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Available for November 2022 ANZ only
Celebrating farming in New Zealand
This gorgeous collection of photograph, accompanied by extended captions and insightful interviews, is a visual celebration of the New Zealand farmer and the landscape in which they live and work. Put together by one New Zealand’s top photojournalists, it tells the stories of the people who are the backbone of farming in this country, helping to bridge the gap in understanding between the urban population and those who produce their food.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback with Jacket | 254 x 254mm | 160 Pages | Colour photographs
Due for release July 2022 | pre-order your copy now!
Violet longs for a library full of exciting books she’s never read before, but on this particular rainy day, the only unfamiliar book she can find is the one propping up the kitchen table. With a CLATTER and a CRASH, Violet’s actions set in motion an unstoppable chain of events that soon has the whole town in chaos! Young readers will delight at the playful, colourful illustrations, while learning an important lesson about how actions lead to consequences, and just how valuable libraries are.
SPECIFICATIONS: 9781922539137 | 245mm x 255mm | Hardback | 32 Pages | Full Colour | EK Books
Getting Mama ready for the day can be a challenge… you’d better watch out that she doesn’t sneak back into bed, try to distract you with cuddles, or… wait, is Mama watching TV?! Even the most reluctant risers will find the fun in the morning routine with this playful role-reversal story about a mama who just doesn’t want to get ready!
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SPECIFICATIONS: 245mm x 255mm | Hardback | 32 Pages | Full Colour | EK Books
Due for release November 2022 .
Oliver Kitten’s Diary : The journals of a mischievous cat’s first year
A truly innovative book for cat and kitten lovers. Oliver Kitten was born in a firetruck and ends up living with a three-generation multicultural human family in a four-bedroom house, Here he keeps a diary of his own escapades and the things he sees and hears his family get up to. Cute, funny, and a little naughty, Oliver can sometimes be downright wicked in his precocious observations of the things all the humans do in his house. Elegantly produced with black-and-white line drawings.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 210 x 135 mm | 192 Pages | B&W Illustrations
Due for release September 2022 | pre-order your copy now!
For every child practicing their new instrument and the parents and teachers helping them along the way, this book celebrates the joy of unexpected friendship through music. Young readers will love the appealing characters and carefully drawn settings. Two cultures, two instruments, one piece of music; the inclusion of a playable tune is a bonus!
SPECIFICATIONS:280mm x 245mm | Hardback | 32 Pages | Full Colour | EK Books
Due for release August 2022
With gorgeous photography coupled with celebrity quotes, Bleat is for goat lovers who are not “kidding” around! Enjoy a celebration of our love of the charismatic goat. With quotes from Sandra Bullock, Aristotle, Cicero, and Jason Momoa, Bleat is designed to remind people why we can’t seem to get enough of those cute little faces. Goat lovers everywhere, give yourself the gift of Bleat. Just be sure not to leave it anywhere near your goat unattended … or they might eat it!
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 225 x 203 mm | 160 Pages | Colour Photographs | 9781922539298
Due for release June 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
Available to order now .
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 photographs
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.
SPECIFICATIONS: | 245mm x 255mm | Hardback | 24 Pages | Full Colour | EK Books
In his ‘thinking traveller’s tour’, David St John Thomas journeys by rail and ‘Little Car’ around Britain, exploring the fascinating and diverse character of Britain today. He reflects on Britain, Britishness, the British people and how they have changed, not always for the worse, over the fifty-odd years he has known them as an author and a publisher.
Taking in places as various as beaches, mountain moors, industrial and early Christian sites, great hotels, art galleries, canals and cycleways, meeting people- famous ones, friends, gardeners, railwaymen, craftsmen, bus conductors- who enrich his journey with their stories and observations, and drawing on literature and history, he discovers the true heartbeat of the country. The result is a narrative that surprises, amuses and engages, as well as offering a treasure trove of facts, anecdotes and new perspectives on this extraordinary nation.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback/Paperback | 240 x 160mm / 198 x 126 mm | 700 Pages |