Our Dreaming by Kirli Saunders & Dub Leffler

Goodjagah, little one, walk with me … I want to tell you our Dreaming as the Elders told it to me. Our Dreaming is a beautiful and uplifting picture book, by award-winning storytellers, Gunai woman Kirli Saunders and Bigambul man Dub Leffler. It explores a deep love and respect for Country and all her spirits…past,…

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Gus and The Starlight by Victoria Carless

Have you ever wanted to live in a movie theatre? Or, if you’re old enough to remember, even a drive-in? I am old enough to remember the magic of the drive-in; watching a story unfold on the screen against the backdrop of the stars, snuggled safely inside your car, or sitting out under a blanket,…

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Aster’s Good, Right Things by Kate Gordon

Kate Gordon creates characters that you can identify with, no matter how old you are. Her writing is insightful, moving and beautiful. She can suffuse even the darkest moments with humour and build lyrical worlds that draw you into their centre, as you walk alongside the characters. Aster’s Good, Right Things, was the winner of…

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Elsewhere Girls by Emily Gale and Nova Weetman

It’s midnight and I’m alone in the kitchen eating a cold potato scallop. Coach O’Call would say something like, ‘That’s not what I expect from a scholarship girl!’ because I have to be up for squad training in five hours and I’m not supposed to go near potato scallops, and—oh, yeah—it’s my fifth. Elsewhere Girls,…

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Open Your Heart to Country by Jasmine Seymour

Picture books are an important part of my reading time and many old and new picture books grace my shelves. There is an abundance of talent in the Australian picture book scene including this wonderful story by Jasmine Seymour, Open your heart to Country, published by Magabala Books. Jasmine is the award-winning author of Baby Business (2019)…

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Jetty Jumping by Andrea Rowe & Hannah Sommerville

While Milla’s friends take big, brave jumps off the jetty, Milla stays on the blistering wood, scared of what lurks below. But when Milla accidentally falls off the edge, she discovers the beauty of the deep, dark sea – and her summer changes forever. This gorgeous picture book written by Andrea Rowe and illustrated by…

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