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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

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

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