A B Seek was created by a NZ mum as a fun book for her daughter. Each page is a new colour (with the Te Reo word as well) then a huge list of items to find – see the gallery photo for examples.
Its a beautiful hard cover book with paper pages. Perfect for around age 2-6. Happy finding!
Aroha Knows is about connecting with nature and exploring the outdoors. It is the second book in the popular Aroha’s Way series.
A soft cover picture book with a very natural feel.
Written by Craig Phillips
The Aroha’s Way series is an amazing way to teach kids how to connect with their feelings. Grab all three books as a set and SAVE! Its the perfect present for a daycare to say thanks OR for an end of year teacher present (especially if you have three kids).
Set as pictured:
1x Aroha’s Way
1x Aroha Knows
1x Let it Go
Kowhai and the Giants is a NZ picture book by new author Kate Parker. It follows Kowhai as she sees the decimation of the forest in Aotearoa New Zealand as the land is settled and the hope that one day, a might forest can be achieved – one small seedling at a time. A story of hope and resilience.
As a visual artist, the images are stunning – each created with layers of paper then photographed to form the images in the book.
Grab this cute Kuwi Kiwi board book set for a special price! Buy both and save!
Kuwi’s First Egg tells the story of a kiwi who has never had an egg before. She doesn’t know what eggs like so takes him for a walk. The book follows her adventure with her egg back to her nest where the egg breaks then hatches! Kuwi is very surprised! She has never had a chick before…..
Kuwi’s Very Shiny Bum is a cute story about the true meaning of Christmas. Kuwi and her son make presents for all the other forest creatures – useful and helpful things that they ALL appreciate.
Both books are small and perfect for little hands. They are sure to become a favourite with children and adults alike! The illustrations are amazing and have lots of hidden meanings and Kiwi-isms that are lots of fun to spot.
One of those books that ALL parents can relate too. All Kuwi wants is a cup of tea in peace but… Huwi, her son, starts off with a CRASH, clunk, clash and BUMP!
This story is entertaining for both kids and adults with many entertaining and delightful additions to the pictures to spot.
Kuwi’s Rowdy Crowd
Written and Illustrated by Kat Merewether.
Kuwi’s Very Shiny Bum is a story about the true meaning of Christmas – family and friends rather than presents. Add it to a Christmas eve box for a snuggly end to the evening.
Written and Illustrated by Kat Merewether its a true Kiwi story with amazing illustrations that will be a highlight for both kids and adults!
Sleepy Kiwi board book is the perfect gift for a baby shower right through to a toddler AND can be used again as a first reader. The pictures are simple and all in black and white for focusing practise for young babies. As a cute board book with thick pages, it can stand on its own and will take a bit of toddler thrashing!
The Sleepy Kiwi story follows Sleepy Kiwi sleeping all day and staying up all night looking after me.
We’re proud to stock a range of books by Kiwi authors. Yes we can send directly overseas! Please send us a message.
Sunflowers Don’t Grow in Winter is written by Emily Holdaway it follows her son Ziggy as he plants sunflowers in summer and they grow and flower (as we’d expect). He then decides to plant more seeds in winter but we all know sunflowers don’t grow in winter. It encourages thinking outside the box and following your own dream. It is beautifully illustrated by Craig Phillips.
This book is an amazing gift on its own to encourage reading and is suitable for both girls and boys from around age 3 (paperback). Pair with a packet of sunflower seeds and/or gardening tools for a unique and useful present.
Title: Sunflowers Don’t Grow in Winter
Author: Emily Holdaway
Illustrator: Craig Phillips
Published by Wildling Books
Printed in Malaysia
Kuwi suddenly has an egg. What should she do with it?
This beautifully illustrated children’s book is the Te Reo version. English also available. A simply stunning gift.
Looking for a book with a Kiwi feel? The Goodbye Chair is set in Auckland (spot the Sky Tower on one of the beautifully illustrated pages) plus it has Te Reo and NZ Sign Language.
This Nicholas Story starts with Nannie feeling sad that its time to go home. Nicholas comes up with a plan to make Nannie happy again.
Look out for other other books in the Nicholas series – The Chill Out Chair and The Sava Chair
Tu Meke Tuatara is a classic Kiwi tale.
Tahi Tuatara is feeling ever so glum and bored. Roger Ruru is trying to cheer him up but nothing is working. Then they hear a cry for help. The two friends race off to help and Tahi discovers helping others helps him feel better. This book has themes of friendship, helping others and empathy.
The illustrations are by Flox (a reknown Kiwi artist) who uses vibrant colours and realistic imagery. The characters are life-like and could step off the page! An added bonus is a “finding section” of 32 NZ critters and plants that are hidden in the pages of the story!
See Tu Meke Tui for a similar story.
This hardcover, board book is made to be treasured and will entertain from a young age.
Size: 24cm x 24cm
(Bodysuit available from our Birthday section)
Tu Meke Tui is a story of friendship, courage and discovering that sometimes it’s our differences which make us truly special.
With beautiful, realistic illustrations by Flox, this paper back picture book by Malcolm Clarke is one to be treasured. In the back there are 9 creatures to find that have been hidden in the story illustrations.
Note: This book is available in English and Te Reo as a paperback and English as a hard cover board book.
See also Tu Meke Tuatara (available as a hard cover board book).