Children's Books. Page Three


NEW ZEALAND


  • We've Got a Boat
  • Hero of the Sea
  • Cook's Cook
  • The Sea Dreamer
  • Little Hector and the Big Blue Whale
  • Sam and the Dog From the Sea
  • Granny McFlitter.The Champion Knitter
  • NZ Birds
  • NZ Shore & Sea
  • Discovering New Zealand Birds
  • Toroa's Journey
  • Lucy goes to the Lighthouse
  • Ivan and the Lighthouse
  • The House That Went to Sea
  • Row, Row, Row Your Waka
  • Out On The Water
  • The Whopper
  • Jack's Castle
  • New Zealand Shore & Sea Life
  • The Wreck of the Diddley
  • Herbert the Brave Sea Dog
  • The Cuckoo and the Warbler
  • Blackie the Fisher-Cat
  • Save Our Seas
  • Sensational Survivors
  • Up the River
  • Under the Ocean
  • At the Beach
  • On Plastic Bag Patrol
  • Those Sugar-Barge Kids
  • Those Shipwreck Kids
  • Those Eco-Pirate Kids
  • Those Snake Island Kids
  • Night Race to Kawau
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    WE'VE GOT A BOAT
    By Jay Laga'aia & Donovan Bixley, 0.38kg, 245mm x 255mm, 32 Pages Hardback with CD. Published 2018.

    Join Team Kiwi and sail away on a boat guided by ancient waka, woven with flax sails, powered by a taniwha and bound for victory... GO KIWIS GO! Sing along to Aotearoa's unofficial America's Cup song!

    Hardback picture book with CD. Performed by Jay Laga'aia

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    HERO OF THE SEA. Sir Peter Blake's Mighty Ocean Quests.
    By DAVID HILL& PHOEBE MORRIS. hardback, 0.432g, 246mm x 256mm, 32 Pages. colour illustrations. Published 2018

    A stunning biographical picture book for young readers about Sir Peter Blake, world-renowned New Zealand yachtsman, adventurer and environmentalist.

    Sir Peter Blake’s life was filled with amazing adventures. During his 30-year career on the ocean, he sailed around the globe, won the world’s most famous races and broke records. Even his red socks became a national sensation. But no matter how many trophies Peter won, he always knew the survival of our planet was more important.

    This illustrated picture book, by an acclaimed author and illustrator, tells the remarkable story of a true Kiwi hero. It is the fourth book in their bestselling series about famous New Zealanders.

    Buy a copy of the book Hero of the sea and receive a pair of official Sir Peter Blake Trust Red Socks. While stocks and socks, last! (Children Size only!)

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    COOK'S COOK.
    The Cook who cooked for Captain Cook
    By Gavin Bishop, 0.52kg, 305mm x 255mm, 40 Pages Hardcover. Colour Illustrations. Published 2018.

    Cook’s Cook follows the 1768 journey of James Cook’s H.M. Endeavour with his ship’s cook, the one-handed John Thompson, as story teller. Recounting stories of shipboard life and exotic places, John Thompson makes friends with botanist Joseph Banks with whom he shares real recipes (From Pease Pudding to Goose Pie and Shark Steaks). John Thompson may only have one hand, it's enough to stir the porridge.!

    In an age of exploration, this is the story of how a resourceful cook fed a shipful of hungry sailors on a grand adventure.

    Beautifully illustrated and full of information drawn from extensive research. Published to coincide with the 250th anniversary of the Endeavour

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    THE SEA DREAMER
    By Terry Fitzgibbon, 0.18kg, 250mm x 250mm, 32 Pages Picture Book. Colour Illustrations. Published 2018.

    Join the thrilling adventures of Sam and his companions as they set out for a sea dream journey of surprises.

    In his dream, Sam and his companion Pania take to sea in his tug-boat, along the way braving a storm, encountering orcas, deep-sea squid, polar bears, sharks and whales. They rescue marine life from a huge net, play with dolphins, explore a coral reef, clean up plastic refuse and meet albatrosses, learning many important and interesting facts about the oceans and marine life along the way.

    About the Author: Award-winner illustrator/photographer and author Terry Fitzgibbons lives on a bush-clad farm on the beautiful northern coastline of New Zealand. Terry is passionate about nature and has always strived to ensure Aotearoa's extraordinary native wildlife and habitats survive in today's challenging world. He has illustrated more than 20 books, and this is the sixth book he has written and illustrated.

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    LITTLE HECTOR AND THE BIG BLUE WHALE
    By Ruth Paul, 0.11kg, 215mm x 230mm, 24 Pages Picture Book. Colour Illustrations. Published 2018.

    A gorgeous new picture book for young children to find out all about the tiny and endangered Hector's dolphin. Introducing . . . Little Hector!

    A small but daring dolphin, Little Hector swims out into the deep blue ocean. He meets many dangers — and an unlikely friend — and proves you are never too small to have BIG adventures...

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    SAM AND THE DOG FROM THE SEA
    By Dick Frizzell, 0.16kg, 210mm x 255mm, Picture Book. Colour Illustrations. This Edition published 2018.
    First Published in 1984.

    Dick Frizzell is one of New Zealand’s best known artists and illustrators and here he turns his talents to his wife Judy’s heart-warming story of Sam, an old sailor who lives alone in an old tramcar by the sea. One morning after a big storm he finds among the debris on the beach a small dog that is only just alive. It’s a classic tale of companionship between an old man and his dog.

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    GRANNY MCFLITTER. THE CHAMPION KNITTER
    By Heather Haylock, Gavin Bishop 0.17kg, 210mm x 260mm, Picture Book. Colour Illustrations. Published 2018.
    Based on true events, a lively picture book about a sprightly granny who knits warm jumpers for little blue penguins after the oil spill following the wrecking of the Rena.

    Granny McFlitter’s family have had enough of her knitting. But when a ship runs aground, spilling oil into the sea, a call goes out for small jumpers for the shivery rescued penguins. It’s the moment Granny has been waiting for!

    A sparkling environmental story with award-winning illustrations that is sure to warm hearts and feathers.

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    NZ BIRDS
    By Dave Gunson. Board Book, 0.21kg, 150mm x 150mm, 13 pages, Colour Illustrations. Published 2013.

    A first book of new Zealand's colourful birdlife for young readers. Fantails, Pukeko, Silvereye, Tuis...

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    NZ SHORE AND SEA
    By Dave Gunson. 0.21kg, 150mm x 150mm, Board Book. 12 Pages. Colour Illustrations. Published 2014.
    A great board book of New Zealand's colourful seashore and sea life for young readers.

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    DISCOVERING NEW ZEALAND BIRDS
    By Sandra Morris. 0.12kg, 190mm x 250mm, Colour Illustrations. Published 2013.
    With gentle, evocative illustrations, a lively layout and very informative text, Sandra Morris introduces fourteen of New Zealand's most interesting birds to young readers. From a variety of habitats, including the mountains, forest, coast and sea, the birds' behaviour, communication and feeding patterns are described, noting current status if endangered, as well as Maori legend and tradition, and additional interesting, often quirky facts.

    First published in 1994, this is a timeless, and important book for young readers.

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    TOROA'S JOURNEY
    By Maria Gill & Gavin Mouldey. 0.22kg, 250mm x 250mm, Colour Illustrations. Published 2017.
    Based on the true story of Toroa, the 500th albatross chick to hatch at the breeding colony on Taiaroa Head near Dunedin, this story follows his life as he grows from chick to adult and begins roving out across the vast Pacific Ocean.

    Will fishing lines snag him? Can he avoid an erupting volcano? Does a plastic island pose a threat and will he make it back to Dunedin years later to start his own family?

    An inspiring and insightful story for budding environmentalists to read together or alone.

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    LUCY GOES TO THE LIGHTHOUSE
    By Grant Sheehan. 0.24kg, 210mm x 300mm, Colour Illustrations. Published 2017.
    This book tells the story of Lucy, whose Mother takes her on a picnic to New Zealand's first lighthouse at Pencarrow, near Wellington.
    Lucy finds out the amazing story of Mary Jane Bennett, who, in 1858 became New Zealand's only woman lighthouse keeper...

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    IVAN AND THE LIGHTHOUSE
    By Grant Sheehan. 0.24kg, 210mm x 300mm, Colour Illustrations. Published 2016.
    Loosely based on events in the life of Ivan Anderson and his father James, who was the keeper at Bean Rock Lighthouse in Auckland Harbour from 1909 to 1911.

    Ivan is happy enough at Devonport School but he finds it hard to concentrate because throught the classroom window he can see, gleaming in the Harbour, Bean Rock Lightouse, which is really where he would rather be..

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    THE HOUSE THAT WENT TO SEA
    By Melinda Szymanik. hardback, 0.33kg, 215mm x 260mm, 15 pages, Colour illustrations. Published 2011.

    A wonderfully improbable adventure

    Michael has to stay with his Granny by the sea while his parents are away on an adventure but when the house floats away the real adventures begin.

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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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    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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    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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    JACK'S CASTLE
    ByBrett Avison. Hardcover, 0.56kg, 260mm x 260mm, full colour illustrations. Published 2016.
    One day at the beach with his dog Toby, Jack decides to use his digger to build the best sandcastl ever. Soon jack is joined by his friends, all keen to join in the fun. And then the tide comes in....
    When their castle is washed away, jack comes up with a cunning plan. One that involves som bags of cement from his Dad's garage...

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    NEW ZEALAND SHORE & SEA LIFE.
    By Dave Gunson. Paperback, 0.17kg, 215mm x 280mm, 31 pages, published 2011.
    Read about 30 of New Zealand's most interesting shore and sea life species, then colour in and keep them.

    Dave Gunson's true-to-life pictures and fascinating factys provide the ideal introduction to New Zealand's shore and sea life.

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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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    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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    BLACKIE THE FISHER-CAT.
    By Janet Pereira. Hardback, 0.42kg, 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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    SAVE OUR SEAS.
    By Maria Gill. Softcover, 0.19kg, 210mm x 300mm, Colour drawings and Puzzles. 32 pages. First published 2009.
    Inspired by the environmental work achieved by Sir Peter Blake, this book reveals exactly what is going on in the oceans around us, and what we can do to help.

    Discover fascinating facts about amazing creatures and plants that live in, and beside, the sea. More than just a book of facts, this is also a call to action, with suggestions and websites of what you can do to help the conservation effort, and continue Sir Peter Blake's vision.

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    SENSATIONAL SURVIVORS
    By Sandra Morris. Paperback, 0.28kg, 213mm x 285mm, 48 pages, full colour line drawings. Published 2010.

    An illustrated guide to New Zealand's remarkable wildlife. An ancient land isolated by vast oceans, New Zealand is home to many fascinating creatures. From a prehistoric reptile to one of the world's largest insects, you'll discover some of the most unusual and impressive species on our planet.

    Featuring stunning illustrations by the award-winning wildlife illustrator Sandra Morris.

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    UP THE RIVER.
    By Ned Barraud & Gillian Candler. Paperback, 0.18kg, 210mm x 230mm, full colour illustrations. Published in 2017.
    Explore the creeks, Rivers, Lakes and Wetlands of New Zealand and discover the animals and plants that live in freshwater habitats. Learn about the amazing journeys of eels and whitebait, secretive birds, and tiny insects that live underwater.

    Beautifully illustrated and highly informative, this series of books is aimed at children from pre-schoolers up, and to anyone curious about New Zealand's natural environment.

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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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    THOSE SUGAR-BARGE KIDS
    By Jon Tucker. Paperback, 0.28kg, 150mm x 230mm, 197 pages, black & white drawings. Published 2018.
    In this fouth book in the series, three Tasmanian children meet a couple of home-alone kids who live on an old barge in New Zealand's Bay of Islands. Over a period of time they find themselves heavily involved in a conflict with one of the local oyster farmers.
    The outcome is a triumph of lateral thinking, and a signal to youngsters everywhere that it is possible to bring about changes that will help change the future of the world.

    Suitable for ages nine to ninety-nine, this is another thought-provoking Ransome inspired tale with a strong appeal to adventure-loving readers. Underlying its clear environmental theme is the conclusion that freedom and responsibility go hand in hand.

    in Jon Tuckers own words.."Although this is essentially a work of fiction, it is based on real people and places. There really is a sugar-barge near Opua that two generations of kids have lived aboard, doing their best to cope with rising sea levels, as the book depicts. The black backed seagull 'Percival' is the embodiment of many marine-dwelling creatures who have fallen victim to the ever growing flood of plastics choking our waterways and Captain Bamford's Ketch Swallow also exists..."

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    THOSE SHIPWRECK KIDS
    By Jon Tucker. Paperback, 0.30kg, 150mm x 230mm, 203 pages, black & white drawings. Published 2017.
    The third book in the series (although they can be read as stand-alone books), this is another thought-provoking Ransome inspired tale with a strong appeal to adventure-loving readers in a nine to ninety-nine age bracket. Underlying its clear environmental theme is the conclusion that freedom and responsibility go hand in hand.

    When a Tasmanian sailing family anchors near an old wrecked hulk in New Zealand's Marlborough Sounds, the kids discover a strangely abandoned campsite, with plates of uneaten food and young children's toys still visible under the mould and cockroaches. Their curiosity leads to an investigation which adds a layer of intrigue to their anticipated fun-filled experiences in an unfamiliar foreign land.

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    THOSE ECO-PIRATE KIDS
    By Jon Tucker. Paperback, 0.29kg, 150mm x 230mm, 189 pages, black & white drawings. Published 2014.

    Fin has always been passionate about fishing, so when he discovers an illegal net full of undersized fish in Sydney's northern waterways, his first reaction is to empty it. The subsequent events turn a joint Kiwi-Australian family holiday into a rather more complex experience.

    This Ransome-inspired tale has equal appeal to adults and children. Underlying a clear environmental message is the conclusion that modern children can still find adventure when their parents are prepared to give them a little trust and freedom.

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    THOSE SNAKE ISLAND KIDS
    By Jon Tucker. Paperback, 0.25kg, 150mm x 230mm, 156 pages, black & white drawings. First Published 2012. This edition 2017

    Jake persuades his family to embark on a sailing-camping holiday on a small Tasmanian Island. Although he is mostly interested in Pirates and his home built-sailing dinghy, Jake's holiday goes astray when he finds himself, through unexpected events, in a situation which leave him isolated with his brother, sister and a couple of Kiwi kids on the island. Forced to dig deep into their personal reserves, the kids find that the treasures they all gain from their experiences are very different from the ones they all set out to find....

    Although essentially a work of fiction, this book is based on true events and real places. Snake Island does exist, uninhabited exactly as the maps in the book describe. The historical details are accurate and treasure hunters still, to this day, search for the missing gold

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    NIGHT RACE TO KAWAU
    By Tessa Duder. Paperback, 0.25kg, 130mm x 200mm, 206 pages, 0.20. First Published 1982. This edition 2007

    'He's not there, Mum. He's fallen overboard.'
    A challenge turns into a nightmare when a gale blows up during the race to Kawau Island. Sam's father is knocked unconscious and Sam, her younger sister and her mother are in charge of the yacht Sam and her mother suddenly find themselves in charge of their yacht with a dangerous task ahead of them.

    Will Sam be able to save her family?

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