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I'm a truck driver

by Jonathan London

There are many different kinds of trucks to drive. You can dig up dirt with a power shovel, lift steel beams with a giant crane, flatten tar with a steamroller, and push away snow with a snowplow. Preschoolers will love watching the little boy and girl in the story as they sit in the driver's seat of twelve big trucks.




by David Walliams

Meet Geronimo – the baby penguin who has one dream and one dream only – and that is to fly! But everyone knows penguins can’t fly… or can they? With a little help from his dad and friends, baby Geronimo discovers that even the wildest of dreams can come true.



Soldier dog

by Sam Angus

Stanley's dad hasn't been the same since his wife died and his eldest son went off to fight in the war. Now Stanley is either invisible to his dad or the object of one of his rages, and his only friend is his dad's prizewinning greyhound, Rocket. But one day Rocket escapes, and the result is a litter of non-thoroughbred puppies that Da says will all have to be drowned, even Stanley's favourite puppy, Solider. Stanley is so angry with his father that he runs away and enlists in the army to train as a messenger dog handler, and despite being far too young he's soon heading to France with a great Dane called Bones by his side.


Whetu Toa and the magicianDECCFWHETU TOA

by Steph Matuku

When Whetu’s mother takes a job at a magician’s house and farm, Whetu becomes the animal keeper, looking after some unusual animals, including a troublesome white rabbit called Errant. Errant's been playing around with magic and done something he can't undo. Rather than face the magician, he disappears, and Whetu becomes the magician's new assistant. At a royal magic performance, it's all going well until Errant reappears. Now, Whetu must save the day and do something amazing with the magic in her fingertips"--Publisher information.


DECCFSUPERBADSuperbad (Bad guys # 8)

by Aaron Blabey

The INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE of HEROES want you! But what are they looking for exactly? GIGANTIC MUSCLES? SUPER SPEED? MIND POWERS? SHAPE-SHIFTING AWESOMENESS? Possibly. But are they looking for a nude Wolf? An unconscious Piranha? A muffin-stealing Snake? And a... toaster with a fin and really big teeth? DUH! WHY WOULD YOU EVEN ASK THAT?! Knuckleheads Assemble.




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Kate Sheppard : leading the way for women

by Maria Gill

When Kate Sheppard was a young lady jauntily exploring the streets of her new home in Christchurch, the world was a different place. Women did not ride bicycles or participate in outdoor activities like sports. And they certainly were not allowed to vote. But Kate wanted to do more, and she knew that women deserved the same opportunities as their male counterparts. Her campaign would become the battle of a lifetime.


DECCNFUNIKITTYUnikitty's guide to being happy

by Howie Dewin

Princess Unikitty presents guidelines and tips for staying positive no matter what, making sure that every day is the happiest and most creative ever.





Wonders of the world : an interactive tour of marvels and monuments

by Isabel Otter

Embark on an interactive tour of the wonders of the world, from the ancient to the modern, as well as its natural marvels. From the Great Pyramid of Giza to the Taj Mahal and on to the Grand Canyon - every page is bursting with amazing facts and vibrant illustrations.


DECCNFEARTHQUAKESEarthquakes! : shaking New Zealand

by Maria Gill

What causes earthquakes? And why does New Zealand have so many? Thousands of earthquakes occur in New Zealand every year - some so small we don't feel them, and some big enough to cause significant damage. Maria Gill explains everything about this natural phenomenon, providing information for what to do during an earthquake and exploring some of the earthquakes through history



DECCNFfakersFakers : an insider's guide to cons, hoaxes, and scams

by H.P. Wood

In this era of daily online hoaxes, it's easy to be caught off-guard. Fakers arms kids with information, introducing them to the funniest, weirdest, and most influential cons and scams in human history. Profiles of con artists will get readers thinking about motivation and consequence, and practical tips will help protect them from falsehoods. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is--except in the case of this book!

Updated 04/12/2018