Margaret Mahy Book of the Year and Best Young Adult Fiction: Singing Home the Whale by Mandy Hager. An extraordinary story of a boy who protects a baby orca that locals believe is threatening their livelihood.
The latest in a series of fish identification guides by Malcolm Francis. There are excellent photos for each species and up-to-date information about coastal fish from one of NZ's leading icthyologist.
"Journalist Katherine Harmon Courage dives into the mystifying underwater world of the octopus, sharing new scientific discoveries and demonstrating deep cultural ties that connect us all to this alien-like creature.