en-year-old Milly had always dreamed of living in the country and owning all sorts of animals. So when her parents buy a piece of land and move their six children into a ninety-year-old barn, Milly can't believe her luck. But she never imagined that living the simple life would include mucking out a filthy water tank, gathering endless supplies of firewood, clearing the land, and rescuing animals in a 'hundred year' storm. Based on the true story of the family's move to the country...

en-year-old Milly had always dreamed of living in the country and owning all sorts of animals. So when her parents buy a piece of land and move their six children into a ninety-year-old barn, Milly can't believe her luck. But she never imagined that living the simple life would include mucking out a filthy water tank, gathering endless supplies of firewood, clearing the land, and rescuing animals in a 'hundred year' storm. Based on the true story of the family's move to the country...

oung Billy Bowman and his mate Jack get caught up in the excitement when war is declared in August 1914 and leave their jobs on the farm to rush off and enlist in the Mounted Rifles - because the war would 'probably be over by Christmas'. We follow their journey from the Awapuni training camp, to more training in the sands of Egypt

Ages Billy, a shepherd working on a farm in the Manawatu, lies about his age and enlists in the army, and after training is sent to Gallipoli.

When his apartment building burns down Nate Kreece loses most of his possessions but he still has his skateboard, his camcorder, and a talent for making videos, and he discovers that he can use all three to make some money to help his family. Place Hold Librarian's View

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It's 1874 and when ten-year-old Rebecca Kelly is sent to the dreary Derry workhouse she decides that this is not the life for her. So she runs away and steals a horse to ride to Belfast. Rebecca is determined that she will join her brother, Felix, who is a sailor on the Queen of Nations, a ship bound for New Zealand, but this will be difficult for a young girl without a penny to her name.

Rebecca and the Queen of Nations by Deborah Burnside

aken from his home in Poland and forced to leave his country, 12-year-old Adam and his family are transported to work in a labour camp in Russia. Ill-fed and poorly treated, Adam doubts they will ever make it out alive. Even if they do get away, they might freeze to death or starve"--Back cover. First person recount. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary.

A Winter's Day in 1939 by Melinda Szymanik winner of the 2014 LIANZA Librarians' Choice Award.

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.

Just when his dreams of being part of family and having a dog seem to be coming true, Tom wonders if trouble with neighbors in his new island home and the impending birth of a new baby will change everything. Set in Newfoundland in 1929.

Just when his dreams of being part of family and having a dog seem to be coming true, Tom wonders if trouble with neighbors in his new island home and the impending birth of a new baby will change everything. Set in Newfoundland in

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