Kookoo Kookaburra

Written and illustrated by Gregg Dreise
Publisher: Magabala Books

Three copies to give away

Kookoo is a kind and happy Kookaburra. He is famous throughout the bush for telling funny stories. One day Kooka forgets to be kind and he tells stories that make fun of the other animals. Kooka doesn’t even listen to the wise words of Uncle Googaguga. Kindness is like a boomerang, if you throw it often enough it comes back often. Indigenous author Gregg Dreise brings his distinct visual style to a playful Australian fable that children will love. Magabala Books specialises in spreading Indigenous culture.

International Perspectives on Early Years Workforce Development

Editors: Verity Campbell-Barr and Jan Georgeson
Publisher: Critical Publishing

One copy to give away

Suitable for students and practitioners, this book looks at the current structure of the early childhood and care workforce in different countries, each representing a different tradition and philosophy. The chapter on Australia was written by Charles Sturt University Associate Professor Fran Press. Other countries covered include Japan, the UK, Russia, Italy, Sweden, Germany, Hungary and the Philippines.

The Giver

Roadshow Entertainment (M)

Three DVDs to give away

Starring Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges, this movie is a haunting vision of the future, where a seemingly utopian society hides dark and deadly secrets. Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) is coming of age in a society without war, pain, suffering or disease, difference or choice. No one questions anything, no one remembers the past and no one ventures beyond borders. Jonas had been chosen as the sole person to learn the truth of the real world and and to train with the ‘Giver’ Jeff Bridges. But knowledge is power and Jonas soon realises it is a matter of life and death that he escape this fake world.

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