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A Pukeko In A Ponga Tree is a wonderful New Zealand adaption of the popular song The Twelve Days of Christmas.
Instead of the classic partridge in a pear tree, we have the Aotearoa New Zealand version, the pukeko in a ponga tree!
Early in the morning, just before dawn, the first sweet sounds of singing birds floated through the quiet forest.You will find, The Little Kiwi and the Noisy Morning book is about Little Kiwi and Little Sister as they take a walk through the bush. Lift the flaps to help them find all the birds that make the dawn chorus.
It’s time for Little Kiwi to go to bed but where is he? Join his mum on a search through the New Zealand bush as she tries to track him down. Time for Bed Little Kiwi is a new adventure in our popular Little Kiwi series of story books. This one is a lift the flap book!
365 Incredible Science Experiments Ever wanted to learn how to make your own eruptive volcano? How about a crystal star or a bubble-powered rocket? These are some of the fantastic things you can create with 365 Incredible Science Experiments! Discover the secrets of science through hundreds of experiments that will challenge and entertain you. You […]
How The Kiwi Lost Its Wings by Alwyn Owen is a popular New Zealand childrens story.
It tells the story of how the brave little kiwi sacrifices its wings and beautiful feathers to help Tane save the forest.
Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls is a children’s book packed full of 100 stories about 100 incredible women, from every corner of the globe.
‘Every girl can become a hero’
Go Girl by Barbara Else is a truly inspirational collection of true stories about NZ women who have done extraordinary things.
Discover Planet Earth is the perfect reference for all things Earth. Learn about many features of our world, from rocks and deserts, to glaciers and rivers.
Haka, by Patricia Grace, is the story of the great Ngāti Toa chief Te Rauparaha and how he came to compose the haka 'Ka Mate, Ka Mate'.
: Patricia Grace
: Andrew Burdan
Publication Date: 18 Sep 2015
This book is also available for purchase in store at Wellington Museum.
A kiwi classic and one of Margaret Mahy’s best-loved creations, this is a tale about the nature of stories and imagination and where the line between them and reality can blur, especially in the mind of a child.
The Fish of Maui by Peter Gossage retells the story of Maui and his jealous brothers, who don't want him to come fishing with them. However Maui is cleverer than they are, and one day not only does he trick them, but he catches the best fish of all – Aotearoa New Zealand. Simply told with vivid illustrations, this traditional classic is an instant favorite with children.
Based on the traditional Maori legend of Te Ika a Maui; how Maui caught the Great Fish that is the North Island of New Zealand.
Peter Gossage's superbly retold stories of Maui are now New Zealand classics. The legends surrounding Maui are told in their many forms all over New Zealand and even across the Pacific. Find more of his stories in Wellington Museum and at Space Place.
Author: Peter Gossage
Illustrator: Peter Gossage
Suggested level: 5-9 years old
This product is also available for purchase in store at Wellington Museum.
How Maui Slowed the Sun is a story by Peter Gossage that retells the legend of how Maui tamed the sun to help the people of his village.
“Every day we have to rush to do our chores and gather our food before the sun sets. Why should we be slaves to the sun? I will catch the sun before it rises, and teach it to travel slowly across the sky!”
Faced with days that are too short and nights that are too long Maui comes up with a plan to slow the sun’s passage through the sky. With the help of his brothers, Maui sets out for the home of the sun to catch it and make it move more slowly.
Author/Illustrator: Peter Gossage
First Published 2011
Recommended for ages 5 to 9.
This product is also available for purchase in store at Wellington Museum and Space Place.
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