Children's books to inspire young activists

This Book Is Anti-Racist

This Book Is Anti-Racist

Tiffany Jewell, Aurelia Durand

Learn about identities, histories, and anti-racism work in 20 carefully laid out chapters.

$16.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

 Read reviewDiary of a Young Naturalist

Diary of a Young Naturalist

Dara McAnulty

An astonishing, evocative exploration of the natural world and all its wonders, by 15-year-old conservationist and rising literary star Dara McAnulty.     

$29.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Climate Rebels

Climate Rebels

Ben Lerwill

In the outskirts of the Milky Way, floating slowly through space, there hangs a planet unlike any other. It has oceans, deserts, jungles and mountains. It has life that swims, life that soars and life that swings through the...

$26.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

 Read reviewWhen We Say Black Lives Matter

When We Say Black Lives Matter

Maxine Beneba Clarke

A vital and timely picture book from the prize-winning and bestselling Australian author Maxine Beneba Clarke

$26.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

 Special price Read reviewGood Night Stories For Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed The World

Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed The World

Elena Favilli

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World is the third book in the New York Times bestselling series for children. Packed with 100 bedtime stories about the lives of 100 extraordinary immigrant...

$24.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

 Read reviewThe Power of Positive Pranking

The Power of Positive Pranking

Nat Amoore

The outrageous story of three best friends, one greedy mayor and a whole lot of pranking.

$14.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Bindi

Bindi

Kirli Saunders, Dub Leffler

Meet 11-year-old Bindi. She's not really into maths but LOVES art class and playing hockey. Her absolute FAVOURITE thing is adventuring outside with friends or her horse, Nell.

$16.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

 Read reviewThe Polar Bear in Sydney Harbour

The Polar Bear in Sydney Harbour

Beck Feiner, Robin Feiner

A polar bear in Sydney Harbour? When Hannah spots a polar bear in Sydney Harbour, she knows something isn't right ... But even worse, none of the adults seem to notice him at all.

$24.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Change Starts with Us

Change Starts with Us

Sophie Beer

From turning off the lights to eating less meat, there are many small changes we can make to help save our beautiful planet. A timely and uplifting picture book, Change Starts with Us is perfect for little activists and fans...

$16.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Took the Children Away

Took the Children Away

Archie Roach, Ruby Hunter

Took the Children Away is a moving indictment of the treatment of indigenous children from the Stolen Generation' and a song which struck a chord' not only among the wider Aboriginal community, but also nationally.

$24.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Queer Heroes: Meet 53 LGBTQ Heroes From Past and Present!

Queer Heroes: Meet 53 LGBTQ Heroes From Past and Present!

Arabelle Sicardi, Sarah Tanat-Jones

A beautiful, bold book of biographies celebrating the achievements of LGBT people through history and from around the world.

$27.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Rise Up

Rise Up

Amanda Li, Amy Blackwell

Here are 29 tales of amazing young girls and boys who have achieved the unimaginable - from surviving a plane crash in the jungle to inventing creative ways to rid our oceans of plastic. There are tales of triumph over illness and...

$35.00Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Our House Is on Fire

Our House Is on Fire

Jeanette Winter

Learn the story of Greta Thunberg, the sixteen-year-old climate activist who has sparked a worldwide student movent and is demanding action from world leaders who refuse to address climate change-from acclaimed picture book...

$29.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Welcome to Country (Youth Edition)

Welcome to Country (Youth Edition)

Marcia Langton

An extended, education-focused edition of this bestselling book, which received the 2019 Indie Book Award for Best Illustrated Non-fiction and was shortlisted for General Non-fiction Book of the Year at the 2019 ABIA.

$29.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Greta's Story: The Schoolgirl Who Went on Strike to Save the Planet

Greta’s Story: The Schoolgirl Who Went on Strike to Save the Planet

Valentina Camerini, Veronica Veci Carratello

Greta's story is about hope, courage and determination. You are never too young to make a difference.

$19.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Say Something

Say Something

Peter H. Reynolds

$24.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Kids Who Did: Real kids who ruled, rebelled, survived and thrived

Kids Who Did: Real kids who ruled, rebelled, survived and thrived

Kirsty Murray

From the distant past to the present moment, Kids Who Did shows kids making their mark on history; and now they're set to change the world.

$19.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

 Read reviewDreams of Freedom

Dreams of Freedom

Amnesty International

This inspirational book, following We Are All Born Free, contains 17 quotations about many different aspects of Freedom, from the freedom to have an education to the freedom not to be hurt or tortured, the freedom to have a home...

$24.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Kulinmaya! Keep listening, everybody!

Kulinmaya! Keep listening, everybody!

Mumu Mike Williams

A magnificent celebration of Kunmanara Williams' life and art and the land rights movement in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) lands of Central Australia.

$35.00Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Hasina: Through My Eyes

Hasina: Through My Eyes

Michelle Aung Thin, Lyn White

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.

$16.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

 Read reviewYoung Dark Emu: A Truer History

Young Dark Emu: A Truer History

Bruce Pascoe

The highly-anticipated junior version of Bruce Pascoe's multi award-winning book.

$24.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

What Is A Refugee?

What Is A Refugee?

Elise Gravel

Explores what it means to be a refugee in an illustrated introduction to the topic.

$22.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

 Read reviewWe Are All Greta: Be Inspired to Save the World

We Are All Greta: Be Inspired to Save the World

Valentina Giannella, Manuela Marazzi

Follow in Greta Thunberg's footsteps and join the global mission to save our planet from climate change.

$19.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Stand Up for the Future: A Celebration of Inspirational Young Australians

Stand Up for the Future: A Celebration of Inspirational Young Australians

Various

From slam poet Solli Raphael to gender equality advocate Caitlin Figueiredo, soccer star Sam Kerr and youth worker Zack Bryers, this is a book about young people, for everyone. Through activism, innovation, giving back and leading...

$29.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Albert Arrayas

Part of the bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, Gandhi tells the inspiring story of this peaceful protester and father of India.

$19.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

My Australian Story: Our Race for Reconciliation

My Australian Story: Our Race for Reconciliation

Anita Heiss

Mel Gordon loves running, and watching Seinfeld, but mostly she loves Cathy Freeman. It's 2000 and the Olympics are going to be held in Australia. In a year of surprises, Mel finds out that ..

$16.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

 Read reviewLove Your Body

Love Your Body

Jessica Sanders

What if every young girl loved her body? Freedom is loving your body with all its imperfections and being the perfectly imperfect you!

$24.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

The Little Red Yellow Black Book

The Little Red Yellow Black Book

AIATSIS, Bruce Pascoe

An introduction to Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; their history and their cultures. Conveniently pocket-sized, its attractive design, lucid writing and beautiful illustrations provide a wide-ranging but...

$19.95Buy now

Finding stock availability...

We Are All Born Free: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures

We Are All Born Free: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures

Amnesty International

An illustrated celebration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, stunningly brought to life by internationally-renowned artists.

$16.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is a children's book packed with 100 bedtime stories about the life of 100 extraordinary women from the past and the present, illustrated by 60 female artists from all over the world.

$39.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Don’t see anything you like? Search our catalogue of over a million books.