Book list

Toataiao (Protect, Restore, Explore!) - Written by Wiki Papa


This activity book is a bilingual guide to the living ecosystem of Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari. Readers are invited to reflect, observe, listen, look and feel what it’s like to be part of a living ecosystem, where everything, big and small, has an important role to play.


*Available for $25.00 in the Sanctuary Mountain visitor centre retail shop.


Recommended author: Andrew Crowe

Andrew Crowe series:

  • A life-size guide to… (insects, native trees, the beach)

  • A mini guide to the identification of… (insects, native trees, birds, spiders)

  • Which… (New Zealand insect, New Zealand spider, native plant, native tree)




New Zealand Bird Calls CD by Lynnette Moon, Geoff Moon, John Kendrick and Karen Baird


Recommended book series: ‘In the…’ by Ned Barraud and Gillian Candler


Also recommended by Gillian Candler and Ned Barraud:


Also recommended by Ned Barraud:


Invaders: Animals from elsewhere that are causing trouble here by Nic Vallance and Rod Morris


Wild buddies… and Baddies: Friendships and unusual relationships in nature by Nic Vallance and Rod Morris



The Nature Activity Book: 99 Ideas for Activities in the Natural World of Aotearoa New Zealand by Rachel Haydon


Dave Gunson New Zealand wildlife activity book series:


Recommended author Kat Quin Mereweather

(Kat is a local artist and author and ambassador for Kiwis for Kiwi. Her father is one of our incredible volunteers!)


Kuwi & Friends Maori Picture Dictionary: Kat Quin and Pania Papa


Kuwi the Kiwi series


24 Hours In the Kiwi Bush: Gillian and Darryl Torckler



Traditional Maori Legends by Warren Pohatu


Maui and other Maori Legends by Peter Gossage


Little Kiwi’s Matariki by Nikki Slade Robinson



Teacher Talk - ECE Resources


  • Matariki Resource kit

  • Bugs of Aotearoa A4 poster

  • Nga atua colouring booklet


New Zealand Native Bird Poster for your classroom!

NZ native bird poster (incl. shipping) – PFNZ Trust Online Shop