MoonmanÂ has often wondered what the glowing blue globe is that he can see from his home on the moon. But when he hitches a ride on a passing shooting star, he finds a world on earth that is completely different to his own. Here he discovers trees and fields of flowers and the sea. The only problem is that MoonmanÂ has never before encountered daybreak, and with it the burning sun: he must get back to the moon.
Reviews: Books and Magazines
At the Beach: explore and discover the New Zealand seashore is a wonderfully illustrated book perfect for families who want to get more out of their time at the beach. It has detailed description of what might be found at different types of beaches, e.g. mudflats, sandy or rocky. It also has a removable waterproof identification guide you take take along with you to the beach!
Elliot and Emma-Jane Rose have a knack for finding things, and right now they are HOT on the trail of something very…B I G and very…H A I R Y. Elliot and Emma-Jane Rose follow the clues to something they did NOT expect. Have you seen a Monster? is a pictorial gem from Raymond McGrath.
Maori Art for Kids is aÂ collection of 15 projects, which offers children a range of unique Maori art experiences. Practical skills cover sculpture, photography, design, paint, mixed media, collage and more. Easy-to-follow instructions include illustrations of the steps involved, using everyday craft materials, recycled and found objects. Examples of taonga (treasures) created by leading contemporary artists are shown alongside each project with a brief explanation of the object, its purpose and use in the past and present.
Funny Girl is the latest novel from Nick Hornby. It’s the swinging 60s and England is mesmerized by unlikely comedy star Sophie Straw, the former Blackpool beauty queen who just wants to make people laugh, like her heroine Lucille Ball. Behind the scenes, the cast and crew are having the time of their lives. Of course, it can’t all last forever.
The cover photo says it all, really. A gorgeous chocolate layer cake piled with berries, being given its finishing touches by a smiling Jo Seagar. In a brief introduction to Jo Seagar Bakes, Seagar explains that her purpose in writing it is to play the role of a mother or grandmother, standing by and providing the tips and tricks gained by experience to make the cook look good when the final product is served!
The recipes are pretty much all sweet, some of them decadently so, and cover biscuits, scones, slices, muffins, loaves and cakes.
Learn numbers – from one to one million! – with amazing art and objects from Te Papa, and fun rhyming text in this gorgeous board book. There are three books in this inspiring new series – My New Zealand ABC Book, My New Zealand 123 Book and My New Zealand Colours Book – developed by Te Papa’s own curators and educators.