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Colours around us = Ngā tae huri noa  by Katie Kool

Colours around us = Ngā tae huri noa

Katie Kool

Picture book

A blingual book in Māori and English featuring various colours found in nature and the everyday objects around us.

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Numbers around us  by Katie Kool

Numbers around us

Katie Kool

Picture book

A bilingual book in Māori and English featuring animals, birds and plants grouped in numbers up to ten.

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Shapes around us = Ngā āhuahanga huri noa  by Katie Kool

Shapes around us = Ngā āhuahanga huri noa

Katie Kool

Picture book

A board book in Māori and English featuring various shapes found in nature and everyday objects around us.

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Twinkle, twinkle, little star = Tīrama, tīrama, whetu riki e  by Renee Chin

Twinkle, twinkle, little star = Tīrama, tīrama, whetu riki e

Renee Chin

Picture book

"Who delivers mail to the birds of New Zealand? Join Ruru, the New Zealand native owl, while she delivers the mail to her avian friends like Tui and Piwakawaka at night . Discover which birds are nocturnal and track the Southern Cross constellation as...

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Te whakatautōnga a Māui i te Rā  by Donovan Bixley

Te whakatautōnga a Māui i te Rā

Donovan Bixley

Book

"Donovan Bixley re-tells the story of how Maui slowed the journey of the sun through the sky each day! The traditional tale but with Donovan's unique twist and trademark humour. The pictures are bright and bring their own level of humour to the book....

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Rugby 123 = Whutupōro tahi rua toru  by Thalia Kehoe Rowden

Rugby 123 = Whutupōro tahi rua toru

Thalia Kehoe Rowden

Picture book

"This rhyming counting book will be a hit with young sports fans. Young children will love counting one to ten, in this playfully illustrated rhyming book featuring rugby; from balls and boots to match officials and spectators "--Publisher informatio...

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My first words in Māori  by Stacey Morrison

My first words in Māori

Stacey Morrison

Book

"Equips your whanau with the first words you need to speak te reo at home together. With lively pictures labelled in Māori and English, each page introduces the concepts and words children use as they first begin to talk, get to know people and explore...

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How Maui slowed the sun  by Donovan Bixley

How Maui slowed the sun

Donovan Bixley

Book

"Donovan Bixley re-tells the story of how Maui slowed the journey of the sun through the sky each day! The traditional tale but with Donovan's unique twist and trademark humour. The pictures are bright and bring their own level of humour to the book....

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Adventures of Tupaia  by Courtney Sina Meredith

Adventures of Tupaia

Courtney Sina Meredith

Book

"The incredible story of Tupaia, Tahitian priest navigator, who sailed on board the Endeavour with Captain Cook on his first voyage to Aotearoa. Follow Tupaia as he grows up in Ra'iatea, becoming a high-ranking 'arioi and master navigator. Join him as...

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Te rataka a tama hungoingoi  by Jeff author. Kinney

Te rataka a tama hungoingoi

Jeff author. Kinney

Book

"He kino ra te noho a te tamariki. Ko Greg Heffley tetahi e mohio pai ana ki tenei. Being a kid can really stink. And no one knows this better than Greg Heffley. In this brilliant translation of Jeff Kinney's bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Heni ...

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Whakarongo ki ō tūpuna = Listen to your ancestors  by Darryn Joseph

Whakarongo ki ō tūpuna = Listen to your ancestors

Darryn Joseph

Picture book

"As a wise teacher grows older, she encouages her students to learn from the example of famous ancestors. She gives the next generation simple messages of days gone by: getting into nature, letting go of anger, anxiety and stress, and standing strong...

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My body  by Donovan Bixley

My body

Donovan Bixley

Picture book

"When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Learn the words for parts of your body and practise in both English and te reo Māori"--Back cover.

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Under the sea  by Donovan author. Bixley

Under the sea

Donovan author. Bixley

Picture book

"A fun and engaging collection of all your favorite creatures found in the sea in English and te reo Māori"--Back cover.

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He huarākau  by Sharon Holt

He huarākau

Sharon Holt

Picture book

A children's song introducing Māori language vocabulary for different kinds of fruits, and promoting healthy eating.

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Picture dictionary  by Sharon Holt

Picture dictionary

Sharon Holt

Book

Picture dictionary for children introducing words and phrases in te reo Māori. Includes pronunciation tips.

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123  by Lynley Dodd

123

Lynley Dodd

Picture book

"Learn to count tatau in Māori and English with the help of mischievous Hairy Maclary and his rollicking gang of friends"--Page 4 of cover.

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Colours  by Lynley Dodd

Colours

Lynley Dodd

Picture book

"Learn ngā tae, all the colours of the rainbow, in Māori and English with the help of mischievous Hairy Maclary and his rollicking gang of friends"--Page 4 of cover.

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The girls in the kapa haka  by Angie Belcher

The girls in the kapa haka

Angie Belcher

Picture book

New Zealand's favourite story celebrating all aspects of kapa haka is fun for the whole whanau to read together! These are the poi that circled and twirled above the heads of the singing girls who wore the piupiu that swished and swirled, made from the...

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The Treaty of Waitangi by Toby Morris

The Treaty of Waitangi

Toby Morris

Graphic novel

"Dual-language, flip-book, graphic-novel-style non-fiction about about the Treaty of Waitangi developed for a general audience"--Publisher information.

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The clay woman  by Xoë Hall

The clay woman

Xoë Hall

Book

"Tāne Māhuta created the many wonders of nature that surround us today, but human life eludes him. As he sculpts the form of a woman from the sacred red earth of Papatūānuku, Tāne Māhuta can't being to imagine what he is about to discover and all the...

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Twinkle, twinkle Matariki  by Rebecca Larsen

Twinkle, twinkle Matariki

Rebecca Larsen

Picture book

"Pukeko, Kiwi and Hoiho want to fly very high. Join them as they blast off to explore the nine stars of Matariki"--Back cover.

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My body for Kiwi babies  by Matthew Williamson

My body for Kiwi babies

Matthew Williamson

Picture book

"All baby's first words for the body in English and Māori"--Publisher information.

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Animals for Kiwi babies  by Matthew Williamson

Animals for Kiwi babies

Matthew Williamson

Picture book

"Baby's first words for the most commonly encountered animals in Aotearoa, in English and Māori"--Publisher information.

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Te manu moata  by Julie Burgess-Manning

Te manu moata

Julie Burgess-Manning

Book

"He whēuaua te rere me ngā parirau pakupaku, - i whānau wawe mai a Peri ki tēnei ao, me te aha, me tino whai āwahina ia. E wawata noa ana ia ki te hāro iho i te repo pēnei i te kōtuku - ka pahawa rānei i a ia te rere? Ka rere rānei ia i te rā e rere ai...

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Ko Flit, te Tīrairaka, me ngā Hēki Muna  by Katherine Q. (Katherine Quin) Merewether

Ko Flit, te Tīrairaka, me ngā Hēki Muna

Katherine Q. (Katherine Quin) Merew...

Picture book

Flit has found some eggs ... but whose could they be? It is a misty morning in the forest. Flit the fantail chick is practising his landings. Flap, flop, slip, FLIP. Flit slips on something slippery and round. He has stumbled upon eight rubbery white...

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Toataiao  by Wiki Papa

Toataiao

Wiki Papa

Book

"A bilingual guide to the living ecosystem of Maungatautari / Sanctuary Mountain. This book encourages our tamariki to be aware of environmental protection and biotic communities."--aotearoabooks.co.nz

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The promise of Puanga  by Kirsty Wadsworth

The promise of Puanga

Kirsty Wadsworth

Picture book

"There is a bright new star in the winter sky -- Puanga, cousin to the Matariki sisters. Each year, she appears to the people of Aotearoa, a special sign (for those unable to see Matariki) that winter and the Māori new year are coming. With themes of...

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The marae visit  by Rebecca (Children's librarian) Beyer

The marae visit

Rebecca (Children's librarian) Beye...

Picture book

When the class visits the marae they have lots to learn and lots to do. And they have lots of fun! This is a wonderful story about what to expect when visiting a marae.

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Kawariki and Tutira  by Jephson Gibbs

Kawariki and Tutira

Jephson Gibbs

Book

A retelling of a traditional Māori tale, in which Kawariki's lover Tutira is transformed into a shark by her angry father. Sea and shore introduces factual information about ocean resources of New Zealand.

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Purū kororā pōuri  by Norah Wilson

Purū kororā pōuri

Norah Wilson

Picture book

Ruru the Morepork tries to comfort Blue the Penguin when Blue is sad, but discovers that it's not always easy to take care of someone.

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Te Haka a Tānerore  by Reina Kahukiwa

Te Haka a Tānerore

Reina Kahukiwa

Book

Story about the first haka, as a dance performed by the young boy Tānerore for his mother.

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Te Haka a Tānerore  by Reina Kahukiwa

Te Haka a Tānerore

Reina Kahukiwa

Book

Story about the first haka, as a dance performed by the young boy Tānerore for his mother.

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The world around us = Te taiao huri noa  by Katie Kool

The world around us = Te taiao huri noa

Katie Kool

Picture book

"It's a big wide world out there, full of curiosities and wonderments that catch the eyes of Kiwi kids. This latest book from the dynamic duo of Katie Kool and Cindy Tan showcases delightful illustrations of familiar items with their English and Te Reo...

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Celebrating Matariki  by Jill MacGregor

Celebrating Matariki

Jill MacGregor

Book

Tamarau and his friends share some ideas and activities to celebrate the season of Matariki in the classroom.

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Matariki by Libby Hakaraia

Matariki

Libby Hakaraia

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Raumati  by Christine Dale

Raumati

Christine Dale

Book

"The smell, sound, taste, feel and sights of summer are featured in a delicious list of adjectives in both Maori and English - designed to extend vocabulary and encourage a love of language. See the skay, wide and windy. Titiro ki te rangi whānui, ra...

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Ka tiki miraka a whaea Wigglesworth  by John Carr

Ka tiki miraka a whaea Wigglesworth

John Carr

Book

"When Mrs Wigglesworth goes to town to get milk, she comes home with a cow. When she goes into town for some bark for the roses, she comes home with a dog."

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Ka oti i a Guzzler te mahi  by John Carr

Ka oti i a Guzzler te mahi

John Carr

Book

"Guzzler is a tiny, orphaned piglet who is found by a family. The kids and mum are keen to keep Guzzler but dad isn't so sure..."--Publisher's description.

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E oho, Drongo!  by John Carr

E oho, Drongo!

John Carr

Book

"Pirate, the parakeet, wanted to be outside in the trees with the other birds. But when he does get out of his cage, the world outside isn’t as much fun as he thought."--Publisher's description.

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Ko Barney me te hipi kore ingoa  by John Carr

Ko Barney me te hipi kore ingoa

John Carr

Book

"Barney, the SPCA man, must rescue a sheep that has escaped from a farm. The sheep doesn’t want to be rescued so Barney must use all his wits and strength to succeed."--Publisher's description.

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He whānau hou tō Storm  by John Carr

He whānau hou tō Storm

John Carr

Book

"Storm used to spend his days chained to kennel till his life was changed by a bolt of lightning and a girl with friendly eyes."--Publisher's description.

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Te mate o tā Sione spaghetti  by John Carr

Te mate o tā Sione spaghetti

John Carr

Book

"Sione’s pet rabbit has a problem. Sione’s solution involves a pack of raging rhinos, but will it work?"--Publisher's description.

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Tōni, te Poni whakangahau  by John Carr

Tōni, te Poni whakangahau

John Carr

Book

"Toni is hired for children’s rides but her owner is not taking good care of her. When Sammy and her dad notice this, they get her to the SPCA."--Publisher's description.

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Te oraiti a Garry te Pirikoti  by John Carr

Te oraiti a Garry te Pirikoti

John Carr

Book

"Garry escapes to a garden where he does lots of exciting goaty things. Unfortunately, he finds himself hanging from a clothesline. Will anyone rescue him?"--Publisher's description.

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Tāne Mahuta has a forest = He wao tā Tāne Mahuta  by Rebecca Larsen

Tāne Mahuta has a forest = He wao tā Tāne Mahuta

Rebecca Larsen

Picture book

"Pūkeko, Kiwi and Hōiho go for a walk through the forest. Join them while they explore, perform actions and sing"--Back cover.

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Te kiore i te hokomaha  by John Carr

Te kiore i te hokomaha

John Carr

Book

"A girl and her mother go to the mall to buy shoes. They leave with a shoebox with a toilet roll and a mouse inside. What will happen next?"--Publisher's description.

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Growing up takatāpui  by Elizabeth Kerekere

Growing up takatāpui

Elizabeth Kerekere

Book

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Ko paukena pai me te Paherowa  by John Carr

Ko paukena pai me te Paherowa

John Carr

Book

"Mrs Melling likes pumpkin pie and pavlova much more than she likes Mr Watkins or his hens. Will Mr Watkins find a way to change that?"--Publisher's description.

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Ko tōku whānau = My family  by Katie Kool

Ko tōku whānau = My family

Katie Kool

Picture book

Come and meet the members of this special family.

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Ka aroha a Sam Rāua ko Charlie ki a Pudding  by John Carr

Ka aroha a Sam Rāua ko Charlie ki a Pudding

John Carr

Book

When an abandoned cat who lives under the sports shed at their school gets into trouble, Sam and Charlie have to help out.

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Te rōpū kainuku pai  by John Carr

Te rōpū kainuku pai

John Carr

Book

"A child helps settle Noah the cat when the family move to a new house in another city."--Publisher's description.

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Titiro ki ngā mahi ka taeae ahau! = Look at what I can do!  by Katie Kool

Titiro ki ngā mahi ka taeae ahau! = Look at what I can do!

Katie Kool

Picture book

Come and see all the activites this family can do.

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Anei taku wheua = Here is my bone  by Katie Kool

Anei taku wheua = Here is my bone

Katie Kool

Picture book

A young dog discovers some exciting things about life.

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Ka taea e aha u= I can  by Katie Kool

Ka taea e aha u= I can

Katie Kool

Picture book

A young girl discovers she can do all sorts of activities around the home.

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E toro haere ana mātau = We are going places  by Katie Kool

E toro haere ana mātau = We are going places

Katie Kool

Picture book

A young child visits various places with her parents.

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Ngā mea kei rō Moana e whakapā mai ana!  by Linda Jane Keegan

Ngā mea kei rō Moana e whakapā mai ana!

Linda Jane Keegan

Picture book

"This light-hearted rhyming story follows the experience of a little girl’s day at the beach with her two mums, as she unexpectedly encounters a range of sea life – with a fun twist at the end! We all know that breath-catching feeling o...

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Te whānau moana  by Marie Waaka

Te whānau moana

Marie Waaka

Picture book

"Tamariki and their whānau can dive into the fun and rhythmical language of Te Whānau Moana with its underwater characters and their antics"--Publisher's website.

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Ngā kākahu o Ana = Anna's clothes  by Alice Patrick

Ngā kākahu o Ana = Anna's clothes

Alice Patrick

Book

Reader for children in Maori and English.

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Ngā taputapu tākaro = sports equipment  by Alice Patrick

Ngā taputapu tākaro = sports equipment

Alice Patrick

Book

Reader for children in Maori and English.

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Whiti te rā!  by Patricia Grace

Whiti te rā!

Patricia Grace

Book

"The haka 'Ka Mate' was composed by Te Rauparaha, a chief of Ngā̄ti Toa Rangatira, and this is the story of this haka. Te Raupara is pursued by his enemies and fears for his life. At Lake Rotoaira, he is hidden in a kūmara pit, and Te Rangikoaea, a...

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He mīharo te manu  by Sharon Holt

He mīharo te manu

Sharon Holt

Picture book

Singalong book, showcasing New Zealand native birds, designed to teach Te Reo Maori. Includes English translation, activity ideas, guitar chords, and curriculum links.

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Haere tonu  by Sharon Holt

Haere tonu

Sharon Holt

Picture book

Singalong book about cleaning up, designed to teach Te Reo Maori. Includes activity ideas, guitar chords, and curriculum links.

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Tamainupō  by Kimai Huirama

Tamainupō

Kimai Huirama

Book

"This book has been written for whānau, particularly our rangatahi, in the hope that we might come to know, celebrate and connect to our shared history and identity, as descendants of Tamainupō. The resource contains whakapapa, illustrated stories, photos...

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He raiona i roto i ngā otaota  by Margaret Mahy

He raiona i roto i ngā otaota

Margaret Mahy

Picture book

"I ki atu tamaiti, "E whae, he raiona kei roto i ngā otaota." Ka kī mai te whaea, "Horihori, e Tama.""--Back cover.

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Aotearoa =

Aotearoa =

Picture book

"New Zealand fauna illustrated, with captions English and Te Reo Māori."--Cataloguer.

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Te tipitipi moana a Kaia te korora  by Jo Van Dam

Te tipitipi moana a Kaia te korora

Jo Van Dam

Book

"Koinei te ra mo te haerenga nui a Kaia te korora me tana koro. Ko wai ma te hunga ka tutakina e raua, I a raua e tere haere ana I Tikapa Maona I Tamakimakaurau, I tua atu hoki?"--Back cover.

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Tamainupo  by Kimai Huirama

Tamainupo

Kimai Huirama

Book

"This book has been written for whanau, particularly our rangatahi, in the hope that we might come to know, celebrate and connect to our shared history and identity, as descendants of Tamainupo. The resource contains whakapapa, illustrated stories, photos...

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Eliza & the white camellia  by Debbie McCauley

Eliza & the white camellia

Debbie McCauley

Book

Sarah Hart was pregnant with her second child when her husband, bricklayer Edward Hart, stole food to feed his hungry family. On the run for 17 months, when captured he served six years on board prison hulks. After his release the family searched for...

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Wāhia ngā rua  by Kimai Huirama

Wāhia ngā rua

Kimai Huirama

Book

When Hekeiterangi of Ngāti Maniapoto elopes with Ngaere of Waikato, this leads to tensions which are only resolved through a communal feast that strengthens the kinship bonds between Ngāti Maniapoto and Waikato, and marks the origin of the name of th...

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Pūrākau  by Robyn Kahukiwa

Pūrākau

Robyn Kahukiwa

Book

3 fictional stories, containing elements of traditional Māori tales.

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Te pohū  by Sacha Cotter

Te pohū

Sacha Cotter

Picture book

A young boy wants to create his own perfect dive-bomb into the water, and with the help of his grandmother, he finally discovers the secret.

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Keep fit Kiwi  by Lynette Evans

Keep fit Kiwi

Lynette Evans

Book

"Presents a kiwi version of the action song Head, shoulders, knees and toes“--Provided by publisher.

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Korikori teacher handbook  by Chris Winitana

Korikori teacher handbook

Chris Winitana

Book

This bilingual resource package is designed to introduce "children to the Maori language and culture through the universal medium of music and song"-- Teacher handbook.

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The little kiwi and the Treaty  by Nikki Slade-Robinson

The little kiwi and the Treaty

Nikki Slade-Robinson

Picture book

"Years ago a group of kiwi travelled to find a place to settle. Much later another group arrived and wanted to settle there too. Both wondered who these strangers were and they began to fight each other, until eventually they made a treaty and agreed...

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William's Waitangi Day  by David Ling

William's Waitangi Day

David Ling

Picture book

"When the teacher asks about Waitangi Day, everyone else knows what they'll be doing, but William doesn't even know what Waitangi Day means. Then, with the help of his friends he begins to understand what it's all about and has a great Waitangi Day h...

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There's a tui in our teapot = He tūī kei rō tīpāta  by Dawn McMillan

There's a tui in our teapot = He tūī kei rō tīpāta

Dawn McMillan

Picture book

"There's a tui in our teapot. He's looking out at me. A tui in the teapot? Yes ... he wants a cup of tea! A tui and his various friends including takahe, kea, korimako (bellbird), pukeko and hoiho (yellow-eyed penguin) invade the family kitchen, getting...

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Oh boy  by Stuart Lipshaw

Oh boy

Stuart Lipshaw

Book

"Stories about Kiwi men who followed their dreams and made the world a better place. An inspiring and essential storybook for children of all ages, grown-ups included. Stories featured in this book are of Billy T. James, Bret McKenzie, Bruce McLaren,...

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The taniwha in our backyard  by Malcolm Paterson

The taniwha in our backyard

Malcolm Paterson

Picture book

"Tui, his cousin Jennifer and their whanau go to the south Kaipara to visit their Uncle Rua and Auntie Mina (who grew up in Malaysia). Exploring the area down to Muriwai, they learn about ancient taniwha (guardians/monsters), extinct and endangered animals...

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Paraweta  by Stephanie Blake

Paraweta

Stephanie Blake

Picture book

Tērā tētahi, punua rāpeti, kotahi anake tana kōrero.--Provided by publisher.

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Speak to me. Family = by Jenny Chapman

Speak to me. Family =

Jenny Chapman

Picture book

Shows basic signs and words for " father", "mother"," more", "milk", "food","finished" and "change nappy."

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Speak to me. Animals = by Jenny Chapman

Speak to me. Animals =

Jenny Chapman

Picture book

Shows basic signs and words for common animals.

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Speak to me. Home = by Jenny Chapman

Speak to me. Home =

Jenny Chapman

Picture book

Shows basic signs and words for "home", "clothes", "drink", "car".

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Kia ora  by June Pitman-Hayes

Kia ora

June Pitman-Hayes

Picture book

"A playful new singalong in English and Maori. Tamariki holiday at the beach, splash in water fountains, climb trees and toast marshmallows around a campfire all the things we love to do, and share with others. Because YOU can be a Kiwi too!"--Publi...

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Te hinga ake a Māui i te ika whenua  by Donovan Bixley

Te hinga ake a Māui i te ika whenua

Donovan Bixley

Book

Donovan Bixley re-tells the story of Maui fishing up North Island! The traditional tale but with Donovan's unique twist and trademark humour. The pictures will be bright and bring their own level of humour to the book.

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Moon cow  = Te kau me te Marama  by Kyle Mewburn

Moon cow = Te kau me te Marama

Kyle Mewburn

Picture book

"When Milly the cow looks up at the moon she knows it must be lonely, so she decides to keep it company. The other cows think she's crazy, but Milly continues trying to win the moon's friendship. But this is harder than Milly thinks. After all, how do...

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The eleventh sheep = Ko te hipi tekau mā tahi  by Kyle Mewburn

The eleventh sheep = Ko te hipi tekau mā tahi

Kyle Mewburn

Picture book

"When the eleventh sheep falls out of Sian's dreams and into the real world, Sian is excited to have a new friend. Every day they play together, and at night Sian falls straight asleep with her arms around her woolly friend. But she can tell the eleventh...

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Hapata  by Robyn Belton

Hapata

Robyn Belton

Picture book

"Herbert was a small dog who lived in Nelson by the sea. Everybody liked him, but the person who loved him most was Tim. One fine day, an excited Herbert set off with Tim's father on a boat, heading for their cottage in the Marlborough Sounds. However,...

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Tarawera and the taniwha  by Graeme Dew

Tarawera and the taniwha

Graeme Dew

Book

"This tale based around the small village of Te Wairoa by the shores of Lake Tarawera, revolves around the life of two children, two taniwha, and the eruption of a great mountain"--Back cover.

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The standing strong house  by Reina Kahukiwa

The standing strong house

Reina Kahukiwa

Book

When Kahurangi, a kuia from Ngāti Tū Māia dies, her whare is left neglected until, hundreds of years later, it is reclaimed by a community in need and becomes a source of strength and identity.

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Mauao  by Tamoe Matire Ngata

Mauao

Tamoe Matire Ngata

Book

Retelling the story of ancestral mountain Mauao in both Te Reo Maori and English.

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Ko Mauao te maunga  by Debbie McCauley

Ko Mauao te maunga

Debbie McCauley

Book

The history of Mauao, along with the legend, is one of heartbreak and struggle, but is also one of endurance, strength and unity. Mauao stands guard at the entrance to Te Awanui, the Tauranga Harbour. At over two million years old, he is a tipuna and...

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Huka-piata me ngā para pātiotio  by Geraldine Brophy

Huka-piata me ngā para pātiotio

Geraldine Brophy

Book

"Ko Huka-Piata me te Para-Pātiotio he auaha-whakangahau, ko tāna e takune ai ka kawea te kaupapa o te kaitiakitanga ki ngā tamariki me o rātou whānau. Kua tuhia e Geraldine Brophy mā ngā tamaiti 4-9 te tau. Kua tūria te paki-tiaki-whenua ki Taitā, he...

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Hush  by Joy Cowley

Hush

Joy Cowley

Picture book

"The traditional lullaby 'Hush Little Baby', retold with a strong New Zealand flavour. A baby is promised a series of items including a woolly sheep, kowhai flowers and singing tui."--Provided by publisher.

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Nanny Mihi and the bellbird  by Melanie Drewery

Nanny Mihi and the bellbird

Melanie Drewery

Picture book

"Every school holidays the kids go and stay with their nanny in her house by the sea. One morning (for some reason) Nanny Mihi gets the kids up early and they sit on the porch whistling a song until the sun comes up. Then they find out why - a bellbird...

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Ko Flit, te Tirairaka Te Rerenga i He  by Katherine Q. (Katherine Quin) Merewether

Ko Flit, te Tirairaka Te Rerenga i He

Katherine Q. (Katherine Quin) Merew...

Picture book

Flit the baby fantail is not allowed to fly. Stay here, little Flit. Your wings are not strong enough for flying, say Ma and Pa Fantail. Stay safe inside the nest. But Flit is bored. And hungry. A tasty mozzie lures him out of his nest. I CAN fly,y he...

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Taurite Maori  by Trent Hohaia

Taurite Maori

Trent Hohaia

Picture book

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Tu meke Tūī!  by Malcolm Clarke

Tu meke Tūī!

Malcolm Clarke

Picture book

"Motuhake ana ngā āhua rerekē o Tere Tūī, o Taitū Takahē hoki : tērā ka whai ki te tītakataka me te koromiomio i te rangi, tērā anō ka pai ake ki te ngāeheehe ki te ururua ote ngahere. Tu Meke Tūī, he paki hoahoa, he paki mātātoa, he paki tūhura tonu...

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Of course you can! = Ka taea tonu e koe!  by Karen Hinge

Of course you can! = Ka taea tonu e koe!

Karen Hinge

Picture book

"Jeremy is starting a new school. He is a bit nervous and a lot worried but the children in this class are welcoming. Every time he thinks he can't take part they say 'Of course you can!' and so he plays soccer, joins in the Kapa Haka and even takes part...

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