Alfred’s War

Alfred’s War is a moving tribute to our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Veterans, and the sacrifices they made as they served our country.  This poignant story opens the readers hearts to the Indigenous Australians contribution to the war, and the lack of support and discrimination they were subject to on their return home.

Aussie Animals Indigenous Books – Smarty Art

When looking through books to add to the Aussie Animals Smarty Arty experience I found a lot of indigenous books. These books engage children in aspects of Aboriginal culture, beautiful art work and stories of Australian Animals. The library I borrowed them from had such a good variety of indigenous themed books that I found it hard to chose, but these are some which I thought would be fun to pair with the art experience.

Review – The Shop at Hoopers Bend

For me a good book involves being totally lost in a story and it never matters to me whether it is a book for children or an adult.  I got lost in this beautiful story of Quil, Bailey and the other interesting characters that live in Hoopers Bend. The book begins with Quil finding a china mug with her unusual and not so popular name written on it.

A Bag and a Bird Review

I have been reading Pamela Allen books for as long as I can remember, her picture books are amazing and she is a favourite author of many Australian children and adults.  Her books are engaging and sometimes funny, with familiar titles such as Who Sank the Boat?  The Mr McGee books, and the popular (and very funny) Belinda.  The newest addition to her collection, A Bag and a Bird features familiar places to children who live in Australia or have visited Sydney.

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