• 10PM Question
    10PM Question
    ISBN: 9781877460203
    Title: 10PM Question
    Author: DE GOLDI KATE

    Frankie Parsons is twelve going on old man: an apparently sensible, talented Year 8 with a drumbeat of worrying questions steadily gaining volume in his head: Are the smoke alarm batteries flat? Does the cat, and therefore the rest of the family, have worms? Will bird flu strike and ruin life as we know it? Is the kidney-shaped spot on his chest actually a galloping cancer? Most of the significant people in Frankie's world - his father, his brother and sister, his great-aunts, his best friend Gigs - seem gloriously untroubled by worry.Only Ma takes seriously his catalogue of persistent anxieties; only Ma listens patiently to his 10 p.m. queries. But of course, it is Ma who is the cause of the most worrying question of all, the one that Frankie can never bring himself to ask.Then the new girl arrives at school and has questions of her own: relentless, unavoidable questions.So begins the unravelling of Frankie Parson's carefully controlled world. So begins the painful business of fronting up to the unpalatable: the ultimate 10 p.m. question. The 10 pm Question is a novel which defies all age categories. It does so with a sparkling wit and an operatic cast of characters so delightful and maddening they become dear to us. A tender, beautifully told and endearing story. By the end, you'll wish you had a Frankie Parsons of your own.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Afakasi Woman
    Afakasi Woman
    ISBN: 9780995106598
    Title: Afakasi Woman

    A collection of stories about the women of the Pacific, their struggles with family, love and the effects of climate change on their world.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
  • Air Born #1 Generation Icarus
    Air Born #1 Generation Icarus
    ISBN: 9780994138798
    Title: Air Born #1 Generation Icarus
    Author: PAWLEY J L

    Air Born is the first book in a new international YA series - Generation Icarus. Seventeen-year-old Tyler Owen is smart, handsome, and destined to be a fighter pilot. He's mapped out his life and knows exactly where he's headed. That is, until his first solo sky-dive, when he undergoes a terrifying transformation. Caught on camera, Tyler becomes a viral hit. Everyone wants a piece of him, including the sinister Evolutionary Corporation and a religious cult known as the Angelists. But the worldwide media coverage also alerts others like him. Driven by instinct, they come together and form the Flight. The first of an extraordinary new species, they have only one way to survive. Fly.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
  • Alex: The Quartet
    Alex: The Quartet
    ISBN: 9780995117440
    Title: Alex: The Quartet
    Author: DUDER TESSA

    A New Zealand Classic, that has be recognised internationally and loved by many generations. The classic New Zealand series is released in one edition that includes all four of the original Alex titles.


    Alex in Winter

    Alessandra: Alex in Rome

    Songs for Alex

    Includes a foreword from Lani Wendt Young, an introduction from the author and a prologue to complete Alex’s story.

    For ages 12+

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • All About Kate
    All About Kate
    ISBN: 9780473459345
    Title: All About Kate
    Author: LAIRD JOSIE

    When you hate your body, how can you love yourself – or anyone else? Life is nearly perfect for Kate. The perfect boyfriend and the perfect job. But whatever Luke says, she knows she is too fat. And now, her birth mother has decided to come looking for her. What surprises will that bring?

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Aspiring
    ISBN: 9780995122949
    Title: Aspiring

    Fifteen-year-old Ricky lives in Aspiring, a town that's growing at an alarming rate. Ricky's growing, too -- 6'7", and taller every day. But he's stuck in a loop: student, uncommitted basketballer, and puzzled son, burdened by his family's sadness. And who's the weird guy in town with a chauffeur and half a Cadillac? What about the bits of story that invade his head? Uncertain what's real -- and who he is -- Ricky can't stop sifting for clues. He has no idea how things will end up . . . With sunlight, verve and humour, award-winning writer Damien Wilkins brings us a beguiling boy who's trying to make sense of it all.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
  • Because Everything Is Right, But Everything Is Wrong
    Because Everything Is Right, But Everything Is Wrong
    ISBN: 9780994137241
    Title: Because Everything Is Right, But Everything Is Wrong
    Author: DONOHUE ERIN

    Can you be lost and not know it?

    Can other people stop you from being lost?

    Seventeen-year-old Caleb’s world is disintegrating, his walls are closing in, his sky is threatening to fall. He’s barely holding on. To deadlines. To friends. To family. To mum. To Pat.

    But he has Casey.

    Maybe she can save him …

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Being Magdalene #3 Esther Trilogy
    Being Magdalene #3 Esther Trilogy
    ISBN: 9781775537670
    Title: Being Magdalene #3 Esther Trilogy
    Author: BEALE FLEUR

    The gripping sequel to the bestselling YA novels I am not Esther and I am Rebecca. Four years after Rebecca fled the religious community The Children of the Faith, twelve-year-old Magdalene bears the brunt of trying to protect and nurture her rebellious younger sister. Zillah isn't at all interested in behaving as befits a daughter of a Faith family, but Magdalene knows only too well the cost of rebellion. Life becomes increasingly difficult for the two girls as the Elders tighten the Rules the children must obey. Magdalene knows it is useless to appeal to their father for help and protection. He believes fully in the integrity of the Elders. His children must obey for if they do not, they will be denied salvation. But what can two children do when their lives become unbearable? Another wonderful novel by an award-winning writer.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
  • Bone Bearer #3 Telesa
    Bone Bearer #3 Telesa
    ISBN: 9780995106734
    Title: Bone Bearer #3 Telesa

    The Bone Bearer (Telesa #3)
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    (Telesa #3)
    by Lani Wendt Young (Goodreads Author)
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    The thrilling, breathlessly anticipated conclusion to The Telesa Series.
    Leila's selfless act at the closing of 'When Water Burns,' unleashed the demonic fury of Pele the Fire Goddess and now Daniel must fight an epic battle to free the one he loves. Unlikely allies come to his aid as a group of troubled elementals try to overcome their differences and work as a team to save their friend. But Pele's awakening has caused cataclysmic fear throughout the Telesa guardians of the Pacific and they are gathering their forces, preparing to defend the Blue Continent from the devastating threat of the Fire Goddess. Only one thing can destroy her - the Tangaloa Bone. The race is on to recover the three pieces of this ancient weapon and the question remains: who will wield the power of the Bone Bearer? And can Leila survive its apocalyptic fury?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
  • Bone Tiki #1 Aotearoa
    Bone Tiki #1 Aotearoa
    ISBN: 9781869507343
    Title: Bone Tiki #1 Aotearoa
    Author: HAIR DAVID

    Matiu Douglas has a bone tiki he stole from a tangi. His father's important new client wants it. Badly. And he has some very nasty friends. When Mat is forced to flee for his life an unexpected meeting with a girl called Pania sets his world spinning. Suddenly he's running through the bush with a girl clown a dog who is way too human and a long dead warrior. Fearful creatures from legend are rising up around him and Mat faces a terrifying ordeal. And there is nowhere left to hide . . . not even in another world. A breathtaking adventure set in two parallel New Zealands from exciting new author David Hair.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
  • Catch Me When You Fall
    Catch Me When You Fall
    ISBN: 9780143770930
    Title: Catch Me When You Fall

    A moving novel about learning to find happiness in the face of uncertainty and discovering a love that transcends the boundary between life and death.

    Seventeen-year-old Alex Byrd is about to have the worst day of her life, and the best. A routine blood test that will reveal her leukaemia has returned, but she also meets Jamie Orange.

    Some people believe in love at first sight, and some don't.
    I believe in love in four days.
    I believe in falling.

    Both teenagers have big dreams, but also big obstacles to overcome.

    'Promise me you won't try to die,' I said. 'Ever.'
    'Promise me you won't either,' he countered.
    'It's not really something I can control.'

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
  • Changeover
    ISBN: 9781869713553
    Title: Changeover

    Carnegie medal-winning supernatural romance from Margaret Mahy. The face in the mirror. From the moment she saw it, Laura Chant knew that something dreadful was going to happen. It wasn't the first time she'd been forewarned. But never before had anything so terrible happened. The horrifyingly evil Carmody Braque touched and branded her little brother - and now Jacko was very ill, getting steadily worse. There was only one way to save him. Laura had to change over: had to release her supernatural powers. And that meant joining forces with the extraordinary and enigmatic Sorenson Carlisle...

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
  • Children of the Furnace
    Children of the Furnace
    ISBN: 9780995104037
    Title: Children of the Furnace
    Author: MURRAY BRIN

    Dark, powerful and heartbreaking, Children Of The Furnace compels with a uniquely stunning world and one of the greatest characters you’ll ever be afraid for.
    Under the iron rule of the Revelayshun, one boy discovers the truth…

    ‘Ty promised my ma he’d bring me up right. Bring him up to hear the rhythm beat, she said, and to feel the heartsblood warm. Not Strong — not in their way — but strong in the ways of the heart.’

    When the Revelayshun murders his pa, Wil discovers through savage inquisition that he’s marked as a Heater, one of the old-time
    heretics who burned up the world.
    But Wil holds the key to a secret. Sekkerland’s Shame, the Atrocity, is a great lie — and the Revelayshun will use fire, blood and death to hide the truth.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Donato & the Cartege Blade
    Donato & the Cartege Blade
    ISBN: 9780473437367
    Title: Donato & the Cartege Blade
    Author: JORDAN FIONA

    Donato has spent most of his life in a monastery, helping Cook in the kitchen, serving the monks at mealtimes and trying to avoid the abbot, Brother Benito. His only comfort is time spent with his protector, Brother Francesco, and trips to the top of the church spire. It is the only life he knows, but it is not the one he wants. Donato dreams of castles and adventure, where he is certain he would matter; that his life would somehow have greater meaning. When the monks travel into Dhogra's city centre to celebrate the Spring Festival, Donato is permitted to go too, but when he gets separated from Brother Francesco, he finds himself inside the castle walls. Spying an unguarded entrance, his fascination pulls him deep into the castle's dark passages, but he's not alone. An overheard conversation convinces Donato the King's life is at risk and he is the only one who can stop the assassin. This decision plunges Donato into a new and unfamiliar world of rivalry and deception. He is set on a path of new friendships and new enemies, and to a destiny he could never have imagined.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Dreamhunter #1 Dreamhunter
    Dreamhunter #1 Dreamhunter
    ISBN: 9780312535711
    Title: Dreamhunter #1 Dreamhunter

    Laura comes from a world similar to our own except for one difference: it is next to the Place, an unfathomable land that fosters dreams of every kind and is inaccessible to all but a
    select few, the Dreamhunters. These are individuals with special gifts: the ability to catch larger-than-life dreams and relay them to audiences in the magnificent dream palace, the Rainbow
    Opera. People travel from all around to experience the benefits of the hunters’ unique visions. Now fifteen-year-old Laura and her cousin Rose, daughters of Dreamhunters, are eligible to test
    themselves at the Place and find out whether they qualify for the passage. But nothing can prepare them for what they are about to discover. For within the Place lies a horrific secret kept
    hidden by corrupt members of the government. And when Laura’s father, the man who discovered the Place, disappears, she realizes that this secret has the power to destroy everyone she loves . . .
    In the midst of a fascinating landscape, Laura’s dreamy childhood is ending and a nightmare beginning. This rich novel, filled with beauty, danger, politics, and intrigue, comes to a powerful crescendo, leaving readers clamoring for Book Two.

    Dreamhunter is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Dreamquake #2 Dreamhunter
    Dreamquake #2 Dreamhunter
    ISBN: 9780732281946
    Title: Dreamquake #2 Dreamhunter

    Aided by her family and her creation, Nown, Laura investigates the powerful Regulatory Body's involvement in mysterious disappearances and activities and learns, in the process, the true nature of the Place in which dreams are found.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Enemy at the Gate
    Enemy at the Gate
    ISBN: 9780473521707
    Title: Enemy at the Gate

    A deadly disease is sweeping the world and nobody knows how to stop it. Movie theatres and swimming pools are shut and schools are closed. People are discouraged from gathering in large groups at the beach. Twelve-year-old Tom Mitchell can't even see his best friend Charlie. He wonders when the lockdown is ever going to end. And then things get worse. It might all sound familiar. But this is New Zealand in 1937-38. The disease is infantile paralysis, or polio, and nobody knows where it will strike next. When even the adults are afraid, Tom finds refuge in his dream – to run in the Olympics like his hero, Olympic champion Jack Lovelock.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • F2m: The Boy Within
    F2m: The Boy Within
    ISBN: 9781876462901
    Title: F2m: The Boy Within

    School-leaver Skye plays guitar in her all-female Chronic Cramps band. Making her name in the competitive punk/indie scene is easier than FTM (female to male) transitioning: from Skye to Finn, from girl to man. Uncovering genetic mysteries about family heritage tear the family apart. Trans gender identity is more than injections and surgery, it's about acceptance. Going public, Finn sings FTM lyrics on TV. With a little help from bemused mates and family who don't want to lose a daughter, but who love their teenager, Finn is transitioning.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Fairies of Down Under & Other Pakeha Fairy Tales
    Fairies of Down Under & Other Pakeha Fairy Tales
    ISBN: 9780995109285
    Title: Fairies of Down Under & Other Pakeha Fairy Tales
    Author: ALLEN GEOFF

    When European settlers sailed to the bottom
    of the world, to Down Under,
    they took with them: tools, seed, livestock
    and their hope.
    They did not take monsters.
    Those crept aboard … all by themselves.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Flight of the Fantail
    Flight of the Fantail
    ISBN: 9781775503521
    Title: Flight of the Fantail
    Author: MATUKU STEPH

    A busload of high school students crashes in bush in a remote part of Aotearoa New Zealand. Only a few of the teenagers survive; they find their phones don’t work, there’s no food, and they’ve only got their wits to keep them alive. There’s also something strange happening here. Why are the teenagers having nosebleeds and behaving erratically, and why is the rescue effort slow to arrive? To make it out, they have to discover what’s really going on and who or what is behind it all.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • From the Cutting Room of Barney Kettle
    From the Cutting Room of Barney Kettle
    ISBN: 9781775535768
    Title: From the Cutting Room of Barney Kettle
    Author: DE GOLDI KATE

    Barney Kettle knew he would be a very famous film director one day, he just didn't know when that day would arrive. He was already an actual director he'd made four fifteen-minute films but so far only his schoolmates and the residents of the High Street had viewed them. Global fame was a little way off. It would come, though. Barney was certain about that.

    So begins the manuscript written from the hospital bed of an unnamed man.

    He has written it over many months as he recovers from serious injuries sustained in a city-wide catastrophe.

    He has written so he can remember the street where he lived, home to a cavalcade of interesting people, singular shops, and curious stories.

    He has written so he can remember the summer before he was injured, the last days of a vanished world.

    Above all, he has written so he can remember the inimitable Barney Kettle, filmmaker, part-time dictator, questing brain, theatrical friend; a boy who loved to invent stories but found a real one under his nose; a boy who explored his neighbourhood with camera in hand and stumbled on a mystery that changed everything.

    "From the Cutting Room of Barney Kettle" is a beautiful story: big-hearted, richly entertaining, powerful.


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $30.00

  • Gool #2 Salt Trilogy
    Gool #2 Salt Trilogy
    ISBN: 9780143305446
    Title: Gool #2 Salt Trilogy
    Author: GEE MAURICE

    Sixteen years have passed since Pearl from Company and Hari from Blood Burrow defeated the tyrant Ottmar. Now their children, Xantee and Lo, face an even more dangerous foe. Hari lies gravely ill with a fragment of a strange creature wrapped around his throat, draining his life. The beast is called gool, meaning unbelonger. It is one of many, destroying the mountains and jungles of the world. Somewhere a hidden mother nourishes her brood -- she must be found and destroyed to save Hari and the world they know. Xantee, Lo and the brave and practical youth Duro set out on a perilous mission that will take them to the ruined city of Belong and on to Ceebeedee, where terrifying clashes with the cruel rival leaders and lurking gool await them.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.00
  • Haunting
    ISBN: 9781869713676
    Title: Haunting

    Eight-year-old Barney is willing to accept that the ghost of his Great-Uncle Cole might wish to be friends with him, but his family are sceptical. However, some of his older relations admit that there does seem to be something special about the boy. Barney's sister, practical Tabitha, determines to solve the mystery - but it is Troy, the oldest of the children, who finds out what the truth really is....

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
  • Hello Strange
    Hello Strange
    ISBN: 9780143773856
    Title: Hello Strange

    A vivid, fast-paced novel about artificial emotional intelligence.

    Since the death of their mother, Hunter, Milly and Coel have come unstuck. Their father isn't coping either, even though he's the successful head of BIOlogic and is developing a humanoid to enhance human lives.

    He brings home Josie, the latest prototype, hoping she might restore the family's happiness. But Josie took a blast during an epic electrical storm and her system is unstable.

    Meanwhile, Professor Bishop and his mysterious student Gwin Tang have their own ominous plans for Josie . . .

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
  • If Only
    If Only
    ISBN: 9780995117532
    Title: If Only

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
  • Kaitangata Twitch
    Kaitangata Twitch
    ISBN: 9781742373966
    Title: Kaitangata Twitch

    What happens to a girl who has dangerous dreams? What if the land itself punishes those who would harm it? Now adapted into a major, 13-part TV series, this spell-binding supernatural thriller was written by internationally acclaimed New Zealand author Margaret Mahy. 'What we need is a powerful enchantress,' Meredith cried. 'Someone who could put a spell on Marriott.' As she spoke, a strange thought came into her head, running round and round inside her like a mouse on a pet-shop wheel. It was not a thought she could share, for it had a wickedness hidden in it and Meredith did not want anyone to know just how wicked she could be, even if it was only in her dreams. The brooding island of Kaitangata lies just across the water from Meredith's home. It seems to have a supernatural presence, a will and a voice of its own, although only Meredith can hear it. Can Meredith save the island from an unscrupulous developer? How could the dreamer of the family succeed where grown-ups have failed? Only Kaitangata can tell...

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $18.00
  • Legacy
    ISBN: 9781775503347
    Title: Legacy

    Seventeen-year-old Riki is worried about school and the future, but mostly about his girlfriend, Gemma, who has suddenly stopped seeing or texting him. But on his way to see her, hes hit by a bus and his life radically changes. Riki wakes up one hundred years earlier in Egypt, in 1915, and finds hes living through his great-great-grandfathers experiences in the Maori Contingent. At the same time that Riki tries to make sense of whats happening and find a way home, we go back in time and read transcripts of interviews Rikis great-great-grandfather gave in 1975 about his experiences in this war and its impact on their family. Gradually we realise the fates of Riki and his great-great-grandfather are intertwined.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Nature of Ash
    Nature of Ash
    ISBN: 9780143772422
    Title: Nature of Ash
    Author: HAGER MANDY

    A prize-winning, fast-paced thriller that explores love and loss, assumptions and prejudices, truth and fiction, and the many faces of 'family'.

    Ash McCarthy thinks he finally has it made, revelling in the freedom of being a student. But life is about to take a drastic turn when two police officers knock on his door. Their devastating news forces him to return home and propels him into a shady world of political intrigue, corruption, terrorism and lies . . . so many lies.

    As if this isn't bad enough, the whole country is imploding, as the world's two greatest super-powers start a fight that leaves New Zealand 'piggy-in-the-middle' of their deadly games. While trying to protect his brother, Ash's fight to uncover the truth turns into a nightmare race to save their lives.

    Winner of LIANZA Young Adult Fiction Award 2013. Shortlisted for NZ Post Children's Book Awards 2013.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
  • Nga Waituhi o Rehua
    Nga Waituhi o Rehua
    ISBN: 9781775500063
    Title: Nga Waituhi o Rehua

    This science fantasy novel in te reo Maori follows four teenagers living on Rehua, a planet settled after Earth is destroyed by ecological disasters and global war. The four raise hokio, giant mystical birds, which take them on flights to explore their new world. On one flight, they discover an island with another colony of people, and here, they are given a quest to interpret hieroglyphic message drawn on cave walls. Deciphering these symbols leads them to appease the feared tipua wheke, a gargantuan octopus, and help the Turehu, fair-skinned sea fairies, who have discovered a way to return to Earth.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
  • QB Bad Boy & Me
    QB Bad Boy & Me
    ISBN: 9780241436370
    Title: QB Bad Boy & Me
    Author: MARLEY TAY

    If hit Netflix show CHEER had you hooked, you will love this!


    Star cheerleader Dallas Bryan has a problem on her hands - and his name is Drayton Lahey.

    Ever since the hot star quarterback of Archwood High football team hit her car with his motorcycle, he's had the annoying ability to get under her skin.

    Dallas has been thinking about Drayton way more than she should... in all the ways that she shouldn't.

    But Dallas has one goal - to pursue her dance-school dreams in California - and no one, not even a green-eyed football god, will stop her.

    As sparks fly, Dallas begins to wonder whether Drayton could cost her dreams... if he doesn't break her heart first...

    A fiery, seriously addictive and steamy debut, perfect for fans of The Kissing Booth.


    This book was such a page-turner! It was funny, perfectly paced, and always kept me guessing. An instant favorite!"
    - Beth Reekles, author of The Kissing Booth

    "A story filled with tons of plays that will hit you right in the feels."
    - Anna Todd, New York Times best-selling author of After

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.00
  • Rift
    ISBN: 9781760650025
    Title: Rift
    Author: CRAW RACHAEL

    When the Rift opens, death follows. For generations, the Rangers of Black Water Island have guarded the Old Herd against horrors released by the Rift. Cal West, an apprentice Ranger with a rare scar and even rarer gifts, fights daily to prove he belongs within their ranks. After nine years away, Meg Archer returns to her childhood home only to find the Island is facing a new threat that not even the Rangers are prepared for. Meg and Cal can't ignore their attraction, but can they face their darkest fears to save the Island from disaster? Advance praise: "Thrilling, original and intoxicating. I can't recommend this enough." (Isobelle Carmody) "Gripping, brutal, tender. You won't be able to put this book down." (Michael Pryor) "Beautiful, dark and deliciously tense - an astonishing world that will hold you in its finely wrought claws." (Alison Goodman) From the award-winning author of the Spark series, which has been optioned for film. Action-packed YA fantasy based on Greek mythology, perfect for fans of Maggie Stiefvater, Sarah J Maas and Garth Nix.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • Salt #1 Salt
    Salt #1 Salt
    ISBN: 9780143305453
    Title: Salt #1 Salt
    Author: GEE MAURICE

    In a dangerous world, Deep Salt strikes terror into the heart of everyone. Hari lives in Blood Burrow, deep in the ruined city of Belong, where he survives by courage and savagery. He is scarred from fighting, he is dangerous and cruel, but he has a secret gift: he can speak with animals. When his father, Tarl, is taken as a slave and sent to the mine known as Deep Salt, from where no worker ever returns, Hari vows to save him. Pearl is from the ruling families, known as Company, which has conquered and enslaved Hari's people. Her destiny involves marriage that will unite her family with that of the powerful and ambitious Ottmar. But Pearl has learned forbidden things from Tealeaf, her maid, and will never submit to a subordinate life. A long journey through the badlands towards Deep Salt finds Pearl and Hari united for a common cause. It soon becomes clear that the survival of their people depends entirely upon the success of Pearl and Hari's mission.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.00
  • Sanctuary
    ISBN: 9780143772002
    Title: Sanctuary
    Author: DE GOLDI KATE

    Winner of the NZ Post Children's Book Awards, this compelling novel explores truth and lies, guilt, grief and love.

    'So where does the truth lie?' said Jeremiah.
    'Huh, truth lies. Truth lies,' I said, giving up before I started, knowing I could never explain.

    Months after her life has been brought to a standstill, Catriona Stuart is embarking on a painful search for the truth. The truth about her boyfriend, Jeremiah, and his dangerous brother Simeon. The truth about her mother, about her past, and most of all about herself and her secret and why her world fell apart.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
  • Singing Home the Whale
    Singing Home the Whale
    ISBN: 9781775536574
    Title: Singing Home the Whale
    Author: HAGER MANDY

    An extraordinary story of a boy who protects a baby whale that locals believe is threatening their livelihood. Will Jackson is hiding out, a city boy reluctantly staying with his uncle in small town New Zealand while he struggles to recover from a brutal attack and the aftermath of a humiliating YouTube clip gone viral. After he discovers a young abandoned orca whale his life is further thrown into chaos, when he rallies to help protect it against hostile, threatening interests. This threatens to tear apart the small fishing community and forever changes Will's life. The boy and the whale develop a special bond, linked by Will's love of singing. With echoes of classic book and film The whalerider this powerful connection is utterly convincing on the page. An exciting plot-driven story full of drama, tension and romance, this magical book captures both heart and mind to hold the reader enthralled from start to finish. These qualities, along with its lyrical use of language and its compelling and persuasive exploration of many global concerns, makes this a beautifully touching, rich and multi-layered story by an award-winning writer for young adults.Singing Home the Whale will appeal to all readers of high-quality New Zealand fiction.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
  • Slice of Heaven
    Slice of Heaven
    ISBN: 9780995109247
    Title: Slice of Heaven
    Author: O'LEARY DES

    Life for Sione and his mates at Manawahe East High in South Auckland is pretty sweet – a slice
    of heaven. But one day when they’re in after-school detention there’s an emergency. Another school’s turned up for a softball game but the Manawahe junior boys team has gone awol.

    Sione, TJ, Hieu, Jordan and the rest are hurriedly pulled out of detention and onto the field to form a replacement team, with Leilani in charge of the equipment. The problem is none of them can play and they don’t really want to learn … at least not at first.

    Slice of Heaven is a novel about a bunch of young people surprised by sport that is pitch perfect, funny and packed with life as it’s lived in South Auckland.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Spearo: A Spearfishing Adventure
    Spearo: A Spearfishing Adventure
    ISBN: 9780995117525
    Title: Spearo: A Spearfishing Adventure

    Sean has emigrated to New Zealand with his mother from South Africa after the death of his father. He is finding it hard to fit in at school, cope with his grief and his homesickness. He becomes mates with a boy in his class, Mason, who is a mad keen spearo and gradually becomes involved with his family. He learns all about free diving and spear fishing and competes with the family in spear fishing competitions. One accident and he is thrust into the front line of the competition - it is all up to him.Mary-anne Scott lives in Napier. All her previous titles have been shortlisted for the YA section of the Children's Book Awards: Snakes and Ladders (Scholastic); Coming Home to Roost (Penguin) and Sticking with Pigs (One Tree House).

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
  • Tattooist of Auschwitz: YA Edition
    Tattooist of Auschwitz: YA Edition
    ISBN: 9781760686031
    Title: Tattooist of Auschwitz: YA Edition

    I tattooed a number on her arm. She tattooed her name on my heart. In 1942, Lale Sokolov arrived in Auschwitz-Birkenau. He was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust. Waiting in line to be tattooed, terrified and shaking, was a young girl. For Lale - a dandy, a jack-the-lad, a bit of a chancer - it was love at first sight. And he was determined not only to survive himself, but to ensure this woman, Gita, did too. So begins one of the most life-affirming, courageous, unforgettable and human stories of the Holocaust: the love story of the tattooist of Auschwitz. This edition is edited and updated for younger readers, and also contains extra materials, including classroom discussion points, additional photos, maps and documents and other educational resources.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Telegram
    ISBN: 9780473462826
    Title: Telegram

    Fourteen-year-old Beatrice Thomas lives with her widowed mother and younger sister Tilly in a small country town overshadowed by the events of World War One. Many of the local boys, including Beaty's friend Caleb, are away fighting. When Beaty has to leave school, she gets a job as a telegram girl at the Post and Telegraph Office. It's a hard job, especially when she has to deliver news of war casualties. She must convince the telegram boys, and herself, that she's up to the task, at a time when women's roles were limited. Meanwhile, Caleb's letters turn darker as his initial enthusiasm fades and reality takes over. Rumours of peace start to spread, but Beaty continues delivering telegrams through the Armistice, the peace celebrations and the dreadful influenza epidemic. Soon she's running the Post Office almost single-handed. Then Caleb's letters stop arriving.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • Traitor & the Thief
    Traitor & the Thief
    ISBN: 9781925381504
    Title: Traitor & the Thief
    Author: WARD GARETH

    A thief, a spy and a steampunk showdown at Traitor's Gate!

    Discovered picking pockets at Coxford’s Corn Market, fourteen year old Sin is hunted across the city. Caught by the enigmatic Eldritch Moons, Sin is offered a way out of his life of crime: join the Covert Operations Group (COG) and train to become a spy. At Lenheim Palace, Sin learns spy craft while trying not to break the school’s Cast-Iron Rules. Befriended by eccentric Zonda Chubb, together they endeavour to unmask a traitor causing havoc within the palace. After an assassination attempt on the founder of COG, Sin realises that someone closest to him could be the traitor. With no other option, Sin is forced into an uneasy alliance with the school bully, Velvet Von Darque. But can he trust her? And will COG try to bury him with the secrets he discovers? Secrets, spies and steampunk gadgets abound in this fantastic adventure story!

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
  • Tricksters
    ISBN: 9781869713737
    Title: Tricksters

    The Hamiltons look forward to their annual Christmas holiday at the beach. Jack and Naomi, their five children and their guests are settling in to the chaotic family atmosphere at the sprawling home known as Carnival's Hide when the world is thrown out of order by the unexpected arrival of three visitors. Charming, enigmatic and sinister, the three brothers have come to stay. Only 17-year-old Harry questions their strange ways, but even she isn't sure what is real anymore: are they really related to Teddy Carnival, said to have drowned on that beach many years ago, or are they tricksters - conjured by her overactive imagination? This will be a Christmas to be remembered, where long-buried secrets will be revealed and no one will ever be quite the same.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
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