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Somebody’s Land

Author: Adam Goodes, Ellie Laing

Illustrator: David Hardy

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

An accessible picture book for young children that introduces First Nations history and the term ‘Terra Nullius’ to a general audience, from Australian of the Year, community leader and anti-racism advocate Adam Goodes and political adviser and former journalistEllie Laing, with artwork by Barkindji illustrator David Hardy.

For thousands and thousands of years, Aboriginal people lived in the land we call Australia. The land was where people built their homes, played in the sun, and sat together to tell stories.

When the white people came, they called the land Terra Nullius. They said it was nobody’s land. But it was somebody’s land.

Somebody’s Land is an invitation to connect with First Nations culture, to acknowledge the hurt of the past, and to join together as one community with a precious shared history as old as time.

Adam Goodes and Ellie Laing’s powerful words and David Hardy’s pictures, full of life, invite children and their families to imagine themselves into Australia’s past – to feel the richness of our First Nations’ history, to acknowledge that our country was never Terra Nullius, and to understand what ‘welcome to our country’ really means.

Sticking Together

Author: James Raynes

Illustrator: Mitzi McKenzie-King

Publisher: Victorian Trades Hall

What can animals teach our children about working together and solidarity? Quite a lot! Take a journey through the animal kingdom and discover how. For instance, did you know that otters link up their paws and form a ‘raft’ before they fall asleep, so that no otter drifts off while they’re napping? Or that vampire bats bring back food and share it with their hungry counterparts? These and many other real-life stories of solidarity are told in rhyme and accompanied by vibrant and funny illustrations. Proudly produced by Victorian Trades Hall, this is the perfect gift for unionists of all ages.

Early One Morning

Author: Mem Fox

Illustrator: Christine Davenier

Publisher: Puffin Books

Join a boy on his hunt for breakfast around the farm in this charming picture book from bestselling author Mem Fox and award-winning illustrator Christine Davenier.

Early one morning on the farm, a boy sets out to find his breakfast. Where could it be? In the tractor? In the haystack? With the sheep? With the ponies...? Little readers will delight in the story’s guessing game and following the boy on his ramble around the farm.