• Ambulance, Ambulance!
    Ambulance, Ambulance!
    ISBN: 9781925381993
    Title: Ambulance, Ambulance!
    Author: SUTTON SALLY & LOVELOCK BRIAN

    Bleep, bleep. Emergency! News just through: Crash, crash, there's been a crash. Let's go, crew! Nee nar nee nar. An exciting collaboration about ambulances from Sally Sutton and Brian Lovelock, bestselling and award-winning creators of Roadworks, Demolition and Construction.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.00
    $19.00
  • Anzac Biscuit Man
    Anzac Biscuit Man
    ISBN: 9781988538020
    Title: Anzac Biscuit Man
    Author: MILLET PETER

    Rattle your dags as fast as you can. You can't dunk me, I'm the Anzac Biscuit Man.

    Award-winning author Peter Millett and acclaimed cartoonist Shaun Yeo reimagine this classic tale with a uniquely local flavour! One day, an old couple who love baking fresh biscuits discover a recipe for an ANZAC Biscuit Man. Later that morning they hear a cry coming from the oven, `Let me out! Let me out! It's hotter than a barbecue in here...' They open their oven and out jumps the ANZAC Biscuit Man!

    Can anyone catch this cheeky, baked runaway?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Anzac Violin
    Anzac Violin
    ISBN: 9781775433910
    Title: Anzac Violin
    Author: BECK JENNIFER

    More than 20 years after publication of the classic NZ story, The Bantam and the Soldier, Jennifer Beck and Robyn Belton have joined forces again to produce another heartwarming story from the First World War. This time it's the true story of Otago's Alexander Aitken and the violin that travelled with him on his wartime journey, bringing music and solace to his fellow ANZACs.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Aroha's Way
    Aroha's Way
    ISBN: 9780473470807
    Title: Aroha's Way
    Author: PHILLIPS CRAIG

    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). Aroha's Way is a beautiful, descriptive and relatable book - an important book - helping children to normalise, understand and even develop their own tools for dealing with their feelings. - Jenny Palmer, author of Feel a Little.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Aue, E Hoa! (What a Muddle!) Bud-e Book 8
    Aue, E Hoa! (What a Muddle!) Bud-e Book 8
    ISBN: 9781775502456
    Title: Aue, E Hoa! (What a Muddle!) Bud-e Book 8
    Author: EGGLETON JILL

    Aue, e Hoa! (What a Muddle!) is the eighth of 20 books of the Bud-e Reading programme for children 4–7 years old that are now available in te reo Maori.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $7.00
    $7.00
  • Baa Baa Smart Sheep
    Baa Baa Smart Sheep
    ISBN: 9780986466816
    Title: Baa Baa Smart Sheep
    Author: SOMMERSET MARK

    Little Baa Baa is bored. When Quirky Turkey arrives on the scene, the opportunity to make some mischief proves too hard to resist. With snappy dialogue and hilarious illustrations, Baa Baa Smart Sheep is a laugh-out-loud story that will leave you thinking sheep aren't as stupid as we might think.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Best Dad in the World
    Best Dad in the World
    ISBN: 9781927262740
    Title: Best Dad in the World
    Author: CHAPMAN PATRICIA

    The perfect “I love you” book for Father’s Day or any day. What makes dads so special? Is it because they never get tired, or they love listening to music played by toddlers on pots and pans? Find out in this delightful, funny picture book that will be every child’s favourite bedtime story. There’s even a special page for children to draw a picture of their dad.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Best Loved Bear
    Best Loved Bear
    ISBN: 9781869433475
    Title: Best Loved Bear
    Author: NOONAN DIANA

    The best-loved classic picture book has gone PLATINUM! All the children in Tim's class are taking their teddies to school for a competition. Tim is embarrassed that his bear is tatty but discovers that in this competition it's love that counts.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $18.00
    $18.00
  • Best Singer in the World
    Best Singer in the World
    ISBN: 9781877579134
    Title: Best Singer in the World
    Author: NILSSON ULF


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Black Dog (English & Samoan)
    Black Dog (English & Samoan)
    ISBN: 9780995106680
    Title: Black Dog (English & Samoan)
    Author: ALLEN PAMELA


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Bomb
    Bomb
    ISBN: 9781775503507
    Title: Bomb
    Author: COTTER SACHA & MORGAN JOSH

    In this story about being true to oneself, a boy searches for the secret to doing the perfect bomb into the water. With training from Nan, an expert and former champion, and by listening to his own voice, he finds his unique style and pulls off a wonderful, acrobatic, truly awe-inspiring bomb.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Bottoms!
    Bottoms!
    ISBN: 9781927305577
    Title: Bottoms!
    Author: ROBINSON NIKKI SLADE

    Bottoms there, bottoms here, there are bottoms everywhere. So lets hurrah for bottoms all, in any colour big or small.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Boy Who Was Followed Home
    Boy Who Was Followed Home
    ISBN: 9780143504375
    Title: Boy Who Was Followed Home
    Author: MAHY MARGARET

    When a hippo follows him home, Robert is pleased - but his parents are not! As more and more hippos crowd into the garden they turn to a witch for help. Detailed line and pastel drawings and a deliciously understated text combine in a very funny picture book.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Boys in the Waka Ama
    Boys in the Waka Ama
    ISBN: 9780143774297
    Title: Boys in the Waka Ama
    Author: BELCHER ANGIE

    A story celebrating the traditional Polynesian sport of outrigger canoe racing, from the creators of the bestselling The Girls in the Kapa Haka.


    These are the crew of the waka, which race
    side-by-side at a heart-thumping, breath-taking pace.
    Their whanau have gathered along the shore -
    "Kia tere! Kia tere! Kia tere - give more!"
    The waka glides faster, the boys dig in deep.
    There will be no rest till this race is complete
    as they race in the waka ama.


    With a lovely singing text and vibrant illustrations, this timely story celebrates all aspects of this incredibly popular and fast-growing sport that is so special to Aotearoa.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.00
    $19.00
  • Bruiser
    Bruiser
    ISBN: 9781869794514
    Title: Bruiser
    Author: BISHOP GAVIN

    Bruiser is a machine on a mission - a digger who's ploughing up hillsides, trampling down paddocks and crushing rocks in his plan to build a motorway. His motor roared like a dinosaur. His wheels squealed like an elephant. His sides rumbled like an earthquake. He shook his blade like an angry fist. Noise and energy abound. Until a little chick and a nest fall right in front of him - and Bruiser realises there's more to life than tearing up hillsides. He rescues the chick and builds the family a new nest. Bold, strong images combined with charming story plus lots of noise (!!) make this a winner.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
    $22.00
  • But Who's Looking After the Animals?
    But Who's Looking After the Animals?
    ISBN: 9780994133434
    Title: But Who's Looking After the Animals?
    Author: LANG RENEE

    During the February 2019 fires in the Tasman region, a huge number of fire fighters, many of them volunteers, did their best to contain the flames. Meanwhile, hundreds of people were evacuated and before long it was clear that something had to be done about the livestock - both farm animals and domestic pets. But Who's Looking After the Animals? is a children's book that tells the story of those frightening few weeks - it was born and subsequently dedicated to all the wonderful people who stepped up when they were needed during this very difficult and volatile time.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Cabbage in a Spider Web
    Cabbage in a Spider Web
    ISBN: 9780994122735
    Title: Cabbage in a Spider Web
    Author: HARRISON JONATHON

    A children's book for 3 to 6 year olds about a little girl named Annabella. Her friends,family,cat,adventures,outings,mishaps,pre-school experiences, imminent birth of new baby brother and her NZ (Waikanae) based home. Written as 14 delightful poems 5/6 verses each in the first person. Fun and original colourful illustrations with every poem/story. Words and references that every child will understand....including a few mildly naughty bits.

    Jonathon lives in Otaki and has worked in television, radio, theatre,plays saxophone, and lived in Wellington most of his life then moved to Otaki to write. A more detailed bio is in the back of the book with a bio on the illustrator as well.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Cat from Muzzle
    Cat from Muzzle
    ISBN: 9780143773085
    Title: Cat from Muzzle
    Author: SUTTON SALLY

    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 walking, of course!

    The trouble is, home is a very long way away . . .

    With a bouncy readaloud story by Sally Sutton and witty illustrations by Scott Tulloch, The Cat From Muzzle is a true tale of feline audacity that will delight readers the world over.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Chickens in the Hen House
    Chickens in the Hen House
    ISBN: 9780473344368
    Title: Chickens in the Hen House
    Author: KISSEL WENDY

    The first Freerange Little Print, Chickens in the Hen House, combines a fun and catchy chant with fantastic New Zealand based illustrations.

    Through rhythm, rhyme and bold, striking illustrations, this book engages children in basic counting and encourages a shared reading experience. A great Christmas gift!

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
  • Cleo & Rob
    Cleo & Rob
    ISBN: 9781988547190
    Title: Cleo & Rob
    Author: BROWN HELEN

    Sometimes hope has four paws, golden eyes and soft black fur.
    A kitten called Cleo steps into six-year-old Rob's life after his big brother, Sam, dies.

    Based on true events in author Helen Brown's family, this heartwarming story first appeared as a world-wide bestselling book for adults, Cleo.

    Author bio:

    Helen Brown's memoir Cleo is a New York Times bestseller that has been published in more than 17 languages. Helen lives in Melbourne and is the author of 13 other books for adults. This is her first book for children.

    Phoebe Morris has illustrated a number of award-winning children's picture books. She also creates illustrations for a wide range of clients; for use on apps, websites, packaging and even shipping containers. Phoebe lives in Wellington.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Colours for Kiwi Babies
    Colours for Kiwi Babies
    ISBN: 9780143771142
    Title: Colours for Kiwi Babies
    Author: WILLIAMSON FRASER

    All baby's first colours in English and Mori. Features colours of iconic New Zealand things, including the silver fern, paua shell, kowhai flower and the kiwi.

    Format: Board Book
    Price: $13.00
    $13.00
  • Construction
    Construction
    ISBN: 9781922077165
    Title: Construction
    Author: SUTTON SALLY; LOVELOCK BRIAN

    "The simplicity of the telling and the rich details in the spreads make this a must-have for all libraries serving young children." -- School Library Journal (starred review)

    Thonk Clonk Clap The team behind Roadwork and Demolition returns to the construction site, where big machines and busy workers dig, hoist, and hammer away. There's lots of noise and excitement involved in building a library Preschoolers will clamor to take a closer look. Award-winning duo Sally Sutton and Brian Lovelock are back with another rhythmic read-aloud full of bustling illustrations and sound words that beg kids to join in. Available in English and Spanish

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.00

    $19.00
  • Coo Coo Kereru
    Coo Coo Kereru
    ISBN: 9781869665173
    Title: Coo Coo Kereru
    Author: FITZGIBBON TERRY

    A familiar sight in the bush as well as urban areas, the kereru has achieved an iconic status, with images gracing everything from postage stamps to paintings, and is the current winner of New Zealand Bird of the Year.

    In "Coo, Coo Kereru" award-winning author and illustrator Terry Fitzgibbon’s beautiful pictures jump off the page, wrap around the words and breathe life into this extraordinary bird.

    An engaging depiction of the kereru and its antics is balanced by informative text giving key facts about this unique bird, its role in Maori legend, habitat, feeding and breeding habits, predator threats and the important role it plays in spreading the seeds of native trees and ensuring the well-being of our native forests.

    "Coo-Coo Kereru" brings this bird alive for young readers, highlighting its distinctive personality and characteristics and is engagingly portrayed in fun verse with crisp facts.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Cook's Cook: The Voyage of the Endeavour from the Ship's Galley
    Cook's Cook: The Voyage of the Endeavour from the Ship's Galley
    ISBN: 9781776572045
    Title: Cook's Cook: The Voyage of the Endeavour from the Ship's Galley
    Author: BISHOP GAVIN


    Cook's Cook follows the 1768 journey of James Cook's H.M.S. Endeavour with his ship's cook, the one-handed John Thompson, as story teller. Through real recipes from the ship's galley, events on board and the places the ship traveled on its way to the Pacific, the book tells multiple stories. Here are stories of social class, hierarchy and race; stories of explorers and the people of the land; the story of one of the world's most famous explorers told through a fresh new lens. This beautiful book is full of information drawn from extensive research alongside evocative illustrations, released to coincide with the 250th anniversary of the Endeavour's journey.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Counting for Kiwi Babies
    Counting for Kiwi Babies
    ISBN: 9780143771135
    Title: Counting for Kiwi Babies
    Author: WILLIAMSON FRASER & MATTHEW

    Count from one to ten in English and Mori. Features native birds, including the fantail, hoiho, kkriki, morepork and the kiw

    Format: Board Book
    Price: $13.00
    $13.00
  • Counting the Stars: Four Maori Myths
    Counting the Stars: Four Maori Myths
    ISBN: 9781775530176
    Title: Counting the Stars: Four Maori Myths
    Author: BISHOP GAVIN

    A sequel to Taming the Sun and Riding the Waves, Gavin Bishop's latest stunning book contains four more Maori myths, including two well-known legends (Ranginui and Papatuanuku and Hinemoa and Tutanekai) and two less well-known legends (The battle of the birds and Kae and the whale). Aimed at children 3-10 years, these myths are simply written and yet powerful. They're exciting and scary but each story is nicely resolved. Gavin allows the essence of the original myths to remain while also re-telling them for a new generation of children. The illustrations are stunning - the different colour palette for each story and the strong mix of techniques create bold and beautiful images. Counting the Stars is a collection that continues to take traditional myths to a new level. Created by one of New Zealand's most talented and passionate children's book writers and illustrators.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Daniel's Matariki Feast
    Daniel's Matariki Feast
    ISBN: 9781877378911
    Title: Daniel's Matariki Feast
    Author: BEYER REBECCA & WELLINGTON LINLEY

    Daniel is nervous on his first day at school but through the class activities that mark the Matariki Festival he learns that it is a time of remembering, of sharing and beginning new friendships. He learns the true importance of Maori New Year. DANIEL'S MATARIKI FEAST is beautifully illustrated by one of our best-known and award-winning artists.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Day the Costumes Stuck
    Day the Costumes Stuck
    ISBN: 9780994138309
    Title: Day the Costumes Stuck
    Author: MORRIS TOBY

    A delightfully quirky tale that will stimulate the imagination, and will leave a fun and lasting impression on children. Filled with striking and colourful illustrations by Toby Morris, this book will bring a smile to adults and children alike. The moral of the story that 'everyone has a role to play' is a valuable lesson for children to discover and enjoy.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Demolition
    Demolition
    ISBN: 9781921720796
    Title: Demolition
    Author: SUTTON SALLY

    New paperback edition! Swing the ball. Swing the ball. Thump and smash and whack. Bring the top floors tumbling down. Bang! Clang! Crack! Load the trucks. Load the trucks. Lift and shift and heap. Drive away the piles of junk. Whump! Whop! Beep! Busy workers and noisy machines demolish an old building and build a new playground in this fun picture book from the award-winning team of Sally Sutton and Brian Lovelock.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.00
    $19.00
  • Dinky Donkey
    Dinky Donkey
    ISBN: 9781775436065
    Title: Dinky Donkey
    Author: SMITH CRAIG; COWLEY KATZ (ILLUSTRATOR)

    Wonky Donkey has a daughter with the same rambunctious spirit as her dad. Kids, parents and their loved ones will enjoy the hilarity and cumulative read-aloud fun.
    This adorable pint-sized donkey has beautiful long eyelashes, loves to listen to rowdy music, has a very cool spiky haircut ... and sometimes smells a bit bad (like her Dad!)
    She's a blinky, punky, stinky ... you know how it goes ... dinky donkey! Wonky and Dinky become the perfect duo to get even more young children reading (and hopefully some more grandmothers, too)!

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Doctor Grundy's Undies
    Doctor Grundy's Undies
    ISBN: 9780947506032
    Title: Doctor Grundy's Undies
    Author: MCMILLAN DAWN

    Doctor Grundy lost his undies His best ones, supersized! When a strong wind blows past Doctor Grundy's clothesline, away fly his undies. They land on a pirate ship, are blown on to Scotland, get a mend in China but will they ever find their way back home? Another irreverent, fun story from McMillan and Kinnaird, Doctor Grundy's Undies blends rhyme, humour and an undie world tour with delightful colour illustrations.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Double Cross #6: Flying Furballs
    Double Cross #6: Flying Furballs
    ISBN: 9781988516172
    Title: Double Cross #6: Flying Furballs
    Author: BIXLEY DONOVAN

    Flying Furballs, a hilarious action-packed adventure series, captures the romance and excitement of the era at the dawn of aviation - set in a world of cats versus dogs. Put simply, Flying Furballs is pussycats, planes and Paris. Our hero is Claude D'Bonair, a young pilot in the cat air corp, keen to prove his worth to the older pilots and live up to the memory of his father. Will cats and dogs ever live in harmony again? Will Claude survive with his nine lives intact? In Double Cross Claude and Syd are on leave in London when they are called on for one of their most dangerous missions yet. Who is the traitor that is working against CATS?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
  • Dragon Hunters #1 Dragon Brothers
    Dragon Hunters #1 Dragon Brothers
    ISBN: 9780473249762
    Title: Dragon Hunters #1 Dragon Brothers
    Author: RUSSELL JAMES

    When a passing dragon decides to swipe their dog Coco, brothers Flynn and Paddy decide they should do something about it. In the dead of night they pack their bags, make some terrible sandwiches and, setting off before dawn, embark on a rescue mission. Finding the dog and its captor turned out to be easy; it was rescuing Coco that was the hard part... The Dragon Hunters is the first of The Dragon Brothers trilogy of children's books.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Dragon Riders #3 Dragon Brothers
    Dragon Riders #3 Dragon Brothers
    ISBN: 9780473301019
    Title: Dragon Riders #3 Dragon Brothers
    Author: RUSSELL JAMES

    How did the boys go from knowing absolutely nothing about dragons to having one for a pet?

    It's getting harder and harder to hide Elton John (they found the name on one of their grandparents' old records) under the covers of the bed - he's almost the size of a horse! And what to feed him? He seems to like everything toasted...

    Oh, and another thing the boys didn't know a thing about was a dragon's yearly ritual - to meet up with all the other dragons in the land. But why, oh why, did he have to bring the boys and their dog with him?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Duck, Death & the Tulip
    Duck, Death & the Tulip
    ISBN: 9781877467172
    Title: Duck, Death & the Tulip
    Author: ERLBRUCH WOLF

    In a strangely heartwarming story, a duck strikes up an unlikely friendship with Death. ""Who are you? Why are you creeping along behind me?"" ""Good. You've finally noticed me,"" said Death. ""I am Death."" Duck was startled. You couldn't blame her for that. Death, Duck and the Tulip is the much anticipated translation of Wolf Erlbruch's latest masterpiece. Death, Duck and the Tulip will intrigue, haunt and enchant teenagers and adults. Simple, unusual, warm and witty - a picture book version ofThe Book Thief. This book deals with a difficult subject in a way that is elegant, straightforward, and thought-provoking.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Duck's Stuck!
    Duck's Stuck!
    ISBN: 9781869439590
    Title: Duck's Stuck!
    Author: MEWBURN KYLE

    Told in simple, staccato style, this is the tale of a greedy duck who sticks his head where he shouldn't. It takes the cunning of a rat to solve Duck's problem. Featuring an award-winning author/illustrator combination, Duck's Stuck is great fun to read aloud.

    Format: Board Book
    Price: $12.00
    $12.00
  • Eleventh Sheep (English & Mandarin)
    Eleventh Sheep (English & Mandarin)
    ISBN: 9780995106758
    Title: Eleventh Sheep (English & Mandarin)
    Author: MEWBURN KYLE

    When Sian can't sleep she counts sheep from 1 - 10. The 11th sheep waits, unwanted, just out of sight.

    Bilingual editions of this popular New Zealand story by award-winning writer Kyle Mewburn.

    Working in partnership with Victoria University of Wellington and the New Zealand Society of Translators and Interpreters to ensure the quality of the translations through consultation and peer reviews/

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Eleventh Sheep (English & Samoan)
    Eleventh Sheep (English & Samoan)
    ISBN: 9780995106574
    Title: Eleventh Sheep (English & Samoan)
    Author: MEWBURN KYLE


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Eleventh Sheep (English & Te Reo)
    Eleventh Sheep (English & Te Reo)
    ISBN: 9780995106567
    Title: Eleventh Sheep (English & Te Reo)
    Author: MEWBURN KYLE

    The Eleventh Sheep by Kyle Mewburn, retold in English and te Reo Maori

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Encyclopedia of Grannies
    Encyclopedia of Grannies
    ISBN: 9781776572434
    Title: Encyclopedia of Grannies
    Author: VEILLE ERIC


    Why do grannies always tell us to speak up? Why do they have creases on their faces? Are grannies flexible? How do you cheer up a sad granny? How old are grannies, actually?


    Eric Veillé explains it all in this offbeat book for the extended family to chuckle over--no matter what kind of grandma you have, are, or would like to be. From the author of My Pictures after the Storm, which received three starred reviews and which School Library Journal proclaimed "may be the funniest book of the year."



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
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