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Now adapted into a Bafta-nominated film directed by Steven Daldry and written by Richard Curtis.
Raphael lives on a dumpsite, eking out a living sifting through rubbish. One unlucky-lucky day, he makes an extraordinary and dead... read more
Things have changed for Atticus Higginbottom. After the near catastrophe in the Fourth Reality, Ticks being home-schooled in the fields of science, trying to master the mysterious Chikarda. But just as he begins to make progress, Mistress Jane reappear... read more
Jennifer A. Nielsen's New York Times bestseller The Traitor's Game, which Entertainment Weekly called "the next big YA fantasy," is perfect for fans of the Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard and the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas.
Kestra Dalli... read more
River is offered a trip on his uncle's trawler. His cousin Huia is annoying, always going on about Maoritanga. When an accident leaves them stranded on the coast of Fiordland, they must work together to save themselves.
Fiction - senior
|Awards:||Finalist for the 2018 NZ Children's Book Awards - Copyright Licensing NZ Award for Young Adult Fiction |
Uncle Jeremy has been helping the family out for a while now, by dropping off meat he's shot. The offer to go hunting sounds great to fourteen-year-old Wolf - a chance to get away from the family stress. But this hunting trip proves to be more than he bargained for.
John, Susan, Titty and Roger sail their boat, Swallow, to a deserted island for a summer camping trip. Exploring and playing sailors is an adventure in itself but the island holds more excitement in store. Two fierce Amazon Pirates, Nancy and Peggy, challenge them to war and a summer of battles and alliances ensues.
Travel back to the enchanting and treacherous land of Limn, where Lottie Fiske has escaped the murderous Southerly king for a while but other perils are hard on her heels. War is coming to the beautiful world of magic that Lottie has come to love. Events are pushing her... read more
For as long as Lottie can remember, the only people who seem to care about her have been her best friend, Eliot, and the mysterious letter-writer who sends her birthday gifts. But now strange things and people are arriving on the island Lottie calls home, and Eliot's gett... read more
Once the western coast of the United States, the Republic is now a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors, the Colonies. Born into an elite family, fifteen-year-old June is a military prodigy being groomed for success. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's mo... read more
Fiction - senior
With just one step, sixteen-year-old Alexandra Jennings's world changes - literally. Dreading her first day at a new school, Alex is stunned when she walks through a doorway and finds herself stranded in Medora, a fantasy world full of impossibilities. Desperate ... read more
DON'T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK'S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF. The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul. Nominated as o... read more
I'm not running late like I usually am. Maybe that's why I look in the river, maybe that's why I stop when I see it. A dark-coloured raincoat, the arms spread wide, floating, hood-first down the river. And then it starts to rain.
Fifteen-year-old Annie needs to get to her basket... read more