Holiday Reading 2006

Information Books, including poetry and folktales

cover: I spyAtkinson, Carol Magic eyes : I spy New Zealand history
Bishop, Gavin Riding the waves : four Māori myths
Crimp, Daryl Crimpy’s cooking for kids
A wild and wacky cooking book with recipe names such as ‘Yumlets’, ‘Swamp rot on bark biscuits’ and ‘Cheesed-off chook’.
Lyons, SueEdmonds beginner’s cookbook
Davidson, Leon Red haze: Australians and New Zealanders in Vietnam
Duval, Stu The room of 100 hundred locks
Seventeen stories, each with a dilemma to solve. Clues are hidden within each story and the reader is invited to solve each mystery or problem.
cover: Bird’s eye viewGill, Maria Bird’s-eye view: through the eyes of New Zealand birds
Taking a novel approach to the habits and habitats of thirteen New Zealand birds this engaging work focuses on what, and how much, birds actually see.
Hakaraia, LibbyCelebrating Matariki
Explains what Matariki is, how, where and when the constellation can be seen, and explains the importance of Matariki in Maori life and culture.
cover: Best and bravestHarper, GlynBest and bravest: Kiwis awarded the Victoria Cross
Holt, Sharon You can make your own jokes
Morris, Rod The kakapo
Peat, Neville Winging it! : the adventures of Tim Wallis
Reed Samoan picture dictionary
Swadling, Irene New legends of Aotearoa : New Zealand birds
Taiaroa-Smithies, Karen Legends of Ngatoro-i-rangi
Ngatoro-i-rangi was the navigator of the Te Arawa canoe. After he arrived in Aotearoa he claimed the lands that became those of Tuwharetoa.
cover: Te Pou Kara The FlagpoleTonkin, Keith Te pou kara = The flagpole
"By the time I was ten, I was determined to travel to the edges of the Earth. One day in 1844, my chance came. My voyage across the great oceans from America to the great fish of Maui would change my world forever and almost cost my life."
Tonkin, Keith Te tupuna maunga o Parihaka = The ancestral mountain of Parihaka
"Even though I am now old and my skin is wrinkled, I still remember Te Ra ao te Pahua, The Day of Plunder. More than a thousand Pakeha soldiers came to our village, Parihaka, armed with guns and swords."
Torckler, Gillian and Darryl Destination Southern Lakes New Zealand
A guide to New Zealand’s Southern Lakes District.
Umaria, Sam Going to the dentist