Gordon McLauchlan continues his bestselling Short History series with an in-depth look into the history of the farming industry in New Zealand. From the early migrant farmers and regional produce trading, to the revolution of refrigeration - opening... read more

A Short History of Farming in New Zealand


 NZ Biography

New Zealand Nature Heroes is designed to inspire and empower New Zealand kids to be naturalists and conservationists. Aimed at the 8-12 age range, the book features stories of 15 different nature heroes, people who, in the past, or currently, are working to protect and u... read more

New Zealand Nature Heroes


 NZ Fiction

A lively, stimulating and engaging retelling of purakau - Maori myths - by contemporary Maori writers.
Ka mua, ka muri . . . Ancient Maori creation myths, portrayals of larger-than-life heroes and tales of engrossing magical beings have endured t... read more

Purakau: Maori Myths Retold by Maori Writers


 NZ Natural History

One of the largest trees in the world, the kauri is a natural wonder and a New Zealand icon. Its immense trunk has supplied timber for every conceivable use from Maori war canoes to modern European homes. Along the way, the industries that sprang up around it shaped national cultur... read more


New Zealand boasts beautiful and unique coastlines, lakes and rivers, brimming with more than 1100 different fish species. In Know Your New Zealand Fishes, Jenny and Tony Enderby identify more than 80 of the country's best-known or most significant species th... read more

Know Your New Zealand Fishes


 NZ Natural History

Series:Know Your Ser.

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... read more

Know Your New Zealand Insects and Spiders

From fantastic flying machines and brave explorers of the world to special effects in the sky and gentle giants under the sea, this beautifully illustrated fact book takes your hand and helps you to understand the world around you. Perfect for little thinkers who like big ideas!

Facts: Essential Knowledge for Curious Kids

Shipwrecks litter the coasts and reefs of New Zealand. Disasters at sea are no longer the regular occurrence they were in the days when sea travel was the main means of coastal and international transport, yet recent wrecks like the Rena show that peril... read more

Shipwrecked - New Zealand Maritime Disasters


 NZ Pictorial

A large-format photographic guide to Australia's islands



 NZ Guidebooks

New Zealand is known for its natural beauty but it is the small towns and quirky features of many places that give the country its distinctive style. Photographer Stuart MacDonald has travelled around Aotearoa for the past 10 years capturing i... read more

Aotearoa: A Photographer's Journey Around New Zealand


 NZ Natural History


A new series of illustrated books specifically designed for children in elementary education, narrating the stories of those great historical figures who have left their mark on humanity in fields such as science, art, exploration, music and other subjects. Young rea... read more

Vincent Van Gogh (Genius)


 NZ Childrens

Series:Maui's Taonga Tales

Aimed at children aged seven to eleven, this book’s lively stories tell the tales of some of the taonga held at Aotearoa New Zealand’s famous national museum, Te Papa, through appealing text and fantastic illustrations. 
The book’s pūkōre... read more

Maui's Taonga Tales