New Releases (73)

The House of Happy Spirits : A Children's Book Inspired by Hundertwasser

ISBN: 9783791374543

Author: Geraldine Elschner    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

A little girl watches what happens on the property opposite from her house. People are starting to build a big house there and she’s very concerned about what...


A little girl watches what happens on the property opposite from her house. People are starting to build a big house there and she’s very concerned about what will happen with her most beloved tree on this property if they would build a big gray house with straight lines as usual. She is surprised to see that the new house gets very fun shapes, colors and elements and at the end she is happy to learn that all the trees and plants have not been destroyed but are “inhabitants” of the new building quite as the human inhabitants. This book describes and illustrates the main elements of Hundertwasser’s architecture and tells about his architectural manifesto. At the end of the book you’ll find information about Hundertwasser and his most famous building – the Hundertwasserhaus in Vienna, Austria.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 240 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 31-07-2020


$32.00
How To Change Your Parents Into Superstars

ISBN: 9781782703969

Author: Pete Johnson    Publisher: Award Publications

The "rip-roaringly hilarious" (Book Trust) Louis the Laugh returns for more outrageous adventures, so get ready to laugh out loud, and discover the 'practically...


The "rip-roaringly hilarious" (Book Trust) Louis the Laugh returns for more outrageous adventures, so get ready to laugh out loud, and discover the 'practically foolproof' way to get your parents to agree to anything! From the author of How to Train Your Parents and My Parents Are Driving Me Crazy comes another hilarious addition to Louis the Laugh’s adventures.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 220


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 19-06-2020


$17.99
Wordsearches : Book 1

ISBN: 9781913602017

Publisher: Richardson Publishing Group

Perfect for coffee breaks, commutes or relaxing at home, this collection of 200 brand new Word Search puzzles is guaranteed to provide you with a daily challeng...


Perfect for coffee breaks, commutes or relaxing at home, this collection of 200 brand new Word Search puzzles is guaranteed to provide you with a daily challenge. Each puzzle is presented in a 15 x 15 grid on its own page. Printed in a portable paperback format meaning it can be taken with you on your travels or sit neatly on your bedside table.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2020


$17.99
Ultimate Killer Su Doku : Book 1

ISBN: 9781913602048

Publisher: Richardson Publishing Group

Perfect for coffee breaks, commutes or relaxing at home, this collection of 200 brand new Ultimate Killer Su Doku puzzles is guaranteed to provide you with a da...


Perfect for coffee breaks, commutes or relaxing at home, this collection of 200 brand new Ultimate Killer Su Doku puzzles is guaranteed to provide you with a daily challenge. Each puzzle is presented in a 9 x 9 grid on its own page. Printed in a portable paperback format meaning it can be taken with you on your travels or sit neatly on your bedside table.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2020


$17.99
Super Fiendish Su Doku : Book 1

ISBN: 9781913602031

Publisher: Richardson Publishing Group

Perfect for coffee breaks, commutes or relaxing at home, this collection of 200 brand new Super Fiendish Su Doku puzzles is guaranteed to provide you with a dai...


Perfect for coffee breaks, commutes or relaxing at home, this collection of 200 brand new Super Fiendish Su Doku puzzles is guaranteed to provide you with a daily challenge. Each puzzle is presented in a 9 x 9 grid on its own page. Printed in a portable paperback format meaning it can be taken with you on your travels or sit neatly on your bedside table.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2020


$17.99
Quick Crosswords : Book 1

ISBN: 9781913602000

Publisher: Richardson Publishing Group

Perfect for coffee breaks, commutes or relaxing at home, this collection of 200 brand new Quick Crossword puzzles is guaranteed to provide you with a daily chal...


Perfect for coffee breaks, commutes or relaxing at home, this collection of 200 brand new Quick Crossword puzzles is guaranteed to provide you with a daily challenge. Each puzzle is presented in a 13 x 13 grid on its own page. Printed in a portable paperback format meaning it can be taken with you on your travels or sit neatly on your bedside table.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2020


$17.99
Codewords : Book 1

ISBN: 9781913602024

Publisher: Richardson Publishing Group

Perfect for coffee breaks, commutes or relaxing at home, this collection of 200 brand new Codeword puzzles is guaranteed to provide you with a daily challenge. ...


Perfect for coffee breaks, commutes or relaxing at home, this collection of 200 brand new Codeword puzzles is guaranteed to provide you with a daily challenge. The book is arranged into easy, medium and hard puzzles and each puzzle is presented in a 13 x 13 grid on its own page. Printed in a portable paperback format meaning it can be taken with you on your travels or sit neatly on your bedside table.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2020


$17.99
Be Kind

ISBN: 9780473510831

Author: Monique le Roux   

Molly Mouse gets up to all sorts with her friends; she has fun, meets new people in the neighbourhood, but most importantly, she learns how to be kind through t...


Molly Mouse gets up to all sorts with her friends; she has fun, meets new people in the neighbourhood, but most importantly, she learns how to be kind through testing circumstances. This wonderfully vibrant book grasps children's imagination through its intricate imagery, while still imparting a dash of wisdom. With each spread, the book's varied range of characters think up beautiful solutions to (often challenging) everyday situations. The importance of being empathetic, compassionate and kind becomes more and more apparent as the story unravels. Not to mention, the fun of finding our cheeky Molly Mouse hidden within each spread. The Be Kind story helps Kiwi kids understand the importance of diversity and how to act in situations they may not be familiar with, around people who are different, as each character represents New Zealand's unique diversity.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 230 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 21-08-2020


$20.00
Llew Summers : Body and Soul

ISBN: 9781988503141

Author: John Newton    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

Llew Summers (1947–2019) was a rarity in the art world – a figurative artist in a scene dominated by abstract practices. ‘Llew Summers: Body and Soul’ d...


Llew Summers (1947–2019) was a rarity in the art world – a figurative artist in a scene dominated by abstract practices. ‘Llew Summers: Body and Soul’ depicts the work and life of one of New Zealand’s most recognisable sculptors, a man of great warmth and astonishing vitality, whose works are daring, sensual and provocative. John Newton takes us from Summers’ beginnings as a self-taught artist, through his relationships and family life, to his success as a highly visible sculptor with works found in public spaces throughout New Zealand. We follow Summers’ progression as an artist, a true independent, working outside the hierarchies of the art world. His early monumental works in concrete made him a public fixture, with themes of nurture and nature, sexuality and solidity seen in his idealised female forms. As he discovered carving in wood and marble, the work became more subtle and increasingly dynamic. From the early 2000s, following his first trip to Europe, religious imagery entered Summers’ work in ways that extended both his visual and thematic range, and introduced a more overtly spiritual element. His later career features depictions of Christ, angelic winged figures and large, ambitious works in bronze. Illustrated with more than 200 photographs, including newly commissioned images of Summers’ works, ‘Llew Summers: Body and Soul’is a joyful record of a life in sculpture and a testimony to the value of public art.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 200


Dimensions: 220 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 21-08-2020


$65.00
Upriver : From the Sea To The Southern Alps

ISBN: 9780995132931

Author: Colin Heinz    Publisher: Quentin Wilson Publishing

Upriver will appeal to everyone who loves New Zealand’s South Island/Te Waipounamu and wants to find out more about the formation of its diverse landscapes an...


Upriver will appeal to everyone who loves New Zealand’s South Island/Te Waipounamu and wants to find out more about the formation of its diverse landscapes and the story of human settlement since the very first landings about eight centuries ago. It will also provide all the information needed by those wishing to retrace the author’s footsteps, either in the easily accessible regions of the west or east coasts, or in the more challenging mountainous regions of the South Island/Te Waipounamu. An absorbing blend of trip descriptions laced with background notes about the meaning and significance of places that were encountered, it tells the story of the author’s journeys to the principal sources of each of the 24 rivers that flow down to the sea from the Main Divide of the Southern Alps. Each of the 24 chapters in this book paints a full-length portrait of the water catchment areas of the 24 rivers that flow all the way down to the sea from the Main Divide of the Southern Alps/Kā Tiritiri o te Moana, including its highest peaks and lowest Main Divide passes. Those portraits fit together like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle to form a comprehensive picture of this unique island. Safe backcountry trips require detailed knowledge of the terrain, situational awareness, teamwork, and contingency plans. The backcountry trips that are described in this book were spread over five decades, mainly in late summer-early autumn when weather conditions are usually more favourable. Only experienced, well-equipped parties should undertake them when they go further than river lowlands. "Every now and then a book comes along that is fresh and original, presenting a different perspective on a topic well traversed. Upriver is one of these. A wonderful book chock full of meticulously researched facts about the Southern Alps and the rivers draining from them, it brings out both Maori and Pakeha perspectives on the land… Full of fascinating details of old and new histories, with explanations of the names bestowed on the landscape, all held together by a matrix of the authors own journeys. I thoroughly enjoyed it". – Geoff Spearpoint


Bind: paperback


Pages: 384


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 15-08-2020


$49.99
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