Friday, 7 May 2021

We are proud to provide access to a resource such as Story Box Library, they are committed to uplifting First Nations voices through children’s literature and storytelling by offering many Indigenous stories for you to listen and watch.

In recognition of National Reconciliation Week (27 May – 3 June), here are five stories that explore Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.

Hello, Hello

Read by Tony Briggs.

This special story was written and illustrated by students from Laverton, Menzies and Tjuntjuntjara remote community schools, sponsored by the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF). Together with ILF ambassador and award-winning illustrator Ann James and singer/songwriter Chris Aitken they have produced a book that will intrigue, surprise and delight readers of all ages.

The incredible freedom machines

Written and read by Kirli Saunders, illustrated by Matt Ottley.

With striking images and thoughtful words, comes a beautiful tale of exploration and self-discovery.

Our Home, Our Heartbeat

Written and read by Adam Briggs, illustrated by Kate Moon and Rachael Sarra.

Adapted from his celebrated song ‘The Children Came Back’, Adam Briggs celebrates past and present Indigenous legends throughout his book, as well as emerging generations.

Little Bird’s Day

Written by Sally Morgan, illustrated by Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr and read by Bianca Hunt.

Come along for a day in the life of Little Bird as she sings the world alive, flies with Cloud, travels with Wind, nestles with Moon and dreams of flying among the stars.

Alfie’s search for destiny

Written and illustrated by David Hardy, read by Dan Sultan.

Alfie is eager to know his destiny. He leaves home in a search for answers, determined to learn about his fate.