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Stanleys learning the trumpet, 'cos Stanley wants to play in the band. But when he plays, it sounds really bad! BLART! BLORT! And even though Stanley practises all night, he doesnt get any better. Then he finds something wonderful... Does Stanley get to play in the band after all?

Stanley's Playing the Trumpet

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Over a thousand years ago, the wind, sea currents and stars brought people to the islands that became known as Aotearoa, the land of the long white cloud. Navigate your way through this sumptuously illustrated story of New Zealand. Explore the defining moments o... read more

Aotearoa: The New Zealand Story

Behind dusty orange hills, where the sky stretches down to the sea, theres a magical, wild, windy place called Te Mata Hapuku.
Sam and Te Rerehua love to visit their Grandma and Poua at Te Mata Hapuku (aka Birdlings Flat). They like to collect agate from the... read more

The Stolen Stars of Matariki (PB)

Willy’s Day of Discovery is about what makes him special. On his day of discovery, Willy the pup finds out he, like everyone, is special in his own way.  The message of this story is how each of us has our own unique place in the world.
 
This... read more

Willy's day of Discovery

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 Picture Books

Series:Dragon Brothers

Thanks to an unexpected adventure, brothers Flynn and Paddy have recently acquired a pet dragon. In the third book of this series, their dragon, Elton John, takes them on an ... read more

The Dragon Riders (Dragon Brothers #3 PB)

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A special 32 page picture book adaptation of Dodie Smith's much-loved story, perfect for younger children aged 4+. When Missis and Pongo's darling Dalmatian puppies are stolen, they know just who to suspect . . . the evil Cruella de Vil! She's enough to scare th... read more

The Hundred and One Dalmatians

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Based on the true story of Toroa, the 500th chick to hatch at a breeding colony on Taiaroa Head in Dunedin, this evocative story follows the bird's life cycle as it grows from chick to adult. Just before Toroa fledged, the ranger attached a transmitter to its back to track ... read more

Toroa's Journey (PB)

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Here is a counting book like you've never seen: featuring Donovan Bixley's most popular characters from his uniquely Kiwi Wheels on the Bus and Old MacDonald's Farm. Look out for the milkshake-making cow, the All Black lambs, the cute pink ski-bunny, and the colossal s... read more

The Great Kiwi 123 Book (PB)

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 Picture Books

Following on from the acclaimed Whose Beak is This? and Whose Feet are These?, author Gillian Candler and illustrator Fraser Williamson turn to looking at homes. Whose Home is This? includes native birds and sea creatures, such as the yellow-eyed penguin, octopus and crabs.... read more

Whose Home is This? (PB)

A New Zealand re-imagining of 'This Little Piggy Went to Market' with a special picnic twist, for the littlest readers in your life.
'This little kiwi went to market.This little morepork stayed home. This little kea found food to eat. ... read more

This Little Kiwi Went To Market

Following on from the success of Little Bo Peep and more (four nursey rhymes about sheep), Donovan Bixley now turns his attention to cats. Cat Rhymes includes four nursery rhymes about cats, set in New Zealand. Here are 'Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat'... read more

Pussycat, Pussycat and More...: Purrfect Nursery Rhymes

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 Picture Books

Series:Allis the Little Tractor
Reading Level:3 to 6
Awards:Winner of the Best First Book Award at the NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2016

Just imagine how Allis feels when her best friend Toby brings his Uncle to see her. 'I think Allis is thirsty, let's find her something to drink' Allis' heart jumped. 'I am thirsty, I am thirsty,' she cried. Let the adventure begin!

Allis the Little Tractor (#1)