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Black Cockatoo and the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge 2019

Black Cockatoo and the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge 2019

We are a little excited that Black Cockatoo (Magabala 2018) has been selected as a text on the NSW Premier Reading Challenge grade 5-6 reading list! The Premier’s Reading Challenge (PRC) is available for all NSW students in Kindergarten to Year 9,... More

Black Cockatoo and the ABiA Awards

Black Cockatoo and the ABiA Awards

Could we be any more amazed that Black Cockatoo (Magabala 2018) has been listed in contention for another award this year? We are overwhelmed with the positive recognition for our debut book. Who would ever have guessed that a little story about... More

Black Cockatoo and the CBCA Notables

Black Cockatoo and the CBCA Notables

As an avid reader seeing one of the CBCA stickers gets me to stop and pick up books that I might not have given a chance. In our wildest dreams we would never imagine seeing one of those stickers on... More

Black Cockatoo and the Readings Children’s Book of the Year shortlist

Black Cockatoo and the Readings Children’s Book of the Year shortlist

We are so overwhelmed and excited to be shortlisted for the Readings Children’s Book Award 2019. Readings have been an amazing in helping share our book to the wider market. Soon after our launch in 2018 we made two of... More

Deadly Reads: Idea Jar

Deadly Reads: Idea Jar

Sorry all you mob… I’m doing a children’s book review again! The teacher in me couldn’t help it! So just click away from this page if you came here looking for some skutta Aboriginal YA book suggestions ;p Idea Jar-... More

Deadly Reads: Two Wolves

Deadly Reads: Two Wolves

I was lucky enough to attend one of author, Tristan Bancks, StoryBoard writing workshops at Bangalow NSW where some of the scenes of the book were inspired! So needless to say- I loved this book because I had a connection.... More

Novel Study: Black Cockatoo (Magabala 2018)

Novel Study: Black Cockatoo (Magabala 2018)

Hakea has been an English teacher for 10 years while Carl grew up as an Aboriginal person in a remote community and has worked in Education for over 10 years. Sooooooo when it came to creating the education resources to... More

Deadly Reads: Between Us

Deadly Reads: Between Us

Wow! Clare Atkins’ second novel, Between Us, is a must read for every Australian… especially you. 10 Reasons to Read Between Us (Black Inc Books 2018) Hear asylum seeker voice: It’s a chance to get inside the head of a... More

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

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