Mila’s Books

Our vision is to create endless options of accessible quality Pasifika stories and rich literacy resources across all school levels that reflect our Pasifika values, languages, cultures, and most importantly – our tamaiti.

We aim to create stories that help us and our tamaiti to be seen, heard and valued in the worlds they live in. This is why all our books help to develop cultural confidence, understanding and are – ‘Tusi Faitau for All the Fanau’.

Tama Sāmoa

RRP $30 NZD

Launched in September 2021, Tama Sāmoa is not just a story of friendship, brotherhood and healing. Tama Sāmoa helps us
all to reflect, reconnect and reunite in better supporting each other as who we are. It is also a story of self-discovery and hope for a new tama Sāmoa code to be created based on real
talanoa and understanding.

TAMA SĀMOA AVAILABLE FROM:

*Within NZ & Australia from Lagi Routes from the Pacific

*Schools & Libraries within NZ – Wheelers Books

*Internationally – One Tree House & Amazon.com

*Ebook – Amazon Kindle & Nook

*Retailers – Contact Upstart Distribution or email us at milasbks@gmail.com

Teine Samoa

RRP $30 NZD

Launched in October in 2020, Teine Sāmoa was our first MG/YA paperback book for Intermediate School and High School students. It explores the cultural and identity challenges for four students and includes student study questions as well as the Teine Sāmoa Project – ideal for the classroom and home.

TEINE SĀMOA AVAILABLE FROM:

*Within NZ & Australia from Lagi Routes from the Pacific

*Schools & Libraries within NZ – Wheelers Books

*Internationally – One Tree House & Amazon.com

*Ebook – Amazon Kindle & Nook

*Retailers – Contact Upstart Distribution or email us at milasbks@gmail.com

Losi the Giant Fisherman

RRP $20 NZD

Losi the Giant was the greatest fisherman across all the moana.
A mischievous and loyal friend to sea creatures and all humans, Losi will always be remembered as the hero who brought taro, the food of the Gods’, to Earth.

AVAILABLE FROM:
*Within NZ & Australia from Lagi Routes from the Pacific

*Schools & Libraries within NZ – Wheelers Books

*Internationally – print & ebook – Amazon Kindle

Mila’s My Aganu’u Series 1

Mila’s My Aganu‘u Series 1 are the first picture books in the world to be written, edited, illustrated, designed and published by an all Pasifika team. Aimed at middle to senior primary school students, these stories were created to engage and teach our tamaiti (children), ‘āiga (family) and faiā’oga (educators) about Samoan cultural elements, values and history.

FALE SAMOA / RRP $25 NZD
SIVA AFI TEINE TOA / RRP $25 NZD

Fale Sāmoa

A highly engaging dual language
picture book that helps to develop
readers’ knowledge and
understanding of Fale Sāmoa.

AVAILABLE
Instore and online here from Lagi Routes from the Pacific
*Schools & Libraries within NZ – Wheelers Books
*Internationally – One Tree House
*Retailers –
Contact Upstart Distribution or email us at milasbks@gmail.com
Siva Afi Teine Toa

A unique story where the past meets the
present, while showcasing Samoan
cultural values and history through the
beautiful artform of Siva afi.

AVAILABLE
Instore and online here from Lagi Routes from the Pacific
*Schools & Libraries within NZ – Wheelers Books
*Internationally – One Tree House
*Retailers –
Contact Upstart Distribution or email us at milasbks@gmail.com

Mila’s My Gagana Series 2

Mila’s My Gagana Series 2 are a set of dual early readers (two books in one) that teach basic gagana Sāmoa concepts while developing gagana and cultural confidence. Released with One Tree House Publishers, these stories are aimed at pre-school and junior primary students who will love the fun characters and illustrations.

Isaia Saya + Analia Asks – RRP $25NZD
Sala’s Surprise + Kuso’s Clean – RRP $25NZD

Isaia Says

A story that teaches actions in Samoan.
Analia Asks

A story that teaches manners in Samoan.
Sala’s Surprise

A story that teachers clothing in Samoan.
Kuso’s Clean

A story that teachers body parts in Samoan.

AVAILABLE
*Instore and online from Lagi Routes from the Pacific

*Schools & Libraries within NZ – Wheelers Books
*Internationally – One Tree House
*Retailers – Contact Upstart Distribution or email us at milasbks@gmail.com

Mila’s My Gagana Series 1

Launched in 2019 with Little Island Press publishers, Mila’s My Gagana Series 1 were our first ever early readers. Uniquely created and inspired by tamaiti, for all our tamaiti, Mila’s My Gagana Series engages readers with basic gagana Sāmoa in a fun and interactive way.

Mase’s Room – RRP $18
Lagi Spies – RRP $18
Malia Shares – RRP $18
Mila’s My Gagana Series Set (All three stories) – RPP $50

Mase’s Room

A story that teaches numbers in Samoan.
Lagi Spies

A story that teachers colours in Samoan.
Malia Shares

A story that teachers the days of the week in Samoan.

AVAILABLE
Instore and online from Lagi Routes from the Pacific

*Schools & Libraries within NZ – Wheelers Books
*Internationally & Retailers – email us at milasbks@gmail.com

Going to Te Papa | Asiasiga ‘i le Falemata‘aga i Te Papa

A beautiful board book for babies, toddlers and their families, featuring measina or treasures from Sāmoa in the collection of Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

Launched with Te Papa Press, the warm and friendly text in both Samoan and English, and with rich cultural content, it is an excellent learning resource for the home and for schools.



RRP $25.00

AVAILABLE
Instore and online from Lagi Routes from the Pacific

*Schools & Libraries, Retailers – email us at milasbks@gmail.com