Helping time-pressured teachers to use our books in classrooms is a long-term goal of the Oratia Books team. So we're pleased to have just launched free Teacher Resources for three of our NZ Series books. The resource sheets are available for free download from our website for the latest addition to the series, the stunning Weather and Climate New Zealand, along with The New Zealand Wars and Pioneer Women. Links to each resource are on the respective book pages.
Weather and Climate New Zealand by Sandra Carrod Our complex and changing weather patterns explained in simple text and stunning graphics for readers of all ages Once in a while there comes a book so informative that its publishers end up thanking the author for all she’s taught them. Weather and Climate New Zealand is such a book. Drawing on her years as a teacher and navigator, Sandra Carrod takes the windy science of meteorology and makes it a breeze to understand.
The River in our Backyard Te Awa e Pātata Rawa Ana by Malcolm Paterson Illustrated by Martin Bailey You don’t need an overseas trip to encounter centuries of history and unique environments, as the Sharing Our Stories books reveal. The River in our Backyard /Te Awa e Pātata Rawa Ana is the fourth in the series and the first to be fully bilingual in English and te reo, both written by Malcolm Paterson. It also includes Tamil language, and publishes just ahead of the Diwali festival.
Footprints on the Land How Humans Changed New Zealand by Richard Wolfe It must have been a hell of a shock. After millions of years of isolation, New Zealand’s unique flora and fauna suddenly felt the stir of human footprints just over 800 years ago. In the blink of an eye in terms of the Earth’s history, the last large landmass to be settled by humans changed in ways impossible to reverse.