In the third of his Maui books, Donovan Bixley re-tells the story of how Maui captured the secret of fire. The traditional tale but with Donovan’s unique twist and trademark humour. The pictures are bright and bring their own level of humour to the book.

Maui and the Secret of Fire (#3 Tales of Aotearoa)
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In this fresh retelling of How Māui Fished Up the North Island, Donovan Bixley applies his unique twists and trademark humour to this much-treasured story. Māui is reimagined as a cheeky younger brother, on the type of hilarious fishing trip with the ... read more

How Māui Fished Up the North Island (Tales of Aotearoa #1) HB
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Who loves tomato sauce? This whole family does but they all like different sorts, from the upside down bottles and the little tubs at the local fish and chip shop to their own very secret recipes.
But wha... read more

I Love Tomato Sauce!
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A humorous and insightful picture book, the story shows kids how kiwi parents job-share the hatching of their chicks. Relative to their size, female kiwi produce one of the largest eggs in the world, and, after hatching, they are so exhauste... read more

Mr Kiwi Has an Important Job PB
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Once, the mighty tohora, or southern right whale, was a common sight in winter off the coast of Aotearoa. But it proved to be an easy target for the 19th-century whalers, and was soon driven to the edge of extinction. In the 20th century, however, it became a protected speci... read more

Tohora: The Southern Right Whale (PB)
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Benji is a mischievous young lad who lives on a farm. Things keep happening to him.Funny things, silly things, scary things.But are they real?

Skiddies
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Mum goes out to work and Dad works from home. He's there in the day to do things but he's pretty clumsy and forgetful and his cooking is dreadful. Sometimes the kids laugh, saying that he must be the most hopeless Dad in the world. But of course they know he isn't really. He can be good fun and when t... read more

Our Dad
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Series:Tales of Aotearoa
Awards:Finalist in the Picture Book Awards for the 2020 NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

Donovan Bixley re-tells the story of HOW Maui slowed the journey of the sun through the sky each day! The traditional tale but with Donovan's unique twist and trademark humour. The pictures are bright and bring their own level of humour to the book. Darryn Joseph en... read more

How Maui Slowed the Sun (Tales of Aotearoa #2)
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Will the egg EVER hatch? This is a story for all children eagerly awaiting a new sibling. 'When Baby wakes up, will she hop and jump?' 'Not yet, Kiwi Iti, these things take time.' Helen Taylor's gentle text and exquisitely detailed illustrations show that growing... read more

Kiwi Baby
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"I can't share with sheep," said Wolf. "I . . . ah . . . have a tendency to eat them. It's in my nature." But would Lamb listen? No! He bleated on and on, determined to be Wolf's knitty-knotty new housemate . . .

Sharing with Wolf
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Series:Hairy Maclary and Friends
Reading Level:4-5

Slinky Malinki Catflaps is a hilarious rhyming story by Lynley Dodd. Slinky Malinki wakes from a cosy sleep, stretches and slips out through the catflap and into the night. He's soon joined by his friends Greywacke Jones, Butterball Brown, the Poppadum kittens and the rest of the ga... read more

Slinky Malinki Catflaps (PB)
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Whats that there, can you see? I wonder what that thing can be, in the hole beneath the tree. Its part of the Kauri Family. Join adored childrens entertainer Suzy Cato in this catchy and playful sing-along that celebrates among trees and the wonderful wildlife that is at home in the forests o... read more

The Kauri Family
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