Australian Picture Books: Our Island by the children of Gununa

8 amazing Australian children's books to celebrate Indigenous culture…

Australian Picture Books: You and Me: Our Place

You and Me: Our Place. You and Me: Our place is about difference - old and new cultures that exist side by side - but more importantly it is about sameness. By Leonie Norrington and Dee Huxley. Located at CL/NORR

Australian Picture Books: the lost girl by Ambelin Kwaymullina and Leanne To...

the lost girl by Ambelin Kwaymullina and Leanne Tobin shows indigenous love of land and country for 5 to 9 year olds.

Uno's Garden book review and extension ideas:  Activities for school age children on sustainability Maths activity for school age children Little Book Club Learning Sheet for 4 to 5 year olds

Uno's Garden by Graeme Base for ages "A timely environmental lesson for the world. This is an educational story book full of counting and amazing animals. We love Graeme Bases' amazingly detailed and vivid illustrations.

Australian Picture Books: For the love of Vincent by Brenda V. Northeast with art extension ideas

Australian Picture Books: For the love of Vincent by Brenda V. Northeast with art extension ideas

A book review of You and Me: Our Place by Leonie Norrington with Aboriginal Art activities for kids, bush tucker activities and other indigenous ideas.

You and Me: Our Place. You and Me: Our place is about difference - old and new cultures that exist side by side - but more importantly it is about sameness. By Leonie Norrington and Dee Huxley. Located at CL/NORR

Elmer by David McKee Elmer by David McKee has strong and positive messages (we are all the same but different) within an enjoyable and funny story. It is a great starting point to explore activities relating to diversity, multiculturalism, personal identity, individualism and friendship as well as colour and pattern. More than 8 extension ideas plus discussion topic suggestions at Damson Lane

I've just been reading the latest post at Damson Lane : Elmer by David McKee is a vibrant, funny tale with strong and positive messages. The patchwork and colourful Elmer the elephant is inst[.

Only One You by Linda Kranz book review and teaching points from damsonlane.com. Book extensions include  painted stones, primary colours, paper fish

This week we've been reading Only One You by Linda Kranz. The story is illustrated using photographs of painted stones, so we decided to make some painted stones too.

Tenzin's Deer book review and How to Make Tibetan Prayer Flags and other extension activities

Tenzin’s Deer - by Barbara Soros “A story about the power of compassion, the guidance of dreams, the gift of healing and the ability to love deeply and to let go. “ Tenzin’s Deer is absolutely beautiful with an educational undertone.

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