Intermediate Fiction & Knowledge Books

Much Ado About Shakespeare

Much Ado About Shakespeare By Donovan Bixley Upstart Press Paperback $34.99 A light-hearted telling of the life of William Shakespeare, told in short, entertaining paragraphs, matched with quotes from his work. The text is paired with splendid full-page illustrations full of action, showing Shakespeare as …

Golden Kiwis

Golden Kiwis By David Riley Reading Warrior Paperback $30 Read about every Kiwi who has ever won a gold medal at the Olympics. Begin with some Olympic history and New Zealander Leonard Cuff, who was a founding member of the International Olympic Committee and ensured …

All About Theatre

All About Theatre National Theatre Walker Books Hardback $29.99 An intriguing look into theatre and how it is made; from script to stage, costumes, props, actors, directors, producers and others involved with each production. Read about some of the great shows, the people involved and …

Hour of the Bees

Hour of the Bees By Lindsay Eagar Walker Books Paperback $18.99 Carol is mad that she has to spend the summer on her grandfather Serge’s derelict Mexican ranch. Serge reputedly has dementia and the family is there to pack up and move him to a …

George

George By Alex Gino Scholastic Hardback $36.99 Everyone thinks George is a boy, but she knows that really she is a girl. When the class reads Charlotte’s Web and plan to perform it as a play, George desperately wants to be Charlotte, but is told …

Cool Nukes

Cool Nukes By Des Hunt Scholastic Paperback $18 Max and Jensen are high achievers who have weekly maths tutoring from Professor Mayhew. But when Professor Mayhew disappears in a very public way, the boys – joined by classmate Cleo – try to work out what …

Crenshaw

Crenshaw By Katherine Applegate Harper Collins $16.99 Crenshaw is a giant cat who wears a baseball cap and takes bubble baths. But the only person who can see him is 10-year-old Jackson, and maybe his dog Aretha. Jackson’s family is going through hard times; they’ve …

The Bold Ship Phenomenal

The Bold Ship Phenomenal By Sarah Johnson Illustrations Deborah Hinde Flat Bed Press, $20 Life is dull for Malachi (11) after his mother’s death: Dad just stays at home being boring. Things change after Malachi finds a ship in a bottle. News about an eco-protest …