Children's books about bushfires

Grug and the Bushfire

Grug and the Bushfire

Ted Prior

Join your favourite bush character in this very special exclusive hardback, the first all new Grug since 2016 and the 35th title in the Grug series.

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 Read reviewThe Bushfire Book

The Bushfire Book

Chris Nixon, Polly Marsden

An accessible and reassuring picture book that teaches children what they need to know about bushfires so they can understand what's happening and be smart and prepared, not scared.

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The Beach Wombat

The Beach Wombat

Susannah Chambers, Mark Jackson

An adventurous young wombat finds his way onto the beach before the rain arrives to send him home for dinner!

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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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The House on the Mountain

The House on the Mountain

Ella Holcombe, David Cox

Atmospheric and intensely moving, this is the story of a family experiencing a bushfire, its devastating aftermath, and the long process of healing and rebuilding.  

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Ash Road

Ivan Southall, Maurice Saxby

An action-packed Australian adventure story, about courage, friendship and survival in the face of a seemingly insurmountable bushfire.

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Evie and the Bushfire

Evie and the Bushfire

Becky Westbrook, Jet James

Evie is a spirit girl. When her island home is devastated by bushfire, she emerges from the shelter of her cave to discover her community has lost all hope. But Evie refuses to believe that hope can be destroyed alongside homes...

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Now

Now

Morris Gleitzman

In this sequel to Then, Felix is a grandfather. He has mostly buried the painful memories of his childhood, but they resurface when his granddaughter Zelda comes to stay with him. Together they face a cataclysmic event - an event...

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My Australian Story: Bushfire

My Australian Story: Bushfire

Sally Murphy

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The Firefighters

The Firefighters

Sue Whiting (Author, Freelance Editor), Donna Rawlins (Illustrator)

Jack, Mia, the narrator and their teacher, Mrs Iverson, are pretending to be firefighters. They zoom through the playground in their pretend fire engines and save the imaginary Lulu's Ice Creamery from destruction. Just when they...

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Bush Baby Rescue: Juliet, Nearly a Vet (Book 4)

Bush Baby Rescue: Juliet, Nearly a Vet (Book 4)

Rebecca Johnson, Kyla May

When a bushfire strikes, Juliet is ready to help. Every day more homeless baby animals arrive. Juliet has never been busier! But when it comes time to return the animals to the bush, will Juliet be able to let them go?

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Willy-willy Wagtail (Tales from the Bush Mob, Book 1)

Willy-willy Wagtail (Tales from the Bush Mob, Book 1)

Helen Milroy

Tales from the Bush Mob is a series of books about the Bush Mob, a group of animals that works together to solve problems.

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Bushfires in Australia

Bushfires in Australia

John Lesley

Along with cyclones and floods bushfires have always been part of the Australian natural environment.

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Fire

Fire

Jackie French, Bruce Whatley

Inspired by the bushfires that have affected many Australians, Fire is a moving and sensitive story of a natural disaster as seen through the eyes of a cockatoo. The fire mercilessly engulfs homes and land, leaving a path of...

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Through the Smoke

Through the Smoke

Phil Cummings, Andrew McLean

The fire awoke like a dragon. Its flames licked the sky, and smoke veiled the sun. With a hungry crackle and an angry hiss, the cruel beast circled, trapping them. Until, through the smoke, knights appeared. Through the Smoke...

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