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Welcome to Long White Cloud Books; the imprint of books written by children’s author Maria Gill. Maria's books have been selected for eight Storylines Notable Book Awards, seven have been finalists in national book awards, 'Anzac Heroes' won the Elsie Locke Award and the Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Award, 'New Zealand Hall of Fame' won the Children's Choice Award in the non-fiction category. Maria Gill is a trained Primary school teacher who writes children's books full-time. Maria Gill's website

Our latest selection of children's books:

  • Anzac Heroes
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    Anzac Heroes
    Children's non-fiction book

    Meet 30 WWI and WWII heroes and discover their intense and hair-raising front-line experiences. Join Maria Gill as she relates their stories, and puts into context with world maps and timelines outlining the battles.
    Published by
    Scholastic New Zealand
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  • New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame
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    New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame
    Children's non-fiction book

    Meet 25 sporting heroes and discover what it is that makes them succeed. Join Maria Gill as she relates the stories, outlines the training programmes and details personal milestones.
    Published by
    New Holland Publishers
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  • Operation Nest Egg Chick
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    Operation Nest Egg Chick
    Children's creative non-fiction book

    Deep down in a dark burrow, a father kiwi snorts and snuffles in his sleep. Underneath him, a large creamy egg lies snug and safe from pilfering predators. Will it meet a fateful end or will the kiwi chick become part of the BNZ Operation Nest Egg Programme?

  • Operation Nest Egg
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    Operation Nest Egg
    Children's non-fiction book

    Follow the story of a kiwi chick laid in the wild but raised by a Kiwi Centre. Will it survive the predators?

  • Running the Country
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    Running the Country
    Children's non-fiction book

    You will discover these answers and more including facts about how laws are made, our currency, voting at the elections and the role of the media in 'Running the Country'.
    Published by
    New Holland Publishers
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  • Eruption
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    Eruption
    Children's non-fiction book

    Hi, I'm Volcanica, reporter for Magmatic Press. Join me as I enter the explosive world of New Zealand volcanoes.
    Published by
    New Holland Publishers
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  • The Call of the Kokako
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    The Call of the Kokako
    Children's creative non-fiction book

    Come on a facinating journey with author, Maria Gill and discover how New Zealand's biggest songbird can make sounds like a cat, a bell and an organ all in on tune.
    Published by
    New Holland Publishers
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  • New Zealand Hall of Fame
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    New Zealand Hall of Fame
    Children's non-fiction book

    Walk down New Zealand's HALL of FAME and discover 50 remarkable kiwi.
    Published by
    New Holland Publishers
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  • Eco Rangers
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    Eco Rangers
    Children's non-fiction book

    In Eco-Rangers Save the Planet we've prepared 12 missions for you, your mates and school friends. Each mission contains...
    Published by
    New Holland Publishers
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  • Rangitoto
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    Rangitoto
    Children's creative non-fiction book

    Rangitoto: Te Toka tu moana, The rock standing in the ocean tells the dramatic story of Auckland's most dramatic icon.

  • Save Our Seas
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    Save Our Seas
    Children's non-fiction book

    Join Skipper on board the Alba tross, as he travels around New Zealand seeing the different marine environments.
    Published by
    New Holland Publishers
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  • Bird's-Eye View
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    Bird's-Eye View
    Children's non-fiction book

    'Bird's-Eye View' discover how 13 New Zealand birds see in their natural habitats.



  • Big Books
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    BIG BOOK
    of School Journal Units.

    Activities for children while reading School Journal stories, plays, poems and articles.