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Lift the Flap Bible

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Candle Tiny Tots Lift the Flap Bible presents eight Bible stories in a very simple, stripped-back manner. The stories encourage small readers to lift cardboard flaps in order to find out more about what happens.

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Zoe’s Rescue Zoo: The Pesky Polar Bear

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When Great-Uncle Horace brings back lost and homeless animals from his travels around the globe, it falls to Zoe, and her mum, the zoo vet, to settle them into their new home. She’s good at this, because she can understand what they say and talk to them, too. But that’s a secret. In the seventh book in the series, Snowy the polar bear has lots of birthday party ideas and is being a bit bossy! Can Zoe help the other animals understand that he just wants to have fun?

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Dinosaur Rocket

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No longer content with building, or zooming, or even rescuing, the dinosaurs now have their sights set on something much, much bigger…the MOON! Join our fearsome friends as they prepare for their cosmic journey: is the rocket all ready? Will the launch go smoothly? Can they make it to the moon? Another fast and furious adventure for anyone who loves dinosaurs AND vehicles!

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How does the Giraffe get to Work?

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Did you know the zoo animals go home to suburbia at night when the zoo closes? Yes siree. And they return to work the next day just like anybody else! That’s the premise of How Does the Giraffe get to Work? by Christopher Llewelyn, illustrated by Scott Tulloch.

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Mrs McGinty and The Bizarre Plant

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These were the last set of school holidays before my youngest daughter started school. So the opportunity to take my now three primary aged school kids to a bonafide stage show as a treat before she started school was simply too good to miss. Read the full review »

Jess Daniell – My Underground Kitchen

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Recipes From New Zealand’s Favourite ‘Underground’ Kitchen. It all started by word of mouth among friends, and now everyone is talking about this hip home-cook and her thriving underground business. The talented foodie behind Jess’ Underground Kitchen, Jess Daniell, makes delicious home-cooked meals for Kiwis all over Auckland who pick them up from ‘secret’ locations. Now the secret is out, as Jess shares her most loved recipes in this, her very first cookbook. With Paleo and gluten free variations, and all easily achievable, Jess’s food is fresh, healthy, flavour-packed and easy to prepare.

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Pig the Pug

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When Pig’s friend Trevor comes over to play, Pig doesn’t want to share his toys. He likes to hoard them in the corners and leave Trevor to fend for himself. But Pig learns a lesson with this kind of behaviour, and everything turns around by the end.

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Taming the Tiger Parent

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Mozart in the womb, Baby Einstein DVD’s for newborns and i-pad learning apps for toddlers. From the moment the umbilical cord is cut, today’s parents feel trapped in a never-ending race to ensure their child is the brightest and the best. But while it’s completely natural for us to want our kids to reach their potential, at what point does too much competition become damaging? With constant testing in schools also raising the stakes, how can we tell when hot-housing children is actually doing more harm than good? In Taming the Tiger Parent, award-winning journalist and parenting author Tanith Carey presents the latest research on what this contest is doing to the next generation.

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Roly the Anzac Donkey

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Who doesn’t love a great story about a real kiwi hero? Such is the story told in Roly the Anzac Donkey, which retells the events experienced by Richard Henderson, who was a school teacher from Grey Lynn and also a medic during the Gallipoli landings alongside his faithful donkey, Roly.

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Improv for Kids

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Improv for Kids
The Improvisors
Circa Theatre, Wellington
7 -18 April (no Sunday performance)
$10 per person

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