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A cast of colourful characters bring these stories to life – exploring Yugambeh country, its animals and special places. The beautiful illustrations will spark children’s imagination and can be discovered throughout the Binabar range. Our books can be used independently or in collaboration with our other educational resources and music to create an interactive learning experience.

The books contain orthography notes to help with pronunciation, as well as a list of related additional vocabulary which can be used in extension work. For more information on bringing language into your home or classroom, please check out our Educators page where you can find guidance notes on how to respectfully introduce Aboriginal and culture.

These quality publications are designed for reprinting in any language, and the Binabar team can advise on the appropriate steps to take to see if the books can be published in your local language.

My Danggan (Hands) Love to Clap

This book helps young readers learn new language words for the parts of their body, in a rhyme that encourages movement and repetition.

Currently available in:

  • Paakantji (Darling river region, NSW, including Wilcannia, Menindi and Broken Hill)
    Title: My Mara Love to Clap
  • Awabakal (Newcastle region, NSW)
    Title: My Matara Love to Clap
  • Yugambeh  (Beenleigh/Gold Coast/Beaudesert region)
    Title: My Danggan Love to Clap

Lenny and the Big Red Gullai (Bag)

“Lenny and the Big Red Bag” is a rhyming story that teaches Indigenous language names for things found on a walk through the bush.

The book is currently available in:

  • Paakantji (Darling river region, NSW, including Wilcannia, Menindi and Broken Hill)
    Title: Lenny and the Big Red Malka
  • Awabakal (Newcastle region, NSW)
    Title: Lenny and the Big Red Kinan
  • Yugambeh  (Beenleigh/Gold Coast/Beaudesert region)
    Title: Lenny and the Big Red Gullai

Caring for Kiara – A healthy Jarjum

Kiara is a little Aboriginal girl who goes for her regular health check. Her story helps teach little ones  the importance of looking after their health, while teaching names for parts of the body.

This book is currently available in:

  • Yuggera (Brisbane region)
    Title: Caring for Kiara – A Healthy Namul
  • Yugambeh (Beenleigh/Gold Coast/Beaudesert region) Title: Caring for Kiara – A Healthy Jarjum

No Kuruhman (kangaroos) on the Bus

This book combines a cranky bus driver with silly animal antics to teach little ones the traditional language names for some of the animals familiar to their area.  Actions are incorporated into the story which has a strong performance focus and has been set to music.

The book is currently available in:

  • Paakantji (Darling river region, NSW, including Wilcannia, Menindi and Broken Hill)
    Title: No Tharlta on the Bus
  • Yugambeh  (Beenleigh/Gold Coast/Beaudesert region)
    Title: No Kuruhman on the Bus

Digital Pen- Audio Reader

Learning languages is best done when you can both see it and hear it spoken. Our digital pen- audio readers are available to create an interactive, assisted learning experience.

By scanning the pen over the pages you can hear the text spoken and even fun sounds from the animals and characters in the stories. This is the best way to learn the correct pronunciations for the language. For our titles that have a companion song, you can also find these embedded in each book by scanning over the cover page.

The digital pen- audio readers are available in Yugambeh and Awabakal (one language per pen) and can be purchased as part of one of our book packs or separately in addition to your individual book purchases.

Please note- check on the back cover of pre-purchased books to ensure your book is compatible before purchasing an audio reader. If you have any questions regarding compatibility, please contact us.