Gorges that plummet into serpentine shadows ...
Cloaks of white that drape the rocky crags of snowy mountains ...
In this magnificent celebration of country, Bronwyn Bancroft uses colours, shapes, patterns and words to explore the awe-inspiring beauty of the Australian continent, and to express the depth of her feelings for it.
The Art in Country: A Treasury for Children is an essential addition to any young Australian's library, and a perfect introduction to the many wonders that this country has to offer. This is a treasury to be cherished by all who love this land.
A Tiwi-Island girl prepares for Aunty's wedding with help from her maningawu in this vibrant picture book by the popular actor and writers of Top End Wedding and the highly acclaimed illustrator of Alfred's War.
Everyone on the island is getting ready for Aunty's wedding. Maningawu puts on her best hat and I can wear a wurrijinga in my hair. Lucky! We all dress up, but I still don't understand. Why do people have a wedding?
A warm family story that celebrates love and culture from actor, activist, writer and Australian sweetheart, Miranda Tapsell, and Joshua Tyler, co-writer of Top End Wedding, lushly illustrated by Samantha Fry.
Baby Business tells the story of the baby smoking ceremony that welcomes baby to country. The smoke is a blessing — it will protect the baby and remind them that they belong.
This beautiful ritual is recounted in a way young children will completely relate to.
Jimmy and Max hope a tiny native bee will lead them to some delicious sugarbag.
It's the adventure of a lifetime for Max who imagines a bush treasure-trove filled with sweets. For Jimmy, it's a chance to teach his little brother all about bush tucker.
Once there were two little girls who were best friends. They did everything together. As they get older, they weren't allowed to do the same things anymore. Because they looked different. Because of the law.
This is a story about the landmark 1967 Referendum, the two women who came together to change the law... and how the Australia people said YES.
"Our Mob" by Jacinta Daniher & Taylor Hampton Illustrated by Seantelle Walsh
Kids from Lutruwita to Yolgnu say hello and welcome.
Meet us and see what we love to do, from Ngiyampaa to Wadjak.
Join our yarning circle and listen to our stories.
Our Mob proudly celebrates our Aboriginal culture.
"Backyard Footy" by Carl Merrison. Illustrated by Samantha Campbell
Jy is playing football alone in his small backyard in the Kimberley, but when he accidentally kicks the ball over the fence, a footy adventure begins! Footy by yourself is fun but playing with mates is better.
The first title in a joyful black&write! Fellowship-winning series, where the fun only grows with family and friends!
"Back On Country: Welcome to Our Country" by Adam Goodes and Ellie Laing. Illustrated by David Hardy
A joyful story about the power of reconnecting to family, culture and Country. From Australian of the Year Adam Goodes, co-writer Ellie Laing, and Barkindji illustrator David Hardy.
'Back on Country,' says Mum. 'Where we're going is where your nanna comes from, where we come from. Our Country is special to us. You'll see.'
It's Lucy and David's first time back on Country.
They meet their cousins and Elders, and see special places, learn local language words and hear stories as old as time.
Join them to feel the strength that comes from being back on Country.
"Little J & Big Cuz: The Big Race" by Dot West. Illustrated by Tony Thorne
School picnic day is nearly here! Little J, Big Cuz and all their friends can't wait for a day of desert fun.
Will Little J’s shiny tin roller win the big race?
Ready, set, GO!
"The Heartbeat of the Land" by Cathy Freeman with Coral Vass & Tannya Harricks
Cathy ran barefoot every day across the great ancient land,
as her people had done for sixty thousand years before.
And when she ran, she could hear the heartbeat of the land.
Ba Boom Ba Boom Ba Boom...
Then one day, Cathy hears a cry.
She answers this cry and, with one small step at a time, the seeds of change are planted.
Cathy Freeman has always been an inspiration to young people.
Here, she does it again, through storytelling - just as her people have done, for sixty
thousand years before...
Listen, and you too, will hear the Heartbeat of the Land.
"An Important Message from Mr Beaky" by Cassie Leatham & Sue Lawson
Meet Mr Beaky!
He has an important message about what it means to be an Aboriginal person in Australia.
Mr Beaky is blue and white, not green and yellow, but he is still a native bird.