Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Rona Gallery December Special - Painted Days

Author: Richard Ponder

This book is a timeless must-have record of every event, address, and visitors book. The pages are full of Richard Ponder's beautiful paintings and spaces to record every memory. This book makes a fabulous Christmas gift for every person.

December only, this book is available for just $25.00 (RRP $39.95) plus free shipping around New Zealand.
Don't miss out on your chance to own this book!

Rona Gallery December Special - Caught On Canvas

Author: Richard Ponder

This book features fantastic images of the landscapes and scenery around Wellington. This is complete with inspirational quotes and stories from Richard's perspective. A unique companion for every coffee table.

Available in December for $25.00 (RRP $39.95)

with free shipping around New Zealand. Don't miss this fantastic special only in December!

Featured Book - Easy French

Author: Katie Dynes and Nicole Irving
Children's Non-Fiction aged 9+

A wonderful quick guide to French from the Usborne series. This book offers an illustrated language guide and there are helpful tips to make learning easy. In addition there are Web sites recommended to try out a selection of free, downloadable French picture puzzles.

A must have guide to French.

Sally's Recommended Book - When Santa Fell to Earth

Author: Cornelia Funke
Children's Fiction aged 8+

From the best selling author of Dragon Rider this is the story behind how Santa arrived to Earth via a mischievous reindeer Twinklestar leaving his Christmas caravan to fall from the sky! But this is not all of Saint Nicholas's troubles. There's still a group of bad Santas trying to steal Christmas!

A delightful holiday reading book, perfect for Christmas.

Elspeth's Recommended Book - e'cco

Author: Philip Johnson
Non Fiction

Join Philip Johnson's journey into the heart of Australian Bistro with exquisite and delightful recipes. This book is currently on sale at $20! Be quick, stocks are limited , do not miss your chance to own a copy, on your way to become a fabulous chef.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Amy's Recommended Book - Small Holes In The Silence

Author: Patricia Grace
Fiction Short Stories
Publisher: Penguin

This is a fantastic collection of short stories by New Zealand author Patricia Grace. Featuring 21 short stories, a common thread of Grace's writing is the showing of empathy with her characters, through the worlds they inhabit are often stark. A recommended read.

James's Recommended Book - A Journey Through New Zealand Film

Author: Ian Brodie

A fantastic outlook of New Zealand in the film world today. It becomes inevitable that New Zealand is was an ideal location for many fantastic films, including The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Featuring other locations from many New Zealand films including the latest The World's Fastest Indian and the classic Goodbye Pork Pie this book is a must for every New Zealand location- movie fan, with stunning photography of beautiful NZ.

Richard's Recommended Book - Scouts in Bondage

Compiler: Michael Bell
Hardback, Humour

This is a collection of somewhat curious book covers at a time when Michael Bell owned a antiquarian bookshop. His selection is simple - those that raised a grin or a gufffaw from his customers. A humourous collection of book titles - they actually existed!

Wendy's Recommended Book - The Book Of Everything

Author: Guus Kuijer
Translated by: John Nieuwenhuizen

This delightful book tells the story about a family, and one particular boy, Thomas who sees amazing things that no one else can see. He writes what he sees in the Book of Everything including his wish: To be happy.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Hanna's Recommended Book - The Midwife's Apprentice

Author: Karen Cushman
Children's Fiction (8+ years)

Winner of the Newbery Medal this book tells the story of a homeless orphan alone in a world where everyone and everything is her enemy. One day, she stumbles upon Jane, a midwife and she needs a helper. A funny and inspiring tale set in Fourteenth Century England.

Alicia's Recommended Book - A Storm Of Swords - 1: Steel and Snow

Author: George R.R. Martin
Adult Fantasy

Book Three. Part one of A Song of Ice and Fire Martin captures all the intoxicating complexities of the Wars of the Roses or Imperial Rome in his imaginary world. This is wonderfully detailed fantasy literature.

Rhyna's Recommended book: The Unseen University Cut-Out Book

Author: Terry Pratchett, Alan Batley & Bernard Pearson
Craft and Creativity

Take yourself back to Terry Pratchett's Discworld series and Bernard Pearson's illustrations and build your very own Unseen University, at the center of Discworld's city of Ankh-Morpork.

Keep yourself and children of all ages entertained with scissors, glue and lots and lots of patience!

Rona's Recommended Book - The World Of Wearable Art

Photos by Craig Potton
Non Fiction

Based on a collection of photographs from the fabulous and sometimes outrageous outfits designed by creative fashion designers all around the globe. This book is a wonderful memorabilia from Wellington's famous World of Wearable Art Awards show.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Joanna's Recommended Book - Stitch

Author: Ann Packer

This fabulous book by Ann Packer featuring New Zealand's top Textile Artists. Stunning presentation. A must-have for all textile admirers.

Joanna's Recommended Book - The Sound of Butterflies

Author: Rachael King
Adult Fiction

This is a fabulous book written by Rachael King, daughter of famous New Zealand author Michael King. The story is set in 1904, in the days of Thomas Edgar arriving home from his expeditions from the Amazon. His journeys somehow result his inability to speak. His wife, Sophie takes drastic measures to discover what happened to her husband. As she scavenges through his collection of diaries and boxes of exquisite butterflies, she finds out more about herself and her husband.

Joanna's Recommended Book - A Series Of Unfortunate Events - The End

Author: Lemony Snicket
Young Adult Fiction
Publisher: HarperCollins

The 13th and final book (finally!) of Lemony Snicket's wicked series. This is the beginning of the end, not that THE END finishes everyone.

Joanna's Recommended Book - The Outlaw of Varjak Paw

Author: SF Said
Illustrator: Dave McKean
Children's Fiction

A great hit with the young readers aged 9-12. The Outlaw of Varjak Paw follows on just as popular. Sally Bones the white cat leads an amazing cat gang, who knows the Seven Skills. She knows more than Varjak does - watch out Varjak!


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