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Award-winning Bilingual Book Now In New Paperback Edition

Tuesday, 5 March 2024, 5:43 pm | Oratia Books

Back in an attractive paperback edition is the award-winning book that helped launch Darryn Joseph as a leading author and promoter of children’s literature. Darryn had penned a score of readers for Māori immersion education, before Whakarongo ki ... More >>

Newest Addition To New Bum! Series Surfs The Wave Of Latest Viral Video Sensation

Monday, 4 March 2024, 6:52 pm | Oratia Books

An Australian posting of the famous ‘Scottish Granny’ reading of I Need a New Bum! late last year renewed the viral sensation of this New Zealand-published series — with close to 9 million views worldwide! My Dad’s Runaway Bum extends this ... More >>

Debut Author Pens Bilingual Story Of Gender Fluidity, Diversity And The Power Of Poi

Wednesday, 7 February 2024, 2:25 pm | Oratia Books

Publishing during Pride Month, Rere Atu Taku Poi! | Let my Poi Fly! is the story of a boy who learns that being different takes courage and makes us who we are. <img src="" ... More >>

Sweeping Stories Of The Sea And Personal Growth From Those Who Have Sailed The Iconic Spirit Of Adventure

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 5:22 pm | Oratia Media

‘All a trainee needed to feel — could not help feeling — was that their feet were on the decks of something pretty big, and change was happening all around them just by the motion that happened when the wind blew.’ In A Spirit Companion, distinguished ... More >>

New Book In NZ Series Explores The History Of Our Diverse Migrant Nation, From The First Settlers To The Latest Arrivals

Monday, 13 November 2023, 12:32 pm | Oratia Books

Despite all New Zealanders being either migrants or descendants of migrants, until now there has been no single book on the topic. New Zealand Migration fills that gap for general readers, while also aligning with the new history curriculum. In ... More >>

One Of The Greatest Accounts Ever Of Pacific Settlement Is Republished

Tuesday, 17 October 2023, 4:13 pm | Oratia Books

One of the greatest accounts of Pacific settlement ever published is returning with a new foreword in Oratia’s New Zealand Classics series. Truly a masterpiece of Pacific studies, Vikings of the Sunrise marks an attempt by the great Te Rangi Hīroa ... More >>

New Children’s Book Empowers Visually Impaired Character And Celebrates Diversity

Thursday, 12 October 2023, 9:28 am | Oratia Books

Publishing for World Sight Day, 12 October, and Blind Low Vision Week, Lucky Me tells the story of a boy who feels very lucky to have a brother like Mateo — who is visually impaired. <img src="" ... More >>

Seasonal Editions Of International Bestselling New Bum Series Hit Stores Simultaneously In NZ, Australia, US And UK

Tuesday, 3 October 2023, 10:47 pm | Oratia Books

With trick or treating and Christmas shopping just around the corner, the hero of the New Bum! books is going all seasonal! And when bestselling kiwi author-illustrator team Dawn McMillan and Ross Kinnaird get in on the act, fun takes over from Halloween ... More >>

Bilingual Book Brings To Life The Many Colourful Phrases, Jokes And Spicy Sayings In Te Reo Māori

Thursday, 31 August 2023, 2:43 pm | Oratia Books

A new book by scholar Hona Black lifts the curtain on all the humour, wit, innuendo and play that distinguishes everyday te reo Māori. Te Reo Kapekape (literally, ‘the language of poking fun’) will make readers cry with laughter, engage in lively ... More >>

Leading Children’s Author Pens Innovative Book That Will Inspire Reluctant Readers In English And Te Reo Māori

Thursday, 31 August 2023, 11:08 am | Oratia Books

Setting out to attract the sort of reluctant reader he used to be, author and youth counsellor Tim Tipene happened upon a neat idea: a book that takes over and effectively reads itself! In The Book that Wouldn’t Read — and the Māori edition Te Pukapuka ... More >>

Oratia Books’ Library Of Teacher Resources Now Extends To The NZ Series

Friday, 28 October 2022, 11:23 am | Oratia Books

Helping time-pressured teachers to use books in classrooms is a long-term goal of the Oratia Books team. With this in mind, the company has just launched free Teacher Resources for three of its NZ Series books. The resource sheets are available for ... More >>

Newest Picture Book In Sharing Our Stories Series Connects Kids With Local Heritage

Monday, 17 October 2022, 12:01 pm | Oratia Books

You don’t need an overseas trip to encounter centuries of history and unique environments, as Oratia’s Sharing Our Stories books reveal. The River in our Backyard is the fourth in the series and the first to be fully bilingual in English and te reo, both ... More >>

The Late Te Arawa Leader Set Out His Life And Frank Views On Education And Racism In A Book Due Out In November

Wednesday, 24 August 2022, 1:25 pm | Oratia Books

Moe mai, moe mai, moe mai rā e te rangatira. Rest in peace, chief. Oratia Books joins with the Curtis whānau, friends, colleagues and Te Arawa iwi in mourning Dr Sir Toby Curtis (Ngāti Rongomai, Ngāti Pikiao), who passed away on 17 August. Knowing ... More >>

Updated Version Of Classic Dictionary Explains Essential Māori Vocabularly For New Generation

Tuesday, 16 August 2022, 2:13 pm | Oratia Books

Two outstanding talents came together to create one of New Zealand’s very first illustrated dictionaries in 1965. Publisher and author A.W. (Clif) Reed and illustrator Roger Hart created the book that yer, understanding that pictures provide an invaluable ... More >>

Sought-after Guide To Pounamu Returns In Enlarged Edition

Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 4:25 pm | Oratia Books

The late Len Gale was not only a superb craftsman in many materials, but also a teacher who had the gift of explaining creative processes in simple terms. That shines through in a smart new edition, published by Oratia this week, of his much-appreciated ... More >>

New Edition Of Standard History Of Gallipoli Reflects Major Revision Of Official Numbers

Monday, 11 April 2022, 6:43 pm | Oratia Books

The definitive account of New Zealand’s role in the disastrous 1915 Gallipoli campaign, when a British-led expeditionary force met the Turkish army in an attempt to wrest control of the Dardanelles, comes alive in a well-illustrated and brilliantly ... More >>

Kiwi Author And Turkish Illustrator Join To Create Children’s Book That Fosters The Bond Forged At Gallipoli

Tuesday, 5 April 2022, 12:19 pm | Oratia Books

It’s cause for hope when countries that were at war can transcend that enmity, even when separated by thousands of kilometres. That is what New Zealand and Turkey share — a deep friendship that is commemorated each 25 April on the Gallipoli Peninsula. ... More >>

Battlecruiser New Zealand – ‘biography’ Of A Ship That Defined The Country’s Imperial Past

Tuesday, 16 November 2021, 11:39 am | Oratia Books

HMS New Zealand is arguably the most famous ship ever to serve for the country, even though it was under Royal Navy colours. It has hitherto featured only in general naval histories, so this week’s publication of The Battlecruiser New Zealand by ... More >>

Seminal Work On Indigenous Māori Theology Back In Print After Several Years

Tuesday, 9 November 2021, 12:28 pm | Oratia Media

A seminal work of theology and spirituality by Northland church and community leader, the late Pā Henare Tate, is now updated and available again after several years out of print. <img src="" ... More >>

Extinct NZ Animals Come Back To Life In Dawn McMillan's Third Nature Story Book

Tuesday, 2 November 2021, 10:05 am | Oratia Books

‘I thought a child’s view of extinct animals was a fun idea with an important message of conserving endangered species,’ says bestselling author Dawn McMillan. From that idea emerged There’s a Moa in the Moonlight , published by Oratia this ... More >>





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