Category Archives: First Nations

Diversity in Children’s Books in 2018


Link to JPG & PDF files: Diversity in Children’s Books 2018 – Dropbox Folder
Full citation: Huyck, David and Sarah Park Dahlen. (2019 June 19). Diversity in Children’s Books 2018. blog. Created in consultation with Edith Campbell, Molly Beth Griffin, K. T. Horning, Debbie Reese, Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, and Madeline Tyner, with statistics compiled by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison: Retrieved from

Goal setting and reading diversely

Some great ideas and suggestions from  Ms. Fitz has read… August 22, 2019.

Each year I focus on a particular professional development goal. Mine for this year was Indigenous Languages in line with the UN’s Year of Indigenous Languages see my post here on the importance of us honouring all languages.

Do you set goals? And more importantly do you follow through?

Manifold, Marvel’s Aboriginal Superhero

Okay, I get asked a lot of curious questions as a Librarian. And I was asked a few months ago, did I know of an Aboriginal (Indigenous, Koorie, First Nations) Superhero?

Lucky for me, my 12 year old and I are great detectives. For we found Manifold. We hope you enjoy  his story!

Here are eight things you should know when teaching Indigenous culture

This article from Jade Pearson, aims to help folk in the NSW education system, but I think we all can use it to implement the protocols needed to start educating our young folk.

Celebrating the World’s Languages – one story time at a time

A great post on one Librarian’s journey in:

brown book page

Photo by Wendy van Zyl on

Monolingual in a Multilingual World Post

Teaching Resources for First Nations Languages and Cultures

A really great collection of resources that Teachers, Education Support and Librarians can use to help honour and celebrate the First Nations of Australia. All of this is available here.

bookcase books bookshop bookstore

Photo by Pixabay on

Wangilatha Wangu nga Kiyawatha (Singing Songs and Telling Stories) (2017)

Wangilatha Wangu nga Kiyawatha (Singing Songs and Telling Stories) is based on a book of songs and stories written and illustrated by Brendan Kennedy in Tati Tati, Mutti Mutti, Latji Latji and Wadi Wadi languages of North Western Victoria around Robinvale, and published by the Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages in 2014.

2019 Yr

Improving Literacy one step at a time

The Sydney Morning Herald published a story about a Nun publishing a book in the local  languages of the are including Murrinhpatha, which is the most common language in Wadeye, but they have some in other languages – Magati Ke, Marri Ngarr, Marri Amu, Ngen’giwumirri and, in the pipeline, Marri Tjevin. Read about this inspiring true life adventure here.

2019 Yr

Empowering Language Communities

It’s the UN Year of Indigenous Languages, I’ve posted a few times about it already. But the Mobile Language Team is out there in South Australia empowering 44 communities preserve and save their languages. How great is this? 2019 Yr


True tales over 50

Nerdy Book Club

A community of readers


Books for the Diverse Reader

Pernille Ripp

Teacher. Author. Creator. Speaker. Mom.

박사라 Sarah Park Dahlen, Ph.D.

musings on korean diaspora, children's literature, and adoption

Read... Write... Talk...

Reading, Writing, Sharing is what its all about!

Library returners

A site for those returning to librarianship after a career break

Entertainment Website Covering Comics Media News, Interviews and Reviews

Big City Bookworm

Book reviews from under the city lights.

Infopro Tasha

Watch as I transition from 'librarian' to 'information professional'

Children's Books Reviewed

All Things Ahsoka

Celebrating Ahsoka Tano and Her Fanbase

the second hand city

find it love it use it

jude-marie green

future tense


Bringing Aboriginal perspectives into English education

Whispering Gums

Books, reading and more ... with an Australian focus ... written on Ngunnawal Country


Midlife traveller

Simon's Space

Imagination with discovery, fiction and art.

Playfully Grownup Home

Because Fun Keeps You Young!

in the garden

from the newstead community garden


Thoughts on international relations, environment, society and self with Benjamin Habib, PhD

My Book Corner

A treasure trove of beautiful children’s literature for you to discover.

The Australian Legend

Australian Literature. The Independent Woman. The Lone Hand

ANZ LitLovers LitBlog

For lovers of Australian and New Zealand literary fiction; Ambassador for Australian literature

The YA Room


A Cosy Reading Blog

Powered by hot tea and full pages...

Australian Haiku Society

haikuoz - the enjoyment of haiku

Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog

This blog is for those who wish to be creative, authors, people in the healing professions, business people, freelancers, journalists, poets, and teachers. You will learn about how to write well, and about getting published. Both beginning and experienced writers will profit from this blog and gain new creative perspectives. Become inspired from global writers, and find healing through the written word.


Humanising! Indigenising! Decolonising! Thriving

T is for Training

Sharing Knowledge since 2008 One Conversation at a Time

Ta-Nehisi Coates | The Atlantic

Thoughts, Ideas and so much more

This is Lit

Books, sass, and shenanigans.

Sarah Cawkwell's Blog

"The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction has to make sense." -- Tom Clancy

Yellowstone National Park Lodges

Thoughts, Ideas and so much more

Life in the Information World

Mother Jones

Smart, fearless journalism