Māori Language Week
As part of Māori Language Week we are highlighting some of the resources we have in the children's library.
We have a number of children's titles available in both English and te Reo so you can read the same story in two languages.
Te pohū / The bomb by Sacha Cotter
In this story about being true to oneself, a boy searches for the secret to doing the perfect bomb into the water. With training from Nan, an expert and former champion, and by listening to his own voice, he finds his unique style and pulls off a wonderful, acrobatic, truly awe-inspiring bomb.
Kiwipihi / Kiwicorn by Katherine Q Mereweather
A cute and funny story about being unique. Illustrations and text help children to understand their emotions and to open a light-hearted dialogue about diversity. The Kiwicorn story can help parents and teachers to convey the important message that we're all different from each other and being different is awesome!
Ngā hoa hoihoi o Kuwi / Kuwi's rowdy crowd by Katherine Q Mereweather
Kuwi the Kiwi attempts to find a moment of peace and quiet in the chaos of parenthood, but everywhere she turns the volume just gets louder. Tap-dancing tomtits, karate-kicking kokako and other noisy native friends join in the rowdy fun, until Kuwi can't take any more.
Ngā mea kei rō moana, e whakapā mai ana! / Things in the sea are touching me by Linda Jane Keegan
This light-hearted rhyming story follows the experience of a little girl’s day at the beach with her two mums, as she unexpectedly encounters a range of sea life – with a fun twist at the end! We all know that breath-catching feeling of something brushing past our shins as we wade out to the waves, or stepping on something slimy in the sea, this story uses humour to tackle the fear.
Kei reira ngā weriweri / Where the wild things are by Maurice Sendak
When Max wears his wolf suit and makes mischief, he is sent to bed without his supper. But in his room a forest grew and Max sails to the land of the wild things where he becomes their king.
Te rātaka a tama hūngoingoi: te hautaka a Greg Heffley / Diary of a wimpy kid: Greg Heffley's journal by Jeff Kinney
Greg records his sixth grade experiences in a middle school where he and his best friend, Rowley, undersized weaklings amid boys who need to shave twice daily, hope just to survive, but when Rowley grows more popular Greg must take drastic measures to save their friendship.