Australian wildlife in children's books

Ninja Bandicoots and Turbo-Charged Wombats

Ninja Bandicoots and Turbo-Charged Wombats

Hazel Flynn

Why does each koala in a zoo need 1000 trees? How do you check a Tree-kangaroo's pouch for joeys? Why is a wombat's poo square-shaped? And how do dogs help look after 'extinct' bandicoots?

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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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 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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A Hollow Is a Home

A Hollow Is a Home

Abbie Mitchell, Astred Hicks

Take a peek into the world of tree hollows and the Australian animals that call them home.

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 Read reviewFauna: Australia's Most Curious Creatures

Fauna: Australia’s Most Curious Creatures

Tania McCartney

Did you know that platypus have retractable webbing on their hind feet to enable an easy transition from swimming to digging? That kangaroos can't sweat and that the cassowary has no tongue?

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Yinti, Desert Child

Yinti, Desert Child

Pat Lowe, Jimmy Pike

The first book in the Yinti series of three books. The stories are linked in a sequence that shows Yinti's development from a young bushie to a competent station worker and adult.

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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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Black Cockatoo

Black Cockatoo

Carl Merrison, Hakea Hustler

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Our Birds: Nilimurrungu Wayin Malanynha

Our Birds: Nilimurrungu Wayin Malanynha

Siena Stubbs

A delightful gift book of birds from around Yirrkala, which is Siena's home in North-east Arnhem Land.

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 Read reviewMy Girragundji (20th Anniversary Edition)

My Girragundji (20th Anniversary Edition)

Meme McDonald, Boori Monty Pryor

The 20th anniversary edition of the award-winning, much loved story that tells how a little tree frog helps a boy find the courage to face his fears.

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Australian Birds

Australian Birds

Matt Chun

It took millions of years of isolation and a diverse range of habitats for Australian birds to evolve the way they did. The result is many of the world's most striking and beautiful birds, including some that are stranger than...

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 Read reviewRivertime

Rivertime

Trace Balla

A gentle and beautiful book about slowing down and growing up, set on Australia's Glenelg River and featuring a ten-year-old boy and his uncle. Ages 8-12.

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Rainforest Camp: Juliet, Nearly a Vet (Book 12)

Rainforest Camp: Juliet, Nearly a Vet (Book 12)

Rebecca Johnson

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Fog a Dox

Fog a Dox

Bruce Pascoe

Albert Cutts is a tree feller. A fella who cuts down trees. Fog is a fox cub raised by a dingo. Hes called a dox because people are suspicious of foxes and Albert Cutts owns the dingo and now the dox. Albert is a bushman and lives...

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Shallow in the Deep End

Shallow in the Deep End

Tiwi College Al Alalinguwi Jarrakarlinga

Erica wants a dog. So dad brings home a new pet... a baby water buffalo! Shallow the buffalo and her friend Bruno the dog have a lot of fun, get in a lot of trouble and create a lot of havoc.

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 Read reviewRockhopping

Rockhopping

Trace Balla

Join Clancy and Uncle Egg on a rambling, rockhopping adventure in Gariwerd (the Grampians), to find the source of the Glenelg River. A story about following your flow, and the unexpected places you may go.

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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 reviewMister Cassowary

Mister Cassowary

Samantha Wheeler

City boy Flynn is taken to Mission Beach by his dad to ready his Grandad Barney's banana farm for sale.

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Wombat Warriors

Wombat Warriors

Samantha Wheeler

Can Mouse find her voice in time to keep her furry friends safe?

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 Read reviewWelcome to My Country

Welcome to My Country

Laklak Burarrwanga, Family

Laklak Burarrwanga and family invite you to their Country, centred on a beautiful beach in Arnhem Land. Its crystal waters are full of fish, turtle, crab and stingray, to hunt; the land behind has bush fruits, pandanus for...

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