Engaging tamariki to enjoy reading (HOW (characters that tamariki can…
Engaging tamariki to enjoy reading
Awatea's Treasure, Awatea and the Kawa Gang
'I don't think there's anything like Awatea stories'
USP: There's nothing like Awatea's stories - i.e NZ Junior Fiction set in Rural NZ
Stories that reflect the realities and aspirations of young tamariki
A lack of appropriate material to capture the attention of Māori students, boys, and children of the age this book is designed for.
"I believe there is not enough NZ fiction to meet the needs of our tamariki, especially Māori from 9-13 years of age."
characters that tamariki can relate to / connect with
suspense, humour, a strong sense of belonging the reader can easily fall into
goodies vs baddies
Set in rural Aotearoa
"Lured many young adults back to reading"
children aged 7-11
1960's during simpler times