Indigenous Picture Books

Use these indigenous books with your students to help them gain a a greater appreciation and understanding of Australian Indigenous culture and people. Beautiful illustrations reflect the illustrators passion for country and culture.
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Collecting Colour Book: “Rose and Olive spend a day out bush helping to gather the pandanus leaves for making bags and baskets…They collect the colour that the bags will be, from special plants and berries. It is a hard day’s work but worth it!”

Collecting Colour Book: “Rose and Olive spend a day out bush helping to gather the pandanus leaves for making bags and baskets…They collect the colour that the bags will be, from special plants and berries. It is a hard day’s work but worth it!

Aboriginal Story: Dunbi the Owl: This book is based on a story told by Daisy Utemorrah of the Worora people to Aboriginal children living in Derby, Western Australia.

Aboriginal Story: Dunbi the Owl: This book is based on a story told by Daisy Utemorrah of the Worora people to Aboriginal children living in Derby, Western Australia.

Fishing in Torres Strait: In the Torres Strait, fishing is a way of life. Beautiful photography and simple text introduce this community and some of its traditions to young readers.

In the Torres Strait, fishing is a way of life. Beautiful photography and simple text introduce this community and some of its traditions to young readers.

My Country: Best-selling author and internationally renowned painter Sally Morgan teams up with Ezekiel Kwaymullina for a picture book celebrating country.

Australia - My Country Best-selling author and internationally renowned artist Sally Morgan teams up with Ezekiel Kwaymullina for a story celebrating country. A gorgeous new picture book in simple, lyrical prose and vibrant colour.

Shack That Dad Built Book: When Elaine Russell was five, her dad built the family a shack just outside the Aboriginal mission at La Perouse in Sydney. Elaine illustrates what life was like for an indigenous kid on the urban fringes.

Shack That Dad Built Book: When Elaine Russell was five, her dad built the family a shack just outside the Aboriginal mission at La Perouse in Sydney. Elaine illustrates what life was like for an indigenous kid on the urban fringes.

Aboriginal Story Kangaroo And the Porpoise: This story was told by Agnes Lippo from the Aboriginal community of Belyuen in the Northern Territory, where people from the Larrakia and Waigite language groups live.

Aboriginal Story Kangaroo And the Porpoise: This story was told by Agnes Lippo from the Aboriginal community of Belyuen in the Northern Territory, where people from the Larrakia and Waigite language groups live.

Anna the Goanna: Cheeky dogs, slippery snakes and crocodiles with big smiles join Anna in this collection of lively illustrated poems. With warmth and respect, we’re taken into the children’s lives as they camp under the stars, go hunting for tucker and play footy in the dust.

Cheeky dogs, slippery snakes and crocodiles with big smiles join Anna in this collection of lively illustrated poems. With warmth and respect, we’re taken.

Bangu The Flying Fox is a traditional dreaming story from the Yuin people of Wallaga Lake, Bangu explores the importance of belonging and identification. Simply told, it works wonderfully both as a read aloud story book and for beginning readers. The book measures 27x 21cm and has 24 pages.

A traditional dreaming story from the Yuin people of Wallaga Lake, Bangu explores the importance of belonging and identification. Simply told, it works wonderfu.

Indigenous Book Pack 3

Waterlilies & Other Indig Stories 8 Titles - MTA Catalogue

Indigenous Book Pack 2

Solid Rock & Other Indigenous Stories 7 Titles

Aboriginal Dreaming Narrative 2 books & CD

The Cocky, the Crow and the Hawk is a traditional Dreamtime narrative, belonging to Matingali (Bridget) Napanangka Mudgedell from the Balgo Hills region of West.

Festivals: From dancing to singing, from contests to walks, discover the many ways festivals can be celebrated in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. A big book filled with colourful and exuberant photographs to share with young children.

Festivals: From dancing to singing, from contests to walks, discover the many ways festivals can be celebrated in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. A big book filled with colourful and exuberant photographs to share with young children.

When I was Little, Like You: Stories of playing with friends, building cubby houses, climbing trees, collecting sugarbag, digging for honey ants, hunting for lizards, and learning about the seasons, animals and plants, she creates a vivid picture of a truly Australian childhood in which country – ngurra is life itself.

When I was Little, Like You: Stories of playing with friends, building cubby houses, climbing trees, collecting sugarbag, digging for honey ants, hunting for lizards, and learning about the seasons, animals and plants, she creates a vivid picture of a truly Australian childhood in which country – ngurra is life itself.

Waterlilies: This is a story of a rich Indigenous food source and of traditional life that traces a young boy’s instruction in food-gathering.

Waterlilies: This is a story of a rich Indigenous food source and of traditional life that traces a young boy’s instruction in food-gathering.

Wunambi the Water Snake: This is a story of the time when the earth was young and the land was being created. It tells of a powerful and awesome water snake called Wunambi.

Wunambi the Water Snake: This is a story of the time when the earth was young and the land was being created. It tells of a powerful and awesome water snake called Wunambi.

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