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     I have enjoyed illustrating these books in the hope that it will help people better understand the indigenous heritage of Australia and to make it easy for kids to get to know there are many wonderful stories we have to share.
These books are published by Magabala Books of Broome Western Australia.
          If you are interested in buying them please contact Magabala for a distributor.



                           
      Winin - Why the Emu cannot fly
author: Mary Charles, Bill McGregor      illustrator: Ngardarb Francine Riches

A traditional story about foolishness and jealousy is delightfully illustrated and told in English and Nyulnyul, a language spoken in the Kimberleys.

(This book was shortlisted for the West Australian Premier's Book Awards.)
Winin Why the Emu Cannot Fly Winin Why the Emu Cannot Fly
    Bardi Counting Book
author: Lucy Wiidagoo Dann     illustrator: Ngardarb Francine Riches

  
            (This book was shortlisted for the West Australian Premier's Book Awards.)
    What makes a tree smile
author: Terri Jenke    illustrator: Ngardarb Francine Riches

This book was conceived by Tamina Pitt when she was five. With the help of her mother (and co-author) Terri Janke and illustrator Francine Ngardarb Riches.
It's a beautiful book for young readers. It explores the imagination of author and what she thinks makes trees happy. It’s simplicity make it a delightful read.
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