Helen Milroy, author of Wombat, Mudlark and Other Stories and Backyard Birds, is joined by Honey the brush tail on YouTube

Photo of author Helen Milroy with dog on a bench

Helen Milroy, and her friend Honey the brush tail possum, have a special message for everyone spending extra time at home this week. They say that the best way to enjoy your time is to read some books about native Australian animals.

Watch it below and wait until the end for Honey’s important advice!



About the author

Helen Milroy is a descendant of the Palyku people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia, but was born and raised in Perth. She now practices as a doctor and is the Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Western Australia, where she also gained her degree.

You’ll recognise her as the author of heartwarming children’s book Wombat, Mudlark and Other Stories, a book which encourages children to develop their emotional gifts told through the adventures of native Australian animals. Her new book Backyard Birds is a fun and vibrant picture book for young readers that introduces the colourful birds hiding in our own backyards. With bold illustrations and lively vocabulary, this new release is perfect for the little ones that are just starting out on their reading journey.

Like the sound of Helen Milroy and her books? Here are some ways to learn more and stay in touch.

Buy the books.
Backyard Birds and Wombat, Mudlark and Other Stories are available to pre-order now on our website.

Photo of Wombat, Mudlark and Other StoriesPhoto of Backyard Birds

Read sample chapters or download free colouring activity sheets below.

Sample chapter for Wombat, Mudlark and Other Stories.

Activity sheet for Wombat, Mudlark and Other Stories.

Activity sheet for Wombat, Mudlark and Other Stories

Sample chapter for Backyard Birds.

Activity sheet for Backyard Birds.

Backyard Birds activity sheet

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