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  • Pacific Islanders in Publishing

Books Published in October-December 2023

Updated: Mar 25

All of these books were written or illustrated by Pacific Islander creators. Check them out! Children's Books


Picture Books

Inifresi by Bernadita Camacho-Dungca, illustrated by Veroni Sablan I Anonsio-Hu (My Declaration) by Pedro Blas, illustrated by Mikeala San Nicolas I Wonder Where the Yellow Went by Desiree Taimanglo Ventura, illustrated by Lance J. Osborn I Mambiha na Tiempo by Clotilde Castro Gould & Johnny Sablan, illustrated by Jerilyn Guerrero  What knot you got? by Selina Tusitala Marsh Mwa Machang/Hey birdie by Innocenta Sound-Kikku, illustrated by Lissette Yamase 

Silent Warriors by Innocenta Sound-Kikku, illustrated by Lissette Yamase 

Little Ruby and Friends by Rubi Tui, illustrated by Samoni Cavander

Blue, Blue Christmas by Anna Coddington, illustrated by Story Hemi-Morehouse


Sun Shower by Melinda Szymanik, illustrated by Isobel Joy Te Aho White 

Meitaki Taau 'Anga'anga, Nana!: Nice work, Nana! by Kairangi Ioane, illustrated by Clinton Hewett, translated by Terangi Haurua 

Ra Maketi i Raro: Market Day in Raro by O-Auri Rikona-Mateariki, illustrated by Clinton Hewett, translated by Terangi Haurua 

Oki Akaou Mai: Come Back Soon by Kairone Ioane, illustrated by Clinton Hewett, translated by Terangi Haurua 

Toa Moa a Papa – Papa’s Toa Moa by Junior Rubena, illustrated by Clinton Hewett, translated by Terangi Haurua

TuaTua Taro—Taro Time by Layton-Monroe Johnson, illustrated by Clinton Hewett, translated by Terangi Haurua

Tawhirimatea: a Song for Matariki by June Pitman-Hayes


Hui Shares / Ko Hui e fakahoa by Dahlia Malaeulu, illustrated by Darcy Solia, translated by Sale & Selina Alefosio 

Tealo Spies / Na mea na kitea e Tealo by Dahlia Malaeulu, illustrated by Darcy Solia, translated by Sale & Selina Alefosio 

Pene’s Room / Te Potu o Pene by Dahlia Malaeulu, illustrated by Darcy Solia, translated by Sale & Selina Alefosio

Moka Shares / Foaki e Moka by Dahlia Malaeulu, illustrated by Darcy Solia, translated by Inangaro Vakaafi

Mele Spies / Kitia e Mele by Dahlia Malaeulu, illustrated by Darcy Solia, translated by Inangaro Vakaafi

Tule’s Room / Ko e Pokomohe ha Tule by Dahlia Malaeulu, illustrated by Darcy Solia, translated by Inangaro Vakaafi Middle Grade

Before George by Deborah Robertson

Patu by Gavin Bishop

Pi’ihoro, Les aventures de Tivai et Here by Rarahu and Moerani Flohr

Young Adult

Terra by E. Solofoni General Fiction & Non-Fiction



Adult Fiction

Huia Short Stories 15 by various Māori authors

First Nations Writers Festival 2023: Short Story Award Winners Greater Pacific by Papua New Guinean and Fijian authors




Adult Non-Fiction An Indigenous Ocean: Pacific Essays by Damon Salesa Pacific Arts Aotearoa by Lana Lopesi

Ki Mua, Ki Muri 25 years of Toioho ki Āpiti edited by Cassandra Barnett and Kura Te Waru-Rewiri

Birth of a Tribe by Paul Puri Nii






Poetry

Spoiled Fruit, an anthology of poems by queer authors from Aotearoa, edited by Damien Levi & Amber Esau Big Fat Brown Bitch by Tusiata Avia Rapture: An anthology of Performance, edited by Carrie Rudzinski & Grace Iwashita-Taylor

Tsunami with Mushrooms by Te Awhina Rangimarie Arahanga

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