November 2019 (57)

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
DUE > 6th Dec 2019
Uncle John Watson Resident Magistrate

ISBN: 9780473501013

Author: Colin Amodeo    Publisher: The Caxton Press

Colonial Akaroa was surprisingly cosmopolitan with enclaves of speakers of Maori, English, French and German. Migration and ship-jumping further added to the cu...


Colonial Akaroa was surprisingly cosmopolitan with enclaves of speakers of Maori, English, French and German. Migration and ship-jumping further added to the cultural mix. Shipping kept Akaroa and other Banks Peninsula settlements in contact with the rest of New Zealand, supporting its trade and commerce. Despite all this worldliness, it was an isolated place. Almost an island, Akaroa evolved as a little world unto itself. John Watson has always appeared as a man for his time and place but exactly who that man was, up until now, had only been lightly outlined. Colin Amodeo presents a much fuller portrait. In these pages, we see not only a clearer picture of John Watson but also of colonial Akaroa.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 210 x 297 mm


Publication Date: 22-11-2019


$49.95
DUE > 29th Nov 2019
Louise Henderson : From Life

ISBN: 9780864633255

Author: Felicity Milburn    Publisher: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki & Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

In the story of New Zealand art, there's no one quite like Louise Henderson. A painter trained in embroidery and design. A French woman who found freedom to be ...


In the story of New Zealand art, there's no one quite like Louise Henderson. A painter trained in embroidery and design. A French woman who found freedom to be herself in New Zealand. A modernist who looked to European tradition for inspiration. And a pioneer of abstraction who remained engaged with the world around her. The first substantial book on Henderson - and the only publication to illustrate artwork and archival material from across her seven-decade career - Louise Henderson: From Life connects this extraordinary artist with an international discussion about women modernists and confirms her importance in New Zealand's visual culture.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 245 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 15-11-2019


$65.00
DUE > 25th Nov 2019
Brent Harris

ISBN: 9781877375576

Authors: Lara Strongman, Robert Leonard, Justin Paton, Brent Harris    Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

New Zealand-born artist Brent Harris is a leading, high-profile contemporary artist in Australia. Harris's artworks explore uneasy psychological states and chil...


New Zealand-born artist Brent Harris is a leading, high-profile contemporary artist in Australia. Harris's artworks explore uneasy psychological states and childhood trauma. He uses automatic drawing - a way of working that allows the subconscious to rise to the surface - as his starting point to create grotesque, elegant and immediately engaging works of art. In this beautifully designed catalogue, leading art writers Lara Strongman, Robert Leonard and Justin Paton introduce this remarkable artists to NZ audiences for the first time.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 60


Dimensions: 220 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 22-11-2019


$25.00
DUE > 30th Nov 2019
Little Book of Houses

ISBN: 9781877375606

Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

A new series of award winning Little Books of Art is here! Designed by award-winning artist Aaron Beehre, these beautifully produced Little Books of Art make th...


A new series of award winning Little Books of Art is here! Designed by award-winning artist Aaron Beehre, these beautifully produced Little Books of Art make the perfect gift. Each book is curated to a different theme and features high-quality reproductions of favourite artworks from the Christchurch Art Gallery's collection. Featuring historical to contemporary art, with big names in NZ and international circles - these are mini art books at an incredible price!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 100


Dimensions: 110 x 150 mm


Publication Date: 15-11-2019


$19.99
DUE > 29th Nov 2019
Little Book of Otautahi

ISBN: 9781877375620

Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

A new series of award winning Little Books of Art is here! Designed by award-winning artist Aaron Beehre, these beautifully produced Little Books of Art make th...


A new series of award winning Little Books of Art is here! Designed by award-winning artist Aaron Beehre, these beautifully produced Little Books of Art make the perfect gift. Each book is curated to a different theme and features high-quality reproductions of favourite artworks from the Christchurch Art Gallery's collection. Featuring historical to contemporary art, with big names in NZ and international circles - these are mini art books at an incredible price!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 100


Dimensions: 110 x 150 mm


Publication Date: 15-11-2019


$19.99
DUE > 29th Nov 2019
Little book of Portraits

ISBN: 9781877375590

Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

A new series of award winning Little Books of Art is here! Designed by award-winning artist Aaron Beehre, these beautifully produced Little Books of Art make th...


A new series of award winning Little Books of Art is here! Designed by award-winning artist Aaron Beehre, these beautifully produced Little Books of Art make the perfect gift. Each book is curated to a different theme and features high-quality reproductions of favourite artworks from the Christchurch Art Gallery's collection. Featuring historical to contemporary art, with big names in NZ and international circles - these are mini art books at an incredible price!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 100


Dimensions: 110 x 150 mm


Publication Date: 15-11-2019


$19.99
DUE > 29th Nov 2019
Little Book of Sunlight

ISBN: 9781877375613

Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

A new series of award winning Little Books of Art is here! Designed by award-winning artist Aaron Beehre, these beautifully produced Little Books of Art make th...


A new series of award winning Little Books of Art is here! Designed by award-winning artist Aaron Beehre, these beautifully produced Little Books of Art make the perfect gift. Each book is curated to a different theme and features high-quality reproductions of favourite artworks from the Christchurch Art Gallery's collection. Featuring historical to contemporary art, with big names in NZ and international circles - these are mini art books at an incredible price!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 100


Dimensions: 110 x 150 mm


Publication Date: 15-11-2019


$19.99
DUE > 29th Nov 2019
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
Frozen Summer

ISBN: 9780473484392

Author: Ian Austin   

Ian Austin is being compared to Ian Rankin with his Dan Calder trilogy of crime novels. Frozen Summer completes this thrilling trilogy! The Dan Calder series is...


Ian Austin is being compared to Ian Rankin with his Dan Calder trilogy of crime novels. Frozen Summer completes this thrilling trilogy! The Dan Calder series is a trilogy of crime novels featuring the uniquely talented but also uniquely flawed ex-detective. His struggles with depression and a cupboard bursting with skeletons vie for attention as he reluctantly travels from England to the other side of the world and back again, attempting to prevent or solve some of the darkest crimes imaginable and trying to maintain his loose grip on sanity all at the same time. Causing trouble or falling headlong into it is more than a habit for Dan Calder and it’s only the depth which ever seems to vary. Frozen Summer is the nickname Dan Calder’s girlfriend Tara gives to a cold case, the coldest one of all. Who else but Calder would contemplate investigating the unsolved killing where he’s the only suspect? The time’s come to revisit the scene of his blackest experience in order to try and move on once and for all. At stake are the relationships with Tara, their new son Bradley and possibly his very liberty. One way or another it ends here. Right here, right now.


Bind: paperback


Publication Date: 02-12-2019


$23.99
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