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Building heroes page by page

Whether you are looking for building, heroes or a combination, we have put together a list of some of our favourites for reading together or alone these school holidays.

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Construction

Sally Sutton

Picture book

Written by a popular Kiwi collaboration who have written a number of award winning picture books.

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Wolfie

Deborah Abela

Picture book

Who could possibly think the wolf would be the hero of the story? That’s what happens in this version of the fairytale!

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How to be a hero

Florence Parry Heide

Picture book

Before you become a hero, you have to figure out what a hero is. This picture book could show you how...

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The best nest

P. D. (Philip D.) Eastman

Picture book

One of my favourite childhood picture books which combines elements of building, family and home.

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Bobby

Glyn Harper

Book

Nominated for the Russell Clarke award for illustration in the 2018 NZ Book Awards for children and young adults. A lovely story.

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Me and Dad build the chook house

Peter Hills

Book

Read about the sorts of thing Kiwi families do everyday! Appropriate for Reading steps 1 to 4.

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Hero school

Tina Gallo

Book

Find out what happens at Hero School in this book for new readers. Appropriate for Reading steps 1 to 4.

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Buzz Boy and Fly Guy

Tedd Arnold

Book

Buzz and Fly are superheroes who fight dragons and pirates in this early chapter book. Appropriate for Reading steps 1 to 4.

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Harbour bridge, Auckland, 1958-59

Philippa Werry

Book

It seems like the Harbour Bridge has been part of Auckland’s landscape forever. But many people can still remember when it was first built. Appropriate for Reading steps 5 to 6.

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Frankenstein's dog

R. L. Stine

Book

The Goosebumps series continues to be as popular as ever! Join Kat on her visit to Uncle Vic Frankenstein, a scientist who likes building robots. Appropriate for Reading steps 5 to 6.

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Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom

Joan Holub

Book

Book one of the Heroes in Training series which delves into lives of the Greek Gods while they were still kids and learning how to be heroes. Appropriate for Reading steps 5 to 6.

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Nick and Tesla's solar-powered showdown

Bob Pflugfelder

Book

Super smart kid inventors who encounter six adventures in a series. As they try to crack mysteries, you will also find science experiments and instructions to build your own contraptions! Appropriate for Steps 5 to 6.

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Rogue City

Tracey West

Book

Join the LEGO Batman universe and create your own story with up to thirty different endings possible as you help the superheroes track down The Joker. Appropriate for Reading steps 5 to 6.

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Viking blood

Steve Barlow

Book

A great new series called I, Hero. The reader is the hero in these stories and they choose where the story goes! Action packed and imaginative. Appropriate for Reading steps 5 to 6.

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Book list by:

Anne Dickson

Anne

LibrarianMahurangi East Library

Auckland Libraries:Book list Recommended reading lists about different topics and genres to help you find new books to read.