Deadly Discovery Backpacks - celebrating Aboriginal culture and stories

Available for loan at participating public libraries

The Deadly Discovery Backpacks have been developed as part of Better Beginnings' ongoing commitment to engaging Aboriginal families with library services and early literacy resources. They are available for families to borrow for free from participating public libraries in WA. The Deadly Discovery Backpacks focus specifically on Aboriginal culture and stories, and they feature books that have been written or illustrated by Aboriginal people. They provide Aboriginal families in metropolitan and regional areas with access to resources that are culturally inclusive, interactive and fun.

The Deadly Discovery Backpacks have been developed for families with children aged 2-5, and are suitable for any family with an interest in Aboriginal culture and stories. Each backpack contains books, a puppet and a musical instrument. The activity booklet inside the backpack encourages families to enjoy sharing stories, rhymes and literacy experiences together at home.

Ask about the Deadly Discovery Backpacks at your local public library.


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As a teacher of over 30 years, I have witnessed the Better Beginnings program helping to transform children’s lives and given them greater potential to grow, learn and develop, perform well at school and succeed in later life.
Councillor David Lagan, Deputy Mayor, City of Stirling

…I never thought of reading to my baby.  Better Beginnings has really boosted my confidence.