"Row, kiwi, row your boat, out from the wooden pier. Come hunting for a taniwha, we're sure there's one round here." Jump aboard and join the fun as three kiwi and their friends search for a cheeky taniwha. KA PAI!
Te Reo Maori lyrics by Ngaere Roberts. Sung by Pio Terei.
Picture books - NZ
New Zealand friends Pukeko, Kiwi and Hoiho go on a journey. Join them in their waka, perform actions and sing along while you row, row, row. With bonus CD, book and song in English and Maori.
Maaori translation team: Justin Kereama, Tania Solomona
Sung by Paul Inia
Music by Richard Larsen
Whoever heard of a bird that can't fly? And what about one that grunts like a pig? Kiwi must surely be the dullest, dumpiest bird there is. "Real" birds with colourful feathers and beautiful songs look down on poor little Kiwi from their lofty tree-top perches.
But when da... read more
It is a peaceful morning and Scarface Claw is happily snoozing in a spot in the sun, tail curled around and feet tucked in. Suddenly, there was a shudder and sway, the whirr of an engine, then off and away. And then off goes the truck down the drive - with Scarface ON... read more
NZ birds galore in this new counting book! Young children will love spotting familiar birds in this fun text from Dave Gunson. From `One noisy seagull, asking to be fed' to `Thirteen sleepy moreporks, slowly waking in the trees', the birds are just asking to be counted. There is al... read more
Over a thousand years ago, the wind, sea currents and stars brought people to the islands that became known as Aotearoa, the land of the long white cloud.
Navigate your way through this sumptuously illustrated story of New Zealand. Explore the defining mom... read more
Kapai 'flies' over a big albatross and makes some special new friends when he visits the beach. The uniquely kiwi Kapai series has delighted New Zealand children since its first picture book was published in 1995, and its iconic humour is as relevant today as it was over twenty years ago.
Kapai nearly flips a feather when his friends Tamatea and Uncle Slim take him bungy jumping! The uniquely kiwi Kapai series has delighted New Zealand children since its first picture book was published in 1995, and its iconic humour is as relevant today as it was over twenty years ago.
Kapai and his friend Tamatea visit the Franz Josef glacier and encounter some very cheeky keas. The uniquely kiwi Kapai series has delighted New Zealand children since its first picture book was published in 1995, and its iconic humour is as relevant today as it was over twenty years ago.
Illustrator Heather Hunt has teamed up with writer Kennedy Warne to produce a natural history book for children. It's my Egg (and you can't have it) captures the reality of life for a kiwi trying to hatch an egg, fending off attacks from cats a... read more
Tere the Tui and Taitu the Takahe are two very different sorts of birds: one loves to flit and twirl about in the sky, while the other prefers to rustle around in the undergrowth.
Tu Meke Tui! is a story of friendship, courage and discovering that sometimes it's our differences which make us truly special.