New and Upcoming Books

Discover our most recent and upcoming non-fiction releases. Including books out now and books to pre-order!

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Eight Hundred Heroes | China’s Lost Battalion and the Fall of Shanghai

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Due for release May 2022 in the ANZ.


 

From acclaimed historian Stephen Robinson comes an account of a battle which has taken on mythic dimensions in Chinese and international military history. From 26th October to 1st November 1937, the ‘800 Heroes’ defended Sihang Warehouse from wave after wave of Japanese assaults. This is the exciting story of the Battle of Sihang Warehouse told as never before, bringing together Chinese and western accounts for the first time to create a thorough and compelling depiction of the legendary battle.


 

SPECIFICATIONS:   Hardback | 234 x 151 mm  | 304 Pages | B & W Photographs & Maps  | 9781922539205

Panzer Commander Hermann Balck | Germany’s Master Tactician

Due for release April 2022 in the ANZ.


 

PANZER COMMANDER HERMANN BALCK is regarded as one of the world’s greatest armoured warfare commanders. During World War II, he directed panzer troops from the front line and led by example, putting himself in extreme danger when rallying his soldiers to surge forward. He fought battles that were masterpieces of tactical operations, utilising speed, surprise and a remarkable ability to motivate his men to achieve what they considered to be impossible.

In this intriguing history, we follow his perilous journey through the fields of France, the mountains of Greece and the steppes of Russia. In Greece, through flair and innovative leadership, his soldiers overcome every obstacle to defeat determined Allied forces defending the narrow mountain passes.


 

SPECIFICATIONS:   Paperback  | 234 x 154 mm  | 304 Pages | B & W Illustrations  | 9781922539113

Cats Work Like This

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Due for release April 2022


 

Cats Work Like This was started by David St John Thomas in his 80th year and has been finished by his son Gareth. It gives a rare insight into the workings of cats’ elusive minds, gleaned from the authors’ two generations of watching their cats work. Learn about political and ‘eco’ cats, what cats do while you sleep, and what a cat’s eyes can tell you. Focusing on attention, emotion, manipulation and cunning, it explores both the scientific nature and daily habits of these puzzling creatures.


 

SPECIFICATIONS:   Hardback | 210 x 152mm  | 176 Pages | Colour  | 9781925820751

This Is My Dad

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Due for release March 2022 | pre-order your copy now!


This is My Dad, The perfect dad isn’t always a father

Leo lives with his monster-battling, world creating, children’s author mother, and has never known a father figure. So when his teacher announces Tell Us About Your Dad Day, Leo’s tummy flip-flops; he worries that he won’t have anything to present to his class. Then he remembers that he already knows someone cool, courageous and clever – someone who’s not his dad, but is his everything. A heart-warming celebration of families of all shapes and sizes that will resonate with millions of children.

Click here to view Teacher’s Notes.


SPECIFICATIONS: 9781922539076 | 245mm x 255mm | Hardback | 24 Pages | Full Colour | EK Books

Witchcraft | A Modern Guide

Due for release March 2022 in the ANZ.


 

Witchcraft: A Modern Guide is a practical guide to the basics of witchcraft, both traditional and modern. It uses the Wheel of the Year — from the Imbolc sabbat at the start of spring, through the midwinter solstice to the Yule sabbat and back to Imbolc — as a guide to living life in tune with Mother Earth and suggests rituals and incantations to empower, energize and inspire. It’s an exciting journey, filled with insights into the Old Ways of traditional wise women (and people of any gender).


SPECIFICATIONS:   Hardback | 245 x 255mm  | 160 Pages | B & W Diagrams  | 9781922539229

Crystals: A Modern Guide

Due for release March 2022 ANZ Only

 


 

Crystals: A Modern Guide is a practical guide to working with natural crystals to unlock their healing potential and benefit your health and well-being. It offers an overview of some of the most interesting and meaningful crystals on the planet, detailing their history and traditional meanings. You are taken on a “rainbow” journey, starting with quartz then working through hues of black, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple, before ending with white and multicoloured stones.

 

 


 

SPECIFICATIONS 230 x 170 mm | B/W Diagrams |Paperback | 160 pages | 9781922539243

Tarot: A Modern Guide

 Due for release  February 2022  ANZ

 


 

Tarot: A Modern Guide is a practical guide to the basics of the seventy-eight-card tarot, the most popular deck for self-development and divination. The meanings of each card are explored, including their interpretation in tarot readings. Meditations, activities and exercises inspired by each of the twenty-two major cards are given, including divination, magic and clairvoyance. Lastly, the book presents a schedule of twelve monthly steps that build into a full year’s course of tarot exploration.

 


 

SPECIFICATIONS:  | Paperback | 230 x 170mm | 150 Pages | B&W Diagrams | 9781925820966

Chakras: A Modern Guide

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Due for release March 2022 ANZ Only


Unlock ancient chakra teachings to benefit your health and well-being. Discover chakra meanings and find ways to understand them and how they influence your life.

Today’s modern chakra practitioners focus on the seven major chakras, which they visualize as part of the subtle energy field, or aura, that swirls around us in rainbow colours, each chakra relating to a certain key part of the body. With modern-day concerns for optimum health and well-being, there is no doubt that the chakras have an important role to play in our physical, mental, personal and spiritual growth.

 


 

SPECIFICATIONS 230 x 170 mm | B/W Diagrams |Paperback | 160 pages | 9781922539250

Travel Your Way

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Pre-Order your copy today!
(Due for release 8th February in ANZ)



Travel is the opposite of prejudice; it is curiosity, openness, and connection. Now, when our world is in flux, travel matters more than ever. How we travel has changed, but why we travel has not. With barriers and restrictions coming and going at a dizzying rate, now is the time to learn how to make the most out of whatever travel opportunities we are able to seize.

With the right techniques and attitude, travel can open our eyes to new cultures and dispel stereotypes. It can force us out of our comfort zone. However, the benefits travel can unlock – increased understanding of the world, greater courage, better connection between cultures – don’t come automatically. Truly experiencing foreign cultures is something we need to work at.

From advice on how to accurately understand new places to practical tips on meeting with locals, overcoming the language barrier, and asking the right questions, Travel Your Way shows you how to discover the world on your own terms. The result is a more rewarding journey and a greater sense of connection to everywhere you go, whether you’re on a business trip, or backpacking across the globe.

Learn how to make the most of every place you go by seeing the world with open, curious eyes, plan with excitement for future journeys, and reflect with greater appreciation on the travels you have experienced so far.


SPECIFICATIONS 210mm x 135mm |Paperback | 232 pages |9781925820584

The Happiness Trap (2nd Edition)

Free yourself from depression, anxiety and insecurity, and instead build a rich and meaningful life, with the world’s best-selling guide to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Updated and expanded in its second edition, this empowering book presents the ground-breaking techniques of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), covering more topics and providing more practical tools than ever before. Following on from its million-copy bestselling first edition, The Happiness Trap will help anyone who is facing illness, coping with loss, working in a high-stress job, or suffering from anxiety or depression, to build authentic happiness from the inside out.


SPECIFICATIONS 229mm x 152mm | B/W Diagrams |Paperback | 320 pages | 9781922539199

Also available in eBook

Clare Reilly (Limited Leather-Bound Edition)

Eye of the Calm

Exclusive to ANZ

Clare Reilly: Eye of the Calm is a celebration of artist Clare Reilly’s life and work. Reilly’s passions for coastal New Zealand and the country’s wildlife are brought to life in this beautiful collection, which explores themes of habitat destruction and renewal, grief, finding new paths, and the joyful movement of birds in flight. Experience a sense of calm and hope with this story of a fascinating life told through both words and imagery. A beautiful, meditative exploration of a life’s work.

This limited leather-bound edition is the perfect gift for art lovers and anyone who appreciates New Zealand’s stunning landscape.

SPECIFICATIONS: 9781775594307 | Leather-Bound Hardback | 254 x 254mm | 10 x 10in | 144 Pages | Full Colour

Grandparenting Grandchildren

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New knowledge and know-how for grandparenting the under 5s

Grandparenting Grandchildren is the first guide of its kind written specifically for grandparents, and aims to help you raise well-rounded, ready-to-learn, happy grandchildren. It covers the key influences on healthy development: movement, music, sleep and food, explaining both how they benefit the brain and how to implement them in your grandchild’s life. Learn to build a loving, supportive relationship, while constructing essential life skills for happy, capable, and confident learners.

SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820799 | Paperback | 229 x 152mm / 9 x 6in | 224 Pages

AS FEATURED ON RNZ’s NINE TO NOON.  Click here to listen to co-author Dr Tessa Grigg in conversation with Lynn Freeman

Sleep Sense

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Improve your sleep, improve your health

Sleep is fundamental to our health and wellbeing. In Sleep Sense, international sleep expert Dr Katharina Lederle draws on the latest research to explore how sleep is connected to each of the three pillars of successful living: physical health, cognitive performance, and emotional wellbeing. She then provides readers with a ‘menu’ of healthy sleep options from which they can choose in order to effectively establish better sleep habits that improve day-to-day health and wellbeing.

SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820935 | Paperback | 198 x 129mm / 7.75 x 5in | 224 pages | Empower

Mindfulness for Life

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The Updated Guide for Today’s World

Written by experts, Mindfulness for Life is the complete guide to being fully present in life. In a state of full awareness, we connect more with our children, work more efficiently, drive more safely and stress less. This revised and updated second edition of the guide includes the latest research on mindful techniques, alongside practical guidance for applying them. Take a leap towards mindful living and you might just discover that you become a calmer, happier and healthier being – for life.

SPECIFICATIONS: 9781922539014 | Paperback | 198 x 129mm / 7.75 x 5in | 272 pages | Empower

How to Get a Good Job After 50 (2nd edition)

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A step-by-step guide to job search success

These days, many people are looking to stay in the workforce longer and are seeking satisfying, fulfilling jobs. How to Get a Good Job After 50 is a step-by-step guide to taking control of your career with expertise and confidence. With age comes experience, reliability and practised skills, and this book explains how to market these qualities to prospective employers in clear, practical chapters. Covering all aspects of the job search, this is a tried and tested recipe for career success!


SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820829 | Paperback | 229 x 152mm / 9 x 6in | 320 Pages

Also available in eBook


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A Well Mind

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The Tools for Attaining Mental Wellbeing

A Well Mind provides a holistic approach to mental wellness that explores how we can begin to feel better mentally by improving how we care for our physical health. Author Lisa Parkinson Roberts has struggled with mental health, and here she explains the tools and expertise which have helped her regain control of how she feels. Improve your eating, sleep, stress management and exercise routines, and ultimately your mental health, with this essential guide to feeling the best you can in your mind!


Also available in eBook


Specifications: 9781925820782 | Paperback | 229 x 152mm / 9 x 6in | 280 Pages