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            LIANZA 2014 Children's Book Awards Finalists

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            When We Wake
              

            When We Wake (Paperback)

            By Healey, Karen

            • RRP: $19.99
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            "In 2027, sixteen-year-old Tegan is just like every other girl--playing the guitar, falling in love, and protesting the wrongs of the world with her friends. But then Tegan dies, waking up 100 years in the future as the unknowing first government guinea pig to be cryogenically fr...ozen and successfully revived. Appalling secrets about her new world come to light, and Tegan must choose to either keep her head down or fight for a better future"--Provided by publisher. First person recount.
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            ISBN 9781742378084
            Published AU 29 Jan 2013
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Bugs
             

            Bugs (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hereaka, Whiti

            • RRP: $30.00
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            New Zealand Post Book Awards 2014 Honour Award. "Bugs is about the unfolding lives of three young people in their last year of school in small-town New Zealand. Life is slow, and it seems not much happens in town or in Jez and Bugs's lives. But when Stone Cold arrives, the three ...come to different conclusions about how to deal with being trapped in a small town and at the bottom of the heap"--Publisher information.
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            ISBN 9781775501336
            Published AU 13 Sep 2013
            Publisher Huia Publishers
            Interest Age 13+ years
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            Dear Vincent
              

            Dear Vincent (Paperback)

            By Hager, Mandy

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            Powerful YA fiction about a teenager coming to terms with the suicide of her sister. Tara, the main character, is a blossoming painter who loves the work of Vincent Van Gogh, and his story is used as a counterpoint to her own. It is also a novel about the power of love, and how t...he acquisition of inner peace requires forgiveness of ourselves and others. 17 year old Tara McClusky's life is hard. She shares the care of her paralysed father with her domineering, difficult mother, forced to cut down on her hours at school to help support the family with a part-time rest home job. She's very much alone, still grieving the loss of her older sister Van, who died five years before. Her only source of consolation is her obsession with art and painting in particular. Most especially she is enamoured with Vincent Van Gogh: has read all his letters and finds many parallels between the tragic story of his life and her own. Luckily she meets the intelligent, kindly Professor Max Stockhamer (Jewish refugee and philosopher) and his grandson Johannes, and their support is crucial to her ability to survive this turbulent time.
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            ISBN 9781775533276
            Published AU 7 Jun 2013
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age 13+ years
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            Project Huia
             

            Project Huia (Paperback)

            By Hunt, Des

            • RRP: $16.50
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            "Logan's grandfather grew up near Palmerston North in the 1940s. One day, he and his sister Mavis spotted a beautiful and unusual bird in the kowhai tree outside their house: it was a huia bird, which was believed to be extinct. The bird flew away, and in an attempt to photograph... it they managed to track it deep into the Manawatu Gorge. It was a dangerous journey through two train tunnels, made even more so when the horrible Carson boys got wind of their mission and decided to try and find the huia first so they could shoot it and sell its highly valuable feathers. More than 60 years later, 11-year-old Logan has returned to the Manawatu with Grandpop and a scientist to try and solve the mystery of what happened to the huia that he and Mavis found all those years ago. Grandpop must remember all the details of the events of many years ago. Can the group rely on his version of the events, and find the huia's final resting place? Will the huia still be there, and will its DNA still be valuable for scientific research into NZ's native fauna? And whoever would have thought that those Carsons are still living in the area and on the loose, and still up to their nasty tricks?"--Publisher information. Suggested level: primary, intermediate, junior secondary.
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            ISBN 9781775431763
            Published AU 1 Jul 2013
            Publisher Scholastic
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            ANZAC Day, the New Zealand Story: What it is and Why it Matters
             

            ANZAC Day, the New Zealand Story: What it is and Why it Matters (Paperback)

            By Werry, Philippa

            • RRP: $22.99
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            "This book exposes the rich history behind Anzac Day, seeking to answer the many questions children often ask their parents and teachers around the 25th of April every year. It covers all aspects of Anzac Day, from the Gallipoli Campaign and the Great War, right through to the fo...rmat of the commemorative services held annually throughout the country. The author identifies important memorials around New Zealand, examines the national anthem, the tradition of Anzac biscuits and the Last Post, Reveille music, plus much more. She also offers websites and projects for further study. The thoroughly researched information is presented alongside numerous images, both historic and contemporary, giving children a very clear view of the significance and background to Anzac Day"--Publisher information. Suggested level: primary, intermediate, junior secondary.
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            ISBN 9781869663803
            Published AU 1 Mar 2013
            Publisher New Holland Publishers
            Interest Age 8-12 years
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            Dunger
             

            Dunger (Paperback)

            By Cowley, Joy

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            New Zealand Post Book Awards 2014 Junior Fiction winner. William and Melissa have been roped into helping their weird grandparents fix up their holiday home in the country. How will they cope with no electricity, no cellphone reception, and only each other for company?

            ISBN 9781877579462
            Published AU 1 Dec 2013
            Publisher Gecko Press
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Cattra's Legacy
               

            Cattra's Legacy (Paperback)

            By Mackenzie, Anna

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            Magnificent YA fantasy story-telling by an accomplished writer. This is a magnificent, richly imagined story, beautifully and forcefully written. Risha is strong and outspoken, and at 16 develops into a leader of men, a clear, strategic thinker, and a woman, whom one can imagine,... will be able to take up the legacy her mother had left her. The story begins with 13-year-old Risha living a simple life in the mountains with her father. When her father suddenly dies, Risha isleft alone, an outcast of her village. Risha, disguised as a boy, leaves the village with a group of traders. She is on a quest to find out the truth about her mother and her heritage. Here begins a grand sweeping adventure as Risha is caught up in dangerous pursuits, intrigue, trickery and betrayal. She is left for dead, confused by the actions of many, and is made to hide from those who wish her harm. She finds out by chance that she is Cattras daughter. Who is Cattra and why do so many wish her, Risha, harm?
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            ISBN 9781775533184
            Published AU 5 Apr 2013
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age 13+ years
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            Mortal Fire
              

            Mortal Fire (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Knox, Elizabeth

            • RRP: $24.99
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            New Zealand Post Book Awards 2014 Best Young Adult Fiction winner. "When sixteen-year-old Canny of the Pacific island, Southland, sets out on a trip with her stepbrother and his girlfriend, she finds herself drawn into enchanting Zarene Valley where the mysterious but dark sevent...een-year-old Ghislain helps her to figure out her origins"--Publisher information. Suggested level: secondary.
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            ISBN 9781877579530
            Published AU 1 Aug 2013
            Publisher Gecko Press
            Interest Age 13+ years
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            Felix and the Red Rats
              

            Felix and the Red Rats (Paperback)

            By Norcliffe, James

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            In this junior fiction novel, fantasy elements combined with realism. The 'present day' characters are grounded in contemporary life until they step into a parallel universe. When David's uncle comes to visit he sets off a bizarre series of events. Things become complicated when ...the pet rats turn bright red. David senses that somehow the red rats are connected to the story he is reading, and he becomes more convinced when the colour red becomes contagious. The parallel story sees Felix and his friend Bella inadvertently shifted into a strange land where they must solve a riddle. But this puts them into great danger. How will they escape and find their way home? Young readers will want to solve the confusing conundrum of the red rats; they'll delight in the word riddles; be absorbed by David's story as well as the fantastical adventures of Felix and Bella.
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            ISBN 9781775533245
            Published AU 3 May 2013
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age Children
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            Taka ki ro Wai: He Korero Purakau mo Tetahi Hoiho
             

            Taka ki ro Wai: He Korero Purakau mo Tetahi Hoiho (Paperback)

            By Kaa, Keri; Illustrated by Page, Martin D.

            • RRP: $41.50
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            New Zealand Post Book Awards 2014 Maori Language Award winner. "A true story about the birth of a foal, set in the small rural community of Rangitukia, on the East Cape of the East Coast, in the North Island of Aotearoa/New Zealand. Reflecting rural Maori life, the story is an ob...servation of the cooperation between animals, and contemplates the magical and the miracle in nature
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            ISBN 9780473184063
            Published AU 1 Jan 2013
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Language (Maori)
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