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Māui and the sun  by Jephson Gibbs

Māui and the sun

Jephson Gibbs

Book

The retelling of a tradiitonal tale, in which Māui uses magical powers to slow the movement of the sun. Sun and time gives information about the power of the sun and how time is measured.

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The secrets in the soil = Ngā kura huna ā-nuku  by Janet Bradbury

The secrets in the soil = Ngā kura huna ā-nuku

Janet Bradbury

Picture book

"The story is about Maisie who wants to grow a tomato plant, but when it doesn’t thrive, she turns to her neighbour who introduces Maisie to the secret of good gardening."--Author's website.

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There's a moa in the moonlight = He moa kei ro atarau  by Dawn author. McMillan

There's a moa in the moonlight = He moa kei ro atarau

Dawn author. McMillan

Picture book

Moa is munching melons in the moonlight, Laughing Owl hoots happily, Huia are eating grubs in the hibiscus tree ... and thats just the start as creatures that have disappeared from modern Aotearoa reappear and have fun in the night. On the heels of Theres...

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Ko te rangatira o te awa  by Nicolette Parsons

Ko te rangatira o te awa

Nicolette Parsons

Picture book

The story is inspired

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The small girl who lives next door = Te kōtiro nohinohi e noho pātata ana  by Glenn Colquhoun

The small girl who lives next door = Te kōtiro nohinohi e noho pātata ana

Glenn Colquhoun

Picture book

"From two aunties playing cards to an old soldier eating an ice-cream...from two birds building their nest to a great mountain looking down...follow Jack as he travels deeper into the heart of te reo Māori where he discovers a new way of looking at a...

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Te hipo huna  by Juliette MacIver

Te hipo huna

Juliette MacIver

Picture book

On a visit to Don's Safari, the students in class 2B attempt to find a missing hippopotamus.

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Ka tukia te māhunga o Bib = Bib bumps its head. by Ronald Leunissen

Ka tukia te māhunga o Bib = Bib bumps its head.

Ronald Leunissen

Picture book

"Rata pai ana a Bib ki te oma. Hangahanga ana te tautau o te peka. Kāore a Bib e aro atu. He mate pea kei te haere? = Bib loves to run. The branch is hanging low. Bib is not paying attention. How will this end?"--Publisher's description.

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I te tīmatanga  by Todd Purchase

I te tīmatanga

Todd Purchase

Book

"A Māori mythology of the beginning of time This is the story of two parents, Ranginui and Papatūānuku commonly known to us as Rangi and Papa. In the beginning, Rangi (sky father) and Papa (earth mother) lay hugging each other in a warm-hearted embrace....

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Kia haurua  by Pam Holden

Kia haurua

Pam Holden

Book

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He wera  by Pam Holden

He wera

Pam Holden

Book

He pai te nuinga o nga mea wera. Engari, me tupato tatou He aha ai? Kei te mohio koe ki etahi mea wera? Most hot things are good. But we have to be very careful when we are near hot things. Why? What hot stuff do you know about?

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Ngā tamaiti rangatira

Ngā tamaiti rangatira

Book

"Ngā tamaiti rangatira is a collection of writing by young people from the Tipu Whare program at Panama Road School"--Back cover.

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Kei te aha ngā kararehe  by Te Ataakura Pewhairangi

Kei te aha ngā kararehe

Te Ataakura Pewhairangi

Picture book

"Find out what all the animals are up to in this delightful board book, in te reo Māori. The simple question-and-answer format introduces new words in an engaging and interactive way, and the charming photographs by renowned New Zealand photographer ...

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This dog = Ko tēnei kurī  by Ian (Wellington author) Munro

This dog = Ko tēnei kurī

Ian (Wellington author) Munro

Picture book

A blackbird in a garden tells us about a dog. Each page begins with the phrase "This dog that is my dog ..." or "Ko tēnei kurī, arā, taku kurī ..." and describes the behaviour.

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Birdsong  by Maris O'Rourke

Birdsong

Maris O'Rourke

Picture book

Birdsong / He Korihi is a charming bilingual, bicultural 1 to 10 counting book for 0-10 year olds. It is beautifully illustrated with a mix of familiar native and introduced birds and the rhyming couplets in Māori and English introduce a range of int...

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Ko PekaKiwi  by Melinda Szymanik

Ko PekaKiwi

Melinda Szymanik

Picture book

"Can Kiwi become the hero of the forest that he longs to be? Kiwi lives in a the forest amongst the kākāpō, kunekune pigs, ruru, wētā and kerurū. He longs to be fast enough to come to the aid of his friends when they are in need. There is just one pr...

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Te kahui o Matariki  by Sharon Holt

Te kahui o Matariki

Sharon Holt

Picture book

In this book we focus on each of the nine stars in the Matariki cluster, and their relationship to the environment. We know you will love the song and illustrations.

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Ki te moe Aotearoa  by Donovan Bixley

Ki te moe Aotearoa

Donovan Bixley

Picture book

The baby animals around New Zealand settling down to sleep.

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He wheke wai mamangu au  by Stephanie Thatcher

He wheke wai mamangu au

Stephanie Thatcher

Picture book

"Join good friends, Inky and Jellyfish, as they play a spirited game of tag amongst the creatures and plants of the ocean"--Publisher information.

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Te Uruuru Whenua o Ngātoroirangi  by Chris Winitana

Te Uruuru Whenua o Ngātoroirangi

Chris Winitana

Book

"This is the story of the arrival of Ngātoroirangi in Aotearoa and his exploration of the landscape and subduing of kaitiaki, such as the guardian of Tarawera, Tamaohoi; the guardian of water on Kaingaroa, Torepatutai; and the King of the Patupaiarehe,...

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Flit the Fantail and the Matariki map  by Katherine Q. (Katherine Quin) Merewether

Flit the Fantail and the Matariki map

Katherine Q. (Katherine Quin) Merew...

Picture book

"Join Flit and his friends, Keri the kiwi and wise old Ruru, as they explore the night skies to work out how to capture a sparkling star. When the friends get lost, they follow the twinkling clues in the sky to find their way back home"--Publisher in...

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Ko Flit, te Tīrairaka me te mahere Matariki  by Katherine Q. (Katherine Quin) Merewether

Ko Flit, te Tīrairaka me te mahere Matariki

Katherine Q. (Katherine Quin) Merew...

Picture book

"Join Flit and his friends, Keri the kiwi and wise old Ruru, as they explore the night skies to work out how to capture a sparkling star. When the friends get lost, they follow the twinkling clues in the sky to find their way back home"--Publisher in...

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Ngake me Whātaitai  by Ben Ngaia

Ngake me Whātaitai

Ben Ngaia

Picture book

"A traditional story told in te reo Māori from the perspective of the Kāhui Maunga people about Ngake and Whātaitai. These two taniwha inhabited Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Wellington Harbour, long before the ancestral migrations. The story tells how the shape...

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Kia ora  by Sharon Holt

Kia ora

Sharon Holt

Picture book

Kia Ora is a book which asks and answers questions about feelings in te reo Māori. The boy in the story goes around his family members asking Kei te pehea koe? and receives a variety of responses. At the end, his friend arrives and everyone is kei te...

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Lisa Carrington  by David Riley

Lisa Carrington

David Riley

Book

"Lisa Carrington tells the story of how a girl from Ōhope, Whakatane, became one of the most dominant athletes in the world. You’ll find out how Lisa made history as the first Māori to win an Olympic gold medal. You’ll learn how to use challenges in your...

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Māmā, e hiakai ana mātou  by Teri Ta'ala

Māmā, e hiakai ana mātou

Teri Ta'ala

Picture book

The kids are hungry! One by one, Hohepa, Raniera and Hineraumati let Mama know that it's time to eat. She replies by telling them where to find the food. When the kids go to the fridge, the cupboard and the vegie basket, they can't see any food. It's...

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Dog safety education with Peaches and Rangi  by 1969- author. Jordan Kelly

Dog safety education with Peaches and Rangi

1969- author. Jordan Kelly

Picture book

"Peaches the little fat Bulldog explains to her friend Rangi about keeping safe around dogs"--Back cover.

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There's a bear in the window  by June Pitman-Hayes

There's a bear in the window

June Pitman-Hayes

Picture book

"There's a bear in the window of the house across the street. It's tall and round, with great big feet! I wonder what I would see if I were that bear, and that bear were me? From singer-songwriter June Pitman-Hayes comes a story told in both English and...

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Hokē te Whanokē = Bod the Odd  by Vaughan Rapatahana

Hokē te Whanokē = Bod the Odd

Vaughan Rapatahana

Book

"Ko te Hokē Te Whanokē he rerekē i ētahi atu kaiora katoa o tēnei ao o tātau. Koia anō, i ētahi āhuatanga, he tino rerekē ke ia ki te nuinga o tātou e wheako i roto i o tātau koiora i ia rā. Hokē Te Whanokē he hari tonu. Kia koa hoki ta tātou, nā te mea...

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Three little wax-eyes = Nga tauhou e toru  by Kinsa Hays

Three little wax-eyes = Nga tauhou e toru

Kinsa Hays

Picture book

"Learning something new isn't always easy. Sometimes we need help from others. This is the story of how three little chicks faced their fears with help from mum and dad."--Back cover.

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14 Ngā tohu aroha ka tukuna  by Wayne Youle

14 Ngā tohu aroha ka tukuna

Wayne Youle

Picture book

When we're apart from the ones we love, how do we get our kisses to them? We blow them! The blown kisses in this charming book travel far. Tied to a rocket, attached to a pigeon, kicked like a rugby ball - and many other imaginative ways. Wayne Youle...

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Ngā Uru Tarata O Huatau  by Teariki Tuiono

Ngā Uru Tarata O Huatau

Teariki Tuiono

Picture book

The story of Ngā Uru Tarata O Huatau, a grove of lemonwood trees, significant to Ngāti Te Awa. This is part of a series of books and a compact disc telling the stories of Ngāti Te Awa which include books, waiata, haka and art. It was originally intended...

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Kāeaea  by Teariki Tuiono

Kāeaea

Teariki Tuiono

Picture book

A description of the kāeaea (also known as the karearea), the New Zealand falcon, guardian of Ngāti Te Awa. This is part of a series of books and a compact disc telling the stories of Ngāti Te Awa which include books, waiata, haka and art. It was ori...

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Uenuku  by Teariki Tuiono

Uenuku

Teariki Tuiono

Picture book

A description of Uenuku, the rainbow god Ngāti Te Awa, ko Mātukūtureia and other landmarks of the Manukau Harbour. This is part of a series of books and a compact disc telling the stories of Ngāti Te Awa which include books, waiata, haka and art. It ...

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Kaiwhare  by Teariki Tuiono

Kaiwhare

Teariki Tuiono

Picture book

A description of Kaiwhare, orca and principal kaitiaki to Ngāti Te Awa. This is part of a series of books and a compact disc telling the stories of Ngāti Te Awa which include books, waiata, haka and art. It was originally intended for use as a teachi...

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Te Manurewa o Tamapahore  by Teariki Tuiono

Te Manurewa o Tamapahore

Teariki Tuiono

Picture book

A description of Tamapahore, his ancestors, including Huakaiwaka and Huatau, Mātukūtureia and other landmarks of the Manukau Harbour. This publication is part of a series of books and a compact disc telling the stories of Ngāti Te Awa which include b...

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Ko te pūtake mo te Kirihimete = The reason for Christmas  by Siu Williams-Lemi

Ko te pūtake mo te Kirihimete = The reason for Christmas

Siu Williams-Lemi

Book

"The Reason for Christchurch" is a bilingual English and Te Reo Maori sing-a-long book for preschoolers. This song is written by Loopy Tunes, who are a sister duo based in Christchurch that run live, interactive music and movement sessions for preschoolers...

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He Kirihimete karakara Kiwi = It's a colourful Kiwi Christmas  by Siu Williams-Lemi

He Kirihimete karakara Kiwi = It's a colourful Kiwi Christmas

Siu Williams-Lemi

Book

"He Kirihimete Karakara Kiwi / A Colourful Kiwi Christmas" is a bilingual English and Te Reo Maori sing-a-long book for preschoolers. This song is written by Loopy Tunes, who are a sister duo based in Christchurch that run live, interactive music and...

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Te rā tuatahi o Hope = Hope's first day  by Jenny Chapman

Te rā tuatahi o Hope = Hope's first day

Jenny Chapman

Picture book

"Join Hope on her first day of school and learn everyday phrases in our three languages."--Publisher's description.

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Te taraka kikorangi ahuwhenua o Pop  by Jan Pendergrast

Te taraka kikorangi ahuwhenua o Pop

Jan Pendergrast

Book

"Stinky mud, a wild bull, cute calves, road works, and the beach - these are all part of Pop and Zac's busy week with the blue truck. Come and join them on their adventure"--Back cover.

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Pepeke piwari! = Beautiful bugs!  by 1968- author Jahri Jah Jah

Pepeke piwari! = Beautiful bugs!

1968- author Jahri Jah Jah

Picture book

"Enter the world of cute and beautiful bugs, bees and butterflies. Learn phrases to describe them in English and te reo Maori."--Back cover.

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Peppa's first 100 Māori words  by Lauren Holowaty

Peppa's first 100 Māori words

Lauren Holowaty

Picture book

For the first time ever, Peppa is available in Māori in a bi-lingual book designed to help parents and children learn together. Lift-the-flaps and spot the objects on every page with Peppa and her family and friends. This book is a feast for the eyes...

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Tāngata nunui, tāngata nohinohi = Humans big and small  by Howard Reti

Tāngata nunui, tāngata nohinohi = Humans big and small

Howard Reti

Book

"Aims to help educate children and their parents on kaimoana [seafood] gathering in an environmentally and culturally friendly way"--Publisher information.

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Ngā atua Māori  by Sharon Holt

Ngā atua Māori

Sharon Holt

Book

This book connects the Māori gods with children as guardians of the environment, using beautiful illustrations and a captivating song. We're sure it will soon be a favourite with children and teachers.

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Tahi iti  by Robyn Kahukiwa

Tahi iti

Robyn Kahukiwa

Picture book

"Tahi iti is a celebration of our tamariki mokopuna with simple counting in Te Reo Māori. Can be either read or sung"--Back cover.

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Ngārara weriweri! = Awesome ugly bugs!  by 1968- author. Jahri Jah Jah

Ngārara weriweri! = Awesome ugly bugs!

1968- author. Jahri Jah Jah

Book

"Enter the world of awesome and sometimes ugly bugs and spiders. Learn phrases to describe them in English and te reo Māori."--Publisher's description.

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Papatūānuku has a tummy ache!  by A. J. author. Copping

Papatūānuku has a tummy ache!

A. J. author. Copping

Picture book

The earth mother, Papatūānuku, has a tummy ache due to all of the rubbish and waste building up on the earth. What can the tamariki do to help?

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The standing strong house = Te whare tū māia  by Reina Kahukiwa

The standing strong house = Te whare tū māia

Reina Kahukiwa

Book

"The fictional story of hapū Ngāti Tū Māia revolves around multiple generations, weaving their stories together in a way that celebrates tīpuna (ancestors, grandparents), mokopuna (grandchildren, descendants), and kaitiaki (guardian)"--Back cover.

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A poraka rāua ko kōkopu  by June Allen

A poraka rāua ko kōkopu

June Allen

Picture book

"It's a story of night time creatures; frog gets away from Ruru and lands by a stream where Kokopu lives. They become friends."--Provided by publisher.

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Kupu tauaro = Opposites  by Kitty Brown

Kupu tauaro = Opposites

Kitty Brown

Book

This book shows us how things can be similar and different at the same time. Stunning images of creatures of Aotearoa. Tamariki will learn useful new reo while enjoying beautiful images.

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Hare Pota me te whatu manapou  by J. K. author. Rowling

Hare Pota me te whatu manapou

J. K. author. Rowling

Book

"Kāore anō a Hare Pota i paku rongo kōrero e pā ana ki Hōwata i te taenga haeretanga o ngā reta ki a Mita H. Pota, i Te Kāpata i raro i te Arapiki, i te 4 o te Ara o Piriweti. He mea tuhi ki te wai kānapanapa i runga i te kirihipi āhua kōwhai nei, i tere...

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Mahi = Actions  by Kitty Brown

Mahi = Actions

Kitty Brown

Picture book

Meet some of our favourite kiwi kararehe and find out what they like to do best! Learn to introduce yourself and your favourite activities too.

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1-2-3 with New Zealand rugby  by Justin Laing

1-2-3 with New Zealand rugby

Justin Laing

Picture book

"Learn to count in English and te reo Māori with your favourite All Blacks and Silver Fern players"--Back cover.

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Nōu te ao, e hika e!  by Dr Seuss

Nōu te ao, e hika e!

Dr Seuss

Picture book

"'Me mihi ka tika, te toa o te rā! Tūrou, Hawaiki! Tō pai! Wehi nā!'Topa mai, taka mai, ko ngā piki me ngā heke o te ao o te tangata te aronga nui o tēnei kōrero reka nā te mātanga, nā Dr. Seuss. He kupu akiaki kei roto e maumahara ai te tangata ki ōna...

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Ngā Uru Tarata O Huatau  by Teariki Tuiono

Ngā Uru Tarata O Huatau

Teariki Tuiono

Book

The story of Ngā Uru Tarata O Huatau, a grove of lemonwood trees, significant to Ngāti Te Awa. This is part of a series of books and a compact disc telling the stories of Ngāti Te Awa which include books, waiata, haka and art. It was originally intended...

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Te Manurewa o Tamapohore

Te Manurewa o Tamapohore

Music CD

A waiata and haka from Te Whānau Ăwhina, Clendon Park School. Te Manurewa o Tamapahore includes books, waiata, haka and art, originally intended for use as a teaching resource for South Auckland schools.

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Mā wai e hautū?  by Leo Timmers

Mā wai e hautū?

Leo Timmers

Picture book

A picture book which allows the reader to guess who is best suited to which vehicle.

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Kare ā-roto = Feelings  by Kitty Brown

Kare ā-roto = Feelings

Kitty Brown

Picture book

A board book about a fantail who learns about the feelings of other animals on his travels.

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The pōrangi boy  by Shilo Kino

The pōrangi boy

Shilo Kino

Book

"Twelve-year-old Niko lives in Pohe Bay, a small, rural town with a sacred hot spring and a taniwha named Taukere. The government plan to build a prison here and destroy the home of the taniwha has divided the community. Some are against it, but others...

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There's a weta on my sweater = he wētā kei runga i tōku  by Dawn McMillan

There's a weta on my sweater = he wētā kei runga i tōku

Dawn McMillan

Picture book

Weta and friends, including beetle, centipede, stick insect and huhu, come to school with the kids. But they don't want to stay in the classroom! Can Koro help his mokopuna keep the critters safe?

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Whare tapa whā  by Geneva Harrison

Whare tapa whā

Geneva Harrison

Picture book

Michael and his mum talk through the four walls of the whare tapa whā, to help them stay healthy during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Whare tapa whā  by Geneva Harrison

Whare tapa whā

Geneva Harrison

Picture book

Michael and his mum talk through the four walls of the whare tapa whā, to help them stay healthy during the coronavirus pandemic.

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He uri ngāti hua-rākau = Ngāti fruit salad kid  by Siu Williams-Lemi

He uri ngāti hua-rākau = Ngāti fruit salad kid

Siu Williams-Lemi

Picture book

Song about having mixed cultural ancestry. Song lyrics presented in a picture book format.

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He wā moe, Kiwi Pakupaku  by Bob Darroch

He wā moe, Kiwi Pakupaku

Bob Darroch

Book

"Kua tae ki te wa e moe ai a Kiwi Pakupaku, engari kei hea ia? Whaia tana Kokara, ka kimihaere i a ia i te ngahere o Aotearoa"--Publisher information.

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Ko Hea rāua ko Ruru  by Laura Shallcrass

Ko Hea rāua ko Ruru

Laura Shallcrass

Picture book

"Ko te wāhi noho o Hea, ko tētahi kokonga mārire. Engari, he wāhi turituri tonu.... E kōrero ana te pūrākau nei mō Hea e momou ana, ki te kimi i te mārire, tae noa ki ngā wahi ukiuki. Ka tāwhai haere e Hea kit te kimi whakamāramatanga. He pūrākau Hūmāeika,...

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A kōhatu's tale

A kōhatu's tale

Book

"Early in the summer of 2019, a large greywacke boulder was gifted to Dury School by Stevenson's Quarry.This rock was positioned between the car park and the entry to the school hall. It was to become rock of special significance, a kōhatu. The kōhatu...

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Aroha te whai ora  by Rebekah Lipp

Aroha te whai ora

Rebekah Lipp

Picture book

"Nau mai, hoake tātou ko Aroha, i a ia e kaupare ana i te taiatea, i te mataku, i te māharahara, me te anipā, ki ana tukanga māmā ka taea e te katoa. Nā te ringatuhi rongonui nō Aotearoa, nā Craig Phillips, nāna ngā pukapuka o The Adventures of Jack...

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Ka piki ki runga  by Pam Holden

Ka piki ki runga

Pam Holden

Book

Simple captions for different pictures show how people climb.

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He rawe te hī ika  by Pam Holden

He rawe te hī ika

Pam Holden

Book

A reader about fishing.

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He haerenga whānau  by Pam Holden

He haerenga whānau

Pam Holden

Book

A family has a picnic day out, which is spolit by rain.

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Tuwhera me te kati  by Pam Holden

Tuwhera me te kati

Pam Holden

Book

A reader about things which can open and close.

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Wā whakapai  by Pam Holden

Wā whakapai

Pam Holden

Book

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Tere rawa  by Pam Holden

Tere rawa

Pam Holden

Book

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Kare ā roto  by Pam Holden

Kare ā roto

Pam Holden

Book

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Te taunga waka rererangi  by Rachel (Publisher) author. Walker

Te taunga waka rererangi

Rachel (Publisher) author. Walker

Book

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Charlie Tangaroa and the creature from the sea  by Tania Kelly Roxborogh

Charlie Tangaroa and the creature from the sea

Tania Kelly Roxborogh

Book

"On a beach clean-up, thirteen-year-old Charlie and his brother, Robbie, find a ponaturi, a mermaid, washed up on a beach. An ancient grudge between the Māori gods Tane and Tangaroa has flared up because a port being built in the bay is polluting the...

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He pō marie  by Pam Holden

He pō marie

Pam Holden

Book

"He aha ai e ngu ana o tatou whare i te po? I etahi wa ka oho koe i waenganui po? He aha ai ka oho koe? Ko wai atu e oho ana i te po? He aha ai?"--Publisher's description.

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Kararehe nui  by Pam Holden

Kararehe nui

Pam Holden

Book

"Kei te mohio koe i etahi kararehe nui? Kei te nui ake ratou i a koe? He aha te kararehe nui rawa atu?"--Publisher's description.

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To tātou huarere  by Pam Holden

To tātou huarere

Pam Holden

Book

"He maha nga momo rereketanga o te huarere. Kua kite koe I te marangai me te hau? Me te whatitiri me te uira? Etahi ra he ua, he hukawhatu. I nga wahi makariri he hukarere. He aha te huarere e pai ana ki a koe?"--Publisher's description.

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Te hopu a Māui a te rā = How Māui slowed the sun  by Peter Gossage

Te hopu a Māui a te rā = How Māui slowed the sun

Peter Gossage

Book

"He poto rawa nga ra, he roa rawa nga po. Oti ana i a Māui he whakaaro e ata rere ai te rai te rangi ... Faced with very short days and very long nights, Maui comes up with a plan to slow the Sun's passage through the sky"--Publisher information.

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Te ika a Maui = the fish of Maui  by Peter Gossage

Te ika a Maui = the fish of Maui

Peter Gossage

Book

"Kahore nga tuakana o Maui i hiahia kia haere ia i to ratou taha ki te hi, he hae no ratou. Heoi ano, ka mau i a Maui atamai te ika whakamiharo katoa = Maui's jealous brothers don't want him to come fishing with them. But clever Maui catches the best...

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