Recommended Indigenous Australian children's books

Can You Dance?

Can You Dance?

Sally Morgan

A new board book that will get toddlers and preschoolers up off their feet following the actions of the animals featured in the book!

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Black Cockatoo

Black Cockatoo

Carl Merrison, Hakea Hustler

Black Cockatoo is a vignette that follows Mia, a young Aboriginal girl as she explores the fragile connections of family and culture.Mia is a 13-year-old girl from a remote community in the Kimberley. She is...

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Japarrika

Japarrika

Tiwi College Alalinguwi Jarrakarlinga, Shelley Ware, David Lawrence

A powerful story about finding the courage to believe in yourself, written by senior students of Tiwi College in collaboration with David Lawrence and Shelley Ware. Penguin Random House will donate all profits from the sale of...

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Molly The Pig (Moli Det Bigibigi)

Molly The Pig (Moli Det Bigibigi)

Karen Manbullo

Written in Kriol and English, this is the story of Molly, a little pig who is rescued from the bush.

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We All Sleep

We All Sleep

Ezekiel Kwaymullina

Acclaimed mother-and-son-team Sally Morgan and Ezekiel Kwaymullina take readers on a journey through a day, celebrating the interconnectedness of people and animals in lyrical language and sumptuous colour.

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Monster Party

Monster Party

The children of Rawa Community School, Alison Lester, Jane Godwin

Monster Party is an explosion of fun and pure joy. Children will love the hilarious, naughty desert monsters who come out of the ground to have a party on Dora Lake. Eating chips and monster cake, they go 'galumphing' all over...

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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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 Read reviewSorry Day

Sorry Day

Coral Vass, Dub Leffler

Two stories entwine in this captivating retelling of the momentous day when the then Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd, acknowledged the sorrows of past and said ‘Sorry' to the generation of children who were taken...

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Benny Bungarra's Big Bush Clean-Up

Benny Bungarra’s Big Bush Clean-Up

Sally Morgan, Ambelin Kwaymullina

Benny Bungarra comes to the rescue when Olive Python's head is stuck in a plastic bottle, Colin Crow's beak is entangled in a fishing line, and Kathy Kangaroo's paw has glass in it! Benny Bungarra's Big Bush Clean-Up...

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Nganga: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Words and Phrases

Nganga: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Words and Phrases

Aunty Fay Muir, Sue Lawson

Aunty, Uncle, sorry business, deadly, women's business, marngrook, dreamtime, Elders, songlines. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander words have become part of our everyday vocabulary but we may not know their true meaning of the...

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Kick with My Left Foot

Kick with My Left Foot

Paul Seden, Karen Briggs

A lively and endearing story about a child in an Indigenous community getting ready to play his favourite game - footy!

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Clever Crow

Clever Crow

Nina Lawrence, Bronwyn Bancroft

Clever Crow is an endearing and witty tale that follows the exploits of a hungry and very clever crow.  

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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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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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In the City I See

In the City I See

Tori-Jay Mordey

In this delightful Early Childhood board book, Tori-Jay Mordey's graphic illustrations bring the city to life in all its colourful glory.

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The Perfect Thing

The Perfect Thing

Sally Morgan, Ambelin Kwaymullina

Lily's grandpa can solve any problem. He always knows the perfect thing. Grandpa suggests a walk in the park, but Lily has other ideas - and lots of weird and wonderful objections. But no problem is too great for grandpa - he has...

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I Love Me

I Love Me

Sally Morgan, Ambelin Kwaymullina

A celebration of individuality and joyous self-esteem, in bouncy, rhythmic prose and riotous colour.

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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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At the Zoo I See

At the Zoo I See

Joshua Button, Robyn Wells

This delightful book for early childhood will enthrall young children and their older readers. The vibrant illustrations are accompanied by a soft lyrical text and together they introduce some of the diverse native and exotic...

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 Read reviewRemembering Lionsville

Remembering Lionsville

Bronwyn Bancroft

Renowned artist Bronwyn Bancroft's Remembering Lionsville brings to vivid life her family's oral history and her own childhood memories.

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Fair Skin Black Fella

Fair Skin Black Fella

Renee Fogorty

Mary, a young Aboriginal girl, lives on a red and dusty cattle station. Shunned by the other girls because of her fair skin, Old Ned, one of the community elders, finally speaks up. He teaches the girls that Aboriginal identity...

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The Goanna Was Hungry

The Goanna Was Hungry

Ann James, Sally Morgan

Imagine being at a camp in the Great Victorian Desert. Imagine being one of just ten lucky kids chosen to work with two of Australia's best-loved author illustrators. In June 2015, The Indigenous Literacy Foundation brought...

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Sister Heart

Sister Heart

Sally Morgan

A young Aboriginal girl is taken from the north of Australia and sent to an institution in the distant south. There, she slowly makes a new life for herself and, in the face of tragedy, finds strength in new friendships. ...

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 Read reviewMrs Whitlam

Mrs Whitlam

Bruce Pascoe

Marnie Clark of Curdie Vale can ride but she doesn't have a horse. She dreams of owning one and having the whole world to ride it in. Before too long Marnie is gifted Mrs Margaret ‘Maggie' Whitlam, a beautiful, big...

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Kicking Goals With Goodesy And Magic

Kicking Goals With Goodesy And Magic

Adam Goodes, Anita Heiss, Michael O'Loughlin

AFL legends Adam Goodes and Michael O'Loughlin are blood brothers and great mates. They are also two of the best footballers ever to play for the Sydney Swans. Between them, they played over 650 games and kicked over 900 goals.<br...

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Kakadu Calling: Stories for Kids

Kakadu Calling: Stories for Kids

Jane Garlil Christophersen, Christine Christophersen

From Dinky the Dingo to Finding My Way Home, Jane Christophersen presents an engaging collection of short stories for young readers. Jane reveals the wonders of daily life in the bush and includes messages about caring for the...

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The Shack That Dad Built

The Shack That Dad Built

Elaine Russell

When Elaine Russell was five, her dad built the family a shack just outside the Aboriginal mission at La Perouse in Sydney. In this book, aimed at ages 4-8, she illustrates what life was like for an indigenous kid on the urban...

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Papunya School Book of Country and History

Papunya School Book of Country and History

Nadia Wheatley, Ken Searle

A fascinating and significant contribution to Australian history, this book tells the story of how Anangu from five different language groups came to live together at Papunya (250km west of Alice Springs). This multi-layered text...

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