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There was once a caterpillar who lived all alone. Everything around Caterpillar seemed large and strange, and she was full of fear. Determined to escape any possible danger, Caterpillar hides away in the safety of her chrysalis. There, she finally discovers the inner strength she needs to truly live. Her fears discarded, she emerges triumphantly as…Read more »
There was once a crow who lived in a tree by a waterhole. Each morning, she stared into the water, and saw another crow staring back. Crow thought Crow-in-the-waterhole was the most wonderful bird she had ever seen.
‘She looks like a crow who could change the world. I wish I could be like her.’
Crow and The Waterhole is an inspiring and…Read more »
by Cheryl Kickett-Tucker with illustrations by Tracey Gibbs & Sally Morgan edited by Sally Morgan
Sometimes grown ups tell scary stories to teach kids a lesson. And sometimes those scary stories turn out to be true.
Sarah, Jay and Rene find out the hard way what sort of tale their nan’s woordatj story is when they wander off into the bush despite her warnings.
‘Strong storylines and unique cultural insights make these books successful…Read more »
by Sally Morgan with illustrations by Tracey Gibbs & Sally Morgan
The magic fair has a lot more than just fairy floss and fun rides, it has cakes that jump and pies that fly.
Enter — but beware! Kayla and her cousin Peter soon find out that not all the surprises are nice ones. When Peter is mean to Kayla the Fair takes matters into its own hands in a very unusual way.
About the Waarda Series
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Frogmouth isn’t like the other birds. She doesn’t want to live in the trees. Frogmouth is in search of something more.
Frogmouth travels the land hunting for a new nesting place, but nothing feels right. On her way, she helps other animals find their true homes, but still she searchesRead more »
by Darlene Oxenham with illustrations by Sally Morgan & Tracey Gibbs edited by Sally Morgan
When Annie’s dad promises her a beach sports car she imagines a bright red hotrod with racing car stripes. All her school friends will be so jealous! But it will take a lot of work to turn Dad’s battered old bomb into the car of Annie’s dreams. Then again, hard work can sometimes make the rewards seem so much sweeter.
An illustrated first chapter…Read more »
by Laura Dudgeon & Pat Dudgeon with illustrations by Tracey Gibbs & Sally Morgan edited by Sally Morgan
Lilli’s family is moving from the bush to the city, and Lilli is sure she’ll be horribly lonely. She’ll miss the mangoes, she’ll miss her cousins, and most of all she’ll miss her Nan. But Nan sends a special friend south with Lilli, a secret Shadow to look after her. And Lilli discovers life in the city isn’t so bad after all.
An illustrated…Read more »
by Tjalaminu Mia & Jessica Lister with illustrations by Sally Morgan & Tracey Gibbs edited by Sally Morgan
Debbie has two special secrets, and she definitely doesn’t want to share them with her brother Billy. When her grandfather comes to visit though, Debbie knows she can trust him with her treasures. And Grandpa has another secret, just for her. It’s his special place and Debbie is charged with taking care of it, too.
A beautiful tale of family…Read more »
by Gladys Milroy with illustrations by Sally Morgan & Tracey Gibbs edited by Sally Morgan
The great cold is coming. It’s tickling the toes of the animals and chasing the tail feathers of the birds. It’s creeping into their hideaway and making even the strongest shiver. Alone, the blind goanna and the flightless crow are weak, but when they work together the power of their friendship will save the day.
An exciting story told in the…Read more »
‘With its rich, vibrant colours and clear, thoughtful text, this picture book will appeal to the very young in particular, and yet, like many good books for children, the message it contains is universal…It is a beautifully written story, the use of alliteration and the careful choice of verbs adding depth and movement to the visual joy of each…Read more »