• 30 Nz Stories for Children
    30 Nz Stories for Children
    ISBN: 9781869414375
    Title: 30 Nz Stories for Children
    Author: NOBLE JO & ELLIOT DAVID


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Acb With Honora Lee
    Acb With Honora Lee
    ISBN: 9781869799892
    Title: Acb With Honora Lee
    Author: DE GOLDI KATE

    Perry's mother and father are busy people a they're impatient, they're tired, they get cross easily. And they think that only children, like Perry, should be kept busy. Perry would prefer a dog. But there is no dog they're far too messy just week after week full to the brim with after-school activities: piano, clarinet, homework tutoring, movement class a On Saturday mornings Perry and her father visit her gran, Honora Lee, at the Santa Lucia rest home, but Gran never remembers them. 'Who is that man?' Honora Lee asks when Perry's father leaves the room. After movement class is abruptly cancelled, Perry is allowed to go to Santa Lucia on Thursday afternoons. She discovers her Gran has an unconventional interest in the alphabet, so Perry decides to make an alphabet book with the help of Honora and the others. Soon everyone is interested in Perry's book project. Kate De Goldi's The ACB with Honora Lee unfolds with characteristic warmth, quirky, surprising humour and a rich cast of 'residents'. The story is a meditation on kindness and patience and acceptance; that of the very young and the very old. It's a story that will resonant with echoes of recollection for many from Perry's endearing perspective on the adult world to the embracing kindness of those who care for the elderly. A many-layered and playful novel with a crossover audience, it will delight both the young and the not so young. Beautifully packaged and illustrated throughout with drawings by Greg O'Brien.

    LAUNCH UPDATE:
    Plenty of book lovers descended upon Unity Books Wellington last Thursday night. It was a truly buzzing launch of Kate De Goldi’s latest book The ACB with Honora Lee. It tells a story of a little girl embarking on an endearing project with her Granny, who happens to have Alzheimers. The story unfolds with characteristic warmth, quirky, surprising humour and a rich cast of 'residents'. Amazingly illustrated by Gregory O’Brien to boot. Take a look at the photos below.

    Photography © Marta Starosta // Unity Books



    Gregory O'Brien & Kate De Goldi on the big night.



    Kate talking with some friends.



    Chatting with some happy readers at the signing.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Aunt Nasty
    Aunt Nasty
    ISBN: 9781897136805
    Title: Aunt Nasty
    Author: MAHY MARGARET


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $17.00
    $17.00
  • Awakening #1 Aotearoa Whispers
    Awakening #1 Aotearoa Whispers
    ISBN: 9780473180065
    Title: Awakening #1 Aotearoa Whispers
    Author: NAVARRO GONZALO

    A 13 year old boy named Kahi wanders the streets of Christchurch city, feeling a bit lost in a place he should belong. That ordinary day suddenly changes when he finds a 10 cent coin, The profile of the British Queen and the Maori icon on the reverse makes him think about himself and his Maori culture. The coin, a symbol of the colonisation, leads him to his Kuia (grandmother), a wise lady who shares some of her vast Maori knowledge with Kahi. The words of his Kuia carry him on a mesmerizing journey that will make Kahi discover his heritage and his true identity.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Barbarians! #6 Dragon Knight
    Barbarians! #6 Dragon Knight
    ISBN: 9781775433972
    Title: Barbarians! #6 Dragon Knight
    Author: MEWBURN KYLE

    Sometimes being half boy, half dragon gets really messy! What speaks in snorts and stinks like a corpse rotting in the sun? A BARBARIAN of course! How will Merek and Brin wriggle out of this terrifying tangle?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.00
    $14.00
  • Bicycling to the Moon
    Bicycling to the Moon
    ISBN: 9781776570324
    Title: Bicycling to the Moon
    Author: PARVELA TIMO

    Purdy the cat and Barker the dog live together in a sky-blue house on top of a hill.

    Barker likes the garden. He wants only to dig, to scratch up the earth and turn it over. But Purdy has big dreams: he wants to fly south with the birds, win the singing competition, be a Supercat.

    One day Purdy decides that if he could just get a bicycle and ride it to the moon, he would be the happiest cat in the world, and never want anything else again. Ever.

    Purdy the cat’s antics, dreams, and sly manipulation of his friend are laugh-out-loud funny, while the very warm heart to these stories will have every reader wishing they had a good friend like Barker the dog.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Big House
    Big House
    ISBN: 9781927230183
    Title: Big House
    Author: ELLIS PAUL

    "Theo and Audrey discover their new home is full of wonders. But one door leaves them in a strange and empty land from which they must embark on a desperate journey back--a journey that will not only reveal their deepest fears, but take them beyond their wildest dreams"

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $7.00
    $7.00
  • Book Is a Book
    Book Is a Book
    ISBN: 9781877579929
    Title: Book Is a Book
    Author: BORNHOLDT JENNY

    A beautifully produced, small-format jacketed hardback with simple illustrations that are whimsical yet humorous. A book is to read. A book belongs in a library, on a bookshelf, in a bookshop, in your house. A story belongs wherever a story belongs. If it's Sunday and raining, a book is the perfect thing. Even a small book, because boredom can be very big. You can read a book while you walk, but you have to be careful not to bump into things.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Bow Down Shadrach #1 Shadrach Series
    Bow Down Shadrach #1 Shadrach Series
    ISBN: 9780141309156
    Title: Bow Down Shadrach #1 Shadrach Series
    Author: COWLEY JOY

    Shadrach is a very old, circus-trained Clydesdale horse - and the favourite family pet. When Hannah discovers that Shadrach has been sold to a dog food factory, she decides to mount a heroic rescue and enlist the help of her two younger brothers.From the beginning, their plans go seriously wrong. By the time they've argued with the repulsive Wuff Stuff man, hidden Shadrach in a church and in a caravan, and floated him on a mussel barge, they're in desperate need of rescuing themselves.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Boy Who Made Things Up Early Reader
    Boy Who Made Things Up Early Reader
    ISBN: 9781444011319
    Title: Boy Who Made Things Up Early Reader
    Author: MAHY MARGARET

    Michael loves to make things up, and when he and his dad go for a walk, they can't believe what they see. Islands. Giants. Even mermaids.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
  • Brain Sucker
    Brain Sucker
    ISBN: 9781921977633
    Title: Brain Sucker
    Author: WOOD GLENN

    How would you act if part of your personality was stolen with a brain-sucking machine? Lester Smythe has a black heart. He's invented a dangerous brain-sucking machine that removes the goodness from its victims, and he intends to use it to rid the world of all human kindness. But Lester didn't count on thirteen-year-old Callum McCullock and his two best friends, Sophie and Jinx. The trio vow to destroy the brain sucker. And nothing will stop them.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.00
    $19.00
  • Bruno
    Bruno
    ISBN: 9781776571253
    Title: Bruno
    Author: VALCKX CATHARINA & HUBESCH NICOLAS

    Bruno, the cat in the checkered cap, takes life as it comes. When it's too rainy to go outside, he rustles up an inside picnic with his friends. When he meets a fish swimming in the air, he follows it. Why not! When the canary forgets how to sing, Bruno helps out. Days come and go, and for Bruno they always bring something interesting. And once in a while, a day comes along that is just about perfect! These six linked stories by a top children's writer and renowned comic artist are full of friendship, silliness, and the little moments that make life good.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Bruno: Some of the More Interesting Days in My Life So Far
    Bruno: Some of the More Interesting Days in My Life So Far
    ISBN: 9781776571246
    Title: Bruno: Some of the More Interesting Days in My Life So Far
    Author: VALCKX CATHARINA & HUBESCH NICOLAS R

    Bruno, the cat in the checkered cap, takes life as it comes. When it's too rainy to go outside, his friends come around for breakfast. When a fish invites him into the river, he follows it. Why not! When the canary forgets how to talk, Bruno helps out.Days come and go, and for Bruno they always bring something interesting. And once in a while, a day comes along that is just about perfect!These six linked stories are full of friendship, silliness and the little moments that make life good.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Bullies & Warriors
    Bullies & Warriors
    ISBN: 9781877514142
    Title: Bullies & Warriors
    Author: TIPENE TIM

    Going to school is a misery for Sean. Whatever he does to avoid the school bully, Mark Thomas and his mates always catch up with him. Then the students join Warrior Kids, a programme that teaches leadership and selfcontrol. So begins a journey for that has a predictable outcome for one boy and a surprise for the other. In this revised novel, first published as Warrior Kids in 2006, Tim Tipene depicts the reality of bullying -- and strategies to address it -- for children on both sides of the problem.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Bully Chip
    Bully Chip
    ISBN: 9781921977640
    Title: Bully Chip
    Author: WOOD GLENN

    Callum thought things would be better after he and his friends defeated the evil Lester Smythe, but his world has just begun to crumble ... A year after they defeated the evil mastermind Lester Smythe, Callum, Sophie and Jinx are having problems with the new kids at Thaxton High. The bullies seem to be targeting them with a strange and sneaky vendetta. And the cool group has taken an interest in befriending Jinx, leaving Callum and Sophie to worry about their intentions. But when they discovery their problems at school are just the beginning of a greater evil plan, they have to band together again to survive.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.00
    $19.00
  • Cameo, the Street Pony #2 Showtym Adventures
    Cameo, the Street Pony #2 Showtym Adventures
    ISBN: 9780143772200
    Title: Cameo, the Street Pony #2 Showtym Adventures
    Author: WILSON KELLY


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
  • Can You Whistle Johanna
    Can You Whistle Johanna
    ISBN: 9780958259828
    Title: Can You Whistle Johanna
    Author: STARK ULF

    There are plenty of old men who would do as a grandfather at the retirement home, Ulf suggests, when Berra wonders why he doesn't have one. They go there together to find one - ideally one who eats pig's trotters, invites you to tea & who can teach you to whistle. This is a sensitive book about a friendship between two boys & an old man.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $16.00
    $16.00
  • Caro Was Here
    Caro Was Here
    ISBN: 9781922244833
    Title: Caro Was Here
    Author: FARRELLY ELIZABETH

    One match, one chance, she thinks. Make it count. Skipping school to lead a group of friends - and enemies - on an adult - free excursion to an island in Sydney Harbour is Caro's idea of a twelfth birthday outing. Marooned overnight? She can handle that too. But the challenges multiply. They're not alone on the island, and Caro must save her friends from life - threatening danger ...

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.00
    $19.00
  • Case for Buffy #4 Detective Gordon
    Case for Buffy #4 Detective Gordon
    ISBN: 9781776571796
    Title: Case for Buffy #4 Detective Gordon
    Author: NILSSON ULF

    The final story in this big-hearted series takes on the most important case ever investigated in Detective Gordons forestwhere is Buffys mother? Gordon faces his old nemesis, the fox, in an investigation that leads to the edges of the forest.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Case in Any Case #3 Detective Gordon
    Case in Any Case #3 Detective Gordon
    ISBN: 9781776571093
    Title: Case in Any Case #3 Detective Gordon
    Author: NILSSON ULF

    Gordon is on vacation, and Buffy is the sole detective at the small police station in the forest. It is not easy for a police officer to be alone. Especially when there are strange noises outside the station at night. Buffy decides to seek out Gordon in his little cottage by the lake to ask for help. After all, two police think twice as well as one. Two police are twice as brave!

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Charlotte & the Golden Promise
    Charlotte & the Golden Promise
    ISBN: 9780143307723
    Title: Charlotte & the Golden Promise
    Author: MCKAY SANDY

    'I'm sure it'll be much more fun at the goldfields'.Dunedin, 1865 Charlotte loves to play marbles with her best friend Harry and read about adventures on the high seas. But Charlotte will have to leave school soon and help her mother with the house and the younger children. Charlotte can't imagine anything worse.When it looks like her mother is going to keep her home for good, Charlotte and her new friend Cyril board a Cobb & Co coach and head to Hogburn Gully, where the Otago gold rush is in full swing. But the mining town isn't what Charlotte imagined.Can Charlotte find a fortune in the goldfields? Or will she have to return home to a narrow life of sewing, cooking and looking after her little sisters?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
  • Chessy, the Welsh Pony #4 Showtym Adventures
    Chessy, the Welsh Pony #4 Showtym Adventures
    ISBN: 9780143772620
    Title: Chessy, the Welsh Pony #4 Showtym Adventures
    Author: WILSON KELLY

    In the fourth Showtym Adventure, Amanda must earn the trust of a beautiful but wild Welsh stallion. Will Chessy ever be safe enough to ride?


    Seven-year-old Amanda Wilson dreams of training her own wild pony, just as her sisters have done.

    Then comes the chance she has been waiting for - a muster of beautiful Welsh ponies that have run wild in the hills.

    Among them is Chessy, a striking stallion, and just the right size for Amanda. But small doesn't equal easy, and first Amanda must prove she has what it takes by training a stroppy mare from Pony Club. Will Chessy ever be safe enough to join Amanda on her crazy adventures?


    Vicki and Kelly must help Amanda to win her pony's trust in this engaging story of perseverance and reward inspired by the Wilson Sisters' early years.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
  • Chocolate Porridge Early Reader
    Chocolate Porridge Early Reader
    ISBN: 9781444011302
    Title: Chocolate Porridge Early Reader
    Author: MAHY MARGARET

    Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.
    Timothy's sisters think that boys are all rubbish at cooking so Timothy sets out to prove them wrong - by making the most delicious chocolate porridge ever. The only trouble is... who is going to eat it?
    A brand-new full colour Early Reader edition of this favourite story, with charming, classic illustrations that have the same warmth and appeal as Shirley Hughes.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
  • Christmas Tree Tangle
    Christmas Tree Tangle
    ISBN: 9780143770800
    Title: Christmas Tree Tangle
    Author: MAHY MARGARET

    The kitten has climbed the Christmas tree Climbed so high and climbed so far to cling with her claws to the Christmas star. So begins the magically illustrated story of the - Christmas Tree Tangle - in which the kitten, the cat, the dog, the goat and even the pigs get stuck in the branches of the town Christmas tree. This is a delightful tale to read along with Children at the festive season.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Complicated Case #2 Detective Gordon
    Complicated Case #2 Detective Gordon
    ISBN: 9781776570652
    Title: Complicated Case #2 Detective Gordon
    Author: NILSSON ULF

    The detective lay in bed with his eyes closed. But he couldn't sleep. He was thinking. He always thought best in bed. Especially with his eyes closed. Something is going on in the forest: one of the animals is saying nasty things about the other forest creatures. But no one dares make a statement to the police. Who is the culprit? Detective Gordon and his assistant Buffy must investigate! But this is a complicated case. Once the investigation is over, Detective Gordon plans to go fishing and eat all the cakes he wants. And maybe then Buffy will be appointed Police Chief! But that won't happen unless this case can be solved.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Conrad Cooper's Last Stand
    Conrad Cooper's Last Stand
    ISBN: 9780143571193
    Title: Conrad Cooper's Last Stand
    Author: AGNEW LEONIE

    Set in 1978 against the Bastion Point occupation, Conrad Cooper's Last Stand is junior fiction full of humour but with a powerful core. Award-winning author Leonie Agnew has created a surprising, brave and totally engaging novel for young readers.

    Dear Tane, I've never prayed to a god, so hope this is okay. If I get it wrong, don't strike me down with a thunderbolt or anything - I'm just a kid.

    Conrad Cooper needs a favour. He's just found out about Tane, the god of the forest, and he's decided that Tane is the perfect guy to solve his family problems. After all, the more high-profile gods probably have huge waiting lists, right? In return, Conrad will do anything to repay Tane, no matter how much trouble it causes. But will a Maori god listen to the prayers of a ten-year-old Pakeha boy? And, worse still, does Tane even exist?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Copper Top
    Copper Top
    ISBN: 9781877192388
    Title: Copper Top
    Author: ATKINSON CORAL


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.00
    $21.00
  • Crystal Code
    Crystal Code
    ISBN: 9781922079039
    Title: Crystal Code
    Author: NEWSOME RICHARD

    It's nearly Christmas. Gerald, Ruby and Sam are meeting up with Alisha and Gerald's Australian& school friend Ox for two weeks of snowboarding in the mountains of California. It's a dream& vacation for the world's youngest billionaire.But soon after they arrive—by helicopter, with Gerald's butler Mr Fry at the controls, of& course—the private chalet is attacked. Gerald and the gang escape through a secret passage,& only to be pursued on snowmobiles by men with guns across frozen lakes and into the path of a& cascading avalanche.Could this be the work of Gerald's nemesis Sir Mason Green, recently escaped from prison? Or& is someone else behind the attack? Does the old dry cleaning ticket Gerald found amongstGreen's belongings hold the key? And how does an invitation to join the secretive Billionaire's& Club land Gerald in so much trouble?Join Gerald and his friends in the USA, the Czech Republic and a tiny island in Sweden for a new thrilling adventure. After all, with all that money, there's got to be more to the story.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.00
    $21.00
  • Dako-snappysaurus #6 Dinosaur Rescue
    Dako-snappysaurus #6 Dinosaur Rescue
    ISBN: 9781775430988
    Title: Dako-snappysaurus #6 Dinosaur Rescue
    Author: MEWBURN KYLE

    Arg goes hunting with his dad and the older Neanderthals. They stop at a beach where everyone falls asleep. When Arg wakes up he notices that his dad has floated off and a dinosaur is about to have him for breakfast. Can Arg save his dad from the hungry dakosaurus? Suggested level: primary.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $12.00
    $12.00
  • Dark Blue 100 Ride Bus Ticket
    Dark Blue 100 Ride Bus Ticket
    ISBN: 9781869508166
    Title: Dark Blue 100 Ride Bus Ticket
    Author: MAHY MARGARET

    When Carlo and his mother, Jessica, accept a free bus ticket from a strange old woman in the supermarket, they are really only being polite. Secretly they think she must be slightly batty, with her talk about hundred free bus rides to the supermarket at the end of the world. How absurd! And yet, right outside their supermarket, which is of the most ordinary, everyday kind, a Number 13 bus pulls up . . . dark blue and with gold stars, just like the ticket.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Day My Father Became a Bush
    Day My Father Became a Bush
    ISBN: 9781877579165
    Title: Day My Father Became a Bush
    Author: VAN LEEUWEN JOKE

    Before he becomes a bush, Toda's father is a pastry chef. He gets up at the crack of dawn to bake twenty different sorts of pastries and three kinds of cake. Until, one day, everything changes. Fighting breaks out in the south and Toda's father has to go there to defend his country. Luckily he has a manual called 'What every soldier needs to know'. This tells him how to hide from the enemy by using branches and leaves to disguise himself as a bush. Toda remains in the city with her grandmother but even there it's no longer safe. She is sent to stay with her mother who lives across the border. Toda's journey is full of adventure and danger. But she doesn't give up. She has to find her mother.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Dear Professor Whale
    Dear Professor Whale
    ISBN: 9781776572076
    Title: Dear Professor Whale
    Author: IWASA MEGUMI; TAKABATAKE JUN (ILLUSTRATOR)


    Now that Professor Whale has retired, he writes many letters to "You, Whoever You Are, Who Lives on the Other Side of the Horizon." Seal and Pelican are busy delivering the letters and Penguin is now teaching. Although he is happy his friends are doing so well, Whale wants a special friend;, who might call him by a friendly sort of name. Like Whaley, maybe, instead of "Professor."

    In this charming follow-up to the international bestseller Yours Sincerely, Giraffe, another correspondence flourishes across the horizons. The letters bring penguins, whales, and seals together in the famous Whale Point Olympics, where the winners are friendship and humor.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Denzil #1 Wednesday Wizard
    Denzil #1 Wednesday Wizard
    ISBN: 9781869438388
    Title: Denzil #1 Wednesday Wizard
    Author: JORDAN SHERRYL


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.00
    $19.00
  • Denzil #2 Denzils Dilemma
    Denzil #2 Denzils Dilemma
    ISBN: 9781869438395
    Title: Denzil #2 Denzils Dilemma
    Author: JORDAN SHERRYL


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.00
    $19.00
  • Denzil #3 Great Bear Burglary
    Denzil #3 Great Bear Burglary
    ISBN: 9781869438401
    Title: Denzil #3 Great Bear Burglary
    Author: JORDAN SHERRYL


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.00
    $19.00
  • Denzil #4 Silver Dragon
    Denzil #4 Silver Dragon
    ISBN: 9781869438418
    Title: Denzil #4 Silver Dragon
    Author: JORDAN SHERRYL


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.00
    $19.00
  • Destiny & the Wild Horses #3 Pony Club Secrets
    Destiny & the Wild Horses #3 Pony Club Secrets
    ISBN: 9780007245185
    Title: Destiny & the Wild Horses #3 Pony Club Secrets
    Author: GREGG STACY

    The third PONY CLUB SECRETS adventure by bestselling author of THE PRINCESS AND THE FOAL. Issie and her horse, Blaze, are spending summer in the countryside instead of at pony club. But Issie doesn t mind because she ll be training horses for the movies At her aunt s farm, Issie hears of plans to cull a group of wild ponies. She s determined to save them, especially the beautiful stallion Destiny. It s lucky that Issie can call on her pony-club friends because she is going to need all the help she can get "

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $17.00
    $17.00
  • Detective Gordon: the First Case
    Detective Gordon: the First Case
    ISBN: 9781927271490
    Title: Detective Gordon: the First Case
    Author: NILSSON ULF & SPEE GITTE

    Someone's stealing nuts from the forest, and it's up to Detective Gordon to catch the thief! A brilliant detective story by one of Sweden's top children's writers and illustrated in full color throughout.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $36.00
    $36.00
  • Diary of a Frog
    Diary of a Frog
    ISBN: 9781775431527
    Title: Diary of a Frog
    Author: SUTTON SALLY

    Ever wondered what goes on in the fictional life of a Hochstetter's frog? The hilarious diary of a young frog desperate to win the role of human princess in her school production of The Frog Prince. She's sure she's pretty enough (she has more warts than any other girl in class) -- but will she ever overcome her terrifying case of stage fright?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $17.00
    $17.00
  • Diary of a Pukeko
    Diary of a Pukeko
    ISBN: 9781869439750
    Title: Diary of a Pukeko
    Author: SUTTON SALLY


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $17.00
    $17.00
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