This book is based on a story told by Mona Green, of the Jaru people, to Aboriginal children living in Halls Creek, Western Australia. The illustrations are adapted from the children's original paintings of the story. Mona Green said, 'When my husband was a stockman, we used to go out to Nongra Lake to see if the cattle had enough water. I had heard the story about this giant lake, and I think that from the air it would look like a tree with roots stretching out.'
Danny Katz and Mitch Vane have combined talents again to create an A to Z of Scary – from Alien Zombies to being in bed in the dark (zzzzzz). Everyone is scared of something. Snakes, clowns, balloons, moths, the hole in the bathtub that drinks up all the bath water. This is a very tongue-in-cheek look at all things scary, from the traditional (fear of the dark) to the quirky (sticking your hand in a letterbox). A book About Scary will show kids that it's okay to be scared... More info
Little Big Tree is the story of a little tree that decides to go his own way. In a forest where all the trees are bullied into growing tall and straight one little tree decides there may be another way. He lets himself grow naturally and adjusts his shape to accommodate forest creatures and to explore his world. When the forest men come to cut down the trees the little tree is left all alone. When all the other forest trees are happily taken away to fulfil their... More info
Meet Brown – the least used pencil in the box. He’s tall, geeky and lonely. Brown envies Red, Purple, Blue and all the other pencils who have fun colouring and playing together. Dark Green is trustworthy, Pink listens well, Orange has fun, and everybody likes Red! Brown doesn’t smile very often because he doesn’t get used much and hardly ever needs sharpening. When Brown asks the other pencils why no one likes him, he discovers that to have friends, he needs to be a good friend. If Brown... More info