A Yamatji woman, Robyn Templeton is a Western Australian artist who with her daughter, Sarah Jackson, co-wrote and illustrated Tell Me Why a true story about Sarah's search for identity and desire to understand her Aboriginality. Tell Me Why is a picture book that encourages children to ask questions about their heritage and respect different cultures. This is Sarah Jackson’s story, but it is also the story of so many others dealing with society’s preconceived ideas about Aboriginality and using skin colour to determine identity
Robyn Templeton (A Yamatji woman) is a Western Australian artist; she has worked as Indigenous Education Officer at the Art Gallery of Western Australia.
Kit Kitten lives with her parent Kizz Cat. Kit can't understand why sometimes Kizz Cat seems sad and faraway and others times is busy and rushes about. Kit is sometimes cold and confused in this topsy turvy world and needs help to find ways to tell others about the big, medium and small feelings which have got stuck inside. Luckily for Kit, Kindly Cat comes along. Many children live in homes where things are chaotic and parents or carers are distracted and emotionally unavailable to them. This storybook, designed for... More info
Waiting for Hugo by Amanda Niland is a book that explores notions of diversity and difference through a story suitable for 3 to 7 year olds. The central character is a young boy who has an obsessive interest which dominates his life and that of his family. This is a trait often present in children who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder. The story is narrated by Hugo's older sibling, who grapples with acceptance of her brother's eccentricity. Hugo's obsession and consequent skill with numbers brings rewards for him... More info
Learning to cope with ambivalence is one of the greatest challenges in a child’s emotional development. In the second edition of this delightful and engaging book, a series of familiar situation illustrate the common yet uncomfortable experience of having two contrasting feelings at the same time. Using easy-to-read child centred examples the author explores the confusion when we have two feelings at the same time. This delightful and engaging book highlights for children the common, but rather bewildering experience of having two contrasting feelings at once. Important events are presented with... More info