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New Releases (48)
Plastic : 5 Step Handicrafts for Kids
In just five simple steps, children can make fun, memorable crafts out of plastic, including an octopus, a hairy bug, a puppet theater, and gifts for friends. F...
In just five simple steps, children can make fun, memorable crafts out of plastic, including an octopus, a hairy bug, a puppet theater, and gifts for friends. Fourteen projects make clever use of plastic items we find in our everyday lives, such as cups, plates, hair curlers, and drinking straws. Children five years and older will develop fine motor skills, feed their creativity, and be encouraged to find new uses for items we often see as disposable.
Dimensions: 212 x 212 mm
Publication Date: 20-01-2020
An introduction to architectural creation, the 95 precut cardboard elements in this book can be combined in an infinite variety of ways to build all sorts of fa...
An introduction to architectural creation, the 95 precut cardboard elements in this book can be combined in an infinite variety of ways to build all sorts of fantastical structures. Follow the full-color idea diagrams to create more than 20 unique projects, then disassemble them and try something different. Developing direction-following skills and 3-D creativity, this kit allows young architects to both learn traditional design rules and break them. Alternate the color and black-and-white facade graphics to customize your creations—no glue or fasteners needed, just slot into place! The vibrant cutouts increase spatial visualization skills while giving future architects first-hand experience with color, form, and pattern.
Dimensions: 120 x 130 mm
Publication Date: 12-12-2019
The Gardens of Eden
Step into innovative little gardens of Eden created on small terraces and city rooftops, as well as out in the suburbs and countryside. As our lifestyles become...
Step into innovative little gardens of Eden created on small terraces and city rooftops, as well as out in the suburbs and countryside. As our lifestyles become more sustainable, so does the way we interact with the outdoors. Today's gardeners aim not only to create decorative outside spaces but also to give something back. No matter what size your patch is, it's easy to create diverse and rich environments for plants and insects, or grow your own vegetables or fruits. This book presents spaces that are more imaginative, diverse, and sustainable. Learn how to grow food in the city, get creative with native plants, and design greener corners within urban areas. The Gardens of Eden looks at fascinating examples around the world, teaching what you can do for nature while revealing what a garden can do for you.
Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm
Publication Date: 29-02-2020
A reinvigoration of an architectural classic. Added projects provide insight into the ever-developing world of container architecture. An expanded reprint of a ...
A reinvigoration of an architectural classic. Added projects provide insight into the ever-developing world of container architecture. An expanded reprint of a beloved tome, this book presents a wide range of projects in container architecture--a contemporary architectural phenomenon. In addition to previously released projects, nearly twenty new examples await to inspire and to engage. Container Atlas features container structures used as pop-up stores and temporary exhibits as well as sophisticated housing and office spaces that provoke and inspire while setting new standards in functionality and aesthetics. But the book is not only visually inspiring. Because it documents plans, describes associated costs, and suggests concrete solutions for common problems, it is a practical reference for architects, planners, and cultural activists as well as event and marketing managers, to guide them in deciding what types of containers are best suited to their upcoming projects.
Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm
Publication Date: 31-01-2020
The Little Box of Positivity (cards)
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers
One positive thought can change your whole day The right words at the right time can do wonders to lift your mood. This deck of 52 cards is full of sunny though...
One positive thought can change your whole day The right words at the right time can do wonders to lift your mood. This deck of 52 cards is full of sunny thoughts, kind words and little pick-me-ups that can be displayed anywhere to brighten your day and remind you that life is good.
Dimensions: 110 x 135 mm
Publication Date: 01-03-2020
Shape of the Heart
One of New Zealand’s most prominent, well-loved and accessible poets Kevin Ireland’s words pop like seaweed pods, whether he is: honouring friendships — m...
One of New Zealand’s most prominent, well-loved and accessible poets Kevin Ireland’s words pop like seaweed pods, whether he is: honouring friendships — making sourdough bread — grinning at the weather gods — wondering why he slept in — marvelling at the miracle of a shower — giving advice to writers — analysing chance remarks and philosophical paradoxes — celebrating the benefits of a failing memory — circumnavigating childhood, ageing and death … or just having fun, which he does refreshingly often. Shape of the Heart sparkles with poems that take us from brain to heart, sometimes detouring to unexpected places (such as the belly button), but most often in a direct and delightful line.
Dimensions: 140 x 210 mm
Publication Date: 12-05-2020
Ten Little Kisses For You
Follow the Ten Little Kisses as they make their way from the clouds, to the hills, to the seas - to you! Captivate your littlest loved one with the soothing rhy...
Follow the Ten Little Kisses as they make their way from the clouds, to the hills, to the seas - to you! Captivate your littlest loved one with the soothing rhythm and joyful images of this melodic first picture book. The book follows the familiar 'One Little, Two Little, Three Little Indians' song, but with Kisses! Black and white shapes are proven to capture a young baby’s attention, allowing developing eyes to focus and concentrate, and giving the mind a rest from the overwhelming stimulation of the world. As baby’s attention span grows, the playful illustrations offer plenty for her to discover and explore. With a cuddle and smooch on every page, Ten Little Kisses is sure to become baby’s favourite time of the day. A treasured family keepsake, from baby to beyond. 100% New Zealand written and illustrated.
Dimensions: 140 x 140 mm
Publication Date: 01-12-2019
Losing The Silver Spoon
This us a rollicking tale of the highs and lows of a life well lived. Born into a life of privilege, James Wilson was always too free-thinking to be kept down o...
This us a rollicking tale of the highs and lows of a life well lived. Born into a life of privilege, James Wilson was always too free-thinking to be kept down on the farm, content to follow in his ancestors' footsteps. Slowly but determinedly he pulled away from tradition and set off on his own sometimes rocky and precarious path. Ten years at elite boarding schools didn't snuff out his dreams of adventure, which subsequently found him travelling across the Sahara desert and down the length of Africa in a little Mini, and later upifting his wife and four children to work as a farm advisor on a cattle farm in Malaysia. Back home again, he turned the farming over to his long-suffering wife Barbie and embarked on a career as an inventor and entrepreneur, with some successful - and occasionally disastrous - results. Eventually the family farm was sold and Barbie and James have carved out a new active life in the Marlborough Sounds. James's ride through life has been a rollercoaster, but he has few regrets and the proverbial silver spoon is now but a faint memory.
Dimensions: 152 x 235 mm
Publication Date: 01-01-2020
Shortlisted for NZ Booklovers Awards 2020 Evan Cadwallader comes across the almost dead body of a young woman while panning for gold at his inherited claim in t...
Shortlisted for NZ Booklovers Awards 2020 Evan Cadwallader comes across the almost dead body of a young woman while panning for gold at his inherited claim in the foothills of New Zealand's southern Alps. He carries her back to his cottage and as he nurses her back to health, gradually pieces together the story of her life. Evan is torn between his growing feelings for Addie and the pull of his claim, but as the gold begins to flow, they draw ever closer to each other and for a few glorious weeks they thrive. But, like the weather, all must break and what started out blissfully, soon turns sinister. Set during one claustrophobic summer, against a remote and beautiful backdrop, this is a novel about love, loss and companionship that will shimmer under the surface of your thoughts for months to come.
Dimensions: 126 x 198 mm
Publication Date: 01-12-2019
Shortlisted for NZ Booklovers Awards 2020 In an unspecified time and location, an unnamed boy is living what he feels to be an idyllic life in the faded and pe...
Shortlisted for NZ Booklovers Awards 2020 In an unspecified time and location, an unnamed boy is living what he feels to be an idyllic life in the faded and peeling Lido where his father is a lifeguard. He idolises his father - never more so than when he saves the life of a suicidal man - and he comes to believe that heroism is all. The arrest of his sister Lilly later that summer brings the halcyon days to an abrupt end, and his family is torn apart, with Lilly sent to jail and the boy set to a boarding house for dysfunctional boys, far away from his home - The Fell. He is young and afraid but the boys in the home become his family and they band together against their enemies, both real and imagined, they become family. The boy is an unreliable narrator, seeing the world and his place in it through a unique lens. He meets ghosts, hears voices and battles his fears but never questions his own version of reality. Anger spills over when he hears the girl he loves referred to as a twenty-dollar-whore and his actions lead him to run from The Fell. And run, And run...
Dimensions: 126 x 198 mm