Children's Books. Page One


  • Row, Row, Row Your Waka
  • Dolphin Baby
  • Edge of the World
  • One Tiny Turtle
  • Weird and Wacky Fish
  • Seagull
  • Caught by the Sea
  • The Beagle with Charles Darwin
  • A 16th Century Galleon
  • 1000 Things Under the Sea
  • Map of the Prehistoric World
  • Map of the Milky Way
  • Out On The Water
  • SeadogThe Whopper
  • True Stories of Polar Adventures
  • Meet Great Explorers
  • Adrift
  • Meet Captain Cook
  • Big Book of Big Ships
  • Big Book of Big Sea Creatures
  • The Wreck of the Diddley
  • Herbert the Brave Sea Dog
  • Little Bear's Little Boat
  • The Cuckoo and the Warbler
  • The Whale Savers
  • One Smart Fish
  • Blackie the Fisher-Cat
  • Under the Ocean
  • At the Beach
  • On Plastic Bag Patrol
  • Toy Boat
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    ROW, ROW, ROW YOUR WAKA
    By Rebecca Larsen, Paperback, 0.21kg, 240mm x 250mm. Published 2017.
    New Zealand friends Pukuko, Kiwi and Hoiho go on a journey. Join them in their Waka, perform actions and sing along while you row, row, row....

    Book and song in English and Maori with a bonus CD sung by Paul Inia

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    DOLPHIN BABY
    By Nicola Davies. Illustrated by Brita Granstroem, Paperback, 0.21kg, 245mm x 270mm. Published 2013.
    Pop! Tail first, head last, Dolphin is born into the blue. He's brand new, but helped by his mother, he swims up, up, up to take his first breath. Readers are invited to join the baby calf as he follows his mom and discovers all there is to know about life under the sea, from catching his first fish to learning how to say his name with his very own whistle. Nicola Davies's lyrical narrative and intriguing facts are accompanied by Brita Granström's colorful illustrations, pulsing with the energy and movement of dolphins in their natural habitat

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    EDGE OF THE WORLD
    By Ian Trevaskis. Illustrated by Wayne Harris, Paperback, 0.17kg, 190mm x 280mm. Published 2014.
    Nobody smiled in the village at the edge of the world.

    The wind blew cold, snow lay thick on the ground and each day the villagers went about their lives with heavy hearts.

    That was until the day Toby McPhee sailed out to the very edge of the world and found just what was needed to bring joy back to their lives.

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    ONE TINY TURTLE
    By Nicola Davies. Illustrated by Jane Chapman, Paperback, 0.17kg, 231mm x 250mm. Published 2016.
    Far, far out at sea lives one of the world's most mysterious creatures, the loggerhead turtle. For thirty years she swims the oceans, wandering thousands of miles as she searches for food. Then, one summer night, she lands on a beach to lay her eggs — the very same beach where she herself was born. Nicola Davies's lyrical text offers fascinating information about the journey of the tiny, endangered loggerhead, while charming paintings by Jane Chapman vividly illustrate one turtle's odyssey.

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    WEIRD AND WACKY FISH
    By Nigel Marsh. Hardback, 0.45kg, 220mm x 285mm. Published 2016.
    With 33,100 species, fish are one of the most diverse and varied group of creatures on the Planet. These amazing aquatic animals have been around for over 530 million years, and in that time fish have evolved to take advantage of every marine and freshwater environment, which has led to the appearance of some very weird and wacky fish.

    Filled with fabulous pictures, this book will delight any young reader that is curious about the marine world.

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    SEAGULL
    By Danny Snell. Picture Flat, 0.14kg, 240mm x 250mm. Published 2016.
    Seagull loves to fly. It makes her heart sing. But when she gets caught in a tangle of fishing line on the beach, Seagull can only watch as other birds fly above. What can she do?

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    CAUGHT BY THE SEA My Life on Boats
    By Gary Paulsen. Paperback, 0.08kg, 108mm x 174mm. Published 2001.
    Gary Paulsen takes the readers along on his maiden voyage, proving that ignorance can be bliss. Also really stupid and incredibly dangerous. He tells of boats that have owned him – good, bad, and beloved – and how they got him through terrifying storms that he survived by sheer luck. His spare prose conjures up shark surprises and killer waves as well as moonlight on the sea, and makes readers feel what it’s like to sail under the stars or to lie at anchor in a tropical lagoon where dolphins leap, bathed in silver. Falling in love with the ocean set Gary Paulsen on a lifelong learning curve, and readers will understand why his passion has lasted to this day.

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    THE BEAGLE WITH CHARLES DARWIN
    By Fiona Macdonald & Mark Bergin. Paperback, 0.31kg, 223mm x 288mm, full colour illustrations. Published 2015.
    Step inside the Beagle with Charles Darwin and witness his voyage of discovery, from meeting Captain Fitzroy to his modest return nearly five years later.
    Superb illustrations, cutaway diagrams and maps provide an insight into the discoveries he made, the specimens he gathered and the conclusions he came to.

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    A 16TH CENTURY GALLEON
    By Richard Humble & Mark Bergin. Paperback, 0.31kg, 223mm x 288mm, full colour illustrations. Published 2010.
    Step aboard a mighty galleon and explore the technology of the first great age of sail. Learn how these magnificent ships were built and how their crews lived - and died.
    Chart the courses followed by the great explorers. Could you have survived a sea battle under the command of Sir Francis Drake or Sir Walter Raleigh? Superb illustrations and cutaway diagrams provide an insight into the ships layout and shows you where everything on board was located and stored.

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    1000 THINGS UNDER THE SEA
    By Nikki Dyson. Hardback, 0.78kg, 248mm x 295mm, full colour illustrations. Published 2016.
    A beautiful book with pictures of exactly 1000 fascinating things that can be found in our seas and oceans. From common seashore sights such as crabs and seagulls to deep sea creatures, enormous blue whales, colourful jellyfish and even undersea machines, every page is full of things for children to discover. Includes an index for easy reference.

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    Poster - Map of the Prehistoric World
    By Edition Habit Press. 0.235kg, 1480mm x 970mm, full colour poster.
    These fabulous Children's posters were a real hit a couple of years back and we are really pleased to be able to offer them to you again.
    The image on the left is zoomed into a part of the map to give you an idea of the detail that is on these posters.
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    Poster - Map of the Milky Way
    By Edition Habit Press. 0.235kg, 1480mm x 970mm, full colour poster.
    These fabulous Children's posters were a real hit a couple of years back and we are really pleased to be able to offer them to you again.
    The image on the left is zoomed into a part of the map to give you an idea of the detail that is on these posters.
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    OUT ON THE WATER
    By Tessa Duder. Softcover, 0.30kg, 154mm x 234mm, Black & White illustrations. Published 2014.
    For her first children's fiction in ten years, Out on the Water – Twelve Tales of the Sea, Tessa Duder has chosen a nautical theme: a brand-new collection of sea stories, illustrated by Bruce Potter

    There are stories about children learning the ropes of dinghy sailing, or kayaking up rivers, or sailing as crew in their family boats. Two have historical themes: the longest story explores what the experience of crossing the Tasman in 1882 in a tall ship might be like for a shy 12-year-old boy, and another shares with another boy the challenges of transporting 62 nearly wild cattle in a scow from Great Barrier Island to Auckland in the 1890s. Each of the twelve stories has a full-page illustration

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    SEADOG
    ByClaire Saxby & Tom Jellett. Softcover, 0.13kg, 230mm x 230mm, full colour illustrations. Published 2014.
    "Our dog is not a clean dog, a shiny dog, or a fluffy dog!" "Our dog is not a work dog, a round-em up and bring-em home dog", .."a run and scatter gulls dog"

    ' Our dog is not....." but what is our dog? This is a lovely well illustrated book for young crew, (and their dog)

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    THE WHOPPER
    ByBrett Avison. Hardcover, 0.56kg, 260mm x 260mm, full colour illustrations. Published 2016.
    When Charlie finds a little boat, a wild adventure at sea unfolds. He survives a storm, catches a whopper of a fish and is befriended by a whale. But is that a bear I see?.. Join Charlie and find out how his action packed day will end..

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    TRUE STORIES OF POLAR ADVENTURES
    ByPaul Dowswell. Softcover, 0.11kg, 130mm x 197mm, 142 Pages. Published 2016.
    A gripping collection of true stories of exploration and danger from the icy wastelands of Antarctica and the Arctic. Contains true life stories from the fated expedition of Captain Scott to Ernest Shackleton’s epic trek across the snow to save his crew trapped in the polar ice. Stories are illustrated with maps and line drawings and there are notes on sources and ideas for further reading.

    Gripping and engaging for readers who prefer real life to fiction and includes websites with video clips and more facts about the expeditions

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    GREAT EXPLORERS
    By Stewart Ross & Stephen Biesty. softcover, 0.57kg, 250mm x 286mm, Gatefold Cross-Section illustrations. Published 2013.
    From Pytheas the Greek, who sailed to the Arctic Circle without a compass, to Neil Armstrong landing on the moon - here are 14 extraordinary journeys by land, sea and air, each remarkable for the way it was made, for the technology behind it and for the inspiration it gave to future generations.

    Through gipping storytelling, fantastic fold-out cross sections, detailed maps and remarkable technical drawings - join the world's bravest explorers on some of the greatest journeys ever made.

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    ADRIFT
    By Paul Griffin. softcover, 0.21kg, 130mm x 195mm. Published 2015.
    A fast-paced young adult novel about four very different teens lost at sea with no one to count on but themselves.

    Matt and John are best friends, working-class guys trying to earn some money in Montauk for the summer. When they meet Driana, JoJo, and Stef, three friends who live a much different life of priviledge, Matt and John find themselves in a sticky situation where temptation rivals sensability. Worlds collide when the group ventures out to sea aboard a small boat that Stef sneaks out from her dad's dock. As the waves rise and the fragil vessel weakens, things go horribly wrong. Adrift at sea for days, who will have what it takes to survive?

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    MEET CAPTAIN COOK
    By Rae Murdie & Chris Nixon. softcover, 0.19kg, 280mm x 220mm, full colour illustrations. Published 2014.
    The story of Captin Cook and his discovery of Australia and New Zealand. Lovely illustrations and a great introduction for younger readers to the English Explorer and his discoveries.

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    BIG BOOK OF BIG SHIPS and some little ones too....
    By Minna Lacey & Gabriele Antonini. Hardback, 0.796kg, 248mm x 302mm, full colour illustrations and 4 giant fold-outs. Published 2011.
    A truly fabulous Usborne publication. Open the giant fold-out pages to discover some of the longest and heaviest ships ever built - from powerful battleships and arctic icebreakers to huge supertankers and container ships.

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    BIG BOOK OF BIG SEA CREATURES and some little ones too....
    By Minna Lacey & Gabriele Antonini. Hardback, 0.79kg, 248mm x 302mm, full colour illustrations and 4 giant fold-outs. Published 2011.
    A truly fabulous Usborne publication. Open the giant fold-out pages to discover all kinds of extraordinary sea creatures, from the leatherback sea turtle and great white shark to the biggest animal on earth - the mighty blue whale.

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    THE WRECK OF THE DIDDLEY.
    By Fatcat & Fishface. Illustrated by Stephen Templer. Paperback, 0.18kg, 260mm x 230mm, full colour illustration. Published 2012.
    This book is a cheerfully dark tale of shipwreck on the South Seas. The Captain and his extremely rude parrot tell the story, but cannot agree on a single detail of their adventure.
    Based on a song by the award-winning outlaws of New Zealand children's music, Fatcat & Fishface, The Wreck of the Diddley features the brilliant illustrations of Stephen Templer, and includes an animated DVD of the song.

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    HERBERT THE BRAVE SEA DOG.
    By Robyn Belton. Paperback, 0.23kg, 262mm x 232mm, full colour illustrations.
    Herbert was a small dog who lived by the sea. Everybody loved him, but the person who loved him most was Tim. One fine day, an excited Herbert set off on a boat with Tim's father, heading for the Marlborough Sounds. What no one knew, however, was that the weather would soon turn rough and Herbert would be thrown into the biggest adventure of his life.

    This is a true New Zealand story, delightfully told and beautifully illustrated.

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    LITTLE BEAR'S LITTLE BOAT.
    ByEve Bunting. Paperback, 0.30kg, 150mm x 153mm, full colour illustrations.
    Little Bear loved his little boat. He rowed it around Huckleberry Lake. He fished from it. He dreamed in it. But then something happened. Little Bear began to grow and grow. One day he didn't fit in his little boat any more!
    Every child who experiences growing pains will appreciate this charming story.

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    THE CUCKOO AND THE WARBLER.
    A True New Zealand Story
    ByHeather Hunt & Kennedy Warne. Paperback, 0.22kg, 250mm x 250mm, full colour illustrations. Published 2016
    The Cuckoo and the Warbler tells the story of one of the most remarkable wildlife relationships in New Zealand, between pipiwharauroa, the shining cuckoo, and riroriro, the grey warbler.

    It is a story of tragedy, trickery and faithful care – and it plays out each spring and summer in the forests of Aotearoa. Although rarely seen by humans, the interaction of these two native birds is a striking example of nature’s inventiveness – a drama that comes to life through the exquisite illustrations of Heather Hunt’s latest book.

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    THE WHALE SAVERS. Returning Wera to the Ocean.
    By LINDA ROBERTS & BRUCE POTTER. Paperback, 0.14kg, 215mm x 230mm, colour illustrations. Published 2015

    This delightful story set in New Zealand, is about a little boy and his Nan who discover a stranded whale (Wera) on their local beach. Everybody from the community and local town rushes to help, a television crew arrives to film the action and together they work to save the whale. This is a heart-warming tale about working together, co-operation, and about caring for and respecting wildlife.

    Te Reo Maori is woven into the story, with a glossary at the back of the book. The book highlights the important work that the Department of Conservation are involved in, and provides factual information for the young reader.

    The author also includes useful information about whales at the back of the book along with websites, further reading, and important phone numbers to use if you find a stranded whale.

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    ONE SMART FISH.
    By Chris Wormell. Paperback, 0.21kg, 267mm x 267mm, colour text and illustrations.
    Long ago in the deep ocean, there lived...one smart fish! He wasn't the biggest and he wasn't the boldest, but he was the cleverest. What this smart fish wanted more than anything else was to walk upon the land.
    But everyone knows that fish can't walk...can they? Find out how one smart fish can change the world in this sparkling new adventure from Chris Wormell, creator of George and the Dragon.

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    BLACKIE THE FISHER-CAT.
    By Janet Pereira. Paperback, 0.21kg, 260mm x 230mm, full colour illustrations. Published 2014
    This story is about an unexpected friendship between a grandfather and a stray cat.

    After Nana dies, Grandpop returns to holiday at their favourite camping ground by the sea. He misses Nana, but one morning he discovers a hungry black cat on the step of his caravan, this is no ordinary cat, for every day Blackie follows Grandpop down to the river mouth to fish. A special bond quickly develops between them.

    Blackie the fisher-cat is a story with a distinctly new Zealand flavour and a heartwarming twist that will captivate readers of all ages.

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    UNDER THE OCEAN.
    By Ned Barraud & Gillian Candler. Paperback, 0.17kg, 210mm x 230mm, full colour illustrations. Published in 2014.
    Explore the vast ocean, underwater reefs, and the depths of the sea floor and discover some of he creatures that live in the seas around New Zealand:
  • rays and sharks
  • giant squid and octopuses
  • whale, dolphins and seals
  • moray eels, seahorses and other fish
  • tubeworms and sea cucumbers
  • penguins and other seabirds
    This beautifully illustrated and highly informative book is aimed at children from preschoolers up, and anyone curious about our ocean and the amazing creatures that live there.

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    AT THE BEACH.
    By Ned Barraud & Gillian Candler. Paperback, 0.16kg, 210mm x 230mm, full colour illustrations. Published in 2012.
    Explore the sandy beach, rock pools and mudflats around New Zealand's coast & discover the animals and plants that make these different habitats such exciting places to visit:
  • crabs
  • sea stars, kina & sea anemones
  • shellfish
  • seaweeds, sponges & sandhoppers
  • fish, jellyfish & shrimps
  • birds
    Aimed at children from preschoolers up, and anyone curious about New Zealand's natural environment. Includes a removable, waterproof, quick-reference guide to common seashore animals.

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    ON PLASTIC BAG PATROL.
    By Andrew Fagan. Paperback, 0.22kg, 256mm x 230mm, full colour illustrations.
    The Tiny Triplets _ Whangarei, Whakatane and Phellington - are anchored in Port Perfect. They are waiting for the wind to blow them over the curve of the Earth to far distant seas, where highly prized Giant Plastic Bags can be found. Huge sea serpents and foul-mouthed enemies lie in wait for the Sailing Boats of Saggimau.

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    TOY BOAT.
    By Randall de Seve & Loren Long. Paperback, 0.16kg, 242mm x 242mm, full colour illustrations.
    A little boy had a toy boat. He made it from a can, a cork, a yellow pencil and some white cloth. This is that toy boat's story.

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