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By Tu'akoi, Feana; Illustrated by Asri, Samantha; Retold by Mataira, Katarina
Jonah is so excited to be starting kindergarten but when he finally gets there and looks in the window, he notices that everybody else seems to know each other - and he knows nobody. He pleads with his mother to take him home again. A reassuring story about a shy child starting K...indy.Read more
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By Mewburn, Kyle; Illustrated by Hinde, Deborah; Translated by Mataira, Katarina
Once there was an elephant whose ears were so small, all the other elephants called him No-Ears. No-Ears is not a happy elephant. Constantly teased for being different, it's not until the old grand-daddy bull elephant finds himself in a spot of bother that No-Ears discovers that ...being different can be an advantage!Read more
Illustrated by Foreman, Catherine; Translated by Mataira, Katarina
Meet Cat ... and his colourful collection of pyjamas. One pair for each night of the week. When he wears his space pyjamas, he dreams of Saturn, Mars and shooting stars, when he wears his road pyjamas, he dreams of big red rigs and diggers that dig ... but what will happen when h...e wears his MONSTER pyjamas?Read more
By Cowley, Joy; Illustrated by Webb, Philip; Translated by Mataira, Katarina
Once there was a frog who had been a prince. He knew he could become a prince again if he were kissed by a princess ... but there's this cute girl frog on the lily pad next door ... When the girl frog asks him to marry her, he tells her he can't because he's a prince in disguise,... and off he goes to find his princess.Read more
By Campbell, Gordon; Waipara, Zak; Mataira, Katarina
The first sighting of Captain James Cook and his crew is told through the eyes of a young Maori boy
By Peka, June; Illustrated by Thapa, Jo; Translated by Mataira, Katarina
Pop's vege garden is growing well until someone gives him a pet magpie - which wreaks havoc on Pop's prize veges! Pop's refusal to put the pesky magpie into a cage results in him ending up building a cage for his veges - and himself - instead!
By Cartwright, Pauline; Illustrated by Craighead, Annabel; Translated by Mataira, Katarina
When Callie got out of bed, she had a funny feeling wriggling inside of her. It wasn't a nice feeling at all - but a cross feeling, and it made it very hard to be good. Ages 3-7. Maori language version.
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