Māori & Pasifika Books 2023!

Maori & Pasifika, Coalition for Books
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The Coalition for Books

Jul 09   ●  min read   ● 

We are pleased to share this beautiful book list specially prepared by The Coallition for Books. You won’t have a dull day this year. Happy reading!


LIST OF TITLES

Click on each title to read more about each book.

How to Loiter in a Turf War by Coco Solid / Penguin Random House NZ
Te Wehenga by Mat Tait /Allen & Unwin
Kāwai: For Such A Time As This by Monty Soutar / Bateman Books
Straight Up by Ruby Tui / Allen & Unwin
Always Italicise: How to write while colonised by Alice Te Punga Somerville / Auckland University Press
Beats of the Pa‘u by Maria Samuela / Te Herenga Waka University Press
OU TE ALOFA I LO’U AIGA: My Family by Oka and Deborah Sanerivi / Ma’au Books
NOQU MATAVUVALE: My Familyby Oka and Deborah Sanerivi / Ma’au Books
OKU OU OFA I HOKU FAMILI: MyFamily by Oka and Deborah Sanerivi / Ma’au Books
Out of the Egg bilingual editions by Tina Matthews / OneTree House
Lei Loves / Petelo Peeks by Dahlia Malaeulu, illustrated by Darcy Solia / OneTree House
Sina’s Busy Day / Luka Looks by Dahlia Malaeulu, illustrated by Darcy Solia / OneTree House
Moana Oceania: Cook Islands – Kūki ’Airani by Jean Tekura Mason / Oratia Books
Moana Oceania: Sāmoa by Dahlia Malaeulu / Oratia Books
Fale Samoa by Dahlia Malaeulu / Mila’s Books
Siva Afi Teine Toa by Dahlia Malaeulu / Mila’s Books
Grandpa’s Siapo by Dahlia Malaeulu / Mila’s Books
The Worm and the Whale by Lisala Halapua / Talanoa Books
The Mouse and the Ant by Lisala Halapua / Talanoa Books
Of Course You Can! Bilingual editions by Karen Hinge, illustrated by Nicky Siever / OneTree House
Samoan Heroes by David Riley / Reading Warrior
Tongan Heroes by David Riley / Reading Warrior
Cook Islands Heroes by David Riley / Reading Warrior
Niue Heroes by David Riley / Reading Warrior
Losi the Giant Fisherman by Dahlia Malaeulu / Mila’s Books
Pipi and Pou series by Tim Tipene, illustrations by Isobel Te Aho-White / OneTree House
Illustrated Māori Dictionary by A.W. Reed Illustrated by Roger Hart / Oratia Books
Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art by Nigel Borell / Penguin Random House NZ
Tāngata Ngāi Tahu | People of Ngāi Tahu Volume 2 by Helen Brown, Michael J.Stevens (eds) / Bridget Williams Books
Te Motunui Epa by Rachel Buchanan / Bridget Williams Books
Becoming Pakeha by John Bluck / HarperCollins
Towards a Grammar of Race by Arcia Tecun, Lana Lopesi, Anisha Sankar (eds) / Bridget Williams Books
Belonging anti-Blackness by Owen Eastwood / Hachette Aotearoa New Zealand
The Best of E-Tangata Volume 2 by Tapu Misa, Gary Wilson (eds) / Bridget Williams Books
He Reo Tuku Iho: Tangata Whenua and Te Reo Māori by Awanui Te Huia / Te Herenga Waka University Press
Kāinga Tahi, Kāinga Rua by Fiona Cram, Jessica Hutchings, Jo Smith (eds) / Bridget Williams Books
A Fire in the Belly of Hineāmaru by Melinda Webber and Te Kapua O’Connor / Auckland University Press
WhānauKai by Naomi Toilalo / HarperCollins NZ
Tikanga by Keri Opai / Upstart Press
Kai by Christall Lowe / Bateman Books
Mokorua by Ariana Tikao. Photo essay by Matt Calman. Te reo Māori text by Ross Calman / Auckland University Press
Wawata — Moon Dreaming by Hinemoa Elder / Penguin Random House NZ
Tūnui | Comet by Robert Sullivan / Auckland University Press
Echidna by essa may ranipiri / Te Herenga Waka University Press
Ngā Whakamāoritanga by Brian Friel and Hemi Kelly / Te Herenga Waka University Press
The Grandmothers of Pikitea Street/ Ngā Kuia o te Tiriti o Pikitea by Renisa Viraj Maki. Illustrated by Nikki Slade Robinson / Oratia Books
Pūkeko Counts to 10 by Ben Brown Illustrated by Helen Taylor / Penguin Random House NZ
Ko Īhaka me te Manuwhiri i Puta Ohorere mai by Kirsty Wadsworth, Pānia Papa and Zak Waipara / Scholastic New Zealand
Te Pakanga a ngā Maunga. Battle of the Mountains by Peter Gossage Translated by Hēni Jacob / Penguin Random House NZ
The Māori Picture Dictionary by Ross Calman & Margaret Sinclair. Illustrated by Josh Morgan & Isobel Te Aho-White / Penguin Random House NZ
E Oma, Rāpeti / Run, Rabbit by Norah Wilson, Pānia Papa and Kimberly Andrews / Scholastic New Zealand
Kua Kore He Moa, E Hoa by Melinda Szymanik, Pānia Papa and Isobel Joy Te Aho-White / Scholastic New Zealand
Koro Written and illustrated by Gavin Bishop / Gecko Press
E Hoa Written and illustrated by Gavin Bishop / Gecko Press
Row Row Row Your Waka by Rebecca Larsen / Bateman Books
Pounamu Pounamu by Witi Ihimaera / Penguin Random House NZ
The Wrong Woman by J.P. Pomare / Hachette Aotearoa New Zealand
Tauhou by Kōtuku Titihuia Nuttall / Te Herenga Waka University Press
The Dawnhounds by Sascha Stronach / Simon & Schuster
Better the Blood by Michael Bennett / Simon & Schuster
Te Koroua me te Moana by Ernest Hemingway Translated by Greg Koia / Auckland University Press
Pasifika Navigators — Pasifika Student Poetry Collection / Mila’s Books
This Land 1: The Search for Māui by Mark Abnett and P.R. Dedelis / Scholastic New Zealand
This Land 2: The Fall of Tāne by Mark Abnett and P.R. Dedelis / Scholastic New Zealand
Teine Samoa by Dahlia Malaeulu / Mila’s Books
Tama Samoa by Dahlia Malaeulu and Mani Malaeulu / Mila’s Books
A New Dawn by Emeli Sione. Darcy Solia / Mila’s Books
Ko e Pongipongi Fo’ou by Emeli Sione. Darcy Solia / Mila’s Books
Ross Taylor: Black & White by Paul Thomas / Upstart Press
The Art of Talanoa by Sitiveni Halapua / Talanoa Books
Sevens Sisters by Rikki Swannell / Upstart Press
Fono: The Contest for the Governance of Sāmoa by Peter Swain/ Te Herenga Waka University Press

READ AN EXTRACT

Hare Pota me te Whatu Manapou by J. K. Rowling. Translated by Leon Heketū Blake. Narrated by Pānia Papa and Tiare Tawera / Auckland University Press

Puripāha by Witi Ihimaera Translated by Ruth Smith / Auckland University Press

Te Ruānuku by Paulo Coehlo. Translated and narrated by Hēmi Kelly / Auckland University Press


Publishers

#PenguinRandomHouseNZ #Allen&Unwin #BatemanBooks #AucklandUniversityPress #TeHerengaWakaUniversityPress #Ma’auBooks #OneTreeHouse #TalanoaBooks #Mila’sBooks #OratiaBooks #ReadingWarrior #Simon&Schuster #BridgetWilliamsBooks #HarperCollinsNZ #Hachette #ScholasticNewZealand #GeckoPress #UpstartPress


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