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              Atua: Maori Gods and Heroes
               

              Atua: Maori Gods and Heroes (Hardback)

              By Bishop, Gavin

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              Gavin Bishop's stunning, once-in-a-generation compendium introduces readers to the pantheon of Maori gods, demigods and heroes, and explores Aotearoa's most exciting legends from the Creation to the Migration. Meet the gods, demigods and heroes of the Maori people of Aotearoa in ...this breathtaking, large-scale illustrated book for children. Before the beginning there was nothing. No sound, no air, no colour - nothing. TE KORE, NOTHING. No one knows how long this nothing lasted because there was no time. However, in this great nothing there was a sense of waiting. Something was about to happen. Meet the gods, demigods and heroes of the Maori world, and explore Aotearoa's exciting legends from the Creation to the Migration. Fascinating, beautiful and informative, this once-in-a-generation compendium deserves a place on every bookshelf.
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              ISBN 9780143775690
              Published NZ 31 Aug 2021
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 5-12 years
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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)

              By Morrison, Stacey; Sherlock, Jeremy

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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 Children / Young Adults
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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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              Cuz
               

              Cuz (Paperback)

              By Laarse, Liz van der

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              River is offered a trip on his uncle's trawler. His cousin Huia is annoying, always going on about Maoritanga. When an accident leaves them stranded on the coast of Fiordland, they must work together to save themselves. Cuz is like a NZ Hatchet - David Riley

              ISBN 9780473421885
              Published NZ 8 Mar 2018
              Publisher OneTree House Ltd
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Coastwatcher
               

              Coastwatcher (Paperback)

              By Hill, David

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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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              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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              Kaewa the Korora
                

              Kaewa the Korora (Paperback)

              By Haydon, Rachel; Illustrated by Keel, Pippa

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              Join Kaewa the little blue penguin as she explores her strange new world at the National Aquarium. She is taken under the flipper of Captain, a one-eyed korora who introduces her to the colourful characters of the penguin colony. This feel-good mystery for young readers and their... families has a great cast of engaging characters based on real penguins at the New Zealand's National Aquarium. Its gorgeous illustrations are full of detail and give a penguin's-eye view of life at the aquarium.
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              ISBN 9780995143159
              Published NZ 14 Oct 2021
              Publisher Massey University Press
              Interest Age 7-9 years
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              Mokopuna Matatini: 2021
               

              Mokopuna Matatini: 2021 (Paperback)

              By Tahau-Hodges, Pania

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              It's national kapa haka competition time again, and this Maori performing arts festival is a big event! It needs planning, tactics and dedication - and that's just for the people watching! Nan's a hardcore kapa haka follower, and she shows her mokopuna all the tricks to get the b...est seats, find the choicest paua and whitebait fritters, hunt out the coolest poi, pounamu and glittery moko, and meet the star performers. And all along, Nan's keeping a big secret that's only revealed when the star performer does Nan's amazing signature poi move - and her group wins the competition.
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              ISBN 9781775506195
              Published NZ 30 Sep 2021
              Publisher Huia Publishers
              Interest Age 7-9 years
              Language (Te Reo Maori)
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              North and South: A Tale of Two Hemispheres
               

              North and South: A Tale of Two Hemispheres (Hardback)

              Illustrated by Morris, Sandra

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              A beautiful non-fiction picture book about animals around the world. This nonfiction picture book takes readers around the world through the months of the year, looking at seasons in both the northern and southern hemisphere. It focuses on a species in each hemisphere for that mo...nth, e.g. March in the northern hemisphere is polar bear cubs in the Canadian Arctic and also saltwater crocodiles in Australia. There will be a range of countries, habitats, species and animal activities. Potential for more in-depth facts at the end of the book for older readers.
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              ISBN 9781925381801
              Published NZ 1 Mar 2021
              Publisher Walker Books Australia
              Interest Age 7-10 years
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              Remarkable Animal Stories from New Zealand and Australia
               

              Remarkable Animal Stories from New Zealand and Australia (Paperback)

              By Gill, Maria

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              Charisma the double Olympic champion horse, Moko the playful dolphin, Migaloo the white whale, and Einstein the hugging camel are just some of the wonderful Australasian animals featured in this fascinating, informative book.

              ISBN 9781775436454
              Published NZ 1 Aug 2021
              Publisher Scholastic New Zealand Limited
              Interest Age 7-9 years
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