Birrong Books is a division of Boyer Educational Resources.
Birrong Books
'Birrong' means star in the language of the Aboriginal people living around Sydney Harbour when Europeans arrived.
We chose the name for our business because our aim is to bring stellar Australian stories to the world.

Across Great Divides: True Stories of Life at Sydney Cove, ISBN 9781877074424, Susan BoyerResource Book for 'Across Great Divides: True Stories of Life at Sydney Cove', ISBN 9781877074493, Susan BoyerArabanoo and the coming of strangers, ISBN 9781877074455, Susan BoyerAnimals Big and Small, ISBN 9781877074479, Susan BoyerThe Big Broom Broom Book, ISBN 9781877074486, Susan Boyer

 

 

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Australian History              'Across Great Divides: True Stories of Life at Sydney Cove'                       Available
'Across Great Divides: True Stories of Life at Sydney Cove' is a non-fiction narrative that brings to life the diverse personal experiences of convicts and military men living in Australia's first colony. The stories also give voice to the dilemmas faced by Aboriginal people who were challenged by the unexpected arrival of a completely alien race of white people to their land, yet interactions were dynamic and varied. The stories are based on the words of those who lived them, being taken from journals, letters and oral histories of the time.

Price:   $26.95 (AUD)     ISBN: 9781877074424      Genre:   Australian history, non-fiction, narrative

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Australian History                'Stories of Life at Sydney Cove'           Available          Read Historical Background >>            Read Chapter 1 >>
This book is a young reader edition of 'Across Great Divides: True Stories of Life at Sydney Cove' for ages 10+.
The stories begin with the voyage of the First Fleet when thirteen year old convicts, John Hudson and Elizabeth Hayward, are sent to a mysterious land at the end of the world. They have no idea of what life holds for them. At Sydney Cove there are no roads, no fences, no buildings … just wilderness.

Price:   $18.95 (AUD)     ISBN: 9781877074493           Size: A5            Genre:   Australian history fiction
Excerpt of a review of ‘Stories of Life at Sydney Cove’
"It is evident that Boyer has thoroughly researched her material; (the) tale is interesting, absorbing and well told…
                                   This is a comprehensive and fascinating piece of research and the author is to be congratulated on her achievement.'
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                                   Reviewed in Buzz Words, 24 January 2017 by Dianne Bates

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Australian History                'Resource Book for 'Stories of Life at Sydney Cove'
                                               Pending publication - available 2017

This Resource Book offers a range of resource material to engage and stimulate interest in early colonial Australian history topics of the Australian Curriculum (Primary & Secondary levels). It also provides varied activities for English language and literacy practice, and for promoting classroom interaction.
Price:   $19.95 (AUD)     ISBN: 9781877074509           Size: A4            Genre:   Australian history

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Australian History               'Arabanoo and the coming of strangers'            Pending publication - available 2017
With a British penal settlement in his homeland, Arabanoo subsequently faced challenges few of us would find easy.
Finding himself alone, in the midst of strangers and captive to their unknown intentions, he turned his terrifying ordeal into an amazing cross cultural journey.
Price:   $TBA (AUD)     ISBN: 9781877074455     Size: A5            Genre:   Australian history

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Australian History     'People in Austrlia's Past'                                                        Available
This book contains stories of courage, achievement and fame about people in Australia's past. Some were convicts, some were reformers and some adventurers. However, each left their mark in Australia's history.                                
The 'People in Australia's Past' set includes:
People in Australia's Past - their stories, their achievements (A5)   $12.95
The A5 reader is 'Out of Print' - see the Language Workbook for the stories.
People in Australia's Past - Audio CD   $19.95
People in Australia's Past - Language Workbook (A4 spiral)   $44.95




The eighteen stories include: Aboriginal Australians, Governor Arthur Phillip, Bennelong, James Ruse, Mary Reibey, John and Elizabeth Macarthur, Governor and Mrs Macquarie, Caroline Chisholm, Edmund Barton, Edith Cowan, Banjo Paterson, Dame Nellie Melba, David Unaipon, Charles Kingsford Smith, John Flynn, Douglas Mawson, Eddie Mabo and Charlie Perkins.
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The CD has the audio narrations for the 18 stories in 'People in Australia's Past'.

The 'People in Australia's Past Language Workbook' contains the 18 stories of courage, achievement and fame about people in Australia's past.
Accompanying each story are language activities such as:
vocabulary building activities, comprehension activities, self testing, spelling and grammar worksheets and discussion questions and speaking activities.

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Baby's Book               Black and White for Baby                         Available now direct through Birrong Books

Contains 34 high contrast images (black and white) to stimulate babies' interest and development.
Laminated and spiral bound in sturdy plastic for durability.
Words accompanying each image are for older siblings, parents or carers to read to baby,
providing auditory stimulation and interaction.
Price:   $18.95 (AUD)     ISBN: 9781877074400      Genre:   Baby's books


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Children's Book               Animals Big and Small          Pending publication - available in 2017
This bright picture book is full of exquisite photography of animals of all shades, shapes and sizes and is accompanied by rhyming text which encourages children to name animals and recognise their colours and sounds.
Recommended for children aged 1-8 years, this beautifully simple book can be read aloud by an adult or browsed and enjoyed independently by littlies.
This (A4 landscape) book contains beautiful colour photographs of farm animals, forest animals, desert animals, jungle animals and more.
Price:   $TBA (AUD)     ISBN: 9781877074479      Genre:   Children's books


 Children's Book              The Big Broom Broom Book          Pending publication - available in 2017
Small children love diggers, tractors and trucks. They enjoy watching big vehicles such as cement-trucks and bull-dozers at work and they love seeing racing cars and motor bikes go zooming past.
‘The Big Broom Broom Book’ by Susan Boyer uses colourful photography and playful, rhyming text to entertain and inform little listeners about the role of various machines and vehicles.
Featuring a range of transport and work vehicles, this (A4 landscape) book is perfect for pre-school children and a joy for teachers, parents and fun-loving adults to read aloud.
Price:   $TBA (AUD)     ISBN: 9781877074486      Genre:   Children's books

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