|Series:||Australian Children's Classics|
Born in 1894, Facey lived the rough frontier life of a sheep farmer, survived the gore of Gallipoli, raised a family through the Depression and spent sixty years with his beloved wife, Evelyn. Despite enduring hardships we can barely imagine today, Facey always saw his life as a 'fortunate' one. A true classic of Australian l... read more
Why has Fido become a generic term for all dogs? Why did hundreds of people collect dog faeces - and sell it? Dogs never eat other dogs, so why is it a dog-eat-dog world? Did any dogs survive the 'Titanic'? What is a Yorkipoo? Do mad dogs really go out in the midday sun? 'Every Dog Has Its Day' pays homage to man's best frien... read more
How Music Works is David Byrne's buoyant celebration of a subject he has spent a lifetime thinking about. Equal parts historian and anthropologist, raconteur and social scientist, Byrne draws on his own work over the years with Talking Heads, Brian Eno, and his myriad collaborators - along with journeys to Wagnerian opera hou... read more
|Author:||Nancy C. Muir|
Easy-to-understand advice for seniors who want to get started using their laptops and tablets Laptop and tablet popularity is on the rise among computer buyers, including seniors. For anyone in the over-60 age group who is eager to get started with a laptop or tablet, this is the book for you! Laptops and tablets are ideal fo... read more
The perfect gift idea for mum on Mother's Day, her birthday, Christmas, or just to say I love you. Do you share everything from 'Twilight' to your Facebook password with your mum? Do you love your mum, but sometimes forget to tell her just how much? This book is a great way to tell your mum you care. Full of sayings, photos a... read more
Award-winning artist Soizick Meister presents a beautiful art book about Mr M., the mysterious and imaginative dreamer. Arcane, evocative words and rich language are used to tell this new tale of Mr. M, who has recently been liberated from the heavy memories and uncertainties. But now he realises he is still missing something... read more
The complete beginner's guide to navigating the night sky
1969. A veteran secret agent. A single mission. A licence to kill. James Bond returns.
|Author:||Charles M. Schultz|
As we rush toward the end of Peanuts' second full decade, Snoopy finds himself almost completely engrossed in his persona as the World War I Flying Ace. Still, Snoopy looms large, so this volume (a particularly Snoopy-heavy one) sees him arm-wrestling Lucy as the "Masked Marvel" and then taking off for Petaluma for the natio... read more
"When love beckons to you follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep". (The Prophet, On Love). The time has come for the revered Prophet to leave Orphalese. Before he departs, people gather around him and ask him to speak of love, marriage, time, sorrow, friendship and children. The Prophet's replies are illuminating and ... read more
Our planet's environmental future is usually described in terms of doom and despair. But now, for the first time, The World We Made presents a credible, positive vision of our planet that is green, fair, connected and collaborative. Part history, part personal memoir, The World We Made reveals how it is possible to reach a ge... read more
|Author:||Leonard S. Marcus|
Finalist for the LIANZA Children's Book Awards 2011
Finalist in 2011 New Zeland Post Children's Book Awards
* 50 Best Children's Books of 2010 (across all ages)
Everybody tells her how dogs should be, but this girl knows better.
This is a delightfully warm story about a little girl and her unruly, loveable best friend.
Winner of the LIANZA Illustration Award – Russell Clark Award for 2013
Finalist Picture Book New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards 2013
Harvey wants to bake a great cake, but doesn't have all the ingredients. That doesn't stop him. Harvey can make cakes from the most amazing things!
Beautiful alphabet picture book about Auckland, with lively illustrations of landmarks from the entire Auckland area. It covers natural landmarks like Rangitoto, the Waitakeres and various coastlines; man-made landmarks such as the Sky Tower, the Civic theatre, the zoo and Jellicoe Park - to name just a few. It also has a ter... read more
The godwits are an iconic bird species with a long bill which migrate each year from New Zealand/Aotearoa through East Asia and the Pacific to the Alaskan Arctic regions. A girl and her grandmother (Baba Didi) are on a beach watching the godwits and their epic migration is charmingly told touching on waves of human migration... read more
Flash is a playful young puppy, as they are. Unfortunately, his play seems to get him in trouble all the time, whether it be chasing the cat, digging a hole in the garden to hide (or find) his bone, or even just bringing a stick to the door! But when all's said and done, he's a much-loved pet.
Tongariro is forced to battle three strong mountains, Taranaki, Tauhara and Putauaki, to keep his wife, Pihanga, safe from them. This is the story of how he successfully banishes them to the positions where they stand today.
Big Bouncer is the gruff and tough character from Why Do Dogs Sniff Bottoms? and in this new book from Dawn and Ross he finally has a story of his own. Still loud and 'boysy', Big Bouncer meets his match in the shape of a perfect woman from the 'posh side of town'. Will he be able to keep to his manly ways or will love mean ... read more
For the first time in paperback--the selected work of the legendary singer, poet, and performer. Stranger Music presents a magnificent cross-section of Cohen's work--including 11 previously unpublished poems--and demonstrates definitively that Cohen is a writer of dazzling intelligence and a force that transcends genres. With... read more