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This is Me! by Sally Morgan is a beautiful board book about self acceptance that all parents, carers, grandparents and families will love to read to their babies, toddlers, forever children (that have been chosen) and to all children full of personality and sass. This simple, elegant book about unconditional love is the perfect way to reinforce to all children that they are unique, important and special just the way they are.

Sally Morgan's colourful pastel palette and sensitive artwork shows love in all its forms. The gentle text echoes the deep beauty of loving another and each page is encouragement for a child to say something that they love about themselves. Full of unconditional affection that will stand the test of time, this book is the perfect gift for all families, in all their forms and will be an absolute joy to read over and over again.


I love the way my heart knows best.
I am me. Who else would I be?
I love me!

A celebration of individuality and joyous self-esteem in bouncy, rhythmic prose and riotous colour.




A stirring story about pride, respect and maintaining culture.

Feel the rhythm of the music, from your heart down to your feet.
Enjoy the movements of melodies, as clapsticks keep a strong beat.

This is my culture. This is me.


Beautifully written and illustrated, My Culture and Me is a heartfelt and stirring story of cherishing and sustaining Indigenous cultures.


Every family with young kids will relate to this story about growing up and exploring the world.Perfect for 2-4 year olds, it features lively and engaging illustrations featuring Indigenous kids and a terrific read-aloud text.

Look see, look at me.
I'm so much bigger now I'm three.
I can run, I can jump, I can skip, I can bump...


From the acclaimed author and illustrator team of You and Me: Our Place comes a delightful celebration of outback family life in an Aboriginal community. Leonie Norrington and Dee Huxley visited three northern communities, Wugularr, Barunga and Manyalalluk, to workshop words and drawings for this book.
With its exuberant rhyming text and wonderful illustrations, Look See, Look at Me perfectly captures a child's everyday life and will be wonderful for sharing with your toddler over and over again.




You and Me: Our Place by Leonie Norrington & Dee Huxley

Every morning Uncle Tobias goes fishing. Sometimes he is joined by two little boys. Together they spend the day moving from one place to another – from the beach, to the bridge and the mangroves on the outskirts of the city – and back to the edge of the city. Along the way they meet other friends of Uncle Tobias – Auntie Ruby and Old Isaac – and listen to stories about Uncle Tobias’ ancestors and other times.

You and Me- Our place is about difference – old and new cultures that exist side by side – but more importantly it is about sameness.


Fair Skin Black Fella by Renee Fogorty

This book showcases the diversity of Aboriginal people and their appearance.

The story of Mary, a young girl who lives on a dusty cattle station. When she is shunned by the other girls because of her fair skin, Old Ned, one of the community elders, speaks up for her. With words of wisdom, he teaches the girl that Aboriginal identity transcends skin colour and that family, community, country, and culture is what being Aboriginal is really about.



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