Australian Stories Book Set of 4
Willy-willy Wag Tail - Willy-willy Wagtail is the first book in the series and goes back to before Bush Mob get together and nobody understands each other UNTIL THERE IS TERRIBLE BUSH FIRE....
*Shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards 2021: 8 to 10 Years
**Shortlisted for the WA Premier's Book Awards: Premier's Prize for Writing for Children*
Age range 5 to 9 Tales from the Bush Mob is a series of books about the Bush Mob, a group of animals that works together to solve problems. A rich landscape of characters and places populate this series and include Platypus, Koala, Emu, Wombat, Kookaburra, Echidna, Kangaroo and Gusto, the wind. Places include Willy Wagtail's Tree, Dingo's Den, Old Billabong, Bird Meeting Place, Cockatoo's Nesting Trees, Top Camp and Emu Race Track.Willy-willy Wagtail is the first book in the series and goes back to before Bush Mob get together and nobody understands each other — and there are lots of fights. One day there is a terrible bush fire and Willy Wagtail, Gusto (the wind) and Crow get all the Bush Mob to work together to save the community. For the first time, everyone understands each other and Dingo takes charge and leads all the animals to safety. Dingo is now Boss Dog and is head of the Bush Council, with Willy Wagtail and Crow — the Bush Mob is formed. The next two titles are The Emu Who Ran through the Sky (July 2020) and The Sweetest Egg of All (October 2020).
Strangers On Country - Based on historical records each story in this book is told through two historical fiction narratives. The first is from the point of view of an Indigenous person who befriends the stranger in their land. The second is from the point of view of the castaway or convict who is given refuge. At the end of each chapter, there is a section of facts and information.
Too often Australian history is told only from the point of view of the Europeans who sailed here from across the world.
*Honour Book for the CBCA Book of the Year 2021: Eve Pownall Award for information books*
Age range 8+
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. Richly illustrated and drawing on the extensive collections of the National Library of Australia, Strangers on Country will inspire young readers to think about how all Australians today can learn from traditional Indigenous ways of thinking and doing. When we listen to and understand others, work with people, instead of doing things to people, then we can all begin to adopt the wise ways of the past.This book was inspired by and based on Living with the Locals: Early Europeans' Experience of Indigenous Life by John Maynard and Victoria K. Haskins.
Kakadu Calling - From 'Dinky the Dingo' to 'Finding My Way Home,' Jane Christophersen presents an engaging collection of short stories for young readers. Jane reveals the wonders of daily life in the bush and includes messages about caring for the environment and retaining culture.
Kakadu Calling is an excellent book for children developing their reading skills. Jane's style makes it easy reading for young people. Jane includes moral points and addresses issues such as independence, identity, remoteness and cultural connection, that are related to children today.
ABC Dreaming has been produced in consultation with Early Childhood specialists.
Dingoes, bats, red-eyed green tree frogs ... an ABC of amazing Australian creatures
At last ... a unique Australian ABC book. Featuring the artwork of celebrated Queensland artist Warren Brim, ABC Dreaming introduces young children to their alphabet and the beauty of Indigenous art in a bright and fun way. With well-thought out design and an array of amazing creatures that can be found in the rainforest, both parents and teachers will love this book when introducing young children to the letters of the alphabet.