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Zapped! Chapter 2: Tidy-Bot Goes to School
by Renata Hopkins
illustration by Scott Pearson
This is the second chapter (out of four) in a humorous science-fiction story designed to “hook” year 3 students into reading chapter books by themselves. In this chapter, things go awry again when the twins take Tidy-Bot to school.
Rātā me te Rākau
retold by André Ngāpō
illustrated by Andrew Burdan
This is a retelling of the traditional Māori tale of Rātā and his quest to find a tree to make a waka. In his haste, Rātā forgets to ask permission from Tāne-mahuta, the god of the forest, and finds that each time he chops down his chosen tree, it is mysteriously restored the next day.
Greedy Cat and the Chooks
by Joy Cowley
illustrated by Robyn Belton
When Katie visits Aunty, she is dismayed to find that Aunty won’t let Greedy Cat inside. Instead he has to stay outside with the chooks. This proves to be a big problem for Greedy Cat and one that he is determined to solve …
by Georgina Barnes
This report provides information about the Kiwileles, a ukulele orchestra made up of New Zealand school students. It focuses on the experiences of students at East Tamaki School and includes a description of some of the steps involved in learning to play a ukulele.
The Ukulele Maker
by Bronwen Wall
Dave Gilberd is a luthier, a maker of stringed instruments. This report describes how Dave makes a ukulele. A note at the end of the report provides additional information about how the ukulele got its name.
This journal includes a linked article, “The Kiwileles”, which provides information about students who play in a ukulele orchestra.
by Steph Matuku, Illustrations by Isobel Te Aho-White
When the strawberries in the garden start to mysteriously disappear, Huia suggests a rāhui to make sure there will be enough berries to share on her mother’s birthday.
by Maria Hansen
illustrated by Kat Chadwick
While she is at the market with her mother, Scarlett notices a colourful scarf waving and twirling on one of the stalls. The scarf seems to be waving at her … This is the beginning of a series of unusual events for Scarlett and her friends.
Nian, the New Year Monster
A Chinese tale, retold by Chris Tse
This story sets out to explain the origin of the Chinese New Year festival. It tells how a mysterious old man helps a village to get rid of Nian, a rampaging monster who has been terrorising the villagers at the start of every spring (on the first day of the Chinese New Year). The story is told in the style of a traditional folk tale, but its origins are thought to be more recent.
by Vasanti Unka
While Tiger sleeps after a night of hunting, Rabbit, Elephant, Monkey, and Snake are awake and moving about. One by one, they discover the sleeping tiger and quickly move out of danger, but then foolish Frog comes along...