Mac lives at Mount Gladstone in Marlborough. Mustering sheep, cattle and deer is Mac's life-long job. Join Mac at work in this glimpse into high country farm life. Story in rhyme based on the work of one of the author's high country working dogs.
Storm is a big black horse running free on a high country station in Marlborough. Horses are still used on many high country stations in New Zealand for mustering cattle and sheep. High quality photos capture the excitement of the muster! Storm spent the first three years of her life roaming the hills, eating and growing. She has a quiet nature and plenty of character and she must learn to be a well-behaved mustering horse. Join her on her journey from a gangly young filly to a reliable working horse.
FINALIST 2009 NZ POST CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD On 15 May 2006, double amputee Mark Inglis fulfilled a childhood ambition - to stand on the top of the highest mountain in the world. High-Tech Legs on Everest tells the stoy of how he got there, and then the equally gripping tale of how he got back down again. There are plenty of illustrations and boxed material to enliven the pages of a story that is already colourful. First published 2008.
An accessible, interesting and accurate guide to New Zealand weather, with a particular emphasis on assisting people to improve their understanding and interpretation of weather forecasts and events. Heavily illustrated with colour illustrations and photographs, this book is aimed at the large and diverse market of people who either work or recreate in the outdoors, and has immediately become the classic book on this vital subject. First published 1998.
Finalist New Zealand Post Non-Fiction 2005. At Daytona International Speedway in 1991, the second placed motorcycle in the Battle of the Twins race is a surprise. It is a Britten and rumour has it that it was hand built by someone in his home workshop in a remote place called New Zealand. In this book, we discover who John Britten was, about his struggles at school, his love of drawing and making things, his early career as a design engineer, the way he persevered with what he wanted to achieve, including building the Cardinal Br... read more
Aimed at the family and tourist market, Destination Southern Lakes is full of fun activities (including some that are free) for families with children.The book includes: information on the history and geography of the area; the top Southern Lakes activities; and cool and interesting facts. Darryl and Gillian Torckler are well known and respected authors but are also both award winning photographers.
This Kiwi version of 'The Dangerous Book for Boys' is a must for every adventurous boy and girl in the kiwi home and includes all sorts of important information you need to know - like how to make an origami water bomb, how to spot native trees, what to do if you are stranded in the bush, how to play marbles, car games, paper planes that fly, how to make a chopstick trebuchet and much much more! Cleverly illustrated by 14 year old Conrad and written and designed by his dad Nick, this is a must have for every boy and girl.
Kids are fascinated by dinosaurs, and love the idea of the fossils they have left behind. New Zealand has a rich fossil record which is accessible to the amateur fossil-hunter in locations around New Zealand, including shells and plant remains as well as the bones, teeth and other remnants of ancient reptiles, birds and fish. This handy pack-sized guide contains more than 30 accessible locations around the country where kids and their families can find fossils. Each location contains specific information on where to look and w... read more
Dop Sept 2008, Auckland 120pp 190mmx95mm softcover This new addition to a popular series delves into a fascinating field of New Zealand's natural history. In prehistory, only a few bats, marine mammals and odd quadrupeds constituted our local land-breeding mammals; but today these have been joined by a throng of colonisers. These include several carnivores, rodents, and various hoofed mammals from Europe and North America, as well as several marsupials from Australia. Many are unwelcome: some have decimated native birds and rep... read more
At first glance, it might seem that the average New Zealand garden is not the best place to find wildlife - but look again. Bugs and ants are climbing trees while geckos wait in the foliage for their lunch, hedgehogs are sleeping in the back hedge and spiders are getting kicked out of their homes by tree wetas - there is indeed a whole lot going on! The immediacy of the backyard inspires many opportunities for environmental discovery. Young New Zealand children spend time examining animal, insect and plant life without really kno... read more
Junior non-fiction. New Zealand has unique wildlife found nowhere else on earth, but if our environment is to survive, we must realise its worth. In this beautifully illustrated book, Julia Crouth supplies rhyming clues to help readers discover some of New Zealand's nocturnal creatures.
New Zealand is a land of rivers and lakes, and such an abundance of fresh water provides an environment rich in wildlife. There are few children who would find themselves far from a freshwater stream or river, with the opportunity to discover birds, insects, fish and other species. All About New Zealand's Freshwater Life, written and illustrated by artist, children's book writer and nature lover Dave Gunson, introduces around 60 of our most interesting or spectacular water creatures and plants. Each page features one large or two o... read more
Horses hold a special place in the hearts and minds of many New Zealanders. through historical and contemporary detail and anecdote, and utilising a wide range of old and new photographs and images, Carolyn Mincham tells the captivating story of the horse in New Zealand. she explores the cultural significance of horses in life and society, how they continue to play a role in how we define ourselves as a nation and how our relationship with them has changed over time. She tells of the first horse to reach our shores in Northland, of... read more
New Zealand's insects include some of the world's most remarkable, including the giant weta (one of the world's heaviest insects, dating from dinosaur days) and the world's longest weevil. The most iconic, important and most prominent species and groups feature in Know Your New Zealand Insects & Spiders. Added to the natives are key introduced species, such as the monarch butterfly, and the book also features a selection of noteworthy spiders. This title joins New Holland's hugely successful 'Know Your...' series, of which the ... read more
An ancient land isolated by vast oceans, New Zealand is home to many fascinating creatures. From a prehistoric reptile to one of the world's largest insects, you'll discover some of the most unusual and impressive species on our planet. Featuring stunning illustrations and text by award-winning wildlife illustrator Sandra Morris, this book will double as the perfect reference for the home or school and as a beautiful gift book.
Frank Saxton, author of several Reed titles including NZ Way Â Possum Hunt, has written this perfect, easily understandable book about one of New ZealandÂs peskiest pests. He covers how possums came to New Zealand, where and how they live, how they look after their young and physical features. There is also extensive coverage about what we are doing to control the possum population explosion to curb the damage they are doing to our native flora and fauna.
Ninety percent of New Zealand's insects are unique. Many of these little-known creatures play an important part in our ecology. This book is both a field guide and a gallery, displaying the variety and beauty of an often-overlooked side of New Zealand’s wildlife. Ideal for children, trampers, mountaineers and conservation workers. Packed with over 650 colour photographs it covers native and introduced insects of the home, garden and farm, forest, mountains, streams and lakes. Includes common and rare butterflies, brightly co... read more