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The Everything Guide

Every woman’s honest, healthy guide to eating, moving and feeling your best — for the rest of your life.

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Brown Bird

Sometimes it can take one special friend to show you what you’re capable of, even if does take you a while to believe it.

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Organic Vegetable Gardening

The bestselling, expert guide to growing your own vegetables organically.

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Hairy Maclary and Friends Meet the Gang

Meet Hairy Maclary and his rollicking gang in this delightful board book with tabs! Who is covered in spots? Who has a low tum? And who is the roughest and toughest of all?

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Foraging New Zealand

An essential guide to foraging in New Zealand.

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Māori Made Easy Pocket Guide

Everything you need to speak te reo Māori with confidence.

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Nine Girls

Nine Girls is a page-turning adventure from Stacy Gregg, one of Aotearoa’s most internationally successful and locally awarded writers.

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Lulu and the Dance Detectives #4: Ravenous Rooster Stake-out

Book 4 in this charming illustrated chapter book series, perfect for dance-mad, mystery-solving emerging and confident readers.

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Ring Ting Tūī

A melodious counting picture book bursting with troublesome tūī, perfect to read aloud!

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The Night She Fell

A chilling new novel of psychological suspense from one of New Zealand's most multi-talented writers.

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Take Me to Your Leader

Can Lucas pull off staging an alien encounter and save his tiny country school from closure? A madcap novel by an award-winning author for readers 8 years and older.

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BBQ Economics

From interest rates to the price of cheese and everything in between, this is an essential guide to the New Zealand economy, how it works and why it matters.

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The Space Between

A gripping historical novel set amid the New Zealand Wars in 1860.

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Dinner, Done Better

Simple, healthy and always delicious! My Food Bag and Nadia Lim share 80 tasty and convenient recipes.

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Beautiful Chaos

The Instant Sunday Times Bestseller

Selected poems from bestselling author and Instagram poet, Jessica Urlichs.

'These words awaken the magic of life by celebrating the ordinary.' - Giovanna Fletcher

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Bird Child and Other Stories

A powerful new collection from one of Aotearoa's most esteemed fiction writers.

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Wilson Sisters Adventures 3: Allegiance, the Wild Kaimanawa

Nina faces her greatest challenge yet — winning over a fierce Kaimanawa stallion!

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Chugga Tugga Tugboat

What a lot of jobs a tugboat has to do in a busy city port! Will it ever get some time off?

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Eden Vegan

A friendly entry point to plant-based cooking, with veganised Kiwi classics, budget-friendly recipes and meals to whip up in a minute from what's in the pantry.

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Pounamu Treasures

A stylish collection of New Zealand's most precious treasure

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Blue, Blue Christmas

Forget the woolly jumpers, yule logs and snow, this kid is going to show Santa Claus how we do Christmas in the Southern Hemisphere - with sunglasses, beach cricket, surfing and barbecues!

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He Kirihimete Kahurangi

Told in te reo Māori, this charming story dispenses with woolly jumpers, yule logs and snow, and instead shows Santa how we celebrate Christmas in Aotearoa - with sunglasses, beach cricket, surfing and barbecues!

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NUKU is a powerful and important snapshot of Indigenous wāhine today.

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Pacific Arts Aotearoa

The powerful and dynamic legacy of Pacific arts in Aotearoa, as told by the artists themselves.

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