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How To Measure The Ocean

Written & illustrated by Inda Ahmad Zahri
Published by Allen & Unwin

How DO you measure something as vast and dynamic as the ocean? A poetic invitation to explore the shallows and depths of the ocean, sparking curiosity and wonder while introducing early maths concepts along the way.

The ocean can be difficult to measure.That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try.You can work most things out…once you know what you’re measuring.

A lyrical exploration of the beauty of maths and the wonders of the ocean.

Inda Ahmad Zahri is an author, illustrator, surgical doctor and scuba diver. She was inspired to create this book when her daughter said, ‘What I love about numbers is that they go on and on and on forever.’
 
Out 30 April 2024. Pre-order your copy here.

 

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The Month That Makes The Year

Written & illustrated by Inda Ahmad Zahri
Published by Allen & Unwin

Finalist in the Muslim Bookstagram Award 2023

Longlisted for DANZ Children’s Book Award 2024

Exploring Ramadan through the eyes of a Muslim child, this graceful and authentic story illuminates the sense of belonging to both the community and the universe that this month of fasting, prayer and reflection brings, as well as the sense of accomplishment that springs from sacrifice.

This month is different from the others.
It starts with the sighting of a new crescent moon.
‘Slow down, be kind to yourself and think good thoughts.’
This month, we learn to do big things by changing one little thing at a time…

It’s the first time for Deenie, the youngest member of a Muslim family, to fast during Ramadan. She comes across some challenges, but by the end of the month, she learns that there is a lot more to Ramadan than giving up food and water.

A warm and joyful story offering children the chance to see themselves or their friends in the celebration of the spiritual practice of Ramadan.

 

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Twice the Love

Written by Inda Ahmad Zahri
Illustrated by Nabila Adani
Published by Affirm Press

Hello you and hello … you.
Tell me, is it really true?
Double checking just in case,
twice the babies in one place?
 
Here is a joyful and heartwarming celebration of all the things that happen in twos: twice the cuddles, twice the kisses, twice the milestones, twice the love. From Inda Ahmad Zahri and Nabila Adani comes the perfect gift for every family with twins.

 

Purchase your copy here or download teacher’s notes for kindy, prep and lower primary classes.

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The Legend of The Golden Swan

Written by Rosemary Coburn
Illustrated by Inda Ahmad Zahri
Published by Morris Publishing Australia

Gretta, the golden swan, was excited to see her beloved royal family arrive for a visit to their country estate. The royal twins and their mother were just as excited to be visiting Gretta for the summer holidays.

But they didn’t know the trouble the twins would find themselves in.

Lost in the forest, the twins waited to be rescued, but didn’t expect it to be Gretta who found them.

Is she clever enough to help the search party find them?

​And will she achieve her fondest wish?

An enchant, old-world chapter book to delight young readers. Perfect for newly-independent readers.

Purchase your copy here.

 

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Night Lights

Written by Inda Ahmad Zahri
Illustrated by Lesley McGee
Published by Little Pink Dog Books

Shortlisted for the International Rubery Book Award 2022

Shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Book of the Year Award 2023

Deep in a tropical village, we find treasures that shine brightly, even in the night.

Set in Malaysia, one of Australia’s vibrant neighbours, Night Lights is a celebration of nature, wonder and memories.

Purchase your copy here.

Fun activities can be found here, beautifully prepared by illustrator Lesley McGee.

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Salih

CBCA Notable Book for Picture Book of the Year 2022

Written by Inda Ahmad Zahri
Illustrated by Anne Ryan
Published by Ford St Publishing

Like a turtle, Salih carries his home on his back. He must cross a raging sea in search of a safe home. Salih paints his happiest memories and sends them as messages in bottles.Will someone find them and understand? Will Salih find a new home?

My author’s notes can be found here along with teaching notes with curriculum links and class activities.

Upon release, my books can be found in local independent bookshops and libraries – and if they’re not there yet, you can help by requesting them.

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