Australian Picture Books: You and Me: Our Place. I love it because it depicts a clear picture, to young readers, about how part of the aboriginal culture and Australian culture is now, not in the past.
Book App: The Wrong Book. Yes! Join Nicholas Ickle in a fully interactive adaption of Nick Bland\'s outrageous book "The Wrong Book". Read by Australian comic legend Frank Woodley, journey with Nicholas as he tries to tell his story...but is interrupted by trumpeting elephants shooting peanuts, farting monsters, sneaky pirates, squeaky rats and plenty of other silly characters...that are all IN THE WRONG BOOK! One of Kirkus Reviews Best Apps of 2012.
SIMPSON AND HIS DONKEY A poignant account of the story of John Simpson Kirkpatrick and how he and his donkey, Duffy, rescued over 300 men during the campaign at Gallipoli. Backed by detailed research, the text includes a brief biography of the man, details of his work at Gallipoli and also the little known story of how, without realising, he rescued his childhood friend. Walker Books.
Banjo Paterson visited the outback and witnessed a swagman (a man carrying a carpet bag) walking in search of work during the Great Shearers Strike. Paterson and his fiancé created a poetic piece on the zither, or autoharp. The Waltzing Matilda, 1990, spread mostly by word of mouth and was sung by many as they went through their daily struggles. The song is now seen as the nation’s unofficial National Anthem by many, much like the Scottish do.