Book Review


Tane Māhuta has a forest

Rebecca Larsen The moment I introduced Tane Māhuta Has a Forest to our tamariki, I had an intrigued audience. They recognised the adventurous characters Pūkeko, Kiwi and Hoiho from Row, row, row your waka, a well-loved CD story at our kindergarten. When the familiar tune of “Old MacDonald” started to play, the tamariki began swaying

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The sound of breaking glass

Kirsten Warner This is Kirsten Warner’s first novel – and with an eclectic creative life including journalism (and writing for Ako, go Kirsten!), music and poetry, The Sound of Breaking Glass is jam-packed with ideas, experiences and observations. In the early stages of the book, it’s almost too jam-packed as if a life’s worth of

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Why is that lake so blue?

Simon Pollard Planning a science or natural history unit? Not sure where to start? This book is for you. Written by Dr Simon Pollard, biologist and award-winning author, this authoritative guide to New Zealand’s natural wonders has a wealth of information and inspiration for busy teachers. Written especially for young New Zealanders, it provides a

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Where’s my jumper?

Nicola Slater This book is good if you have a little sister! We liked the pictures of the different animals, and there is lots to look at and talk about in each page. Marti liked to lift the flaps and the holes you can look through. At first I was worried about the jumper but

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