(The Māori New Year)

$24.99 incl GST

Our Matariki book is an award winner! It won the Teachers’ Choice award for the Best Resource in Te Reo Māori at the CLNZ Educational Publishing Awards in November 2015. There are many reasons why teachers and children adore this book, which follows an extended whānau through a day of Matariki celebrations. It’s a perfect fit for your Matariki focus in early childhood and primary school, and the beautiful song is like a soothing lullaby.

Listen to an excerpt from the song

Take a look inside


  • Repetitive sentence structure: “He pai ki ahau….” (I like the….)
  • Vocabulary for some aspects of Matariki and the Māori culture
  • Singalong CD which turns the book into a catchy song
  • English translation
  • List of activity ideas to make this much more than a fun book to do on the mat!
  • Information about Matariki, the Māori New Year
  • Guitar chords

What others say about Matariki:

My experience as an early childhood teacher is needing great interactive books that focus on relevant themes and can be easily implemented into planning topics. All Sharon’s Te Reo Singalong books offer this. One in particular is Matariki. It’s a book that children can understand, appreciate and even interact with Māori culture. The illustrations are colourful and very attractive, the song is very catchy and my children love this immensely. For me however, there is that underlining importance of whānau, tradition and language. I would recommend anyone of these books.
Tawhi Paenga

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