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September 2018 (82)
Kuwi's Rowdy Crowd
From the #1 bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of the Kuwi The Kiwi series, Kat Merewether. Following on from the hugely popular Kuwi's First ...
From the #1 bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of the Kuwi The Kiwi series, Kat Merewether. Following on from the hugely popular Kuwi's First Egg, Kuwi's Huhu Hunt and Kuwi's Very Shiny Bum books. Kuwi the Kiwi attempts to find a moment of peace and quiet in the chaos of parenthood, but everywhere she turns the volume just gets louder. Tap-dancing tomtits, Karate-kicking kokako and other noisy native friends join in the rowdy fun, until Kuwi can't take any more... The quirky and quintessentially Kiwi illustrations will have both adults and children laughing out loud, with a humorous storyline familiar to parents everywhere. Young readers will be delighted by the fun noises they can make to match each illustration, and as they guess which creature will pop up next. The story also holds a heartwarming and subtle message about being happy with what you have.
Dimensions: 240 x 240 mm
Publication Date: 01-10-2018
Hot on the heel of his first adventure Stuck In Poo, What To Do? Luke the Pook is back with this foot stomping celebration of a tried and true Kiwi favourite, t...
Hot on the heel of his first adventure Stuck In Poo, What To Do? Luke the Pook is back with this foot stomping celebration of a tried and true Kiwi favourite, the gumboot!
Dimensions: 210 x 270 mm
Publication Date: 30-08-2018
Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu
Kids! Inside this book you'll find pictures of some of THE BEST art you'll ever see in Aotearoa New Zealand. And don't freak out, but you'll probably learn stuf...
Kids! Inside this book you'll find pictures of some of THE BEST art you'll ever see in Aotearoa New Zealand. And don't freak out, but you'll probably learn stuff too. There are activities to do and questions to answer - and by the time you've finished, you'll have your own artist's workbook full of masterpieces that will make you famous all around the world. Or at least in your house.
Dimensions: 230 x 297 mm
Publication Date: 19-10-2018
Stand For All Time
Among the thousands of New Zealand deaths in the First World War, the 32 caused by the 1915 sinking of the Marquette were particularly poignant, shocking – an...
Among the thousands of New Zealand deaths in the First World War, the 32 caused by the 1915 sinking of the Marquette were particularly poignant, shocking – and scandalous. Along with a British ammunition column, No. 1 New Zealand Stationary Hospital sailed from Egypt bound for Salonika on 19 October. Not marked as a hospital ship and therefore vulnerable to German U-boat attack, the Marquette was torpedoed in the Aegean Sea on the morning of 23 October. Ten New Zealand nurses and 22 mostly Medical Corps men died. Several more were injured, some severely. And the disaster was entirely avoidable: medical personnel should never have been onboard. The Nurses’ Memorial Chapel in Christchurch honours the three local nurses who were lost in the sinking. It is the country’s first hospital chapel and its only memorial chapel to women who perished in all wars or in the 1918 influenza epidemic. It is thought to be the only purpose-built hospital chapel in the world that commemorates nurses who died in the Great War. Yet this lovely building was twice threatened with demolition in the 20th century and only survived thanks to a passionate, hard-fought campaign. Then came bad damage in the Canterbury earthquakes of 2010–11, followed by superb restoration and reopening in 2018. This vivid, compelling and attractive book tells the story of the Marquette sinking, and the scandal surrounding it, and of the creation of the chapel and the challenges it has faced. It will help to ensure that tragedy of the Marquette, the names of those who died and the special building that honours them, will never be forgotten but stand for all time.
Dimensions: 210 x 250 mm
Publication Date: 28-10-2018
Wildbore : A Photographic Legacy
Wildbore: A photographic legacy explores the world of Pohangina Valley farmer Charles E. Wildbore through his remarkable photographs. Wildbore captured the unpr...
Wildbore: A photographic legacy explores the world of Pohangina Valley farmer Charles E. Wildbore through his remarkable photographs. Wildbore captured the unprecedented environmental change that, by the beginning of the 20th century, had transformed a densely forested valley into farms and orderly settlements. Wildbore’s photographic legacy enables us to visualise the forests that have been almost entirely extinguished from the lowlands of the Manawatū region and, indeed, throughout New Zealand. More than that, it allows us to imagine a future where forests and wetlands are restored – to coalesce with landscapes of human endeavour.
Dimensions: 210 x 240 mm
Publication Date: 20-07-2018
Savaged to Suit: Maori and Cartooning in New Zealand
The BookSavaged to Suit: Māori and Cartooning in New Zealand is a pioneering study by Paul Diamond. In the earliest cartoons featuring Māori, they appeared as...
The BookSavaged to Suit: Māori and Cartooning in New Zealand is a pioneering study by Paul Diamond. In the earliest cartoons featuring Māori, they appeared as fearsome savages; today they are likely to be drawn in corporate-world suits. The book concentrates on the period from the 1930s to the 1990s, but also looks back to the first cartoons showing Māori and includes 21st century images.Savaged to Suit looks at how Māori and Māori culture and life were seen by cartoonists in a succession of stereotypes over many decades of changing perceptions and attitudes. The book considers how these stereotypes criticised Māori and their culture – sometimes savagely – to 'suit' cartoonists' agendas. Chapters deal with cultural practices, material culture, Māori language, politics, the Treaty of Waitangi,Māori in time of war, and the significance of sport. Paul Diamond also looks at the work and approaches taken by the small number of Māori cartoonists. The book features 250 cartoons – the first ever collection that captures the attitudes and feelings of each period and underlines the importance of editorial cartoons as valuable historical sources.
Dimensions: 200 x 260 mm
Publication Date: 20-09-2018
As You Will : Carnegie Libraries of the South Pacific
In her new book, As You Will: Carnegie Libraries of the South Pacific, artist Mickey Smith documents the historic legacy of 23 Carnegie Libraries erected across...
In her new book, As You Will: Carnegie Libraries of the South Pacific, artist Mickey Smith documents the historic legacy of 23 Carnegie Libraries erected across the South Pacific, including 18 in NZ. Named after the successful Scottish-American industrialist Andrew Carnegie, his philanthropic trust established 2,509 library buildings throughout the English-speaking world between 1886 and 1917. Featuring 47 original full-colour photographs as well as 23 historic images, and short texts by AUT Professor of Architecture, Charles Walker and Te Tuhi Artistic Director, Gabriela Salgado, this publication is a memorial to the Carnegie legacy, capturing a grand philanthropic project in decline.
Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm
Publication Date: 20-09-2018
Monsters of Virtue
If the government can define a ‘superior’ race, where does the power end? In 1928 Parliament was on the brink of enacting a eugenic sterilisation law allowi...
If the government can define a ‘superior’ race, where does the power end? In 1928 Parliament was on the brink of enacting a eugenic sterilisation law allowing the state to decide who was fit to breed. This was despite New Zealand’s reputation for being a liberal country committed to equal opportunity for all. Ritchie’s new young adult novel mixes fact with fiction: the bill has been defeated, but the agenda continues. Monsters of Virtue plays out an alternative history in which a utopian settlement is established in the Ōtaki River Gorge where the country’s ‘finest’ youth are chosen to lead, and breed, a new superior race. But is anyone prepared for the consequences of allowing prejudices and power to intervene with nature? Through powerful storytelling, Ritchie exposes the disturbing places powerful individuals will go in the name of social progress. In an era of Trump, genetic testing and designer babies, Monsters of Virtue is a timely reminder of the dangers of believing in one ‘superior’ race.
Dimensions: 140 x 216 mm
Publication Date: 23-10-2018
All of Us
In All of Us, established New Zealand author Adrienne Jansen and exciting new writer Carina Gallegos use poems and short prose to weave together the vibrant, ex...
In All of Us, established New Zealand author Adrienne Jansen and exciting new writer Carina Gallegos use poems and short prose to weave together the vibrant, expansive, and sometimes heart-wrenching stories of immigrants and people from refugee background in New Zealand today. Drawing on their time spent with immigrant and refugee communities, their words delicately lift the veil that separates us, providing a moving exploration of the refugee and immigrant experience. All of Us is a timely reminder of the humanity that perseveres at the core of this global debate.
Dimensions: 150 x 210 mm
Publication Date: 08-10-2018
Native Birds of New Zealand
Native Birds of New Zealand is a photographic book of New Zealand native birds that will appeal to the casual bird-watcher as well as the ornithologist. Many bo...
Native Birds of New Zealand is a photographic book of New Zealand native birds that will appeal to the casual bird-watcher as well as the ornithologist. Many books in the past have been aimed at the serious ornithologist, with illustrations designed to show distinct feather patterns but not to create an image that is also pleasing to the eye. The photographs in this book have been taken by David Hallett, one of New Zealand’s leading wildlife photographers, who captured the beauty of New Zealand’s native birds in their natural environment, from the subtropical north to the Sub-Antarctic Islands, and from the oceans to the alpine meadows of the Southern Alps. The text is kept short and avoids the in-depth academic material found in some of the very good reference books on the market. It does include all the interesting facts that set our native birds apart, presented in a short, concise format that makes the book ideal for browsing. With the advent of digital photography, many more birders are now equipping themselves with cameras as well as binoculars when they go into the field, creating an increasing awareness of wildlife photography. This trend, combined with the affection New Zealanders have for their native birds, makes Native Birds of New Zealand a book that will have wide-spread appeal. Native birds of New Zealand was a labour of love over many years. David’s bird photographs enthralled many people, though few knew the hours he spent hidden among the rushes to catch each perfect image. Sadly, David died suddenly and unexpectedly in August 2016. This book is part of his legacy.
Dimensions: 310 x 218 mm
Publication Date: 01-08-2017