 Oct 2021
              Publisher OneTree House Ltd
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Mophead Tu: The Queen's Poem
               

              Mophead Tu: The Queen's Poem (Hardback)

              Illustrated by Marsh, Selina Tusitala

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              In the sequel to the bestselling Mophead, Selina is invited to read a poem for the Queen in Westminster Abbey. Someone at work calls her a 'sellout'. What will she do?

              ISBN 9781869409449
              Published NZ 30 Jun 2021
              Publisher Auckland University Press
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Mophead
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