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Ladybird Book of the People Next Door Quick shop
Ladybird Book of the People Next Door
Ladybird

Ladybird Book of the People Next Door

$17.00 NZD $23.00 NZD

"Before the financial crash, Troy lived in the apartment next door to David Letterman. Now he lives in the shack next door to One-Eyed Pete and his silent son. Troy never talks about his old job to Pete, because it was his bank who repossessed Pete's old flat and made him sell the eye."

This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them.

The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text.

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Ladybird Book of the Zombie Apocalypse Quick shop
Ladybird Book of the Zombie Apocalypse
Ladybird

Ladybird Book of the Zombie Apocalypse

$17.00 NZD $23.00 NZD

"Some people say civilisation after a zombie apocalypse will go back to The Stone Age. Nobody tidies up or collects the bins. The electricity keeps going off. There are dead bodies piled up in the streets. It is actually more like the 1970's."

This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them.

The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text.

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My Boyfriend Barfed In My Handbag Quick shop
My Boyfriend Barfed In My Handbag
Jolie Kerr

My Boyfriend Barfed In My Handbag

$20.00 NZD $26.00 NZD

The author of the hit column “Ask a Clean Person” offers a hilarious and practical guide to cleaning up life’s little emergencies

Life is filled with spills, odors, and those oh-so embarrassing stains you just can’t tell your parents about. And let’s be honest: no one is going to ask Martha Stewart what to do when your boyfriend barfs in your handbag.

Thankfully, Jolie Kerr has both staggering cleaning knowledge and a sense of humor. With signature sass and straight talk, Jolie takes on questions ranging from the basic—how do I use a mop? —to the esoteric—what should I do when bottles of homebrewed ginger beer explode in my kitchen? My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag proves that even the most nightmarish cleaning conundrums can be solved with a smile, the right supplies, and a little music.

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The Simple Home Quick shop

Rhonda Hetzel

The Simple Home

$35.00 NZD $50.00 NZD

The Simple Home
Rhonda Hetzel

The Simple Home

$35.00 NZD $50.00 NZD

'Being in charge of your own life, and making decisions based on what you want to do rather than what you have to do, gives you a rare kind of contentment and shows you that every ordinary day offers magnificent opportunities.'

In The Simple Home, award-winning blogger and author Rhonda Hetzel shares the practical side of a simple life. Encouraging you to make what you need and look after what you own, she lays out a year of simple-living projects, with a set of valuable skills to learn each month. This is an inspiring, indispensable guide if you want to slow down, take stock of your life and find pleasure and satisfaction in your home. 

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Paddle Your Own Canoe Quick shop

Nick Offerman

Paddle Your Own Canoe

$20.00 NZD $26.00 NZD

Paddle Your Own Canoe
Nick Offerman

Paddle Your Own Canoe

$20.00 NZD $26.00 NZD

When it comes to growing a robust mustache, masticating red meat, building a chair, or wooing a woman, who better to educate you than the always charming, always manly Nick Offerman, best known as Parks and Recreation

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Everything I Need To Know About Love - I Learned From A Little Golden Book Quick shop
Everything I Need To Know About Love - I Learned From A Little Golden Book
Little Golden Book

Everything I Need To Know About Love - I Learned From A Little Golden Book

$25.00 NZD

Next in the EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW... series comes a book perfect for your valentine, your family, or YOU. Charming and witty as ever, this new treasury of insights reveals that, for all the love-related mystery and confusion we face as adults, those Little Golden Books may have had the answers all along.

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The Secret Diary of Tiddles, Aged 3 & 3/4 Quick shop
The Secret Diary of Tiddles, Aged 3 & 3/4
Gemma Correll

The Secret Diary of Tiddles, Aged 3 & 3/4

$20.00 NZD $29.00 NZD

Ever questioned what you cat gets up to when you're not at work or where he goes while you're asleep? Well, wonder no more as Tiddles the moggy explains all.

Illustrated by Gemma Correll.

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Counting with Wayne Thiebaud Quick shop
Counting with Wayne Thiebaud
Chronicle Books

Counting with Wayne Thiebaud

$15.00 NZD

Counting to 10 has never been so sweet! Wayne Thiebaud's delectable paintings, etchings, and drawings make Counting with Wayne Thiebaud as much an introduction to contemporary art as it is a delicious first book of numbers.

Hardback board book.

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Cat Zodiac Book Quick shop
Cat Zodiac Book
Chronicle Books

Cat Zodiac Book

$35.00 NZD

Brand-new cat owners or those who have lived with a feline companion or two for years need only look to the stars to demystify cat behaviours. This zodiac collection delves into the inner lives of cats, exploring each sun sign and offering character traits, lifestyle insights, and relationship inclinations to help cat owners learn to live in harmony with their unique pets.

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All Black Cats Are Not Alike Quick shop
All Black Cats Are Not Alike
Chronicle Books

All Black Cats Are Not Alike

$35.00 NZD

Every cat owner knows that no two cats are alike. This pitch-perfect illustrated book proves this simple fact by diving whiskers first into the unique personality, charisma, and character of 50 real all-black cats. From Alfie, who "has no tolerance for wet humans or being ignored," to Sashi, who "enjoys freeze-dried chicken by candlelight and full-on body rubs," each cat comes to life through a lovingly hand-drawn portrait and quick-witted profile.

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How It Works: The Student Quick shop

Ladybird

How It Works: The Student

$17.00 NZD $23.00 NZD

How It Works: The Student
How It Works: The Student
How It Works: The Student
Ladybird

How It Works: The Student

$17.00 NZD $23.00 NZD

"Bramley has found a job that fits round his time-table and earns him extra money for the things he likes. For every pint of blood Bramley gives, he receives two biscuits, which he can sell."

The student, enter the mind of the student. We have all been there, still are there and may be there in the future. Perfect for the young the old and everyone in between.

This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them.

The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text.

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Bee Journal - Sean Borodale Quick shop
Bee Journal - Sean Borodale
Timorous Beasties

Bee Journal - Sean Borodale

$30.00 NZD

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I Like You, I Love You Quick shop

Other

I Like You, I Love You

$20.00 NZD $28.00 NZD

I Like You, I Love You
I Like You, I Love You
I Like You, I Love You
I Like You, I Love You
I Like You, I Love You
I Like You, I Love You
Other

I Like You, I Love You

$20.00 NZD $28.00 NZD

Like an extended valentine, I Like You, I Love You is an illustrated ode to the feelings of seeking, finding, and falling in love.

Knowing drawings by artist Carissa Potter pop off each page in striking neon and metallic inks, illustrating all the moments between meeting that special someone ("I like you"), falling for them ("I like-like you"), and finding the comfort of devotion ("I love you").

Seeming to say it all with a knowing nod, this charming little love letter of a book is an ideal gift for romantics who are crushing, committed, or anywhere in between.

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How It Works: The Dad Quick shop

Ladybird

How It Works: The Dad

$17.00 NZD $23.00 NZD

How It Works: The Dad
Ladybird

How It Works: The Dad

$17.00 NZD $23.00 NZD

"Darren has a special 'dad meal' which he cooks at weekends for his children. But Darren has run out of harissa and he insists the meal is not possible without it. Luckily he has all the ingredients for an apple."

This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them.

The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text.

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A Little Princess - Frances Hodgson Burnett Quick shop
A Little Princess - Frances Hodgson Burnett
A Little Princess - Frances Hodgson Burnett
A Little Princess - Frances Hodgson Burnett
Rifle Paper Co.

A Little Princess - Frances Hodgson Burnett

$26.00 NZD

A Little Princess: Puffin in Bloom

Alone in a new country, wealthy Sara Crewe tries to settle in and make friends at boarding school. But when she learns that she'll never see her beloved father gain, her life is turned upside down. Transformed from princess to pauper, she must swap dancing lessons and luxury for hard work and a room in the attic. Will she find that kindness and generosity are all the riches she truly needs?

Gorgeous new illustrated cover by Anna Riffle Bond

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Heidi - Johanna Spyri Quick shop
Heidi - Johanna Spyri
Heidi - Johanna Spyri
Heidi - Johanna Spyri
Rifle Paper Co.

Heidi - Johanna Spyri

$26.00 NZD

Heidi: Puffin in Bloom

At the age of five, little orphan Heidi is sent to live with her grandfather in the Alps. Everyone in the village is afraid of him, but Heidi is fascinated by his long beard and bushy grey eyebrows. She loves her life in the mountains, playing in the sunshine and growing up amongst the goats and birds. But one terrible day, Heidi is collected by her aunt and is made to live with a new family in town. Heidi can't bear to be away from her grandfather; can she find a way back up the mountain, where she belongs?

Gorgeous new illustrated cover by Anna Riffle Bond

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Botanical Style Quick shop
Botanical Style
Botanical Style
Botanical Style
Botanical Style
Botanical Style
Selina Lake

Botanical Style

$50.00 NZD

In her latest book, Botanical Style, popular stylist and bestselling author Selina Lake brings her signature romantic vintage style to the current trend for all things botanical.

The first chapter, Botanical Inspirations, takes a look at the ingredients of the look - antique botanical prints and artworks, flower stalls, potting sheds and houseplants and draws upon these sources for fresh ideas to transform your home into a leafy haven.

Moving on, Selina explores five different facets of the botanical look. Vintage Botanicals celebrates the gentle palette and delicate style of floral watercolours and pressed flowers, while Boho Botanicals has more of a free-spirited 1970s vibe, with jungly potted plants, flower garlands and even a decorated teepee. The varied textures and contemporary appeal of Industrial Botanicals give it a modern edge, utilizing materials such as polished concrete, rusted metal and laboratory glass and combining them with peeling paint and vintage school science posters on the walls. Next, Natural Botanicals is based around antique prints and salvaged museum specimen cases for a nostalgic feel, while Tropical Botanicals features bold leafy prints, spiny cacti and palm trees for a distinctly glamorous retro flavour.

Throughout the book, Selina's imaginative DIY Makes and insightful 'Style Tips' provide a wealth of inspiring suggestions for how to recreate the textures, tones and ambience of Botanical Style in your own home.

 

- Hardcover
- 160 pages

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Succulents Simplified Quick shop

Timber Press

Succulents Simplified

$40.00 NZD $60.00 NZD

Succulents Simplified
Timber Press

Succulents Simplified

$40.00 NZD $60.00 NZD

Love yourself some low-water beauties? This book gets our green thumbs up!

Succulents Simplified: Growing, Designing, and Crafting with 100 Easy-Care Varieties.
Succulent plants are easy to grow and design with once you know the basics. And Debra Lee Baldwin, the bestselling author of

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Nib + Ink Calligraphy Book Quick shop
Nib + Ink Calligraphy Book
Nib + Ink Calligraphy Book
Nib + Ink Calligraphy Book
Chiara Perano

Nib + Ink Calligraphy Book

$30.00 NZD $45.00 NZD

Chiara Perano is an illustrator, designer and calligrapher specialising in modern and decorative styles. She creates bespoke stationery for private and commercial clients including Nike, Cath Kidston and Selfridges.


This beautiful and immersive guide is full of inspiration, shape and letter templates, modern calligraphy basics, creative prompts and exercises. It also features a handful of simple projects - from framed quotes and chalkboards to invitations and birthday cards - complete with plenty of space to practise that will encourage you to discover new, more interesting, more creative, and surprising ways to perk up your correspondence, add a flourish to your stationery and refresh your handwriting.

 

- Paperback: 128 pages

 - Dimensions: 6.7 x 0.7 x 9.1 inches

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Ladybird Book of Mindfulness Quick shop

Ladybird

Ladybird Book of Mindfulness

$17.00 NZD $23.00 NZD

Ladybird Book of Mindfulness
Ladybird

Ladybird Book of Mindfulness

$17.00 NZD $23.00 NZD

"Valentine became a Buddhist because he was interested in dharma. Dharma is a word for cosmic law and order. Valentine is sad. He thought dharma was a type of curry."

This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them.

The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text.

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Ladybird Book of the Hipster Quick shop

Ladybird

Ladybird Book of the Hipster

$17.00 NZD $23.00 NZD

Ladybird Book of the Hipster
Ladybird

Ladybird Book of the Hipster

$17.00 NZD $23.00 NZD

"What hipsters like best about their favourite music is that nobody really likes it. This band is currently called Donkiet Cong. They improvise ironictronica based on 1990's weather forecasts, using school instruments and hindsight. If anyone applauds, they split up and reform in the venue next door with a new name."

This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them.

The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text.

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Ladybird Book of the Hangover Quick shop

Ladybird

Ladybird Book of the Hangover

$17.00 NZD $23.00 NZD

Ladybird Book of the Hangover
Ladybird

Ladybird Book of the Hangover

$17.00 NZD $23.00 NZD

"What a confusing world it can seem with a hangover. Sit as still as you can. Do not attempt to make any decisions. Look out of the window. Can you recognise simple shapes and colours? Is there a moon or a sun in the sky? What sort of a name might you have? Where might there be bacon?"

This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them.

The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text.

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How It Works: The Wife Quick shop

Ladybird

How It Works: The Wife

$17.00 NZD $23.00 NZD

How It Works: The Wife
Ladybird

How It Works: The Wife

$17.00 NZD $23.00 NZD

"Wives like to be right. Sara has been waiting for her husband Tom to arrive. He is half an hour late. Sara is delighted. She knew this would happen."

This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them.

The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text.

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How It Works: The Mum Quick shop

Ladybird

How It Works: The Mum

$17.00 NZD $23.00 NZD

How It Works: The Mum
Ladybird

How It Works: The Mum

$17.00 NZD $23.00 NZD

"Being a new mum is full of wonder. Sally wonders if her left shoulder will ever stop smelling of sick."

This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them.

The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text.

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How It Works: The Husband Quick shop

Ladybird

How It Works: The Husband

$17.00 NZD $23.00 NZD

How It Works: The Husband
Ladybird

How It Works: The Husband

$17.00 NZD $23.00 NZD

"It is important for the husband to pretend that he had no life before he was married, especially if he was married before he was married."

This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them.

The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text.

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Ladybird Book of the Mid-Life Crisis Quick shop
Ladybird Book of the Mid-Life Crisis
Ladybird

Ladybird Book of the Mid-Life Crisis

$17.00 NZD $23.00 NZD

"When we are young, we all dream of doing something wonderful and exciting with our lives. What will we be? A cosmonaut? An underwater detective? A tommy gunner? A groin surgeon? Anything is possible. And then, one day, it isn't."

This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them.

The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text.

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Ladybird Book of the Shed Quick shop

Ladybird

Ladybird Book of the Shed

$17.00 NZD $23.00 NZD

Ladybird Book of the Shed
Ladybird

Ladybird Book of the Shed

$17.00 NZD $23.00 NZD

"Roland is spending Easter in the shed, sorting his screws. While his wife and children visit his mother, Roland is separating his screws into flathead, Phillips, PoziDriv, countersunk, double countersunk, bugle head, round head, clutch head, button head, pan head, hex head, flange head, fillister head and miscellaneous. There are also boxes for washers, hooks, pins and a bag for fluff. 'It needed doing,' says Roalnd."

This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them.

The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text.

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Ladybird Book of Dating Quick shop

Ladybird

Ladybird Book of Dating

$17.00 NZD $23.00 NZD

Ladybird Book of Dating
Ladybird

Ladybird Book of Dating

$17.00 NZD $23.00 NZD

"Getting ready is part of the date. Michelle's friend Allanah has been doing Michelle's hair since Wednesday. Michelle's date, Chris, is still at home. He has prepared by doing up most of the buttons on his shirt, and tidying his fringe with spit. He is finishing a mission on Call of Duty and will be twenty minutes late."

"Dating is a fun way of meeting someone who is as terrified of dying alone as you are." This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them.

The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text.

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The Worrier's Guide to Life Quick shop
The Worrier's Guide to Life
Gemma Correll

The Worrier's Guide to Life

$20.00 NZD $29.00 NZD

The Worrier's Guide to Life!
If you're floundering in life, striking out in love, struggling to pay the rent, and worried about it all- you're in luck! World Champion Worrier and Expert Insomniac Gemma Correll is here to assure you that it could be much, much worse with a book that's oh so funny and way too relatable.
Size: 16.5 x 20.5cm

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A Pugs Guide To Etiquette Quick shop
A Pugs Guide To Etiquette
Gemma Correll

A Pugs Guide To Etiquette

$29.00 NZD

Gemma Correll's lovely illustrations of her favourite canine friend are now bundled up in this handy guide to help your pug learn the ropes of a graceful pug life.

The pug is a proud animal, one who lives by a strict code of conduct passed down from pug generation to pug generation. Containing 50 entries concerning acceptable pug behaviour- from the fundamentals of personal grooming through to dinnertime decorum- this manual is an essential guide for any pug wishing to become a sophistacted, civilized citizen of the world.

Size: 13.5 x 19.5cm

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All My Friends Are Still Dead Quick shop
All My Friends Are Still Dead
Chronicle Books

All My Friends Are Still Dead

$15.00 NZD $25.00 NZD

A sequel to the super rad book 'All my friends are dead'.  You need both of em.  Yes both.

Size: 16 x 12cm

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