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The besties to the rescueThe besties to the rescue

by Jill McDonald

Oliver and Ruby have been besties forever. Oliver is trying to record Ruby's awesome trampoline flips in slow-mo, but he captures something else too. Cutie Pie, the cat from next door, is pouncing on a bird's nest! The baby bird is too young to fly. Will the besties be the best bird-parents ever?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The boys in the waka amaThe boys in the waka ama

by Angie Belcher

Tahi, rua, toru, wha! Hoea to waka! Meet the team of boys who are training hard for the big competition in this exciting story about waka ama racing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Iguana's bananasIguana's bananas

by Lesley Sims

Iguana is visiting her poorly friend, Sloth, taking a bunch of bananas as a present. But her attempts to cheer him up go horribly wrong... A fun rhyming story, specially written to develop phonemic awareness, with lively illustrations by David Semple. This book is ideal both for reading aloud and for children who are beginning to read for themselves.

 

 

 

 

Moa's ark
Moa's Ark

by Peter Millett

When Madam Martine asks Edmund to choose the dance for Stardust to perform at the Gala, it's never going to be an ordinary performance. Edmund is excited to make it something original, something incredible. A true extravaganza! On top of Edmund's Gala planning, he is helping Dad out at the family restaurant. Edmund wants to impress his dad with his amazing Gala performance. But with everything happening at the restaurant, will Dad even make it to the Gala? And will Edmund be able to pull off his grand plans?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grumpy UnicornGrumpy Unicorn : why me?

by Joey Spiotto

Not all unicorns are rainbows and sunshine. This book will introduce you to the one unicorn that isn't a sparkly and magical creature. In fact, he's downright grumpy. From party planning to looking tough, this grumpy guy will make you smile with all of his frowning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children's Non-Fiction
Space centre

Space Centre

by Anna Claybourne

Get ready to build your very own space centre! From rockets and rocket launchers to a Mars rover and a night sky projector, the step-by-step projects will give you all the instructions you need to make every element a model space centre needs. Every project has been designed to work using things you can find lying around at home, like disposable containers and packaging, and basic art and craft equipment. In the series Maker Models, each book focuses on a building and will go through creating various parts of the structure while learning about principles of design and engineering but also craft techniques - unleashing your creativity!

 

 

 

 

FairgroundFairground

by Anna Claybourne

From a carousel to the big wheels and roller coasters, the step-by-step projects will give you all the instructions you need to make every element a model fairground needs. Every project has been designed to work using things you can find lying around at home, like disposable containers and packaging, and basic art and craft equipment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The book of kings : magnificent monarchs, notorious nobles, and distinguished dudes who ruled the worldThe book of kings : magnificent monarchs, notorious nobles, and distinguished dudes who ruled the world

by National Geographic

They're kings wielding scepters and sitting on thrones, they're presidents and prime ministers leading their nations, or they're CEOs, scientists, sports stars, artists, and others who are changing the world. Welcome to The Book of Kings, where being a regal royal doesn't just mean wearing a crown.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The book of queens : legendary leaders, fierce females, and wonder women who ruled the worldThe book of queens : legendary leaders, fierce females, and wonder women who ruled the world

by National Geographic

They're queens wielding scepters and sitting on thrones, they're revolutionaries on the front lines, they're presidents and prime ministers leading their nation, or they're CEOs, scientists, sports legends, artists, and others who are changing the world. Welcome to The book of queens, where being a regal royal doesn't just mean wearing a crown. From Cleopatra to Beyonce, every leading lady in this book has had the guts, smarts, and strength it takes to lead. In these pages, you'll read about some who wielded their might for good and others who let their power go to their heads. Some you might recognize, while others might make you wonder why they went unnoticed until now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updated 19/05/2020