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Their Faraway Home

The Story of Croats in New Zealand through publications

The book gives an insight into the life of Croats in New Zealand throughout history, providing a systematic presentation of publications, cultural societies and communication on social networking sites.

The life of the early Croatian settlers was not easy – working all days in the gumfields witho no knowledge of the English language, and no money to return to their homeland. Newspapers were an important source of information, not only about their old, but also about their new country.

Specifications: Paperback | 229 x 152mm | 380 pages

Creative Writer’s Sourcebook

50 Great Authors & 175 Writing Exercises

Due for release  in May 2024  (ANZ only)


A fascinating guide to the style and technique of the world’s great writers. From Roald Dahl to Katherine Mansfield, each author profile includes details of the writer’s career, key works and significance of their writing style. Writing exercises then guide the reader to experiment with this style, honing their craft as they play with perspective, perfect characterisation, and craft opening lines like the greats. Perfect for aspiring fiction writers and literature lovers alike!

Specifications: Paperback | 230 x 172mm  | 224 Pages

Deceptions of World War II

From camouflage techniques to deception tactics

Due for release  in April 2024  (ANZ only)


Bluff and camouflage were vital wartime tactics. At home and in the Pacific, artists and photographers like William Dobell and Max Dupain were drafted into bold and creative efforts. Enjoy the ingenious and outrageous acts of military subterfuge of WWII. From disguising military bases as market gardens to creating mythical brigades in the Pacific, to fictitious spy networks feeding the enemy false information, these absorbing stories unveil the war-winning deceptions – and their masterminds.

Specifications: Hardback | 230 x 172mm  | 224 Pages

Secret Heroes of World War II

Spies, scientists and other heroes

Due for release  in April 2024  (ANZ only)


Look behind the curtain and meet the engineers, resistance fighters, spies, physicists and more who committed incredible acts of heroism amidst the chaos and danger of WWII. From the priest who hid thousands of POWs and Jews in the Vatican, to the Antipodean servicewoman who led a formidable Resistance group, prepare to be awed and captivated.

Specifications: Hardback | 230 x 172mm  | 224 Pages

The Mindful Freak-Out

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A rescue manual for being at your best when life is at its worst

Out now in Australia, New Zealand & the US – Coming to the UK August 24


The Mindful Freak-Out presents strategies from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) to give you the evidence-based tools you need to face highly distressing moments. The goal of these strategies is to soothe your suffering while giving you the inner strength, wisdom, and commitment needed to face the emotional pain in a flexible way. The result is an outcome where you feel good about your response, rather than deeply regretting your actions or words.

Specifications: Paperback | 229 x 152mm / 9 x 6 in | 280 Pages


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Everything Anxiety Ever Told You Is a Lie

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*Well, almost everything!

Due for release  in July 2024


Everything Anxiety Ever Told You Is a Lie is practical and therapeutic guide to managing anxiety, written specifically for those aged 14–25 by a psychologist with over 15 years of experience working with adolescents and young adults. It contains concise, impactful chapters and strategies that can be realistically applied even in a busy and changeable time of life. From managing uncertainty to identifying purpose, this guide will help young adults minimise anxiety’s impact on their life.

Specifications: Hardback/PLC | 235 x 184mm / 9.25 x 7.25 in | 144Pages

The Antipodean Express

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A journey by train from New Zealand to Spain

Due for release  in May 2024


A railway adventure tracing a journey from the author’s home in New Zealand to its exact antipodes in rural Spain. The narrative recounts 89 consecutive days of travel with 33 trains through 19 countries. It describes most of the great trains of the Eurasian hemisphere, from New Zealand’s Northern Explorer to the Eurostar and everything in between. Full of people, memories, history, and places – anyone interested in travel, trains, food, music and cultures will love taking this armchair journey

Specifications: Paperback | 235 x 155mm / 9.25 x 6.25 in | 296 Pages

The Clear Leader

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How to lead well in a hyper-connected world

Due for release  in March 2024


The Clear Leader is a bold new guide to achieving authentic leadership in a hyper-connected world. With countless tech distractions, modern leaders need to strategize, prioritise, connect, and look after their own wellbeing better than ever before, to break through the noise effectively. Bringing together their extensive expertise in business psychology and mindfulness, Donald and Hassed present insightful and accessible guidance for leaders of all types to become natural, respected and clear.

Specifications: Paperback | 229 x 152mm / 9 x 6 in | 240 Pages

Honey Bee Pests and Diseases

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The authors of Honey Bee Pests and Diseases have been keen beekeepers for over twenty years, and have a professional interest in bees through their university research. The diseases honey bees currently face can be better managed when beekeepers, eager to learn about the identification and treatment of diseases, have access to the latest information. Beekeeping techniques vary in different countries, and this book enables beekeepers to take the best from each country’s practices.

Specifications: Hardback | 229 x 152mm / 9 x 6 in | 240 Pages | Full Colour

Epic

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Adventures across Aotearoa

Out now in Australia & New Zealand. Coming to the rest of the world in April 2024


Over the years, countless sea kayakers, climbers and alpine trampers have attempted journeys across New Zealand’s incredible landscape. In Epic, the stories of a dozen memorable Kiwi explorers are brought together, with detailed maps, backstories and stunning images. From the first traverse of the Southern Alps, to the nineteen-year-old who travelled 8000km of coastline, Epic is a testament to endurance, and a reminder to get out there and experience the wild, stunning places of our planet.

Specifications: Hardback | 229 x 152mm / 9 x 6 in | 264 Pages | Coloured Photographs & Maps


Watch some of the interviews conducted by author Ray Salisbury:

The Flourishing Woman

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A mental health and wellbeing guide

Also avaliable in a eBook

In The Flourishing Woman, Dr Cate Howell addresses many topics that are highly relevant to adult women, including why women often put themselves last; ways to overcome stress, overwhelm and anxiety; reproduction, menopause and mental health; and managing parenthood challenges and relationship issues. Other topics include the impact of trauma and physical illness on mental health, and strategies to manage these impacts; and how to silence self-criticism and grow self-worth.

Specifications: Paperback | 229 x 152mm / 9 x 6in | 240 pages

The Australian Beekeeping Manual (3rd Edition)

Currently Out of Stock
Any Back Orders will be filled in January 2024


The Australian Beekeeping Manual is the most comprehensive reference for both novice and experienced beekeepers in Australia. The accessible yet detailed text, supported by over 350 full-colour photographs and illustrations, covers all the key areas, from the beekeeping equipment needed and how to obtain bees to the basics of colony management, pests and diseases, native bees, and rearing queens. This 3rd edition has been updated to include the latest developments in pest and disease management.

Specifications: Hardback | 242 x 184mm / 9.5 x 7.25in | 368 Pages | Full Colour

Mindfulness at Play

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Parenting healthy, happy children with old wisdom and new science

Mindfulness at Play was written by a mindfulness expert and university lecturer, a psychologist and play therapist. (both are parents) to help parents and young people recognise and expand the practice of mindfulness in their lives, as well as recognise and respond to whatever is getting in its way. It introduces mindfulness and play-based training exercises and activities, as well as evidence-based mindfulness knowledge.

Specifications: Paperback | 229 x 152mm / 9 x 6in | 240 pages

Island Girl to Airline Pilot

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A story of love, sacrifice and taking flight

This is the life story of Silva Mcleod, the first Tongan woman to become an airline pilot. She’s still one of only a handful. Told by Silva with frankness and wit, it’s quite a story. Silva takes us on a journey of cultural change from her beginnings as a poor island girl to her marriage to an Australian. The challenges of pursuing a flying career and its impact on her family are set against the backdrop of the love story of her life with her husband and his battle with cancer.


SPECIFICATIONS:  Paperback| 229 x 152 mm  | 320 Pages | approx. 30 photographs (Color)

Inside the Dyslexic Mind

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A resource for parents, teachers and dyslexics themselves


Also available in  Audio Book |  eBook


In Laughton King’s formulation, a dyslexic person is like a diesel vehicle. They run perfectly if you give them the right fuel, but if you put petrol in the tank (i.e. expect them to learn like every ‘normal’ child in our current education system) they break down. This book is designed to help dyslexic (diesel) thinkers make sense of their lives.

Specifications:  Paperback | 229x 152mm | 256 pages

Manuka: The Biography of an extraordinary honey

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Dr. Peter Molan, MBE, the discoverer of the unique antibacterial activity in manuka honey.
“There are things in this book even I didn’t know about manuka. I literally couldn’t put it down.”

Manuka: The Biography of an Extraordinary Honey chronicles the remarkable ‘rags-to-riches’ story of manuka honey, as seen through the eyes of a New Zealand beekeeping specialist who watched it unfold from the very beginning. It’s a great tale of science, in which an inquisitive university lecturer found something totally unexpected in a product everyone had written off.

It’s also an entertaining account of the way that seemingly simple discovery caught the international media’s attention, helping enterprising New Zealanders to develop manuka honey-based products and take them all around the globe. But above all else it’s a story of hope for the future, sounding a note of optimism in a world that for good reason feels saddened and sometimes even afraid about the future of the special relationship we humans have always had with those marvellous creatures, the honey bees.

 


 

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | Colour Photographs Throughout | 256 Pages |9781775591634

Dancing With Your Muse

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Also available in Audiobook | eBook


For the adult who is trapped in their own psyche

Have you ever had a dream, but let it go because you were too afraid of failure to try?
Dancing with Your Muse is a heartfelt, motivational guide to understanding this fear, realising that you are not alone in it, and working past it to achieve your goals without inhibition.

Written in a gentle, contemplative tone, this book will encourage you to determine and strive for success on your own terms. Performers, business people, students, and everyday dreamers alike will learn to courageously choose the most direct pathways to creative success and, more importantly, personal fulfilment, holding only a desire to contribute fully to their own life.


For the creative warriors of the world, Gilda Joffe’s new book couldn’t have come at a better time. With grace, wisdom, and heart, she reminds us that the courage is not only the precursor to realizing one’s artistic aspirations but also the difference between a life of magic or mediocrity. If you are tired of feeling like a wallflower, Dancing With Your Muse will not only get you on your feet but, in the end, teaches you how to fly.”

– Michael J. Chase – Bestselling Author & Founder of The Kindness Centre



SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback with jacket | 210mm x 135mm | 224 pages

Stephen Hawking

Scientists Who Changed the World

Stephen Hawking advanced our understanding of the universe more than any other scientist of his day. His career was intrinsically tied to his impact on society, and he was a source of inspiration to many people who also fought the odds to achieve their dreams.

This beautifully designed biography will teach young readers what Hawking learned about black holes and time, why he believed that humans must live on other planets, and how his discoveries have changed our understanding of the world!

Click here to view Teacher’s Notes.

The ‘Scientists Who Changed the World’ series looks at some of the world’s greatest scientists and how their work and discoveries changed society. It takes the social and theological forces that affected scientists in each individual era and examines how their discoveries in turn helped shaped the world around them, both at the time and in the future.

 

Specifications: 9781925820720 | Hardback | 235 x 184mm / 9 x 7in | 64 Pages | Full Colour | EK Books

This is NOT a Book!

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In this fun-filled picture book, our main character is convinced they’re not in a book. After all, if this was a book, there’d be pages to turn … Oops! We’ve turned the page.

But that’s not proof this is a book. If it was a book, there’d be interesting settings and problems to solve. Hold on! Why is our lead character being chased by a lion? Why are pirates stealing treasure? And are those mermaids playing in a rock band?

This is NOT a Book! is the perfect introduction to how to tell a story.

Watch the trailer:

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 245 x 255mm / 9.5 x 10in | 32 Pages | Full Colour | EK Books

The Art of Words

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Words are everywhere! In this fun and interactive story about the magic of words, you’ll meet ugly words, colourful words, and words that just need a friend. The imaginative illustrations show a young boy and girl playing with words; stretching them, squashing them, colouring them, and sewing them together to reflect their meaning. Engaging, entertaining and educational, this unique ‘language through adventure book’ will inspire young readers to appreciate the joy of making stories from words.

Click here to view Teacher’s Notes

SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820843 | Hardback | 245 x 255mm / 9.5 x 10in | 32 pages | Full Colour | EK Books