Picture Books by First Nations Authors and Illustrators – Collection 2

To view the first collection of eighteen books by First Nations authors and illustrators please visit here. Bobtail’s Friend: From the Desert to the Sea is the second book in the Spirit of the Dreaming series written by  Rhonda Collard-Spratt, Yamatji-Noongar artist, storyteller, poet  and Stolen Generations survivor and Jacki Ferro with illustrations by Rhonda-Collard-Spratt […]

Books for Anzac Day – Part 2

Books for Anzac Day (first blog post containing seventeen books can be found on the Reading Opens Doors blog here). One way for children to learn about Anzac day, in a way that is accessible for them is through books that sensitively tell stories about the men and women who served – stories about their […]

Books to Explore at the Beginning of the School Year and Revisit Regularly

The following collection of books either promote a growth mindset, celebrate difference and inclusivity, or are a source of inspiration for creating a class inquiry task. These books serve to open up conversations about values, goals, expectations and what the classroom could look, feel and sound like. This list is by no means exhaustive and […]

Books by First Nations Authors and Illustrators for Primary School Children

Day Break by Amy McQuire, a Darumbal and South Sea Islander woman from Rockhampton in Central Queensland and illustrated by Matt Chun is a picture book that challenges the narrative around Australia Day and highlights Indigenous survival, resistance and resilience. This powerful and confronting story shares information about Australia’s true history as a family make […]

Walk of the Whales

Walk of the Whales by esteemed book creator Nick Bland will inspire children to think about pollution in the ocean in a new and unexpected way and from the perspective of the whales.  This highly entertaining and creative book tells the story about the whale population who took it upon themselves to suddenly leave their […]