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The Tooth
Des Hunt
The fossilized dinosaur lay undisturbed for millions of years . . . until the boy found it and the trouble began . . Tim Thomas is searching for dinosaur fossils in the hills above Pounamu, his grandparent's sheep station. His mum drowned when he was four, leaving Tim with only a vague memory of her - and of a large tooth embedded in rock. But time is against him as he races to find the exact spot where the tooth lies, before the river gully is dammed and the rising waters cover the site. He
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Valley Of Silver Test
Linda McNabb
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Things Your Granny Should Have Told You
Sunday-Star-Times
Things Your Granny Should Have Told You is a perfect handbook for all women - it's full of great advice from the person who always knows best ... your granny! Haven't we all shrunk our favourite sweater, been stuck with a flat tyre or wondered how to light a campfire? Become the envy of all your friends as you learn how to parallel park, speak in public and make the perfect martini - (with thanks to granny). You'll never wonder how to do the Heimlich manoeuvere or open a swiss bank account
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Horsehead Boy
Rory Barnes
Spud Wilson is the terror of the track. But he stacks his BMX and dies. Dies? Not quite. A pair of feral brain surgeons bring Spud back from the brink. A hilarious tale of a young boy with absolutely no respect for the great minds of science, who helps the course of true love and makes a new man of himself at the same time. ∗Shortlisted, Best Novel - Young Adult, Aurealis Awards, 1998 Ages 9+
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My Mother Always Used To Say
Anna Tochter
A collection of those oh-so-familiar sayings handed down from one generation to another ... Remember all those motherly sayings that were the bane of your existence when you were young? Those real beauties like 'Don't put that in your mouth - you don't know where it's been!', and 'You'll thank me for this one day!', and the unforgettable 'Because I am your mother and I say so!' Sound familiar? Thought so ... My Mother Always Used to Say is a condensed volume of the many motherly sayings we all
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Hitler's Daughter
Jackie French
Did Hitler's daughter, Heidi, really exist? - What if she did? The bombs were falling and the smoke rising from the concentration camps, but all Hitler's daughter knew was the world of lessons with Fraulein Gelber and the hedgehogs she rescued from the cold. Was it just a story or did Hitler's daughter really exist? And If you were Hitler's daughter, would all the horror that occurred be your fault, too? Do things that happened a long time ago still matter? First published in 1999, HITLER'S
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Death by Teenager
Sonia Neale
One mum's hilarious account of raising adolescents. I've learnt that when I come home from work and my daughter has tidied up her bedroom, swept the back veranda free of cigarette butts, cooked dinner and tells me, after pouring me a glass of wine, 'That's the good news - now here s the bad' that it probably involves body piercing. If I'm lucky Sonia Neale has had enough, her sons are crusty, smelly and permanently hooked to the TV, her daughter has so many piercing she sets off theft-detectors
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Whale Pot Bay
Des Hunt
At first it seemed the baby whale was dead. There was no sign of movement. But then its eye opened for a moment. It was alive, but only just ... Jake and his father live in a female-free zone in a remote part of the Wairarapa, where he can surf and watch the whales feeding as they pass up and down the coast. It's paradise - and that's why international rock celebrity Milton Summer has built a private retreat next door. Milton treasures his privacy as much as Jake loves being free to do what he
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Archie's Adventures
Leonie Thorpe
A delightful, funny and refres
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Grassdogs
Mark O'Flynn
A compelling debut from a Varuna Award-winner, saturated in the landscape of rural Australia They were a river of dogs. Loose skeins of cloud drifted high above, floating to the east, foretelling of cold nights. The paddocks rolled smoothly beneath his feet ... They rested against the windbreaks of fallen trees. They slept in the lee of a half-built haystack; left the next day at dawn before its builder returned. While he was daunted by the demands of his responsibilities, Edgar loved this
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