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Kids Oxfords – Canterbury Sheepskin

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Great for keeping kids feet warm, the Kids Oxford boots warm and 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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The Cake

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Tiger wants to bake a cake. A chocolate cake. But rabbit has a weakness for carrot cake. Monkey wants a banana cake. Dog is licking his chops thinking about a bone cake. And little Bear really wants a fish cake. Is there a way to satisfy everyone?

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Good Without Gluten

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I’m sure those of you who eat a gluten free diet will agree that it’s hard to find an exciting gluten free cookbook. Well you’ll be thrilled with this new cookbook Good Without Gluten – and written by three French chefs!! I was so excited and my mouth watered when I flicked over each page and looked at the gorgeous French breads, patisseries and desserts (pear-chocolate tartlets), all those yummy foods that I usually have to avoid.

Written by three chefs who own a gluten free restaurant and grocery store NoGlu, the guaranteed gluten-free food is beautifully presented and of course with all the style that makes French cuisine world-renowned. Using a range of cereals, flours and flour mixes that are naturally gluten-free and healthy, they have developed over 65 delicious and nutritious recipes.
 This is their first book.

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I don’t want to go to school

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Poor little Rabbit doesn’t want to go to school…

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Rollie vertical grill

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Rollie is a vertical grill designed to cook eggs (and other things) in minutes. The egg pops out in a sausage shape and is super easy to chop into bit sized bits for the small people.

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Koinei te Whare na Haki i Hanga / The House that Jack Built

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You may be familiar with the original version of Gavin Bishop’s The House that Jack Built and this is a te reo Maori re-release of this popular book. Koinei te Whare na Haki i Hanga is a complex weaving together of the nursery rhyme with the cultural, historical and environmental context. The illustrations are rich, evocative and complex, and reward being looked at again and again.

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NZ Plants

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New in Dave Gunson’s children’s wildlife pictures books is NZ Plants. With 24 pages of full colour images that explore our native and common flora, it is a great board book for teaching kids about the world around them.

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Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas

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One of my new favourites, Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas is a lovingly told tale about Elizabeth the elephant seal, who swims down Christchurch’s Avon River and refuses to give this up as her home, despite several interventions by well-meaning humans.

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Sweet Treats to Share

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A collection of recipes from New Zealand’s favourite bakers, Sweet Treats to Share is a beauty of a book. Those who lend their pen to this collection include Alexa Johnston, Allyson Gofton, Annabelle White, Dean Brettschneider and Kim Evans of Little and Friday. This list is a veritable smorgasbord of the nation’s most trusted bakers, making it easy for you to feel right at home with your bowl and whisk whenever the mood strikes you.

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Asus T100 Tablet computer

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I’m not really a very technological person but I was interested to see how the ASUS  T100 Tablet computer compared to the iPad that I’m used to. It’s a really compact and light weight tablet and it has the added advantage of having a keyboard that attaches and detached. I travel a lot so this is quite appealing to me.

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