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New Zealand
Reading List

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Books are a great way to supplement your learning and expand on topics. Here are a few that we recommend for New Zealand.

We have included some for both you and the kids! If you have found some that you think would be great for other club members, please drop us a line through the contact form here so we can add them to the collection.

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Lots of fun facts and information about New Zealand. Explore the active volcanoes and fjords. Includes a section on the capital city and more.

A beautiful story about the act of kindness and what an impact it can have.

A travel style book where you tag along with Dinobibi and Jack and they discover what New Zealand has to hold.

This is a beautifully illustrated book teaching how to journal and using the plants and animals of New Zealand to do so. Great as a starting point for nature journalling.

What makes a bird a bird? A great question! Kiwi and Little Blue take the question and learn all about the common threads that make a bird a bird.

An autobiography by Kiwi Tom Enright. Covering his 45 years of flying career. From being a member of the RNZAF aerobatic team to flying Boeing 747s  

Written by Edmund Hillary, his account of the first ascent of Everest with Tenzing Norgay. 

Another book about conquering Everest but aimed at younger readers. Beautifully written and illustrated.

A fun book for the pre-schoolers. A book and a song, learn it in both English and Māori. 

Celebrate Matariki, the Māori new year and learn about all the stars to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. Written in English and Māori. 

A memoir by the renowned storyteller Witi Ihimaera where he writes about what it was like to grow up Māori.

A true life adventure of a homeschooling family who take an adventure to the South Island. The first book in a set of 3. If you have ever considered worldschooling, read this for inspiration.

This book is for teens/adults interested in Indigenous philosophies or methodologies. It includes teaching notes and discussion questions.

Learn about the skills of the Polynesian navigators and how they master the seas without instruments for navigation. 

The story of Paralympian Sophie Pascoe and how losing her leg in a lawn mover accident helped her learn about the power of positive thinking and over coming the hurdles in front of her.

Bookshelf Must-Haves

These are great addition to the bookshelf no matter where in the world you are currently studying

This photographer and writer team travel the world meeting kids and learning about their festivals and celebrations. 

Meet children from all over the world, learn about their everyday lives from rural farms to inner cities. 

A fun world atlas with lots of illustrations and snippets of information that kids just have to keep dipping into.


A beautifully illustrated book that takes you from the crystal caves in Mexico to the Blood falls in Antarctica...

Other Resources

Montessori 3-part cards, educational packs and previous released 193 Little Adventures packs.

Tips and tricks on how to get stuff done with kids underfoot, Montessori help and how to run a business and be a great mom!

Daily snippets to help you help your kids plus random facts and trivia from around the world

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