Two Mates is the true story of the special mateship between two young boys who have grown up together in the coastal town of Broome in Australia’s north-west. Jack is Indigenous and Raf is a non- Indigenous boy who has spina bifida. Jack and Raf take the reader on a journey of their daily life growing up in Broome. Together they search for hermit crabs, go hunting for barni, fish for salmon, explore the markets, eat satays and dress up as superheros. The fact that Raf is in a wheelchair is only revealed at the end of the story.
Emotions can be complicated at the best of times. If something goes wrong right at the beginning of someone's life things can often feel painful and confusing. This book will help explain that there are always good reasons why a person feels the way they do. It will help you learn about emotions like anxiety, how you can live with these emotions, and how safe adults can help you build a calm, strong place inside yourself! Designed to help build emotional awareness, this book offers friendly support for children... More info
Jamie is typical of many children who are the siblings of seriously ill children. He feels left out and confused because his parents have to devote the bulk of their time to his sick sister, Susie. Jamie feels angry and resentful, jealous and sad. Sometimes Jamie acts out to get his parents attention, other times he withdraws in silence. Jamie is desperate for his parents to understand how he is feeling, and help him find a path forward. He wants nothing more than to feel the unity and... More info
The life of a toddler can be full of frightening things: the dark, the neighbour’s dog and thunderstorms, just to name a few. As children get older, they begin to feel braver around these everyday events but how do they build this newfound confidence? In this lyrical, insightful picture book, an older sister explains to her younger sister all the things she used to be afraid of, along with some tricks to help, whether it’s a special blanket for bedtime or singing during a storm. Now, big sister... More info