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New Kiwi Books for Your Shelves

Picture books, middle grade and young adult fiction, non-fiction resources, integrated language resources...whew! It's only May but OneTree House has already released a range of books covering a wide variety of genres in children's publishing.


We thought we'd bring all these books together to show you; don't forget that you can read reviews of many of these books on our Reviews Page.


Rush! Rush!, by Elena de Roo and illustrated by Jenny Cooper, $30


Bringing together this award-winning author and illustrator for the first time, Rush! Rush! is a wonderfully lyrical read-aloud poem describing the joyous run from home to the beach, with all the sights, sounds and smells that capture the moment.


ISBN: 9780995117617

0+ fiction

Hardcover


Honk, by Elizabeth Pulford, illustrated by Astrid Matjasevich, $30


One dark and stormy night Henry hears a strange sound, and in the morning he can see a goose in his sand box. His mother says the goose is exhausted and they must leave him to recover. So Henry waits. A story "of friendship, acceptance and respect for wildlife" (Bob Docherty).


ISBN: 9780995117624

0+ fiction

Hardcover



Fire's Caress, by Lani Wendt Young, $29


Long ago, Tangaloa cast a fiery net upon the waters and drew forth the ocean’s might – in the crashing waves and surging tides that speak to Masina the moon. In Fire's Caress the story continues with the next generation of Telesā from author Lani Wendt Young.


ISBN: 9780995117501

Paperback

Fiction 13+




The Life and Times of Eddie McGrath, by Brigid Feehan, $24


Eddie (Edith) McGrath is, in her opinion, a very ordinary person, but when the results of a national essay competition are announced it seems Eddie is a winner...even if she doesn't want to be! A spirited story about the times when what we don’t want, turns out to be more than we could hope for.


ISBN: 9781990035005

Paperback

8+ fiction




Inside Bubble Earth: Climate Change, by Des Hunt, $40


The facts about the changes in the world’s climate and the effects of human actions are presented in this highly informative, highly illustrated non-fiction resource from a New Zealand perspective.


ISBN: 9780995117686

Paperback

8+ non-ficiton



Mila's My Gagana Series #2: Isaia Says / Analia Asks, by Dahlia Malaeulu, $25


2 books in 1!

Introducing Samoan language within English language text in a way that makes the meaning clear to the reader of either language. Ends with a vocabulary and pronunciation sheet drawn from the story.

Isaia Says – is based on Simon Says but uses Samoan names for the actions, hop, run, clap, etc.

Analia Asks – Analia requests one food item after another, and thanks the giver each time. Eventually we find that she has been collecting the food to create a picnic for all to share. Introduces polite behavior, manners and food names.


ISBN: 9781990035043

Paperback

4+ fiction



Mila's My Gagana Series #2 : Sala's Surprise / Kuso's Clean, by Dahlia Malaeulu, $25


2 books in 1!

Introducing Samoan language within English language text in a way that makes the meaning clear to the reader of either language. Ends with a vocabulary and pronunciation sheet drawn from the story.


Sala’s Surprise – when Sala gets up in the morning, she puts on a range of colourful clothing. The result is a surprise to her family.

Kuso’s Clean – everyday, when Kuso gets home, he is very dirty and needs a bath. Introduces the names of parts of the body.


ISBN: 9781990035036

Paperback

4+ fiction



It Doesn't Stop! Upcoming Titles


We aren't slowing down! We will be releasing three short stories by David Hill, a middle-grade historical fiction title by Gay Buckingham, Neands part 2 from Dan Salmon, and more. Here's two titles due in the next couple of months:



Lit: stories from home, edited by Elizabeth Kirkby-McLeod, $29: Publishing in July this short story collection brings together 16 short stories from Aotearoa authors past and present. ISBN: 978 1990035067


Protest! Shaping Aotearoa, by Mandy Hager, $40: Publishing in August, Mandy Hager explores land protests, employment disputes, gender and disability rights, plus peacemaking movements and the major contributors to New Zealand's past and present. ISBN: 9780995117693

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