Australian picture books for international friends

Hello, Australia!

Hello, Australia!

Megan McKean

Join a bunch of cheeky galahs in the latest look-and-find adventure in the Hello...! series. This time we're taking a trip around Australia to discover more about the animals, birds and plants that live here.

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Welcome To Country

Aunty Joy Murphy, Lisa Kennedy

This is an expansive and generous Welcome to Country from a most respected Elder, Aunty Joy Murphy, beautifully given form by Indigenous artist Lisa Kennedy.

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Found in Melbourne (Simplified Chinese Edition)

Found in Melbourne (Simplified Chinese Edition)

Joanne O'Callaghan, Kori Song, Kevin Yang

There is so much to do in marvellous Melbourne - places to see and new friends to meet. Found in Melbourne is a counting book, a story of friendship, and so much more. Whether you live in Melbourne, are planning your first...

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Under the Southern Cross

Under the Southern Cross

Frane Lessac

From the bestselling and award-winning creator of A is for Australia and A is for Australian Animals comes a new narrative nonfiction picture book, which explores Australia after dark.

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If I Was Prime Minister

If I Was Prime Minister

Beck Feiner, Robin Feiner

WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU WERE PRIME MINISTER? The Prime Minister's job is to make our country as good as it can be. But every Prime Minister Australia has ever had has been a grown-up! What if the grown-ups...

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A Walk in the Bush

A Walk in the Bush

Gwyn Perkins

Little Iggy doesn't want to leave the house, but Grandad insists - they always have fun together. What follows is a wonderful journey in the great Australian outdoors with singing birds, wallaby surprises, secret caterpillar...

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Koalas Eat Gum Leaves

Koalas Eat Gum Leaves

Laura Bunting, Philip Bunting

Koalas eat gum leaves. For breakfast, lunch and dinner, and even on their birthdays. Most koalas dont seem to mind. But one does. He is on the lookout for some tastier tucker...and he's about to make a discovery that changes...

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Kung-fu Kangaroo

Kung-fu Kangaroo

Merv Lamington, Allison Langton

Chops comes from a long line of boxing kangaroos. Her mother was a boxing kangaroo, and her mother was a boxing kangaroo, and her mother was a ... Oh. A green grocer. But Chops is not interested in becoming a boxing kangaroo (or a...

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Alphaprints Australian Animals

Alphaprints Australian Animals

Roger Priddy

Australia's best-selling children's brand for early learners!

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The Gum Family Finds Home

The Gum Family Finds Home

Tania McCartney, Christina Booth

Kids love rocks. They also love to learn. The Gum Family Finds Home brings these two truths together in a delightful Australian story that introduces concepts of geology to a young audience. But this is not a fact-heavy...

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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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Koala Lou

Koala Lou

Mem Fox, P. Lofts

There was once a baby koala, so soft and round that all who saw her loved her. Her name was Koala Lou. Koala Lou is the first born in a large family. She feels sad because her mother seems too busy to pay her any attention....

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Australia: Illustrated (2nd edition)

Australia: Illustrated (2nd edition)

Tania McCartney

Australia. Big. Beautiful. Diverse. Vibrantly illustrated, this glorious tribute to this wide brown land not only celebrates the more `typical' Australian flora, fauna and landmarks, but also showcases the everyday quirks and...

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Kookaburras Love to Laugh.

Kookaburras Love to Laugh.

Laura Bunting, Philip Bunting

It is no laughing matter when you are the most serious bird in the borough. Kookaburras love to laugh. They laugh when it is sunny, or rainy, or windy. They laugh for no reason at all. When one serious kookaburra decides to...

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Possum Magic 35th Anniversary Edition

Possum Magic 35th Anniversary Edition

Fox,Mem, Vivas,Julie

For 35 years Possum Magic has captivated and enchanted children and adults alike. Mem Fox's lovable characters, little Hush and Grandma Poss, together with Julie Vivas' exquisite illustrations, weave a story of pure magic....

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Spinifex Mouse

Spinifex Mouse

Norma MacDonald

Spinifex Mouse is the heartwarming tale of Cheeky, a spinifex hopping mouse, who lives in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

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Monster Party

Monster Party

The children of Rawa Community School, Alison Lester, Jane Godwin

Monster Party is an explosion of fun and pure joy. Children will love the hilarious, naughty desert monsters who come out of the ground to have a party on Dora Lake. Eating chips and monster cake, they go 'galumphing' all over...

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The Singing Seal

The Singing Seal

Merv Lamington, Allison Langton

Meet Florence, a flamboyant fur seal who lives on the steps of the Sydney Opera House. Unlike the other seals, Florence has plans. Big plans. She's going to be a world-famous singer.But does Florence have what it takes...

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All Through the Year

Jane Godwin, Anna Walker

A personal almanac of a little girl and her family that opens a window on to each month of her year. Each spread is devoted to one month and we are taken on a journey through the Australian seasons as well as this girl's loves and...

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Can You Dance?

Can You Dance?

Sally Morgan

A new board book that will get toddlers and preschoolers up off their feet following the actions of the animals featured in the book!

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Kick with My Left Foot

Kick with My Left Foot

Paul Seden, Karen Briggs

A lively and endearing story about a child in an Indigenous community getting ready to play his favourite game - footy!

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Mulga Bill's Bicycle

Mulga Bill’s Bicycle

Deborah Niland, Kilmeny Niland

Celebrating 40 years in print this is a new edition of the classic children's poem by Australia's favourite poet, A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson

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On the Way to Nana's

On the Way to Nana’s

Frances Haji-Ali, Lindsay Haji-Ali, David Hardy

Frances and Lindsay Haji-Ali take us counting backwards from FIFTEEN to ONE on this spectactular journey in the far north of WA.

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Mrs White and the Red Desert

Mrs White and the Red Desert

Josie Wowolla Boyle, Maggie Prewett

Age range 3 to 8 When a group of desert children invite their school teacher, Mrs White, home for dinner to show her why their homework is always grubby, no-one expects what is to come! They are happily showing Mrs White...

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At the Beach I See

At the Beach I See

Kamsani Bin Salleh

This delightful book for Early Childhood will mesmerise young children and older readers. The black linework and colourful wash backgrounds work beautifully with the lyrical text. Together they introduce extraordinary creatures...

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Where the Forest Meets the Sea

Where the Forest Meets the Sea

Jeannie Baker

When a young boy visits a tropical rain forest, he pretends it is a long time ago and that extinct and rare animals live in the forest, and aboriginal children play there. But how much longer will the rainforest remain, he...

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Why I Love Australia: Little Hare Books

Why I Love Australia: Little Hare Books

Bronwyn Bancroft

Gorges that plummet into serpentine shadows ... Cloaks of white that drape the rocky crags of snowy mountains ... In this magnificent celebration of country, Bronwyn Bancroft uses both images and words to explore the...

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Sorry Day

Coral Vass, Dub Leffler

Two stories entwine in this captivating retelling of the momentous day when the then Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd, acknowledged the sorrows of past and said ‘Sorry' to the generation of children who were taken...

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Rod Campbell's Aussie Animals

Rod Campbell’s Aussie Animals

Rod Campbell

The Australian bush is filled with all sorts of different sounds. Can you hear an animal jumping? What's that? Turn the page and you will see Kangaroo. There's also Wombat, Cockatoo, Possum, Platypus, Koala and many others. A...

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Melbourne Word By Word: Little Hare Books

Melbourne Word By Word: Little Hare Books

Michael McMahon

Word by word, sound by sound, sight by familiar sight, this is a book that evokes the spirit of Melbourne. Take a meander through Melbourne's iconic landmarks and hidden gems, and soak up the distinct Melbourne atmosphere, page by...

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The Rainbow Serpent

The Rainbow Serpent

Dick Roughsey, P. Trezise

The story of the Rainbow Serpent, who made people turn into birds, animals and plants.

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Found in Melbourne

Found in Melbourne

Joanne O'Callaghan, Kori Song

There is so much to do in marvellous Melbourne - places to see and new friends to meet. Found in Melbourne is a counting book, a story of friendship, and so much more. Whether you live in Melbourne, are planning your...

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When You Go To Melbourne

When You Go To Melbourne

Maree Coote

Reliving cherished childhood memories of trips to town, Maree Coote has created a delightful nonsense romp around the city of style. Join in a child's discovery of Melbourne, its surprises, its delights, its hidden treasures and...

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Australia Illustrated

Tania McCartney

Australia. Big. Beautiful. Diverse. Vibrantly illustrated, this glorious tribute to this wide brown land not only celebrates the more 'typical' Australian flora, fauna and landmarks, but also showcases the everyday quirks and...

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The Bunyip Of Berkeley's Creek

The Bunyip Of Berkeley’s Creek

Jenny Wagner, Ron Brooks

When the bunyip heaves himself out of Berkeley's Creek, he has no idea what a bunyip really is! So he sets off to find out for himself. 32 pages Paperback

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Hello Sydney!

Hello Sydney!

Megan McKean

Go on a look and find adventure, with the help of some friendly, but naughty local seagulls, and discover 15 iconic Sydney locations from Taronga Zoo to Bondi Beach.

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The Family Hour in Australia

Tai Snaith

Local artist Tai Snaith reinterprets the daily lives of 15 Australian native animals in her signature style with vibrant watercolour illustrations, a quirky sense of humour, references to mid-century modern design and curious,...

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Diary of a Wombat

Diary of a Wombat

Jackie French, Bruce Whatley

This wombat leads a very busy and demanding life. She wrestles unknown creatures, runs her own digging business and most difficult of all - trains her humans. Find out how she fits this into her busy schedule around sleeping,...

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Olga The Brolga

Olga The Brolga

Rod Clement

Olga is in a terrible mood. She desperately wants to dance, but know one will dance with her. Her parents have other things to do. So, Olga decides to dance by herself, and something wonderful happens. This work is intended for...

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Edward the Emu

Edward the Emu

Sheena Knowles, Rod Clement

Edward the Emu was sick of the zoo... Ages 2+ Edward the Emu was sick of the zoo, there was nowhere to go, there was nothing to do, and compared to the seals that lived right next door, well being an emu was frankly a bore! ...

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