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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... vol. 24 no. 2 May 2009 of Magpies : Talking About Books for Children est. 1986-1995 Magpies : Talking About Books for Children
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Contents

* Contents derived from the 2009 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Know the Author: Christobel Mattingly, Sarah Mayor-Cox , 2009 single work column
Christobel Mattingley 'was born on the Kaurnu Dreaming trail' and lived in the Adelaide plains until she was eight. (4). While she didn't realize at the time that this was 'a significant trail for the Kaurnu people who are the traditional custodians of the land', she attributes the 'geneisis of what she writes now' to 'things in my childhood that went right down to my subconscious' (4). Mayor Cox discusses Mattingley's early childhood and the nascent beginnings of her 'long and profound involvement with Australia's publishing industry' (4) as well as referring to a number of Mattingley's popluar publications and the responses they draw from readers. This includes Maralinga: The Anangu Story, The Miracle Tree, No guns for Asmir and the collection of Nunga stories entitled Survival in Our Own Land which she co-edited with Ken Hampton. There is also a 'fact box' which includes information on Mattingley's academic background, literary prizes and personal achievements
(p. 4-6)
Spreading the Seeds : Australian Indigenous Publishing for Young People, Robyn Sheahan-Bright , 2009 single work essay

Sheahan-Bright explores '...the growth in publishing by Indigenous writers and publishers, and of writing on Indigenous cultural themes, and some of the issues which confront publishers when dealing with Indigenous writers and illustrators' (8). The article begins with some background, and points out that despite a cultural and artistic heritage that dates back thousands of years, Indigenous writing and publishing has not been widely recognised in mainstream Australian until most recently and Sheahan-Bright says "This is despite their having been engaged in colonial conflict and later subject to the...assimilation policies which discouraged involvement with European notions of literacy" (8). She discusses the origins of the Indigenous publishing houses Aboriginal Studies Press (ASP), Institute of Aboriginal Development (IAD Press), Magabala Books, Keeaira Press, Black Ink Press, Indij Readers and briefly refers to the above mentioned texts in the section entitled 'what's being published'. This leads into a summary of the five main issues in relation to Indigenous publishing and the 'need for authenticity in writing about Indigenous peoples and culture' (11). Sheahan-Bright lists these issues as 'respect for country and Indigenous control of material', relevance of copyright issues, lack of understanding from non-Indigenous Australians, the need to consider 'protocol, specific authority, appropriation' and finally, to develop an awareness of the social factors that contribute to the socially and economically disadvantaged position of the majority of Indigenous Australians. She argues that 'knowledge of Indigenous culture is a genuine part of Australian culture ...and the publishing output should reflect that' (12). However, she concludes that while 'there has been growth in publishing Indigenous voices in English', in general, 'there are many miles still to be travelled and many seeds still to be sown' (12)

(p. 8-12)
Cover Book Review, Nola Allen , 2009 single work review
— Review of Captain Crabclaw's Crew Frances Watts , 2009 single work picture book ;
Nola Allen describes Frances Watts picture book Captain Crabclaw's Crew as 'an entertaining, light-hearted, read-aloud' that 'invites participation, creates anticipation, provides opportunities for conversation and concludes with a comforting and satisfying resolution' (16). Allen says the story is further enhanced by David Legge's ink illustrations, which not only contain 'clues' to the story in the detailed pictures but 'add an element of pathos' to an essentially humorous and fun story(16).
(p. 16) Section: Before School-Lower Primary
[Untitled], Chloe Mauger , 2009 single work review
— Review of My Baby Love Meredith Costain , 2008 single work picture book ;
(p. 26) Section: Before School
[Untitled], Liz Derouet , 2009 single work review
— Review of See Me Move Sascha Hutchinson , 2009 single work picture book ;
(p. 26) Section: Before School
[Untitled], Tina Cavanough , 2009 single work review
— Review of Where's My Mum? : A Lift-the-Flap Book about Australian Birds Susan Hall , 2009 single work picture book ;
(p. 27) Section: Before School
[Untitled], Sharon Greenaway , 2009 single work review
— Review of Jasper McFlea Will Not Eat His Tea Lee Fox , 2009 single work picture book ;
(p. 27) Section: Before School
[Untitled], Liz Derouet , 2009 single work review
— Review of I Only Like Toast Greg Knagge , 2008 single work picture book ;
(p. 27) Section: Before School
[Untitled], Jenny Gorman , 2009 single work review
— Review of This Is The Mud! Kathryn Apel , 2009 single work picture book ;
(p. 27-28) Section: Before School
[Untitled], Margaret Robson Kett , 2009 single work review
— Review of Mummies Are Amazing Catriona Hoy , 2009 single work picture book ;
(p. 28) Section: Before School
[Untitled], Kerry White , 2009 single work review
— Review of Our Daft Dog Danny Pamela Allen , 2009 single work picture book ;
(p. 29) Section: Before School
[Untitled], Margaret Robson Kett , 2009 single work review
— Review of Crocodile River Diana Lawrenson , 2009 single work picture book ;
(p. 29) Section: Before School
[Review] I'm Green and I'm Grumpy, Rayma Turton , 2009 single work review
— Review of I'm Green and I'm Grumpy Alison Lester , 1993 single work picture book ;
(p. 29) Section: Before School
[Review] Monsters Are Knocking, Rayma Turton , 2009 single work review
— Review of Monsters are Knocking Alison Lester , 1993 single work picture book ;
(p. 29) Section: Before School
[Review] Chook Shed Snake, Russ Merrin , 2009 single work review
— Review of Chook Shed Snake Phil Cummings , 2009 single work children's fiction ;
(p. 30) Section: Beginner Readers
[Untitled], Russ Merrin , 2009 single work review
— Review of The Wombat and the Grand Poohjam Jackie French , 2009 single work children's fiction ;
(p. 30) Section: Beginner Readers
[Untitled], Russ Merrin , 2009 single work review
— Review of The Smartest Dog of All Ian Horrocks , 2009 single work children's fiction ;
(p. 30) Section: Beginner Readers
[Review] Thorpey, Russ Merrin , 2009 single work review
— Review of Thorpey Ruth Starke , 2009 single work children's fiction ;
(p. 30) Section: Beginner Readers
[Untitled], Nola Allen , 2009 single work review
— Review of The Princess and the Packet of Frozen Peas Tony Wilson , 2009 single work picture book ;
(p. 30) Section: Beginner Readers
[Untitled], Kerry White , 2009 single work review
— Review of How Big is Big? Gretel Watson , 2009 single work picture book ;
(p. 30) Section: Beginner Readers

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