This book is based on a story told by Daisy Utemorrah of the Worora people to Aboriginal children living in Derby, Western Australia. The illustrations are adapted from their paintings of her story. She said, 'I used to live with my parents in a humpy house. My Grandmother, my aunties and even my Grandpa told me stories from the Dreamtime. I kept the stories till I was old enough to tell children. We want to share our stories with all children so they learn what Aborigines used to do.'
Elijah’s mummy has a sick brain. She suffers from mental illness, which makes her feel very sad and scared sometimes even when she doesn’t need to be. Mummy cries some days; other days, she says her brain is very loud. There are times when Elijah’s mummy sleeps too much, which annoys him since he wants her to come out and play. Elijah knows, though, that Mummy’s brain is sick, so he tries to understand the medication and hospital visits—although he gets scared that she’ll have to stay in the... More info
The Wrong Stone is a 32-page book and was written by Russell Deal-publisher, educator, social worker and part time pirate in schools. It tells a quirky and humorous story that celebrates difference and ends in triumph for one small stone who thought it was the end of the road and the crusher for him! He is the 'Wrong Stone' and the wrong shape, no matter how he tries to hide his ugly bits. just wrong, wrong, wrong. But when he is finally selected for exactly the right place in... More info
Help children develop the attitudes and skills of courage and assertiveness in order to make wise choices and work through challenges. Children learn to do what they think is right and be brave, even if it’s hard. They learn to distinguish between expectations set by trusted adults and hurtful, wrong, or dangerous things adults or children might pressure them to do. The book also highlights trying new things, taking reasonable risks and speaking up. *Being the Best Me Series:* From the author of the popular Learning to Get Along®... More info