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The Spaghetti Giraffe (#1) by Sarah Johnson
Category: NZ Junior Fiction
When fumble-handed cook Mina Cucina drops the spaghetti pot, a new animal is born. As the Spaghetti Giraffe soon learns, he is not the only kitchen animal formed from Mina Cucinas culinary disasters. The Spaghetti Giraffe tells the delightful story of the Spaghetti Giraffe and his quirky friends in the ...Show more
The Quest for the Rotten Egg by Elizabeth Pulford
Category: NZ Junior Fiction | Reading Level: very good
Under the instructions of Morris the Magician, Sir Omelet and his trusty squire Peabody (and not-so-noble steed Noodle) must go in search for the egg of the Rotten bird if they are to have any hope of getting the kidnapped Lady Eggwena back.
Dragons! (Dragon Knight #4) by Kyle Mewburn
Young shape-shifting dragon Merek is following his dream to become a knight but seems to have found an enemy in Lord Crumbles son Percy, also training to become a knight. Trying desperately to keep his dragon identity a secret, Merek finds himself locked up in a rat-infested dungeon, where his shape-shi ...Show more
Uncle Trev by Jack Lasenby
Prize-winning author Jack Lasenby has been a deer culler, possum trapper, teacher, editor, and a writer for adults, children and literate dogs. His classic Uncle Trev stories, among the country's funniest, are perennial favourites for readers of all ages.
Stego-Snottysaurus (Dinosaur Rescue #2) by Kyle Mewburn
A terrible flu is sweeping through Arg''s valley, causing all sorts of snotty problems for Arg and his tribe. But there's soon a much bigger problem to deal with, when Arg discovers people flu can be deadly to dinosaurs. If it reaches the secret valley, the dinosaurs are doomed! Saving the dinosaurs fro ...Show more
DIY Spy (Johnny Danger #1) by Peter Millett
A hilarious, action-packed tale featuring a pair of evil number twos, a madman, exploding bogey bombs, discount ninjas and a man-eating piranha called Bob. Johnny Danger has always dreamed of being a spy. He's even created a fake web page posing as secret agent Johnny Danger - complete with crazy gadget ...Show more
Mr Tripp Smells a Rat (Walker Stories) by Sandy McKay
Join Mr Tripp and Room Five for three great stories about an escaped rat, a surprise birthday party and an itchy insect invasion. Room Five's teacher, Mr Tripp, is good at telling jokes, loves riddles and is great at using his nose. When a student's pet rat escapes from its cage, it's up to Mr Tripp ...Show more
The Secret Hunt (Dinosaur Trouble #4) by Kyle Mewburn
Sometimes a big brain means big trouble! Arg and Shlok are playing hide and seek. But eeuw, squish, squelch! They get into a sticky mess when they stumble on a secret hunting party and a mystery game!
Glitterwing's Book Week Blunder (Miniwings #1) by Sally Sutton
Sshh... NOT for parents! You can keep a SECRET, right? Clara and I have a herd of tiny, talking, glitter-twinkly, flying horses-and they're REAL! It's true. Those naughty Miniwings get us into so much TROUBLE. Who would have thought Book Week could end up such a magical MESS!
Toitoi #16: A Journal for Young Writers and Artists (Winter 2019) by edited by Charlotte Gibbs
Toitoi is a quarterly journal of writing and art by New Zealand children, ages 5-13. With over 100 pages of original stories, poetry and artwork, Toitoi gives our young writers and artists a real purpose and a wide audience. Toitoi can be read at home or at school and is a valuable classroom resource. ...Show more
Rats! (Dragon Knight #2) by Kyle Mewburn
Young shape-shifting dragon Merek is following his dream to become a knight - but seems to have found an enemy in Lord Crumble's son Percy, also training to become a knight. Trying desperately to keep his dragon identity a secret, Merek finds himself locked up in a rat-infested dungeon, where his shapes ...Show more
Comedian Rhys Darby delivers more words AND more pictures in his second hilarious book for kids! Buttons McGinty is back and this time he's travelling through space and time...in search of his parents (missing, presumed missing). Join Buttons and his friends as they enter a universe unlike any youve s ...Show more