This story comes from the Aboriginal people at Warmun (Turkey Creek) in Western Australia. It was told in the Kija language by Jacko Dolumyu and then in English by Hector Jandany. The illustrations are adapted from paintings of the story done by the children living at Warmun. Eileen Bray, of the Kija Language Group at Warmun, said, 'When we talk about the Dreamtime, we think about the beginning. It was that sacred time when the land, water, trees, animals, sacred sites and people came to be. Our ancestors have passed on the Dreamtime to us through our culture -- law, language, song and dance. The Dreamtime is that special thing in the hearts of all Aboriginal people.'
In this stunning multicultural picture book illustrated by Kate Greenaway Medalist Freya Blackwood, a young girl has moved to a new country with her auntie, and misses all she's ever known. Everything in her new country feels so strange: the animals, the plants--even the wind. To comfort herself, she creates a safe place under her old blanket, which is made out of memories, thoughts, and reminders of home. After meeting a new friend in the park, the girl begins to weave a new blanket--one made of friendship, new... More info
The book opens with the question: "How are you feeling today?" And this leads on to a spread by spread presentation of a wide range of feelings, including: Happy Sad Excited Bored Interested Angry Upset Calm Silly Lonely Scared Safe Embarrassed Shy Confident Worried Jealous Satisfied The final spread is about Feeling Better because sharing and talking about feelings helps us to feel better. The approach and design follows The Great Big Book of Families, with lots of different children in lots of different situations,... More info
This appealing book contains an important early lesson for every boy and girl to comprehend: When people of different races and ethnic backgrounds come together, they form the most magnificent sight—a rainbow. Just like colours of the rainbow, each person is unique in his and her own special way. But all have similar feelings, thoughts, hopes, and dreams. Kids are encouraged to celebrate and appreciate both their own and other people's differences, and above all, to come together like the colours of the rainbow. Titles in the sensitively written Let’s... More info