CHILDREN'S BOOKS. Page Four


NEW ZEALAND NON FICTION


  • Those Magnificent Voyagers of the Pacific
  • The New Zealand Night Sky
  • Aotearoa Lost Worlds
  • Rock Pools
  • Wild Coasts
  • Wobble, Waddle, Toddle
  • New Zealand's Backyard Birds
  • Incredible Journeys
  • Tohora
  • The Story of Sir Peter Blake
  • First Book of Unique New Zealand Bird Songs
  • Where is it in town
  • Where is it?
  • Up the River
  • Under the Ocean
  • At the Beach
  • Snapper
  • Buy on line using our secure pages, by clicking on the buttons below each review

    If you have any questions or want a quote for delivery email us.



    THOSE MAGNIFICENT VOYAGERS OF THE PACIFIC.
    By Rick Fisher with Andrew Crowe. 0.73kg, Hardback,305mm x 237mm, 64 pages, Full-Colour Illustrations. Published 2023.

    This epic story begins 5000 years ago, when the ancestors of Polynesia discovered ways to ‘see’ over the horizon to find and settle new islands

    As their landfinding skills grew, these people took ever bigger strides across the vast Pacific until they reached South America.

    It was not until almost every habitable island scattered across the world’s largest ocean was discovered and settled, that others would gain the skills and courage to head far from shore, allowing two great voyaging traditions to meet.

    NZ$35.00 + Delivery

    Add to Shopping Cart



    THE NEW ZEALAND NIGHT SKY.
    By Alistair Hughes. 0.21kg, Paperback, 250mm x 250mm, 40 pages, Full-Colour Illustrations. Published 2023.

    The New Zealand night sky The night sky in Aotearoa New Zealand is not only spectacular but it’s different from the rest of the world.

    Explore the constellations, planets and galaxies above us while learning more about Maori astronomy and the inspiring New Zealanders who have made famous discoveries about the exploration of space. The New Zealand Night Sky

    NZ$30.00 + Delivery

    Add to Shopping Cart



    AOTEAROA LOST WORLDS.
    By Dave Gunson 0.26kg, Paperback, 250mm x 210mm, Full-Colour Illustrations. Published 2021.

    Aotearoa New Zealand has changed dramatically in its size and nature throughout prehistory. It has also seen a great diversity of animals and plants – dinosaurs, great sea reptiles, the largest-ever bird of prey, supergiant penguin, crocodiles, early mammals and giant moa – most of them unique to these islands. Discover these ancient beasts for yourself in Aotearoa Lost Worlds.

    The last two decades have seen a multitude of new and surprising discoveries that have drastically changed the narrative of our past flora and fauna. These ongoing developments have increasingly demanded a fresh look at our remarkable natural history, presented in this fully revised edition of the author and illustrator Dave Gunson’s Lost Worlds of Aotearoa NZ$20.00 + Delivery

    Add to Shopping Cart



    ROCK POOLS
    A Guide for Kiwi Kids.
    By Ned Barraud. 0.22kg, Softback, 230mm x 295mm, Colour Illustrations. Published 2019.

    What New Zealand child is not delighted by a rockpool at low tide, with its colourful, fascinating array of creatures, some still, some flitting about?

    Rock Pools is a book designed to enhance this experience, with each page presenting an intriguing glimpse into the creatures that inhabit these low-tide wonderlands. All of the common creatures from New Zealand seashore, including crabs, sea anemones, starfish, barnacles and shrimps, and many more, feature in this fantastic book, which cannot help but delight and encourage children to interact with the natural world.

    A stunningly illustrated guide to New Zealand's rock pools, for all kids aged 5-10 (and their parents).

    NZ$22.00 + Delivery

    Add to Shopping Cart



    WILD COASTS
    By Ned Barraud. 0.25kg, Softback, 230mm x 285mm. 2022.

    Full of fascinating information and beautiful illustrations of Sea Life. Wild Coasts is an inspiring tribute to Aotearoa's marine reserves.

    There are now 44 of these special safe zones in NZ, created to protect our ecosystems. This book explores 6 of these in more detail.

    NZ$22.00 + Delivery

    Add to Shopping Cart



    WOBBLE, WADDLE, TODDLE
    By Anne Hunter. 0.21kg, Softback, 250mm x 250mm. 2022.

    Way below our neighbourhoods, the wild winds they blow. Creatures big and small live here, in ocean, land, or snow. The windswept islands, ocean, and ice below New Zealand and Australia, all the way down to Antarctica, are home to some incredible wildlife. Become acquainted with them all in this beautifully illustrated book written in fun rhyming verse.

    NZ$22.00 + Delivery

    Add to Shopping Cart



    NEW ZEALAND'S BACKYARD BIRDS
    By Ned Barraud. 0.24kg, Softback, 230mm x 295mm. 2021.

    An engaging guide for children to the birds that that they see and hear in their daily lives, those that live in their backyards.
    Some of these might be native birds, such as the tui, korimako/bellbird, kereru and piwakawaka/fantail. But just as likely they will be introduced birds such as the thrush, blackbird, sparrow and starling.

    New Zealand’s Backyard Birds, brings to life our most accessible wildlife, with details on the different birds we are likely to see around our homes, and useful background information about birds in general.

    NZ$22.00 + Delivery

    Add to Shopping Cart



    INCREDIBLE JOURNEYS
    By Ned Barraud. 0.18kg, Softback, 230mm x 295mm. 2021.

    Many New Zealand’s animals make incredible journeys as part of their everyday lives.
    In this book leading author and illustrator Ned Barraud, uncovers the mystery behind where many of our animals go. Toroa/albatross can spend years at sea roaming the windswept Southern Ocean, only coming ashore to breed. Koura/crayfish often undertake long walks along the seabed for hundreds of kilometres – no one really knows why. Tuna/longfin eels leave our lakes and rivers to make one final journey into the Pacific Ocean, where they produce eggs for a new generation, before they die. And who would have thought that tawaki/Fiordland crested penguins would leave our southern coastline to travel up to 7000 kilometres in search of food?

    These are only some of the fascinating stories of travel and migration....

    NZ$22.00 + Delivery

    Add to Shopping Cart



    TOHORA
    The Southern Right Whale
    By Ned Barraud. 0.22kg, Softback, 230mm x 295mm, Colour Illustrations. Published 2019.

    Once, the mighty Tohora, or Southern Right Whale, was a common sight in Winter off the coast of Aotearoa. But it proved to be an easy target for the early whalers, and was soon driven to the edge of extinction. In the 20th Century, however, it became a protected species, and once commercial whaling was virtually stopped, the Southern Right Whale made a comeback.

    This is the moving story of Tohora, and is a heartening and optimistic tale for every New Zealand child.

    NZ$20.00 + Delivery

    Add to Shopping Cart



    THE STORY OF SIR PETER BLAKE.
    By Tessa Duder. Paperback, 0.29kg, 115mm x 234mm, 134 pages, black & white and colour photographs. Published 2012.
    Aimed at the young adult reader but by no means limited to that particular age group, this story of Sir Peter Blake shows us that ordinary New Zealanders can achieve extraordinary things.
    Peter Blake was a New Zealand hero - sailor, adventurer, leader and environmentalist.
    Competing in classic ocean races, he clocked up as many sea miles as any seafarer in history. Among his prizes were the Whitbread Round-the-World Trophy (on his fifth attempt), and the Trophee Jules Verne for the fastest voyage around the world. Then he led his small country to win the famous America's Cup (twice!), and gave his last years to helping the environment.

    Award-winning author Tessa Duder tells the gripping story of Sir Peter's life, revealing how his vision, courage, persistence and sense of fun combined to make him an inspirational leader.

    NZ$25.00 + delivery.

    Add to Shopping Cart



    FIRST BOOK OF UNIQUE NEW ZEALAND BIRD SONGS
    With sound buttons.
    By Fred van Gessel. 0.25kg, board book, 195mm x 150mm, Colour Illustrations.
    Whether you are 5 years old, or 65, it's never too late to get to know New Zealand's birds, ad learning their songs will open your eyes to a whole new world. This beautufully illustrated sound guide is the perfect way to introduce both children nd adults to the wonders of bird song.

    Each of the 12 species and groups covered – Brown Kiwi, Pukeko, Variable Oystercatcher, re-billed Gull, Morepork, Yellowhead, Brown Creeper, Saddlebacks, New Zealand Robins, Tomtit, Skylark and Greenfinch – has a short description explaining some fascinating facts about that bird.

    The reader can press the relevant button on the panel on the side of the book and a burst of the bird’s song will be played via the accompanying speaker. The book is great fun for all the family and perfect for helping to foster an interest in the amazing wildlife that lives around us.

    NZ$28.00 + Delivery

    Add to Shopping Cart



    WHERE IS IT IN TOWN?
    A Wildlife Hunt for Kiwi Kids
    By Ned Barraud . Paperback, 0.22kg, 260mm x 260mm, full colour illustrations. Published in 2022.

    A unique interactive ‘look and find’ book for all children who want to learn about New Zealand’s urban wildlife.
    Each page illustrates a different urban environment, including a garden both in the daylight and at night, botanic gardens, a creek,, the sea below the wharf, long grass in the backyard, a native reserve, and a garden shed...

    NZ$22.00 + Delivery.

    Add to Shopping Cart



    WHERE IS IT?
    A Wildlife Hunt for Kiwi Kids
    By Ned Barraud . Paperback, 0.21kg, 260mm x 260mm, full colour illustrations. Published in 2020.

    A unique ‘look and find’ book for all children who want to learn about New Zealand’s wildlife, with double-spreads of different habitats, including forest, the mountains, the beach, the ocean, estuaries and wildlife sanctuaries.

    NZ$22.00 + Delivery.

    Add to Shopping Cart



    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.

    NZ$22.00 + Delivery.

    Add to Shopping Cart



    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.

    NZ$22.00 + Delivery.

    Add to Shopping Cart



    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.

    NZ$22.00 + Delivery.

    Add to Shopping Cart



    SNAPPER
    By Annemarie Florain, Softback, 0.16kg, 280mm x 230mm. Published 2021. Colour Illustrations

    Snapper is the most caught fish species in our warm coastal waters.
    We consider them beautiful, both to view and to eat. They’re the fish we love to love.
    Yet how much do we really know about them and their ocean habitats? And how can we ensure they continue to flourish in the ocean of the future?

    NZ$28.00 + Delivery

    Add to Shopping Cart


    CHILDREN'S BOOKS. Page Four


    NEW ZEALAND NON FICTION


    Return to top of Page