Kids’ Club Review by Hannah: Malala

Malala : my story of standing up for girls’ rights / Yousafzai, Malala

This book was really cool because it was written by Malala herself! She writes about her struggles of trying to go to school while living in Pakistan in a time where girls weren’t allowed to go to school. Malala continued to fight for freedom even after she was shot on her way to school by the Taliban (a terrorist group). This book was really interesting. I recommend it for ages 8 and a half and up.

5 stars

Reviewed by Hannah from Brooklyn and , 5 years old

Matariki – Māori New Year


Kia ora koutou,

Matariki is a time to celebrate, remember and plan. It is a time to be together and to share and learn new skills.

One way to find out more about Matariki could to to explore Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand 

Would you like to listen in Te Reo, English (or both!) to this story woven with magic, love and adventure?

The Seven Stars of Matariki / Te Huihui o Matariki by Toni Rolleston is a beautiful book to read about Matariki. It’s available in English, and te reo. Check out the videos below.

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You might want to keep practising your New Zealand Sign Language AND your Te Reo! Learn some more sign by watching  19 year old Tuhoi Henry (Te Uri o Hau).

Image Courtesy of SyndeticsThen, you could borrow the book Matariki and keep improving your signing. Ka rawe!




Pop over to the Wellington City Libraries and explore our Tamariki section here

You will find some great tools to help you improve your Te Reo.

Ngā mihi.