Australian children's books 2018

Dingo

Dingo

Claire Saxby, Tannya Harricks

An exciting new addition to the narrative non-fiction series Nature Storybooks, about dingoes.

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Marvellous Miss May: Queen of the Circus

Marvellous Miss May: Queen of the Circus

Stephanie Owen Reeder

In 1901, aged just seven, tiny contortionist May Zinga was given away to Wirth Brothers Circus by her desperate mother. Imagine Miss May's horror when the first thing the Wirths did was cut off all her long hair. Poor May had lost...

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Bouncing Back: An Eastern Barred Bandicoot Story

Bouncing Back: An Eastern Barred Bandicoot Story

Rohan Cleave, Coral Tulloch

A beautifully illustrated story of this marsupial's plight and how it was saved from extinction.

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The Dog with Seven Names

The Dog with Seven Names

Dianne Wolfer

The heart-warming story of a golden-eyed dog in a time of war.

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In the Lamplight

In the Lamplight

Dianne Wolfer, Brian Simmonds

If you loved the award-winning Lighthouse Girl and Light Horse Boy, you will also love In the Lamplight, with its combination of evocative charcoal drawings, archival materials and Australian history.

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Ottilie Colter and the Narroway Hunt

Ottilie Colter and the Narroway Hunt

Rhiannon Williams

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 Read reviewEverything I've Never Said

Everything I’ve Never Said

Samantha Wheeler

A powerful novel about a subject rarely tackled - young people with disabilities and the families who love and support them.   

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Swallow's Dance

Swallow’s Dance

Wendy Orr

Leira's family flee to the island of Crete just before a huge volcanic eruption destroys their island and sends a tsunami to where they thought they had found safety. Another thrilling adventure by acclaimed author Wendy Orr.

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The Adventures of Catvinkle

The Adventures of Catvinkle

Elliot Perlman, Laura Stitzel

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 Read reviewThe Slightly Alarming Tale of the Whispering Wars

The Slightly Alarming Tale of the Whispering Wars

Jaclyn Moriarty

From the award-winning Jaclyn Moriarty comes a spellbinding tale of unlikely friendship, unexpected magic and competitive athletics.

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The Girl, the Dog and the Writer in Provence (The Girl, the Dog and the Writer, Book 2)

The Girl, the Dog and the Writer in Provence (The Girl, the Dog and the Writer, Book 2)

Katrina Nannestad

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Fairytales for Feisty Girls

Fairytales for Feisty Girls

Susannah McFarlane, Beth Norling, Sher Rill Ng, Claire Robertson, Lucinda Gifford

Renowned girl hero and feisty author Susannah McFarlane presents an illustrated collection of 'tilted' fairytales featuring girls with smarts.

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Leave Taking

Leave Taking

Lorraine Marwood

A new novel about belonging, loss and love from the celebrated author of Star Jumps, the 2010 winner of the Prime Ministers Award for Children's Fiction.

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Sweet Adversity

Sweet Adversity

Sheryl Gwyther

There's never a good time to be orphaned - or abandoned ... especially when you are twelve years old, and it's the Great Depression.

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 Read reviewThe Tales of Mr Walker

The Tales of Mr Walker

Jess Black, Sara Acton

The Tales of Mr Walker contains four delightful stories inspired by the real-life Mr Walker, a Guide Dog Ambassador who now calls Park Hyatt Melbourne home. 

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Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor Book 2)

Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor Book 2)

Jessica Townsend

Wunder is gathering in Nevermoor ...

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 Read reviewTales from the Inner City

Tales from the Inner City

Shaun Tan

The visionary Shaun Tan returns to show us the soul-opening work he's been doing for the past five years.

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 Read reviewA Song Only I Can Hear

A Song Only I Can Hear

Barry Jonsberg

Rob has a huge crush on the new girl at school. But Rob is painfully shy and suffers severe panic attacks. How is her heart to be won? Another wonderful and heart-warming comedy drama from the award-winning author of My Life as an...

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Real Pigeons Eat Danger (Real Pigeons, Book 2)

Real Pigeons Eat Danger (Real Pigeons, Book 2)

Andrew McDonald, Ben Wood

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 Read reviewCicada

Cicada

Shaun Tan

The story of a cicada who works in an office, and all the people who don't appreciate him. The new picture book from multi-award-winner Shaun Tan, author of The Arrival, The Lost Thing and Rules of Summer.

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 Read reviewHelp Around the House

Help Around the House

Morris Gleitzman

Ludo helps other people. It's how he was brought up. When Dad is elected to Federal Parliament, Ludo grabs the chance to make Australia an even better place. But he soon discovers it's not the homeless of the national...

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Black Cockatoo

Black Cockatoo

Carl Merrison, Hakea Hustler

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The Mystery of the Squashed Cockroach: The Peski Kids Book 1

The Mystery of the Squashed Cockroach: The Peski Kids Book 1

R.A. Spratt

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Splashy Weird! (WeirDo Book 11)

Splashy Weird! (WeirDo Book 11)

Anh Do, Jules Faber

The school swimming carnival is on and Weir isnt looking forward to ANY of it! Not the TINY cozzies! Or getting water UP HIS NOSE! And especially not the RACING! Can Weir win for his team? It wont be easy... but it will be...

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Pig the Grub

Pig the Grub

Aaron Blabey

Eww! What a stinker! Pig isnt just the worlds greediest Pug, hes the DIRTIEST too. Its high time he had a bath! But try telling Pig that . . .

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 Read reviewHis Name Was Walter

His Name Was Walter

Emily Rodda

From Australia's favourite storyteller comes a story, within a story, that shows us the extraordinary power of true love and solves a decades-old mystery.

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Kakadu Calling: Stories for Kids

Kakadu Calling: Stories for Kids

Jane Garlil Christophersen, Christine Christophersen

From Dinky the Dingo to Finding My Way Home, Jane Christophersen presents an engaging collection of short stories for young readers. Jane reveals the wonders of daily life in the bush and includes messages about caring for the...

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 Read reviewThe Promise Horse

The Promise Horse

Jackie Merchant

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 Read reviewThe 104-Storey Treehouse

The 104-Storey Treehouse

Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton

Andy and Terry's amazing treehouse has 13 new storeys. Prepare for more zany fun and crazy adventures!

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 Read reviewWisp

Wisp

Zana Fraillon, Grahame Baker-Smith

A refugee story of extraordinary power and beauty from the Amnesty CILIP Honour-winning author of The Bone Sparrow, Zana Fraillon, and Kate Greenaway Medal-winning illustrator Grahame Baker Smith.

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Puddle Hunters

Puddle Hunters

Kirsty Murray, Karen Blair

This beautiful book captures the eternal delight of young children splashing about in puddles and experimenting with language.

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Girltopia (Book 1)

Girltopia (Book 1)

Hilary Rogers

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 Read reviewThe Relic of the Blue Dragon (Children of the Dragon, Book 1)

The Relic of the Blue Dragon (Children of the Dragon, Book 1)

Rebecca Lim

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Molly The Pig (Moli Det Bigibigi)

Molly The Pig (Moli Det Bigibigi)

Karen Manbullo

Written in Kriol and English, this is the story of Molly, a little pig who is rescued from the bush.

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 Read reviewInheritance

Inheritance

Carole Wilkinson

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The Truth App (Liars Book 1)

The Truth App (Liars Book 1)

Jack Heath

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Bush and Beyond: Stories from Country

Bush and Beyond: Stories from Country

Tjalaminu Mia

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The Great Lizard Trek

The Great Lizard Trek

Felicity Bradshaw, Norma MacDonald

Trek through country with Rocky and his lizard relatives in search for a cooler habitat.

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 Read reviewSonam and the Silence

Sonam and the Silence

Eddie Ayres, Ronak Taher

A haunting fable-like story by the well-known musician and author, Eddie Ayres, about the power of music and a young girl in Kabul set during the occupation of the Taliban

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Grandpa, Me & Poetry

Grandpa, Me & Poetry

Sally Morgan, Craig Smith

Melly likes poems that rhyme with words like frog, bog, doggedy-dog.

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The Happiness Box

The Happiness Box

Mark Greenwood (Author), Andrew McLean (Illustrator)

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How Did I Get Here?

How Did I Get Here?

Philip Bunting

The (unauthorised) biography of you, and the story of all of us. Charting from the Big Bang to birth, Philip Bunting takes us on a journey back to the start of time (in about the time it takes to eat your breakfast!) A...

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Waves: For Those Who Come Across the Sea

Waves: For Those Who Come Across the Sea

Donna Rawlins, Mark Jackson, Heather Potter

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Japarrika

Japarrika

David Lawrence, Tiwi College Alalinguwi Jarrakarlinga, Shelley Ware

A powerful story about finding the courage to believe in yourself, written by senior students of Tiwi College in collaboration with David Lawrence and Shelley Ware. Penguin Random House will donate all profits from the sale of...

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Alfred's War

Alfred’s War

Rachel Bin Salleh, Samantha Fry

Alfred's War is a powerful story that unmasks the lack of recognition given to Australian Indigenous servicemen who returned from the WWI battlelines.

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Bush Bash

Bush Bash

Sally Morgan, Ambelin Kwaymullina

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Where is Galah?

Where is Galah?

Sally Morgan

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Love Makes a Family

Love Makes a Family

Sophie Beer

Whether you have two mums, two dads, one parent, or one of each, there's one thing that makes a family a family... and that's love. A book for EVERY family by dazzling illustrator Sophie Beer.

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 Read reviewThe Peacock Detectives

The Peacock Detectives

Carly Nugent

Shortlisted for the 2017 Text Prize, The Peacock Detectives is a delightfully Australian story about self-discovery and dealing with change for upper middle-graders.

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The Long Class Goodnight

The Long Class Goodnight

Sammy J

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 Read reviewShine Mountain

Shine Mountain

Julie Hunt

An epic adventure from the author of Song for a Scarlet Runner about a girl who finds a magical musical instrument, a boy from a travelling medicine show, and their perilous journey to a mysterious land.

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 Read reviewThe Extremely Weird Thing That Happened In Huggabie Falls

The Extremely Weird Thing That Happened In Huggabie Falls

Adam Cece, Andrew Weldon

Winner of the Text Prize for Young Adult and Children's Writing. The Extremely Weird Thing that Happened in Huggabie Falls is the first book in a trilogy of sublimely ridiculous laugh-out-loud adventure stories for middle-grade...

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Bab Sharkey and the Animal Mummies: The Weird Beard (Book 1)

Bab Sharkey and the Animal Mummies: The Weird Beard (Book 1)

Andrew Hansen, Jessica Roberts

Award-winning Australian comedian Andrew Hansen, best known for The Chaser, has teamed up with his wife, designer Jessica Roberts, to create their very first children's book series.

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 Read reviewHow to Win a Nobel Prize

How to Win a Nobel Prize

Barry Marshall, Lorna Hendry, Bernard Caleo

A time-travel adventure for young budding scientists.

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Drought

Drought

Jackie French, Bruce Whatley

From the award-winning creators of Flood, Fire and Cyclone comes Drought a moving story about the devastating effects drought has on many Australians and their farms.

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Ginger Green is Absolutely MAD for Birthday Parties! (Mostly)

Ginger Green is Absolutely MAD for Birthday Parties! (Mostly)

Kim Kane, Jon Davis

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Brindabella

Brindabella

Ursula Dubosarsky, Andrew Joyner

From an extraordinary novelist and an award-winning illustrator comes this lyrical and unforgettable story about a boy and the untameable wildness of a hand-reared joey.

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Fearless Frederic

Fearless Frederic

Felice Arena

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The Flying Optometrist

The Flying Optometrist

Joanne Anderton, Karen Erasmus

The Flying Optometrist travels in his little red aeroplane from his practice in the city to a remote outback town. Lots of people are waiting for him! Aunty can't see well enough to carve her emu eggs and Bill the plumber has a...

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Speccy-tacular AFL Stories

Speccy-tacular AFL Stories

Various

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Missing

Missing

Sue Whiting

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Turtle Trackers

Turtle Trackers

Samantha Wheeler

From the beloved author of Wombat Warriors, Mister Cassowary and Smooch & Rose comes another thrilling adventure about Australia's endangered animals.

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 Read reviewNinja Kid: From Nerd to Ninja (Book 1)

Ninja Kid: From Nerd to Ninja (Book 1)

Anh Do, Jeremy Ley

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The Hole Story

The Hole Story

Kelly Canby

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 Read reviewGrandma Z

Grandma Z

Daniel Gray-Barnett

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 Read reviewGo Go and the Silver Shoes

Go Go and the Silver Shoes

Jane Godwin, Anna Walker

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Kookaburras Love to Laugh.

Kookaburras Love to Laugh.

Laura Bunting, Philip Bunting

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Bird to Bird

Bird to Bird

Claire Saxby, Wayne Harris

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 Read reviewThe Endsister

The Endsister

Penni Russon

Unforgettable characters, chaotic family life and an intriguing ghost story combine in this funny, absorbing tale of a family who inherit a mansion on the other side of the world.

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The Troll Heart (The Witching Hours Book 2)

The Troll Heart (The Witching Hours Book 2)

Jack Henseleit

The Witching Hours series continues with book 2, The Troll Heart - a chilling tale of stone and blood for only the bravest of readers.

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Hounds and Hauntings (Rose Raventhorpe Investigates, Book 3)

Hounds and Hauntings (Rose Raventhorpe Investigates, Book 3)

Janine Beacham

The city of Yorke is under attack and it's up to Rose Raventhorpe and Yorke's secret society of butlers to find the culprit! The third mystery in the Rose Raventhorpe Investigates series.

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The Mediterranean

The Mediterranean

Armin Greder

A lifeless body. One of many in the waters of the Mediterranean. Precarious boats navigate the waters of the sea, from south to north. And more often than not, it is not only hope that drowns.From the creator of The Island.

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Friday Barnes 8: Never Fear

Friday Barnes 8: Never Fear

R.A. Spratt

The final installment in the beloved girl detective series!

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