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New picture book honours a whānau’s love for koro

Sep 07, 2021

Out today: Blimmin’ Koro Kātahi rā, e Koro e!
by Jill Bevan-Brown, illustrated by Trish Bowles, te reo Māori translation by Māhaki Bevan-Brown.
This bilingual story honours a whānau’s love for their koro/grandpa, who has dementia.

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Oratia Books proud to publish international LGBTQI books banned in Hungary

Aug 16, 2021

Two board books for pre-school readers that have provoked a storm in Europe are now available in New Zealand and Australia. Bedtime, Not Playtime! and Early One Morning feature rainbow families in stories that simply show them living their daily lives.

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The New Zealand Wars

Jul 06, 2021

Respected historian Matthew Wright has condensed his years of research and writing on the New Zealand Wars into this concise guide for readers of all ages.

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Oratia garners international award at the world’s largest children’s book fair

Jun 15, 2021

West Auckland publishing house Oratia Media has won the BOP Bologna Prize as Best Children’s Publisher of the Year 2021, Oceania at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in Italy. 

Oratia had been shortlisted in the Oceania section alongside four outstanding Australian publishers at this year’s virtual fair.

The prestigious BOP prize is awarded each year to publishers from six regions ‘for the creative nature of the editorial choices they have made during the previous year.’

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