Reviews: Books and Magazines

 

Speed King – Burt Munro, the World’s Fastest Indian

Speed King

Speed King by David Hill is the story of Burt Munro who broke world records with his Indian motorbike on the Bonneville Salt Flats in the USA.

Made a household name in the biopic¬†movie The World’s Fastest Indian,¬†Burt Munro is the quintessential Kiwi tinkerer. His number 8 wire mentality won hearts and minds with the racing fraternity in the States when he arrived in 1956. Read the full review »

The Happy Hormone Cookbook

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The Happy Hormone Cookbook by Emma Ellice-Flint with Jill Keyte is a collection of balanced and delicious whole food dishes. Emma and Jill show that by shifting the balance of food you eat daily, you can begin to bring about changes in your hormones and alleviate many of the symptoms you may be experiencing. Read the full review »

Australia: Illustrated

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Australia: Illustrated is big, beautiful and diverse. This is a book with huge cross-over appeal, that will engage children and adults alike, in home and in schools. It captures everything that makes Australia unique, and is written and illustrated by Tania McCartney. Read the full review »

The Hoppleplop

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The Hoppleplop is a beautiful book that takes¬†the reader on a tour through a charmingly offbeat house. ¬†The story’s narrator tries to show us that the only thing strange about this house is the¬†Hoppleplop living there! Read the full review »

Girl Stuff for Girls Aged 8 – 12

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Here’s everything you need to know about being a pre-teen, from Kaz Cooke, author of Girl Stuff for Teens. Girl Stuff for Girls aged 8-12 is the fun, friendly antidote to the nasty, hard-sell, negative and sexualised messages that bombard girls. Read the full review »

Lonely Planet Kids – How Cities Work

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Lonely Planet Kids, How Cities Work is a book all about the explorations of cities; inside, outside and underground. This amazing book is packed with flaps to lift, and folded pages, to discover the workings of a city. Read the full review »

Scrumptious by Chelsea Winter

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Scrumptious is the latest instalment from New Zealand MasterChef winner Chelsea Winter. Read the full review »

Dr Libby’s Women’s Wellness Wisdom

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Dr Libby’s Womens Wellness Wisdom: What Every Woman Needs to Know is an inspiring book for women of all ages. Whether you’re just starting out on your wellness journey or have been exploring your heath for a while now Women’s Wellness Wisdom will have something for you. Read the full review »

Hare by Deborah Hinde

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Or dear, Hare had an idea… but he’s lost it. Don’t worry though as the Kiwi forest is full of friends who want to help Hare find his idea again. Hare’s friends are¬†a quirky mix of New Zealand forest birds and critters, as well as a few farm foul, and even a tortoise for good measure. Read the full review »

Patch and Ruby by Anouska Jones

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Patch and Ruby¬†is a story about a lonely pony. Sometimes it feels as if he doesn’t quite fit in on the farm. But one day something happens that changes his life forever… This is such a sweet tale, full of different friendships, and working out where one belongs in the world. Read the full review »

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