Shipwrecks litter the coasts and reefs of New Zealand. Disasters at sea are no longer the regular occurrence they were in the days when sea travel was the main means of coastal and international transport, yet recent wrecks like the Rena show that perils remain. Shipwrecked retells the voyages of sh..
Meet a knight who rather than fight, wants to design clothes * Hilarious rhyming tale that celebrates following your heart * From the bestselling duo behind I Need a New Bum In this tale we meet a knight who hates the underwear he wears under his armour. But before Sir Singlet's own line of 'knightw..
Snowy is a dog with a difference - an alien canine, with ears where he should have eyes, and eyes in the back of his head. Can a kindly veterinarian make him normal, even if he has to travel to Pluto to do it? This is a book that makes you laugh just to look at it, and the English translation will t..
With its large format, bright illustration and simple explanations, Space Maps is an irresistible invitation to outer space. This gorgeous book draws on the latest discoveries of modern astronomy to take children to the farthest reaches of the universe through a mixture of circular maps and flat map..
Is he a hippo that looks like a mouse? Or is he a mouse too big for this house? Just who or what is Squeakopotamus? And how will the kids, Mum and Dad keep him fed? No one yet has ever had a pet like the astonishing, demolishing Squeakopotamus. A memorable tale for younger readers from the bestselli..
Takitimu is one of the great tribal histories in the New Zealand literary canon. It tells of the Ngati Kahungunu people - tangata whenua of Hawke's Bay and parts of East Coast and Wairarapa - from their origins in the Pacific Islands to their lineage in Aotearoa up to the twentieth century.It is div..
Tui, his cousin Jennifer and their whanau go to the south Kaipara to visit their Uncle Rua and Auntie Mina. Exploring the area down to Muriwai, they learn about moa, kauri, Maui dolphins, kaitiakitanga (stewardship), geology and more. In the telling of their stories, a previously unknown taniwha (mo..
From one of the leading Maori scholars of his generation and one of our greatest photographers comes this beautifully illustrated work that serves as a fine overview of leadership and challenges for Maori today. After a general introduction to Maori history, Te Ara focuses on the stories of iwi in f..
From one of the leading Maori scholars of his generation and one of New Zealand's leading photographers comes a beautifully illustrated work that serves as a concise, colourful overview of the past, present and future issues for Maori. After a general introduction to Maori history, Te Ara focuses on..
Published in 1967, "Te Arawa" was the major work by distinguished Rotorua historian, the late Don Stafford. This sumptuous new edition reproduces the complete history of the Arawa people from the arrival of Te Arawa canoe until the late nineteenth century, and includes a new foreword by Professor Pa..