This book is based on a story told by Mary Albert, of the Bardi people, to Aboriginal children living in Broome, Western Australia. The illustrations are adapted from their paintings of the story. Mary Albert said, 'Would you like to hear a story from long ago? My mother used to tell me lots of stories, but this story I loved the best, because I loved the birds.'
When things don't go our way, the Disappointment Dragon can come to visit and take us down to his home in the Valley of Despair... The Disappointment Dragon sometimes comes to see us all and, if we let him, he can make us feel sad or angry. He visits Bobby when he is not picked for the school football team, he also finds Lucinda when she has to miss an exciting school trip because she has the Chicken Pox. He even tries to take the whole of Class... More info
It happened when I was little, always when we were alone…but, sometimes he did things that worried me and made me feel strange on the inside…I thought games were supposed to be FUN. This is a gentle book that encourages children to tell someone about any confusing feelings that they might be experiencing, as a way of HEALING. A book about a child who has an adult friend who makes her feel special. Sometimes a bit too special. His touching makes her frightened and confused. It is only when... More info
A new children's picture book aimed at preschool and early primary children explores different family structures and makes clear they take many forms. This picture book, by Belinda Nowell and Misa Alexander, introduces Alex, a young boy who has a new foster sister. A bully at school tells Alex his family isn't normal so his mum takes a trip with him through the class photo to try to help him find 'a normal family'. 'Are we normal?' he asked. Mum gave Alex her brightest smile. 'Absolutely NOT... but why don't... More info