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08 April 2024

Hot off the press: April giveaways

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Lulu & The Dance Detectives

Book 3: The Doggy Disco Hoax 
Book 4: Ravenous Rooster Stake-out
Sally Sutton


If you ever thought detectives can't be divas, you need to meet Lulu and her fabulous mystery-solving dance troupe! This illustrated chapter series is ideal for dance-mad emerging and confident readers.

Stones & Kisses

Peter Rawnsley
Cuba Press

Peter Rawnsley writes of movement even as his own world becomes increasingly still. He is acutely aware of the natural world around him – its softness and light as well as its brutality – from Karehana Bay to Castlepoint to Tijuana, and of his own place in it. He nods to the inevitable passing of time, but importantly there is still time, and that’s something he’s grateful for. He feels blessed to be here.

Stones & Kisses is a tender, reflective and playful collection from one of Aotearoa’s best-kept secrets.

Better the Blood

Michael Bennett
Simon & Schuster

Detective Senior Sergeant Hana Westerman is a tenacious Māori detective juggling single motherhood and the pressures of her career in Auckland’s Central Investigation Branch. When she’s led to a crime scene by a mysterious video, she discovers a man hanging in a hidden room. With little to go on, Hana knows one thing: the killer is sending her a message.

As a Māori officer, there has always been a clash between duty and culture for Hana, but it is something that she’s found a way to live with. Until now. When more murders follow, Hana realises that her heritage and past are the keys to finding the perpetrator.

Pipi Dance

Te Pīkari Pipi
Angie Belcher

Angie Belcher's story is inspired by kai gathering on beaches on either side of Okurei Point near Bay of Plenty township Maketu. Lily Uivel's illustrations perfectly capture the story's strong sense of discovery and family fun. Wriggle and shuffle along with Mumma and Bubs as they do a happy pipi dance to gather kai from the moana for their picnic dinner with the whānau.