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A celebration of individuality and joyous self-esteem, in bouncy, rhythmic prose and riotous colour.
A gentle story about death, mourning and the very special place of grandparents.--publisher
Susie is supposed to write about what she wants to be when she grows up. But she doesn't have a clue! When she has a series of puzzling dreams, Gran encourages her to think about their deeper meaning and Susie soon finds she knows what to write after all.
Acclaimed mother-and-son-team Sally Morgan and Ezekiel Kwaymullina take readers on a journey through a day, celebrating the interconnectedness of people and animals in lyrical language and sumptuous colour.--publisher
""Wild Woman Alphabet" is a fantastical story of mythical women who "set out in search of fine foods and ate up the sounds of the whole alphabet". Along with stories and illustrations drawn from First Nations legends and imagery, each letter of the alphabet presents a short story designed to cover teaching objectives ranging from letter recognition, letter sounds, rhyming, word families, vocabulary, consonant blending, contractions, compound words and more."--publisher
When a Maasai father in Africa answers his son's questions, the boy learns that his father's love for him is unconditional.--publisher
"In the sky at nighttime the northern lights dance, a mothers song sways on the breeze, and a raven roosts atop a tall building, bathed in the white of the moon. This lyrical poem sends readers sailing through the Arctic night sky to see and hear the unique beauty of a Northern night."--
Chuck and his mom are heading to the city. Chuck has an exciting escapade as he befriends and provokes some furry, four-legged city critters, dodges skaters, gets lost and then uses his wiles to find his way back home.
A young boy named Chuck goes for a simple walk that turns into a day of crazy adventures. Chuck encounters animals, fish and birds that lead him on a wild journey throughout their habitats.
Misaabe tells stories and tries to pass them off as the truth. When his mother finds out, she tries to show him his life isn't so bad. One book in The Seven Teachings Stories series. The Seven Teachings of the Anishinaabe—love, wisdom, humility, courage, respect, honesty and truth—are revealed in seven stories for children. Set in urban landscapes, Indigenous children tell familiar stories about home, school and community. --publisher