Star of Anise

Star of Anise written by Jane Jolly, illustrated by Di Wu and published by National Library of Australia Publishing is a 2022 CBCA Notable book in the Picture Book of the Year category and brings to life a slice of Australian history from the 1850s that is lesser known. This gentle story is set in […]

We Are Australians

We Are Australians written by Duncan Smith and Nicole Godwin with paintings by Jandamarra Cadd and published by Wild Dog Books is an absolutely stunning picture book. The utterly moving, poetic and emotive text coupled with sublime illustrations provoked a visceral reaction for me. I had goosebumps while reading this breathtaking book. This is a […]

The Sweetest Egg of All

The Sweetest Egg of All by Helen Milroy, a descendant of the Palyku people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia and published by Magabala Books is the third book in the Tales from the Bush Mob series. The Bush Mob is a group of birds and animals who live in outback Australia. They enjoy […]

Somebody’s Land

Somebody’s Land: Welcome to Our Country by Adam Goodes, Ellie Laing and illustrated by David Hardy is the first picture book in what is to be a series that will include five books. This is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the traditional custodians of the land and the gifts that are […]

The First Scientists

The First Scientists – Deadly Inventions and Innovations from Australia’s First Peoples by Corey Tutt, STEM advocate and founder of Deadly Science and illustrated by Blak Douglas shares Australia’s First peoples awe inspiring scientific knowledge and experience. We are privileged to be able to learn from the oldest continuing culture on earth. This book written […]

Australia Remembers Len Waters: Boundless and Born to Fly

Title: Australia Remembers Len Waters: Boundless and Born to Fly Author: Catherine Bauer Publisher: Big Sky Publishing Publication date: September 1, 2021 Genre: Historical non-fiction narrative Themes: First Nations Australians, family, Aboriginal culture, Australian military history, Royal Australian Air Force, discrimination, racism, Australian government policy, courage, heroism, perseverance, service to country. Additional notable information: Teachers’ […]