This novel is based on the lives of three true ANZAC legends and on the deeds of lesser-known but equally heroic stretcher-bearers. With research that tells us where the famous donkey came from and what happened to him after Gallipoli, Jackie French has turned history into a fascinating read.

This is the story of a small unassuming donkey. It's also the story of Gallipoli, of Jack Simpson, and New Zealander stretcher-bearer Richard Henderson, who literally took up the reins after Simpson's death.

The Silvering Kingdom is the home of fairy tales \ stories \ imagination, but the kingdom and all those within are in danger of vanishing because the Bloodtree tree has been poisoned. It is up to Abigail to save the story-tree and its people from extinction.

Thatchthorpe Book three in The Bloodtree Chronicles By Elizabeth Pulford ISBN 9781775432876 Scholastic NZ While Thatchthorpe is the third book in this trilogy, it can be read as a stand alone novel…

A picture book adaptation of the novel of the same name about a young girl's struggle to be accepted by her grandfather as the leader of her people.

Fishpond NZ, The Whale Rider by Bruce Potter (Illustrated ) Witi Ihimaera. Buy Books online: The Whale Rider, ISBN Bruce Potter (Illustrated by) Witi Ihimaera

Ten-year-old Harriet misses her brother Toby, and refuses to believe that he's not coming back. She is lonely and having difficulty coping with school. She notices the dog next door receives visits from other neighbourhood dogs. The dogs, who talk amongst themselves, befriend Harriet, and lead her to a garden shed where they've hidden a small, stray dog called Girl.

Ten-year-old Harriet misses her brother Toby, and refuses to believe that he's not coming back. She is lonely and having difficulty coping with school. She notices the dog next door receives visits from other neighbourhood dogs. The dogs, who talk amongst themselves, befriend Harriet, and lead her to a garden shed where they've hidden a small, stray dog called Girl.

Dorrity is the only child in magic-free Owl Town. When she finds an enchanted book with dire predictions, she must face her enemies. And who is the strange boy who has appeared in the Beastly Dark? This stand-alone pre-teen adventure/fantasy novel is the third book in the "Tales of Fontania" series .....

(Gecko Press) Dorrity is the only child in magic-free Owl Town. When she finds an enchanted book with dire predictions, she must face her enemies. And who is the strange boy who has appeared in the Beastly Dark?

William and Melissa have been roped into helping their old hippie grandparents fix up thie holiday home in the middle of the Sounds. They'll have no electricity, no cellphone reception and only each other for company. As far as they are concerned this is not a holiday.

Dunger by Joy Cowley, available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

A family of rats is forced to leave their home, so sets out to find the fabled city of Ratenburg. Along the way they outwit vicious dogs, tricky rat traps and sharp-beaked hawks, and make some very dangerous crossings. The rat family's adventures test their character and grow bonds between sisters and brothers, family friends, mum and dad.

A family of rats is forced to leave their home, so sets out to find the fabled city of Ratenburg. See The road to Ratenburg in the library catalogue.

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