Meet Sir Edmund Hillary, a shy but determined beekeeper from New Zealand who dreamed of being the first person to climb to the summit of Mt Everest, the world's tallest mountain.
Meet Joan Wiffen, a super-determined, self-taught palaeontologist, and join her on the hunt for the fossils that will prove New Zealand once had dinosaurs.
Meet Peter Blake, the famous New Zealand yachtsman, who won the world's most famous yacht races and worked to help save the world's precious waterways.
Meet Jean Batten, the brave, trail-blazing and glamorous aviator, who strove to set new records in death-defying solo flights across the world.
Meet Burt Munro, an unknown, elderly New Zealander whose obsession with setting a world land-speed record at Bonneville on his ancient Indian motorcycle made him a Kiwi legend.
My Brother's War is award-winning children's author David Hill's compelling novel about the First World War. It sets brother against brother in a clash of ideals that lead both to the battlefields of France to face the test of their lives.
When of hundreds of Japanese captives arrive at Featherston POW camp, the tiny town is divided. Tensions run high and then, on 25 February 1943, disaster strikes. Three boys witness it all. A compelling new novel by an award-winning author.
Dogfights, bombing missions, explosions, a touch of romance and capture - a pacey, suspense-filled novel for young adults.
Master storyteller David Hill traces the fortunes of two New Zealand families over seven generations, through wars, depressions, disasters, protest and social change in this exciting novel for intermediate readers.
Funny, moving and devastatingly honest, See Ya, Simon is a New Zealand favourite that has won several awards and has been translated into seven languages. A must read for all teenagers.
Stuart and his twin sister Sandra are coming home on the ferry. Stuart is looking forward to the trip but it is April 1968 and the ship is the Wahine.
Set on a New Zealand Navy frigate during the Korean War, Boy Seaman Russell Purchas is determined to prove he can be brave when it comes to battle with the Communists. But he is about to find that courage isn't just about being a conquering hero...
Darryl felt the aircraft turning, swinging towards the right. They were heading towards Mururoa. And towards the nuclear bomb waiting there. The bomb due to explode in fifty-seven minutes.
Tara is heading home, Ryan is driving his mates, neither is paying attention on a dirty wet night. The tragedy that results changes many lives. Finalist NZ Post Book Awards 2005. White Ravens 2005.
Meet Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, who hopes the things she's done will help everyone, especially children, to believe that they can do great things too.
What can you do to stop a bully who's twice your size and a champion wrestler? This novel from an award-winning author has readers on the edge of their seats right to the gripping finish.