Aotearoa – The New Zealand Story
Over a thousand years ago, the wind, sea currents and stars brought people to the islands that became known as Aotearoa, the land of the long white cloud.Navigate your way through this sumptuously illustrated story of New Zealand. EXPLORE the defining moments of our history, captured by celebrated children’s book creator Gavin Bishop, from the Big Bang right through to what might happen tomorrow. DISCOVER Maori legends, layers of meaning and lesser-known facts.By Gavin Bishop.
Animal Alphabet Cards
Alphabet Animal Friends flash cards by Hide and Peek. These cards are a fun and interactive way for your little one to learn the alphabet. The pack comes with an eco-friendly drawstring bag.
Kuwi’s Very Shiny Bum
By Kat Merewhether.With the soft jingle of bells, a mysterious gift falls from the sky. It is a shimmering red ball. Kuwi knows exactly what to do…She decides to make gifts, so her friends can feel as blessed as she does. A hula hoop for Herb the hippy hoiho. Tasteful trimmings for Tash the tuft-less tui. A moustache for Morris the meek morepork… but wait, no ‘thank yous’? A humorous and light hearted story to guide children from a young age to look for small ways to be generous and caring of others, in a time of year that can often be all about the ‘presents’. A perfect kiwi Christmas book.
Size: 36 pages of full colour – 240 x 240mm Matte laminated soft cover. Stitch perfect bound.
Matariki – Penguin Book
“Tonight we have to go to bed really early,” said Mum. Tomorrow morning we are going to have a surprise.” But what event would be so special to get you up in the middle of a cold New Zealand winter? Matariki is rising and the New Year is on it’s way.By Melanie Drewery Illustrated by Bruce Potter
Alphabet Kiwi Flash Cards
A fun way to learn the alphabet, based on our art print ‘Alphabet Kiwis’ Each cards features a clever kiwi related with the letter and word on that card. This pack contains 26 x A6 sized cards (105 x 148mm) By Glen Jones
Science shows that baby’s eyes are drawn to strong contrasting colours. This black and white book with solid, friendly graphics is designed especially for newborns and infants. Kiwi are a very special and rare nocturnal bird, native to New Zealand. The perfect character to juxtapose the erratic sleep patterns of a newborn baby. * From #1 Best Selling New Zealand author and illustrator of the Kuwi the Kiwi series of books. * A newborn baby sees only in black and white and shades of grey. Nerve cells in their retina and brain that control vision are not fully developed. the simple graphics and solid black and white are ideal for this stage of development. * Encourages the practice of reading to your child from birth. The book is a large, thick board book, matte laminated for a soft, cleanable finish. Created entirely in a black and white modern illustration style.
A gorgeous children’s picture book that tells a classic indigenous story – a fantail, a rat, a morepork and the New Zealand bush. Vivid pictures that capture the New Zealand bush promise to entertain the young, while providing an interactive educational resource for older children. A stunning addition to any early childhood education centre or school and a beautiful children’s gift. A finalist in the 2012 LIANZA Awards! Also available as te reo Māori edition.
John Joe’s Tune: How New Zealand got its National Anthem
By Tania Atkinson and Christine RossHave you ever wondered where the music for our National Anthem came from? One wintry night in Lawrence, Otago, school principal John Joseph Woods read about a competition to compose an anthem. He won, and his tune became the music for God Defend New Zealand. In this delightfully imaginative story it is not only people who like John Joe’s tune, his animal friends also think it a big success!
Size: 255 x 210mm, 32 pages
Kiwi Icon Flash Cards
These visually stimulating cards express a number of ‘Kiwiana’ icons which children can relate to, inspiring great discussions and encouraging curiosity and questioning. These can also be a great gift for your friends and whānau who are living abroad and missing the New Zealand culture
Includes: Set of 28 cards featuring different kiwi icons, a fact and a question.
Size: 102x148mm with rounded corners.
Kuwi’s First Egg
Written and Illustrated by Kat Merewether.A funny and heart-warming story for the early learner. Kuwi is a young and confused kiwi who has foubnd herself alone with her newly laid egg. She has never had an egg before.
Includes: Paperback, 36 pages
Size: 240 x 240 mm