Tayta’s Secret Ingredient

Title: Tayta’s Secret Ingredient Author: Amal Abou-Eid Illustrator: Cara King Publisher: MidnightSun Publishing Publication date: March 2024 Themes: Diversity, Harmony Day, intergenerational family bonds, Lebanese culture, baking. Teachers’ notes are available on the MidnightSun Publishing website here. Tayta’s Secret Ingredient by Amal Abou-Eid, illustrated by Cara King and published by MidnightSun Publishing is a gentle and heart-warming […]

Stay for Dinner

Stay for Dinner written by Sandhya Parappukkaran, illustrated by Michelle Pereira and published by Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing is the third collaboration between this highly creative duo who continue to create such engaging books that celebrate difference and cultural diversity. Their stunning books empower, include and validate the way children see themselves and are greatly […]

Ten Blocks to the Big Wok

Title: Ten Blocks to the Big Wok Author and Illustrator: Ying-Hwa Hu Publisher: University of Queensland Press – UQP Publication date: 28 February 2023 Themes: Counting, Chinese culture, Mandarin, visual literacy, slowing down and family bonds. Additional notable information: Teachers’ notes can be downloaded from the UQP website here. In the joyful picture book, Ten Blocks to the […]

Books for Harmony Week

Harmony Week celebrates the richness of diversity and all of the different cultures in Australia. Australia is a culturally diverse country and is home to the oldest continuous culture on earth and the most recent data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics from the 2021 census reports that just over seven million people, 27.6 per cent […]

The Boy Who Tried to Shrink His Name

The Boy Who Tried To Shrink His Name by Sandhya Parappukkaran, illustrated by Michelle Pereira and published by Bright Light an imprint of Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing, is a 2022 CBCA Notable and is also shortlisted for the 2022 CBCA Award for New Illustrator. This is an uplifting and beautiful story, told from the perspective […]

Night Lights

Night Lights by Inda Ahmad Zahri, illustrated by Leslie McGee and published by Little Pink Dog Books is an exquisite picture book that immerses the reader deep into a lush Malaysian tropical village and into the richness of all that illuminated the author’s magical childhood where she lived with her doting grandparents in Malaysia. In […]