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We never asked for Wings

How far would you go for your children ? Would you lie for them? Flee with them? Let someone else mother them if you thought they would do a better job? As a single parent, Letty does everything for her two children – apart from raise them. Being a mother terrifies her more than she can admit, and so she’s …

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The 65-Storey Treehouse

Andy and Terry’s amazing treehouse has 13 new storeys. Prepare for more zany fun and crazy adventures!.   The 65-Storey Treehouse Author: Andy Griffiths Illustrator: Terry Denton ISBN: 9781743533222 Children’s Fiction Published by: Pan MacMillan Softcover   Andy and Terry’s amazing 65-Storey Treehouse now has a pet-grooming salon, a birthday room where it’s always your birthday (even when it’s not), a room full …

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Kitty

Part one of the bestselling saga of love and adventure on the high seas in the Pacific of the 800s, by one of our leading historical novelists   Kitty Author: Deborah Challinor ISBN: 9781775549635 Historical Fiction Published by: HarperCollins Softcover When 8-year-old Kitty Carlisle’s father dies in 1838, her suddenly impoverished mother is left with little more than the possibility of her …

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Childrens Health A-Z for New Zealand Parents

Paediatrician and mother of two Dr Leila Masson combines traditional medical know-how with practical advice to help your child get better and stay well Childrens Health A-Z for New Zealand Parents Author: Dr Leila Masson ISBN: 9781869538842 Family Healthy Published by: Bateman Publishing Paperback ‘PLUNKET HELPLINE IN A BOOK’ The support you need to nurse your child through the coughs and …

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The Song Collector

The absorbing story of a post-war love affair, and the moving bond between a grandfather and his musically gifted grandson   The Song Collector Author: Natasha Solomons ISBN: 9781444736397 Literary Fiction Published by: Hachette NZ Paperback In 1946, the Fox-Talbot family eagerly return to Hartgrove Hall, their beloved home in rural Dorset. But the once grand house and estate have fallen into …

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The Longest Ride – Nicholas Sparks

The Longest Ride – Nicholas Sparks An epic love story in the tradition of his beloved first novel, The Notebook, Nicholas Sparks returns with this unexpected and profound love story of two couples.Two couples. Two love stories. One epic tale . . .Ninety-one-year-old Ira Levinson is in trouble. Struggling to stay conscious after a car crash, with his mind fading, …

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Comfort Food – Simon & Alison Holst

Why not bring a little comfort to your table with recipes that are easy to prepare and many are quick as well. Step-by-step instructions make this a must for every cook Comfort Food Author: Simon & Alison Holst ISBN: 9780992247188 Quick & Easy Cooking Published by: Hyndman Publishing Soft Cover   When Simon and Alison initially started thinking about this …

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Don’t think about Purple Elephants

. Don’t think about Purple Elephants Author: Susan Whelan Illustrator: Gwynneth Jones ISBN: 9781921966699 Picture Book Published by: Exisle Publishing Hardback   Sometimes Sophie worries – not during the day when she is busy with family and friends, but at night when everything is calm and quiet. Her family all try to help, but somehow they just make her worries …

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Anzac Ted – Belinda Landsberry

Anzac Ted is the powerful, poignant story of a little boy’s teddy bear that was passed down to him from his grandfather. Battered, torn, missing an eye and an ear, he might look scary but he’s got a great story to tell. For Anzac Ted went to war, keeping soldiers company and giving them comfort. And while he never won …

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Robot Overlords – Mark Stay

Robot Overlords – Mark Stay To find his father, one boy must defy an empire…Three years ago, Earth was conquered by a force of robots from a distant world. They have one rule:STAY IN YOUR HOMESStep outside and you get one warning before you’re vaporised by a massive robot Sentry, or a crawling Sniper, or a flying Drone. That’s if …

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