June & July 2019 (86)

Kuwis First Egg (board book)

ISBN: 9780995124615

Author: Kat Merewether    Publisher: Illustrated Publishing

Kuwi is a young and confused kiwi who has found herself alone with her newly laid egg. She has never had an egg before... A funny and heart-warming story for t...


Kuwi is a young and confused kiwi who has found herself alone with her newly laid egg. She has never had an egg before... A funny and heart-warming story for the early learner. Kuwi is an endangered brown kiwi. She lays her first egg. She has no idea what she is supposed to do with the egg, or what the ‘purpose’ of the egg is. Follow her feather raising antics. • Thick and sturdy matte laminated board pages. • Amazing, detailed illustrations overflowing with native gems. • The Kuwi the Kiwiâ„¢ series is a proud supporter of Kiwis for Kiwi Trust, donating 20 cents from each book sale to support kiwi conservation projects in New Zealand. The series has donated in excess of $30,00 to date.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 140 x 140 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2019


$14.99
DUE > 9th Aug 2019
Kuwis Very Shiny Bum (board book)

ISBN: 9780995124622

Author: Kat Merewether    Publisher: Illustrated Publishing

From the award-winning author and illustrator of the Kuwi the Kiwi™ series, Kat Merewether. Board book version of the #1 bestselling ‘Kuwi’s Very Shiny Bu...


From the award-winning author and illustrator of the Kuwi the Kiwi™ series, Kat Merewether. Board book version of the #1 bestselling ‘Kuwi’s Very Shiny Bum’. With the faint jingle of bells, a mysterious gift falls from the sky. It is a shimmering red ball. Kuwi knows exactly what it is. A very shiny bum. She decides to make gifts, so her friends can feel as blessed as she does. A hula hoop for Herb the hippy hōiho. Tasteful trimmings for Tash the tuft-less tūī. A moustache for Morris the meek morepork... but wait, no ‘thank yous’? A humorous and light hearted story to guide children from a young age to look for small ways to be generous and caring of others, in a time of year that can often be all about the ‘presents’. A book to instill an attitude of generosity and giving, appreciation and thankfulness.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 36


Dimensions: 140 x 140 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2019


$14.99
DUE > 16th Aug 2019
Nga Hoa Hoihoi o Kuwi

ISBN: 9780994136480

Authors: Kat Merewether, Pania Papa    Publisher: Illustrated Publishing

Te reo Maori translation of the bestselling title, "Kuwi's Rowdy Crowd" Kuwi the Kiwi attempts to find a moment of peace and quiet in the chaos of parenthood, b...


Te reo Maori translation of the bestselling title, "Kuwi's Rowdy Crowd" Kuwi the Kiwi attempts to find a moment of peace and quiet in the chaos of parenthood, but everywhere she turns the volume just gets louder. Tap-dancing tomtits, Karate-kicking kokako and other noisy native friends join in the rowdy fun, until Kuwi can't take any more... The quirky and quintessentially Kiwi illustrations will have both adults and children laughing out loud, with a humorous storyline familiar to parents everywhere. Young readers will be delighted by the fun noises they can make to match each illustration, and as they guess which creature will pop up next. The story also holds a heartwarming and subtle message about being happy with what you have.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 36


Dimensions: 240 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2019


$19.99
Ko Kiwipihi

ISBN: 9780994136473

Authors: Kat Merewether, Pania Papa    Publisher: Illustrated Publishing

Te reo translation of the bestselling title "Kiwicorn" Who is whimsical, witty and wonderfully weird? Kiwicorn! A ridiculously cute and funny story about being ...


Te reo translation of the bestselling title "Kiwicorn" Who is whimsical, witty and wonderfully weird? Kiwicorn! A ridiculously cute and funny story about being unique. Gorgeous illustrations and writing, help children to understand their emotions and to open a light-hearted dialogue about diversity. The Kiwicorn story can help parents and teachers to convey the important message that we're all different from each other, and being different is awesome!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 28


Dimensions: 210 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2019


$14.99
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
Plant Paradigm

ISBN: 9780473461751

Author: James Wilson    Publisher: James Wilson

James Wilson was a farmer for 40 years before he became a vegan, a change that he believes saved his life. He'd spent a lifetime farming, growing, harvesting an...


James Wilson was a farmer for 40 years before he became a vegan, a change that he believes saved his life. He'd spent a lifetime farming, growing, harvesting and eating meat and milk products, but eight years ago a health scare persuaded him to make the dramatic decision to change his lifestyle. James and his wife Barbie immediately adopted a whole-food plant-based (WFPB) diet and lifestyle - a vegan approach. And they've never looked back. Veganism, he insists, ensures a longer and healthier life. It also severely reduces our individual environmental footprint and avoids the often-appalling cruelty that livestock farming causes to animals. "Of course, there is a fourth reason" says James Wilson, "not quite so scientifically upheld, but one that works for me. And that is simply that there is joy in being vegan". Plant Paradigm forcibly puts the case for veganism, including some practical suggestions for how to cook vegan at home.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 121


Dimensions: 125 x 204 x 8 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2019


$19.99
My Life In Public Health

ISBN: 9780473470913

Author: Dr Murray Laugesen    Publisher: Health New Zealand

Dr Murray Laugesen’s long career as a public health specialist has seen him involved in some of the major public health initiatives, both global and national,...


Dr Murray Laugesen’s long career as a public health specialist has seen him involved in some of the major public health initiatives, both global and national, of the latter part of the twentieth century and on into the twenty-first. While working in India early in his career, Murray played an important role in popularising the immunisation of children in the Punjab and other states. He vaccinated and treated cholera, and lent his efforts to vaccinating against smallpox, polio and tetanus. Today, India is free of these diseases. Back in his home country of New Zealand, Murray, now working in the Department of Health, resumed work and research into child health. Then, in 1984, he launched the first serious campaign to reduce smoking in New Zealand, and it is this work that has most engaged him in the decades since. With Minister of Health Helen Clark, Murray was the architect of the Smoke-free Environments Act 1990, which abolished tobacco advertising and sponsorship, and, when amended in 2003, abolished all remaining smoking at work. In 2007, while working for his own company, Health New Zealand, Murray was the first person outside of China to research and advocate the new electronic cigarette as an alternative to smoking. Murray’s account of his and his colleagues’ efforts to curb smoking in New Zealand serves as a blueprint for other countries wanting to end this major health hazard, while his story of his life, both personal and professional, reveals a person of compassion and commitment whose work has benefited the health of a great many people at home and abroad.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 344


Dimensions: 163 x 235 mm


Publication Date: 23-08-2019


$45.00
Fearless and Outspoken : The larger-than-life Alfred W Renall

ISBN: 9780995123205

Publisher: Wairarapa Archive

As A.W. Renall’s 1902 obituary noted: “For a quarter of a century he was the most notable personage in Masterton; and on the public platform swayed people a...


As A.W. Renall’s 1902 obituary noted: “For a quarter of a century he was the most notable personage in Masterton; and on the public platform swayed people as no other man could move them”. Alfred Renall, an early settler in the Hutt Valley and then in the Wairarapa, was a successful miller, father of 16 children and at various times a Provincial Council member, elected to the first Parliament, he was also a Masterton borough councillor and twice the mayor as well as a leading figure in the Small Farms Association and subsequent Masterton Trust Lands Trust. As his friend Alexander Hogg M.P. said: “An energetic and industrious settler, a public man, fearless and outspoken for over a half century he made his influence felt in the wider Wellington province”. Fearless and Outspoken is the story of Alfred W. Renall from his birth in Heybridge, Essex, England in 1813 to his and his family’s voyage to Port Nicholson aboard the Martha Ridgway late in 1840, followed by his rich, varied and sometimes controversial life during the next six decades. It provides a fascinating portrait of one pioneer and how he and his family succeeded in a very different land at the bottom of the world.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 146


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 03-06-2019


$30.00
The Beacon Project

ISBN: 9780473464684

Author: Toby Fraser    Publisher: Lovat Publishing

Nanotech entrepreneur Ryan Trishler and retired Soviet general Alexander Volkov come from very different worlds, yet both have survived the toughest of upbringi...


Nanotech entrepreneur Ryan Trishler and retired Soviet general Alexander Volkov come from very different worlds, yet both have survived the toughest of upbringings. And now each man understands something of the nature of military conflict: one using technology to avoid senseless deaths on the battlefield, the other profiting from wartime brutality wherever it happens. A searing indictment of the international arms trade and the political corruption that feeds it, The Beacon Project is both high-octane thriller and moving family drama, a story that shows the stark choices powerful men make, and the razor-thin line between good and evil. You know you’re getting deep into your research when it attracts official attention in New Zealand. For Christchurch author Toby Fraser, that moment came when he was researching the illegal arms trade for his novel, The Beacon Project. More than once his extensive online searching led to a follow-up from concerned security agencies checking on his intentions. Fraser was drawn to the subject matter not by fascination but by abhorrence. His studies, travels and life experience had made him aware of the horrors of war zones and refugee camps, and of the sheer misery the arms trade created. He also saw the bigger picture that lay behind the trade – large corporations that exploited their position as manufacturers of armaments in order to promote their products. It is this nexus of legitimate business and the criminal underworld that Fraser explores in his novel, and as he does so he exposes the ways in which military purchasing can corrupt not only itself but the political systems that fund it. Toby Fraser was born in Canterbury, where he studied and subsequently worked as an engineer, and he brings an engineer’s eye for detail to his descriptions of machines and materiel. Fraser was also a father, though, and the empathy and understanding that parenthood fosters also shines through in The Beacon Project, in its depiction of a family under severe stress as killers circle. Fraser’s passion for the environment and his experience skiing, fishing, cycling and otherwise exploring the great outdoors is also evident. The book’s settings in-clude the United States, Canada and New Zealand, and the story draws on visits the author made to the Ross-land and Kettle Valley areas of Canada, famous for their mountain-biking trails, and the remote Orwell Creek area of Westland, New Zealand. Tragically, The Beacon Project is published subsequent to Toby’s death.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 408


Dimensions: 152 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 16-08-2019


$35.00
Fragile

ISBN: 9783961712229

Author: Pedro Jarque Krebs    Publisher: TeNeues

There are few things more fascinating than the diversity of the animal kingdom—and it’s a wonder under immense threat. The latest figures estimate that 60 p...


There are few things more fascinating than the diversity of the animal kingdom—and it’s a wonder under immense threat. The latest figures estimate that 60 percent of all animal populations on our planet have been wiped out in the last 50 years. Pedro Jarque Krebs, a multi-award-winning wildlife photographer, focuses his lens on this fragile natural world to draw attention to its precarious situation. His photographs aim to break down the psychological and emotional barriers that separate us from our fellow creatures, capturing every animal—whether a bird, a reptile, or a big cat—in an atmosphere of breathtaking intimacy. Beautiful and humbling, his images give the animals their full and due dignity. They remind us that we are not the center of the universe, and that our most important project is to protect the intricate ecosystem of which we are just a small, constituent part. “My goal with these images is to raise our awareness of the beauty and diversity of the natural world, but—even more importantly—its dreadful fragility and endangerment.” Pedro Jarque Krebs Pedro Jarque Krebs was born in 1963 in Lima, Peru, and studied at the Sorbonne in Paris. One of the most celebrated photographers, his numerous awards include the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 220


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 21-06-2019


$120.00
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