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Tongan new titles

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Discover the latest Tongan language books. This list updates when we add new titles to the collection.

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Ko e pongipongi fo'ou

Emeli Sione

Book

Tongan version of A New Dawn Story: Emeli Sione shares her Dawn Raid story to help us understand the real impact of this dark time in our history. With valuable lessons for all New Zealanders, A New Dawn provides us with hope on our journeys of equal...

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Saturday Movies = Hele'uhila Tokonaki

Sione Tapani author. Mangisi

Book

"This is a short reader written in Tongan and English about the excitement and fun of going to the movies screened in villages throughout Tonga. It can be read by anyone proficient in Tongan and is designed for students already learning Tongan. In the...

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Teach me my feelings in Tongan with English translstions

Mary Aflague

Book

"Bilingual language learning is fun when books are designed with effective teaching tools in mind. We do that well with our "Teach me my feelings in Tongan title. This is a unique book that offers children the imagery repetition, and words to recognize...

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Of course you can! = Io te ke lava!

Karen Hinge

Book

Jeremy is starting a new school. He's not too sure about how he will fit in. But the other students make him welcome and every time he thinks he can't do something they say "Of course you can!."

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'Oku ou mateuteu ki he ako

Abel Junior Tutagalevao

Picture book

This book was created to be fun and exciting to help Tongan children prepare for school every morning. The book is in Lea faka-Tonga. It is aligned with Te Whariki: He Whariki Matauranga mo nga Mokopuna o Aotearoa/Early Childhood Curriculum and with The...

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Ke tau teuteu ki he ako

Abel Junior Tutagalevao

Picture book

This book was created to be fun and exciting to help Tongan children prepare for school every morning. The book is in Lea faka-Tonga. It is aligned with Te Whariki: He Whariki Matauranga mo nga Mokopuna o Aotearoa/Early Childhood Curriculum and with The...

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Ko Hoku Fonua

Book

"Ten Tongan young people worked with teacher-writer David Riley ... The stories they've written demonstrated their immense pride in being Tongan. You'll read about the importance of family and lotu, their favourite Tongan foods and clothing, their love...

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Tiki moe pelesitiki = Tiki and plastic

Tilisa De-Martinez

Picture book

"Author of this book hopes to inspire, educate, entertain and help preserve the pristine beaches of Tonga."--2nd last page of this book.

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Learning Tongan through bathtime

Deborah Sanerivi

Picture book

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Ko e ngaahi malanga fa'ahita'u pekia

Siupeli T. Taliai

Book

"This book includes a selection of sermons by Rev. Siupeli Taliai written during his long ministry, and commemorates the 60th anniversary of his ordination in Ha'apai Tonga, on 1st July 1960. It focuses on Easter themes and as a preacher, Siupeli had...

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Marbles and mangoes = Mapu moe mango

Sione Tapani Mangisi

Book

"This is a dual English Tongan language book where Sione Tapani Mangisi shares some of his memories about growing up in Tonga in the nineteen fifties. His topic is marbles, a children's game popular when he was young. The book describes how games were...

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How Tonga got its name = Ko e founga hono ma'u 'e Tonga 'a hono hingoa

David Riley

Book

"Maui threw his line and hook into the ocean. He felt the hook catch onto something huge and heavy. "Wow, it's beautiful!" Maui said. What amazing sight did Maui see in the ocean that day?"--Publisher description.

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Ko kumā mo feke = The mouse and the octopus

Lisala Halapua

Book

This picture book tells an old Tongan fable about a mischievous mouse and an unwitting octopus. An origin story, its illustrations take the reader from a Tongan forest to the edge of a fringing reef. The story is a parable to teach fishing lure design...

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Tongan dictionary

J.T Fisher

Book

This simple Tongan dictionary was created to help you connect with and understand the Tongan culture through learning some of the basics of the language. Using words and phrases will allow you to pick up on topics of conversations and even piece toge...

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Opposites in Tongan with English translations

Gerard Aflague

Picture book

"Opposites in Tongan with English translations is an educational bilingual language learning resource to help children learn a Polynesian language. Children will learn concepts such as big and small, short and tall, hot and cold, clean and dirty, left...

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'Aho Tokonaki 'i 'uta

Ana Heti Veikune

Book

Nena explains to Finau the importance of eating healthy food. She also explains how families can grow a range of healthy fruit and vegetables for themselves and do healthy, physical activities together.

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Ko e liliu kia Viliami

Soana Kaitapu

Book

Tevita explains Viliame many ways to become more active during the day.

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Ko hoku famili 'oku fe'ofo'ofani

Book

"Healthy families love each other and look after each other. Each member has a part to play in keeping the family healthy and happy."--Back end page.

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Koe e fononga ʻa pilikimi

John Bunyan

Book

"This book recounts the story of Christian, who appears to the author in a dream, and his journey to Heaven through the trials and tribulations of life. He meets many like-minded pilgrims on his way, such as Faithful and Hopeful, but before they attain...

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Fili 'a e me'akai mo'uilelei

Book

What is junk food and how much should you be eating? Sure, chips and candy taste great but healthy snacks like fresh fruits and veggies can be better for your overall health.

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Ko e 'aho fakafiefia kia Paula

Mele Young Fa'oliu

Book

Smoking tobacco is injurious to health as well as expensive. If a family member stops smoking it is good for them in many ways, it saves money as well as it keeps everyone healthy and happy.

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Black dog = Kulī 'Uli

Pamela Allen

Book

Na'e nofo fakataha 'a Kulī 'Uli mo Kilisitina 'i ha ki'i fale na'e ofi ki ha voatā. Na'á na kaungāme'a lelei 'aupito"--Page 4 of cover.

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Mata'itohi faka-Tonga

Picture book

"This book will help young children to learn their Tongan language alphabet, both upper case and lower case letters. The book also helps parents and family members teach their children about the sea creatures of the Tongan Ocean."--ubiq.co.nz

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'Oku fai 'enau lālanga

Tu'ikolongahau Toumu'a

Picture book

"Come and see all the clever weavers. They are weaving many different kinds of useful things, from different materials. Join the weavers as they celebrate their weaving, and make plans to pass these skills on to future generations."--ubiq.co.nz

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