Nanogirl’s Super World Explorer Series

Discover the amazing superpowers of New Zealand’s Clever Creatures with Nanogirl! This first-in-the-series box set is packed with brilliantly fun and engaging educational activities for kids ages 5-12. Nanogirl’s Super World helps children discover a love of bugs, science and engineering—all in one!

Become a STEM Explorer!

Now, your child can join Nanogirl on her mission to discover which of New Zealand’s Clever Creatures can grow their own armour, catch prey using super slime, and use solar-powered wings to fly! Along the way, they will meet some of New Zealand’s influential scientists and bug experts and develop some awesome science and engineering skills! So pack your gear and get ready to learn the secrets of Aotearoa’s Clever Creatures!

Available now in our online shop as well as in Whitcoulls, Paper Plus and all good bookstores across New Zealand.

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What's Inside?

  • Clever Creatures of Aotearoa Hardback Book
    76 jam-packed pages of activities, bug facts, experiments, interviews with real scientists and more!
  • Bug Viewer
    3x magnification for up-close bug encounters
  • Super World Explorer Bag
    Limited edition bag perfect for carrying exploration equipment and snacks!
  • 100+ hours of making, creating and investigating!

Teacher Packs

Bring the scientific world of New Zealand’s amazing insects to your classroom!

Packed with entertaining educational activities and experiments, profiles of native New Zealand insects and interviews with real scientist role models—your students are sure to love Nanogirl’s Super World!

The book is designed with accessibility in mind and is filled with hands-on activities that can be adapted to suit the needs and abilities of each class. It’s designed for reading ages 8-11 but there are plenty of pictures for younger children to follow.

Each teacher pack includes the hardcover book and an additional 10 magnifying bug viewers—enough for a class to share between 2-3 children, working in pairs or small groups to find and observe all sorts of clever creatures!

Available now in our online shop.


Downloadable Templates from the Book

Complete your Nanogirl Super World activities as many times as you like using these printable templates!

Draw your Own Map

Use this printable template to draw a map of your local area and learn how scientists plot environmental and geographical information.

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Classifying Creatures

Use this printable template to draw and label a clever creature that you have observed.

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Build your own Balancing Butterfly

Colour in and cut out this template, then follow the instructions in your book to make your own balancing butterfly.

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Engineer your own Counting Quadrat

Use this printable template to sketch all the things that you find in your quadrat and learn about micro-ecosystems.

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