CHILDREN'S BOOKS. Page Four


NEW ZEALAND NON FICTION


  • Mangrove
  • 24 Hours on the Kiwi Seashore
  • Golden Eyes
  • The Dotterels' Last Stand
  • Why is the Lake so Blue?
  • Tohora
  • Adventures of Tupaia
  • Rock Pools
  • First Book of New Zealand Backyard Bird Songs
  • Where is it?
  • Up the River
  • Under the Ocean
  • At the Beach
  • Whiti. Colossal Squid
  • Snapper
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    MANGROVE
    By Glenda Kane & Lisa Allen. 0.40kg, Hardback, 250mm x 245mm. Reissued 2021. (First Published 2007)

    If you take the track past the big white shack
    to the tidal flats where the mud is black
    If you sneak to the left between the tides
    you’ll find the place where mangrove hides.’

    Mangroves aren't the most glamorous of trees - with squelching mud and the pong of decaying organic matter breaking down. Yet they have a critically important part to play in keeping our ocean and coastal areas healthy.

    Explore the life cycle of a mangrove, told from the mangrove's perspective. From the other animals that rely on mangrove, to the impact of humans, to the 'birth' of a new tree, the magnificence of the mangrove shines through.

    NZ$25.00 + Delivery

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    24 HOURS ON THE KIWI SEASHORE
    By Gillian & Darryl Torckler. 0.16kg, Softback, 230mm x 210mm, Colour Photographs. 2020.

    Discover the busy ecosystem of our country’s seashore over a 24-hour cycle.
    Observe the seals and yellow-eyed penguins who come ashore to sleep; dive beneath the waves to frolic with the bottlenose dolphins and jellyfish.
    Let Gillian and Darryl Torckler guide you on an immersive journey into the intimate world of our seashore life, featuring fascinating facts and stunning photography.

    NZ$20.00 + Delivery

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    GOLDEN EYES
    By Kelly Lynch. 0.20kg, Softback, 260mm x 190mm, Colour Photographs. 2020.

    The almost true story of an Auckland bird family.

    Golden Eyes is a yellow-eyed penguin/hoiho who lives at the bottom of the South Island of New Zealand. He makes his nest in the bushes at the base of a cliff. Every morning, Golden Eyes waddles down to the beach to fish for food.

    Learn all about the habits and behaviour of the yellow-eyed penguin/hoiho and what you can do to help protect these rare and special birds.

    NZ$20.00 + Delivery

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    THE DOTTERELS' LAST STAND
    By Sue Newman. 0.43kg, Softback, 210mm x 260mm, Colour Illustrations. Reprinted 2017.

    The almost true story of an Auckland bird family.

    The story is based on an actual event when a small group of nesting NZ Dotterels held up the building of a new busway by the Auckland Harbour Bridge motorway. The confrontation with a bulldozer provides the climax to the story and a helicopter, the solution.
    But before this, a young pair of birds travel around the landmarks of Auckland and face situations which graphically illustrate their challenges for survival. Intricately drawn fact files add details about the New Zealand Dotterel and the iconic Auckland landmarks and activities themselves.

    NZ$23.00 + Delivery

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    WHY IS THE LAKE SO BLUE? A Children's Guide to New Zealand's Natural World
    By Simon Pollard. 0.43kg, Softback, 220mm x 260mm, Colour Illustrations. Published 2018.

    Why is our place magic? Why are its islands shaky? Why are our mountains tall and our forests green? Why are some lakes so blue? What happens below the waves? Who used to live here? What changed when mammals arrived? What happens in the dark?

    In this fun-filled, fact-rich book, award-winning science writer Simon Pollard shares the magic, secrets, mysteries and marvels of Aotearoa New Zealand’s natural world.

    NZ$30.00 + Delivery

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    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

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    ADVENTURES OF TUPAIA
    By Courtney Sina Meredith & Mat Tait. 0.73kg, Hardback, 260mm x 320mm, Colour Illustrations. Published 2019.

    The incredible story of Tupaia, Tahitian priest navigator, who sailed on board the Endeavour with Captain Cook on his first voyage to Aotearoa.

    Follow Tupaia as he grows up in Ra'iatea, becoming a high-ranking 'arioi and master navigator. Join him as he meets up with Cook in Tahiti and sails as part of the crew on the Endeavour across the Pacific to Aotearoa. Witness the encounters between tangata whenua and the crew as the ship sails around the coast, and discover the important role Tupaia plays as translator and cultural interpreter.

    Written in dramatic prose and verse by Courtney Sina Meredith and stunningly illustrated in graphic style by Mat Tait, this is an essential book for all New Zealanders.

    NZ$35.00 + Delivery

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    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$20.00 + Delivery

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    FIRST BOOK OF NEW ZEALAND BACKYARD BIRD SONGS
    With sound buttons.
    By Fred van Gessel. 0.27kg, board book, 195mm x 150mm, Colour Illustrations. Note: Out Of Stock. Reprint due September 2021

    Whether you are 5 years old, or 65, it's never too late to get to know the feathered friends in your backyard.

    Press the relevant button to hear a burst of each unique bird song, all common in backyards across New Zealand.

    If you need a reminder of the remarkable rich song of the Tui, or the whistled warblings of the silvereye, or you cannot identify a bird by sight, it is simply a case of grabbing this book and pressing the button.

    NZ$28.00 + Delivery

    Note: Out Of Stock. Reprint due September 2021

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    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$20.00 + Delivery.

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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.

    NZ$20.00 + Delivery.

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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.

    NZ$20.00 + Delivery.

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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.

    NZ$20.00 + Delivery.

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    WHITI. COLOSSAL SQUID OF THE DEEP.
    By Victoria Cleal, 0.40kg, 260mm x 245mm, 32 pages. Published in 2020.

    A wonderful illustrated book that dives into the mysterious world of the colossal squid. Through engaging text and glorious images, it tells the story of a colossal squid’s life, from hatching out of a tiny egg to escaping the jaws of a sperm whale and becoming the world’s biggest invertebrate.
    Side topics range from Te Papa’s colossal squid specimen to Maori exploration of the sub Antarctic.

    Readers will discover how the squid survives in the deep waters of Antarctica, and will meet other strange creatures that are uniquely adapted to this hostile environment.

    This book weaves together scientific inquiry, matauranga Maori and plenty of humour, and shows how all living things are connected – and how we too are part of the natural world.

    NZ$30.00 + Delivery.

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    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

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