Whale Rider

Whale Rider

Over the Christmas break, I read the international bestseller, Whale Rider, by Witi Ihimaera.  Whale Rider is a moving and spell-binding story. Read on to learn more about Witi Ihimaera, the book and why it is a must read. Who is the Whale Rider? The story centres on...
Important Notice

Important Notice

As we wind down and prepare for the weekend, I have an important message to share with you, Ancient Explorers.     This week I received an extortion email. This email threatened to destroy Ancient Explorer’s reputation by circulating abusive and defamatory...
The Ancient Explorer Book Club

The Ancient Explorer Book Club

In December we will be starting a new group activity, The Ancient Explorer Book Club! Once a month, I plan for us to explore literary landscapes together using our imaginations. While I am an avid reader, this year books have been especially important. They have acted...
Song for a Whale

Song for a Whale

Have you recently lost a loved one? Or perhaps your child is struggling to fit in at school? If these questions relate to you, I highly recommend you read the heartwarming children’s book Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly. The story centres on Iris, a vibrant and clever...