"Torty and the soldier : a story of a true WWI survivor", by Jennifer Beck ; iIllustrations, Fifi Colston - Meet Torty! She's one tough little tortoise with a beat-up shell and some missing toes. Torty survived a great war that raged in Europe one hundred years ago. Torty was rescued back then by a young Kiwi soldier. She is truly a World War One survivor. 2017 Finalist Non-Fiction Elsie Locke Award

Booktopia has Torty And The Soldier, A Story Of A True WWI Survivor by Jennifer Beck. Buy a discounted Paperback of Torty And The Soldier online from Australia's leading online bookstore.

"The Cuckoo and the Warbler", by Kennedy Warne - The grey warbler nest is the only one in which a cuckoo will lay its egg, and it then manages to trick the warbler parents into hatching and raising the cuckoo chick as if it were one of their own. Yet despite this unique connection, the two species lead completely different lives. 2017 Finalist Non-Fiction Elsie Locke Award

Fishpond New Zealand, The Cuckoo and the Warbler by Heather Hunt Kennedy Warne. Buy Books online: The Cuckoo and the Warbler, ISBN Heather Hunt Kennedy Warne

"Gladys goes to war", by Glyn Harper ; illustrated by Jenny Cooper - Gladys loves nothing better than tinkering with car engines and driving at top speed. She also dreams of learning to fly a plane. But it's 1914 and people, especially her mother, keep reminding her that women are not supposed to be adventurous. When war comes, Gladys offers her services at the front as an ambulance driver. 2017 Finalist Illustration Russell Clark Award

A stunning picture book from the award-winning Glyn Harper and Jenny Cooper, bringing us the incredible true story of Gladys Sandford – mechanic, First World War ambulance driver, New Zealand's first woman pilot and a trailblazer ahead of her time .

"Jack & Charlie : boys of the bush", by Jack Marcotte (with some help from dad -  The true story of two boys who live on the wild and rugged West Coast of the South Island. Join Jack and Charlie as they go whitebaiting and fishing, panning for gold, chopping wood with their tomahawks, firing at targets with their bows and arrows, plucking ducks, camping in the bush and rafting down rivers. 2017 Winner Non-Fiction Elsie Locke Award

See Jack & Charlie : boys of the bush in the library catalogue.

"Coming home to roost", by Mary-Anne Scott  - 'Elliot is on the run from a situation that's just too big to handle. Sooner or later, though, it's going to catch up with him. The question is, will he turn and face it head on - or will he let it run him over? 2017 Finalist Young Adult Fiction Copyright Licencing NZ Award

A book about teenage pregnancy. See Coming home to roost in the library catalogue.

The Day the Costumes Stuck", by Toby Morris - The moral of the story that 'everyone has a role to play' is a valuable lesson for children to discover and enjoy. 2017 Finalist Illustration Russell Clark Award

The Day the Costumes Stuck", by Toby Morris - The moral of the story that 'everyone has a role to play' is a valuable lesson for children to discover and enjoy.

"Snark : being a true history of the expedition that discovered the Snark and the Jabberwock and its tragic aftermath", by David Elliot after Lewis Carroll - Gabriel Clutch was a thief and a liar but he was right about one thing. He told me he had a great secret in his collection that would shake the literary world to its roots if it ever got out. So begins Snark", a romp through worlds created by Lewis Carroll. 2017 Winner Illustration Russell Clark Award, Margaret Mahy Book of the Year.

Snark Being a True History of the Expedition That Discovered the Snark and the Jabberwock … and Its Tragic Aftermath by David Elliot after Lewis Carroll

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