Meet fifteen-year-old Echo, a typical teen trying to survive high school without being totally traumatized by boy trouble, friend drama, and school issues. As if she didn't have enough on her plate, Echo is also still dealing with the murder of her sister Zoe. Although it's been over a year, Echo is still reeling from tragedy... read more
2009 Montana Book Awards FICTION Category Runner-up It's election day in New Zealand. A young father confronts a teenage burglar. A psychologist's political stand threatens to see him driven from the university community. A staffroom argument flares up - does a playground fight warrant a student's expulsion?. A young girl... read more
Zoe and Chloe. Chloe and Zoe. The two girls are inseparable. Even though they often drive each other crazy, they are best of friends. And just at present, they have an immediate problem. Who are they going to persuade to take them to the Earthquake Ball - the ball of the year? Being Zoe and Chloe, they have left this importan... read more
Monsters of Blood & Honour contains three stand-alone stories, each with a related theme. In each story a young teenager of 17 or 18 interacts with an elderly person who was their age during World War II. Each of these now-elderly people has undergone a traumatic and violent experience, which the modern teen, in a differe... read more
Study and exam practice for NCEA Level 1 Achievement Standard 90147 - Use straightforward algebraic methods and solve equations (1.1). Contents: Preface Algebra Achievement Algebra Merit Algebra Excellence Features Everything you need for study and exam practice in a book and CD-ROM! All you need ... read more
Since the death of her beloved mother, Lady Grace has become the Queen's favourite Maid of Honour. But even favourites have to obey the Queen's wishes - and the Queen wants Grace to be married. Choosing between her suitors - kindly old Sir Charles, flashy Sir Gerald and sweet, anxious Lord Robert - is easy for Grace - she doe... read more
Summer is a time to grow.
Seeds - Polly has an idea that she can't stop thinking about, one that involves changing a few things about herself. She's setting her sights on a more glamorous life, but it's going to take all of her focus. At least that way she won't have to watch her friends moving so far ahead.
Roots... read more
On Gullstruck Island the volcanoes quarrel, beetles sing danger and occasionally a Lost is born. In the village of the Hollow Beasts live two sisters. Arilou is a Lost - a child with the power to depart her body and mind-fly with the winds - and Hathin is her helper. Together they hide a dangerous secret. Until sinister event... read more
This is a compelling and beautifully written novel about first love, first sex, and everything in between. Maddy Fisher has decided to fall in love. And not just any sort of love - can't-eat can't-sleep crazy in love. Rich Ross is after the same thing. He's set his sights high, and he's going to make it happen. The proble... read more
A dark, gothic tale of romance! and murder. In the right dose, everything is a poison. Jessamine has spent her whole life in her father's apothecary garden, surrounded by medicinal plants and herbs that could kill her. Yet she's never had reason to be afraid -- until now. Because now a newcomer has come to live with the fam... read more
It was the year I broke a bone in my leg, the year I got my first kiss, and the year Jesus got himself shot. One dead Japanese pearl-diver who is starting to smell. A big, slow Filipino crewman. A beautiful girl called Amy O'Rourke. And Sam, who gets mixed up with them all, and maybe shouldn't have. Sam is a skinn... read more
Hannah Driscoll is part of a gang called the Lip Gloss Girls. The gang spends most of their spare time together - or baiting the rival gang the Hell Cats. The two gangs constantly square up to each other and vie for which gang can fight the best - whether it be at school, in the park or on the train. Hannah feels safe and com... read more
The collected short stories of Garth Nix, including a novella which follows on from the enthralling Old Kingdom fantasy adventures of Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen. Nicholas Sayre will do anything to get across the wall, back to the Old Kingdom. Thoughts of Lirael and Sam haunt his dreams. But here in Ancelstierre the charte... read more
When Adrianne comes face-to-face with the mermaid of Windwaithe Island, of whom she has heard terrible stories all her life, she is convinced the mermaid means to take her younger sister. Adrianne, fierce-willed and courageous, is determined to protect her sister from the mermaid, and her family from starvation. However, the ... read more
In Torment, fallen angel Daniel and his mortal love Lucinda think they are safe, but evil forces are massing against them. As Luce learns more about her past, and discovers that the lives she's already lived hold the key to her future happiness; s... read more
Only the good die young. Right? Elizabeth Valchar has it all: friends, money, beauty, a cute boyfriend and assured popularity. But on the eve of her eighteenth birthday, she is found drowned next to her parents' boat. Everyone thinks it was a tragic accident - teens drinking on a boat, a misstep leading to a watery death. But... read more
A fire in a temple, an orphan running for his life. But is Dillen running away from, or towards, his destiny? A mysterious Easterner has sent Dillen on a simple quest: find the sorcerer Hallegat and serve him well. But for Dillen, things will never be simple again.
Jonah Delacroix can't stand the real world - so he lives most of his life inside a global computer-based virtual world called the Metasphere, where everyone is represented by an avatar. When he discovers the avatar of his dead father, and assumes his online identity, a series of events are unleashed that compel Jonah to race ... read more
Simon Savage, the temponauts and the Time Bureau are on full alert. The Black Death has started to appear in major cities around the world. There are fears of a global pandemic. The plague has been carried to the present time by the fleas on rats from the fourteenth century. But who is behind this deadly scheme? It is up to t... read more
Five years ago, Wren Connolly was shot three times in the chest. After 178 minutes she came back as a Reboot: stronger, faster, able to heal, and less emotional. The longer Reboots are dead, the less human they are when they return. Wren 178 is the deadliest Reboot in the Republic of Texas. Now seventeen years old, she serves... read more