Kay Benseman and her niece and nephews have been our main reviewers of books in te reo Māori for 2018. Kay tells us her top te reo selections for this gift-giving season. Kiwi Tahi rāua ko Kiwi Rua, nā Stephanie Thatcher i tuhi, nā Ngaere Roberts ngā kōrero i whakamāori This tale of two kiwi who wake up their forest friends to play with them all night long, is bright and cheerful and has an easy appeal to young readers. The illustrations are really likeable and we can recogni
This month, Kay Benseman and her niece and nephews are reviewing four recently published books, including translations of older English editions and a bilingual book, too. From Tauranga Moana, Hinengākau Cameron is 12 years old, her tungāne, Te Kaponga and Mangō-Ururoa are nine and just newly seven years old respectively. Ko Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Rangiwēwehi, Ngāti Hinerangi ō rātou iwi. Detail from Te Hīnga Ake a Māui i te Ika Whenua o Aotearoa, he mea kōrero anō nā Donovan
He mātanga reo. He kaiako. He kaituhi. He māmā. Hei tautoko i Te Wiki o te reo Māori 2018 kua whakarae atu tātou ki Te Hiku o te Ika, ki a Tākuta Karena Kelly (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine). I ēnei marama nei kua rewa tōna whakamāori i te pukapuka nei, a He Wāhi i te Puruma, nā Julia Donaldson, hei kai mā te nohinohi kōrero Māori. I waimarie a Tarakona-Vini Olsen-Reeder kia noho atu ki a Karena i tētahi wharekai o Pōneke, i te kuhunga atu ki ngā pō Tangaroa o Hōngongoi. He kata, he kō
Do you want to be sure you're getting top-shelf books for your favourite people this Christmas - or on any gift-giving occasion? We are making it easy for you! Here is our selection of the very best New Zealand picture books of 2017. The Longest Breakfast
by Jenny Bornholdt, illustrated by Sarah Wilkins
Published by Gecko Press
RRP $30.00 In this delightful story Jenny Bornholdt shows us a family getting up and making breakfast, through fun little flashes of conversation.