Best Childrens Books for NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week celebrations begin on the 6th of July 2019.

NAIDOC Week is a jam packed week, celebrated across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The chosen theme for 2019 is;

Voice Treaty Truth

For more information visit:

Embrace this year’s theme by learning about, respecting and celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ strong spiritual and cultural connection to land and sea.

The opportunities to do this are…. endless!!

Here’s a fabulous selection of books to get you started.

Feel free to add your own recommendations in the comment box.


Once There Was A Boy - Dub Leffler

Once There Was A Boy – Dub Leffler

Kookoo Kookaburra Gregg Dreise

Tjarany Roughtail – Gracie Greene, Joe Tramacchi

Alfie’s Search For Destiny – David Hardy

Bakir and Bir – Jillian Boyd

Too Many Cheeky Dogs

The Sugarbag – Nola Turner-Jensen

The Old Frangipani Tree at Flying Fish Point - Trina Saffi

The Old Frangipani Tree at Flying Fish Point – Trina Saffi

Me and My Dad – Sally Morgan

Once There Was A Boy – Dub Leffler

Fair Skin Black Fella – Renne Fogorty

The Old Frangipani Tree at Flying Fish Point – Trina Saffioti

The Mark of the Wagarl – Lorna Little

You and Me: Our Place – Leonie Norrington

Loongie The Greedy Crocodile – Lucy and Kiefer Dann

Look See, Look At Me! – Leonie Norrington


Remembering Lionsville – Bronwyn Bancroft

Bubbay: A Christmas Adventure – Josie Wowolla Boyle

My Home Broome – Tamzyn Richardson

Our World: Bardi Jaawi: Life at Ardiyooloon – One Arm Point Community School

Maralinga – The Anangu Story – Yalata & Oak Valley Communities, with Christobel Mattingley

Stolen Girl – Trina Saffioti

Shake A Leg – Boori Monty Pryor & Jan Ormerod – Winner of the Prime Minister’s Literary Award 2011.



The Diary of Mary Talence, Sydney 1937 – Anita Heiss


Kakadu Calling – Jane Garlil Christophersen –

My Girragundji – Meme McDonald & Boori Monty Pryor

The Barrumbi Kids – Leonie Norrington


Ruby MoonlightAli Cobby Eckermann

Maybe Tomorrow by Meme McDonald & Boori Pryor

Maybe Tomorrow – Boori Monty Pryor & Meme McDonald

Rift Breaker – Tristan Michael Savage

Too Flash – Melissa Lucashenko

Grace Beside Me – Sue McPherson

Maybe Tomorrow  – Boori Monty Pryor & Meme McDonald

Am I Black Enough For You? – Anita Heiss

Check out the official NAIDOC website, for more inspiration, events and details.

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