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The Random Reader
The Random Reader
Wonderful selection of funny and touching stories written by top New Zealand authors, such as Margaret Mahy, Joy Cowley, Kate de Goldi, David Hill and many other stars of children's literature. It's perfect for children from 5 to 105, with its focus on fun, good writing, cheekiness and word play.
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State Ward
State Ward Alan Duff
A moving, powerful novel about facing your crimes, about freedom and about redemption, from the renowned author of Once Were Warriors.
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The ACB With Honora Lee
The ACB With Honora Lee Kate De Goldi
Moving, charming novel from much-loved, international-award-winning children's author Kate de Goldi, author of the 10pm question. Beautifully packaged and illustrated throughout with drawings by Greg O'Brien.
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The Boy In the Olive Grove
The Boy In the Olive Grove Fleur Beale
The past lives of Bess Gray catch up with her in this passionate YA story by a NZ POst Children's Book Award-winner.
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Losing It
Losing It Sandy McKay
NZ Post Children's Book Award-winning young adult novel about a young girl’s journey back from anorexia to health and independence.
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Dear Vincent
Dear Vincent Mandy Hager
Powerful YA novel by an award-winning writer about a teenager coming to terms with the suicide of her sister.
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Cattra's Legacy
Cattra's Legacy Anna Mackenzie
Magnificent YA fantasy adventure story, with a romance at its heart, this book is a page-turner.
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Felix and the Red Rats
Felix and the Red Rats James Norcliffe
Fantasy, adventure and realism combine in a junior fiction novel by an award-winning writer.
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When Our Jack Went to War
When Our Jack Went to War Sandy McKay
A powerful and moving YA story about two brothers, one of whom goes off to fight in World War One.
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Lin and the Red Stranger
Lin and the Red Stranger Ken Catran
A poignant yound adult novel set in the goldfields of Otago during the 1860s goldrush.
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Red Leader Down
Red Leader Down Ken Catran
YA thriller about a teen discovering the truth of his grandfather's terrible past as a World War Two fighter pilot.
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Owl
Owl Joanna Orwin
A gripping adventure based on an ancient Maori myth is brought to life in this award-winning junior novel.
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Sea Dreamer
Sea Dreamer Elizabeth Pulford
A powerful young adult novel about the importance of friendship and love for teen girls.
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The Unknown Zone
The Unknown Zone Phil Smith
A powerful, gripping and passionate award winning young adult novel of land rights, Maori spirituality, coming-of-age and love.
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Heart Of Danger
Heart Of Danger Fleur Beale
The exciting third and final book in the Juno series of gripping sci fi/ fantasy YA novels.
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Speed Freak
Speed Freak Fleur Beale
Racing. Winning. That's all that matters in this exciting teen story about driving competitively.
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Blue
Blue Brandy Wehinger
Zombie story with plenty to sink your teeth into: romance, supernatural monsters and a good dose of blood and gore.
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Dare Truth or Promise
Dare Truth or Promise Paula Boock
A love story with a difference – girl meets girl, they fall in love. A powerful and turbulent novel about first love and crossing boundaries.
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From the Cutting Room of Barney Kettle
From the Cutting Room of Barney Kettle Kate De Goldi
Meet filmmaker Barney Kettle, who liked to invent stories but found a real one under his nose.
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Donnel's Promise
Donnel's Promise Anna Mackenzie
An absorbing fantasy for young adult readers. Feisty heroine Risha becomes the rightful heir to her mother’s kingdom, but is caught between two armies and her own tangled allegiances.
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Loves Me Not
Loves Me Not William J. O'Brien, Lesley Elliott
An essential guide for keeping relationships safe.
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Into the River
Into the River Ted Dawe
A gripping, gritty and award-winning coming-of-age novel for young adult readers.
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Stories for 6 Year Olds
Stories for 6 Year Olds
Especially chosen for 6 year olds, this is a light and fun collection of excellent children's stories.
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Stories for 7 Year Olds
Stories for 7 Year Olds
Chosen with 7 year olds in minds, this is an energetic collection of wonderful children's stories.
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