Australian

Indigenous artwork

Shapes of Australia

This is a great book to spark the imagination and train the observation skills of children of all ages. Invite the children to point out their favourite shapes and colours in the book.

Finding our heart

Finding our heart

Torres Strait Islander author Thomas Mayor dedicates his story about the Uluru Statement for young Australians to the children. How do the children think Australia’s future will look?

Fire wombat

Fire wombat

The story allows the children to immerse themselves fully into the journey of the wombat who flees the fire, searches for food and water and eventually finds nourishment and a way home.

Santa's sleigh being pulled by kangaroos

An Aussie night before Christmas

Are the children hopeful that there will be snow at Christmas as depicted on so many decorations, cards and books? How does Santa sneak in at night if the house has no chimney?

Aboriginal women holding baby over smoke in ceremony

Baby business

A perfect book to spy with your little eyes! Rich in illustrations and full of wonder, it takes the children from fairy tale to fairy tale and invites them to spot nursery rhyme characters…

Our Home - children running with indigenous background

Our home, our heartbeat

Belonging, Being and Becoming are such important aspects of children’s lives and are beautifully conveyed by the children featured in this book, who are inspired by Aboriginal legends past and present: “My history is my strength, my future is my own.”

Painting - shells on beach

Why I love Australia

Enjoy the rich colours and wonderful shapes in Bronwyn Bancroft’s magnificent celebration of country with the children. Which are their favourite pictures? What colours and shapes do they like? Which plants grow in this landscape and which animals live there? Which of the landscapes from the book can you see when you go outside…

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