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.

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Australian History          'Across Great Divides: True Stories of Life at Sydney Cove'                          Read more...>>                                                                                                                    See review at www.librarything.com...>>         
Across_Great_Divides:_True_Stories_of_Life_at_Sydney_Cove_ ISBN_9781877074424'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'              Read Historical Background >>                 Read Chapter 1 >>
Stories_of_Life_at_Sydney_Cove_ ISBN_9781877074493 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

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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New 2nd edition now available with 2 extra people         (Contact us for copies of original workbook book and audio CD at reduced prices)
New revision includes:        A4 Stories & Activities Book      Audio CD       Book with CD
Australian History     'People in Australia's Past: Stories & Activites' (2nd Edition)
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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 twenty 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, Vincent Lingiari, Oodreroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker), Eddie Mabo and Charlie Perkins.
Accompanying each story are activities such as:
vocabulary building activities, comprehension activities, crosswords for spelling and grammar practice, discussion topics and speaking activities, onmline research activities and creative activities. Answers to all of the activities are included.

People_in_Australia’s_Past:_Stories_&_Activities_ISBN_9781877074462
People_in_Australia’s_Past:_Stories_&_Activities_Audio_CD_ISBN_9781877074479People_in_Australia’s_Past:_Stories_&_Activities_Book-with_CD_ISBN_9781877074486The 'People in Australia's Past: Stories & Activities' 2nd Edition Set set includes:
People in Australia's Past - Stories & Activities (A4 perfect bound)   $29.95
People in Australia's Past - Audio CD (Narration of the stories)  $19.95
People in Australia's Past - Book with CD  $39.95



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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
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
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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