Cultural diversity in kids books

 Read reviewYoung Dark Emu: A Truer History

Young Dark Emu: A Truer History

Bruce Pascoe

The highly-anticipated junior version of Bruce Pascoe's multi award-winning book.

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Little Nic's Big Day

Little Nic’s Big Day

Nic Naitanui, Fatima Anaya

Nic is nervous about his first day...but with the help of his mum and a whole class of new friends, it might just be the best day ever.

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Fashionista

Maxine Beneba Clarke

A beautiful new picture book written and illustrated by Maxine Beneba Clarke -- all about the power of expressing yourself.

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 Read reviewWombat, Mudlark & Other Stories

Wombat, Mudlark & Other Stories

Helen Milroy

From a falling star to a lonely whale, an entertaining lizard to an enterprising penguin, these Indigenous stories are full of wonder, adventure and enduring friendships.

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Madam C.J. Walker Builds a Business

Madam C.J. Walker Builds a Business

Rebel Girls, Jestine Ware, Salini Perera

From the world of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls comes the fictionalized biography based on the life of Madam C.J. Walker: America's first self-made millionaire.

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Zaha Hadid (Little People, Big Dreams)

Zaha Hadid (Little People, Big Dreams)

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Asun Amar

New in the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the incredible life of Zaha Hadid, the Queen of Architecture.

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You Must Be Layla

You Must Be Layla

Yassmin Abdel-Magied

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My Culture and Me

My Culture and Me

Gregg Dreise

Feel the rhythm of the music, from your heart down to your feet.Enjoy the movements of melodies, as clapsticks keep a strong beat. This is my culture. This is me. Beautifully written and illustrated, My Culture and Me is a...

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Welcome to Country (Youth Edition)

Welcome to Country (Youth Edition)

Marcia Langton

An extended, education-focused edition of this bestselling book, which received the 2019 Indie Book Award for Best Illustrated Non-fiction and was shortlisted for General Non-fiction Book of the Year at the 2019 ABIA.

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Sam Wu Is NOT Afraid of Ghosts!

Sam Wu Is NOT Afraid of Ghosts!

Kevin Tsang, Katie Tsang, Nathan Reed

Brilliantly funny new series about the bravest scaredy-cat in the world Sam Wu is NOT a scaredy-cat (except he is). When a trip to the Space Museum goes terrifyingly wrong, Sam begins a mission to prove to the school bully, and...

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High-Rise Mystery

High-Rise Mystery

Sharna Jackson

Summer in London is hot, the hottest on record, and there's been a murder in THE TRI: the high-rise home to resident know-it-alls, Nik and Norva. Who better to solve the case? Armed with curiosity, home-turf knowledge and...

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Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Barbara Alca

Meet Ella Fitzgerald, one of the most influential jazz singers of all time!

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Songs of a War Boy

Songs of a War Boy

Deng Thiak Adut, Ben McKelvey

The true story of Deng Adut - Sudanese child soldier, refugee, man of hope

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Baby Business

Baby Business

Jasmine Seymour

Baby Business tells the story of the baby smoking ceremony that welcomes baby to country. The smoke is a blessing - it will protect the baby and remind them that they belong.

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Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Agathe Sorlet

New in the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the incredible life of Josephine Baker, the world-famous entertainer, activist and French Resistance agent in this true story of her life.

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 Read reviewPie in the Sky

Pie in the Sky

Remy Lai

El Deafo meets Inside Out and Back Again in this funny, emotional illustrated middle-grade debut about immigrating to Australia, being upstaged by an annoying little brother, baking cakes and overcoming loss.

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Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Brosmind

Part of the bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, Muhammad Ali tells the inspiring story of 'the greatest' boxer of all time.

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Our Little Inventor

Our Little Inventor

Sher Rill Ng

A gorgeous and inspiring picture book about a young girl, Nell, who invents a machine to fix the pollution that is choking the city.

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Wilma Rudolph

Wilma Rudolph

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Amelia Flower

Part of the bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, Wilma Rudolph tells the inspiring story of this remarkable sprinter.

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Sisters: Venus & Serena Williams

Sisters: Venus & Serena Williams

Jeanette Winter

Celebrated picture book biographer Jeanette Winter shares the story of champion tennis players--and sisters--Venus and Serena Williams --

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 Read reviewMy Girragundji (20th Anniversary Edition)

My Girragundji (20th Anniversary Edition)

Meme McDonald, Boori Monty Pryor

The 20th anniversary edition of the award-winning, much loved story that tells how a little tree frog helps a boy find the courage to face his fears.

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You Go First

You Go First

Erin Entrada Kelly

Acclaimed author Erin Entrada Kellys fourth novel for tweens is a humorous and poignant page-turner about family, bullying, art, Scrabble, and the challenges of middle school friendships. Fans of Rita Williams-Garcia and Kate...

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Where the River Runs Gold

Where the River Runs Gold

Sita Brahmachari

Two children must risk everything to escape their fate and find the impossible . . . A brave, thought-provoking adventure by award-winning author, Sita Brahmachari.

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Accidental Trouble Magnet (Planet Omar, Book 1)

Accidental Trouble Magnet (Planet Omar, Book 1)

Zanib Mian, Nasaya Mafaridik

Welcome, readers, to the imaginative brain of Omar! The combination of Zanib Mian's hilarious text and Nasaya Mafaridik's fantastic cartoon-style illustrations make the PLANET OMAR series absolutely perfect for fans of Tom Gates...

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Eddie Woo's Magical Maths

Eddie Woo’s Magical Maths

Eddie Woo

This fun and absorbing maths activity book from one of Australia's most recognisable mathematicians will delight and inspire young readers.

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Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

Lisbeth Kaiser, Isabel Sanchez Vergara

Meet one of the world's most beloved writers in this book for readers as young as 4 years. First in a brand new biography series that introduces children to history's highest achievers.

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Japarrika Rises

Japarrika Rises

Tiwi College Alalinguwi Jarrakarlinga, Shelley Ware, David Lawrence

Kay-Bell is desperate to play in the AFLW, but there are many obstacles ahead for the footy star.

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Rosa Parks: My First Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks: My First Rosa Parks

Lisbeth Kaiser, Marta Antelo

Part of the bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, this board book version of Rosa Parks tells the inspiring story of the 'Mother of the Freedom Movement.'

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Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Pili Aguado

Part of the bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, Harriet Tubman tells the inspiring story of this courageous abolitionist's life.

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Bruce Lee (Little People, Big Dreams)

Bruce Lee (Little People, Big Dreams)

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Miguel Bustos

Part of the bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, Bruce Lee tells the inspiring story of this martial artist and Hollywood film star.

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No Adults Allowed: Super Sidekicks (Book 1)

No Adults Allowed: Super Sidekicks (Book 1)

Gavin Aung Than

Get ready for superheroes, supervillains and super-hilarious adventures in this brand new series about four young sidekicks, from a New York Times bestselling Australian author!

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Astro Girl

Astro Girl

Ken Wilson-Max

This delightful story brings space travel up close for young children, and has a special surprise ending!

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 Read reviewLittle Bird's Day

Little Bird’s Day

Sally Morgan, Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr

A simple, universal story of a day in the life of Little Bird as she sings the world alive, flies with Cloud, travels with Wind, nestles with Moon and dreams of flying among the stars.

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Sulwe

Sulwe

Lupita Nyong'o, Vashti Harrison

Sulwe's skin is the colour of midnight. She's darker than everyone in her family, and everyone at school. All she wants is to be beautiful and bright, like her mother and sister.

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Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Albert Arrayas

Part of the bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, Gandhi tells the inspiring story of this peaceful protester and father of India.

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 Read reviewThe Relic of the Blue Dragon (Children of the Dragon, Book 1)

The Relic of the Blue Dragon (Children of the Dragon, Book 1)

Rebecca Lim

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Meet Yasmin!

Meet Yasmin!

Saadia Faruqi, Hatem Aly

In this compilation of four separately published books, Pakistani American second grader Yasmin learns to cope with the small problems of school and home, while gaining confidence in her own skills and creative abilities.

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 Read reviewLizard's Tale

Lizard’s Tale

Weng Wai Chan

A heart-racing middle-grade adventure mystery set on the streets of Singapore against the backdrop of World War II, exploring issues of belonging, race and diversity

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Cunning Crow

Cunning Crow

Gregg Dreise

Way back, before once-upon-a-time, there was the Dreamtime when all the birds were white. One of those white birds was a crow called Waan.

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Dumazi and the Big Yellow Lion

Dumazi and the Big Yellow Lion

Valanga Khoza, Matt Ottley

On her way to the waterhole, Dumazi finds a big yellow lion caught in a trap. Please save my life and set me free, he begs. But Dumazi knows that lions roaming free eat little Zulu girls like her...

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Cooee Mittigar: A Story on Darug Songlines

Cooee Mittigar: A Story on Darug Songlines

Jasmine Seymour, Leanne Mulgo Watson

'Warami mittigar. Hello friend.We welcome you to Darug Country.' Cooee Mittigar takes you on a walk through Darug Country.

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The Bridge Home

The Bridge Home

Padma Venkatraman

Four determined homeless children make a life for themselves in Padma Venkatraman's stirring middle-grade debut.

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 Read reviewWilam: A Birrarung Story

Wilam: A Birrarung Story

Aunty Joy Murphy, Andrew Kelly, Lisa Kennedy

Yarra Riverkeeper Andrew Kelly joins award-winning picture book duo Aunty Joy Murphy and Lisa Kennedy to tell the Indigenous and geographical story of Melbourne's beautiful Yarra River, from its source to its mouth; from its...

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Hasina: Through My Eyes

Hasina: Through My Eyes

Michelle Aung Thin, Lyn White

So many Rohingyas are gone, how will she survive? Will her parents return? Hasina must find the courage to save her family amid the escalating conflict that threatens her world and her identity.

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Shallow in the Deep End

Shallow in the Deep End

Tiwi College Al Alalinguwi Jarrakarlinga

Erica wants a dog. So dad brings home a new pet... a baby water buffalo! Shallow the buffalo and her friend Bruno the dog have a lot of fun, get in a lot of trouble and create a lot of havoc.

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Lintang and the Pirate Queen

Lintang and the Pirate Queen

Tamara Moss

Incredibly exciting adventure on the high seas, filled with deadly creatures, impossible tasks, dangerous quests, nailbiting battles . . . and two friends determined to make their way in the world.

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My Australian Story: Our Race for Reconciliation

My Australian Story: Our Race for Reconciliation

Anita Heiss

Mel Gordon loves running, and watching Seinfeld, but mostly she loves Cathy Freeman. It's 2000 and the Olympics are going to be held in Australia. In a year of surprises, Mel finds out that ..

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Our Australian Girl: Meet Marly

Our Australian Girl: Meet Marly

Alice Pung

It's 1983 and Marly is just trying to fit in at Sunshine Primary School. But being a refugee from Vietnam doesn't make things easy, and when Marly's cousins come to stay and end up at the same school, her friends make fun of them....

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Kulinmaya! Keep Listening, Everybody!

Kulinmaya! Keep Listening, Everybody!

Mumu Mike Williams

A magnificent celebration of Kunmanara Williams' life and art and the land rights movement in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) lands of Central Australia.

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Thai-no-mite!

Thai-no-mite!

Oliver Phommavanh

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Thai-riffic!

Thai-riffic!

Oliver Phommavanh

Albert Lengviriyakul, is fed up with being Thai. His parents own a restaurant with the cheesy name of Thai-riffic! and Lengy is sick of being the curry guinea pig, and is longing to eat pizza! But when his best friend decides to...

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Patty Hits the Court: Game Day! 1

Patty Hits the Court: Game Day! 1

Jared Thomas, Patty (Patrick) Mills

A fantastic and fun basketball series by Australian Olympian and NBA star Patty Mills that will entertain young readers, inspire kids to achieve their goals through sport, and showcase Patty's pride in his Indigenous heritage.

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Weirdo

Weirdo

Anh Do, Jules Faber

Weir Do's the new kid in school. With an unforgettable name, a crazy family and some seriously weird habits, fitting in won't be easy but it will be funny!

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Kicking Goals with Goodesy and Magic

Kicking Goals with Goodesy and Magic

Adam Goodes, Anita Heiss, Michael O'Loughlin

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 Read reviewSwimming on the Lawn

Swimming on the Lawn

Yasmin Hamid

This is a beautifully descriptive story of growing up in Sudan as told from the perspective of an observant young girl.

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 Read reviewHello, Universe

Hello, Universe

Erin Entrada Kelly, Isabel Roxas

Lives of four misfits are intertwined when a bully's prank lands shy Virgil at the bottom of a well and Valencia, Kaori, and Gen band together in an epic quest to find and rescue him.

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