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Dance a Story with Java at Capital E

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Dance all your favourite stories to life in a series of workshops with Java Dance.

Java reunites with Capital E in a new series of dance workshops. Children will twist and turn out a tale in Dance A Story.

From giraffes who can’t dance, to rhinos that rock & roll and lions who tango, we’ll explore a magical world of movement. Your favourite characters will spring to life as we jump, spin and tip-toe to each story. Stories include Giraffes Can’t Dance, Mister Whistler, Duck’s Stuck and The Animal Undie Ball.

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La Boca Loca: Collected Recipes from the Tacqueria

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La Boca Loca is Wellington’s renowned Mexican restaurant, and here in this new hardcover title you can find some of their well-cooked, well-loved recipes that have made Mexican a staple part of the NZ cooking landscape. You’ll also find an introduction to the techniques of Mexican cooking and a guide of everything required to achieve authentic Mexican flavour.

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Where is Pim?

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Pom is playing with his special friend, Pim. Pim gets misplaced, much to Pom’s dismay. Pom enlists the help of his dog, and they look everywhere for little Pim. This is a gorgeous story with lots of potential for many repeat-reads.

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Powerful Living

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Michelle Bridges, best known for her role coaching individuals on The Biggest Loser Australia, has recently released her new health and fitness book: Powerful Living – Mindset + Exercises + Recipes. The focus of this title is to remind the reader that they alone are in charge of their choices surrounding food and movement, and exercising power over these choices is the key to success.

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Seven Letters from Paris

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Once upon a time, a woman went to Paris in the 80s, met a sexy Frenchman in a cafĂ©, went back home to the States, received seven lovely love letters from him… and didn’t reply.

Samantha VĂ©rant (the fact that she has a French surname is a bit of a giveaway about the ending!) tells the story of of what happened twenty years later, when she was 39. She had no job, a sad marriage and financial difficulties. However, she had very supportive parents and a great friend called Tracey, who takes her out for a drink and, to cheer Sam up, reminded her of their trip to Paris twenty years ago, and the two Frenchmen they met.

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Bake Me Home

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Alice Arndell, who has appeared on NZ’s Hottest Home Baker and is the blog writer at Alice in Bakingland has released her second book – Bake Me Home: delicious everyday occasions. It’s a wonderful baking book!

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Mocka Bronx Crate

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The Mocka Bronx Crate is a great way to keep toys tidy and out of the way. The crates come in three different designs that are all simple enough to fit with most decors.

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Grimm Bedtime Stories

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When you can’t get to sleep at night, listen to a story fuelled by fright! There will be mermaids, ghouls and perhaps a hag, with sights and sounds sure to make you gag. Read the full review »

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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