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  • Kieran Read

    $9.95$19.95 + 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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  • Aiming Up with Kieran Read

    $9.95$19.95 + 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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  • Powering Up with Joseph Parker by David Riley

    Powering Up with Joseph Parker

    $9.95$24.95 + 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

    $14.95$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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  • Yvette Williams by David Riley

    Yvette Williams – Leaping into History

    $9.95$24.95 + GST

    Yvette Williams represented New Zealand in the discus, hurdles, javelin, shot put and basketball. Some people think she’s the best Kiwi athlete ever. But Yvette is most famous for a 6.24 meter long jump she made in 1952. That’s when she became the first Kiwi woman to win an Olympic gold medal. How did she do it? By aiming high and working hard that’s how. Come on, let’s find out more about Yvette Williams’ leap into history!

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  • Standing In My Own Shoes

    $9.95$24.95 + GST

    What is ‘success’?

    Some say that wealth, popularity and fame equal success. Others say the unconditional love of family and friends is the only kind of success they need.

    In Standing In My Own Shoes, 21 Kiwi Olympians and Paralympians have written letters to young people, sharing what they learned about ‘success’ from their experiences in Tokyo. Some of the athletes have recorded themselves speaking the letters too.

    There are letters from athletes like Lisa Carrington, Hamish Bond and Lydia Ko.

    Each letter has been illustrated by a well-known Kiwi illustrator. Some of the artists involved are Gavin Bishop, Ruth Paul and Ant Sang.

     

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  • Rise of the To’a

    Rise of the To’a

    $9.95$24.95 + GST

    Rise of the To’a! is a book about the most successful Tongan sports team in history – the national rugby league team. Kau To’a. Mate Ma’a Tonga. MMT. It’s about how they beat New Zealand, Great Britain and Australia in a three year period of awesomeness! How the players overcame personal challenges in their lives to achieve things others thought impossible. How they united the worldwide kingdom of Tonga. And how they inspired people of all ages to dream big.

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  • Rugby League World by David Riley

    Rugby League World

    $9.95$24.95 + GST

    Rugby League World tells you all you need to know about the world’s greatest game!

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  • Our Normal

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    ‘Disabilities are cool. They add to our story and make us unique.’ (Anna Grimaldi – Paralympic gold medallist). Our Normal is a series of intimate and honest conversations with some of New Zealand’s most talented Paralympians. The athletes tell us about the books, food, music, people, places and taonga they love. They share the challenges they face living with disabilities, and the ways disabilities enrich their lives. And they talk about the assumptions and negative stereotypes people sometimes attach to disability and offer valuable advice and suggestions. Our Normal also features a history of the Paralympics including profiles of Māori and Pasifika Paralympic pioneers.

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  • Go Fiji, Go by David Riley

    Go Fiji, Go

    $9.95$24.95 + GST

    “Go Fiji Go!” Go Fiji Go is the inspiring story behind Fiji’s first Olympic gold medal … and the incredible joy it brought to the nation.

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  • Niue Heroes

    Niue Heroes

    $14.95$29.95 + GST

    Niue Heroes tells the inspirational stories of achievers who have Niuean ancestry. It includes legends like Laufoli, Mataginifale and Maui; historical figures such as Sir Robert Rex and Peniamina; and contemporary heroes like Che Fu and Dr Colin Tukuitoga. The book is written to inspire young Niueans, to encourage reading and promote literacy.
    The book is illustrated by Niuean-Maori artist, Munro Te Whata.

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  • Jammin with Steven Adams book by David Riley

    Jammin’ with Steven Adams

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    Storylines Notable  Book Award winner 2016!

    Jammin’ with Steven Adams is the award winning amazing story of how a troubled young man from small town New Zealand, achieved his dream of playing in the best basketball competition in the world … the NBA! Learn how you can achieve the impossible through the power of hope.

    “I achieved my goals by working hard on the court … and in the classroom.” (Steven Adams)

     

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  • Cook Island Heroes by David Riley

    Cook Islands Heroes

    $14.95$29.95 + GST

    Cook Islands Heroes is the fourth book in the Pasifika Heroes series. It follows We Are the Rock (Niuean), Samoan Heroes and Tongan Heroes.

    Cook Islands Heroes tells the inspirational stories of achievers who have Cook Islands ancestry. It includes legends like Ina, Maui, Ngaru and Ru; historical figures such as Pa Tuterangi Ariki/Sir Thomas Davis, Alistair Te Ariki Campbell, Mautara and Margharet Matenga; and contemporary heroes like Lima Sopoaga, Mīria George, Dr Kiki Maoate, Kevin Iro, and Teremoana Rapley. The book is written to inspire young Cook Islanders, to encourage reading and promote literacy. The book is illustrated by Samoan comic book artist, Michel Mulipola.

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  • Kickin' It with Winston Reid by David Riley

    Kickin’ It with Winston Reid

    $9.95$19.95 + GST

    Kickin’ It with Winston Reid is the thrilling story of how a young Kiwi footballer achieved his dream of playing in one of the toughest football competitions in the world … the English Premier league! Learn how to set your sights high and achieve your dreams too.

    “My life shows that you can get to places in the world, wherever you come from.” (Winston Reid)

     

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  • Off Loading with SBW

    $9.95$24.95 + GST

    2015 LIANZA Children’s Book Awards longlist !

    Off Loading with Sonny Bill Williams 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. Off Loading with Sonny Bill Williams is the incredible story of how a determined and humble young man became a champion in three different sports… and one of the most sought after athletes in the world! Learn how Sonny did it and how you can achieve your dreams through hard work too.

    ‘If you don’t have goals, aspirations, dreams – you won’t push yourself to your limits. I try to do the best I can in whatever I’m pursuing. Whatever I’m doing, I’m doing it 100%.’ (Sonny Bill Williams)

     

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  • Tongan Heroes by David Riley

    Tongan Heroes

    $14.95$29.95 + GST

    Tongan Heroes is the third book in the Pasifika Heroes series. It follows We Are the Rock (Niuean) and Samoan Heroes.

    Tongan Heroes tells the inspirational stories of achievers who have Tongan ancestry. It includes legends like Muni and Kavaoanu; historical figures such as Queen Salote Tupou III and Professor Futa Helu; and contemporary heroes like Manu Vatuvei, Jonah Lomu, The Jets, and Dr Konai Helu Thaman. The book is written to inspire young Tongans, to encourage reading and promote literacy. The book is illustrated by Samoan comic book artist, Michel Mulipola.

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