Indigenous Discovery Big Book Series

Indigenous Discovery Big Book Series

Emily Bruce, Leanne Mulgo Watson

The Indigenous Discovery Big Book Series takes students and teachers on a rhyming journey to meet amazing land and sea animals, and essential early concepts of colours, numbers and shapes all brought to life through stunning artwork by Darug artist-educator Leanne Mulgo Watson.

The titles in the Indigenous Discovery Big Book series have been developed to help students build confidence with early learning concepts, such as shapes, colours, numbers and animals, while simultaneously increasing their awareness of and exposure to Indigenous artwork from an early age. The engaging rhyming text by Emily Bruce supports early language skills, such as vocabulary building, and the interactive relationship between the text and the gorgeous full-colour illustrations promotes key visual literacy skills. The big book format makes these titles perfect for an enriching shared reading experience that students will cherish.

Each Big Book is 300 x 420mm and they are Paperback.

Five big books are included in the Indigenous Discovery Big Book Series:
Australian Animals Indigenous Discovery Big Book
Colours Indigenous Discovery Big Book
Shapes Indigenous Discovery Big Book
Numbers Indigenous Discovery Big Book
Under the Sea Indigenous Discovery Big Book

Judge’s Comment

The Indigenous Discovery Big Book Series raises the bar of excellence in content and methods for furthering student understanding in many early years concepts such as shapes, colours, numbers and animals. Meeting many descriptors of the Australian Curriculum, this stunning multifunctional series provides a springboard for conversations across multiple disciplines and also raises student awareness of and exposure to Indigenous artwork from an early age – combining early years concepts with Aboriginal art. This resource is a gorgeous celebration of visual literacy using Indigenous art while supporting fundamental understandings across a range of subject areas.

Winner, Teaching Resource
Resource type
Teaching Resource
Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences
February 2022
Print only
9781922377432, 9781922377449, 9781922377456, 9781922377463, 9781922377470

Learning Media Ltd

Our publishing company, Learning Media Ltd publish carefully levelled readers and offer a wide selection of titles, perfect for shared and guided instruction as well as independent use for students of all ages, and at all reading levels.Emergent titles include highly predictable, repetitive language and common high-frequency words to build reading vocabulary. As students progress, simple sentences, supportive language, and controlled vocabulary are combined with colourful illustrationsand photographs across a variety of genres and settings, depicting diverse characters and themes. The range includes both fiction and non-fiction titles of levelled readers, picture book and big books that provide students with enjoyable independent reading experiences, furthering their appetite for additional reading.