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Masterton’s Michelle O’Connell had a dream of turning World War One commemorations into works of art accessible to children. Three picture books later, Miss O’Connell is launching Tinui: The Last Post at the Masterton Public Library on 22 April.
The book tells the story in pictures and words of one of the young pariticipants at the Anzac Day commemoration in the small Waiararapa town of Tinui.
A book to be shared and enjoyed with young children about a Pukeko who thinks he is a duck. But the ducks at the pond are not keen on his long legs or bright feathers, until one day, when danger looms, Pukeko proves his usefulness...
Author and illustrator Caroline Mead is an early childhood teacher.
Dunedin māmā Kitty Brown and Kirsten Parkinson (Ngāi Tahu) have had a “massive” response to their unique, bilingual books from the NZ public. When sales reached over 5000 books and following two reprints for the fledgling publishing company, Reo Pēpi, the pair knew they better fast track production for further editions. A second series of Reo Pēpi books will be launched this Saturday April 8th with a whānau friendly party at the University Book Shop in their hometown Dunedin.
In early 1914 Frank Wilson and his two close friends, Tom Davis and Robert Sutherland, are growing up in Oamaru in the South Island of New Zealand. The coming war in Europe arouses the hopes and dreams of a generation of young men. The pressure becomes irresistible and one by one the boys become soldiers. Frank delays his decision but in 1916 a strange encounter shocks him into enlisting.
The Broken Bullock Cart is a simple story (with illustrations) of a boy in rural India who finds a broken bullock cart under a haystack, takes help to fix it, gets the owner of bullocks interested, and enters bullock cart races. They win and come back to a hero’s welcome at the village.
The Broken Bullock Cart by Kersie Khambatta Published by Mr. Kersie Khambatta.