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Books for Children

The following books provide an exciting look at our world and its people, places and wildlife.

These atlases will enrich children’s knowledge of the world around them, from a country’s geography to its history, wildlife and culture.

The Big Book of NZ Wildlife
An introduction to the world of NZ birds, animals, insects, fish, plants and fungi. Includes nearly 400 species, accompanied by illustrations.
Beginner's World Atlas
This atlas has icons that help kids to identify information related to land, plants, animals, language and culture.
Barefoot World Atlas
Divided by geographical region, this atlas looks at the way in which communities and cultures across the world have been shaped by their natural environment.

How to Be a Space Explorer
This is for aspiring astronauts, packed with stories from real-life space exploration. Learn how to navigate black holes and survive the freezing depths of space.
Daredevil's Guide to Dangerous Places
With a mix of photos, facts and danger stats, it's a fun and absorbing introduction to our wild and wonderful world.
Stars and Planets Handbook
This bright, bold handbook will answer kids questions on just how our solar system works.


Sticker Atlas of the World
This sticker book comes with coloured illustrations and photographs of major sites, cities and landmarks of countries and over 140 stickers.
Sticker Atlas of Flags
With colourful flag stickers for every country, and interesting facts, this interactive sticker book encourages children to learn about the world. $24.90
Kid's World Atlas
This easy reference atlas features 3 types of maps with easy to understand icons, plus narrative that draws the reader into diverse cultures represented. $29.90

Real Wonders
A Journey of discovery to find the most awe-inspiring places and experiences on the planet. Suitable for 8 to 12 year olds. $29.90
Kiwi Kids Road & Holiday Activity Book
No more choruses of 'are we there yet?' because each atlas page has a puzzle or game to help children pass the time.
Adventures around the Globe
Come and explore some of the most amazing places across the world. Discover each of the continents with fun facts, Maps, sticker scenes and puzzles.

Adventures in Busy Places
Explore some of the busiest places in the world with fun games, puzzles and reusable stickers
Adventures in Cold Places
Explore some of the coldest places in the world with fun games, puzzles and reusable stickers $15.90
Adventures in Famous Places
Explore some of the most famous places in the world with fun games, puzzles and reusable stickers

Adventures in Noisy Places
Explore some of the noisiest places in the world with fun games, puzzles and reusable stickers
Adventures in Smelly Places
Explore some of the smelliest places in the world with fun games, puzzles and reusable stickers $15.90
Adventures in Wild Places
Explore some of the wildest places in the world with fun games, puzzles and reusable stickers

Not for Parents: Britain
The stories are illustrated with a blend of photos, illustrations and great cartoons
Not for Parents: China
This guide is written with a perfect pitch for young readers, with lively stories and spooky histories.
Not for Parents: London
Check out stories about graffiti artists, murdered princes and people from all over. There's royalty, punks and sleuths, and some weird food.

Not for Parents: New York City
Check out stories about hot dogs and snapping alligators, bulls in the stock exchange and sports on the street.
Not for Parents: Paris
Check out stories about stuffed animals, caves filled with bones and the deadly guillotine. You'll find cyclists, junk collectors and musicians, and snails on the menu for dinner.
Not for Parents: Rome
The stories are illustrated with a blend of photos, illustrations and great cartoons

Not for Parents: USA
In this book you'll hear fascinating tales about the Wild West, cockroach races, a massive canyon and weddings in Vegas.
Not for Parents: Extreme Planet
This is a whirlwind tour of the globe, seeking out the highest, deepest, widest, narrowest, coolest, hottest, things on the planet.
How to be a dinosaur hunter
Everything young explorers need to know about how to become a famous dinosaur hunter.

Travel Book
Cool stuff to know about every country in the world. Do you know which country banned chewing gum?
My Family Travel map
The giant, fold-out map can be personalised to chart where you've been, what you've seen and where you want to go.
Not for Parents: How to be an International Spy
There's no going back, Agent. Once you enter, your training will begin as you join the secret world of spies.

Decide on the laws, choose your borders, make your flag, attract loyal citizens and lots more. You'll get to create, organise, govern and judge.
At the Beach
This is a must for the home, bach, classroom and library. Has a removable, waterproof quick-reference guide to common seashore animals.
In the Garden
This book encourages children to explore their gardens and discover the plants and animals that live there.

From Moa to Dinosaur
Explore ancient forests, lakes and the seas around Zealandia. Discover animals that once made this their home
Under the Ocean
This book introduces young children to the creatures that live in the seas around New Zealand. .
In the Bush
Young readers will be fascinated to learn more about familiar creatures. They also learn about pests and dangers to NZ's wildlife.

The world is flat: Not!
An atlas of cool world maps that teaches kids new ways of seeing our changing Earth's history, people, environment, and wildlife.
Boredom buster
Make 'are we nearly there yet?' a thing of the past with this fantastic book of games for the road.
Horrible Geography
Crammed full of far-out facts, it's the ultimate Horrible Geography guide to the planet. Geography with the gritty bits left in!

The Big Earth Book
This book shows how four elements – earth, fire, air and water – created the world and everything that exists today.
The cities book
A book of mindblowing facts where are taken on a world tour through 86 of the world's greatest cities.
The Travel Activity Book
A treasure-trove of travel activities, this book will keep kids entertained for hours - whether on a car journey or in a queue at the airport.

Incredible cabinet of Wonders
Kids can lift the flaps and open the cabinet doors to discover 100 objects from our planet's past and present,
Professor Astro Cat's Frontiers of Space
This book explores topics such as gravity, extraterrestrial life, time.


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