New Releases (51)

Awa and the Dreamrealm

ISBN: 9780473495749

Author: Isa Pearl Ritchie    Publisher: Te Ra Aroha Press

What if dreams were more real than waking life? Life is already complicated enough for Awa Bryant; when she starts having weird dreams – waking dreams – and...


What if dreams were more real than waking life? Life is already complicated enough for Awa Bryant; when she starts having weird dreams – waking dreams – and strange coincidences start appearing in her real life. She meets dreamcharmer, Veila, a quirky glowing creature who helps to guide Awa through the mysterious Dreamrealm. At first the Dreamrealm is a glorious escape from Awa's daily struggles but something is not right... Soon Awa discovers she has a bigger quest, and everything she cares about is at stake. Will she be brave enough to face her fears and save her friends?


Bind: paperback


Pages: 150


Dimensions: 127 x 203 mm


Publication Date: 01-11-2019


$22.99
Talking Baby : Helping Your Child Discover Language

ISBN: 9781988503165

Authors: Margaret Maclagan, Anne Buckley    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

In this fascinating and informative book, Margaret Maclagan and Anne Buckley - two specialists in children's language development - explain the subtle and extra...


In this fascinating and informative book, Margaret Maclagan and Anne Buckley - two specialists in children's language development - explain the subtle and extraordinary process in which children learn to talk and the very important role that parents and grandparents can play. Combining a comprehensive understanding of speech development with fascinating scientific facts - did you know that babies cry with an accent? - Talking Baby offers numerous practical suggestions and real-life examples of how parents can best help their children to learn to talk. The authors also provide many ideas for 'talking' topics, as well as ways to use the everyday things in life to encourage children's comprehension and speech. Drawing on their combined 40 years’ experience, the authors also address some of the more commonly asked questions by parents such as: * Why is it that my child can imitate a word accurately but continues to use the wrong pronunciation in his speech? * Do second and other children talk later than first children? * My 18-month-old child isn't saying anything. Should I be worried? * Is it better to use grown-up language to talk to young children than ˜baby talk"? * How early can I start reading to my child? * English isn't my first language. How can I help my children to speak it well? * My child is repeating words a lot, especially when excited- does this mean she's stuttering?


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 30-11-2019


$24.99
The Paper Nautilus

ISBN: 9781988531793

Author: Michael Jackson    Publisher: Otago University Press

The Paper Nautilus is about loss – the forms it takes, how we go on living in the face of it, and the mysterious ways that new life and new beginnings are bor...


The Paper Nautilus is about loss – the forms it takes, how we go on living in the face of it, and the mysterious ways that new life and new beginnings are born of brokenness. The paper nautilus provides a vivid image of this interplay of death and rebirth since, for new life to begin, the angelically beautiful but fragile shell that sustained a former life must be shattered. Michael Jackson has recourse to his ethnographic fieldwork among the Kuranko of Sierra Leone, as well as autobiography and fiction, in exploring his theme. This book crosses and blends genres most engagingly. Beginning as a series of essays, it gradually morphs into a mesmerising work of the imagination in which the boundary between author and other becomes blurred, and the line between fact and fiction erased.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 130 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 01-11-2019


$35.00
Out There : Scape Public Art 1998-2018

ISBN: 9780473457082

Author: Dr Warren Feeney   

It has been 20 extraordinary and exciting years since SCAPE Public Art began to revolutionise the open spaces of Ōtautahi Christchurch – and public arts prac...


It has been 20 extraordinary and exciting years since SCAPE Public Art began to revolutionise the open spaces of Ōtautahi Christchurch – and public arts practice in Aotearoa New Zealand. This bold initiative stepped outside the gallery and into the streets, to make contemporary art, both national and international, truly public in a fresh and invigorating way. And it did so, uniquely for this country, by involving industry and business, and the city’s various communities, in commissioning and realising arts projects and permanent works. Out There: SCAPE Public Art 1998–2018 tells the story of this fruitful association and celebrates two decades of achievement since SCAPE’s first biennial, then known as Art & Industry, was held in 2000. Drawing on more than 100 interviews with the originators and supporters of SCAPE, and with many of the more than 230 artists who have been involved, well-known arts commentator Dr Warren Feeney has written a lively and appealing account. He considers both the stunning works made possible by SCAPE and the unexpected and beneficial partnerships that have developed in Christchurch, particularly after the 2010–11 earthquakes. Fascinating, richly illustrated and superbly designed, Out There: SCAPE Public Art 1998–2018 is a beautiful and significant book. No one interested in the visual arts will want to be without it.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 245 x 245 mm


Publication Date: 06-09-2019


$79.95
Landfall 238

ISBN: 9781988531809

Publisher: Otago University Press

• Announcing winners of the Kathleen Grattan Award for Poetry, Landfall Essay Competition 2019, and the Caselberg Trust International Poetry Prize 2019 • Ex...


• Announcing winners of the Kathleen Grattan Award for Poetry, Landfall Essay Competition 2019, and the Caselberg Trust International Poetry Prize 2019 • Exciting contemporary art and writing Results from the Kathleen Grattan Award for Poetry 2019, with judge’s report by Jenny Bornholdt; results and winning essays from the Landfall Essay Competition 2019, with judge’s report by Emma Neale; results from the Caselberg Trust International Poetry Prize 2019, with judge’s report by Dinah Hawken. WRITERS John Allison, Ruth Arnison, Emma Barnes, Pera Barrett, Nikki-Lee Birdsey, Anna Kate Blair, Corrina Bland, Cindy Botha, Liz Breslin, Mark Broatch, Tobias Buck, Paolo Caccioppoli, Marisa Cappetta, Janet Charman, Whitney Cox, Mary Cresswell, Jeni Curtis, Jodie Dalgleish, Breton Dukes, David Eggleton, Johanna Emeney, Cerys Fletcher, David Geary, Miriama Gemmell, Susanna Gendall, Gail Ingram, Sam Keenan, Kerry Lane, Peter Le Baige, Helen Lehndorf, Kay McKenzie Cooke, Kirstie McKinnon, Zoë Meager, Lissa Moore, Margaret Moores, Janet Newman, Rachel O’Neill, Claire Orchard, Bob Orr, Jenny Powell, Nina Mingya Powles, Lindsay Rabbitt, Nicholas Reid, Jade Riordan, Gillian Roach, Paul Schimmel, Derek Schulz, Michael Steven, Chris Stewart, Robert Sullivan, Stacey Teague, Annie Villiers, Janet Wainscott, Louise Wallace, Albert Wendt, Iona Winter


Bind: paperback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 165 x 215 mm


$30.00
Waterline

ISBN: 9780995105362

Publisher: Quentin Wilson Publishing

“Have you heard the news?” Candy always had the news. “There’s a terrible, terrible storm coming. The winds will be 380 kilometres an hour.” “Should...


“Have you heard the news?” Candy always had the news. “There’s a terrible, terrible storm coming. The winds will be 380 kilometres an hour.” “Should we be worried?” Billie asked. “Well, apparently, what you have to do is put your head inside a paper bag and hide under the bed.” “That can’t be right,” Ming said. “That’s absolutely stupid.” “It’s all over BFE. People in America have tried it and it seems to work. Apparently the bag equalises the pressure.” “Well, I suppose it wouldn’t do any harm, would it?” Billie said. The world is going crazy. In a not too distant future, climate change is slowly drowning coastal areas, Artificial Intelligence is running almost everything, and social media continues to rule people’s lives. In a South Pacific nation, an affluent family lose their beach-front home to storm and high seas. Waterfront insurance has long been unavailable and, with their prime asset now gone, Brian, Stella and their two teenage kids must move from the capital to Byte, a small, southern, rain-swept city in the grip of a computerised bureaucracy and a gang of religious vigilantes. When Brian falls foul of the authorities, Stella, Mandy and Luke must fend for themselves. Stella’s only option seems to be an offer of help from the least likely quarter – but with what consequences? Waterline explores the choices our own and future generations might have to make in our increasingly complex society. It is a dramatic tale, laced with dark humour, about responsibility, self-determination and the search for love.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 153 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 31-10-2019


$34.99
Rescue : One New Zealander's Crusade to Save Endangered Animals

ISBN: 9780995105348

Author: Michael Willis    Publisher: Quentin Wilson Publishing

Michael Willis was ten years old, already keeping rabbits, guinea pigs, frogs, possums and birds in his parents’ garden and dreaming of running a zoo of his o...


Michael Willis was ten years old, already keeping rabbits, guinea pigs, frogs, possums and birds in his parents’ garden and dreaming of running a zoo of his own. Then came a life-changing present: a copy of naturalist Gerald Durrell’s The Bafut Beagles. Suddenly the idea of working with animals became more than just a fantasy. A lot of hard work and ingenuity later, the dream came true in 1974, when Michael opened Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, on the outskirts of Christchurch. An immensely popular and prize-winning tourist attraction, Willowbank is home to a rich collection of exotic and native animals, from kiwi and kea to otters, camels and monkeys. But that has been only part of the story. Over the years Michael has been increasingly driven to save and conserve rare livestock breeds, many of them far more endangered than some of their familiar native counterparts. He has travelled New Zealand, and the world, in his quest to save these often forgotten animals from extinction. Whether it is rediscovering the tasselled and beguiling kune kune pig, saving the goats of remote Arapawa Island, capturing wild pigs on the forbidding Auckland Islands, bringing back to life the lost wild cattle of Enderby Island or travelling to the Galápagos in search of threatened wild donkeys, his has been a life full of adventure, and full of the animals he loves. And the search continues. Just as he did in his delightful, best-selling first book, Some of My Best Friends are Animals, Michael Willis recounts his sometimes perilous and always riveting experiences with warmth, passion and infectiously laconic humour. Rescue will make you laugh and gasp, and think. For, as he reminds us, in an uncertain world, the saving of these animals could be the saving of us all.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 31-10-2019


$45.00
Passages

ISBN: 9780473437077

Author: Linda Trubridge    Publisher: Hornpipe Press

Passages is a personal, yet universal story of a life in harmony with nature. When Linda, her husband David, and their two small boys, Sam and William, bought a...


Passages is a personal, yet universal story of a life in harmony with nature. When Linda, her husband David, and their two small boys, Sam and William, bought a yacht called Hornpipe and set sail for tropical waters, they cast off from all security. So began a nomadic adventure when they had to depend on their own resources, navigating by the sun and stars. This beautifully illustrated book presents a thrillingly honest, yet poetic reflection on the challenges of fulfilling a dream, as seen from a mother's perspective. Those ocean passages were a non stop roller coaster ride: "There were times when they plunged into the deepest trough of the wave and there were times when they rode, in exhilaration, the highest crest". Linda's literal and metaphorical passages braid together both past and present to reveal how her family's extraordinary voyages inspired their future accomplishments. "This story is for all explorers. The passages we weave through our lives find their truth in those we touch along the way: - Linda Trubridge


Bind: paperback


Pages: 441


Dimensions: 155 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 02-11-2019


$39.99
Teach Your Dog Maori

ISBN: 9781912631247

Author: Anne Cakebread    Publisher: Y Lolfa

A light-hearted, fully-illustrated retro-style picture book with 50+ words and phrases you can use to practise your Maori with your best furry friend. Suitable ...


A light-hearted, fully-illustrated retro-style picture book with 50+ words and phrases you can use to practise your Maori with your best furry friend. Suitable as a first introduction to Maori for learners of all ages, for tourists who would like a fun way to pick up a few basic words when visiting New Zealand, and as a revision book for adults who haven't used their Maori for a while. Many of the words and phrases can also be used in non dog-related situations!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 112


Publication Date: 05-10-2019


$17.99
Porkie Schnoodle

ISBN: 9780473443665

Author: Samantha Laugesen    Publisher: Samantha Laugesen

What do you get if you cross a Pug with a Yorkie - or a Whippet with a Foxy? You'll laugh out loud at these unlikely canine couples ... and their owners!


What do you get if you cross a Pug with a Yorkie - or a Whippet with a Foxy? You'll laugh out loud at these unlikely canine couples ... and their owners!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 210 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 31-10-2019


$19.95
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