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Best Mates

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Best Mates is a story about three school friends who go to war together. One is killed and buried at Gallipoli, the other two survive and remain friends, then go back to Gallipoli many years later to visit their friend’s grave.

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Little Creators Art Workshops at Capital E

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From their website: Learn about and be inspired by the sculptures on Wellington’s waterfront. Experiment, learn and have fun with shapes, patterns, prints, colours, new materials and ideas while art teacher Karen Carey from Kids Art Labhelps you create your own original artwork in these weekly fun, theme based, hands-on and interactive art workshops. These workshops are designed for 3-6 year olds.

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Key Word Kids app

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Key Word Kids is an educational therapy app designed to help children with language development. While created specifically for children with language delays or English as a Second Language learners, this app would also help kids aged three to seven years with listening and reading skills.

App for iOS available on iTunes (for iPad2, iPad3 and iPad mini, doesn’t work on original iPads.

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Real Fresh Gluten Free Food

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Anna and Roger Wilde are a Nelson couple with a passion for eating healthy, delicious food. All the meals in Real Fresh Gluten Free Food are gluten free and many are vegan or dairy free. Meat eaters, don’t worry though! There is also a seafood and meat section.
Their recipes are generally quick and easy to prepare – no huge lists of ingredients or hundreds of steps to make a dish.

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The Year my Life Broke

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In The Year my Life Broke, Josh and his family are forced to move to a small town because of a change in their financial situation. Josh goes from being a big cricket star at his old school, to a loser at his new one, when the PE teacher decides he can’t play sport. Josh is resigned to a boring life in this “hole”, but then interesting things start happening next door and he gets drawn into danger.

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Exposure (Virals 4)

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Exposure is the fourth book in the popular ‘Virals’ series starring Tory Brennan, niece of Temperance Brennan (‘Bones’, to those who watch the popular TV series).  It is written by Kathy Reichs and son Brendan Reichs.

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How to Build a Girl

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How to Build a Girl is a vaguely autobiographical coming of age story.  Johanna Morrigan completely embarrasses herself on national TV, so she decides to rebuild herself as Dolly Wilde, woman of mystery. She decides the best way to do this is to write music reviews for a popular magazine, so she learns all the new music, learns to drink, smoke and flirt and off she goes. It’s described as being like The Bell Jar written by Adrian Mole.

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Where is Rusty?

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Rusty goes to the department store with his mother and Henrietta and Toby. But his nose soon leads him astray and on a new adventure. Where is Rusty?

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Ruth & Billy Graham: The Legacy of a Couple

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Hanspeter NĂĽesch has done an admirable job collecting a huge variety of information to present in this book, which is essentially about the love story between Ruth and Billy Graham, and how both sides of the relationship brought together their strengths in order to make the crusades possible that affected a generation.

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Kids Oxfords – Canterbury Sheepskin

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Great for keeping kids’ feet warm, the Kids Oxford boots are cosy for small people. They are made from the quality sheepskin and a sturdy sole that keep them going for years.

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