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Today in New Zealand History

From the Ministry for Culture and Heritage and the Alexander Turnbull Library, this glorious, fully illustrated discovery of New Zealand’s key times brings history to life. Each day of the year features a story ranging from the nation-forming to the quirky. A timeline lists key events that have shaped the course of New Zealand’s political and constitutional development, while Born on this Day boxes scattered throughout provide details on around 100 figures of significance to New Zealand history.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 280 x 210 mm | Approximately 500 Colour Photographs | 304 Pages |

Paddy O’Melon

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Animal lovers everywhere will delight in this gorgeously illustrated story of Paddy, a young rainforest kangaroo. Separated from his mother as a baby, Paddy is rescued by an Irish family who care for him as he grows. Soon, though, he begins to wonder who he really is, and so sets off on an adventure through the jungle to find his true home, meeting many interesting animals along the way.

This endearing book pays homage to the amazing variety of wildlife of the rainforest and highlights the importance of doing what we can to protect our natural treasures.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 215 x 288 mm /8½ x 11¼ Inches | Colour | 32 Pages |

Finn and Puss

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Finn, a young boy, is lonely. Puss, a cat, is lost. Then Finn and Puss meet. Suddenly Finn isn’t lonely anymore, and Puss seems happy to be with Finn too. So when Finn sees a ‘Lost’ poster, he’s faced with a tough decision. This simple story explores how sometimes we need to make hard choices but that ‘doing the right thing’ has its own rewards.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 245 x 255 mm | Colour | 32 Pages |

Reena’s Rainbow

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Reena is deaf and Dog is homeless, and sometimes they feel they do not belong. Their differences make it hard to fit in, but as friendship grows between them, it doesn’t take long for everyone to realise just how special they are.

This is a heartwarming story of friendship and diversity that reminds children and adults alike of the importance of making your own place. Reena’s Rainbow teaches us that our colours are all part of the rainbow, that true friends accept us for who we are, and that differences are something to cherish.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 245 x 255 mm / 9 ½ x 10 Inches | Colour | 32 Pages |

Grandma Forgets

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Paperback edition now out in AU and NZ. Available late February in US, CA and UK.

Grandma Forgets is a Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable and currently long-listed for Picture Book of the Year! Congratulations Paul and Nicky!

Grandma Forgets is the heart-warming story of a family bound by love as they cope with their grandma’s dementia. Over the years, the little girl has built up a treasure trove of memories of time spent with Grandma: sausages for Sunday lunch, driving in her sky-blue car to the beach, climbing her apple trees while she baked a delicious apple pie, and her comforting hugs during wild storms.

A hopeful story about a family who sometimes needs to remind their grandmother a little more often than they used to about how much they care. She might not remember any of their names but she will always know how much she is loved.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardcover / Paperback | 245 x 255 mm / 9½ x 10 Inches | Colour | 24 Pages |

The Great Sock Secret

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Sarah’s mother is tired of finding odd socks in the laundry basket. Where do all the missing socks go? Sarah’s mother is pretty sure the puppy is responsible but Sarah knows better. And her mother simply mustn’t find out the truth! The Great Sock Secret is a wonderfully fun adventure into an imaginative world that’s home to some very cool fairies. You’ll never look at your socks in the same way again!

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardcover | 245 x 255 mm /9½ x 10 Inches | Colour | 32 Pages |

Dance with Me

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A ballerina in a music box loves nothing more than to dance. Her days are filled with joy as she dances for her little girl owner, and also pops out of her box for some extra fun and excitement when the little girl isn’t looking! But when her owner grows up and isn’t a little girl anymore, who will dance with the ballerina then? Dance with Me is a gorgeous story about treasured possessions and the memories they hold.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardcover | 245 x 255 mm / 9½ x 10 Inches | Colour | 32 Pages |  

Patch and Ruby

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Patch the pony is lonely. He has fun with his young owner, Sam, and the other farm animals are friendly, but sometimes it feels as if he still doesn’t quite fit in. Then one day Sam has an idea and something happens that changes Patch’s life forever. Patch and Ruby is a wonderful, often very funny tale about friendship and finding out where you belong.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardcover | 245 x 255 mm /9½ x 10 Inches | Colour | 32 Pages | 

Grace and Katie

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Grace and Katie are twins who love to draw. Grace loves everything to be organised and neat, while Katie loves everything to be bright, bold and messy. When they want to draw a map of their home and street, the girls can’t agree on how it should be done so they each decide to create their own map. But that doesn’t work out quite as well as they’d planned.

Perhaps working together might be more fun after all! An imaginative exploration of individuality, sisterhood, creativity and appreciating each other’s strengths.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardcover | 245 x 255 mm | Colour | 32 Pages |

Feed Your Brain: The Cookbook

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Did you know your brain is the most nutrient-demanding organ in your body? The human brain uses an enormous 20% of the total energy gained from food you consume, meaning what you eat is intrinsically linked with your brain’s health and functioning.

Drawing on 20 years of research, author Delia McCabe presents the bible of delicious, easy ideas to keep your brain in tip-top condition. She shares fascinating facts about the most nutritious ingredients and tips and tricks for preparing meals the whole family will love; this is the ultimate collection of recipes to nurture and benefit not just your body and soul, but also your brain.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 235 x 191 mm | Colour | 240 Pages |

Growing Yourself Up (2nd Edition)

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One of only a few resources based on Bowen family systems theory, the bestselling Growing Yourself Up examines the importance of increasing self-awareness and maturity in order to improve and bring your best to all of life’s relationships.

Jenny Brown, who holds a doctorate in social science and brings to this thoughtful book her many years of counselling experience, discusses the integral role of personal growth and increasing emotional maturity in maintaining healthy connections. We can’t control how people behave, but by understanding and changing our own interactions we can influence the behaviour of others and promote positive, balanced relationships for ourselves.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 152 mm / 9 ¼ x 6 Inches | Black & White | 296 Pages |

PUG: How to be the Best You

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Pugs have been the favorite pets of Chinese Emperors, and even lived with Tibetan Monks, so it’s not surprising they’ve gathered a wealth of wisdom over the centuries.

This delightful, illustrated book will put a smile on everyone’s face. Humorous and beautiful illustrations, combined with words of wisdom from PUG, take readers on an inspirational journey. Who would have thought that PUG stands for Philosophical Universal Guidance?

An excellent gift for all ages, or a fun coffee table item, How To Be The Best You will be loved by millions of people the world over.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 225 x 203 mm / 8 x 8 Inches | Colour | 64 Pages |

The Freedom Trap: Reclaiming Liberty and Wellbeing

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In many ways, we’ve never been more ‘free’ – to follow our dreams and choose our paths – but still more people than ever feel overwhelmed by daily living in a world that seems to breed anxiety, depression and discontent. Eye-opening and challenging, The Freedom Trap poses the question many of us are asking: what can we do to change this?

Mindfulness expert Craig Hassed makes an inspiring call for clearer thinking and appraises what freedom really is, discussing a fascinating range of philosophical, political, psychological and scientific perspectives. Discover a new understanding of true freedom, and explore how you can attain a life of peace, happiness and harmony.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 229 x 152 mm / 9 x 6 Inches | Black & White | 272 Pages |

The Adriatic Kitchen

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Recipes Inspired by the Abundance of Seasonal Ingredients Flourishing on the Croatian Island of Korčula

Over 70 simple yet delicious recipes are included, such as Croatian Sweet Easter Bread; Black Risotto; Fresh Fig Crumble; Roast Chicken with Pomegranate and Spinach; Dalmatian Shepherd’s Lamb with Potatoes and Broad Beans; Sugared Almonds; Croatian Pepper Biscuits; Carrot and Mint Salad.

Infused with the warmth and vibrancy of Barbara’s beloved island, The Adriatic Kitchen is a must-have cookbook for those wanting to experience traditional food at its best.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 230 x 185 mm / 9 x 7 ¼ Inches | Colour | 112 Pages |

The Fix-It Man

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The Fix-It Man is a poignant picture book that explores how a child can cope with the loss of a parent (in this case, the young girl’s mother). Repairing damaged emotions is not as straightforward as gluing a broken kite back together or sewing up a torn toy.

And grief affects all members of a family, with each responding in their own way to the loss. By sticking with her father, the young girl is able to strengthen her resilience and ability to cope with one of life’s harshest experiences.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 245 x 255 mm / 9 ½ x 10 Inches | Colour | 32 Pages |

Illuminating Wisdom: Words of Wisdom, Works of Art

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Illuminating Wisdom brings art and wisdom together in a beautiful celebration of some of the world’s most inspiring philosophical, spiritual and literary quotes.

Approximately 80 quotes have been drawn from some of the great wisdom and literary traditions of both East and West, as well as from inspiring people throughout history noted for their practical wisdom. These quotes have been set to exquisite calligraphy by Deirdre Hassed, a leading professional calligrapher, in a range of styles — from the traditional to the contemporary, and making use of many and varied techniques such as gilding, collage, work on glass, letterpress and linoprinting.

Accompanying each artwork is text by Craig Hassed, an international expert in mindfulness, that provides background on the quote’s author, explores the wisdom tradition to which it belongs, and offers deep insight into the meaning of the quote. The result is a book that is both a work of art and a collection of wisdom that will educate and inspire.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback, Case with Jacket | 225 x 203 mm / 8 ¾ x 8 Inches | 160 Pages |

Woof: A book of happiness for dog lovers

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Dogs have a way of making our lives feel complete. They’re there for us through good times and bad, with their wholehearted engagement in life a lesson to us all on living in the moment. Woof: A book of happiness for dog lovers is a compendium of delightful quotes that capture the essence of our affection for these wonderful animals. Some are by famous people (Aldous Huxley, Mark Twain, Charles M. Schulz, Milan Kundera, G.K. Chesterton), others not; some are philosophical, others light-hearted — all are memorable. Accompanied by beautiful photography, and presented in a high-quality gift format, this is a collection of quotes to treasure.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback or Paperback | 225 x 203 mm / 8 ¾ x 8 Inches | Colour | 160 Pages | 

Australia Rocks: Remembering the Music of the 1950s to 1990s

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Australia Rocks brings the bands and the times to life through unique photographs and evocative text. Written by a rock musician, it also goes beyond the ‘big names’ (AC/DC, INXS, Midnight Oil, etc) to highlight the many independent, often lesser-known performers who played such an integral part in shaping the industry, and shines a light on how rock music was not only influenced by global events (the Vietnam War, for example) but also formed part of enormous cultural shifts (the Swinging Sixties, the protest movement, etc.). From the demure dance halls of the 1950s to the smoke-filled pubs of the 1970s and the packed concerts of the 1990s and beyond, Australia Rocks will have music lovers dusting off their vinyl collection and remembering the good times.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 277 x 274 mm / 11 x 10 ½ Inches| Colour | 176 Pages | 

The History of Fly Fishing in Fifty Flies

The History of Fly Fishing in Fifty Flies recounts the history of a sport that dates back two thousand years, focusing on milestone flies from the first feathered hook to contemporary patterns using cutting edge materials. From the many thousands of fly patterns developed over the centuries (there are more than 1,700 salmon fly patterns alone) these fifty have been chosen to represent the development not only of the flies themselves but also of fly fishing techniques—and of rods, lines, and reels. These iconic flies also chart the spread of this addictive sport from its modern origins on the chalk streams of southern England and the rivers of Scotland to the US, Europe, South America and the Antipodes, and now to every country in the world.

Filled with profiles of the key characters, tying tips, photographs and illustrations of the flies, and detailed explanations of the techniques used to fish them, The History of Fly Fishing in Fifty Flies charts the exponential growth and diversification of this fascinating sport.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 227 x 170 mm / 9 x 6 ¾ Inches | Colour | 224 Pages |

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Meow: A Book of Happiness for Cat Lovers

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Cats have a way of walking into our lives and making themselves right at home. No cat lover can imagine life without a feline presence — even if it is only as fleeting as the occasional conversation with a neighbourhood stray. Meow: A book of happiness for cat lovers is a compendium of delightful quotes that capture the essence of this fascination. Some are by famous people (Mark Twain, Jean Cocteau, Ernest Hemingway), others not; some are philosophical, others light-hearted — all are memorable. Accompanied by beautiful photography, and presented in a high-quality gift format, this is a collection of quotes to treasure.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 225 x 203 mm / 8 ¾ x 8 Inches | 160 Pages |

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