|Author:||David Brechin-Smith; Stephanie Tibble|
|Series:||Maui's Taonga Tales|
Aimed at children aged seven to eleven, this book’s lively stories tell the tales of some of the taonga held at Aotearoa New Zealand’s famous national museum, Te Papa, through appealing text and fantastic illustrations.
The book’s pūkōre... read more
Now in paperback, meet Charlie, Ruby, Oliver, Mason and Kaia -- Kiwi kids representing a multicultural blend of culture and race that typifies our amazing country. They'll take you through a year in the life of New Zealand's kids, from celebrations, traditions and events, to our every... read more
An inspirational graphic memoir of growing up Pasifika in New Zealand, written and illustrated by our fast-talking PI Poet Laureate, Selina Tusitala Marsh.
At school, Selina is teased for her big, frizzy hair. Kids call her ‘mophead’. She ties her hair up this way and th... read more
Plans for the Newtoun community’s Waitangi Day celebrations are well under way. The Tape Orchestra’s practising like mad. Monty and Mr Steve Vibrant are designing a poster. Rishi’s trying to land Lil Yacht Shifty … and Ms Ropata’s juggling it all because ever... read more
Joy Cowley's favourite stories, poems and nonsense rhymes collected in a hardback gift volume for the family to treasure.
It selects the best of Cowley's poems and stories to read aloud, including much-loved classics such as Greedy Cat and Nicket... read more
What should you do when you fall off your bike and your bum breaks into pieces? Collect them up, take them home and glue them together, of course! But then what happens when the pieces get stuck to the tray on which you're making the repairs? Join the popular character from I N... read more
Once there was a little rabbit who could only say one thing…
In the morning his mother would say, ‘Time to get up, my little rabbit!’ He’d reply: ‘Poo bum!’At lunchtime his father would say, ‘Eat your spinach, ... read more
It's night-time in the warehouse, but Pallet Jack can't sleep. Something is wrong. He discovers a fire and sets out to wake the others. Together, the forklifts get everybody out safely, and Bendy Wendy even manages to call the fire brigade!
|Awards:||Finalist in the 2019 NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults - Junior Fiction Wright Family Foundation Esther Glen Award |
Kerikeri is kiwi country. There the flightless birds live in common places like farms, sides of roads, and pine forests. There are signs everywhere saying dogs must be on leads. When dead kiwi are found in nearby Waitangi forest, it becomes clear that someone is ignoring ... read more
Oscar finds that having his father away a lot can be tough and he gets upset and angry, but with the help of others he learns that his father is really very special. This heart-warming story was created in collaboration with the New Zealand Defence Force and addresses the often difficu... read more
Award winning author Peter Millett (The Anzac Puppy) and illustrator Scott Tulloch (I Am Not A Worm) add a classic Kiwi spin to some all-time favourite nursery rhymes.
|Series:||Maori first word books/Nga Pukapuka Kupu Tuatahi|
This series of photographic, bilingual first word vocabulary books is designed for early childhood and junior level at primary school. The series allows young children to participate in both official languages of New Zealand through access to visually exciting and superbly produced resources, as well ... read more