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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

Writing Inspiration

Writing Inspiration

Love the idea of writing your own short stories for competitions, a novella like Black Cockatoo or just have an urge to write and tell stories… we have some freebies for you! Lismore Street Art Writing Prompts Hakea Hustler and... More

Author Talks

Author Talks

We love yarning with you mob and sharing Kimberley stories. It was deadly talking about Black Cockatoo novella with students at St Mary’s Broome, Halls Creek District High School and Frog Hollow Community School, as well as Ballina Public School... More

CBCA Book Week Ideas 2019

CBCA Book Week Ideas 2019

The 2019 Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book Week theme is ‘Reading is my Secret Power’. So let me get you sorted for Book Week in August!   FOR KIDS AND TEENS The perfect secret power… Who would ever... More

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

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

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