The Selfish Tree

‘Sometimes people ask me,’ said the Blue Gum*, ‘Don’t you mind when the termites hollow out your innards, your limbs drop, the parrots chew your skin to make new holes,

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Phasmid: the indefatigable invertebrate

Children’s books have a long history of portraying hopeful tales of adventure and survival through fictional characters and fantastical worlds. Phasmid, however, is of a different nature. A true story

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‘…a life I could not read’: the significance of eucalypts in Australian culture

I won’t be the last to say it, but it can be easy to forget our eucalypts. Growing up, I took the immense trees that my family were lucky enough

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Reading wonder: the power of nature in Australian children’s classics

Children’s books have always been a big part of my life – as a child (unsurprisingly) and as an adult. Literary studies at university enhanced my love for new and

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