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Deady Reads: Mallee Boys

Deady Reads: Mallee Boys

I loved this book so much I did the ‘fan girl’ thing by contacting the author on Twitter! So I’m not a teenage boy, or a farmer and have never lived in a rural farming town. This book shouldn’t really... More

Deadly Reads: The Comet Box

Deadly Reads: The Comet Box

The Comet Box- Adrian Stirling (Penguin 2011) >> Spoiler alerts << As writers the advice you often get is to ‘read wide’ which basically means read as much as you can in as many genres as you can. I was... More

Free Online Tutoring for Remote Aboriginal Students

Free Online Tutoring for Remote Aboriginal Students

Did you know you can get extra help at school? It’s free, online and personal to just you. I’m sure your teachers, librarian or AEIO will let you mob onto a computer in the library at lunchtime or for an... More

Deadly Reads: Diary of an AFL Legend

Deadly Reads: Diary of an AFL Legend

Diary of an AFL Legend by Shamini Flint I have no idea how Marcus Atkinson, the main character in this book, survived until he was nine never learning any of the rules of AFL! His complete lack of any knowledge... More

Deadly Reads: Kick with My Left Foot

Deadly Reads: Kick with My Left Foot

Between the two of us life has been pretty full at the moment! The launch of Black Cockatoo (Magabala 2018), writing our second novel about featherfoot, volunteering with Brisbane Lions and Gold Coast Suns, coaching the local woman’s footy team, working... More

Deadly Reads: Go Home Cheeky Animals

Deadly Reads: Go Home Cheeky Animals

Ok, so this book totally isn’t aimed at YA audiences… but it was so good reading it to little Ms 2, Ms 5 and Mr 9 that we thought we’d add it here. Maybe every book starts to sound good... More

Black Cockatoo Novella Reviews

Black Cockatoo Novella Reviews

October 27, 2018

Read some of these deadly reviews on Black Cockatoo (Magabala 2018)!  https://blog.boomerangbooks.com.au/black-cockatoo-blakwork/2018/12 http://underground-writers.org/2186-2/ https://losangzopa.wordpress.com/2018/10/07/black-cockatoo-carl-merrison-and-hakea-hustler/ https://www.readings.com.au/news/childrens-books-that-teach-resilience?fbclid=IwAR1mPXvOLB0EJ_vCdxbmR_s8aTUwI5P-nCA3DNk5De4Gm9ZHNnAJ9omZAwc https://telltalestome.wordpress.com/2018/10/15/black-cockatoo-by-carl-merrison-and-hakea-hustler/ https://www.readplus.com.au/blog_detail.php?id=9103&fbclid=IwAR2VGg2GtjlG0QKKM3-m0ctILCNmg-hP90T1bwbyGyAZ9k2aYYFRTvHnCr0 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40530925-black-cockatoo Some of the criticisms were: Animal abuse- Hakea is a vegan, Carl hunts traditionally and with a gun when out on Country. Treatment... More

Boarding School

Boarding School

It’s a huge step to decide to ‘school away’ at a boarding school. You might feel worried about leaving your family and friends, what you’ll miss out on, what your host family or boarding house will be like, or how... More

Aboriginal Novel Studies

Aboriginal Novel Studies

Teachers… We were having a ball whipping up the Learning Resource Pack for all you teacher mob. When we finished we went to put it on teacherspayteachers.com… only to find there are some deadly books and units of work on... More

City Life- Culture Shock

City Life- Culture Shock

You mob might not have heard of it before. It’s what you might feel when you go to the big city for the first time. It’s where you feel disorientated, overwhelmed, confused or exhausted by the new expectations, rules and... More

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