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Issue Details: First known date: 2009 2009
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'Waarda, Nyungar for talking and sharing stories and information, is an exciting new Indigenous children's series. Edited by Sally Morgan (q.v.), the series is designed to support the literacy needs of Indigenous children in primary school, by making available to them stories written by Indigenous authors. At the same time, it will introduce non-Indigenous children to the richness and depth of Indigenous storytelling. Above all, it is a collection of fun, interesting and diverse first chapter books for new readers'. (Source: Fremantle Press website)

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y The Great Cold Gladys Milroy , Sally Morgan (editor), North Fremantle : Fremantle Press School of Indigenous Studies, University of Western Australia , 2009 Z1605444 2009 single work children's fiction children's 'The great cold is coming. It's tickling the toes of the animals and chasing the tail feathers of the birds. It's creeping into their hideaway and making even the strongest shiver. Alone, the blind goanna and the flightless magpie are weak, but when they work together the power of their friendship will save the day.' (Source: Fremantle Press website) North Fremantle : Fremantle Press School of Indigenous Studies, University of Western Australia , 2009
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y Bush Secrets Tjalaminu Mia , Jessica Lister , Sally Morgan (editor), North Fremantle : Fremantle Press School of Indigenous Studies, University of Western Australia , 2009 Z1605441 2009 single work children's fiction children's 'Debbie has two special secrets, and she definitely doesn't want to share them with her brother Billy. When her grandfather comes to visit though, Sally knows she can trust him with her treasures. And Grandpa has another secret, just for her. It's his special place and Sally is charged with taking care of it, too.' (Source: Fremantle Press website) North Fremantle : Fremantle Press School of Indigenous Studies, University of Western Australia , 2009
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y Beach Sports Car Darlene Oxenham , Sally Morgan (editor), North Fremantle : Fremantle Press School of Indigenous Studies, University of Western Australia , 2010 Z1666708 2010 single work children's fiction children's 'When Annie's dad promises her a beach sports car she imagines a bright red hotrod with racing car stripes. All her school friends will be so jealous! But it will take a lot of work to turn Dad's battered old bomb into the car of Annie's dreams. Then again, hard work can sometimes make the rewards so much sweeter. Beach Sports Car is an illustrated chapter book about using your imagination to make everything old, new again.' (Source: Fremantle Press website) North Fremantle : Fremantle Press School of Indigenous Studies, University of Western Australia , 2010
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y Lilli and Her Shadow Patricia Lynette Dudgeon , Laura Dudgeon , Sally Morgan (editor), North Fremantle : Fremantle Press School of Indigenous Studies, University of Western Australia , 2010 Z1666694 2010 single work children's fiction children's

'Lilli's family is moving from the bush to the city, and Lilli is sure she'll be horribly lonely. She'll miss the mangoes, she'll miss her cousins, and most of all she'll miss her Nan. But Nan sends a special friend south with Lilli, a secret Shadow to look after her. And Lilli discovers life in the city isn't so bad after all. Lilli and Her Shadow is an illustrated first chapter book showing the interaction between Aboriginal beliefs and the modern world.' Source: Fremantle Press website (Sighted: 12/03/2011)

North Fremantle : Fremantle Press School of Indigenous Studies, University of Western Australia , 2010
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y The Magic Fair Sally Morgan , North Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2010 Z1721454 2010 single work children's fiction children's

The magic fair has a lot more than just fairy floss and fun rides, it has cakes that jump and pies that fly. Enter - but beware! Kayla and her cousin Phil soon find out that not all the surprises are nice ones. When Phil is mean to Kayla the Fair takes matters into its own hands in a very unusual way. (Source: Fremantle Press website)

North Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2010
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y Barlay! Cheryl Kickett , Sally Morgan (editor), North Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2010 Z1721450 2010 single work children's fiction children's

'Sometimes grown ups tell scary stories to teach kids a lesson. And sometimes those scary stories turn out to be true. Sarah, Jay and Rene find out the hard way what sort of tale their nan's woordatj story is when they wander off into the bush despite her warnings.' (Source: Fremantle Press website)

North Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2010
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y Emu and the Water Tree Gladys Milroy , Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2012 Z1856847 2012 single work children's fiction children's 'There was once a time when emus could fly higher than any other bird in Australia. This is the tale of a curious emu, who changed the lives of emus everywhere when he lost the power of flight to a crafty serpent, but discovered his ability to run.' (From the publisher's website.) Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2012
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y Yippee! Summer Holidays Tjalaminu Mia , Jessica Lister , Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2012 Z1857823 2012 single work children's fiction children's

'Debbie and Billy just love the summer holidays, especially when their grandfather comes to stay. They have lots of fun racing tyres and telling stories together. But best of all Debbie likes the special times she has with Dada Kean and the wonderful places he shows her.' (Trove)

Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2012
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y A Cyclone is Coming Darlene Oxenham , North Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2013 Z1913522 2013 single work children's fiction children's 'A cyclone is coming to Useless Loop. Annie has never been in a cyclone, but everyone else seems to know just what to do. She helps her parents get everything ready, then waits to see what the cyclone will bring. Will it be scary? Will it be boring? Annie finds out it is both, and more!' (Publisher's blurb)
North Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2013
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y Lilli and Shadow in Trouble Sabrina Dudgeon , Laura Dudgeon , North Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2013 Z1913536 2013 single work children's fiction children's 'Lilli and Shadow are reunited in this exciting new adventure for junior readers - only this time it's Shadow that needs Lilli's help. Someone, or something, has taken over Shadows home in the old mango tree. Together with some help from Nan, they must find the best solution for everyone.' North Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2013
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y Lucky Thamu Cheryl Kickett , Jaylon Tucker , Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2014 7844285 2014 single work children's fiction children's

'It’s the school holidays and Eli is off to visit his Thamu. They’re going camping and prospecting too. Eli loves listening to Thamu’s stories and learning about country. Thamu knows lots about everything. But does he know where to find gold, and will Eli strike it lucky?' (Publication summary)

Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2014

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2009

Works about this Work

Fiction in Series : Resources for Literacy and Pleasure in the Primary Years Lyn Linning , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 27 no. 5 2012; (p. 14-19)
Survey of all the major publisher and author series suitable for primary school children.
From the West - The Waarda Series Darlene Oxenham , Laura Dudgeon , Patricia Lynette Dudgeon , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 54 no. 1 2010; (p. 6-7)
The Children's Book Council of Australia Judges' Report 2010 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 54 no. 3 2010; (p. 3)
Creating Early Readers for Indigenous Students Sally Morgan , 2009 single work essay
— Appears in: Magpies: Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 24 no. 4 2009; (p. 12-13)

Sally Morgan discusses the impetus behnd the Waarda Series which aims to 'create books that aupport the literary needs of Indigenous children in primary schools' as well as introducing non-Indigenous children to the richness and depth of Indigenous storytelling' (12). She explains that 'Waarda' is a Nyanger word for 'sharing news, stories and information' (12), however, the collection includes stories from the Palkyu, Mardi/Gija and Malgana as well as Nyanga people, whose country ranges form the Kimberley, Pilbara, Gascoigne and the south-east of the State. Their aim was to 'embrace the rich diversity of present day Aboriginal peoples' in order to recognize that 'Aboriginal people come from many different nations, with perspectives informed by their homelands and by collective, family and individual life experiences' (12). Morgan reveals that the project has developed through an 'ongoing, organic editorial process' that is 'flexible, open and able to evolve and grow as the project does' (13) and points to how the processes created by and through the project have a lot to offer in terms of 'the development of literacy skills seen as vital for the life opportunities of Indigenous children' (13). It is hoped that the series will not only add to the Aboriginal reading material already available and promote what can be achieved by Aboriginal people but will 'inspire children to have broader aspirations: to believe in the power of their own creative imaginations...' (13).

Creating Early Readers for Indigenous Students Sally Morgan , 2009 single work essay
— Appears in: Magpies: Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 24 no. 4 2009; (p. 12-13)

Sally Morgan discusses the impetus behnd the Waarda Series which aims to 'create books that aupport the literary needs of Indigenous children in primary schools' as well as introducing non-Indigenous children to the richness and depth of Indigenous storytelling' (12). She explains that 'Waarda' is a Nyanger word for 'sharing news, stories and information' (12), however, the collection includes stories from the Palkyu, Mardi/Gija and Malgana as well as Nyanga people, whose country ranges form the Kimberley, Pilbara, Gascoigne and the south-east of the State. Their aim was to 'embrace the rich diversity of present day Aboriginal peoples' in order to recognize that 'Aboriginal people come from many different nations, with perspectives informed by their homelands and by collective, family and individual life experiences' (12). Morgan reveals that the project has developed through an 'ongoing, organic editorial process' that is 'flexible, open and able to evolve and grow as the project does' (13) and points to how the processes created by and through the project have a lot to offer in terms of 'the development of literacy skills seen as vital for the life opportunities of Indigenous children' (13). It is hoped that the series will not only add to the Aboriginal reading material already available and promote what can be achieved by Aboriginal people but will 'inspire children to have broader aspirations: to believe in the power of their own creative imaginations...' (13).

From the West - The Waarda Series Darlene Oxenham , Laura Dudgeon , Patricia Lynette Dudgeon , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 54 no. 1 2010; (p. 6-7)
The Children's Book Council of Australia Judges' Report 2010 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 54 no. 3 2010; (p. 3)
Fiction in Series : Resources for Literacy and Pleasure in the Primary Years Lyn Linning , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 27 no. 5 2012; (p. 14-19)
Survey of all the major publisher and author series suitable for primary school children.
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