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Hooking Disengaged Readers

Hooking Disengaged Readers

This week I wanted to chat about engaging disengaged readers. Those kids that stare out the window during free reading time, the ones who play up during DEAR time, the students who fiddle on the shared reading mat, the ones... More

First Nations AFL books in 2023

First Nations AFL books in 2023

We are so pumped that 2023 AFL season is about to start for 2023 (kick off in March!!) I (Carl) am a HUGE footy fan. I have always played since a kid kicking around on red dirt ovals, playing at... More

NAIDOC 2023 Activities

NAIDOC 2023 Activities

We are excited to share some NAIDOC 2023 activity ideas to get you started thinking about how you will celebrate in July 2023. Home Read First Nations books – see our NAIDOC book list here. Our books are perfect for... More

NAIDOC 2023 Book Recommendations

NAIDOC 2023 Book Recommendations

Welcome to our post with some NAIDOC 2023 Book Recommendations! The NAIDOC theme of “For Our Elders” is a powerful one. The role that First Nations Elders play in community is important in sharing and continuing connection to culture, language,... More

Tracks of the Missing Ebook

Tracks of the Missing Ebook

We are so excited that there is an ebook version of Tracks of the Missing available for you to download from your favourite ebook store onto your favourite ebook device.! Kindle Amazon Kobo Books Booktopia Apple Books Looking for a hard... More

Tracks of the Missing Teaching Notes

Tracks of the Missing Teaching Notes

Are you looking for Tracks of the Missing Teaching Notes? You’ve found yourself in the right place! Tracks of the Missing is a great choice for study in Grades 9-10 classrooms (as well as advanced Grade 7-8 classes or low... More

Why ‘Tracks of the Missing’ is perfect for your high school English classroom

Why ‘Tracks of the Missing’ is perfect for your high school English classroom

Why ‘Tracks of the Missing’ is perfect for your high school English classroom ‘Tracks of the Missing’ (Magabala 2022) is an excellent novel study choice for teachers of secondary English Grades 9-10. ‘Tracks of the Missing’ is a YA suspense... More

Tracks of the Missing Teaching Resources

Tracks of the Missing Teaching Resources

Tracks of the Missing (Magabala 2022) was shortlisted for the Daisy Utemorrah Award in 2019. A YA suspense thriller Australian novel by Australian authors with diverse characters. There are two options where you can invest in our teaching resources: Author... More

Black Cockatoo Common Questions and Answers

Black Cockatoo Common Questions and Answers

Google search tells us that lots of you are looking for the same kinds of answers about Black Cockatoo authors and the book. CARL MERRISON What is Carl Merrison’s culture background? Carl Merrison is a Jaru/Kija man from Halls Creek in the... More

8 Reasons to Study Black Cockatoo (Magabala 2018)

8 Reasons to Study Black Cockatoo (Magabala 2018)

8 Reasons to Study Black Cockatoo by Carl Merrison and Hakea Hustler Are you a teacher in a mainstream school Grade 4-6? A teacher of First Nations students in a rural or remote outback classroom? A teacher of low literacy... More