Auckland Libraries: Te reo Māori new titles

Te reo Māori new titles

Ngā Taitara Māori hōu

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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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 Maori. 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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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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Nga tamariki a Tane = The children of Tane  by Amanda Jackson

Nga tamariki a Tane = The children of Tane

Amanda Jackson

Book

Introduces, in Maori and English, some different kinds of New Zealand birds. Includes notes on Maori enunciation. Suggested level: junior.

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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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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 Maori. 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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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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Tīhei Kahungunu.

Tīhei Kahungunu.

Book

The Tihei Kahungunu concept derived out of marae hikoi consultation process initiated in 2001. Iwi leaders visited the 90 marae in Kahungunu to introduce the 25 year vision. During these visits iwi leaders received requests for the compilation of ico...

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He iti te kupu  by Hona Black

He iti te kupu

Hona Black

Book

"Ko tā te kupu whakarite he whakaahua, he whakarite, i ētahi ahuatanga, e te nuinga o te wā nō te taiao, ki ngā āhuatanga o te tangata, ki ngā horopaki rānei. Kai te takiwā o te 500 ngā kupu whakarite o te pukapuka nei, Hei Iti te Kupu, kua āta whakaritea...

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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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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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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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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 Maori 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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Matamua ko te Kupu!  by T. S. (Tīmoti Sam) author. Kāretu

Matamua ko te Kupu!

T. S. (Tīmoti Sam) author. Kāretu

Book

Ko Ta Timoti Karetu tetahi o nga tohunga reo Maori o te motu - ko ia te kaiarataki i Te Taura Whiri i Te Reo Maori, i Te Mangai Paho, i Te Kohanga Reo tae atu ki Te Panekiretanga o Te Reo, i whai ra ki te whakawhanake i nga uri matatau o nga iwi o te...

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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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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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Te ruānuku  by Paulo Coelho

Te ruānuku

Paulo Coelho

Book

"An Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom poi...

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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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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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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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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 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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Te Marama  by Michelle Mihi Keita Tibble

Te Marama

Michelle Mihi Keita Tibble

Picture book

Describes the phases of the moon in the Maramataka (Lunar cycle), including Te Rākaunui, Oike, Korekore Tautahi, Tangaroa-ā-mua, Ōtāne, Whiro, Tamatea, and Huna.

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

Manaaki and te Marama = Manaaki raua ko te Marama

Nick 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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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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Nana's new porch = Te mahau hou o Kui  by Marie Munro

Nana's new porch = Te mahau hou o Kui

Marie Munro

Picture book

"Marie Munro and Rachel Doragh bring the whole gang back together again. This time Jacob, Max, Bella and Lucas are building Nana a new porch."--Back cover.

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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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Nana's shed = Te wharau o Kui  by Marie Munro

Nana's shed = Te wharau o Kui

Marie Munro

Picture book

"Nana dreams of having a shed in her garden. Despite the passing of time, parts of the shed lie in a pile on the lawn. Grandson, Jacob and his friend, Max, take matters into their own hands. Using some ingenuity, and the sort of imagination that make...

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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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Tawhirimātea  by June Pitman-Hayes

Tawhirimātea

June Pitman-Hayes

Picture book

"Sing a long to this catchy maratiki song celebrating Earth, sky, seasons and whanau. Its our very own Aotearoa, from forest to seashore, dawn light to starry night."--Provided by publisher.

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E hia ngā moe  by Sharon Holt

E hia ngā moe

Sharon Holt

Picture book

A song about Christmas and its festivities, over a period of ten days - "how many sleeps till Christmas." Each page includes numbers in Maori from 10 to 1 on the last page. Includes guitar chords.

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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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He mīharo te manu  by Sharon Holt

He mīharo te manu

Sharon Holt

Picture book

Children's picture 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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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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