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Grasshopper’s Week – Tania Norfolk

“Tree, what day is it today?” asks Grasshopper.’ So begins his discovery of the days of the week in an exciting new way. His wise old friend Tree reveals each day to Grasshopper as a unique and wonderfilled experience. They are joined by a host of lovable visitors who crash, snore, wiggle and sing their way into Grasshopper’s week. The …

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The Smallest Things – Angela Mollard

hildhood, Mum had once said to me, is not preparation for life, it is life. But in the tussle between home and work I’d forgotten what a privilege it is to be a parent – to have in my hands and heart two small souls I have for only a short time to guide and teach and enjoy. If I …

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The Teddy Bears Promise – Diana Noonan

long time ago,’ began Dad, ‘a bear met a little boy and, right away, it knew it loved him.’ When Dad discovers a mysterious, dusty box in Gran’s attic, and brings it home to Max, the scene is set for a poignant and intriguing family tale. What could be inside the box, and why is it so important that Max …

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Top Secret Twenty One – Janet Evanovich

atch a professional assassin: top priority. Find a failure-to-appear and collect big bucks: top score. How she’ll pull it all off: top secret. New Jersey’s favorite used-car dealer, Jimmy Poletti, was caught selling a lot more than used cars out of his dealerships. Now he’s out on bail and has missed his date in court, and bounty hunter Stephanie Plum …

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Raising Stress Free Kids

compelling and informative guide for every parent, ‘Raising Stress-Proof Kids’ offers an eye-opening view on how the unhealthy and unnecessary stresses of our educational systems as well as outdated perspectives on parenting affect our children. Drawing on cutting-edge research from the Institute of HeartMarth, California, as well as the author’s own extensive experience in working with children and teens, it …

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Dolphins of Aotearoa

olphins of Aotearoa explores the ongoing relationship between humans and dolphins in New Zealand. Over this nation’s rich history, numerous people, both Maori and Pakeha, have sought out dolphins and significant numbers of dolphins have sought out people. For many, encountering dolphins has been a profound and lifechanging experience. This book tells the stories of many of these remarkable encounters, …

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Fit for Birth and Beyond – A guide for women over 35

any older women spend months, if not years, trying for motherhood, then endure an anxious pregnancy wondering if they are eating and exercising properly. Fitness expert Suzy Clarkson has been there. Her first pregnancy at the age of 38 was relatively trouble-free, but trying to get pregnant again a few years later was very different. Following fertility treatment, she finally …

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A Perfect Heritage – Penny Vincenzi

he House of Farrell – home of The Cream, an iconic face product that has seen women flocking to its bijoux flagship store in the Berkeley Arcade since 1953. At Farrell, you can rely on the personal touch. The legendary Athina Farrell remains the company’s figurehead and in her kingdom at the Berkeley Arcade, Florence Hamilton plies their cosmetics with …

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Mr Mercedes – Stephen King

retired cop and a couple of unlikely allies race against time to stop a psycho-loner intent on blowing up thousands…Stephen King is on a roll, this time with the heart-pounding suspense that he does best. A cat-and-mouse suspense thriller featuring a retired homicide detective who’s haunted by the few cases he left open, and by one in particular – the …

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