Category Archives: Non Fiction

Whose Beak is This?

Whose Beak is This? By Gillian Candler Illustrations Fraser Williamson Potter & Burton $25 New Zealand birds appear one by one through a circular window, revealing their beak at work obtaining food. On the following page the whole bird is revealed with a paragraph, using …

The Beginner’s Guide to Adventure Sport in New Zealand

The Beginner’s Guide to Adventure Sport in New Zealand By Steve Gurney Random House, $35 Photos, great design and easy-to-consume text make this an excellent introduction to a wide range of adventure sports in New Zealand. Get your sport thrills out in the environment, be …

The Vloggers Yearbook

The Vloggers Yearbook By Harriet Paul & Caroline Rowlands The Five Mile Press, $21.50 A bountiful assortment of vloggers (video bloggers) laid out as a busy scrapbook. Photographs, biographical info, drawings, questions, quotations, timelines and more! A useful “censored” stamp appears on some as a …

In the Bush: Explore & Discover New Zealand’s Native Forests

By Ned Barraud & Gillian Candler Potton & Burton Paperback $19.99 Hardback $29.99 In the Bush: Explore & Discover New Zealand’s Native Forests: Another in the excellent “Explore and Discover” series, now venturing into the bush. First see the bush in daylight and dark; identify …

Exploring Nature’s Pattern Magic

Dee & Mike Pignéguy Mary Egan Publishing Paperback $24.99 Exploring Nature’s Pattern Magic: This fact-packed book full of vibrant colour photographs, graphics and lively text, introduces the reader to the amazing variety of patterns found in the natural world. Find out how nature’s patterns relate …

Steve Jobs: Insanely Great

Steve Jobs: Insanely Great By Jessie Harland Random House Hardback $24 This is the story of the late, great Steve Jobs – founder of Apple and force behind their iconic products – in graphic novel form. He was a complicated man – adopted, bright, and …

Draw Paint Print Like the Great Artists

Draw Paint Print Like the Great Artists By Marion Deuchars Laurence King Paperback $35 I found this in the Auckland Art Gallery and immediately wanted to do some of the multitude of artistic activities suggested in this big, fat book. Famous artists from different art …