New Zealand Books

This range of books are by New Zealanders or about New Zealand
  • Life Isn't Fair
    Living life with a physical disability from birth means a hard road ahead for anyone, but Ian McDonald has taken it all in his stride and through tough times and good, he has led what some people would describe as a relatively normal yet in some respects, extraordinary life despite his disability. This has seen him treated well by his family and friends, but who survived his school years being mercilessly bullied by other children. As his life has gone on, he's come up against discrimination in the workplace, discrimination by potential and actual employers, been sacked from his 'job of a lifetime' for being too good at it and through all this has had some unbelievable successes along the way. Ian's life is a rich tapestry of good and bad, but all through it we can see his ability to keep a smile on his face and shrug off the bad times shines through.
    NZ$ 35.00
  • Nana's Garden Surprise
    Written by a Greytown local super star Michelle Dawnson is a great story for kids all ages. This picture book introduces children to the delights of gardening and learning gardening skills from grandparents.

    Every day after school, Tom goes to Nana's house and enjoys digging in the garden, pulling out the weeds and watering the garden. Today when Tom arrives, Nana has a surprise. 'Close your eyes and no peeking Tom.' Says Nana. 'I have a surprise for you!' 'What could the surprise be?' wondered Tom.
    NZ$ 25.00
  • Kiwi Jumbo Colouring Book
    144 pages of colouring fun. Incorporating lots of New Zealand themes including landmarks, landscapes, animals, sports and outdoor activities. 100 gsm paper ' excellent quality

    Measurements: 285mm x 210mm
    NZ$ 11.00
  • Dreams of Moa
    UTHOR: Carly Waddleton
    ILLUSTRATOR: Megan Salole

    HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHAT IT WOULD BE LIKE TO SAIL THE PACIFIC, BALLET DANCE IN PARIS OR STROLL ON THE MOON?

    I know a Moa that had such dreams. '...the Moa were dreamers so brave and true, They were never afraid to try something new.' This is a book for anyone who dreams of big adventures.

    In Dreams of a Moa young readers will meet a moa with big dreams in this quirky tale full of laughter, energy and a few surprises. The story is firmly anchored in New Zealand, with the illustrations celebrating Aotearoa's flora and fauna.

    Debut Christchurch author Carly Waddleton says the idea for the book was triggered by her son's curiosity about the moa, combined with her desire to encourage him to follow his passions.

    'I wanted the book to be about encouraging everyone to give your dreams a try even if you have challenges ' like the moa, a bird without wings. In the illustrations you will see that the main character actually has a prosthetic leg. I hope this subtle inclusion illustrates that anyone and everyone can go after what they dream of.'

    DIMENSIONS: 230 mm x 250 mm
    PAGES: 24
    STOCK: Hardback on 160gsm woodfree
    ISBN: 9781991179869
    NZ$ 25.00
  • Tu Meke Tui
    ILLUSTRATOR: Flox
    WRITER: Malcom Clarke

    Tu Meke Tui is a story of friendship, courage and discovering that sometimes it's our differences that make us truly special.

    Tere the Tui and Taitū the Takahē are two very different sorts of birds; one loves to flit and twirl around in the sky, while the other prefers to rustle about in the undergrowth.

    Tumeke is a New Zealand Māori word which means to startle or take fright. In recent years, tu meke (as two words) has developed as a colloquial phrase meaning 'too much' and is used to express excitement or being shaken up.

    Measurements: 240 mm x 240 mm
    Language: English
    NZ$ 20.00
  • Kuwi's Rowdy Crowd
    AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR: Kat Quin (formerly Merewether)

    Following on from the hugely popular Kuwi's First Egg, Kuwi's Huhu Hunt and Kuwi's Very Shiny Bum books.

    Kuwi the Kiwi attempts to find a moment of peace and quiet in the chaos of parenthood, but everywhere she turns the volume just gets louder. Tap-dancing tomtits, Karate-kicking kokako and other noisy native friends join in the rowdy fun, until Kuwi can't take any more...

    The quirky and quintessentially Kiwi illustrations will have both adults and children laughing out loud, with a humorous storyline familiar to parents everywhere. Young readers will be delighted by the fun noises they can make to match each illustration, and as they guess which creature will pop up next. The story also holds a heartwarming and subtle message about being happy with what you have.

    DIMENSIONS: 240 mm x 240 mm
    PAGES: 36
    BIND: Matte laminated soft cover. Stitch perfect bound.
    ISBN: 9780994136459
    NZ$ 20.00
    Out Of Stock
  • The Kiwi Colouring Book
    Children will love this kiwi colouring book, hours of fun and entertainment. 56 page 100gsm paper.

    Measurements: 285mm x 210mm
    NZ$ 7.00
    Out Of Stock
  • Tu Meke Tuatara
    Tahi the Tuatara is down in the dumps and no matter what his friend, Roger the Ruru tries, nothing seems to change his mood. It's not until they answer a cry for help that their journey takes an unexpected turn. Tu Meke Tuatara! is a story about empathy, friendship and discovering that sometimes the best way we can feel better about ourselves, is to help someone else.

    Measurements: 240 mm x 240 mm
    Language: English
    NZ$ 20.00
    Out Of Stock
  • Kuwi's First Egg
    AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR: Kat Quin (formerly Merewether)

    Kuwi is a young and confused kiwi who has found herself alone with her newly laid egg. She had never had an egg before... A funny and heart-warming story for the early learner. Kuwi is an endangered brown kiwi, She lays her first egg. She has no idea what she is supposed to do with the egg, or what the 'purpose' of the egg is. She only knows she should care for it. Follow her feather raising antics.

    DIMENSIONS: 230 mm x 230 mm
    PAGES: 36
    STOCK: Matte Laminated Soft cover.
    BIND: Stitch Perfect bound.
    ISBN: 9780473299095
    NZ$ 20.00
    Out Of Stock
  • Kuwi's Huhu Hunt
    AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR: Kat Quin (formerly Merewether)

    Kuwi the Kiwi decides to take Chick on his first huhu hunt. They could make huhu hangi, huhu hummus and huhu BBQ...

    Kuwi is an endangered brown kiwi and a new mum with a very fussy chick. Will she ever find Chick any huhu to eat?

    A simple celebration of the parent/child bond written for young children with a story parents can enjoy and relate to. Amazing, detailed, vibrant illustrations with wee native gems hidden throughout the book The second in a series that is fast becoming a New Zealand classic.

    DIMENSIONS: 240 mm x 240 mm
    PAGES: 36
    BIND: Matte laminated soft cover. Stitch perfect bound.
    ISBN: 9780473325275
    NZ$ 20.00
    Out Of Stock
  • Kuwi's Very Shiny Bum
    AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR: Kat Quin (formerly Merewether)

    With the soft jingle of bells, a mysterious gift falls from the sky. Kuwi knows just what to do and sets off to give lovely gifts to all her friends so they too can join in her happiness. But things don't go to plan when her friends forget to say "thank you".

    DIMENSIONS: 240 mm x 240 mm
    PAGES: 36
    BIND: Matte laminated soft cover. Stitch perfect bound.
    ISBN: 9780994136404
    NZ$ 20.00
    Out Of Stock
  • Kuwi & Friends He Puna Ngohe Activity Book
    On order email greytown@vibrancegifts.co.nz to order your copy.

    The Kuwi & Friends Maori Picture Dictionary He Puka Ngohe - Activity Book is a fun, easy-to-use and relevant workbook, for those wanting to learn, practice and use everyday words in te reo Māori. While our dictionary holds the answers, the activity book allows the reader to practice in a creative way, to help to retain their reo Māori learnings. Packed with challenges, activities, and games, all utilising visual cues from the dictionary, can assist with retention of language, to recall spoken and written words. Following the award-winning Kuwi & Friends Māori Picture Dictionary, Kat Quin & Pānia Papa have come together again, to share a series of Māori language resources - designed for those at the beginning of their learning journey.

    DIMENSIONS: 297 mm x 210 mm x 20 mm
    BIND: Paperback
    PAGES: 96
    NZ$ 35.00
  • Kuwi & Friends Māori Picture Dictionary - He Papakupu Whakaahua
    On order email greytown@vibrancegifts.co.nz to order your copy.

    Te Reo Māori Translation by Pānia Papa - Nā Pānia Papa ngā whakamāoritanga.
    English Text and Illustration by Kat Quin - Nā Kat Quin ngā tuhinga reo Pākehā me ngā whakaahua.

    The Kuwi & Friends Māori Picture Dictionary (He Papakupu Whakaahua) is a fun, easy-to-use resource for those wanting to discover, learn and use everyday words in te reo Māori. The illustrations are designed to help with comprehension, particularly for younger learners. Visual cues can assist with retention of language, to recall spoken and written words.

    A hard-cover book with 68 fully illustrated pages, in a large format (265 x 345mm), in vibrant full colour, with over 1000 te reo Māori words, translated into English. Embedded with gorgeous Kuwi the kiwi (and friends) illustrations.

    Designed for everyday use, in the whānau (family), kura (school) and for all New Zealanders.

    A portion of the sale of each Kuwi product is donated to Save the Kiwi. To date, over $50,000 has been donated from book sales!

    DIMENSIONS: 260 mm x 340 mm
    BIND: Hardback
    PAGES: 64
    ISBN: 9780994136497
    NZ$ 35.00
  • My First Kiwi ABC Board Book
    Help your baby learn their alphabet this chunky first words board book featuring lots of well know kiwi themes. A bright and colourful first toddler board book that the young and parents will enjoy sharing together.

    Measurements: 225mm x 193mm
    NZ$ 17.00
  • Cape Palliser Lighthouse on Rock
    The photo is of Cape Palliser Lighthouse on a lovely day. Card comes with white envelope.

    Photo by Michelle Dawson (2024)

    Measurements: 18.3cm tall x 11.3cm wide
    NZ$ 8.00
  • Cape Palliser Lighthouse with Stairs
    The photo is of Cape Palliser Lighthouse on a lovely day. Card comes with white envelope.

    Photo by Michelle Dawson (2024)

    Measurements: 18.3cm tall x 11.3cm wide
    NZ$ 8.00
  • Ngawi Gone Fishing
    Gone fishing, see you another time! Sea fishing at Ngawi in the waters of the Cook Straight.

    Photo by Michelle Dawson 2024.

    Measurements 11.3cm tall x 18.3cm wide
    NZ$ 8.00
  • Ngawi Tractor Towed Fishing Boats
    Ngawi fishing village with old tractors to haul the fishing boats in and out of the wild waves of the Cook Straight.

    Photo by Michelle Dawson (2024)

    Measurements: 11.3cm tall x 18.3cm wide
    NZ$ 8.00
  • Santa is Coming to New Zealand Colouring Book
    Follow Santa as he travels through New Zealand. Learn all about New Zealand and enjoy the fun activities and pages to colour in.

    Format 275mmx215mm 32 pages
    NZ$ 8.00
  • Te Tou Pīataata o Kuwi in Te Reo Maori
    Nā Kat Quin i tuhi
    Written and Illustrated by Kat Quin

    Nā Pānia Papa i whakamāori
    Translated by Pānia Papa

    Te Tou Pīataata o Kuwi - Te reo Māori translated version of Kuwi's Very Shiny Bum.

    With the soft jingle of bells, a mysterious gift falls from the sky.
    I runga i te tatangi māriri o ngā pere, ka taka iho tētahi koha rerekē i te rangi.

    A portion of the sale of each Kuwi product is donated to Save the Kiwi. To date, over $50,000 has been donated from book sales!

    Measurements: 230 mm x 230mm
    Language: Te Reo Maori
    NZ$ 20.00
  • My First Kiwi 123 Board Book
    Help your baby learn Numbers 1-10 in this chunky first counting board book featuring lots of kiwi animals such as pukeko, tuatara, tui and of course blue ducks. A bright and colourful first toddler board book that the young and parents will enjoy sharing together

    Measurements: 225mm x 193mm
    NZ$ 17.00

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