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SORRY DAY

Sorry Day by Coral Vass and Illustrated by Dub Leffler skillfully tells brief, powerful stories from Australia’s past and recent past about lost and stolen children.  Click Here to order.  Click Here to listen to a reading by illustrator, Dub Leffler. 

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BINDI

Bindi is a verse novel for mid-upper primary students. Written ‘for those who plant trees’, Bindi explores climate, bushfires, and healing. Written from the point of view of 11-year-old, Bindi and her friends live on Gundungurra Country. Click Here to order. 

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FROG FINDS A PLACE

Ever since moonlight shone down on him in his pond, Frog has wanted to live up with the Moon and the stars. He works hard to get there, but although he tries and tries, it’s a long way for a little frog... A beautiful picture book featuring Aussie animal characters and a subtle underlying theme about respecting a friendship. 

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ROCKY & LOUIE

Louie's big brother, Rocky, has big dreams and wants to chase them. But Louie doesn't want him to forget where he belongs . . . A heartfelt story about the bond between two brothers and their special connection to country. Click Here to order.

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THE SUGARBAG

An adventure story of two young brothers, Jimmy and Max, who are on their way to visit their grandfather. On the way, they encounter a tiny native bee and hope it will lead them to some delicious sugarbag. Click Here to order.

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SUPER-NATURE STARS

The series provides explicit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s perspectives, which has long been considered best pedagogical practice for schools. Yarning Strong offers a comprehensive and accessible resource that educators can use without fear of causing offense or perpetuating inaccurate stereotypes. Click Here to order. 

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S.A.M.

Sam is a girl with big responsibilities! She cares for her younger brothers and sisters. She looks out for her mum. Will Sam ever have a chance to dream?

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FAT HEAD THE BIRD

Liam tells the story of Fat Head the bird who sometimes gets up to mischief.

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LOCKED OUT

Tammie, Sarah and Renee were good friends in Year 6 at Redfern Public School. In this story, when the kids get home, mum isn't there.

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THE EMU EGG

The aim of Indij readers' stories is twofold: to help Indigenous and non Indigenous students learn to read; and to encourage and support teachers to explore with their students, contemporary Indigenous perspectives and issues, and thus progress reconciliation in Australia. The stories deal in a relaxed and often amusing way with issues that affect the lives of all children: culture, family, self esteem, pride, setting goals and working toward them, good health, humour, tolerance and school attendance.

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ONCE THERE WAS A BOY

Once There Was A Boy is a universal story of friendship, temptation and reconciliation. This whimsical picture book is the touching story of a little boy with a broken heart who meets a young girl who shares his secret. Click Here to order.

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STRANGERS ON COUNTRY

Giom, Anco and Duramboi are the names of just three young shipwreck survivors and convict escapees who were given refuge by Indigenous communities during the nineteenth century. No one knows exactly how many received sustenance from the local people, but there are some documented accounts of these experiences. Strangers on Country includes the stories of six Europeans and the people who cared for them. Click Here to order.

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BLACK COCKATOO

Mia is a 13-year-old Aboriginal girl from a remote community in the Kimberley. She is saddened by the loss of her brother as he distances himself from the family. She feels powerless to change the things she sees around her, until one day she rescues her totem animal, the dirran (black cockatoo), and soon discovers her own inner strength. Click Here to order. 

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CLAWS, EYES, FLIPPERS

Provides Indigenous and non-Indigenous children with engaging and meaningful experiences with print to support their reading skills and intrinsic desire to read. Click Here to order.

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UNDER THE TRAIN TRACKS

When Susie is forced to choose between her best mate, Isaac, and the gang at The Fort, she tells her friend a little lie - and he finds out. Why can’t Isaac just get over it? 

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ANIMALS MOVE

Provides Indigenous and non-Indigenous children with engaging and meaningful experiences with print to support their reading skills and intrinsic desire to read. Click Here to order. 

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THE CROYDON PARK COOKING CLUB

Akala seriously loves cooking. She’s going to be a great pastry chef one day, and learns more about creating sweets at Mr Aziz’s cooking club every school holidays. But when Mr Aziz sets the club a cake-making challenge, Akala is stumped. Click Here to order. 

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THE BICYCLE

The Bicycle features separate illustrations from internationally acclaimed artists - including Quentin Blake, Shaun tan, tony Ross and Freya Blackwood - which celebrate the liberating joy of two wheels. Sprinkled throughout are delightful quotes from famous people, as well as quotes from Cambodian children such as 14-year-old Dany, who describes his bicycle as his 'best friend'. Click Here to order. 

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FIREWOOD & RABBITS

The indigenous author recalls stories from his youth about firewood and rabbits in and around Lake Mungo and the Murray River. 

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MERINYA & NUPIA

Merinya lives on Gurriwal land with her Dharawal people. One day, Merinya leaves their camp to go painting on some rocks. On her return she discovers her people had moved on. Merinya befriends a magpie, Nupia, who helps find her family. 

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