Australian children's books from 2019

Lemonade Jones and the Great School Fete (Lemonade Jones, Book 2)

Lemonade Jones and the Great School Fete (Lemonade Jones, Book 2)

Davina Bell, Karen Blair

A haunted house. A giant rainbow slide. And delicious donuts from Clark Dark's dad's donut van. Lemonade Jones's school fete is going to be as sparkly and fun as a shook-up bottle of fizzy drink.

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Boo!

Boo!

Margaret Wild, Andrew Joyner

An irresistibly joyous story for the very young, by two of Australia's most-loved picture-book creators.

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The Secret Life of Lola (Corner Park Clubhouse, Book 2)

The Secret Life of Lola (Corner Park Clubhouse, Book 2)

Davina Bell

When lifelong friends Lola, Belle, Maisie and Sophia reunite at their beloved Corner Park Clubhouse for the winter school holidays, Lola has a great idea: they'll enter the local drama competition!

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 Read reviewHow to Make a Movie in Twelve Days

How to Make a Movie in Twelve Days

Fiona Hardy

Twelve days. Five kids. Many special effects. One giant mystery.

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Hello, New Zealand!

Hello, New Zealand!

Megan McKean

In the fourth book in the Hello...! series, we're heading to New Zealand for a new look-and-find adventure.

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A Different Land

A Different Land

Paul Jennings, Geoff Kelly

A twisting tale from Australia's master storyteller.

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Liarbird

Liarbird

Laura Bunting, Philip Bunting

Liarbirds learn to lie from the day they hatch. They are the best in the bush at fibbing, faking, fabricating and fake-news creating. Until one lyrebird decides to go straight, and discovers that sometimes even the truth hurts.

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Ivy Bird

Ivy Bird

Tania McCartney, Jess Racklyeft

Ivy wakes with the birds. She flutters, she flits...then takes flight into the endless blue of imaginative play - foraging for nectar, pecking in the sunshine, splashing the day away.

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 Read reviewThe Curious Curse of Cora Bell (Jinxed!, Book 1)

The Curious Curse of Cora Bell (Jinxed!, Book 1)

Rebecca McRitchie, Sharon O'Connor

Richly illustrated throughout by Sharon O'Connor, this is a very exciting magical new series from the talented author of Whimsy & Woe.

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Maddie in the Middle

Maddie in the Middle

Julia Lawrinson

Maddie Lee is in year six, and she feels ordinary and dull. Her best and oldest friend Katy is head counsellor and aiming at an academic scholarship. Maddie doesn't have anything that is hers, anything that is special. Enter a...

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The Quest Diaries of Max Crack

The Quest Diaries of Max Crack

Jules Faber

A middle-grade fiction from Jules Faber, the illustrator of WEIRDO, featuring the hilarious misadventures of 11-year-old Max Crack.

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The Adventures of Anders

The Adventures of Anders

Gregory Mackay

Anders, Bernie and Eden are best friends and are always on the lookout for new adventures. In these three exciting stories, discover an unknown comet, explore an extinct volcano and find your way through a castle maze.

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Atticus Van Tasticus

Atticus Van Tasticus

Andrew Daddo, Stephen Michael King

A ten-year-old pirate captain? Absurd? Not in the world of Atticus Van Tasticus, a fabulously funny new illustrated junior fiction series from the brilliant and whacky creative minds of Andrew Daddo and Stephen Michael King.

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Real Pigeons Splash Back (Real Pigeons, Book 4)

Real Pigeons Splash Back (Real Pigeons, Book 4)

Andrew McDonald, Ben Wood

The world's greatest crime-fighting pigeons are making a BIG SPLASH as they try to solve the most puzzling mysteries yet.  

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Hasina: Through My Eyes

Hasina: Through My Eyes

Lyn White, Michelle Aung Thin

So many Rohingyas are gone, how will she survive? Will her parents return? Hasina must find the courage to save her family amid the escalating conflict that threatens her world and her identity.

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The Days of in Between

The Days of in Between

Peter Valentine Fenton

The shark was pale, shiny grey and quite magnificent. Hypnotised by the creature's eyes, like large black discs, he was hardly aware of other people gathering tightly around him.

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The Girlhoods (Girltopia, Book 3)

The Girlhoods (Girltopia, Book 3)

Hilary Rogers

Girltopia is a city run by women and girlsand its an amazing place. Theres hardly any crime, transport is free, and lots of girls are getting a taste for change. Clara and her friends are now part of The Girlhoods, a rebel...

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Fly

Fly

Jess McGeachin

Lucy had always been good at fixing things, and Dad needed a bit of help. It was just the two of them after all. So when Lucy finds a bird with a broken wing, she's sure she can fix him too.

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Weirdomania! (WeirDo, Book 13)

Weirdomania! (WeirDo, Book 13)

Anh Do, Jules Faber

What's a sheep's best wrestling move? The LAMB CHOP! Everyone is going nuts for WRESTLE-CRAZIA -- the coolest wrestling show around!

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 Read reviewArgh! There's a Skeleton Inside You!

Argh! There’s a Skeleton Inside You!

Idan Ben-Barak, Julian Frost

A funny picture book about a fascinating concept in science by the highly successful duo who brought us Do Not Lick This Book (it's full of germs) - the award-winning author of Small Wonders, and the animator behind the wildly...

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 Read reviewDetention

Detention

Tristan Bancks

Sima and her family are pressed to the rough, cold ground among fifty others. They lie next to the tall fence designed to keep them in. The wires are cut one by one.

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 Read reviewWombat, Mudlark & Other Stories

Wombat, Mudlark & Other Stories

Helen Milroy

From a falling star to a lonely whale, an entertaining lizard to an enterprising penguin, these Indigenous stories are full of wonder, adventure and enduring friendships.

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 Read reviewDear Grandpa

Dear Grandpa

Kate Simpson, Ronojoy Ghosh

Grandpa, did you know that if you rub a needle with a magnet, one end will point to the north and the other end to the south? In the south there's an apartment building 160 metres tall. From the balcony, you can see the entire...

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Going to the Footy

Going to the Footy

Debbie Coombes

In this quintessentially Australian title, Going to the Footy combines richly textured and striking illustrations of iconic Australian modes of transport, with some gentle humour.

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 Read reviewWinston and the Wondrous Wooba Gymnastics Club

Winston and the Wondrous Wooba Gymnastics Club

Tamsin Janu

When Winstons new stepsister to be Macy moves to Woobawittawoo with her dad, life in their small town quickly turns upside down. Winston is thrilled, but Macy is miserable. Wooba might have the Big Bread, but what use is a...

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The Hackathon (Girl Geeks, Book 1)

The Hackathon (Girl Geeks, Book 1)

Alex Miles

Hamsa's teacher has announced that their class will be doing their very own hackathon.    A hack-a-what? thinks Hamsa. She doesn't know anything about tech or coding!    Can...

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Macca's Makeover

Macca’s Makeover

Matt Cosgrove

Macca the Alpaca desperately wants to be cool, just like his friends. Will a new hair-do cut it? Maybe a trip to the gym will work out? Or perhaps he needs the latest accessories? Maccas makeover shows him what it is that makes...

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 Read reviewSick Bay

Sick Bay

Nova Weetman

Two very different Grade 6 girls meet in their school sick bay.

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 Read reviewPie in the Sky

Pie in the Sky

Remy Lai

El Deafo meets Inside Out and Back Again in this funny, emotional illustrated middle-grade debut about immigrating to Australia, being upstaged by an annoying little brother, baking cakes and overcoming loss.

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 Read reviewSherlock Bones and the Natural History Mystery

Sherlock Bones and the Natural History Mystery

Renee Treml

A hilariously funny, action-packed mystery, starring the intrepid Sherlock Bones. 

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The Buried Moon & Other Tales of Bright Young Women

The Buried Moon & Other Tales of Bright Young Women

Kate Forsyth, Lorena Carrington

All of the seven tales in this collection have one thing in common. They are stories of young women who face darkness and danger, but who prevail against the odds because of the brightness of their spirit and the strength of their...

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Baby Business

Baby Business

Jasmine Seymour

Baby Business tells the story of the baby smoking ceremony that welcomes baby to country. The smoke is a blessing - it will protect the baby and remind them that they belong.

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 Read reviewLittle Bird's Day

Little Bird’s Day

Sally Morgan, Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr

A simple, universal story of a day in the life of Little Bird as she sings the world alive, flies with Cloud, travels with Wind, nestles with Moon and dreams of flying among the stars.

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 Read reviewWilam: A Birrarung Story

Wilam: A Birrarung Story

Aunty Joy Murphy, Andrew Kelly, Lisa Kennedy

Yarra Riverkeeper Andrew Kelly joins award-winning picture book duo Aunty Joy Murphy and Lisa Kennedy to tell the Indigenous and geographical story of Melbourne's beautiful Yarra River, from its source to its mouth; from its...

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A Great Escape

A Great Escape

Felice Arena

It's a great escape, but will Peter survive it? When Peter's family leaves for a trip across the border, he stays behind. So when the government builds a wall through the city, guarded by soldiers, tanks and ferocious dogs, he's...

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My Kind

My Kind

Eddie Betts

MY KIND is the first book by AFL star Eddie Betts, which celebrates the power and positivity we can create when we come together and spread kindness.

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Our Little Inventor

Our Little Inventor

Sher Rill Ng

A gorgeous and inspiring picture book about a young girl, Nell, who invents a machine to fix the pollution that is choking the city.

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You Must Be Layla

You Must Be Layla

Yassmin Abdel-Magied

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Sweet Juliet (Lily D, V.A.P.)

Sweet Juliet (Lily D, V.A.P.)

Madeleine West

Fancy Nancy meets Stage School in this adorable illustrated junior fiction series, starring Lily D!

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 Read review47 Degrees

47 Degrees

Justin D'Ath

Zeelie wonders if they're in danger. When temperatures soar to 47 degrees one hot summer day, 12-year-old Zeelie hopes the nearby bushfires everyone's talking about aren't heading towards her family's new home.

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Amelia Chamelia and the Birthday Party: Amelia Chamelia 1

Amelia Chamelia and the Birthday Party: Amelia Chamelia 1

Laura Sieveking, Alyssa Bermudez

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Fish Kid and the Lizard Ninja

Fish Kid and the Lizard Ninja

Kylie Howarth

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Bear in the Woods: The Peski Kids Book 2

Bear in the Woods: The Peski Kids Book 2

R.A. Spratt

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All the Way to W.A.: Our Search for Uncle Kev

All the Way to W.A.: Our Search for Uncle Kev

Roland Harvey

Uncle Kev is lost. Can you help us find him?

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 Read reviewMelody Trumpet

Melody Trumpet

Gabrielle Tozer

As the daughter of global music superstars, Melody Trumpet was supposed to be extraordinary - a melodic genius to carry on the Trumpet legacy.

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Twin Spin

Twin Spin

Adam Cece

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