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How to Keep the YOU in Mum

By Karyn Riley A back-to-basics guide to rediscover your identity, have time for your priorities and find balance in your life. Currently, there is very little support or information available for mothers on how to look after themselves, physically, psychologically and emotionally. A mother’s well-being …

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Battlefield Wisdom

Battlefield Wisdom From Nigel Latta, respected clinical psychologist, media commentator, parenting expert, bestselling author and father of two, comes a brand new book that will help all New Zealand parents. Battlefield Wisdom shares Latta’s top tips for bringing up children that can be used by …

How to be Famous

How to be Famous By Michal Shalev Gecko Press, $20 Pb/$30 Hb There is a laugh on every page as a self-centred pigeon teaches us how to be famous. The illustrations are marvellously loose, with scribbles of crayon and pencil over washes of colour, conveying …

Big Book of Love

Big Book of Love By Catherine & Laurence Anholt Orchard Books $20 paperback/$30 hardback The brightly-coloured pages are full of the many diversions of a young child’s life: the beach, a tree-house, a train ride, the dog and other animals, friends, the busy city, bright …

The Story of the Real Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh

Finding Winnie: The Story of the Real Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh By Lindsay Mattick Illustrations Sophie Blackall Orchard Books, $30 This book is based on the author’s great-grandfather, Harry Colebourne, who signed up as a vet in the Canadian army in 1917. He buys a …

Counting Lions: Portraits from the Wild

Words by Katie Cotton Illustrated by Stephen Walton Introduction by Virginia McKenna (Born Free) Frances Lincoln Hardback $30 Counting Lions: Portraits from the Wild: In this magnificent large format book, counting is perhaps the least important aspect, filled as it is with meticulously executed charcoal …

Shhh! I’m Sleeping

By Dorothée de Monfreid Gecko Press Board $20 Shhh! I’m Sleeping: The tall shape of this book matches the stack of bunk beds, which hold eight dogs. It’s night time; they should be sleeping, and one of them is – very loudly. Others begin to …