Tautai Ake Books

The Tautai Ake resources are a set of print and online resources that are designed to support the language, literacy, and content learning of Tokelau students. There are a range of text types, including fiction, non-fiction, plays, poetry, and legends.

Level 1

The Level 1 books can be used for reading to/with/by students who are in Early Primary (Years 1 to 3 or Levels 1 to 3).

  • Sea Creatures on the Coral Reef

    17736 Tokelau Ko na Meaola i luga o te Akau SB
    This non-fiction book introduces eleven of the creatures that live on the reef. Science
  • Gahelevao

    17730 Tokelau Gahelevao SB
    This is the traditional story of Gahelevao and what might happen if you aren’t asleep. Kakai
  • My Parents

    17707 Tokelau Oku Matua SB
    A girl named Kākālagi introduces us to her parents, Puke and Polapola. But perhaps she urges them to be careful once too often.
  • Me

    17709 Tokelau Ko Au SB
    A boy from Atafu introduces himself and his family.
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Level 2

The Level 2 books can be used for reading to/with/by students who are in Middle Primary (Years 4 to 6 or Levels 4 to 6).

  • I’m a Mati

    17728 Tokelau Ko Au he Mati SB
    A mati bush explains just how thoughtless people can be.
  • The Weather

    17734 Tokelau Ko Te Tau SB
    While a young woman’s husband is away, there is a bad storm. She welcomes him back with a sense of relief.
  • Chicken Thieves

    17705 Tokelau Kaihohoa Moa SB
    Two teenagers steal a chicken to cook in the bush, but they aren’t the only ones who know how to take a chicken!
  • The Friends

    17711 Tokelau Ko Te Uo SB
    Lata is always playing tricks on his friend, Ikamoana. Out fishing one moonlit night for malau (squirrel- and soldierfish), Ikamoana finds a way to play a trick on Lata for a change!
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Level 3

The Level 3 books can be used for reading to/with/by students who are in Late Primary (Year 7 to 8 or Level 7 to 8).

  • The Problem with Pluto

    17740 Tokelau Ko te Fakafitauli ki a Puluto
    This non-fiction book explains how Pluto was discovered and named as a planet in 1930 but, in 2006, had its status as a planet changed. Science
  • Cook Strait Kate

    17752 Tokelau Kate o te Cook Strait
    When Kate Johns was fourteen years old, she became the youngest person to swim Cook Strait. This non-fiction books follows Kate as she achieves this amazing feat.
  • Whale Shark

    Whale Shark SB
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    In 2018, a young whale shark was discovered in the lagoon at Nukunonu. The community invited Australian scientists Brad Norman and Samantha Reynolds to come to Nukunonu to help the community find out more about the whale shark. This non-fiction big book is available in both English and gagana Tokelau. Science

  • What in the World Is a Whale Shark?

    What in the World is a Whale Shark

    In 2018, a young whale shark was discovered in the lagoon at Nukunonu. The community invited Australian scientists Brad Norman and Samantha Reynolds to come to Nukunonu to help the community find out more about the whale shark. This non-fiction dual-language flipbook presents similar information to Ko te Fāime / Whale Shark, but at a more advanced reading level. Science

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Level 4

The Level 4 books can be used for reading to/with/by students who are at Secondary (Years 9 to 11 or Level 9 to 11).

  • Bees are VIPs

    17741 Tokelau Ko na Pi ni Meaola Taua
    This non-fiction book explores the symbiotic relationship that has evolved between the honeybee and flowering plants. It describes how, in the process of gathering nectar and pollen, honeybees pollinate flowers. Science
  • Left on My Own

    01203 Kua Tukua Tautahi Au
    In this true story, Ropati Simona remembers an incident from his childhood. In 1935, when he was nine years old, his parents were missionaries in Papua New Guinea. Allowed to go on his first hunt, he became separated from the hunting party and was forced to spend a night on his own in the jungle. Though he was found the next day, what he hadn’t known at the time was that one of the world’s largest snakes had been hunting in the same area as he slept.
  • Lighting the Way with Solar Energy

    17746 Tokelau Ko te Fakamainaga o te Auala
    When Tokelau decided to switch to renewable energy, people thought critically about the options. They decided that solar energy could be a cost-effective option well-suited to Tokelau’s climate. Over four thousand solar panels were installed, making Tokelau the first nation in the world to convert to 100 percent renewable energy. Technology
  • Ko te Koloa a Tokelau

    17723 Tokelau Ko te Koloa a Tokelau

    In this non-fiction book, the elder Peato Tutu Perez explains how to make a tuna lure using mother-of-pearl shell. Technology

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