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Waka Story Book Series

The Waka Story Book Series is an extensive range of story books for all age groups of children. Some are written in English and others in some of the vernacular languages of the Pacific: Fijian, Kiribatese, Samoan, Niuean, Bislama, Solomon Islands Pijin, Tuvaluan, Nauruan, Hindi and Urdu. They are illustrated and written by Pacific writers especially for Pacific children. Prices are low, so they are widely bought by schools for their libraries. These story books boost literacy and language development in the USP region and beyond

In addition to the story books, there are eleven blown-up books for shared reading, six Marine Science books, six Environmental Science and two Shell books. There are also posters in English, Fijian, Hindi and Samoan as well as CDs and audio tapes in reading packages.

Take a look at the The Waka Story Book Series in the Institute's catalogue where the complete list and current prices can be found.   Page 18 of the catalogue is an order form.  Payment can be made by cheque or credit card.


All these publications and others may be ordered or purchased at very reasonable prices.  You can come in person to the Literacy Centre on the ground floor of the SOH building if you are in Suva or visit the Tonga campus in Tonga.  The books are on display there and may be purchased at any time during working hours.  You can also email us: .


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Last updated by:  20 Aug, 2013
Institute of Education (IOE)
University of the South Pacific,
PO Box 278,
'Atele, Tonga.
Tel: 676-29-055, 29-054, 29-789
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