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White Sunday in Sāmoa
by Sarona Aiono-Iosefa
photographs by Jill MacGregor
This factual recount describes how a young Sāmoan boy, with the support of his family, gets ready to celebrate White Sunday. There is a glossary of Sāmoan terms and extra information about White Sunday at the end of the book. This book is also available in five Pasifika languages in the Tupu series.
The New Cat
by Joy Cowley
illustrated by Robyn Belton
This story is about Greedy Cat arriving at Katie’s house as a kitten, and it describes how he gets his name. The New Cat is best read after you have shared the big book Greedy Cat so the students are already familiar with his personality and with the concept of “greediness”.
How Kiwi Saved the Forest
retold by André Ngāpō
illustrated by Isobel Joy Te Aho-White
This tale is set at a time in the mythical past when Kiwi can fly, but when the trees of the forest are dying. When Tāne-hokahoka (guardian of the birds) and Tāne-mahuta (guardian of the trees) ask each bird to come and live on the forest floor and eat the insects that are destroying the trees, only Kiwi is prepared to give up his life in the sky.
I’m the King of the Mountain
by Joy Cowley
illustrated by Dick Frizzell
In this lively, rhythmic text, suitable for sharing across all levels, a flea boasts that he is King of the Mountain, only to have the title snatched from him by a bigger, more threatening neighbour. The title is repeatedly relinquished as bigger, more intimidating animals come along, but the clever flea, using a little trickery, wins back the day.
Wētā Went Walking
written by Kay Hancock
illustrated by Fraser Williamson
When Wētā goes walking in the bush, Rat decides to go hunting ... Will Wētā be safe? Does he know Rat is following him?
This dramatic, open-ended story is ideal for fostering students’ enthusiasm and confidence as readers. The rhythmic, repetitive language encourages and supports students to read along with the teacher, even from their first day of school.
Written by Kiwa Hammond
Illustrated by Adele Jackson
When Mahi and her cousin Hani go to Nan’s house after school, they tell her about their school project – to write about something that is a taonga to them. After talking with Nan, both children realise what they will write about.
While this story has particular relevance to Māori students, many students will identify with the ideas of whānaungatanga (special family relationships) and taonga (a treasure or something that is special to a person).
The Crocodile’s Christmas Jandals
by Margaret Mahy
illustrated by Gavin Mouldey
The crocodile loves his new Christmas jandals. But while he is at a beach barbecue, the waves steal away one of his blue jandals and all he can find is a left-foot red jandal. Later in the week, the crocodile wears the odd jandals to a football match. He discovers that he is sitting next to a girl who is wearing his jandal! They are both delighted to have found their missing jandals, and as well as finding his missing jandal, the crocodile is very happy to have found a new friend.