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New Zealand Adult Titles

Gallipoli: A Guide to New Zealand Battlefields and Memorials
Ian McGibbon
$19.99, Reed Books
This book is a practical guide with clear, easy-to-follow directions for tourists and visitors to the New Zealand battlefields, cemeteries and memorials on the peninsula, as well as historical overviews of New Zealand's involvement in the fighting. Photographs throughout show that the battlefields have changed little since the Allied troops pulled out at the end of 1915. This is a book for readers of all ages who are planning a trip to Gallipoli or who are interested in New Zealand's military history.

Western Front: The New Zealand Division 1916-18
Matthew Wright
$29.99, Reed Books
As the golden summer of 1914 gave way to a bitter autumn, men of the British Expeditionary Force reaches Ypres. Both sides were exhausted by the fastest-moving war the world had yet seen. Within a few weeks the forces had settled into muddy trenches that defined the new face of combat. New Zealanders were caught in the maelstrom. Posted to France in 1916 after the failed effort to break into Turkey from Gallipoli, Kiwi soldiers of the NZ Division fought in the deadly battles of the Somme, Passchendaele, and the Second Battle of Ypres — where more New Zealanders were killed than at Gallipoli. These soldiers' experiences helped define twentieth century New Zealand. The poppy is the flower of the Western Front, a lasting symbol of New Zealand's war effort.

New Zealand Children's Titles

Grandad's Medals
Tracy Duncan, illustrated by Bruce Potter
$14.99, Reed Children's Books
'I love my Grandad. We have lots of fun together.'
Every year Grandad marches in the Anzac Day parade and wears his medals, walking proudly beside his old friends. But this year Grandad's best mate is too sick to walk and the number of old soldiers still marching is getting smaller. A touching story about the relationship between a young boy and his granddad.

Sky Soldiers
Glyn Harper
$14.99, Reed Children's Books
On 21 May 1941 the sky soldiers came to Nikolaos' home island of Crete.
'The sky soldiers were German soldiers who jumped out from their aeroplanes. They were wearing parachutes and floated slowly down to earth. Even though I felt afraid I couldn't help staring at the men in the sky.'
This is young Nikolaos' story. He tells of how the Allied troops who helped the people of Crete, were greatly under-resourced in terms of equipment, and how he and the people of his village helped Allied soldiers hide and evade the German soldiers.

Nature Kids: Pukeko
Natasha Fijn, photographs by Rod Morris
$14.99, Reed Children's Books
A fantastic learning tool for teaching children 5 to 8 years about one of New Zealand's well-known birds. Found in rural and urban areas, the pukeko's story is one of amazing adaptability. This book tells the reader about where pukeko stand in the bird world, how they look after their eggs and then raise their babies, family groups, what different behaviours mean, where they live and what we can do to help preserve these colourful birds

Dusky Moana and the Shrine of the Shark
Stu Duval
$16.99, Reed Children's Books
Dusky Moana is a renowned wildlife photographer who can't seem to stay away from adventure. With the promise of treasure to be had, Dusky embarks on a dangerous journey to the Taboo Archipelago where stories of the mysterious 'white ghosts' scare away most explorers. The stories of the Japanese Emperor's gold, left there ten years previously at the height of World War II is promise enough to keep Dusky going -- but who knows what he'll find when he eventually lands on Skullawi . . .
This rollicking adventure story from the author of Achtung Pavlova will delight readers of all ages.

Imported Adult Titles

The Complete Identifier: Cats & Kittens
Lydia Darbyshire
$19.99, Quintet Publishing
A fabulous full colour guide for every cat breed you would want to know!
Care boxes give at-a-glance tips for looking after each breed, and the introduction provides information on history, domestication, behaviour, and care of the cat. Superbly photographed with over 180 cats, all presented within their breed. All specialist terminology is explained, making this an accessible guide for all cat lovers.

The Complete Identifier: Dogs & Puppies
Joan Palmer
$19.99, Quintet Publishing
This guide includes more than 170 of the world's favourite dog breeds. Each breed is presented within its group: non-sporting, working, herding, gundogs, hounds, terriers, and toys. Again, full colour photographs are included with tips for looking after each breed .

Pruner's Bible
Steve Bradley
$34.99, Quarto
This plant-by-plant guide to pruning features 100 of the most widely planted trees and shrubs, with instructions so simple to follow that they will inspire confidence in even the novice gardener. The correct pruning technique for each plant is illustrated individually, ending the frustration of searching to adapt a technique that applies to other plants .

Trees for Small Gardens
Simon Toomer
$49.99, Quarto
How to choose, plant, and care for the tree that makes the garden special. Much more than just an encyclopedia, this is a careful selection of the best trees for use in small garden situations. Each tree is lavishly illustrated with detailed photography high-lighting noteworthy features such as leaf-form, foliage colour, bark, and blossom. A full description of each entry includes clear information on growth rate, care requirements, and seasonal interest, and fact boxes summarize each tree's vital statis tics.

Use Your Brain to Beat Panic & Anxiety
John Illman
$34.99, Cassell Illustrated
Everyone is affected by feelings of anxiety and panic at some time. Explaining which parts of the brain are affected by anxiety and how these reactions can be controlled, this book provides practical guidance on conquering specific phobias as well as help for general anxiety issues. Detailed advice on available drugs and cognitive therapy exercises enable sufferers to find the therapy that best suits their individual needs.

Healthy Gluten-Free Eating
Darina Allen
$39.99, Kyle Cathie
This is the first cookbook to offer delicious recipes that have been created by gourmet cooks and supervised by Coeliac UK. Healthy Gluten-free Eating contains over 100 completely gluten-free recipes that have been created to tempt your tastebuds whilst managing the symptoms of coeliac disease. The gluten-free diet is particularly restrictive and this book provides imaginative ideas and welcome inspiration for gourmet meals suitable for the whole family.

Imported Children's Titles


This year is Thomas the Tank Engine's 60th anniversary.

The first batch of new Thomas titles arrive in March and if you would like to do a feature with a competition and giveaway copies - we would be happy to provide a few books for prize packs. First in first served, as the quantities available for prizes will be limited .

New titles due in March are:
Five Useful Engines $14.99
Thomas and the Fogman $9.99
Thomas and the Jet Engine $9.99
100 Things To Do With Thomas the Tank Engine $12.99
Making Tracks Colouring and Activity
Book $7.99
Useful Engines Colouring and Activity Book $7.99
And five new titles in the "Thomas Story Library" series:
Duck, Peter Sam, Henry, Harold and Emily. ($6.99each)

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