Go on a journey through Australia with vibrant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander storytelling and illustration. Families can learn and explore Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and histories by reading picture books together. Boroondara Library Service staff have created this list from our collection so you and your family can add some new perspectives to your storytimes. 

To find Indigenous Dreamtime stories, search the library catalogue for 'Dreamtime' or find Dewey 398.20994 on the shelves. 

Enjoy more Indigenous Australian stories read by our favourite authors, illustrators and media personalities with Story Box Library. Watch on any device using your library membership. 

Then come and join us at Wurundjeri Storytime online! Children will learn about Wurundjeri culture, language and Dreaming stories through storytelling, dance and song.

Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Picture Books

ABC Dreaming by Warren Brim
An A – Z of Australian animals by Sally Morgan and Bronwyn Bancroft  
Baby business by Jasmine Seymour
Bold Australian girl by Jess Black
Brother moon by Maree McCarthy Yoelu
Clever crow by Nina Lawrence
Colour me by Ezekiel Kwaymullina
Colours of Australia by Bronwyn Bancroft
Coming home to Country by Bronwyn Bancroft
Cooee Mittigar by Jasmine Seymour and Leanne Mulgo Watson
Cunning crow by Gregg Dreise
Going to the footy by Debbie Coombes
Hello to you, moon by Sally Morgan
I love me by Sally Morgan and Ambelin Kwaymullina
I see, we saw by Yolnu students of Nhulunbuy Primary School with Ann James and Ann Haddon
Kangaroos hop by Ros Moriarty
Kookoo Kookaburra by Gregg Dreise
Little Bird’s day by Sally Morgan
Mad Magpie by Gregg Dreise
Molly the pig = Moli det igibigi by Karen Manbullo and Binjari Buk Mob
Mum's elephant by Maureen Jipiyiliya Nampijinpa O'Keefe
My Country by Ezekiel Kwaymullina
My culture and me by Gregg Dreise
My Lost Mob by Venetia Tyson
No way, Yirrikipayi! by the children of Milikapiti School and Alison Lester
Our home, our heartbeat by Adam Briggs  
Respect by Aunty Fay Muir and Sue Lawson
Silly Birds by Gregg Dreise
Splosh for the Billabong by Ros Moriarty
Summer rain by Ros Moriarty
Ten scared fish by Ros Moriarty
The rainbow by Ros Moriarty
Welcome to Country by Aunty Joy Murphy and Lisa Kennedy
Where is Galah? By Sally Morgan
Wilam: a Birrarung story by Aunty Joy Murphy and Andrew Kelly

Make a reservation

To reserve a book, select the title and use your membership number and PIN to place a reservation. Titles with an asterisk (*) are also available from our eBook collection.

More recommended reading

Visit our Children’s Storytimes and Activities page for all our regular children’s programs. See our Literacy and reading resources for families page to find the best reading recommendations, literacy advice and programs for your child.