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Māori Storytelling at OneTree House


One Tree House supports the revitalisation of te Reo Māori and acknowledges the importance of New Zealand stories told in Māori. This year we have added to our published collection with two new editions of bilingual picture books by Reina and Robyn Kahukiwa, and a memoir for young adults from Tim Tipene.


Two New Bilingual Editions Released


The Standing Strong House, Reina and Robyn Kahukiwa, $40


Based around the story of hapū Ngāti Tū Māia, The Standing Strong House revolves around multiple generations, weaving their stories together in a way that celebrates tīpuna, mokopuna, and kaitieki. Reina Kahukiwa provides both the English and the te reo Māori text making this a wonderful reo resource for all.


ISBN: 9780995117570

Paperback



Te Haka a Tanerore, Reina and Robyn Kahukiwa, $40


Both te reo Māori and English are presented in one redesigned edition. Shortlisted for the te reo Māori award in the 2019 book awards, Te Haka a Taperore tells the legend of how the haka came to be such an important part of Māori heritage.


ISBN: 9780995117563

Paperback


White Moko by Tim Tipene, $34 & Mrs Battleship by Tim Tipene, $22


White Moko, the second memoir from Tim Tipene (see Mrs Battleship written for a junior audience) we read Tim telling the story of his life from a miserable childhood, in which he was abused by both his birth and foster families, to the founding of the Warrior Kids programme 22 years ago. Bob Docherty called it "the most powerful book I have read for some time" and whatbooknext.com said it is an "unflinching personal account that every New Zealand High School Library should have on their Senior Reads shelves...an inspiration to all."


Tim Waitai-Tipene, (Ngati Kuri/Ngati Whatua), was adopted into the Waitai-Tipene whanau as a toddler. He was raised in two cultures, NZ Māori and NZ European. Tim was first published in 1996 and has written eleven books, five of which have won awards.


Paperback.

ISBN: 9780995106789

Recommended ages 16+


Other te Reo Māori titles


Ngā Otaota ō Aotearoa, $17

Featuring simple and graphic images depicting the colours of iconic New Zealand flora such as the silver fern, yellow kowhai and the red of the New Zealand Christmas tree, pohutukawa. Each image includes the name in te Reo Māori.

Recommended 0+

Board book

ISBN: 9780995117587


Aotearoa New Zealand, $17

This book celebrates the shapes of New Zealand’s fauna for our littlest readers. Each animal pictured in the book is accompanied by their name in both te Reo Māori and English. Tohutō are also used correctly, although regional dialect differences aren’t included for some animals.

Board book

Recommended 0+

ISBN: 9780995106772


Of Course You Can/Ka Taea Tonu e Koe by Karen Hinge/Nicky Sievert/Ngaere Roberts, $30

Jeremy is starting a new school. He is a bit nervous and a lot worried but the children in this class are welcoming. Every time he thinks he can't take part they say 'Of course you can!' and so he plays soccer, joins in the Kapa Haka and even takes part in the cross country. But when it comes to swimming the children tell him not to do it...can Jeremy say 'of course I can'?

Paperback

Recommended 4-7

ISBN: 9780473421854


Raumati: My Summer Words/Nga Kupu Māori mo te Raumati, by Christine Dale and Ngaere Roberts, $25

The smell, sound, taste, feel and sights of summer are featured in a delicious list of adjectives in both Māori and English - designed to extend vocabulary and encourage a love of language.

Paperback

Recommended 0-10

ISBN: 9780995106482


Ko Kiwi Mā, by Ngaere Roberts / Christine Dale, $20

Written in te reo Māori with images of New Zealand flora and fauna, accompanied by a brief sentence using the word. Designed to help babies through to younger children to focus and recognise word shapes and phrases.

Paperback

Recommended 0+

ISBN: 9780473397067


Te Whare, by Ngaere Roberts / Christine Dale, $20

Written in te reo Māori with images of New Zealand culture, accompanied by a brief sentence using the word. Designed to help babies through to younger children to focus and recognise word shapes and phrases.

Paperback

Recommended 0+

ISBN: 9780473397074


Books available in te Reo Māori and other Pacific languages


Black Dog, by Pamela Allen, $39.99: available in -

English/te Reo Māori - 9780995106659 | English/Arabic - 9780995106666 | English/Samoan - 9780995106680 | English/Hindi - 9780995106673 | English/Tongan - 9780995106697


Moon Cow, by Kyle Mewburn, $39.99: available in -

English / Samoan - 9780995106642 | English / te Reo Māori - 9780995106604 | English / Tongan - 9780995106635 | English / Hindi - 9780995106628 |

English / Simplified Mandarin - 9780995106611


The Eleventh Sheep, by Kyle Mewburn, $39.99: available in -

English / Te Reo Māori - 9780995106567 | English / Samoan - 9780995106574 | English / Tongan - 9780995106581 | English / Hindi - 9780995106550 |

English / Simplified Mandarin - 9780995106758

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