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Backyard Bugs

Written by Helen Milroy


From beautiful butterflies to kaleidoscopic Christmas beetles, First Nations author and illustrator Helen Milroy returns to the backyard with a picture book designed to teach kids (and their handlers) all about the scurrying, scuttling, scooting, buzzing, zooming splendour of insects.


'If Backyard Bugs doesn’t get kids out exploring their own backyards, nothing will.' Sound Telegraph

'As an information book for younger readers, a share book for newly able readers, a book to delight and excite, this charming little book has it all, snuggling comfortably in small hands, eager to go outside to see what they can see.' ReadPlus

'The joy of this book is in the illustrations. They are full-page, richly coloured, and each one is a unique design carrying strong influences from the contemporary art of the peoples of the Pilbara region of Western Australia.' Reading Time


ISBN 9781760990282 (Hardback)
Formats Picture Book (195 x 195mm) (Hardback)
Categories Children's Picture Books
Indigenous Writing
New Releases
Publisher Fremantle Press
Edition 1st
Publication Year 2021
Pages 32
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    Helen Milroy

    Dr Helen Milroy is a descendant of the Palyku people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia, but was born and educated in Perth. Australia’s first Indigenous doctor, Helen studied medicine at the University of Western Australia and is currently Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UWA, Honorary Research Fellow at Telethon Kids Institute and a Commissioner with the National Mental Health Commission. Helen was recently appointed as the AFL’s first indigenous commissioner. Wombat, Mudlark and Other Stories is her first book for children. Read more