Lift-the-Flap First Q and A: How Can I Be Kind?

The latest addition to Christine Pym’s feelings titles in the popular First Questions & Answers series, using the wonderful world of bugs to explore the importance of kindness. This beautiful book explores how to be kind and why kindness is so important. It’s not just about being kind to others, it’s about being kind to […]

The Sea in Winter

In this evocative and heartwarming novel for readers who loved The Thing About Jellyfish, the author of I Can Make This Promise tells the story of a Native American girl struggling to find her joy again. It’s been a hard year for Maisie Cannon, ever since she hurt her leg and could not keep up […]

I Can Make This Promise

In her debut middle grade novel-inspired by her family’s history-Christine Day tells the story of a girl who uncovers her family’s secrets-and finds her own Native American identity. All her life, Edie has known that her mom was adopted by a white couple. So, no matter how curious she might be about her Native American […]

Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers: How do Flowers Grow

How do flowers grow? Where do seeds come from? Why do leaves fall? Little children can find out the answers to these questions and more in this beautifully illustrated lift-the-flap book. Each page asks a different question, such as “Why do plants have flowers?” The colourful illustrations, large and simple text and chunky flaps reveal […]

The Two Wallabies

During the Dreaming, two wallabies criss-cross the country, bringing many places and plants into being. But then a flood comes, and one of the wallabies is swept away.

The Magic Fire at Warlukurlangu: A Dreaming Narrative

The dramatic story of Jampijinpa Blue Tongue, who deceives his two sons, and who is in turn deceived by them, with tragic consequences for the two boys. This narrative offers an important explanation for the presence of the flame-like anthills that can be found in the Warlukurlangu region.

Luurnpa, The Magical Kingfisher

This is a traditional Dreaming narrative, belonging to Bai Bai Napangarti from the Balgo Hills region of Western Australia. It tells the story of Luurnpa, who saves the Kukatja people from dying of thirst by showing them his magic rock hole full of water. For many years the Kukatja people lived on land where there […]

The Pangkarlangu and the Lost Child

A traditional Walrpiri Dreaming narrative, belonging to Molly Tasman Napurrurla from the Tanami Desert. It tells the story of a small boy who decides to ignore his parents’ advice and follow them out hunting and how he comes face to face with a huge creature with wild eyes, knotty hair, and long sharp nails and […]

Art – History – Place

In this text, recognised art expert Christine Nicholls looks at the astonishing diversity and visual power of Indigenous Australian art today and explores the traditions and influences that have shaped its development. Christine Nicholls explores the astonishing diversity and visual power of Indigenous Australian art today, from the traditional work of artists from the Central […]