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A little too obvious, Judith Holloway

Take it Easy David Hill Mallinson Rendel, $19.95, ISBN 0 908783 043 Kick Back David Hill Ashton Scholastic, $9.95, ISBN 1869432207 Curtain Up David Hill Heinemann Education, $14.95, ISBN 1868636908 See Ya, Simon David Hill Mallinson Rendel, $21.95, ISBN 0…
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Removing the adult voice, Kathryn Walls

Baker’s Dozen Tom Bradley, HarperCollins, $12.95 Saved by Ryan Kane Pauline Cartwright, Ashton Scholastic, $7.95 The Secret of Boomer Lake Ken Catran, HarperCollins, $10.95 The Breakdown Day Dorothy Butler, Ashton Scholastic, $12.95 Tom Bradley’s Baker’s Dozen is a collection of…
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Unacknowledged legislators, Diane Hebley

Zigzag William Taylor (ed), Penguin, $19.95 Slide the Corner Fleur Beale, Ashton Scholastic Take Me to Your Leaders Gaelyn Gordon, Tui Harper/Collins, $14.95 Those who support New Zealand literature for children and young adults have always claimed the justification for…
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Elusive birds beautifully depicted, Pat Quinn

Moa: The Story of a Fabulous Bird PhilipTemple and Chris Gaskin, Hodder & Stoughton, $11.95 Old Blue: The Rarest Bird in the World Mary Taylor, Ashton Scholastic, $19.95 The South Island ‘sightings’ of the elusive moa provide a timely context…
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Books against totalitarianism, Diane Hebley

The Conjuror Jack Lasenby, Oxford University Press, $24.95 Winter of Fire Sherryl Jordan, Ashton Scholastic, $17.95 The abuse of power in society – how it is maintained by violence, superstition, and lies – is a major indictment of these two…
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