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Te reo Māori new titles

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Discover the latest te reo Māori language books for kids and adults. This list updates when we add new titles to the collection.

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Manaaki and te Marama = Manaaki raua ko te Marama  by Nick. author. King

Manaaki and te Marama = Manaaki raua ko te Marama

Nick. author. King

Picture book

One evening Manaaki discovers te Marama (the Moon) high up in the starry sky. But when in rains, there is no “Marama” and even when the clouds clear he’s nowhere to be seen. Will Marama ever come back?

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Nana's veggie garden = Te māra kai a Kui  by Marie Munro

Nana's veggie garden = Te māra kai a Kui

Marie Munro

Picture book

New Zealand has the world's best summers and the magic of being a kid is still alive in kiwi backyards. This summer, Jacob, Max, Bella and Lucas help Nana grow an amazing summer garden, filling each and every day with lots of new learning and bunches...

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Te kaieke tohora  by Witi Ihimaera

Te kaieke tohora

Witi Ihimaera

Book

"Whakamiharo ana tera te tirohanga atu ki a ia, ki te kaieke tohora. I rere atu te wai i a ia, ka hamama tona waha kia taea ai te hau makariri te kupa iho. Ko ana karu e kohara ana i te ahurei. Korekoreko katoa ana te tinana i te rehu taimana. I runga...

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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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Te pūrerehua me te maunga  by Robyn Kahukiwa

Te pūrerehua me te maunga

Robyn Kahukiwa

Picture book

"Ka ahatia ki te tuku tono atu he pūrerehua ki tētahi maunga"--Back cover.

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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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Te waiata koa = The happy song  by Siu Williams-Lemi

Te waiata koa = The happy song

Siu Williams-Lemi

Picture book

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Māui me te ahi a Mahuika  by Donovan Bixley

Māui me te ahi a Mahuika

Donovan Bixley

Book

"Re-tells the story of how Māui captured the secret of fire"--Publisher's website.

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Kore rawa  by Michelle Gunson

Kore rawa

Michelle Gunson

Picture book

A little girl with a loose tooth encounters suggestions on various ways of extracting it.

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Nō hea te wai?  by Manu. author. Te Awa

Nō hea te wai?

Manu. author. Te Awa

Picture book

Describes the water cycle.

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A Kiwi rāua ko Toke  by Manu Te Awa

A Kiwi rāua ko Toke

Manu Te Awa

Picture book

A worm questions Kiwi about his feeding habits, until the worm realized that he is the kiwi's favourite food.

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He aha rawa rā tō tāera?  by Raukura Roa

He aha rawa rā tō tāera?

Raukura Roa

Picture book

Hinekorikori's paraikete has annoyingly flown away. To her amusement, however, the blanket has lead her on another adventure - introducing us to some cheeky new characters. Entire book is written in Māori with the exception of the glossary.

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Whio whio tiu tiu  by Raukura Roa

Whio whio tiu tiu

Raukura Roa

Picture book

Whio Whio Tiu Tiu is the third book of the series. Hinekorikori is invited to join her friend Hinetapere on a train ride with Te Atua Whiowhio. Entire book is written in Māori with the exception of the glossary.

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First thousand words in Māori  by Heather Amery

First thousand words in Māori

Heather Amery

Book

Presents 1,000 common words in Māori accompanied by pictures for young readers to learn. Suggested level: junior, primary.

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Toa me te ngārara  by Mei Wood

Toa me te ngārara

Mei Wood

Picture book

"In this adventure, Toa, Earth Warrior, defeats the plastics monster with the help of her ancestors" --Back cover of English version.

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Te paraikete tauawhi  by Chris Gurney

Te paraikete tauawhi

Chris Gurney

Picture book

"I mahi paraikete tauawhi a Nana mo te katoa o te whanau. He mea motuhake, to ia paraikete. He nui te aroha mo to matau Nana."--Publisher information.

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Ngā hoa hoihoi o Kuwi  by Katherine Q. (Katherine Quin) Merewether

Ngā hoa hoihoi o Kuwi

Katherine Q. (Katherine Quin) Merew...

Picture book

"Heoi anō ta Kuwi te Kiwi e hiahia nei, ko te noho i te mārire me tāna kapu tī. Engari, ahakoa huri ia ki whea, ka tae mai he hoa hoihoi ki te whakapōrearea i tana noho"--Back cover.

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Aiare e kare!  by Raukura Roa

Aiare e kare!

Raukura Roa

Picture book

Aiare E Kare! is the first of a series. The narrative follows Hinekorikori as she meets several native NZ birds in her bushland backyard. Entire book is written in Māori with the exception of the glossary.

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Puta le aroha tae te tou  by Raukura Roa

Puta le aroha tae te tou

Raukura Roa

Picture book

Puta Te Aroha! is the second of the series. Hinekorikori's home welcomes some visitors. Unbeknowst to the guests, our heroine looks forward to seeing only one of them. Entire book is written in Māori with the exception of the glossary.

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Mihi  by Gavin Bishop

Mihi

Gavin Bishop

Picture book

Presents the basic structure of a mihimihi (introduction in Te reo Māori).

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He haumaru te noho a Tireniko  by June Allen

He haumaru te noho a Tireniko

June Allen

Picture book

The fantasy creature Tireniko models safe behaviour in situations where many children are at risk. It includes safety at train crossings, road safety, learning to swim, taking care by the BBQ and much more.

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Te whānau kauri  by Suzy Cato

Te whānau kauri

Suzy Cato

Picture book

"Depicts the natural treasures that may be found in a kauri forest. Spot the kiwi, the tuatara, the weta and more - even the twinkling Matariki stars above the treetops"--Publisher information.

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Pīpī kiwi  by Helen J. (Helen Joy) Taylor

Pīpī kiwi

Helen J. (Helen Joy) Taylor

Picture book

"Young Kiwi Iti waits impatiently for his baby sister, Pīpī Kiwi, to hatch. Will she ever arrive? When will she be ready to play with him? His father Kiwi Nui explains to him that love takes time"--Publisher information.

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Ko Rodrick kei runga  by Jeff author. Kinney

Ko Rodrick kei runga

Jeff author. Kinney

Book

"Whatever you do, don't ask Greg Heffley how he spent his summer holidays, because he definitely doesn't want to talk about it. As Greg enters the new school year, he's eager to put the past three months behind him... and one event in particular. Unf...

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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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Te haerenga  by Sharon Holt

Te haerenga

Sharon Holt

Picture book

A children's song introducing Māori language vocabulary for different parts of New Zealand.

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Moremonui  by Kathryn Rountree

Moremonui

Kathryn Rountree

Book

"The ... story of a battle which took place at Moremonui in Northland, between the Ngati Whatua and Ngapuhi tribes. A feature of the battle was the merciful act of the Ngati Whatua chief who drew a line across the beach beyond which the fleeing Ngapuhi...

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Kuwi & friends Māori picture dictionary  by Katherine Q. (Katherine Quin) Merewether

Kuwi & friends Māori picture dictionary

Katherine Q. (Katherine Quin) Merew...

Book

Beginners Maori Language Picture Dictionary, for the whole family. From the #1 bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of the Kuwi the Kiwi series, Kat Merewether, comes a large scale, stunningly illustrated visual dictionary. Full of over...

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A Māori phrase a day  by Hēmi author. Kelly

A Māori phrase a day

Hēmi author. Kelly

Book

"A Maori phrase a day offers a simple, fun and practical entry into the Maori language. Through its 365 phrases, you will learn the following- - Everyday uses - English translations - Factoids and memory devices - Handy word lists Presenting the most...

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Te whānau pāmu  by Marie Waaka

Te whānau pāmu

Marie Waaka

Picture book

"Second book in a children's series with more engaging and fun characters to enjoy with your tamariki"--Publisher's website.

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Ko Kiwipihi  by Katherine Q. (Katherine Quin) Merewether

Ko Kiwipihi

Katherine Q. (Katherine Quin) Merew...

Picture book

"Ko wai te waewae kai kapua, te kōkō tatakī, te whanokē whakamāharo? Ko Kiwipihi!"--Back cover.

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Reo ora : Level 1-2  by Kingi Robert J. Wiri

Reo ora : Level 1-2

Kingi Robert J. Wiri

Book

"Reo ora: a Māori language course : ko te pū, ko te more (Level 1-2) cover areas such as basic pronounciation, family genealogy, nominal sentences, counting and telling the time, verbal sentences, direct object markers, possessives, location, tenses,...

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Hoihoi turituri  by author Soledad

Hoihoi turituri

author Soledad

Picture book

Describes the different sounds made by animals and various objects.

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He paki taonga i a Māui

He paki taonga i a Māui

Book

"Māui, the great Pacific hero and trickster tells the stories from both long ago and recent times, the tales of some of the taonga held at Aotearoa New Zealand's famous national museum, Te Papa"--Publisher information.

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Pito mata  by Pania Papa

Pito mata

Pania Papa

Picture book

The term Pito Mata is used in some contexts to express the notion of potential. Pito Mata acknowledges the potential within 0-5 year old children.

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Tio tiamu  by author Kurahau

Tio tiamu

author Kurahau

Picture book

"Gentle, clever Toe Jam grows to be huge, and this causes a problem because his feet smell. The bigger he gets the worse the smell. Toe Jam is kind, but the people tease him and avoid him, and finally, they make him leave and live far away. Toe Jam never...

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Te reo Māori i te ao o te ture  by Alana Thomas

Te reo Māori i te ao o te ture

Alana Thomas

Book

"To help lawyers and law students understand Māori language and culture in the context of New Zealand law"--Publisher information.

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Arapū toi  by Moira Wairama

Arapū toi

Moira Wairama

Book

"This book is a Taoanga (precious thing) for children from early childhood to Primary/Intermediate school level. Featuring poems and illustrations for each letter of the Maori alphabet. " --Back cover.

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Te rangatahi. 2  by Hoani R. (Hoani Retimana) Waititi

Te rangatahi. 2

Hoani R. (Hoani Retimana) Waititi

Book

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Te kī taurangi a puanga  by Kirsty Wadsworth

Te kī taurangi a 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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Te Kirihimete i whakakorea

Te Kirihimete i whakakorea

Picture book

"There are just a few days to go before Christmas, and everyone's busy putting up decorations, preparing food and getting ready for the big day. Then comes the shock news - Santa's cancelled Christmas. Santa had so many disasters last year that he can't...

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Kua tae mai te Pō  by Sharon Holt

Kua tae mai te Pō

Sharon Holt

Book

"This book follows the traditional Christmas story, told simply in te reo Māori. The beautiful melody of the song that accompanies the book is a perfect match for the gorgeous illustrations."--Publisher's description.

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Ngā waka aituā  by Sharon Holt

Ngā waka aituā

Sharon Holt

Book

"This book teaches the Māori words for emergency vehicles — and includes some sirens! The illustrations reflect how those emergency vehicles look in a New Zealand setting, and give plenty of opportunities for children to make predictions about what m...

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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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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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Te rataka a tama hungoingoi  by Jeff Kinney

Te rataka a tama hungoingoi

Jeff 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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He puna kupu, he manawa aa-whenua Waikato-Tainui.

He puna kupu, he manawa aa-whenua Waikato-Tainui.

Book

"The first ever Māori dictionary specific to the Waikato-Tainui dialect"--Publisher information.

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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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Te rātaka a tētahi kōhine  by Anne Frank

Te rātaka a tētahi kōhine

Anne Frank

Book

"Diary of Anne Frank from 12 June 1942 to 1 August 1944 while she, her family and four other Jews were in hiding in Amsterdam from the Nazi German occupiers of the Netherlands, during World War 2"--Publisher information.

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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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Nō hea ēnei kararehe = Where are these animals from?  by Alice Patrick

Nō hea ēnei kararehe = Where are these animals from?

Alice Patrick

Book

Bilingual resources - user-friendly for teachers, engaging for students.

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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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Taurite Maori  by Trent Hohaia

Taurite Maori

Trent Hohaia

Picture book

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Te kūmara  by Wiremu Tāwhai

Te kūmara

Wiremu Tāwhai

Book

"At the start of 2012 Enviroschools completed production on two educational resources to share knowledge of traditional Maori practices in the cultivation, harvesting and storage of kumara. The resources are designed as a complementary package compro...

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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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Expanding world, new country  by Graeme Ball

Expanding world, new country

Graeme Ball

Book

"The first section of Expanding World, New Country, (EWNC) tracks the transformation from the earliest origins in the long-range Polynesian migrations, which brought the ancestors of the Maori to New Zealand. The text draws on the latest scientific,....

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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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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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Tauhou. Vol. 1  by Erin Forsyth

Tauhou. Vol. 1

Erin Forsyth

Book

"He kaupapa whakataki tēnei puapuka mō tētahi kaupapa haere tonu e whakahiato ana i ngā pikitia o ngā kararehe me ngā tipu, tae atu ki ngā mōhiohio hira ki te āhuatanga māmā. Ko te koronga o te tohunga toi ehara ko ngā āhuatanga hira anake o ngā momo...

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