Projects

Bilingual baby board books

Bilingual baby board books bring local cultural knowledge to life through language, music and artwork. 

These books promote a love of reading and sharing of stories with families. They also help promote and preserve Indigenous languages.

Twenty-five titles of hardcopy bilingual baby board books have been produced by remote Indigenous families, local musicians and artists. Interactive e-books for some of the collection will soon be released.

Northern Territory Library has managed the Bilingual Baby Board Book project since 2008, partnering with service providers in remote communities, including: 

  • NT Department of Education (Families as First Teachers) 
  • Anglicare NT 
  • Walpiri Education and Training Trust (WETT) 
  • Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (BIITE)
  • regional councils.

The bilingual board books have been distributed to community clinics, playgroups, preschools and families.

Contact

For more information, contact:

Anja Tait, Assistant Director Libraries and Learning
Phone: 8922 0796
anja.tait@nt.gov.au

Bilingual books published   

Title

Community

Language

Publication date

Amama Apapa Ajaja    Mummy, Daddy, Baby

Tiwi Islands

Tiwi

2010

Pirltirrka Warlpiri Baby

Lajamanu

Warlpiri

2010

Welcome home baby Karu Kayina Ngurrangka ng-ng

Elliott

Mudburra

2010

Mama Papa Pirltirrka

Ti Tree

Warlpiri, Anmatyerr

2010

Maty Angey Ampel Yerrk Akwek

Ti Tree

Warlpiri, Anmatyerr

2010

Dalba Larrakia baby

Darwin

Larrakia

2010

Nanapu Null Marrtji  Diltjiyi We go out to the bush

Yirrkala

Dhuwaya

2010

Ngayu Bayakarda Bardarda

Borroloola

Garrwa

2012

Na-walk walk - kan  Banatjarl Strongbala Wimun Grup

Katherine, Barunga, Wugular, Manyallaluk

Jawoyn & Kriol

2012

Let's go hunting.... In Alekarenge

Alekarenge

Wakirti warlpiri, Alyawarr, Kaytetye

2012

Baru, Nyoka, Miyapunu Manikay

Ramingining

Djambarrpuynu

2012

Rainbow pikipiki

Walungurru (Kintore)

Pintupi, Luritja

2012

Angwenhe Impatye? Whose footprint?

Alice Springs

Central Arrernte

2013

Drimin  Buk

Alawa,Marranbala, Ngalakgan, Ngandi, Nunggubuyu, Rembarrnga, Ritharrnu, Wagilak, Kriol

Ngukurr

2013

My Banbiya

Elliott

Mudburra

2013

Warlalja ngalipaku We are family

Yuendumu

Warlpiri

2013

Duwa and Yirridjdja Growing up culture way Kunbarlanja

Kunbaarlanja, Gunbalanya

Kunwinjku

2013

Eningerribirra langwa Aniniga-Murrariya

Umbakumba, Angurugu

Anindilyakwa

2013

Karokkadja and Delipa

Maningrida

Ndjebbana, Burarra

2013

Melabat Gon Hunting

Jilkminggan

Mangarrayi, Kriol

2013

Amamiln Yara Watjani Pipirri Tjutaku

Papunya

Luritja

2014

Ambalaman Marrya Good Food

Numbulwar

Wubuy

2014

Warumungu Manu Tennant Creek Country

Tennant Creek

Warumungu

2015

Djamarrkuliw' wakal Manikay Mala

Milingimbi

Gupapuynu, Yirritja, Djambarrpuynu, Dhuwa

2015

Manikay mala djamarrkuliw' Songs for little children

Galiwin'ku

Djambarrpuynu

2015

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Last updated: 04 April 2017