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Christine Dale, Director of Publishing, OneTree House
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OneTree House is a New Zealand independent children’s, young adult and educational book publisher. Their titles emanate from a wealth of award-winning talent, and include picture books, junior fiction, middle fiction and young adult novels from authors such as Lani Wendt Young, Kyle Mewburn, Tina Shaw, Sherryl Jordan, Diana Menefy and Tanya Batt.

They also publish books for the education sector with non-fiction titles on a range of topics and bilingual reprints of much-loved picture books. OneTree House was named 2018 Best Children’s Publisher of the Year (Oceania) at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair.

Pipi and Pou

Pipi and Pou is an adventure series for readers aged 6–12. Written primarily in English, the books skillfully weave Māori language into the text with large text, illustrations and lots of action. The superhero characters attract readers across many cultures, while the design of the books appeals to a range of children with diverse learning needs. Perfect for the primary or elementary school classroom for shared or independent reading. “This is such a brilliant concept for a new series. It’s fast, action filled, and well written – all the requirements for a successful novel for young people today. Well worth the read!” – NZ Booklovers

Age range: 6–12 years
Language: English, with Māori

Bilingual series

The bilingual series features English and another language ranging from Māori to Tongan, Samoan, Niuean, simplified Chinese, Arabic or Hindi. Designed to give credibility to both languages, the texts sit separately on the page and one supports the other. The bilingual series features award-winning books which had previously been popular in New Zealand and now redesigned to allow space for the two languages.

Age range: 5+ years
Language: English, Māori, Tongan, Samoan, Niuean, simplified Chinese, Arabic, Hindi

Adventure series

OneTree House’s adventure stories are high-action, outdoors, lost-in-the-bush, survival stories. Where possible, they include interesting information that kids might enjoy such as the section on knots featured in The Tomo. Designed for use in schools, they’re high-interest and great for sharing in the classroom. They’re written with shared reading in mind so that when teachers get to the end of the chapter, there’s a big incentive to go onto the next one. The internal pages are laid out with plenty of space and a larger font so they’re suitable for students with dyslexia. Teachers can use them in the classroom to encourage reluctant readers, but also excite competent readers for independent reading. The adventure series crosses over from junior to YA, ages 10–16.

Age range: 10–16 years
Language: English

Christine Dale, Director of Publishing, OneTree House
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