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This term the focus has been on buying fiction and biographies, hopefully something will pique your interest, or be useful in the classroom.

New Books

News Books. ECOLOGY : Treasuring our biodiversity : Contents: Introducing New Zealand's biodiversity -- Biodiversity policy framework -- Biodiversity management agencies -- Biodiversity management under the RMA -- Biodiversity protection under national policy statements -- Incorporating biodiversity protection into local government plans -- Additional legal mechanisms to protect habitats -- Additional legal mechanisms to protect species -- Managing unwanted species and new organisms -- Voluntary tools -- Maori and biodiversity -- Opportunities for public involvement -- Indigenous forests -- Indigenous grasslands -- Wetlands -- Productive land -- Urban environments -- Freshwater -- Coastal -- Marine.

ECOLOGY : Treasuring our biodiversity :

Summary: New Zealand has particularly high levels of biodiversity but a very poor record of conserving it. This guide is designed to assist people who want to achieve better biodiversity outcomes as well as those whose activities impact on New Zealand's indigenous habitats and species. Christchurch ruptures / SOCIAL SCIENCES: The atlas of environmental migration / Contents includes: Current migration and environmental migration -- Factors of environmental migration -- Challenges and opportunities -- Governance and policy responses.

SOCIAL SCIENCES: The atlas of environmental migration /

Summary: As climate change and extreme weather events increasingly threaten traditional landscapes and livelihoods of entire communities the need to study its impact on human migration and population displacement has never been greater. The atlas of environmental migration is the first illustrated publication mapping this complex phenomenon. It clarifies terminology and concepts, draws a typology of migration related to environment and climate change, describes the multiple factors at play, explains the challenges, and highlights the opportunities related to this phenomenon. Through elaborate maps, diagrams, illustrations, case studies from all over the world based on the most updated international research findings, the Atlas guides the reader from the roots of environmental migration through to governance.

Mystery : Orangeboy / Receiving rave reviews : Denton Little's deathdate / Girls are loving this novel : Everything, everything / Big little lies / A murder...a tragic accident...or just parents behaving badly?

Big little lies /

What's indisputable is that someone is dead. But who did what? Big Little Lies follows three women, each at a crossroads: Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She's funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one. BIOGRAPHY OF SIONE FAUMUINA The second phase / BIOGRAPHY : A long way home / The movie Lion was based on this.

One evening, five-year-old Saroo left his poor village home in India to watch his older brother work at the next town's train station.

Biography that the movie Lion is base don. – gdclibrary

His life was about to be utterly transformed.

BIOGRAPHY : A long way home / The movie Lion was based on this

Lost and alone on an unfamiliar train, he found himself taken across the country and deposited in a strange city, unable to explain who he was or where he was from. He'd arrived in Calcutta. After weeks of defying the odds on the city's notoriously dangerous streets, Saroo was taken in by a government agency and, after failed attempts to find his family, was miraculously adopted by an Australian couple, the Brierleys, and taken to start a new life in Hobart.As an adult, though, he never forgot his Indian roots and kept trying to work out where he came from.

With the advent of Google Earth, his long inquiry began to bear fruit: as the technology improved, he was, against all the odds, able to find what he thought was his home neighbourhood of Ganesh Talai and go in search of his family. BIOGRAPHY : A long way gone :

Well known biography of a child soldier from Sierra Leone – gdclibrary

Time and time again by Ben Elton.

Asks the age old question; if you could change one thing in human history what would it be? And more importantly what would the outcome be? – gdclibrary

For fans of Lee Childs : Orphan X /

The new series to rival Jack Reacher – gdclibrary

Ground breaking book: If I was your girl /

A ground breaking book, the first teen novel written by a transgender author, focusing on a transgender student and her experiences. – gdclibrary

Glendowie College Library catalog › Details for: The rap year book :

An awesome book looking at the best rap song over every year over the past few decades. Loaded with graphs and amazing drawings it's a fun book to dip in and out of. – gdclibrary

BIOGRAPHY : Nujeen. The bear and the nightingale / REFUGEE BIOGRAPHY :A hope more powerful than the sea : The great war for New Zealand : Contents: Introduction: Owning our history -- Remembering (and forgetting) the Waikato War -- Part 1.

The great war for New Zealand :

Before the war -- Early Waikato, 1800-1852 -- Settler government and Maori responses -- The Kingitanga -- War at Taranaki -- Isolating Waikato -- Governor Grey returns -- The Taranaki War resumes -- The decision to invade -- Part 2. Te Pakanga ki Waikato: war in Waikato -- The contending forces -- The invasion begins -- The Battle for Rangiriri -- Peace spurned (and Ngaruawahi occupied) -- The war spreads -- Rangiaowhia and Hairini -- Orakau and beyond -- Part 3.

The aftermath -- An uneasy peace -- The impacts of war -- Confiscation proposals -- Legislating for confiscation -- Raupatu on the ground -- The military settlements -- The compensation court -- Lands for 'landless rebels' -- Part 4. The long search for justice -- Protests, petitions and appeals -- Legal challenges and deputations -- Political negotiations -- Towards a settlement -- Appendix: The Aotearoa flag. SHORT STORIES: Here I stand :

Short Stories with a focus on human rights – gdclibrary

Glendowie College Library catalog › Details for: Jake Atlas and the tomb of the emerald snake / BIOGRAPHY: The Queen of Katwe : from one of the poorest places on Earth she grew to be a champion /

Read it before the movie hits cinemas – gdclibrary

Glendowie College Library catalog › Details for: Umami / BIOLOGIST BIOGRAPHY: Lab girl :

A biologist biography that's taking the world by storm. – gdclibrary

#blacklivesmatter: The hate U give /

Gaining loads of recognition overseas, this book grew out of #blacklivesmatter, however it is much more than that. Read it! – gdclibrary

Woman in the wilderness : SCIENCE : How long is now? : SHORT STORIES : Norse mythology /

Norse mythology re-told by Neil Gaiman. Short Stories. – gdclibrary

SPORTS BIOGRAPHY : A different kind of daughter :

Fascinating biography of a world's top squash player who had to pretend she was male. – gdclibrary

TRUE STORY : Hidden figures : Summary: Before John Glenn orbited the earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space.

TRUE STORY : Hidden figures :

Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation. Originally relegated to teaching math in the South's segregated public schools, they were called into service during the labor shortages of World War II, when America's aeronautics industry was in dire need of anyone who had the right stuff. Poetry by heart : SPORTS BIOGRAPHY : Powering-up with Joseph Parker / SHAKESPEARE RETOLD : Ronit & Jamil / Adaptation of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

Retelling of Romeo and Juliet set in the Middle East and written in verse. – gdclibrary

Summary: A novel in verse ands retelling of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet that transports the star-crossed lovers to the modern-day Israel-Palestine conflict.


Ronit, an Israeli girl, lives on one side of the fence. Jamil, a Palestinian boy, lives on the other side. Only miles apart but separated by generations of conflict--much more than just the concrete blockade between them.