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First Nations Role Models

First Nations Role Models

This week I’m gonna chat about the importance of role models- real and fictional- for children and teens. For those of you just joining, I am Carl Merrison, a remote outback Jaru and Gija man from Halls Creek in the... More

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

What inspired the new book Tracks of the Missing?

What inspired the new book Tracks of the Missing?

What inspired Tracks of the Missing? Good question! Tracks of the Missing was inspired by reading Goosebumps to our son, Deklan. He loved the suspense and anticipation, the scary scenes, the intrigue. And so did we as we read it... More

Deadly Reads- Yinti Desert Child

Deadly Reads- Yinti Desert Child

Title: Yinti Desert Child (Magabala 2019) -part of the Yinti series- Yinti Desert Dog and Yinti Desert Cowboy Audience: YA 12+ including struggling readers and Aboriginal audiences. There is a content warning for this book though- death of a child,... More