Monthly Archives: May 2023

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Picture book helps kids feel okay about diverse families

Tōku Whānau Rerehua – My Beautiful Family By Rauhina Cooper Illustrated by Isobel Joy Te Aho-White Publishing in time for the annual Schools Pride Week, Tōku Whānau Rerehua tells of a young girl’s experience learning that all families come in all types, and all can be beautiful.

2023-05-30T09:35:44+12:00May 30th, 2023|Children's books, Diversity|

Oratia Books Catalogue 2023

The Oratia Books Catalogue 2023 is out now in print and digital form.  The new-look catalogue is 32 pages in length, offering the scope to showcase the 16 new books we are publishing this year, along with over 100 backlist titles. This year brings a more diverse range of books than ever, from an ever-more diverse inhouse team — as noted in the catalogue introduction that follows with screenshots of relevant pages.

2023-07-03T14:56:42+12:00May 22nd, 2023|Catalogue|

Ngā Atua – Māori Gods returns in bilingual paperback

A new paperback edition brings Robyn Kahukiwa’s beloved Ngā Atua – Māori Gods into te reo Māori thanks to a fine translation by Kiwa Hammond.  Robyn dedicates her book to her mokopuna so they can learn  of  ‘the supernatural beings who are important to the Māori people of Aotearoa New Zealand’.  In the hands of an internationally renowned artist, Robyn Kahukiwa brings to brilliant life the pantheon of Māori deities. 

2023-05-16T12:50:25+12:00May 15th, 2023|Children's books, Māori|