Its almost Guy Fawkes Night, and at the school speech competition Andy talks about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot. The children cheer excitedly, thinking Andy will win the contest. But then, Aroha gets up, wearing a white feather in her hair, and tells the story of another fifth of November u the invasion of Parihaka in 1881.

Its almost Guy Fawkes Night, and at the school speech competition Andy talks about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot. The children cheer excitedly, thinking Andy will win the contest. But then, Aroha gets up, wearing a white feather in her hair, and tells the story of another fifth of November u the invasion of Parihaka in 1881.

A child listens to Koro and Grandma as they weave a tale about the life and times of the ancient puriri tree Taketakerau, the settlement and development of New Zealand, and world events that happened over the last 2000 years. Taketakerau still lives in a fine stand of native bush in the Hukutaia Domain, ten kilometres inland from Opotiki, in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.

Taketakerau: The Millennium Tree by Marnie Anstis - ISBN: 9781877577680 (Steele Roberts Aotearoa Ltd)

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Hodie is the unpaid odd-job boy at the Grand Palace in the Kingdom of Fontania. Fed-up, he decides to leave and better himself in the South. But the young Queen, 12 year old Sibilla, is fed-up, too, because of gossip about her lack of magical ability. She decides to go with him, insisting he go north to get his mothers bag back from the Emperor of UmBinnia.

(Gecko Press) Hodie is the unpaid odd-job boy at the Grand Palace in the Kingdom of Fontania. Fed-up, he decides to leave and better himself.

Perrys mother and father are busy people. And they think only children, like Perry, should be kept busy with plenty of activities and other people in their lives. Perry would prefer a dog. But there is no dog theyre far too messy just week after week full to the brim with after-school activities: piano, clarinet, homework tutoring, Movement class a On Saturday mornings Perry and her father visit Gran at Bower House, but Gran never remembers them

A moving, charming novel from much-loved, international-award-winning children's author Kate de Goldi, author of the question.

A hilarious, lively picture book. Mister Whistler always has a song in his head and a dance in his legs. But when he has to catch the train, he is so distracted he loses his ticketand has to dance his way out of his clothes to find it!

MISTER WHISTLER by Margaret Mahy & Gavin Bishop Like the rest of the country - and the international children's book world - .


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