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FEBRUARY 9, 2023

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February 2023 Story Releases

Discover new story releases on Story Box Library, encouraging kids to think about the importance of taking care of our environment, be courageous and love the different origins and cultures between us.

Find February story releases:

  • For thousands of years, First Nations people have listened and responded to the land and made friends with fire, using this knowledge to encourage plants and seeds to flourish, and creating beautiful places for both animals and people to live. 
    Join Uncle Kuu as he takes us out on Country and explains cultural burning, in Looking After Country With Fire: Aboriginal Burning Knowledge with Uncle Kuu
    Featuring stunning artwork by Sandra Steffensen, this is a powerful and timely story of understanding Australia's ecosystems through Indigenous fire management, read by Tamala Shelton.
  • Tap, tap tap...Frog thinks there’s no one else in the forest, but you never know what’s just around the corner... 
    Snap! is created by Anna Walker and read by Patrick Harvey.
  • On her way to the waterhole, Dumazi finds a big yellow lion caught in a trap. ‘Please save my life and set me free,’ he begs. But Dumazi knows that lions roaming free eat little Zulu girls like her... 
    Dumazi and the Big Yellow Lion is written and read by Valanga Khoza, and illustrated by Matt Ottley.
  • There’s a new bird in the aviary... and everyone’s in a flap! He’s strange and different... and SCARY! Will the scary bird ever feel at home with the others? 
    Scary Bird is a funny, clever and light-hearted take on migration and fear of newcomers, created by Michel Streich and read by Melissa Leong.


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