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Māori Education Guide: Māori Resources: Primary and Secondary

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Picture Books  

Picture books are usually the first books that parents share with their children. The library holds a number of picture books filed by the name of the author. There is also a collection of English language picture books that have been translated into te reo Māori.

Search the catalogue using the keywords:  "Childrens stories Maori" or “Māori language stories” and the subject, e.g. “childrens stories Maori” identity

Whakawhiti Chapter Books

The Whakawhiti chapter books contain a single theme but cover a range of subjects that are both fiction, and non-fiction stories. They are intended as independent recreational resources written specifically for students in Years 7-9 who have highly developed Māori language skills. They can also be read by adults who are highly proficient in te reo Māori. The books are filed by the name of the author.

Search the catalogue using the keywords: “Maori language readers” or “Māori language chapter books” and the subject, e.g., Maori language readers emotions

He Kohikohinga Readers

He Kohikohinga is a miscellany of stories aimed at Years 3-5, from middle to senior primary school students. It is written specifically but not exclusively for students who are in Māori total immersion schools. The stories highlight different writing techniques to assist in improving and enhancing literacy skills including poetic writing, narratives, articles, and plays. 499.44286 KOH

Te Tautoko Readers

Te Tautoko is a miscellany of stories aimed at Years 7-8. It is written specifically but not exclusively for students who are in Māori total immersion schools.899.44208 TAU

Search the catalogue using the keywords: “Maori language readers” and the subject, e.g., Maori language readers emotions

Te Wharekura Readers

Te Wharekura is a miscellany of stories aimed at Years 11-13 with a high proficiency in te reo Māori.
899.44208 WHA

Eke Panuku Graphic Novels

Eke Panuku has been created to appeal to reluctant readers and is a reading resources designed in a contemporary comic-book style. Full of amusing topics and serial stories designed to capture the imaginations people of all ages. 899.44208 EKE

Toi Te Kupu

Toi Te Kupu is a Māori language newspaper specifically designed for but not exclusively for students who attend Māori total immersion schools. For students and adults with a medium to high level of Māori language proficiency, covering a range of topics within te ao Māori. 059.994 TOI

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