Inside Bubble Earth: Recycling
July 5, 2022
Have you ever wondered about the effect plastic has on Planet Earth? About the plastic age and how we got here? The ways we can change our earth for the better, and help our climate?
You’ll find answers to those questions and more in Des Hunt’s new book on plastics, what they do, and the science behind it, in a readable but informative way.
Inside Bubble Earth: Recycling is split into easily readable sections that each explain parts of the process of recycling. From our problems to our future this book explains everything you need to know about plastics. Read more
February 1, 2022
Steel Pelicans by Des Hunt is a thrilling book about three high school boys, Dean, Afi, and Pete (Pelly for short).
This book is written from Pelly’s view. The story begins in Australia, in an isolated area with a tunnel. Dean and Pelly are trying to add others into their group, the Steel Pelicans while testing out a new explosion. The group finds the tunnel and a disgusting dead rat to blow up, but something happens and Pelly almost gets blown up with it!
Pete is a shy boy who was born in New Zealand but moved to Australia almost instantly. Read more
Cry of the Taniwha
November 23, 2021
Matt Logan is less than impressed when he hears that his holiday job is babysitting the boy from next door. He’s already had to fly to Rotorua to stay with his nan and her new husband – who Matt’s never met before – and now he’s stuck with Juzza, who’s pretty rude for one thing, but also someone who could lead Matt into big trouble.
However, Hone, Matt’s step-grandfather, thinks Matt could steer Juzza onto a better path – away from the gang life that Juzza seems so tempted by. Read more
November 16, 2021
“As it was, the rider had just enough time to raise his hands for protection before the crash. From the sound of snapping and crumpling behind him, Max would later claim that the bike was a write-off. Whether the same was true for the rider, he didn’t know. Neither Max nor TC looked back to find out.”
Biker gangs, peculiar scientists and one dangerous arch-nemesis. This is what Maximilian Taylor has to deal with on a day-to-day basis. He lives in Hamilton, New Zealand and he takes great pride in figuring out how things work and conducting experiments. Read more
August 23, 2021
Red Edge is a story about 12 year old Cassi and her friend Quin. Cassi and her dad Mike recently moved into a repaired house on the edge of Christchurch’s Red Zone. It’s quiet though. Just how Cassi likes it. She loves to run through the empty streets, letting off the tension that builds within her. Next door to Cassi’s new home is a seemingly abandoned house. She becomes suspicious about strange comings and goings at the broken-down house. When Cassi and Quin find a way into the garage, they think they know what is happening. Read more
July 05, 2021
Twelve-year-old Cassi Whelan and her dad have just moved into a house on the edge of the Red Zone in Christchurch, an area that had been left to be reclaimed by nature after two deadly earthquakes struck nine years before. The Red Zone is abandoned and appears to be a ghost town, and was the part of Christchurch that would never be built on again – so they said.
There are no people, no cars, no man-made noise; nothing.
Fortunately, this suits Cassi perfectly. Every day, she runs through the deserted streets and meets nobody as she pushes her body as much as she can without breaking. Read more
Search for a Kiwi Killer
18 May, 2021
Search for a Kiwi Killer by Des Hunt is a very interesting book about a young boy, Tom, who has to find out who is killing the native kiwi in Waitangi Forest. When disaster strikes, Tom has to find his way through a raging storm, while also tracking down the killer.
In a small town called Kerikeri, the flightless kiwi live on farms and in pine forests. That’s the reason the law says that all dogs must be on a lead. Someone is ignoring that law, and many dead kiwi sightings start to occur. Read more
Search for a Kiwi Killer
19 March, 2021
Things that reel you in to reading a book: colourful images that relate to what it is about, readable and original fonts and a good cliffhanger blurb on the back. When I first laid eyes on this book I could tell that it would be interesting, about nature and a thriller. One of the things I like about the cover of Des Hunt’s novel is how the last two words are a different font and bigger than the other words which gives a clue to what this book is about. Read more
September 7, 2020
Matt Smith is a misunderstood 13-year-old boy who is often found in the wrong place at the wrong time. After helping an old woman take out her recycling bin, things go horribly wrong and once more he is found at the scene of the crime.
It seemed like he was caught red-handed, but could one of his badly made friends have something to do with the robbery? This misaccusation was something that was bound to happen, but what follows is as unpredictable as the weather.
Matt’s father is in jail, so his Principal didn’t think people could trust him around other people’s possessions. Read more