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How to Loiter In a Turf War

A genre-bending work of autobiographical fiction from one of Aotearoa’s fiercest and most versatile artists.

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22 Seconds

The thrilling new instalment in the globally bestselling series. The Women's Murder Club is back with a fiendish new case which the four friends will need to call upon all their ingenuity to solve.

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Grand

The astonishing debut memoir about mothers and daughters, drinking, birth and loss, running away and homecoming from prize-winning writer and broadcaster Noelle McCarthy.

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Lessons in Chemistry

'Mad Men' didn't turn scientists into unlikely TV stars. But if they did ... The blockbuster of 2022, set in 1960s California, introducing the unique and unforgettable Elizabeth Zott.

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Harbouring

A distant land, a new life, an escape from the past. From the bestselling author of The Denniston Rose comes a brand new story, set in Wellington during the 1800’s.

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Brand new recipes

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Luscious lemon, raspberry & rosemary bars

If you’re a lemon-lover you will adore these decadent, keto-friendly, luscious lemon bars studded with succulent raspberries and fragrant rosemary. Beware! – HIGHLY ADDICTIVE :)

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Turkish-style eggs, whipped ricotta & brown chilli butter

The magic of warm, runny eggs and cold garlicky ricotta with a spicy kick of bolshy butter will blow your mind. . . So simple but so delicious, a magical dish to impress with ease.

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Roasted nectarines and beetroot with watercress and burrata

Sweet beetroot, perfumed nectarine, peppery watercress and creamy burrata — don’t take this to your next BYO barbecue or people will fight over it. Save it for home instead.

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Vietnamese poached chicken salad with mint & coriander

What appeals to me about this salad is the combination of lightly poached chicken, bean sprouts, spring onions and herbs with roasted chopped nuts and sesame seeds, and the slightly gloopy fish sauce, lime juice and chilli dressing.

Features

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The Origin of Elizabeth Zott

Bonnie Garmus shares the Inspiration behind her uncompromising and unconventional character, Elizabeth Zott!

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Real readers review: Faraway Girl

What do NZ YA fans really think of Fleur Beale's latest book?

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QUIZ: Which Emily Henry book should you read?

If you're a fan of contemporary romance with humour and wit, you've probably heard of Emily Henry - find out which of her novels you should pick up with this handy quiz!

Activities

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Masher finger puppet activity

Make It If You Dare!

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Goose the Artist activity sheet

Make your own portraits with Goose the Artist!

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The Lighthouse Princess colouring sheet

Colouring in is the perfect afternoon activity! Why not download this gorgeous colouring sheet for The Lighthouse Princess for your little one?

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The Lighthouse Princess spot the difference

Spot the difference between these two beautiful illustrations by Rose Northey from The Lighthouse Princess!

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Bluey Easter Quiz

How well do you know the Bluey: Easter book and episode?

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Peter Rabbit's 120th birthday activity pack

Celebrate Peter Rabbit's 120th birthday with this activity pack! Design Peter's birthday cake, colour in a beautiful birthday card and help Peter through a maze to find his birthday cake.

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Crane Guy colouring sheet

Let's see all the things we can spy, high above the city with Crane Guy! Keep the kids busy with this awesome Crane Guy colouring sheet!

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Bluey Easter Biscuits

Decorate some Easter biscuits with Bluey and Bingo

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Which timeless Kiwi yarn should you read next?

Use our handy flowchart to help you decide which NZ classic you should add to your young reader's to-be-read pile.

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Colour in the Heeler sisters

Bluey and Bingo need the help of your colouring pencils!

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It's a Bluey Christmas colouring page

Happy holidays from Bluey, Bingo, Bandit and Chilli Heeler.

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Bluey's Summer Explorer activity pack

Let's go camping with the Heelers!

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Grandude's Green Submarine: Colouring sheets

Colour in your own submarine with these fun sheets featuring illustrations from Paul McCartney's new book Grandude's Green Submarine. Plus, if you've got a special grandparent in your life, print off and give them one of our Grandude or Nandude-inspired cards!

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Which Harding-Pencroft House do you belong to?

Take the aptitude test to find out!

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Everything Under The Sun Fun

A curious question for every day of the year.

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Roald Dahl Story Day 2021 party pack

Download activities for school and home.

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Ten Minutes to Bed Activity Sheets

Little ones can colour in their favourite characters from the hit Ten Minutes to Bed series with this set of activity sheets. Plus, there are some fun mazes to solve.

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Design a collar for Mittens

Design a collar fit for Wellington's most famous cat.

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Sports Heroes activity pack

How do little kids become sporting superstars? Find out in this inspiring activity pack featuring three Olympic legends.

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Outdoor Maker Lab water rocket activity pack

Step outside and discover the science that surrounds you

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How To Grow a Unicorn: colouring sheet

Sarah thinks she's discovered the perfect gift for her garden-loving grandma, but before you can say GARDEN FULL OF UNICORNS, things grow wildly out-of-hand! Download our colouring sheet to colour in your own magical unicorn.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Wild Animal Hide and Seek activity pack

Cut out wild animals to play hide and seek around the house!

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Mr Men 50th Anniversary Party Pack

Celebrate 50 years of the wonderful world of Mr Men and Little Miss with this fun party pack

Audiobooks from New Zealand

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Letters to You

Beautiful gift package book of letters to provide support, information, encouragement and tips on practical help for anyone suffering low moments.

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A Māori Phrase a Day

A modern, user-friendly phrasebook for all New Zealanders.

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Your Money, Your Future

A real-life handbook to finding financial freedom on any income, from the creator of New Zealand’s leading finance podcast Cooking the Books and author of Tales from a Financial Hot Mess.

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This Changes Everything

The must-have guide to perimenopause and menopause for every woman: What's happening, what you can do, and what really works.

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Shed Couture

An entertaining celebration of sustainable fashion, buying well and finding your style in the twenty-first century.

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She Is Not Your Rehab

Cycles repeat until one person has the courage to say, ‘This stops with me.’

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Maori Made Easy

Fun, user-friendly and relevant to modern readers, Scotty Morrison's Maori Made Easy is the one-stop resource for anyone wanting to learn the basics of the Maori language.

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Aroha

The top-selling New Zealand non-fiction title of 2021! The timeless wisdom of Maori proverbs - 52 traditional Maori sayings explained by respected Maori psychiatrist Dr Hinemoa Elder, showing us how we can live better lives, in harmony with the planet.

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The Mirror Book

Growing up behind the family façade.

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Tales from a Financial Hot Mess

The realest guide to money ... and how to have more of it.

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Stop Surviving Start Fighting

A hard-hitting, thought-provoking account of surviving suicide attempts and moving on to a better life, which provides practical help and inspiration to anyone affected by depression or suicide.

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The Misadventures of Polly Gillespie

Reports from the battlefield of a riotous life, from one of NZ's best-known radio personalities.

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Hairy Maclary Treasury

The Hairy Maclary Treasury is the complete collection of Hairy Maclary's mischievous and mad adventures, which children will love to read and listen to over and over.

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The Resilient Farmer

The story of how one man weathered years of drought and desperation to turn his farm - and his life - around.

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The Penguin History of New Zealand

This bestselling book, the triumphant fruit of careful research, wide reading and judicious assessment, is the unchallenged contemporary reference on the history of New Zealand.

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