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Top 10 NZ children’s Christmas books for teachers

Updated: Nov 4, 2019

These are the Christmas books I have in my kete and links to where you can get them. As you can see Yvonne Morrison is the most prolific writer and song maker for New Zealand books and you can’t go wrong with any of hers.

My all-time favourite would have to be A Pukeko In a Ponga Tree by Ihaka Kingi perhaps because I have had it the longest and it has so many teaching and Christmas memories.


I try and bu a new one each year.



1.A Pukeko In a Ponga Tree by Ihaka Kingi is a favourite with the counting of kiwiana treats. An adaption of the popular song The Twelve Days of Christmas. This can easily be made into a magnet story too.