Publisher's synopsis

Meet 11-year-old Bindi. She’s not really into maths but LOVES art class and playing hockey. Her absolute FAVOURITE thing is adventuring outside with friends or her horse, Nell.

A new year starts like normal—school, family, hockey, dancing. But this year hasn’t gone to plan! There’s a big art assignment, a drought, a broken wrist AND the biggest bushfires her town has ever seen!

Bindi is a verse novel for mid-upper primary students. Written ‘for those who plant trees’, Bindi explores climate, bushfires, and healing. Written from the point of view of 11-year-old, Bindi and her friends on Gundungurra Country.​


  • Winner, 2019 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards, Daisy Utemorrah Award
  • Winner, 2021 Australian Book Industry Awards, Small Publishers’ Childrens Book of the Year
  • Shortlisted, 2021 Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards, Younger Readers
  • Shortlisted, 2021 Australian Book Design Awards, Best Designed Children’s Fiction Book
  • Shortlisted, 2021 Readings Children’s Book Prize