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Bendy Wendy and the fire truck

by Patricia Chapman

It's night-time in the warehouse, but Pallet Jack can't sleep. Something is wrong. He discovers a fire and sets out to wake the others. Together, the forklifts get everybody out safely. 


MARCHCFORIGAMIHow do I make origami?

by Elton Jones

A girl learns how to do origami on a rainy day.



marchcffuryFury's Ghost (Fury #1)

by Sue Perkins

Fury's family leave the city for a six month visit to rural New Zealand. They stay in an old house belonging to her mother's family but who is the ghostly figure in a hidden attic room and why is Fury the only one who can see her? She learns the ghost is the spirit of the original owner who has been trapped in the room for one hundred years.



marchcfginaWhen Gina pressed enter : a time-travel adventure

by Elise De Silva

Gina needs to get cracking on her dreaded Rembrandt assignment. It's due in three days, and she hasn't even started it yet! She'd much rather play with the smartphone Dad just bought for her birthday. Tthere are heaps of cool apps already installed, but one in particular catches her eye. Quantum Timeline, The latest time-travel application from future Industries Inc



marchcfcatchstarCatch a falling star

by Meg McKinlay

It's 1979 and the sky is falling. Skylab, that is. Somewhere high above Frankie Avery, one of the world's first space stations is tumbling to Earth. And rushing back with it are old memories. Things twelve-year-old Frankie thought she'd forgotten. Things her mum won't talk about, and which her little brother Newt never knew. Only ... did he? Does he? Because as Skylab circles closer, Newt starts acting strangely. And while the world watches the sky, Frankie keeps her own eyes on Newt. Because if anyone's going to keep him safe, it's her. It always has been. But maybe this is something bigger than splinters and spiders and sleepwalking. 



marchcnfwetaGentle giant : Wetapunga

by Annemarie Florian

Meet Wetapunga, long-time resident of Gondwandaland, Planet Earth. Learn about the modest, unassuming lifestyle of this ancient insect - what it eats, where it lives, how it keeps safe and defends itself. Intensely rich illustrations and a measured, poetic voice beautifully capture its real-life story


marchcnfnatgeokidsInfopedia 2019

by National Geographic kids

This year's includes the latest information about what's new and newsy in our world, special dates to anticipate, fresh features, and much more. It's packed with incredible photos; tons of fun facts, crafts, and activities; and fascinating features about animals, science, nature, technology, and more. New features include an updated Fun and Games chapter filled with all-new games, jokes, and comics; all new weird-but-true facts, crafts, and activities; 19 Facts for 2019 feature in every chapter; updated reference material; and much more. 


marchcnfelizaEliza & the white camellia : a story of suffrage in New Zealand

by Debbie McCauley

This children's book is a Suffrage 125 project and spans Eliza's life, from poverty, emigration, elections, illegitimate children, women and the vote, the trial of Minnie Dean and the formation of the National Council of Women, concluding the month following the start of World War I. Lavishly illustrated with a mix of original artwork, photographs and ephemera. 


marchcnfrocksgemInfographics. Rocks & gems

by Holly Duhig

From the centre of the earth to the tops of the mountains, from solid slabs to sparkling sapphires, rocks, well, rock! Explore how rocks are formed, what we use them for and how beautiful they can be in the bright and fascinating infographic title.



marchcnfbeastsNew Zealand's backyard beasts

by Ned Barraud

In the garden, creeping along branches, hiding under stones or flitting from flower to flower, a whole universe of creatures is waiting to be discovered. Butterflies, moths, beetles, wasps, spiders... what have you found in your backyard? Did you know that chorus cicadas live underground for most of their life? That bumblebees have smelly feet? That some species of stick insect are all female? Or that earwigs don't actually crawl into ears?


Updated 04/03/2019