Kia ora, Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Ni sa bula vinaka, Namaste, Kia orana, Taloha ni, Ia orana, Fakaalofa lahi atu, ‘Alii, Malo ni, Halo Olaketa, Mauri, Aloha mai e and warm Pacific greetings!

I’m David Riley, aka the “Reading Warrior.” Thank you for visiting. I write books and teaching materials for young people and educators, with a special focus to engage and inspire reluctant readers. My goal is to improve young people’s literacy, help them to learn more about their cultures and inspire them with stories of positive role models and achievers. I hope readers will recognise something of themselves and their backgrounds in the books and that they’ll see it’s possible to achieve your dreams with determination, faith, hard work and the support of good people. Most of all I hope they’ll see that reading can actually be pretty cool!

While you’re here, you could check out my Books, see what I’ve been up to, or read some of my thoughts about education, reading and life in my Blog.


I love to visit schools, libraries, galleries and any other places or events that encourage children, young people and educators. As well as being a writer, I have over 20 years experience as an educator – teaching young people and leading Drama/English departments at Tangaroa College, a magnificent high school in Otara, South Auckland!

Here are some of the things I can do in a visit to your organization: Read 2 Succeed, Reading Warriors, Writing Warriors, Workshops for Educators and much more!

Checkout the Workshops page for more info or complete the Workshop Form or email me and I’ll get something organised for you.

Thanks again for coming by.

Nga mihi mahana (warmest greetings to you).


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