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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

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

Stronger Smarter- For all you teacher mob out there

Stronger Smarter- For all you teacher mob out there

We think the Stronger Smarter philosophy is deadly! It is helping to change mindsets and empower Aboriginal people. They believe in high expectations, positive sense of cultural identity and positive Indigenous leadership. When I first arrived at Halls Creek District High School... More

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation

Does your community have a library? If not, you should speak with your teachers about asking the Indigenous Literacy Foundation to donate books to your school! You can even take them home! The mob at Halls Creek District High School... More

How the SWIRL program shaped me

How the SWIRL program shaped me

I am a strong advocate for the work of the Story Writing In Remote Locations (SWIRL) program through Victoria University. I wouldn’t be where I am today without the eye opening experiences I had with the SWIRL program through when... More

Songs in Real Life

Songs in Real Life

We’ve had the best fun creating Songs in Real Life videos with the mob at One Arm Point RCS on the Dampier Peninsula, West Kimberley WA! So far we have videos for the senior high school, middle school, 5/6, 3/4... More

Indigenous Literacy Day… TODAY

Indigenous Literacy Day… TODAY

To celebrate Indigenous Literacy Day we want to share some amazing Aboriginal YA stories with you… get down to your local library or bookstore to have a read and appreciate Australian Aboriginal culture, history, resilience and voice. Aboriginal Australia… still strong, still... More

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