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 Staff Picks -Children's

Cyril is the only squirrel in Lake Park, and he's very lonely. Until one day he meets Pat - Pat the big, grey... other squirrel. Cyril and Pat have lots of adventures and fun together and Cyril is so pleased he's made a friend. But everyone is adamant that Cyril and Pat si... read more

Cyril and Pat

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 Staff Picks -Children's

Reading Level:very good

The amazing, mysterious realm of Striggworld can finally be revealed. When the human creatures appeared, they ravaged the forests and hunted many birds to extinction. The flightless Striggs had only one option: They went down, down under the ground . . .... read more

A Place of Stone and Darkness (HB)

Dwayne is a rumble-tumble tabby cat who knows where he belongs - up on the farm at Muzzle Station.
So, when he's taken to live far away in the town of Kaikoura, what's a cat to do? Shake the dust off his paws and start ... read more

The Cat from Muzzle: a High-country Cat's Incredible Walk Home

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 Staff Picks -Children's

Series:The Legends of Eerie-on-Sea
Reading Level:8 Kids Middle Readers

Nobody visits Eerie-on-Sea in the winter. Especially not when darkness falls and the wind howls around Maw Rocks and the wreck of the battleship Leviathan, where even now some swear they have s... read more

Malamander (PB)

Why do grannies always tell us to speak up? Why do they have creases on their faces? Are grannies flexible? How do you cheer up a sad granny? How old are grannies, actually?
Eric Veillé explains it all in this offbeat book for the extended family to... read more

Encyclopedia Of Grannies

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 Staff Picks -Children's

Reading Level:8 Kids Middle Readers
Awards:Winner of the Junior Fiction Wright Family Foundation Esther Glen Award in the 2019 NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults  

From the author of the multi-award-winning and bestselling How To Bee comes an intense and thrilling new adventure.
'We're gonna starve if we stay here,' Emery said. 'If we're gonna go, best go now.' And he said it like going was something easy. Like all we have to ... read more

The Dog Runner

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 Staff Picks -Children's

Awards:Winner of the Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Supreme Award 2019 and the Picture Book Award in the 2019 NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults

In this story about being true to oneself, a boy searches for the secret to doing the perfect bomb into the water. With training from Nan, an expert and former champion, and by listening to his own ... read more

The Bomb

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 Staff Picks -Children's

Series:Enola Holmes

Enola Holmes might be the much younger sister of Sherlock Holmes, but she manages to outsmart him at every turn, solving thrilling mysteries in her very own way...

The Case of the Missing Marquess (Enola Holmes #1)

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 Staff Picks -Children's

Series:Liars

THE TRUTH APP is the latest craze in the town of Kelton. It listens to everyone around you and tells you if they're lying. When the app goes viral, its teenage creator, Jarli, becomes famous overnight. But being a celebrity can be dangerous. Especially when you've ... read more

The Truth App (#1 Liars)

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 Staff Picks -Children's

Sam has a problem. He has to share a room with his older brother and things aren't easy. When Sam sees Donald Trump on TV talking about `the wall' he realises a solution is at hand! But who knew that planning a wall could be so tricky? The letters that follow invite co... read more

Dear Donald Trump