A selection of reading covering all ages mainly from Murupara Library's permanent collection. More books are available to request from Whakatāne District Library and to access as e-books from the on-line library catalogue.
When he wakes from his dream, Hohepa decides that he must make a talking stick for his family because they are forgetting the old ways. He chooses a piece of kauri, and works on it every day. Little by little the talking stick begins to take shape. What had seemed to be dead was coming to life.
Pounamu is raised by her grandmother who shares her knowledge of weaving, food collection songs and stories. One day Pounamu's grandmother shares an even more special treasure, stones which have a magical power.
The Awa Book of New Zealand Science Rebecca Priestley (Editor) This landmark anthology of writings will excite readers of all ages about extraordinary scientific discoveries made by New Zealand scientists.
Scoop and Scribe are two young reporters searching for the secret of Matariki. This search takes them around New Zealand as a mystical kaumatua takes them to find the seven stars of Matariki. Story includes Māori vocabulary and factual information about Matariki. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.