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    Award winning author of children's picture books and junior novels.

    Pipi and Pou and the Waves of Destruction

    Pipi and Pou and the Waves of Destruction

    Coming June 2024

    Huge tides are swamping the coast and overrunning the homes of a coastal town. Nan believes it isn’t what it seems,      

    Pipi and Pou and the Firewoman

    Pipi and Pou and the Firewoman

    Coming June 2024

    One of the local boys has arrived home telling of a frightening woman who attacked him in the local forest,

    The book that wouldn't read

    The Book that Wouldn't Read

    Some people find it hard to read - the boy in this book does. But there are books that make you read them and they open up fantastic worlds.....

     

    Pipi and Pou and the 100 Legs of Terror

    Pipi and Pou and the 100 Legs of Terror

    'Āe tika, it's been in the news,' Minister Reihana continued. 'All of our kauri have been under threat of disease, yet there is something else going on with...

    Pipi and Pou and the Tentacles of the Deep

    Pipi and Pou and the Tentacles of the Deep

    Award Winner

    Opening her throat, Nana gave an almighty karanga, calling to the moana. She told the sea who she was, and where she had come from. The tohunga...

    Pipi and Pou and the River Monster

    Pipi and Pou and the River Monster

    Pipi and Pou want to spend the day reading but Nana says they have to go up north - someone needs their help. Yet when they get there....

    Pipi and Pou and the Raging Mountain

    Pipi and Pou and the Raging Mountain

    Finalist

    Pipi and Pou are looking forward to a weekend of screen time but Nana has other ideas. The earth is shaking down south and Nana wants to find out why.

    Rona Moon

    Rona Moon

    Award Winner

    Rona Moon gets angry with everyone - her brother, her Nana and Papa. Then one night, she calls the moon stupid!

    White Moko

    White Moko

    White Grandchild

    Raised in violence, the product of rape, Tim Tipene not only survived, he found how to accept and then overcome the hurt ... to achieve the ultimate revenge - a successful life.

    Mrs Battleship

    Mrs Battleship

    Tim Tipene tells tales from his childhood. sometimes humorous, often horrifying, but the real story, and the lesson it brings, comes from the reasons for his actions and the kindnesses he found along the way.

    Maui - Sun Catcher

    Māui - Sun Catcher

    Award Winner

    Māui is a boy who lives with his mother and four older brothers in a city where the day is never long enough to get things done. Māui decides this has to change.

    Bullies and Warriors

    Bullies and Warriors

    The Warrior Kids Novel

    Going to school is a misery for Sean. Whatever he does to avoid the school bully, Mark Thomas and his mates always catch up with him. Then the students join Warrior Kids. A programme that...

    Kura Toa Warrior School

    Kura Toa Warrior School

    Haki feels the road under his head. He isn't sure if he has survived the car crash, he isn't even sure if he cares. Then an old man appears.

    Warrior Kids - Warrior Training for Children

    Warrior Kids -Warrior Training for Children

    Warrior Kids is a pioneering programme that over 28 years empowered thousands of children across New Zealand, many of them from challenged backgrounds.

    Patu

    Patu

    Jahnine tried to shake the patu from her grasp, but the weapon held fast. It was a part of her. Life is challenging for 16-year-old Jahnine Bryne.

    Hinemoa te toa

    Hinemoa te toa

    Hinemoa the warrior

    Award Winner 

    Hinemoa was tough.

    'I am a warrior,' she'd say, 'Hinemoa te toa - just like my ancestors.'

    Is there anything Hinemoa is afraid of?

    Rewa finds his Wings

    Rewa finds his Wings 

    Rewa works at a job he doesn't enjoy; he often imagines being a bird and flying away. His worried mother sends him to a tohunga, a wise man.

    Haere Farewell, Jack, farewell

    Haere. Farewell, Jack, farewell 

    Award Winner

    A death is mourned, a birth is celebrated, and a little girl sees that life comes full circle. A poetic and moving tale.

    Taming the Taniwha

    Taming the Taniwha 

    Award Winner

    Tama needs to find out just how to tame the meanest, greenest taniwha he's ever met ...

    The Wooden Fish

    The Wooden Fish 

    Award Winner

    Hanseni wants to help his mother and father but he is too little. Then one day the fishermen of the village return with no fish and the villagers have to go hungry.

    Ngati Kuri Proud

    Ngāti Kurī Proud

    Journal Story

    How did the iwi, (tribe), Ngāti Kurī get their name. This is a pakiwaitara – a traditional Māori story that explains natural phenomena or why something is the way it is.     

    I Dream Morning

    I Dream Morning

    Anthology Story

    I dream. I dream morning, when it is still dark and Te Marama, the moon, a luminous orb, is shining in the sky like pāua.     

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