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Fo'i niu 'oku tētē = The floating coconut

Tilisa Kautai de Martinez

Picture book

In his second adventure in Tonga, Tiki discovers the importance of the coconut and its many uses.

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Paea spies

Dahlia Malaeulu

Picture book

Uses the "I spy with my little eye" game to introduce colours in Tongan. Based on the first Mila's My Gagana Series (2019), these dual language stories allow readers to safely explore the target language, develop understanding and cultural confidence. The...

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Ko e loto fevahevaheʻaki ʻa ʻOfa = Ofa shares

Dahlia Malaeulu

Picture book

'Ofa loves to share with everyone! 'Ofa teaches us the days of the week in Tongan while showing us how to share with others. Includes two stories in one book - 'Ofa Shares, provides scaffolded language supports while, Ko e loto fevahevahe'aki 'a 'Ofa, is the...

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Ko e loki 'o Tevita = Tevita's room

Dahlia Malaeulu

Picture book

"Tevita teaches us how to count in Tongan while taking us on his journey of cleaning up his bedroom. Includes two stories in one book - Tevita's Room provides scaffolded language learning supports while Loki 'o Tevita is the Tongan translation of Tevita's...

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Creatures

Ahurewa Kahukura

Picture book

Introduces the Tongan words for different kinds of animals.

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What boys wear

Ahurewa Kahukura

Picture book

Introduces some Tongan words to do with men's clothing.

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Learning faces in Tongan and English.

Ahurewa. author. Kahukura

Picture book

Introduces the Tongan words for parts of the face.

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Hina's blessing = Koe Ngaahi Tāpuaki 'O Hiná

David Riley

There are stories about the love of Hina and Sinilau across the Pacific. In this one the famous couple get married then celebrate with a canoe race. Find out what happened in Hina's Blessing, a bilingual legend from Tonga.

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Tiseniko ì Tonga

June Allen

Picture book

Tiseniko goes for a ride along the shore in Tonga on a borrowed bike.

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Tupou 1 ko e tu'i laione 'o Tonga

Tevita Paula Lavulo

Book is about Tupou 1 king of Tonga. Born 1797 to 1893. Gave independence to the commoners 4 June 1862. Set up the Tongan Constitution 1875 and Tonga became a Constitutional Monarchy. Set up Parliament and Prime Minister and Cabinet and Judiciary. Treaties...

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Oku ou 'ofa' I hoku fāmili

Deborah Sanerivi

Picture book

At the heart of Pacific Peoples is their love for and devotion to their Family. Ma'au Books have created the second book in their series and the heart of the story is "I love my family and my family loves me". This book uses simple, repetitive sentences in...

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Ko e Ngafa 'o e Fefine pea mo e Tangata Tonga' = The essence of a Tongan woman and man : duties and responsibilities

Princess of Tonga Angelika Lātūfuipeka...

HRH Princess Angelika Lātūfuipeka Tuku’aho gracefully imparts insight to the essence of a Tongan woman and man is best reflected in their duties and responsibilities. The Book further elaborates on the proper ways a Tongan woman and man are to fulfill their...

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Ko e pongipongi fo'ou

Emeli Sione

Tongan version of A New Dawn Story: Emeli Sione shares her Dawn Raid story to help us understand the real impact of this dark time in our history. With valuable lessons for all New Zealanders, A New Dawn provides us with hope on our journeys of equality,...

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Saturday Movies = Hele'uhila Tokonaki

Sione Tapani author. Mangisi

"This is a short reader written in Tongan and English about the excitement and fun of going to the movies screened in villages throughout Tonga. It can be read by anyone proficient in Tongan and is designed for students already learning Tongan. In the second...

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Teach me my feelings in Tongan with English translstions

Mary Aflague

"Bilingual language learning is fun when books are designed with effective teaching tools in mind. We do that well with our "Teach me my feelings in Tongan title. This is a unique book that offers children the imagery repetition, and words to recognize and...

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Teach me to pray in Tongan

Teach Me to Pray in Tongan is a colorfully designed children's Christian prayer book. This interactive softcover title includes the well-known Lord's Prayer, a Prayer Before Meals, a Bedtime Prayer, a Prayer for Mom and Dad, and a Prayer for Grandma and...

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Of course you can! = Io te ke lava!

Karen Hinge

Picture book

Jeremy is starting a new school. He's not too sure about how he will fit in. But the other students make him welcome and every time he thinks he can't do something they say "Of course you can!."

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'Oku ou mateuteu ki he ako

Abel Junior Tutagalevao

Picture book

This book was created to be fun and exciting to help Tongan children prepare for school every morning. The book is in Lea faka-Tonga. It is aligned with Te Whariki: He Whariki Matauranga mo nga Mokopuna o Aotearoa/Early Childhood Curriculum and with The New...

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Ke tau teuteu ki he ako

Abel Junior Tutagalevao

Picture book

This book was created to be fun and exciting to help Tongan children prepare for school every morning. The book is in Lea faka-Tonga. It is aligned with Te Whariki: He Whariki Matauranga mo nga Mokopuna o Aotearoa/Early Childhood Curriculum and with The New...

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Ko Hoku Fonua

"Ten Tongan young people worked with teacher-writer David Riley ... The stories they've written demonstrated their immense pride in being Tongan. You'll read about the importance of family and lotu, their favourite Tongan foods and clothing, their love for...

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'Amui 'i mu'a, ancient futures

Dagmar Dyck

"'Amui 'i Mu'a – Ancient Futures is the significant creative outcome of recent 'hands-on' research by Dagmar Vaikalafi Dyck and Sopolemalama Filipe Tohi in historic collections at museums in Australasia, across Europe, the United Kingdom and the United States....

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Tiki moe pelesitiki = Tiki and plastic

Tilisa De-Martinez

Picture book

"Author of this book hopes to inspire, educate, entertain and help preserve the pristine beaches of Tonga."--2nd last page of this book.

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Learning Tongan through bathtime

Deborah Sanerivi

Picture book

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Ko e ngaahi malanga fa'ahita'u pekia

Siupeli T. Taliai

"This book includes a selection of sermons by Rev. Siupeli Taliai written during his long ministry, and commemorates the 60th anniversary of his ordination in Ha'apai Tonga, on 1st July 1960. It focuses on Easter themes and as a preacher, Siupeli had a special...

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