• Afakasi Woman
    Afakasi Woman
    ISBN: 9780995106598
    Title: Afakasi Woman
    Author: YOUNG LANI WENDT

    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
    $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
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  • 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

    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
    $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
    $30.00
  • Aspiring
    Aspiring
    ISBN: 9780995122949
    Title: Aspiring
    Author: WILKINS DAMIEN

    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
    $22.00
  • Awa & the Dream Realm #1 Dreamweavers
    Awa & the Dream Realm #1 Dreamweavers
    ISBN: 9780473495749
    Title: Awa & the Dream Realm #1 Dreamweavers
    Author: RITCHIE ISA PEARL


    What if dreams are more real than waking life?


    Life is already complicated enough for Awa Bryant when she starts having weird dreams - waking dreams - and strange coincidences start appearing in her real life.


    She meets dreamcharmer, Veila, a quirky glowing creature who helps to guide Awa through the mysterious Dreamrealm.


    At first the Dreamrealm is a glorious escape from Awa's daily struggles but something is not right... Soon Awa discovers she has a bigger quest, and everything she cares about is at stake. Will she be brave enough to face her fears and save her friends?



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
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  • 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
    $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
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  • Bone Bearer #3 Telesa
    Bone Bearer #3 Telesa
    ISBN: 9780995106734
    Title: Bone Bearer #3 Telesa
    Author: YOUNG LANI WENDT


    The Bone Bearer (Telesa #3)
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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
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  • Bugs
    Bugs
    ISBN: 9781775501336
    Title: Bugs
    Author: HEREAKA WHITI

    Bugs is about the unfolding lives of three young people in their last year of school in small-town New Zealand. Life is slow, and it seems not much happens in town or in Jez and Bugs's lives. But when Stone Cold arrives, the three come to different conclusions about how to deal with being trapped in a small town and at the bottom of the heap.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • Changeover
    Changeover
    ISBN: 9781869713553
    Title: Changeover
    Author: MAHY MARGARET

    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
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  • 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
    $28.00
  • Deadhead
    Deadhead
    ISBN: 9780995117471
    Title: Deadhead
    Author: WOOD GLENN

    The story starts with the death of Constable Garrett... and continues with his resurrection as a conscious cyborg initially controlled by Spencer Langley aged 13, inventor, entrepreneur and car thief. Things get even more complicated with the introduction of sinister criminals and Garrett’s ex partner. Includes graphic replays every third chapter for the entertainment of all.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • 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
    $25.00
  • Enemy at the Gate
    Enemy at the Gate
    ISBN: 9780473521707
    Title: Enemy at the Gate
    Author: WERRY PHILIPPA

    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
    $23.00
  • F2m: The Boy Within
    F2m: The Boy Within
    ISBN: 9781876462901
    Title: F2m: The Boy Within
    Author: KENNEDY RYAN & EDWARDS HAZEL

    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
    $25.00
  • Facing the Shadows #3 Dreamweavers
    Facing the Shadows #3 Dreamweavers
    ISBN: 9780473534028
    Title: Facing the Shadows #3 Dreamweavers
    Author: RITCHIE ISA PEARL

    From the outside, Awa seems like a normal teen, struggling with anxiety over school and friendships. However, secretly, she holds a rare power. She is a Dreamweaver, one who walks between worlds: that of waking life and the Dreamrealm. Now, she’s finally managed to master some of her powers and alchemise the shadow fragments that were plaguing the beautiful Dreamrealm, but she knows there’s so much more that has to be done in order to face the terrifying Shadow. Awa loves exploring the Dreamrealm. She develops the power to visit her school friends in their dreams, even though they don't know she's a Dreamweaver. That backfires when her best friend Ella is kidnapped in a dream, causing her to come down with a mysterious illness in her waking life. Awa must do everything she can to save Ella... but she has no idea what! And to make matters worse, Veila, her friend and guide, has gone missing. Awa knows she must act quickly because Ella and Veila's lives are at stake, and she's going to need all the help she can get, even if that means recruiting her other friends to help! "A series to get kids hooked" - The Sapling

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
    $24.00
  • 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
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  • Finding
    Finding
    ISBN: 9780143772392
    Title: Finding
    Author: HILL DAVID


    Master storyteller David Hill traces the fortunes of two New Zealand families over seven generations, through wars, depressions, disasters, protest and social change in this exciting novel for intermediate readers.
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    A family boards a ship bound for New Zealand. What will they find there?

    Tests lie ahead – war, earthquakes, protest marches, brushes with death.

    And so do some thrilling discoveries . . .

    Master storyteller David Hill traces the fortunes of two New Zealand families, through seven generations and over 130 years of fast-flowing change, in this exciting and richly rewarding novel for intermediate readers.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
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  • 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
    $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
    $21.00
  • Haunting
    Haunting
    ISBN: 9781869713676
    Title: Haunting
    Author: MAHY MARGARET


    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
    $20.00
  • I Am Not Esther #1 Esther Trilogy
    I Am Not Esther #1 Esther Trilogy
    ISBN: 9781869799076
    Title: I Am Not Esther #1 Esther Trilogy
    Author: BEALE FLEUR

    A classic bestseller that's been in print for over 20 years, this gripping YA thriller follows a teenage girl caught in a religious cult. Imagine that your mother tells you she's going away. She is going to leave you with relatives you've never heard of - and they are members of a strict religious cult. Your name is changed, and you are forced to follow the severe set of social standards set by the cult. There is no television, no radio, no newspaper. No mirrors. You must wear long, modest clothes. You don't know where your mother is, and you are beginning to question your own identity. I am not Esther is a gripping psychological thriller written by New Zeaand Post Children's Book Awards-winning children's writer Fleur Beale. In Esther she creates an enthralling and utterly compelling portrait of a teenager going through her worst nightmare.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
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  • I Am Rebecca #2 Esther Trilogy
    I Am Rebecca #2 Esther Trilogy
    ISBN: 9781775535492
    Title: I Am Rebecca #2 Esther Trilogy
    Author: BEALE FLEUR

    Life inside a religious cult becomes too much for 16-year-old Rebecca when she finds out who she is to marry. When she turns 14, Rebecca will find out who she is to marry. All the girls in her strict religious sect must be married just after their 16th birthdays.Her twin sister Rachel desperately wants to marry the boy she's given her heart to. All Rebecca wants is to have a husband who is kind, but both girls know the choice is not theirs to make. But what will the future hold for Rebecca? Is there a dark side to the rules which have kept her safe? Can the way ahead be so simple when the community is driven by secrets and hidden desires? Award-winning YA writer Fleur Beale's gripping sequel to the bestselling classic I am not Esther is a psychological thriller.

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

    K's first real try at breaking the rules proves to be a bit of disaster. The constant wondering what might have happened if only she had chosen differently. But then that disaster meant she met a boy, she learnt the truth, and she just might get to save a life - the life of a whale. Family secrets once again come to the fore in this new novel from Adele Broadbent. Themes of first love, pushing the boundaries of parental control, the consequences of small lies, and the mate-ships formed through Project Jonah.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
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  • Into the Flames: A Royal Orchid Prequel
    Into the Flames: A Royal Orchid Prequel
    ISBN: 9780473512378
    Title: Into the Flames: A Royal Orchid Prequel
    Author: MEAD DENIKA


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
  • Juno of Taris #1 Juno
    Juno of Taris #1 Juno
    ISBN: 9781869419882
    Title: Juno of Taris #1 Juno
    Author: BEALE FLEUR

    Juno of Taris is the compelling new novel from Fleur Beale. It explores the struggle of Juno, a young teen on the verge of adulthood, who is torn between her need to fit in and belong in her society, and her growing discomfort and questioning of that society's rules. Your ordinary teen? Not quite! Because Juno lives - in the not-too-distant future - on Taris, a bubble-covered island in the Pacific, to which a select few hundred people were evacuated when Earth's inhabitants took everything just a bit too far and began to self-destruct. On Taris there are many rules governing appearance, behaviour, even procreation . but all are for the good of the community, to ensure the survival of humankind. Or are they? As Taris' protected environment begins to break down and Juno's questioning nature takes hold, she uncovers some startling inconsistencies in many of the 'factual' histories she has grown up with. She also begins to develop some quite startling, almost supernatural, abilities. As Juno faces increasing danger, she finds allies in the most surprising places. Juno of Taris examines many themes: peer pressure, environmental breakdown, the fictionalization of history, societal control and challenging authority but perhaps most of all, it is a thoroughly good read from one of our very best writers for young adults.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
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  • Laura Dean Keeps Breaking up with Me
    Laura Dean Keeps Breaking up with Me
    ISBN: 9781626722590
    Title: Laura Dean Keeps Breaking up with Me
    Author: TAMAKI MARIKO

    Laura Dean, the most popular girl in high school, was Frederica Riley's dream girl: charming, confident, and SO cute. There's just one problem: Laura Dean is maybe not the greatest girlfriend.


    Reeling from her latest break up, Freddy's best friend, Doodle, introduces her to the Seek-Her, a mysterious medium, who leaves Freddy some cryptic parting words: break up with her. But Laura Dean keeps coming back, and as their relationship spirals further out of her control, Freddy has to wonder if it's really Laura Dean that's the problem. Maybe it's Freddy, who is rapidly losing her friends, including Doodle, who needs her now more than ever. Fortunately for Freddy, there are new friends, and the insight of advice columnists like Anna Vice to help her through being a teenager in love.


    Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O'Connell bring to life a sweet and spirited tale of young love that asks us to consider what happens when we ditch the toxic relationships we crave to embrace the healthy ones we need.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Limping Man #3 Salt Trilogy
    Limping Man #3 Salt Trilogy
    ISBN: 9781921656293
    Title: Limping Man #3 Salt Trilogy
    Author: GEE MAURICE

    The Limping Man is small, wizened and cruel, but his subjects worship him, chanting as he arrives for the burning of the witches. He holds all who come near him in his psychic web, making them bow down and serve his will. And he is raising an army to destroy the humans and Dwellers. Hana escapes the Limping Man's henchmen as they come to take her mother. When she meets Ben, son of Lo, they set out on a dangerous quest to rid the world of the evil Limping Man. But first they must discover the secret to his power. The Limping Man is the third book of the Salt Trilogy, a compelling fantasy adventure from one of New Zealand's finest writers.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Lore
    Lore
    ISBN: 9781786541529
    Title: Lore
    Author: BRACKEN ALEXANDRA


    From the No.1 New York Times bestselling author of THE DARKEST MINDS comes a high-octane story of power, destiny and redemption. A lifetime ago, Lore Perseous left behind the brutal, opulent world of the Agon families - ancient Greek bloodlines that participate in a merciless game every seven years. A game that is about to begin again ...

    For centuries, Zeus has punished the gods with a game called the Agon, which turns them mortal for one week, and at the mercy of being hunted by those with godly ambitions. Only a handful of the original Greek gods remain, the rest replaced by the mortals who killed them and ascended.

    After her family's sadistic murder by a rival bloodline, Lore escapes and vows to repay her parents' sacrifice by doing one thing - surviving. For seven years, she has pushed back dark thoughts of revenge against the man responsible for their murder, a man by the name of Wrath who has attained unimaginable power. Except for one week, every seven years. A week that is fast approaching ...

    When Lore comes home on the first night of the Agon to find Athena gravely wounded on her doorstep, the goddess offers her an alliance; they have a mutual enemy, after all. But as the world trembles under the force of Wrath - a god with the power to destroy all of humanity - will Lore's decision to bind her fate with Athena's come back to haunt her?



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $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
    $20.00
  • Neands
    Neands
    ISBN: 9780995117648
    Title: Neands
    Author: SALMON DAN



    What if evolution got it wrong and the human race was threatened at the very core of its DNA? Charlie (14) is living in a time when a strange virus is affection sections of the homosapien race. They are becoming more hostile, more aggressive. It seems there is a throwback to the Neand gene that is being transmitted by a virus and altering peoples DNA.

    As his parents, schoolmates, friends and authority figures succumb to the virus or disappear, Charlie and his friends undertake a dangerous journey to find some answers.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
    $24.00
  • Nga Waituhi o Rehua
    Nga Waituhi o Rehua
    ISBN: 9781775500063
    Title: Nga Waituhi o Rehua
    Author: MATAIRA KATARINA

    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
    $35.00
  • Rift
    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
    $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
    $21.00
  • 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
    $20.00
  • Spearo: A Spearfishing Adventure
    Spearo: A Spearfishing Adventure
    ISBN: 9780995117525
    Title: Spearo: A Spearfishing Adventure
    Author: SCOTT MARY-ANNE

    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
    $24.00
  • Tattooist of Auschwitz: YA Edition
    Tattooist of Auschwitz: YA Edition
    ISBN: 9781760686031
    Title: Tattooist of Auschwitz: YA Edition
    Author: MORRIS HEATHER

    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
    $28.00
  • 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
    $20.00
  • Under the Mountain
    Under the Mountain
    ISBN: 9780143305019
    Title: Under the Mountain
    Author: GEE MAURICE

    Beneath the extinct volcanoes surrounding the city, giant creatures are waking from a spellbound sleep that has lasted thousands of years. Their goal is the destruction of the world. Rachel and Theo Matheson are twins. Apart from having red hair, there is nothing remarkable about them - or so they think. They are horrified to discover that they have a strange and awesome destiny. Only the Matheson twins can save the world from the terror of what is under the mountain.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.00
    $21.00
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