Magabala Books is Australia's oldest independent Indigenous publishing house. Based in the pearling town of Broome in the far north of Weste...

Magabala Books is Australia's oldest independent Indigenous publishing house. Based in the pearling town of Broome in the far north of Weste.

Mad Magpie is the third book in this successful series of morality tales from award-winning author and illustrator, Gregg Dreise. Inspired by wise sayings and the knowledge of his Elders, Mad Magpie tells the story of Guluu, an angry magpie who is being teased by a gang of butcher birds and seeks out the advice of his Elders to help overcome his anger.

Booktopia has Mad Magpie , Silly Birds by Gregg Dreise. Buy a discounted Hardcover of Mad Magpie online from Australia's leading online bookstore.

A unique Australian ABC book featuring the artwork of celebrated Queensland artist Warren Brim. ABC Dreaming introduces young children to the alphabet through Australian plants and animals. With beautiful artwork and an array of amazing creatures, ABC Dreaming is a perfect addition to any child's bookshelf.

SHORTLISTED – Speech Pathology Australia's 2016 Book of the Year Awards (Indigenous Children's category)A unique Australian ABC book featuring the artwork of celebrated Queensland artist Warren Brim.

A Most Peculiar Act, by Marie Munkara casts a sardonic eye at assimilation and the "white Australia" policy, from the perspective of an Aboriginal camp dweller called Sugar. Sugar's resistance to assimilation turns into a battle with the authorities and the chief protector Horatio Humphris. Interspersed with illicit affairs, stolen children and unwelcome foreigners, A Most Peculiar Act sees Sugar and her oppressors finally meet in a showdown neither side could have expected.

A Most Peculiar Act, by Marie Munkara casts a sardonic eye at assimilation and the "white Australia" policy, from the perspective of an Aboriginal camp dweller called Sugar. Sugar's resistance to assimilation turns into a battle with the authorities and the chief protector Horatio Humphris. Interspersed with illicit affairs, stolen children and unwelcome foreigners, A Most Peculiar Act sees Sugar and her oppressors finally meet in a showdown neither side could have expected.

Kookoo is a kind and well-loved kookaburra who is famous for entertaining the other bush creatures with his funny stories. One day Kookoo runs out of kind stories to tell, and he turns to making fun of the other animals. Kookoo finds himself alone and ignored by his friends. When he listens to the sound of his own laughter, it is an unhappy sound. Finally he remembers his uncles words "Kindness is like a boomerang - if you throw it often, it comes back often..."

Kookoo Kookaburra- a new book from Magabala books who specialise in quality Australian Aboriginal books.

In this charming and humorous morality tale, Maliyan, a proud eagle meets a turkey, Wagun, who is a silly bird, and together these two new friends begin to do silly-bird things. The Elders and Maliyan’s parents are very disappointed, warning Maliyan that it’s hard to soar like an eagle when you are surrounded by turkeys. 	Maliyan sees the error of his ways and together with the other animals, works to clean up the mess wrought by too many silly birds. But some birds will always be silly…

8 amazing Australian children’s books to celebrate Indigenous culture

Magabala's colourful new children's book Silly Birds! (It's hard to soar like an eagle when you're surrounded by turkeys...) Coming soon... http://www.magabala.com/silly-birds.html

Magabala's colourful new children's book Silly Birds! (It's hard to soar like an eagle when you're surrounded by turkeys...) Coming soon... http://www.magabala.com/silly-birds.html

This captivating picture book follows an emu who’s lost his mob. Across richly rendered landscapes he roams, encountering a myriad of Australian animals, from Kangaroos to Cassowarys... But where will he find his lost mob? With simple language and charming illustrations, this book is sure to be enjoyed time and again.

This captivating picture book follows an emu who’s lost his mob. Across richly rendered landscapes he roams, encountering a myriad of Australian animals, from Kangaroos to Cassowarys... But where will he find his lost mob? With simple language and charming illustrations, this book is sure to be enjoyed time and again.

In David Hardy’s beautifully illustrated new picture book we join a young boy, Alfie, on a quest for companionship. When at first his friends leave with their parents, Alfie searches high and low for somebody new to play with. There are other kids but they are much older and bigger, and the various animals he encounters all have companions of their own. Sad and lonely at the end of the day, Alfie makes a big wish. When he wakes up, he finds out that sometimes wishes really do come true!

In David Hardy’s beautifully illustrated new picture book we join a young boy, Alfie, on a quest for companionship. When at first his friends leave with their parents, he searches high and low for somebody new to play with. Sad and lonely at the

The Girl from the Great Sandy Desert, a remarkable new book from Jukuna Mona Chuguna and Pat Lowe, with illustrations by Mervyn Street. Available from our website.  https://www.magabala.com/books/new-releases/girl-desert.html

The Girl from the Great Sandy Desert, a remarkable new book from Jukuna Mona Chuguna and Pat Lowe, with illustrations by Mervyn Street. Available from our website. https://www.magabala.com/books/new-releases/girl-desert.html

The Grumpy Lighthouse Keeper is an amusing tale that takes place on a stormy wet-season night at the Broome lighthouse. Meet Cassius the hermit crab, Jacob the jellyfish, Bruce the bluebone and more sea creatures as they head down the beach and race up the lighthouse staircase to escape a wild storm — all while the lighthouse keeper is out checking the lamp for passing ships. When he discovers his bed has been taken over by slimy sea creatures, he is very grumpy.

This amusing tale takes place on a stormy wet-season night at the Broome lighthouse. Meet Cassius the hermit crab, Jacob the jellyfish, Bruce the bluebone and more sea creatures as they head down the beach and race up the lighthouse staircase to escape

Bronwyn Houston makes counting to 10 so much fun! Her textured and vivid illustrations bring a tropical Australian garden to life, with a touch of humour thrown in. From kookaburras laughing on a fence to bull ants marching through the dirt ... find out what these Australian animals get up to in Bronwyn’s backyard.

In vivid illustrations Bronwyn Houston takes us on a tour of her backyard. From tiny ants to swooping birds; meet the inhabitants of a flourishing tropical garden! With vivid imagery and simple, bold text, Counting Aussie Animals is bound to become a b

Every day, Ella and Mia’s grandpa comes home from work with a treat from the toast tree - a tree that grows the best tasting toast in the world! Ella and Mia start searching high and low for the tree in the sand hills surrounding their beach-side town. Written by Corina Martin and beautifully illustrated by Fern Martins, The Toast Tree is about family, and the search for magic through the power of a child’s imagination.

The Toast Tree, by Corina Martin (author) and Fern Martins (artist)

Crabbing with Dad is a beautiful children’s picture book debut from Darwin-based author and illustrator, Paul Seden. Aimed at a younger audience, children will love reading about the adventures of two small children as they go out in the boat with Dad to set crab pots in their secret spot.

Ripper Reading Resources - Rigorous Teaching Resources for Higher Order Thinking: Mud crabs, mangroves and memories

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