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By Rolleston-Cummins, Toni; Illustrated by Slade Robinson, Nikki
This is a contemporary myth of love, magic, and adventure that tells the story of how Matariki/the Pleiades star cluster came into being. Recommended for ages 5-9.
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By Duncan, Tracy
A delightful, easy introduction to saying how you feel using te reo. Young and old alike will be able to describe whether they are feeling hoha (bored), makariri (cold), matekai (hungry), or simply tinopai rawe (fantastic)! A pronunciation guide provides a simple guide to the lan...guage.Read more
By Neild, Diana; Illustrated by Webb, Philip
Piggity-Wiggity goes to sleep well satisfied with his dad's explanation for his extraordinary name.
By Brown, Benjamin; Illustrated by Duncan, Tracy
'Once upon a certain day a bright and shiny girl with green eyes, golden hair and rosy cheeks picked a golden apple that was hanging from a magic apple tree like a second sun in the sky...' This girl is called Blossom and little does she realise that she is not the only one who w...ants this special apple. The end of the day brings a remarkable birthday surprise not even Blossom could have foreseen.Read more
By Belton, Robyn
Herbert was a small dog who lived in Nelson by the sea. Everybody liked him, but the person who loved him most was Tim. One fine day, an excited Herbert set off with Tim's father on a boat, heading for their cottage in the Marlborough Sounds. However, the weather soon turned roug...h and Herbert was catapulted into the biggest adventure of his life, from which he emerged a hero. Robyn Belton's heartwarming, beautifully illustrated retelling of a true-life adventure will delight children aged 3 to 7, their parents, teachers and librarians.Read more
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