New Releases (26)

A City Possessed : The Christchurch Civic Creche Case

ISBN: 9781988531854

Author: Lynley Hood    Publisher: Otago University Press

Originally published in 2001, A City Possessed is the harrowing account of one of New Zealand’s most high-profile criminal cases – a story of child sexual a...


Originally published in 2001, A City Possessed is the harrowing account of one of New Zealand’s most high-profile criminal cases – a story of child sexual abuse allegations, gender politics and the law. In detailing the events of the 1990s that led up to and surrounded the allegations made against several staff of the Christchurch Civic Crèche, author Lynley Hood shows how and why such a case could happen. A City Possessed won the Montana Medal for Non-Fiction at the 2002 Montana New Zealand Book Awards. Her penetrating analysis of the social and legal processes by which the conviction of Peter Ellis was obtained, and repeatedly upheld, raises major issues for our justice system and the way we see ourselves. Peter Ellis served seven years of a 10-year jail sentence for abusing seven children at the Christchurch Civic Crèche. He has always maintained his innocence, and has gained widespread support for what many see as a miscarriage of justice. This paperback edition comes at a time when Peter Ellis and the Christchurch Civic Crèche case have returned to public attention. In July 2019, a terminally ill Ellis was granted a final appeal to the Supreme Court, scheduled for November 2019.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 620


Dimensions: 130 x 235 mm


Publication Date: 20-09-2019


Tags: New Release   History   New Zealand
$49.95
Who Is Afraid Of Little Wolf

ISBN: 9783791373812

Author: Yayo Kawamura    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Little Wolf is bored and so he asks some other animals to play. But no one wants to join him - not the squirrel, nor the bunny nor the fox. Their parents have t...


Little Wolf is bored and so he asks some other animals to play. But no one wants to join him - not the squirrel, nor the bunny nor the fox. Their parents have told them not to play with wolves. But when Little Wolf meets a bee, she is brave enough to play and the two have a great time. The other animals see there's nothing to be afraid of and decide to join in. With bold colors and appealing characters, this book packs a powerful lesson about overcoming prejudices and not judging someone before you know them.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 24


Dimensions: 200 x 160 mm


Publication Date: 19-04-2019


Tags: New Release   April 2019   Childrens
$26.99
20 Recipes Kids Should Know

ISBN: 9783791385075

Author: Calista Washburn    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Whether they're helping stir cake batter or producing their own YouTube cooking channel, kids of all ages are getting increasingly busy in the kitchen. This coo...


Whether they're helping stir cake batter or producing their own YouTube cooking channel, kids of all ages are getting increasingly busy in the kitchen. This cookbook features twenty classic recipes that are fun, healthy, adaptable and easy to prepare. From banana bread and the perfect grilled cheese to breaded chicken and apple pie, each recipe is written in a clear, accessible style that young cooks of every level will be able to follow. The author is a young chef whose love of cooking developed from her own family's food traditions like baking popovers with her grandmother and Sunday-night pizza making. By teaching kids basic recipes that can be adapted in endless ways, this book is the perfect launching pad to finding their way around the kitchen- - or launching their own cooking careers.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 240 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 19-04-2019


$38.99
A Brief History of Life on Earth

ISBN: 9783791373737

Author: Clemence Dupont    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

he story of life on earth unfolds in dramatic fashion in this amazing picture book that takes readers from 4.6 billion years ago to the present day. It’s diff...


he story of life on earth unfolds in dramatic fashion in this amazing picture book that takes readers from 4.6 billion years ago to the present day. It’s difficult to grasp the enormous changes life on Earth has undergone since it first came into existence, but this marvelously illustrated book makes learning about our planet’s fascinating history easy and entertaining. In an accordion style, the series of pages take readers through every major geological period, with bright artwork and detailed drawings. Opening on lava-filled oceans and smoking volcanoes, the book unfolds, era by era, to show how life evolved from tiny protozoa and crustaceans to dinosaurs and mammals. Fully expanded to 8 meters (26 feet), this spectacular visual timeline is a very impressive panorama that reveals evolution in all its glory. Each page is brimming with illustrations that readers will turn to again and again. A celebration of life, this extraordinary and beautiful book illuminates the history of Earth for young readers in an unforgettable and delightful way.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 76


Dimensions: 220 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 19-04-2019


Tags: New Release   May 2019   Childrens
$49.99
Birds Of A Feather

ISBN: 9785912083648

Author: Catherine Phillips    Publisher: Arca Publishers

The symbolism surrounding the bird is unequalled by any other creature. Godlike,mysterious, benevolent or evil, they can be associated with fire, with freedom, ...


The symbolism surrounding the bird is unequalled by any other creature. Godlike,mysterious, benevolent or evil, they can be associated with fire, with freedom, with fragility and have been a recurrent symbol in mythology, literature and art through time. Illustrated with a beautiful collection of works from The State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg and other 20th century Russian masterpieces, "Birds of a feather", figures the place of birds in human culture.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 105 x 148 mm


Publication Date: 30-05-2019


$39.99
Mountains by Magnum Photographers

ISBN: 9783791384696

Author: Annalisa Cittera    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Scale the earth’s most inspiring mountains through photographs culled from the Magnum archives by some of the world’s most celebrated photographers. Magnum ...


Scale the earth’s most inspiring mountains through photographs culled from the Magnum archives by some of the world’s most celebrated photographers. Magnum Photos is arguably the most celebrated photographic cooperative ever created and these images represent the world’s most iconic photographers capturing the world’s most breathtaking peaks. Robert Capa portrays the glamour of skiing the Austrian Alps circa 1950; Chris Steele-Perkins offers a hallucinogenic view of Mt. Fuji; Steve McCurry shows us life and war in the shadow of Afghanistan’s Hindu Kush; Harry Gruyaert captures childhood in the Moroccan High Atlas; and Martin Parr contemplates Machu Picchu’s mysterious granite peaks. Unique views, dramatic lighting, and superb composition make this volume a master class in photography. From breathtaking heights and majestic ridge lines to panoramic landscapes and dramatic terrains—these pictures illustrate everything there is to love, fear, and respect about the world’s mountains.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 26-07-2019


$120.00
Drawing The Curtain : Maurice Sendak's Designs For Opera and Ballet

ISBN: 9783791358550

Author: Liam Doona    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This book showcases a lesser-known aspect of Maurice Sendak’s oeuvre–his set designs for opera and ballets. Maurice Sendak is well-known for his acclaimed c...


This book showcases a lesser-known aspect of Maurice Sendak’s oeuvre–his set designs for opera and ballets. Maurice Sendak is well-known for his acclaimed children’s books, but he was also an avid opera lover and designed a number of sets for opera and ballet productions, among them Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Janáˇcek's The Cunning Little Vixen, Prokofiev’s The Love for Three Oranges, Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, and an opera by Oliver Knussen based on Where the Wild Things Are. This book brings together over one hundred and twentyfive pieces from among the more than nine hundred in the Morgan Library & Museum’s collection, including preliminary sketches, final watercolors, and cardboard models. Essays in the book discuss the importance of music to Sendak’s work, his fascination with comic strips, movies, mechanical toys, and pop-up books, and the artworks that inspired his stage designs. The book reveals the full breadth of Sendak’s visual work for opera and ballet and highlights his keen sense of humor, his love of art history, and his ability to tell striking stories through his art.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 250 x 273 mm


Publication Date: 18-06-2019


$89.99
Spaghetti Giraffe and the Egg of Courage

ISBN: 9780473474010

Author: Sarah Johnson    Publisher: Flat Bed Press

Spaghetti Giraffe and the Egg of Courage explores courage and bravery, friendship and love. Spaghetti Giraffe and the other under-cooker animals are the product...


Spaghetti Giraffe and the Egg of Courage explores courage and bravery, friendship and love. Spaghetti Giraffe and the other under-cooker animals are the products of Mina Cucina’s culinary disasters. Normally, they live peacefully under the cooker in her kitchen, but Gorgon, Mina Cucina’s oldest and best friend needs their help. He cannot find the courage to ask Mina Cucina to marry him. Meanwhile, the village baker is trying his hardest to win Mina Cucina’s hand. The under-cooker animals are determined to help Gorgon find the bravery he needs. To do so, they must conquer their own fears; Gorgon must grow some courage; and Mina Cucina must learn to stand up for what she thinks is best for herself. Spaghetti Giraffe and the Egg of Courage is the second book in a trilogy of stand-alone junior novels about Spaghetti Giraffe and his friends. The third book in the series will be published in 2020.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 188


Dimensions: 130 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 14-09-2019


$17.99
This Chair Rocks A Manifesto Against Ageism

ISBN: 9781911545262

Author: Ashton Applewhite    Publisher: Melville House UK

From childhood on, we’re barraged by messages that it’s sad to be old. That wrinkles are embarrassing, and old people are useless. Author and activist Ashto...


From childhood on, we’re barraged by messages that it’s sad to be old. That wrinkles are embarrassing, and old people are useless. Author and activist Ashton Applewhite believed them too—until she realised where this prejudice comes from and the damage it does. Lively, funny, and deeply researched, This Chair Rocks traces Applewhite’s journey from apprehensive boomer to pro-ageing radical, and in the process debunks myth after myth about late life. The book explains the roots of ageism—in history and in our own age denial—and how it divides and debases. It examines how ageist myths and stereotypes cripple the way our brains and bodies function, looks at ageism in the workplace and the bedroom, exposes the cost of myth of independence, critiques the portrayal of olders as burdens to society, describes what an all-age-friendly world would look like, and concludes with a rousing call to action. Whether you’re older or hoping to get there, this book will shake you by the shoulders, cheer you up, make you mad, and change the way you see the rest of your life.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 138 x 216 mm


Publication Date: 07-03-2019


$34.99
Let Me Be Like Water (PB)

ISBN: 9781911545255

Author: S.K. Perry    Publisher: Melville House UK

Under the cathartic spell of the sea, and with a little help from a retired magician, a young woman learns how to rebuild her life in this stunningly poignant d...


Under the cathartic spell of the sea, and with a little help from a retired magician, a young woman learns how to rebuild her life in this stunningly poignant debut novel. Holly moved to Brighton to escape her grief over the death of her boyfriend, Sam. But now she is here, sitting on a bench, listening to the sea sway… what is supposed to happen next? She had thought she’d want to be on her own. Wrecked. Stranded. But after she meets Frank, the tide begins to shift. Frank, a retired magician who has experienced his own loss but manages to be there for everyone else. Gradually, as he introduces Holly to a circle of new friends, young and old, all with their own stories of love and grief to share, she begins to learn to live again. A moving and powerful debut Let Me Be Like Water is a book simultaneously about nothing and everything: about the humdrum yet extraordinariness of everyday life; of lost and new connections; of loneliness and friendship.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 127 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 04-04-2019


$24.99
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