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The Adventures of Na Willa

The Adventures of Na Willa

Reda Gaudiamo, illus. Cecillia Hadayat, transl. Ikhda Ayuning Maharsi Degoul & Kate Wakeling

Through the eye of the little girl Na Willa, we see the community of Surabaya in Indonesia as it really is in '60s.

This Book is Anti-Racist Journal

This Book is Anti-Racist Journal

Tiffany Jewell, illus. Aurélia Durand

A guidebook with over fifty activities for taking action against racism.

My Dad

My Dad

Susan Quinn, illus. Marina Ruiz

A child shows us how his everyday world is enhanced by the care and creativity of a brilliant dad.

What is daddy going to do?

What is daddy going to do?

Carly Madden, illus. Juliana Perdomo

Different daddies get up to all sorts of fun with their children in this colourful, lift-the-flap book, which acts as a guessing game for readers to enjoy.

Bandoola: The Great Elephant Rescue

Bandoola: The Great Elephant Rescue

William Grill

An epic story of the enduring bond between humans and animals based on the true story of Bandoola and Elephant Bill.

Drawn Across Borders: True Stories of Migration

Drawn Across Borders: True Stories of Migration

George Butler

Migration is a fact of life – and one of the most pressing and misunderstood issues of our time. George Butler draws from 10 years of experience in reporting on crises to introduce some of the individuals who have been forced to leave their homeland.

Fearless: The Story of Daphne Caruana Galizia

Fearless: The Story of Daphne Caruana Galizia

Gattaldo

The story of Daphne Caruana Galizia, the investigative reporter, who devoted her life to standing up for truth, justice and freedom of speech.

When We Walked on the Moon

When We Walked on the Moon

David Long, illus. Sam Kalda

A powerful description of the Apollo missions from the astronauts who made it to the moon.

We Are The Supremes

We Are The Supremes

Zoë Tucker, illus. Salini Perera

This inspiring book tells the story of the friendship between Flo, Mary, and Diana who became superstars.

A Year Full of Celebrations and Festivals

A Year Full of Celebrations and Festivals

Claire Grace, illus. Christopher Corr

A book full of bright and bold illustrations that use the title celebrations and festivals to explore diversity.

Hello! A Welcoming Story

Hello! A Welcoming Story

Gina K. Lewis, illus. María José Campos

Five refugee children who have left everything they know and arrived in a new place are welcomed by their classmates.

The Mask that Loved to Count

The Mask that Loved to Count

Luo Xi, transl. Helen Wang

A N95 mask goes on a journey from a pharmacy to a home to a hospital, counting as he goes, and finding out his true goal.