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Best Books for Summer Hoihoi Turituri By Soledad Bravi;

Picture Books Oi Puppies!

By Kes Gray and Jim Field Another brilliantly funny, rhyming read-aloud picture book, jam-packed with cute puppies and silliness, from the multi-award-winning creators of Oi Frog! Dog is looking after some puppies. Quite a few puppies, actually, and none of them will sit! Not even on guppies. They’re getting a little out of hand but luckily Frog’s got a cunning plan . . .

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By Sophie Dahl and Lauren O’Hara Mabel lives with her parents in The Mermaid Hotel. One day a particularly in-ter-est-ing old lady comes to stay. There is something very suspicious about her growly voice and her beady-eyed tortoise. Mabel decides this guest is a SUPERVILLAIN. But even supervillains have a soft side... A lovely story about an unlikely friendship and wild imagination.

The Dinky Donkey

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By Craig Smith and Katz Cowley 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 cute little donkey has beautiful long eyelashes, loves to listen to music, paints her hooves bright pink, She’s a blinky, funky, pinky . . you know how it goes . . . dinky donkey!

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Where’s Spot? Book and Toy Gift Set By Eric Hill

Madame Badobedah

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translated by Ruia Aperahama A Te Reo Māori edition of the fantastic The Noisy Book. Ka āuuuuu te wūruhi (The wolf goes aaooooo), Ka kihi kihi a Māmā (Mother goes kiss kiss) This unique board book is full of bright, bold illustrations and lots of noises to make perfect to share with a baby or toddler.

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Join the hunt to find lovable puppy, Spot, in Eric Hill’s classic lift-the-flap tale. This is the perfect first book for toddlers - the playful text is wonderful for reading together, and the hide-and-seek flaps encourage curiosity. This set includes a board book and a cuddly Spot soft toy.

Just Because

By Mac Barnett and Isabelle Arsenault Why is the ocean blue? What is the rain? What happened to the dinosaurs? It’s time for bed, but one child is too full of questions about the world to go to sleep. Little ones and their parents will be charmed and delighted as a patient father offers up increasingly creative responses to his child’s night-time wonderings.

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Two For Me, One For You

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Sofia Valdez, Future Prez

By Andrea Beaty and David Roberts When her abuelo hurts his ankle at the local landfill, Sofia has an idea to build a park in its place. She’s told she can’t but Sofia won’t take no for an answer. Another great rhyming story of pluck and perseverance from the creators of Rosie Revere, Engineer.

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By Jörg Mϋhle Bear finds three tasty mushrooms on her way home through the woods. Her friend Weasel cooks them up. But the friends now have a problem that all kids will relate to: how to share three between two? In this hilarious story Fox ‘helps’ solve the problem...but what will happen when Weasel produces 3 strawberries for dessert?

Special Gift The House of Madame M

By Clotilde Perrin A large-format liftthe-flaps visit to the haunted house of Madame M. Enjoy the thrill of uncovering what lurks in the $ .99 wardrobe or behind the door. Each room is full of surprises to make even the bravest shiver. Full of humour and detail, this book, by the creator of last year’s ‘Inside the Villains’, will mesmerise readers of all ages.

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The Runaways

Early Chapter Books Ask Hercules Quick

Grandpa’s in the hospital and making trouble. He wants to go back one last time to the place he was happiest—the island where he lived with Grandma. But Grandpa is not allowed out of hospital so he and Gottfried Junior are forced to take things into their own hands and become runaways. A funny and tender inter-generational love story.

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By Ursula Dubosarsky

‘How much money do I have in my piggy bank?’ asked Hercules. ‘Actually,’ said Aunt Alligator, ‘I don’t think you have a piggy bank, Hercules.’ Hercules sighed. No piggy bank, no money. I need a job, he thought. A hilarious and entertaining story about a boy who does a series of odd jobs for his eccentric neighbours.

The Curse of the School Rabbit

Special Gift The Gobbledegook Book: A Joy Cowley Anthology

By Judith Kerr

Snowflake is the school rabbit, and Snowflake is TROUBLE. At least that’s what Tommy thinks, and when Snowflake is unexpectedly left for him to look after and EVERYTHING starts to go wrong, it looks like Tommy might be right. This is a laugh-out-loud story of a boy, a rabbit, and a lot of bad luck, by the amazing Judith Kerr.

Illustrated by Giselle Clarkson

Joy Cowley’s favourite stories, poems and nonsense rhymes collected in a hardback gift volume for the family to treasure. This collection includes much-loved classics such as Greedy Cat $ .99 and Nicketty-Nacketty Noo Noo Noo and is perfect for reading aloud. Fully illustrated with humour and energy, this lovely book will bring joy to a new generation.

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Teen Reads

The gods are dead. Decades ago they tore each other apart. But are they really gone forever? When 15-year-old Hark finds the still-beating heart of a terrifying deity, he risks everything to keep it so he can save the life of his best friend Jelt. But with the heart, Jelt gradually and eerily transforms... Another riveting fantasy by the author of $ .99 The Lie Tree.

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One of NZ’s most loved YA series. Written in the 80s, the four books have been republished in one volume. They follow the life of Alex, a fifteen year-old champion swimmer aiming for the 1960 Rome Olympics. But these books aren’t just about swimming. This a coming-of age story about love and loss and the trials and joys of being a teenager.

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The Toll By Neal Shusterman

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Deeplight By Frances Hardinge

Alex: The Quartet By Tessa Duder

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By Ulf Stark

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It’s been three years since Rowan and Citra disappeared; since Scythe Goddard came into power; since the Thunderhead closed itself off to everyone but Grayson Tolliver. In this pulse-pounding, explosive finale to the Arc of Scythe trilogy, constitutions are tested and old friends are brought back from the dead. (#1 Scythe, #2 Thunderhead)

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Jelly By Clare Rees

After a traumatic event that no one can talk about or even quite remember, Martha, her friends and several others are stuck on a giant killer jellyfish, tantalisingly close to the shore and safety. They’ve had enough. They’re either going to escape, or die trying. A YA novel like no other, Jelly is touching, funny and truly unique.

New Books From Your Favourite

Fountains of Silence

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By Ruta Sepetys Visiting Madrid in 1957 wealthy American Daniel Matheson, meets Ana, a hotel maid, whose family is suffering under the fascist dictatorship of General Franco. Their lives and hearts collide as they unite to uncover the hidden darkness within the city. Master Storyteller Ruta Sepetys once again examines the dark side of history in this novel about identity and the hidden violence of silence.

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The Top Secret Interdimensional Notes of Buttons McGinty

Books For 8-13 Years #Tumeke! By Michael Petherick #Tumeke! brings you the lives, loves and larrikin spirit of an inner-city neighbourhood in the lead-up to Waitangi day. This unique and uniquely NZ story is told through texts, Instagram posts, emails, fliers, committee minutes, and the reliably bonkers community noticeboard. Stuffed with big personalities, surprising friendships and a little intrigue, #Tumeke! brims with creativity and comedy, and everyday heartaches, too.

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Guts By Raina Telgemeier Raina wakes up one night with a terrible upset stomach. It soon becomes clear that Raina’s tummy trouble isn’t going away... and it coincides with her worries about food, school, and changing friendships. What’s going on? Raina Telgemeier brings us a thoughtful, charming, and funny true story in graphic form about growing up and gathering the courage to face and $ conquer your fears.

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The Unexpected Find By Toby Ibbotson Innocent William, left alone at Christmas by his mother, and Judy, whose Iranian father disappears on a rescue mission, are thrown together on a journey across Europe in search of Judy’s father. They make it to Sweden with the help of the slightly mysterious Mr Balderson. There is more than one unexpected find in this story as well as wonderfully unexpected friendships and a fascinating setting. $ .99

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White Bird By R.J. Palacio

The Glimme By Emily Rodda The Glimme follows Finn as he gets caught up in a war between the dragons and everyone else. There will be twists and turns, danger, battle and new friends, as Finn tries to help save the day and decide if he wants to stay. Filled with wonderful illustrations this is a beautiful gifty hardback for all fantasy fans by .99 one of Australia’s finest writers.

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The Fowl Twins By Eoin Colfer

By Rhys Darby Comedian Darby delivers more words AND more pictures in his second hilarious book for kids. Buttons McGinty is back and this time he’s travelling through space and time...in search of his parents (missing, presumed missing). A laugh-out-loud mystery-comedy series that will blow your mind and improve your morse code skills!

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White Bird reveals a new side to Julian (Auggie Pullman’s bully in ‘Wonder’) as he discovers the moving tale of his grandmother, who was hidden from the Nazis as a young Jewish girl in occupied France during the Second World War. An unforgettable, unputdownable graphic novel about strength, courage and the power of kindness to change hearts, build bridges, and even save lives.

Frostheart By Jamie Littler

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Way out in the furthest part of the monster-infested Snow Sea, Ash waits for his missing parents with his grumpy yeti guardian. But when an accident reveals his amazing magical powers, Ash is whisked aboard the Frostheart - an explorer sleigh with a daring crew who need his help. Adventure and $ mystery await!

Myles and Beckett Fowl are 11-year-old twin brothers of the famous Artemis. The twins are left in the care of house security system, NANNI, for a single night. But they befriend a troll on the run and end up getting shot at, kidnapped, buried, arrested, and killed (temporarily). This epic adventure is the first in a new series that is sure to be just as thrilling as…

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

(Illustrated Edition) By J.K. Rowling and Jim Kay This stunning new fully illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire brings more breathtaking scenes and unforgettable characters to life. With paint, pencil and pixels, Kay conjures the wizarding world as we have never seen it before. Add this hefty hardback number 4 to your illustrated Harry Potter collection! A must have for every fan!


Non Fiction

Mophead

Edmonds: My First Cookbook

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Become an expert-afghan-baker or an award-winning-pizza-creator. With the iconic illustrated step-by-step layout of the original Junior Cookbook, you’ll find it super easy to learn to cook these classic New Zealand recipes. From breakfast through to dessert and everything in between, this collection of over 90 recipes will be the beginning of a life-long love of baking and cooking.

James Rhodes’ Playlist: The Rebels and Revolutionaries of Sound Bach. Mozart. Beethoven. Old guys with curly wigs, right? But trust me: those composers were the original rock stars. With jawdropping artwork and avant-garde design, this visually exquisite celebration of classical music is encased in a stunning slipcase and features a large fold-out poster. Fascinating facts and an online playlist curated by piano maestro and bestselling author James Rhodes.

The Adventures of Tupaia By Courtney Sina Meredith and Mat Tait The incredible story of Tupaia, Tahitian priest navigator, who sailed on board the Endeavour with Captain Cook on his first voyage to Aotearoa. Discover the important role Tupaia plays as translator and cultural interpreter. Written in dramatic prose and verse and stunningly illustrated in graphic style, this is an essential book for all New Zealanders.

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By Martin Jenkins and James Brown A stunningly illustrated guide to the fascinating world of plants and botanical history. Discover incredible facts and marvel at what plants can do in this beautiful book from conservation biologist Martin Jenkins, stylishly illustrated by print-maker James Brown. Discover how plants have evolved and continue to survive in extreme environments and most importantly, how crucial they are to our life on Planet Earth.

Wildlife of Aotearoa

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We Are All Greta: Be Inspired to Save the World

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A World of Plants

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By Selina Tusitala Marsh An inspirational graphic memoir by our fast-talking PI Poet Laureate, Selina Tusitala Marsh. At school, Selina is teased for her frizzy hair. Kids call her ‘mophead’. She ties her hair up and tries to fit in. Until one day...she decides to let her hair out, to embrace her difference, to be WILD! Full of wry humour, this book will appeal to young readers and adults alike.

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By Valetina Giannella With in-depth text and data, this necessary and timely book will answer readers’ questions on what climate change means, what its consequences will be, and what must be done to protect our world. Be inspired by Greta Thuenberg’s example and work out how you can make a difference too.

Three Kiwi Tales: More Fabulous Fix-It Stories from Wildbase Hospital By Janet Hunt Wildbase Hospital is a very special hospital for New Zealand’s very special animals, and in this book, author Janet Hunt focuses on the tales of three kiwi who have been treated there. The stories are fascinating and touching accounts of their different experiences. Wonderful photos, a lively text and an engaging design all $ combine to make this a superb book.

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Special Gift NZ

All of This Is for You

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By Ruby Jones Ruby Jones is the young illustrator behind the artwork ‘This is your home and you should have been safe here.’ Her witty, compassionate, beautifully observed drawings never fail to bring a smile of recognition, while her practical words of advice remind us how lucky we are - and how we can be kinder. A beautiful, thoughtful gift book for any person needing a little inspiration.

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Summer Reading 2019  

Best Children's Books for Christmas 2019 and the rest of summer as chosen by Dorothy Butler Children's Bookshop.

Summer Reading 2019  

Best Children's Books for Christmas 2019 and the rest of summer as chosen by Dorothy Butler Children's Bookshop.

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