This book is based on a story told by George Mung Mung Lirrmiyarri, of the Kija people, to Aboriginal people living in Warmun (Turkey Creek), Western Australia. The illustrations are adapted from their original paintings of the story. Hector Jandany and George Dingmarie of the Kija Language Group said, 'We have to keep this language which we got from our old people who have passed away. We don't want to lose it. The younger generation have to carry on the language that they learn from us.'
As cancer appears more evident in the community today, young children are becoming more exposed to cancer through either knowing someone they love having the disease, or perhaps a friend or family member. This new publication provides families a guide and opens areas of discussion about cancer, its treatment and the heroes who work in the medical field. Telling a child a parent or loved one has cancer is one of the hardest parts of the journey. When Lisa Sewards, a wife and mother, was diagnosed with Breast... More info
The Colour Thief is a story about depression. Written by Andrew Fusek Peters, it recounts a child's experience of losing his father to depression. As the illness takes hold his father disappears into a world of pain and confusion taking with it the once colourful life they both shared. The boy fears that he is somehow to blame for his fathers condition despite reassurances to the contrary. As the father seeks help a mere glint of colour reappears and with it hope that they can be full of... More info
Imagination and motivation are key to young children’s happiness and health. Thinking about dreams and goals can help children cope with challenges when they arise and view life through a hopeful lens. With this encouraging book, nurture children’s imaginations and help them enjoy taking responsibility for their choices and goals. A section for adults includes advice for motivating kids and teaching about goal setting at home, at school, and in childcare. *Being the Best Me Series:* From the author of the popular Learning to Get Along® books come the first... More info