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Deadly Reads: Benny Bungarra

Deadly Reads: Benny Bungarra

October 20, 2019 ,

Benny Bungarra’s big bush clean up (Magabala 2018) is a book that our 3.5-year-old makes us read on repeat… so that tells us something! I think I just like how Benny’s name rolls off the tongue. The solid colour, simplistic... More

Deadly Reads: Baby Bilby’s Question

Deadly Reads: Baby Bilby’s Question

October 15, 2019 ,

Sally Morgan and Adele Jaunn created a delightful little book Baby Bilby’s Question (Little Hare Books 2012) that compares how long a dad will love his son through the impossible combinations of Australian events. The dad shows how much he... More

Barefoot Investor

Barefoot Investor

October 14, 2019

You mob- you need to get ‘buckets’! So you could read the whole book if you wanted but if all you do- set up separate bank accounts for the way you use your money. Your local Aboriginal organisation can probably... More

Deadly Reads: cooee mittigar a story on darug songlines

Deadly Reads: cooee mittigar a story on darug songlines

We are so excited to review a new release from Magabala! Our publisher, Rachel Bin Salleh, gifted us this book with our latest contract (but we were under no obligation to do a review- we do this because we genuinely... More

Deadly Reads- Yinti Desert Child

Deadly Reads- Yinti Desert Child

Title: Yinti Desert Child (Magabala 2019) -part of the Yinti series- Yinti Desert Dog and Yinti Desert Cowboy Audience: YA 12+ including struggling readers and Aboriginal audiences. There is a content warning for this book though- death of a child,... More

Queensland Literary Award

Queensland Literary Award

October 2, 2019 ,

Black Cockatoo… You have taken us on an amazing journey. We are so excited that this short story, written for our daughter and the children in Halls Creek, has touched the hearts and minds of so many people across the... More

Deadly Reads: Two Ways Strong Jaz’s Story

Deadly Reads: Two Ways Strong Jaz’s Story

We loved Two Ways Strong Jaz’s Story so much. The experience that Jaz has at boarding school is really similar to the experience of young people in the Kimberley. Some remote communities do not have high school options for older students and... More

Reading is my Super Power- CBCA 2019

Reading is my Super Power- CBCA 2019

Hey teacher and librarian mob… we have a few more CBCA Book Week ideas for you! Read a CBCA shortlisted book each day until Book Week with your class. Use the judging criteria to see if they can write their... More

Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Shortlist

Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Shortlist

We are excited to announce that our debut novella, Black Cockatoo (Magabala Books 2018) has been shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards in the 8-10 Year Old Category. We are listed amongst some other deadly... 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

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