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By Sacha Cotter, illustrated by Josh Morgan

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 voice, he finds his unique style and pulls off a wonderful, acrobatic, truly awe-inspiring bomb.

Sacha Cotter is a writer, librarian and teacher. Josh Morgan (Te Aitanga-a-Mahaki, Rongowhakaata) is an illustrator, writer and designer.

Sacha and Josh have previously collaborated on two picture books: Keys/Nga Ki and The Marble Maker/Te Kaihanga Mapere. Keys was a finalist in the picture book category and Nga Ki was winner of the Maori Language Award of the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults 2015.
Nga Ki also won Te Tohu Taurapa Award in the LIANZA Children’s Book Awards 2015 and was selected or the IBBY Honour List in 2016. Te Kaihanga Mapere won Te Kura Pounamu award of the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults 2017.

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Hero Of The SeaSir Peter Blake’s Mighty Ocean Quests.
By David Hill, illustrated by Phoebe Morris

Hero of the Sea is a stunning biographical picture book for young readers about Sir Peter Blake, world-renowned New Zealand yachtsman, adventurer and environmentalist.

Sir Peter Blake’s life was filled with amazing adventures.  During his 30-year career on the ocean he sailed around the globe, won the world’s most famous races and broke world records.  Even his trademark red socks became a national sensation! But no matter how many trophies Peter won, he always knew the survival of our planet was far more important.

This illustrated picture book by acclaimed author David Hill and illustrator Phoebe Morris, tells the remarkable story of a true Kiwi hero.

Being that I’m still in possession of my original pair of the iconic red socks, this book immediately grabbed my attention.  It soon became obvious however, that this was far more than just the story of the red socks!  The book begins by describing Peter as a normal Kiwi kid and shows the readers that with a bit of hard work and ingenuity, anyone can grow up to do incredible things.

The book goes on to tell of Blake’s environmentalism work and continuation his continuation in racing around the world.  We then learn all about about Blake’s adventures aboard the Seamaster, and ultimately, his untimely demise at the hands of pirates in the Amazon.



Meet Flit The Fantail!Flit The Fantail And The Flying Flop

This is a beautiful story of co-operation and team work between New Zealand native birds.  Join Flit The Fantail as he attempts his first flight from the nest (against advice), and find out how he makes it home with the help of some new found friends.

A stunning book, with a fantastic kiwi flavour!  Flit The Fantail And The Flying Flop is part of our October 2018 subscription pack.  Also included is a Flit The Fantail colouring in sheet and fun sheet.

Flit is an adorable wee fantail chick who is a little too adventurous for his own good. He attempts his first flight, against the advice of his parents, and ends up on the forest floor. His friends lend a hand to help get him back to his nest before his parents get home, but it doesn’t go exactly to plan. – Kat Merewether, Author and Illustrator


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Introducing the star of the October Kiwi Book Club …. Little Hector!

Little Hector And The Big Blue WhaleFrom award-winning picture book creator Ruth Paul comes a new series about a plucky little dolphin called Little Hector and his big adventures.

Little Hector is a small but daring dolphin, who swims out into the deep blue ocean. He meets many dangers — and an unlikely friend — and proves you are never too small to have BIG adventures.

Children will love meeting Little Hector and his friends, and will also learn how we can help to look after our precious marine environment and its inhabitants.

A delightful picture book that includes seals, sting-rays, orca and the blue whale within our New Zealand ocean to educate your little family members – along with a language rich tale. – Sue’s Reviews, Wairarapa Times-Age Weekend