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Three new fantasy books from IFWG Publishing
Brave’s Journey by Jan Goldie, IFWG Publishing Australia Jan is a freelance writer living in Tauranga. This is her
first book for YA readers, and was originally shortlisted for Storylines’ Tom
Fitzgibbon Award 2014 as well as being a finalist in the Sir Jul...

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Scholastic NZ’s Latest Picture Books…
What Are You Supposed
to Be? By Paul Beavis, Scholastic NZ Well, the moral of the story has to be: don’t judge a book
by its cover! A very determined young lady meets a quirky creature who
identifies himself as a wolf. He doesn’t look or act like a wolf (sq...

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Jackie French talks about her children's war books.

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Latest Series From Scholastic…
Dinosaur Trouble: The
Lava Melt Shake by Kyle Mewburn and Donovan Bixley, Scholastic NZ Fans of Kyle and Donovan’s dinosaur stories will remember
that the first book in this new four-book prequel series is called The Great Egg Stink . This second title

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New book from Doug Wilson
Taupo Blows! By
Doug Wilson, Bateman Doug Wilson is probably best-known for his fantasy/adventure
series starring a young hero called Tom Hassler (see ). He branches
out with this New Zealand fantasy set within a disturbing scenari...

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2017 Finalists New Zealand Book Awards for Children & Young Adult Awards announced
RELEASE: Strictly embargoed until 6am, Wednesday, 7 June 2017.   6 June 2017 Characters Burst Off the Pages say Judges of the 2017 New
Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults -   Finalists announced today “Characters burst off
the pages, de...

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An Excellent Series Continues…
1917: Machines of War by Brian Falkner, Scholastic NZ The latest title in Scholastic’s Kiwis At War series, this follows the story of a 17-year-old New
Zealander (initially named Keith, and therein lies a story) who is determined
to become a pilot. He train...

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Four Picture Books…
Muddle and Mo’s
Worm Surprise by Nikki Slade Robinson, Duck Creek Press This appealing minimalist picture book is a sequel to Muddle & Mo which was published in
2015. Muddle is an opinionated duckling and Mo is a white goat, both portrayed
in a very idiosyn...

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Check out Hazel Edward's book 'Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop'.

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Three Great New Picture Books…
W itch’s Cat Wanted by Joy H. Davidson, illus. Nikki Slade Robinson, Scholastic NZ This is the 2015 winner of Storylines’ Joy Cowley Award for
an unpublished picture book manuscript. It’s a delightful story about a young
witch (looking very un-witchlike) wh...
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