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Old Truck backfires, graunches gears, won't start and often has to be towed. Retired, rejected and shut up in a shed, he feels old and useless. But to the children he is a much loved family member. Is this the end for Old Truck? In this award-winning picture book for 4-8 year olds, sisters Margery and... read more
NZ Junior Fiction
|Awards:||Top Title in Upstart magazine Purple Dragonfly - Honorable Mention: Best IllustrationsHonorable Mention: Picture Books 6 & Older |
Blowing up a cowshed - it sounds just like another 'tall tale'! But this farm tale really happened! In the 1960s and 70s it wasn't unusual for returned servicemen and their farmer sons to blow things up. For Jennifer and Margery, growing up on a farm in Hawkes... read more
The Dudgeon is coming! He's shy and polite, so why is everyone more and more alarmed as his arrival approaches? A hilarious and imaginative fantasy picture book from the much-loved creator of Hairy Maclary.
|Author:||Margaret Mahy (illus Chris Mould)|
NZ Junior Fiction
|Reading Level:||From 9 To 11|
|Awards:||Shortlisted for New Zealand Post Children's Book Award: Junior Fiction 2002.|
"I've lost my pendant and I've lost my memory," the captain said to himself. "Something terrible must have happened. I must remember. It really is a riddle!" When Sophie Sapwood discovers a whalebone pendant hidden in a chest of drawers, the ghost of Captain Cath... read more
What lies behind a Christmas tree with a strangely glowing blue light shining like a star at this special time? And what is happening in the deep forest behind? And if the Little People themselves were to come back at Christmas, now why do you think that would b... read more
The Tidy Street parents are on the warpath. 'Leave this street,' they say to Quin Majik. 'Immediately.' Of course Quin isn't going anywhere. Instead he and Fred Smart hatch a scheme with stilts, codes and cunning to liberate the Tidy Street kids fro... read more
The parents of Tidy Street have decided that Quin Majik is a Bad Influence, and he may no longer see his friend, Fred Smart. But all this changes when Fred's dad gets marooned on the roof of the Smart family home. Quin and Fred are allowed to invent toget... read more
What if something terrible happened and it was your fault? Vili and his mates are having a water fight on a hot summer's day. When the game gets out of hand, someone gets hurt and Vili finds himself cleaning up a messy situation of his own making. An action packed story for ages 6-9.
At the center of the novel Kim Deitch deftly places himself and his wife Pam– a passionate collector of Halloween cats from the 1920s and 30s, whose collection is impressive to say the least. But when she buys a mysterious old cat costume, she and Kim find themselves in wholly ... read more
When the 5,000-year-old djinni Bartimaeus is summoned by Nathaniel, a young magician's apprentice, he expects to have to do nothing more taxing than a little levitation or a few simple illusions. But Nathaniel is a precocious talent and has someth... read more
Mark Antony, famous warrior and legendary lover, expects that he will be Julius Caesar's successor. But when Caesar is murdered, his eighteenÃ�Â�Ã�Â¢Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�yearÃ�Â�&A... read more
The very first children s book from multi-million bestselling adult author Clive Cussler! A fun and thrilling adventure from the grand master of the action adventure novel for readers of 9+. Ten-year-old twins Lacey and Casey are given a magical gift by a very mysterio... read more