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 Staff Picks -Children's

It's time for tea, but one pesky pea has decided to ping himself off the plate in search of a party! The rogue pea shoots, flings and bounces across the kitchen as he embarks on his perilous adventure - but will he find the fun he is looking for or is the kitchen a scar... read more

The Runaway Pea

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 Staff Picks -Children's

From the author of The Roman Mysteries comes a nail-biting time-travel adventure, set in London. 
Billionaire Solomon Daisy is obsessed with the skeleton of a blue eyed African girl from Roman London. When his tech guys accidentally invent a time machi... read more

The Time Travel Diaries

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 Staff Picks -Children's

Everyone in George's family is a yeti--everyone except George. When he asks why he is not yet a yeti, each family member tells George that he needs to be bigger, scarier, and more ferocious Maybe, deep down inside, he is something else instead?

Not yet a Yeti

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 Staff Picks -Children's

Series:The Traitor and Thief

This fantastic follow-up to the Storylines Tessa Duder Award-winning The Traitor and the Thief is just as exciting and action-packed as the first instalment.
Sin is dying, poisoned by his blue blood. His troubles deepen when the t... read more

The Clockill and the Thief (The Traitor and Thief #2)

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 Staff Picks -Children's

Reading Level:8 Kids Middle Readers

'An amazing adventure story, told with sparkling style and sleight of hand' JACQUELINE WILSON
'Vita set her jaw, and nodded at New York City in greeting, as a boxer greets an opponent before a fight.'
Fresh off the boat from England, Vita Marlowe has a job t... read more

The Good Thieves

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 Staff Picks -Children's

Series:Treehouse

Andy and Terry's treehouse now has 13 new storeys, including a tiny-horse level, a pyjama-party room, an Underpants Museum, a photo-bombing booth, a waiting room, a Door of Doom, a circus, a giant-robot-fighting arena, a traffic school, a water-ski park filled w... read more

The 117-Storey Treehouse

From award-winning New Zealand author, Craig Phillips, creator of The Adventures of Jack Scratch and Giants, Trolls, Witches, Beasts (winner of the Russell Clark Award for Illustration at the New Zealand Book Awards 2018).Come along on a j... read more

Aroha's Way: A Children's Guide through Emotions

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 Staff Picks -Children's

Cyril is the only squirrel in Lake Park, and he's very lonely. Until one day he meets Pat - Pat the big, grey... other squirrel. Cyril and Pat have lots of adventures and fun together and Cyril is so pleased he's made a friend. But everyone is adamant that Cyril and Pat si... read more

Cyril and Pat

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 Staff Picks -Children's

Winner of the 2019 Caldecott Medal
 
A lavish new picture book from Caldecott-winner Sophie Blackall that will transport readers to the seaside in timeless, nautical splendor!
 
Watch the days and seasons pass as the wind blows, the ... read more

Hello Lighthouse

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 Staff Picks -Children's

Reading Level:very good

The amazing, mysterious realm of Striggworld can finally be revealed. When the human creatures appeared, they ravaged the forests and hunted many birds to extinction. The flightless Striggs had only one option:
They went down, down under the ground... read more

A Place of Stone and Darkness (HB)

Dwayne is a rumble-tumble tabby cat who knows where he belongs - up on the farm at Muzzle Station.
So, when he's taken to live far away in the town of Kaikoura, what's a cat to do? Shake the dust off his paws and start ... read more

The Cat from Muzzle: a High-country Cat's Incredible Walk Home

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 Staff Picks -Children's

Series:Starfell
Reading Level:8 Kids Middle Readers

Willow Moss, the youngest and least powerful sister in a family of witches, has a magical ability for finding lost things - like keys, or socks, or wooden teeth. Useful, but not exactly exciting . . .
Then the most powerful witch in the worl... read more

Willow Moss and the Lost Day (Starfell #1)