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A child’s-eye view, Anna Mackenzie

The Mapmakers’ Race Eirlys Hunter Gecko Press, $25.00, ISBN 9781776572038 Time Twins Arne Norlin and Sally Astridge Submarine, $25.00, ISBN 9780473406325 Finding David Hill Puffin, $20.00, ISBN 9780143772392 The bonds of family and place, seen from an appropriately youthful viewpoint,…
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Cliquety-clique? David Hill

Twice Upon a Time James Norcliffe Puffin NZ, $17.00, ISBN 9780143770671 Into the White Joanna Grochowicz Allen and Unwin, $19.00, ISBN 9781760293659 Taupo Blows! Doug Wilson Bateman, $19.00, ISBN 9781869539672 Those accusations from a few months back – the ones…
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Scaring them silly, Linda Burgess

Gladys Goes to War Glyn Harper (Jenny Cooper illus) Puffin, $20.00, ISBN 9780143507208 Speed King David Hill (Phoebe Morris illus) Puffin, $25.00, ISBN 9780143507222 My Grandpa is a Dinosaur Richard Fairgray and Terry Jones Puffin, $20.00, ISBN 9780143507192 Did You…
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Forward to the 1950s, Trevor Agnew

The Adventures of Hutu and Kawa Avis Acres (text and illus) Puffin, $25.00, ISBN 9780143507055 First to the Top: Sir Edmund Hillary’s Everest Adventure David Hill (Phoebe Morris illus) Puffin, $25.00, ISBN 9780143506874 Changing Times: The Story of a New…
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What’s a New Zealand novel? Sue Esterman

Enemy Camp  David Hill Puffin, $20.00, ISBN 9780143309123 Lullaby Bernard Beckett Text, $26.00, ISBN 9781922182753 Open Your Eyes, Jackson Ryder Rudy Castaneda Lopez Escalator Press, $30.00, ISBN 9780473295691 It has been interesting to read three such different but compelling books.…
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Posted in Fiction, Literature, Review, Young adults

Get the picture? David Hill

The Heading Dog Who Split in Half: Legends and Tall Tales from New Zealand Michael Brown and Mat Tait Potton and Burton, $40.00, ISBN 9781927213575 One of my reservations about graphic novels has been that they limit readers’ imaginative options.…
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Chimes of conviction, David Hill

How Does it Hurt? Stephanie de Montalk Victoria University Press, $40.00, ISBN 9780864739698 What Lies Beneath: A Memoir Elspeth Sandys Otago University Press, $35.00, ISBN 9781877578892 Give Us This Day: A Memoir of Family and Exile Helena Wiśniewska Brow Victoria…
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Posted in Memoir, Non-fiction, Review

At the whim of larger, terrifying forces, Angelina Sbroma

The Deadly Sky David Hill Puffin, $20.00, ISBN 9780143308157 The Red Suitcase Jill Harris Mākaro Press, $25.00, ISBN 9780994106902 Spark Rachael Craw Walker, $22.00, ISBN 9781922179623 David Hill’s The Deadly Sky is set in 1974, when the nuclear proliferation of…
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Posted in Fiction, Literature, Review, Young adults

Hormones and hedges David Hill

Into the River Ted Dawe Longacre, $20.00, ISBN 9781775536048 Dappled Annie and the Tigrish Mary McCallum (Annie Hayward illus) Gecko Press, $20.00, ISBN 9781877579912 Anyone present when Into the River won the Senior Fiction and Book of the Year categories…
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War means stories, David Hill

Ambiguity and Innocence: The New Zealand Division and the Occupation of Trieste, May 1945  Tony Simpson Silver Owl Press, $35.00, ISBN 9780986451980 The Battles of Monte Cassino: The Campaign and its Consequences Glyn Harper and John Tonkin-Covell Allen and Unwin,…
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