Manukura: The little white kiwi (preschool/primary age)
True story by world-renowned writer Joy Cowley about the beautiful rare white kiwi Manukura in picture book format for young children.
When a rare white kiwi was born in captivity at Pukaha Mount Bruce, Maori recognised this as something very special – a treasure and a sign of new beginnings.
In this beautiful picture book Joy Cowley tells the story of Manukura the little white kiwi and offers an uplifting message to all young New Zealanders.
Oku Moe Moea (secondary age)
Victory would seem to have it all. He is growing up in one of the most beautiful locations on earth, surrounded by generations of his people. But this gifted boy struggles as his eyes are opened to the anguish of a society in change and he reaches for meaning in his life through art. Oku Moe Moea – The dream which is bigger than I am has been acclaimed by teachers and commentators as a moving novel examining the role art plays for young people in enabling the survival of creativity in the young.
Rising Tide (primary age)
This New Zealand written book is an engaging story that follows Ari and his family through some big events. The book explores themes of worry, family bonds, self-belief, resilience and self-doubt. Additionally, at the conclusion of the story a very good Appendix is provided that both explains this disability and includes exercises for adults on how they can help a child or children in this situation.
For free digital and audio copies of this title visit https://www.theworrybug.co.nz/rising-tide.html