Auckland Libraries: Cook Islands kids' books

Cook Islands kids' books

Some selected Cook Islands kids' books from our Pacific collection.

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Legends of the Cook Islands

Shona Hopkins

Book

Collection of eight illustrated legends from the Cook Islands. Set in a mythological time known as Avaiki, these stories tell of brave men and women, mystical mountains, powerful gods and majestic sea creatures.

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Cook Islands Māori alphabet book

1968- Jahri Jah Jah

Book

Simple illustrations and text introduce the Cook Islands Māori alphabet.

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Cook Islands heroes

David Riley

Book

Cook Islands Heroes tells the inspirational stories of achievers with Cook Islands ancestry. It includes legends like Ina, Maui, Ngaru and Ru, historical figures, and contemporary heroes too.

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Counting in Cook Islands Maori

1968- Jahri Jah Jah

Book

Learn to count in Cook Islands Māori!

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Ka moe toku ata

Maàra Taia. Scheel

Book

A reader for children in Cook Islands Māori.

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E àkape'ea ana te tiare me moe

Maàra Taia Scheel

Book

A young girl describes what happens to her grandmother's gardenia flowers after they fade.

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'Ei for the day

Jill author. MacGregor

Book

This delightful story from the Cook Islands shows just how beautiful the traditional lei can be, and how special the wearer can feel with one.

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Gospel day

Jill MacGregor

Book

Mana describes his life on Aitutaki and community preparations for celebrating Gospel Day, when church groups join together to sing hymns, and perform dramas and dance.

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Mama kereni manea

Maureen Goodwin

Book

All the grannies who come to the punanga reo do special things. Some sew tivaevae, some plant flower gardens and some make beautiful èi but Granny Manea is special. She sings and plays the ukulele and everyone loves her.

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The long journey

Ma'ara Taia. Scheel

Picture book

A classic Cook Islands children's reader on a long voyage.

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