Meet your beautiful new books!
For the last few months our team across the world have been hard at work writing, designing, planning and creating four brand new, exclusive hardback books for the 2021 Roots & Shoots Australia Resource Box for Schools. And we’re excited to share with you a sneak peek of what’s inside this brilliant educator’s pack, available to primary school teachers and homeschoolers across Australia – free!
Curriculum aligned, we hope these books inspire the imagination of young nature lovers, to build deep, lasting connections to our earth – when it is needed most. And therefore, a lifelong commitment to, and passion for, protecting her and our fellow animals.
A journey through Australia’s rich and diverse first cultures.
A collaboration with First Nations partners across our wide and wonderful land, Living Landscapes is a compelling compendium of Australia’s rich and diverse Indigenous cultures.
From the northerly Masigalgal people of the Torres Strait, to South Australia’s Mirning Council of Elders, the Banbai Rangers in the east, to the south-western Noongar, this stunning hardback is brimming with beautiful artwork, photography, stories and personal tales from our living landscape – of past, present and future.
A celebration of the ecological wisdom of earth’s oldest continuing culture, Living Landscapes is a treasure to be enjoyed by all young Australians and their teachers, to further connect us to the animals, people and environments of this land.
Australia’s Amazing Islands
A stunning look at the major islands off our coastline and their unique biodiversity
While mainland Australia is technically the biggest island in the world, we are lucky to be surrounded by a circle of incredibly biodiverse smaller islands.
Explore the remote Indian Ocean tropics of Cocos Keeling to the chilly subantarctic Macquarie, the world’s largest sand island at Queensland’s Fraser to the coral reef paradise of Lady Elliot, without leaving your classroom!
Australia’s Amazing Islands is your tour guide to these unique and special places – exploring the landscapes, habitats, plants, animals, birds, marine life and conservation priorities of each.
Wonder of the Universe
Journey deep into the solar system
Take a trip into the stars with the The Royal Institution of Australia and Professor Alan Duffy through the pages of Wonder of the Universe. Inside we’ll spark the imagination of young astronauts and stargazers by journeying into the heavens to learn about the planets in our solar system and far beyond our Milky Way. Strap in: sign up for our programme.
We’ll also share the stories of contemporary female Indigenous astronomers and Australia’s own historical sites – that have accurately depicted the skies above for over 20,000 years. An otherworldly adventure, enjoyed in the comfort of gravity.
Image: Vail Nebula captured by the NASAESA Hubble Space Telescope
What on Earth?
Meet the weirdest, wildest, most wonderful plants!
Venture deep into the forests to witness the weirdest vegetation on earth. From the giant Rafflesia and alien looking Hydnora, to carnivorous fly catchers and pitchers, What On Earth will delight young botanists with the most bizarre and beautiful species of our blue and green marble. From the forests, deserts, jungles to oceans, find out more about Earth’s plants – and why we need to protect every piece of our ecosystems.
Buy now: The 2020 Resource Box
Did you miss out on last year’s pilot programme? Or know someone that did? With homeschooling continuing for many, these four beautiful books are filled with resources, ideas and inspiration for your kids. From backyard activities to bushwalks, cosmos exploration to the strangest animals on earth, this gorgeous quartet will instill a deep love for nature in our next generation.
You can buy the entire box set now for $149.95 or each individual book – Amazing Australia, Local Safari, What on Earth or Incredible Earth – for $49.50 each. A great gift for any young adventurer!