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              Mystery in the Tussock
                 

              Mystery in the Tussock (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ayers, Shirley

              • RRP: $34.99
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              "When Melanie Chambers discovered what happened to her father's valuable thoroughbred stallion after it disappeared during a violent storm, she unearthed a chain of deceptions that she would never have dreamt of being involved in. Three years later when the stallion's mare and co...lt are brought home from the tussock, life looks like returning to normal. But now Melanie, nearly seventeen, faces a tough final year at college while struggling with strange events and threats to her safety, a confusing rift in her long-term association with Tom, a new boy on the block vying for her attentions, and an unpleasant episode with a previously trusted school friend. Her family watch almost helplessly as Melanie struggles to deal with the problems being thrown at her"--Back cover.
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              ISBN 9781515381471
              Released AU 2 Sep 2019
              Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              The Sorry Tale of Morris Fox
                

              The Sorry Tale of Morris Fox (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Pryor, Adam

              • RRP: $23.99
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              Morris Fox lives in London under a house with his family. He tries his best to get food, but he has to be very careful in a place like London. Not everyone enjoys having foxes about - especially when they are cooking bacon and eggs! With it's simple storyline The Sorry Tale of ...Morris Fox will capture children's imagination as Morris Fox goes out into the city looking for food. Kids follow Morris Fox's misfortunes and the story will keep them guessing as to what will happen next.The moral of the tale comes through as the story progresses, 'if at first you don't succeed, try, try again.' The book has 16 pages of text .The simple text and a certain amount of repetition mean it is a great reader for children from their second year of schooling.
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              ISBN 9780473364496
              Released AU 24 Jul 2016
              Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
              Interest Age Children
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              White Lies Maori Legends and Fairytales
                

              White Lies Maori Legends and Fairytales (Paperback)

              By Dowling-Mitchell, Falstaff

              • RRP: $37.99
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              Pete dreams of being an All Black but life isn't easy - other boys in the rugby team are bigger and stronger, the new principal is trying to take Maori culture away from school, and his annoying daughter wants to be Pete's friend. Stuff that. She's a straight up weirdo! The schoo...l bully wants to smash his face in every chance he gets, and on top of that, his best mate isn't being himself lately. What's going on with him? A book where young characters begin to question their world in Aotearoa. Was land stolen off Maori years ago? If so, what does that mean now? Why was there a war between Maori and Europeans on the banks of the Waikato river? How different are New Zealand Maori from New Zealand Europeans today, and how different did their cultures used to be? When it seems like everything is against Pete, he has to stand up and fight for what he believes in, and he learns that help can come from the most surprising places.
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              ISBN 9780473466060
              Published AU 1 Jan 2019
              Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              Just End It
                

              Just End It (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Blaber, Donna

              • RRP: $20.99
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              This book delicately tackles the tough issues facing today's tweens - friendship, cyberbullying, bullying, undesirable content, internet rules, finding your place in the world, and being true to yourself and what you believe in.

              ISBN 9781927229620
              Published AU 10 Aug 2020
              Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
              Interest Age Children
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              Edmund Hillary: Explorer on Top of the World
               

              Edmund Hillary: Explorer on Top of the World

              By Trussell-Cullen, Alan; Edited by Klein, Adria F.

              • RRP: $29.99
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              Edmund Hillary was part of the two-man team that was the first to stand atop Mount Everest, the world's highest peak. The amazing account of the first climb to the top of the world will leave any reader feeling dizzy! Follow the exciting life of this New Zealand explorer on this ...and many other adventures, including journeys to the South and North Poles, and learn about his humanitarian work with the Sherpa people of Nepal. Book features include: Historic colour and black-and-white photos, maps, quotations, timeline, glossary, "learn more" book and website references, and index.
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              ISBN 9781605590585
              Released AU 1 Jan 2011
              Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
              Interest Age 9-12 years
              Series Hameray Biography Series
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              Teine Samoa
                 

              Teine Samoa (Paperback)

              By Malaeulu, Dahlia; Edited by Copsey, Sue; Blabey, Donna; Translated by Faamanatu-Eteuati, Niusila

              • RRP: $26.99
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              Teine Samoa means Samoan girl. It's a label that carries with it an unspoken duty to obey, serve and respect your family and Samoan culture. But who can be teine Samoa? When should you be teine Samoa? And how can you be teine Samoa outside of Samoa? Lani is an afakasi, and is ...unsure of her Samoan heritage and what being Samoan even means. But one thing she knows for sure is that she's afraid of Vai and the 'Real Samoans'. Masina, the free-spirited daughter of a Church Minister, is bound by parental expectations and struggling to fulfill the destiny set by her parents. Teuila is the good Islander girl and proud teine Samoa who realises she doesn't want to be a 'switcher' anymore. How will these junior high school students learn to be, understand and fulfill their obligations as Teine Samoa, living in New Zealand? Teine Samoa is a journey of cultural identity and discovery for four junior high school students, their families, their teachers and, most importantly, anyone who has ever faced the challenges of being a teine Samoa.
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              ISBN 9780473527495
              Published AU 30 Oct 2020
              Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              A Poraka raua ko Kokopu
                

              A Poraka raua ko Kokopu (Paperback)

              By Allen, June

              • RRP: $17.99
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              Entirely in te reo Maori, translated by first-language te reo speaker. It's a story of night time creatures; frog gets away from Ruru and lands by a stream where Kokopu lives. They become friends. The Frog and the Kokopu 2 nd edition ISBN 9780473522032 is the companion volume in ...English.
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              ISBN 9780473520823
              Published AU 12 May 2020
              Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
              Interest Age 4-8 years
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              How Great Thou Art: Sir Howard Morrison
                

              How Great Thou Art: Sir Howard Morrison (Paperback)

              By Morrison, Howie

              • RRP: $61.50
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              ISBN 9780473539290
              Published AU 1 Jan 2020
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              Interest Age General Audience
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              On the Road to Paparua, On: The Life and Times of Paparua Prison: 2020: NO
                 

              On the Road to Paparua, On: The Life and Times of Paparua Prison: 2020: NO (Paperback)

              Original author Parsons, Richard William

              • RRP: $40.50
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              A history of Paparua Prison (now Christchurch Men's Prison) covering the years 1914 through to 2018. Lots of fascinating old photographs, letters, telegrams and front page newspaper articles.

              ISBN 9780473507565
              Published AU 1 Aug 2020
              Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              A Little Blue
                

              A Little Blue (Paperback)

              Illustrated by Goode, Jeanette; Edited by Darnell, Doreen

              • RRP: $30.50
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              Simmy is sent to live with his father on the West Coast of the South Island. He finds himself in a quiet rural place, devoid of technology. There is no internet and no mobile phone coverage! How will he survive away from his mum, his friends and the city life he is accustomed to?... It takes a while to get used to living in such a remote and isolated place. He is forced to pick up a pen and write letters home to his mum to communicate his frustration and loneliness. When he realises she is ill and cannot respond, he knows he has to be brave. It is the korora, little blue penguins who capture his attention and change the way he sees the world.
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              ISBN 9780473525675
              Published AU 25 Sep 2020
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              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Threatened Species of Aotearoa New Zealand
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