Children's books about bushfires

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

David Cox, Ella Holcombe

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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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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Koala

Koala

Claire Saxby, Julie Vivas

When a young male koala outgrows his mother's pouch, it's time to find a new home for himself, braving perils and adventures along the way. Two renowned Australian picture-book creators present a surprising and authentic look at...

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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)

Willy-willy Wagtail (Tales from the Bush Mob)

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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 Read reviewFabish: the Horse That Braved a Bushfire

Fabish: the Horse That Braved a Bushfire

Neridah McMullin, Andrew McLean

A powerful and beautifully illustrated picture book based on the true story of a brave horse called Fabish, who saved a group of young horses during the Black Saturday bushfires.

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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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