Category Archives: Children 7- 14

Nana’s Shed by Marie Munro

Illustrated by Rachel Doragh Nana dreams of having a shed in her garden. Despite the passing of time, the parts for the shed lie in a pile on the lawn. Grandson, Jacob, and his friend, Max, take matters into their … Continue reading

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The Magic Pencil by Ben Spies

Meet Bob. He found a Magic Pencil one day on his way to school and now his life will never be the same again. The Fakeys want to take over the world!  They will do anything to take the pencil from Bob. Will … Continue reading

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Read With Me complied by the Horowhenua Writer’s Group

A compilation of stories and poems for children designed to get young minds engaged. With story titles such as The Great Ice-cream Incident, Could I Touch the Sky?, Sophie’s Night Out and Zooming Seagulls many of the stories have been … Continue reading

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Lost by Kevin Boon

Illustrated by Jenny Young What happens when Brad, Jason and their sister go to Butterfly Creek for a bush walk instead of going to the park as they had told their mother. Following the track into the bush and over … Continue reading

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Moonbiter by Kevin Boon

Traditional story adapted by Kevin Boon Illustrated by Kim Shury An Aboriginal folk tale set in the Australian outback during the ‘Dreamtime’. Two children rescue a strange creature in the desert and take it to a waterhole. The creature turns … Continue reading

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The Story of the All Blacks by Kevin Boon

Four books written with young people in view. They are not mere statistical records of matches played, points scored, etc. although the most important matches, series and developments are fully covered.         Originals and Invincibles – this … Continue reading

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Watch Out, Snail! by Gay Hay

Illustrated by Margaret Tolland Kia Mataara, e Ngata! (Watch Out, Snail! Te Reo Maori edition) In the dark of the night the forest is alive with hungry hunters. Is snail the hunter or the hunted? Follow the trail to find out. The … Continue reading

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