Aboriginal Authors Gift Basket

Looking for a special gift for a baby or young child?

The beautiful collection of board books by indigenous authors in our Aboriginal Authors Gift Basket is a great way to introduce little ones to the art and culture of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people while also helping to inspire a love of books and reading.

These lovely stories were all written and illustrated by Indigenous authors and have been carefully chosen to delight parents and small humans from birth up to the age of 4. With colourful illustrations and simple text, they gently explore the connection of First Nations people to Country and to the birds and animals which are unique to this land.

Whether you’re looking for a gift for a special birthday, a baby shower or for a new baby, our Aboriginal Authors Gift Basket is the perfect gift.

What’s included?

Your Aboriginal Authors Gift Basket includes:

  • 7 board books for babies written by Australian Aboriginal authors;
  • Mem Fox’s book for parents about reading aloud;
  • a soft toy for little hands to hold at story time;
  • a beautiful, sturdy gift basket;
  • a hand-written card;


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Need to add something to your gift basket?

If you're buying looking for gifts for twins, you may like to buy one of our gift baskets and add a second soft toy. The babies can share the books and will each have a snuggly friend to cuddle at story time. Perfect.
Or, if you’re buying a gift for a new baby, why not add a small gift for an older sibling to make the new big brother or sister feel special?
Any one of these super-cute soft toys can be added to any of our gift baskets to make your gift extra-special and perfectly unique.

We received your Baby’s First Library Gift Basket when our daughter was born and it was my favourite gift. It was so beautifully presented and the books themselves are just gorgeous. A great idea for a gift!

Sarah, mum to Connie

I recently bought your Aboriginal Authors Gift Basket for my cousin and her new baby. My cousin used to teach in an Indigenous community and she absolutely loves the books! And the koala toy is adorable too.


Reading is so important and such a joy and I’m all for starting to read aloud as early as possible. Your gift baskets are just beautiful and are always received with lots of wows! I’ve just ordered my fourth, this time for a new little one-year-old.


Our Aboriginal Authors Gift Basket is perfect for babies and for little ones up to the age of four.

It’s the perfect new baby gift, baby shower gift or birthday gift for a beloved grandchild or friend.

This beautiful selection of board books written by Indigenous authors has been carefully chosen to enhance the development of young brains by providing a variety of listening experiences. They're some of the very best books for babies, with their bright, clear illustrations and emphasis on the rhyme and rhythmic language which babies and small children love so much. Rhythm and rhyme in also make books fun to read aloud and are important for stimulating a love of language and and awareness of how language works.

The books in our Aboriginal Authors Gift Basket are board books for babies and are designed for little ones to handle themselves. This is an important part of helping children develop a love of books and reading. Keep your basket of books close at hand to allow easy access to the books for little ones and to encourage impromptu read-aloud sessions.

Our Aboriginal Authors Gift Basket contains the following books for babies and young children:

    • What do you call a baby ...? a book about our native animals and the names of their young. By Kamsani Bin Salleh;
    • Counting Our Country: a bi-lingual counting book which explores the numbers from one to ten. By Jill Daniels;
    • In the bush I see: a playful look at the animals the author sees in the bush near her home in Tasmania. By Kiara Honeychurch;
    • My Country: a little girl explores the country she loves, singing the earth’s song. By Ezekiel Kwaymullina and Sally Morgan;
    • I Love Me: a playful, rhyming book about loving and accepting ourselves no matter what. By Sally Morgan and Ambelin Kwaymullina; OR Welcome, Child! a joyous and heartfelt celebration of the love a parent feels for a new child. By Sally Morgan;
    • We All Sleep: a gentle journey through a day, celebrating the interconnectedness of people and animals. By Ezekiel Kwaymullina and Sally Morgan;
    • a b c of Australian Animals: a cute and colourful introduction to the alphabet and to some of our native Australian animals. By Bronwyn Bancroft;
    • Reading Magic: a fascinating book for parents about the joy and importance of reading aloud to their little ones. By Mem Fox;

    Please note that the book cover images shown here may differ to those in the basket depending on the print edition.

    A super-soft Jellycat Bashful Koala is great for little hands to hold while listening to these Aboriginal stories.

    Our signature gift baskets are beautiful and sturdy basket and have been designed to store the books so that they can be kept tidy and close at hand.


Our beautiful baskets are made especially for The Book Basket Company to our specifications and are sturdy enough to stand up to a bit of less-than-gentle handling from little ones. The cute liners are sewn for us here in Sydney by a lovely lady who operates her small business from home.

Basket: white-painted cane
Basket liner: 100% cotton
Jellycat Bashful Koala: polyester, plastic bead filling


Your Aboriginal Authors Gift Basket is designed to stand up to normal wear-and-tear and to handling by young children:

Basket: wipe gently with a damp cloth.
 wash gently in cold water, if needed. Line dry. Do not tumble dry as the cotton will shrink.
Jellycat Bashful Koala:
 spot clean with a damp cloth to remove any marks. Can be hand-washed.

 board books are designed to be handled by babies and small children and we encourage this as it’s an important part of how little ones get to know and love books. Yes, the books are likely to become a bit worn but we think that’s OK!


Our gift baskets are shrink-wrapped to prevent the books moving around in transit. Each gift basket is protected by a layer of biodegradable, eco-friendly fill inside its shipping box:

Basket (empty): 23cm x 23cm x 14cm (height)
Basket (with books): 23cm x 23cm x 21cm (height)
Basket boxed for delivery: 30cm x 30cm x 30cm


We’re sure you and the little bookworm in your life will love your Aboriginal Authors Gift Basket but if for any reason you don’t please don’t worry. You can return your gift basket, no questions asked, and we’ll give you a full refund, including postage.


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