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  • Lisa Carrington Wahine Toa by David Riley

    Lisa Carrington: Olympic Champion

    $4.95$24.95 + GST

    Lisa Carrington tells the story of how a girl from Ōhope, Whakatane, became one of the most dominant athletes in the world. You’ll find out how Lisa made history as the first Maori to win an Olympic gold medal. You’ll learn how to use challenges in your own life as motivation. And you’ll discover that no matter where you come from, it’s okay to dream big!
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  • Stacey Waaka Wahine Toa by David Riley

    Stacey Waaka: World Champion Rugby Player

    $4.95$24.95 + GST

    Stacey Waaka follows Stacey’s journey from Ruatoki to the rugby stadiums of the world. Read about some of the many challenges she’s been through, including a terrifying bus crash, and how she overcame them. Find out how her faith, family, friends, coaches, teachers and culture have guided and powered her to aim high in life.
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  • Pasifika Coastwatchers by David Riley

    Pasifika Coastwatchers

    $4.95$29.95 + GST

    On Sunday 7 December 1941, Japanese fighter planes attacked American ships in Pearl Harbour, Hawaii. New Zealand, Australia, the United States and Britain declared war on Japan.
    And the Pasifika Coastwatchers leaped into action!
    Their job was to report the movements of Japanese aircraft, ships and submarines. If they were caught they were beaten, imprisoned and sometimes executed. But without these brave men, women and children, the Pacific war may have been lost. This is their story.
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  • Stephen Curry by David Riley

    Stephen Curry

    $4.95$29.85 + GST

    “Too skinny.”

    “Too small.”

    “Too weak.”

    Basketball experts have said these things about Stephen Curry all his life. And yet he’s an All Star, an MVP and an NBA champion. How did he do it? Find out how in Reading All Stars: Stephen Curry.

    Award winning writer and teacher David Riley wrote Stephen Curry to encourage young people to chase their dreams, even when the world tells them not to.

    Available as an Audiobook as well. Just click on “Choose an option” below to order.

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  • Bryan Williams by David Riley

    Bryan Williams: Pacific Pioneer

    $4.95$24.95 + GST

    Bryan Williams – Pacific Pioneer is the inspirational story of one of the first great Pasifikan All Blacks.  Bryan beat his opponents with speed, sidestepping or sometimes just by running over the top of them!  He inspired future generations of Pasifikan All Blacks, like Michael Jones and Jonah Lomu. But Bryan and his All Blacks teammates did something even greater off the field. Something more important than rugby. Something that helped change a whole country.

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  • Tokelau Heroes book by David Riley

    Tokelau Heroes

    $5.95$29.95 + GST

    Tokelau Heroes tells the inspirational stories of achievers who have Tokelauan ancestry. It includes legends like Hina, Kalokalo-o-te-la and Moa; historical figures such as Foua Toloa, Ihaia Puka and Nua Mamoe; and contemporary heroes like Fuli Pereira-Evans, Iaheto Ah Hi and Opetaia Foa’i. The book is written to inspire young Tokelauans, to encourage reading and promote literacy. The book is illustrated by Tokelauan-Samoan artist, Mose Viliamu. Tokelau Heroes is the fifth book in the Pasifika Heroes series. It follows We Are the Rock (Niuean), Samoan Heroes, Tongan Heroes and Cook Islands Heroes.

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  • Reading All Stars Nathan Nukunuku by David Riley

    Nathan Nukunuku

    $4.95$14.95 + GST

    Reading All Stars: Nathan Nukunuku tells the incredible story of one of the most successful softballers the world has ever seen. Award winning writer and teacher David Riley wrote Nathan Nukunuku to show young people that the road to achievement has many obstacles. But you will get there with determination and passion.

    eBook: $4.95 +GST
    Paperback: $14.95 +GST

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  • Roman Reigns Reading All Stars by David Riley

    Roman Reigns

    $4.95$14.95 + GST

    Reading All Stars: Roman Reigns tells the inspirational story of one man’s struggle to find success in life, while at the same time battling cancer. Award winning writer and teacher David Riley wrote Roman Reigns to inspire young people to believe in themselves … and to keep going, “even when life throws you a curveball.” (Roman Reigns)


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  • Read to Succeed by David Riley

    Reading Skills Workbook

    $49.95 + GST

    “Your Reading Skills Workbook is SO good. My boys are loving it.”

    Mel McRandle. Chairperson: Hawke’s Bay English Teachers’ Association. HOD English Hastings Boys’ High School. 

    Read to Succeed is a workbook designed to help young people improve their reading comprehension skills and confidence … using rugby as the hook! For this one off price you get one copy of the 142 page workbook and may photocopy the activities in it as many times as you like.

    It includes:

    • pre-reading ideas to warm up before reading
    • during-reading strategies that develop comprehension
    • post-reading activities to help retain and synthesize information
    • differentiated levels
    • over 150 ready to use exercises!

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    Praise for Read to Succeed

    ‘Wow! Absolutely amazing.’
    Sheena Cameron.  The Writing Book

    ‘An excellent resource!’
    Aaron Wilson.
    Woolf Fisher Research Centre

    ‘I have seen many resources made for my subject but this is absolutely fantastic in presenting the necessary skills a young person should have, and interweaving them into the rugby topic. I work primarily with ESOL students, many of whom are rugby mad, and also Maori and Pasifika students who are not experiencing success in their mainstream English classes. This resource will be so beneficial to them, I can’t wait to use it. Very cleverly done, the students will not even realise they are learning the skills that are so important and necessary to them with all the scaffolding and interesting tasks they have to do!’
    Shirley Rowe.
    New Plymouth Boys’ High School

    ‘Gob smacking. Brilliant job.’
    Robin Holding
    Takapuna Grammar School

    ‘Very engaging resources.’
    Neale Pitches.
    CSI Literacy and Lift Education


  • Drifting with Mad Mike

    Drifting with Mad Mike

    $4.95$14.95 + GST

    Drifting with Mad Mike is the spectacular story of how a young Kiwi driver achieved his dream of competing in one of the toughest drifting leagues in the world … Formula Drift! Learn how passion and determination helped Mike become one of the best drifters in the world, and how it can help you achieve your dreams too.
    “I’ve shown what you can do with a dream if you work for it.” Mad Mike Whiddett.




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  • Fanene Peter Maivia by David Riley

    Fanene Peter Maivia – O le Atali’i o Samoa

    $4.95$24.95 + GST

    Fānene Peter Maivia – O le Atali’i o Samoa, o se tala ofoofogia e fa’atatau i se ali’i Polenisia na avea ma tama ta’uta’ua i le fa’āgatama o le pi’i fa’apolōfesa. O le olaga o Fānene na amata mai i Samoa, ma na ia fa’alauiloa le igoa o Samoa i le lalolagi e ala i le ta’aloga o le pī’iga. O ia o se ulua’i tagata ta’alo iloga na taula’i iai moemitiga ma fa’anaunauga o isi tagata ta’alo i lea lava ta’aloga o le pi’i, e pei o le atali’i o si ona afafine, o Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.


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  • Reading Legends

    Fanene Peter Maivia – Son of Samoa

    $4.95$24.95 + GST

    Fanene Peter Maivia – Son of Samoa is the remarkable story of the first Polynesian to become a star of professional wrestling. Fanene’s life began in Samoa and he took Samoa to the world. He was a pioneer who inspired some of the greatest wrestlers the world has known, including his own grandson, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.


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  • Kieran Read

    $4.95$14.95 + GST

    Reading All Stars: Kieran Read tells how a young man from South Auckland became captain of one of the most famous rugby teams in the world… the All Blacks! Award winning writer and teacher David Riley wrote Kieran Read to inspire Kiwis to seek the heights!


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    Kieran Read Reading All Stars

  • Aiming Up with Kieran Read

    $4.95$14.95 + GST

    Aiming Up with Kieran Read tells the thrilling story of how a humble young man from South Auckland, grew up to become the captain of the one of the most famous sports teams in the world … the All Blacks!
    Learn how hard work and determination can help you succeed in life too.


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    Aiming Up with Kieran Read

  • Powering Up with Joseph Parker by David Riley

    Powering Up with Joseph Parker

    $4.95$19.95 + GST

    Powering Up with Joseph Parker is published by Reading Warrior. Reading Warrior creates resources that help students learn about their own cultures, strengthen their literacy and inspire them with stories of positive role models and achievers.

    Powering Up with Joseph Parker is the inspirational story of how a young man from South Auckland, New Zealand, achieved his dream of winning the most prized title in sports … boxing’s Heavyweight Championship of the World! Learn how you can achieve your dreams through hard work, sacrifice and the support of friends and family. “If you believe in yourself and have the right guidance and the right people around you,” Joseph says, “then anything’s possible.”

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  • Samoan Heroes by David Riley

    Samoan Heroes

    $5.95$29.95 + GST

    Storylines Notable  Book Award winner 2016!

    Samoan Heroes is written for Pasifika young people!

    • To encourage them to read more by providing reading material they can relate to, in language appealing to them. Many Pasifika young people have lower literacy levels than other youth in NZ, partly due to a shortage of reading material they’re interested in.
    • To inspire them with the positive life stories of achievers they know, describing the challenges these figures went through and how they overcame them to become successful e.g. most people know Dwayne Johnson as one of the most recognisable figures on the planet. But did you know that he once had to sleep on mattresses found in a rubbish collection and had only $7 in his pocket?
    • To support the preservation of historical knowledge. Our young people are proud of their cultural heritage but often know very little about the historical achievements and figures of significance in their cultural history.


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