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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 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

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

Plan your Indigenous Literacy Day celebrations… NOW!

Plan your Indigenous Literacy Day celebrations… NOW!

Heads up that Indigenous Literacy Day is coming up fast! On September 6th we celebrate the culture, stories, language of Aboriginal Australia… and raise awareness and support for those that struggle with reading. Did you know that only 25% of Indigenous students... More

NAIDOC- Respect to our Elders

NAIDOC- Respect to our Elders

On the seventh day of NAIDOC we commemorate the Elders past and present. Aboriginal languages matter… and there are people working hard to keep them alive. Elders are the keepers and enforcers of Law, stories and culture… and Language. It... More

NAIDOC Week- Aboriginal English

NAIDOC Week- Aboriginal English

On the fifth day of NAIDOC week we celebrate Aboriginal English. For those Aboriginal people whose traditional language no longer survive or are no longer strong, Aboriginal English plays an important role in our Aboriginal identity. Even those of us... More

NAIDOC Week- Aboriginal Language Map

NAIDOC Week- Aboriginal Language Map

Can you believe it is day three of NAIDOC week? To celebrate today I will share with you the Aboriginal language map…(you can find: interactive map here and downloadable map click here). How amazing is that? Over 250+ languages with... More

NAIDOC Week- Benefits of bilingualism

NAIDOC Week- Benefits of bilingualism

To help celebrate the second day of NAIDOC week (2nd July-9th July) I want to share with you some of the benefits of knowing more than one language. For all you mob who might speak two or more languages, or for all you mob... More

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