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Daniel’s Matariki feast

Daniel's Matariki feast - By Rebecca Beyer and Linley Wellington Illustrated by Christine Ross

Daniel is nervous on his first day at school but through the class activities that mark the Matariki Festival he learns that it is a time of remembering, of sharing and beginning new friendships. He learns the true importance of Maori New year. This book is written in English
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Ngā tae – Colours

Ngā Tae – Colours - By Kitty Brown & Kirsten Parkinson

Get started with Te reo Māori! This is a durable board book the whole whanau can use! It has one repetitive sentence structure throughout in Te reo Māori and also the English translation underneath. This book focusses on colours. An everyday and fun activity we encourage with children. Each page repeats one sentence structure and introduces one new shape kupu (word) and a beautifully illustrated pikitia (picture). This is a wonderful pukapuka (book) for any whānau who want to encourage the Māori language at home or at Preschool. There is also a guide in the back to check pronunciation and a list of kupu within the book, just to recap.
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Ngā Āhua – Shapes

Ngā Āhua – Shapes - By Kitty Brown & Kirsten Parkinson

Get started with Te reo Māori! This is a durable board book that has one repetitive sentence structure in Te reo Māori and also the English translation underneath. This book focusses on finding shapes. An everyday and fun activity we do with children. Each page repeats one sentence structure and introduces one new shape kupu (word) and a beautifully illustrated pikitia (picture). This is a wonderful pukapuka (book) for any whānau who want to encourage the Māori language at home or at Preschool. There is also a guide in the back to check pronunciation and a list of kupu within the book, just to recap.
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Te Kaute – Counting

Te Kaute - Counting - By Kitty Brown & Kirsten Parkinson

This book was created for pēpi (babies) and young children to enjoy! This is a durable board book that has one repetitive sentence structure in Te reo Māori and also the English translation underneath. This book focusses on counting using different toys. An everyday and fun activity we do with children. Each page repeats one sentence structure and introduces one new toy kupu (word) and a beautifully illustrated pikitia (picture). This is a wonderful pukapuka (book) for any whānau who want to encourage the Māori language at home or at Preschool. There is also a guide in the back to check pronunciation and a list of kupu within the book, just to recap.
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How Maui found his father & the magic jawbone
How Maui found his father & the magic jawbone By Peter Gossage Maui wants to know two things: who is his father and where does his mother go during the day? One day he follows her and finds himself in the underworld. This book is written in English
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How Maui found his mother
How Maui found his mother - By Peter Gossage After being cast into the sea as a baby, Maui grows up being educated by Tama, his uncle, about the Maori gods, nature and the ways of mastering magic. As he gets older he begins to wonder who is mother is and on learning her identity he heads off to search for her. This book is written in English
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A pukeko in a ponga tree (CD and Book)
A pukeko in a ponga tree - Adapted by Kingi M. Ihaka Illustrated by Dick Frizzell A wonderful New Zealand adaptation of the popular song "The twelve days of Christmas". On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me a pukeko in a ponga tree. Includes an audio CD of the song so you can sing along! This book with CD is written in English.
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Kiwi Moon
Kiwi Moon - By Gavin Bishop Created by well-known children's writer and illustrator Gavin Bishop, this is the story of a little white kiwi. When he is born his mother doesn't recognise him because he's not brown. Little Kiwi looks to the moon as his mother instead because it is white and bright and round. In the background of this story we see the changing times of a nearby pa. Through illustrations only we see intertribal warfare, the death of the chief, English soldiers arriving and then the burning of the pa. This fire spreads and the two stories become one as the white kiwi's habitat is razed to the ground. On the surface this is a very simple story but it also contains themes of intertribal warfare, European colonisation of New Zealand, Maori/Pakeha relations, and conservation. There is a lot to savour on each page — with Gavin's stunning illustrations of the main kiwi story, the on-going images of the pa, plus close-ups of insects and plants. This book is written in English
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Battle of the mountains
A retelling of a Māori legend that describes how Taranaki banished Mounts Taranaki, Tauhara and Putauaki when they tried to steal his wife, Pihanga. Tongariro is forced to battle three strong mountains, Taranaki, Tauhara and Putauaki, to keep his wife, Pihanga, safe from them. This is the story of how he successfully banishes them to positions where they stand today.   You can make the mountains using the outlines in the back of the book, and fight your own battle of the mountains!
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Taku Mei Ao Maori songs for children

Taku Mei Ao Maori songs for children - By Nga Pihi

Taku Mei Ao – My World, features simple songs in Maori that reflect the child’s world. Celebrate our natural environment, animals, dancing and moving, and everyday activities such as cleaning up. The songs are all in Maori - a great way for beginners to gain confidence in the language. All the songs are ideally paced for learning, and perfect for ages 3-7 years. Song lyrics & translations are provided in a Free-Download Book. Teaching notes for each song are also included.  
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Taniwha By Robyn Kahukiwa

“A little boy has made friends with the taniwha in his river but no one believes him. The taniwha takes the boy on a journey through time and myth where he meets some amazing characters, gathering the earth’s treasures as he goes”.

Award winning picture book for 3-6 year olds.
Taniwha
Taniwha By Robyn Kahukiwa “A little boy has made friends with the taniwha in his river but no one believes him. The taniwha takes the boy on a journey through time and myth where he meets some amazing characters, gathering the earth’s treasures as he goes”. Award winning picture book for 3-6 year olds. This book is written in English.
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Kei te pehea koe? How do you feel?

Kei te pehea koe? How do you feel? By Tracy Duncan

“Kei te pēhea koe? How do you feel today? Happy, sad, angry, lonely – sometimes it can be hard to say how we are feeling. Using a rainbow of colours and characters, this beautiful bilingual book depicts a variety of moods”. With a handy pronunciation guide in the back, both children and adults alike can have fun learning new ways to express the way they feel. This book is written in Te reo Māori with English subtitles underneath.
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