Captain Charles Hazlitt Upham is the only combat soldier ever to win the Victoria Cross twice. His acts of bravery in World War II meant he probably deserved six more.
The mystery of how a r... read more
The bestselling, vivid and energetic history of Van Halen's legendary early years featuring 230 original interviews -- including with former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony and power players like Pete Angelus, Marshall Berle, D... read more
Geoff Emerick became an assistant engineer at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in 1962 at age fifteen, and was present as a new band called the Beatles recorded their first songs. He later worked with the Beatles as they recorded their singles ?She Loves You? and ?I Want to Hold Your... read more
A FAST-PACED ROMP THROUGH THE HISTORY OF WESTERN PAINTING WITH ONE OF NEW ZEALAND'S BEST-KNOWN PAINTERS. Throughout his long career, New Zealand painter Dick Frizzell has often goneway out on a limb to see where it would take him. From his early Pop art influ... read more
In the late morning of May 29th 1953, the sun was shining brightly on the roof of the world, a gentle breeze was blowing and two men were there to witness it for the first time ever ... Their names were Edmund Hillary and Tenzin... read more
Most of us set out quietly hoping for, and secretly expecting, to live a happy, successful and healthy life. But life doesn't always go to plan.The Big Little Book of Resilience is about developing flexibility, acceptance and self-compassion when those plans g... read more
A superb and exciting debut teen novel exploring knife crime and witness protection by an outstanding new author
Antarctica is a fascinating place - it has no native inhabitants, and it's very remote, which means everyone who goes there - today or in the past - has a special reason for wanting to go. It's a place that children can only imagine, because they cannot go there.
This ... read more
There are many kinds of hero! OH BOY is a striking collection of true stories about amazing New Zealand men who busted stereotypes and broke through obstacles to follow their passion. Heroes can wear rugby boots or ballet shoes. They can go on adventures, buil... read more
Emmeline fought a tough battle to win the vote for British women and inspired others around the world to do the samefind out why she hated school, how she had to take lessons in stone throwing, what she thought when her daughter spat at a policemanand an awful lot more besides.
First Names is a series of fun, lively and highly illustrated biographies that introduces some truly amazing individuals who lived incredible lives, to an audience of young readers. And Elon Musk is definitely one to watch - he's a multi-billionaire, mega-brain entreprene... read more
|Awards:||Finalist in the 2018 NZ Children's Book Awards for the Elsie Locke Award for Non-Fiction. Recipient of the 2018 Storylines Notable Book Award.|
Explore! Aotearoa features the amazing true stories of New Zealand’s explorers. It follows adventurers like: Kupe, Thomas Brunner and Kehu, Freda du Faur and the Graham Brothers, Tāne Tinorau and Kieran McKay, Kelly Tarlton and Wade Doak. Journey with them over the waves, acro... read more