Joyful picture books about family life

The Longest Breakfast

The Longest Breakfast

Jenny Bornholdt, Sarah Wilkins

A rambunctious story about the best meal of the day.

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Puddle Hunters

Puddle Hunters

Kirsty Murray, Karen Blair

This beautiful book captures the eternal delight of young children splashing about in puddles and experimenting with language.

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Love Makes a Family

Love Makes a Family

Sophie Beer

Whether you have two mums, two dads, one parent, or one of each, there's one thing that makes a family a family... and that's love. A book for EVERY family by dazzling illustrator Sophie Beer.

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Baby Goes to Market

Baby Goes to Market

Atinuke, Angela Brooksbank

Join Baby and his mama at the bustling marketplace for a bright, bouncy read-aloud offering a gentle introduction to numbers.

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 Read reviewThe Family Hour in Australia

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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Remembering Lionsville

Bronwyn Bancroft

Renowned artist Bronwyn Bancroft's Remembering Lionsville brings to vivid life her family's oral history and her own childhood memories.

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Today We Have No Plans

Today We Have No Plans

Jane Godwin, Anna Walker

Award-winning author Jane Godwin and illustrator Anna Walker have created this delightful picture book about families' busy lives.

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Rudie Nudie

Rudie Nudie

Emma Quay

'One, two Rudie Nudie, Rudie Nudie in the bath...' Emma Quay captures all the joy and energy of childhood in this irresistible rhyming tale.

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Cherries

Cherries

Carrie Gallasch, Sara Acton

With wistful illustrations by award-winning Sara Acton, Cherries is a story about the freedom of childhood and the magic of that first bite of summer fruit.  

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Grandma’s House

Alice Melvin

Often, after school, Sally goes to her grandmother's house where everything is different, but always the same. She puts her coat on the hook in the hall, pours a glass of milk for herself in the kitchen and tries to reach the...

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Little Dog and the Summer Holiday

Little Dog and the Summer Holiday

Corinne Fenton, Robin Cowcher (Illustrator)

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The Runaway Hug

The Runaway Hug

Nick Bland, Freya Blackwood

Lucy shares the hug with everyone in her family. Along the way it becomes softer, sleepier, bigger, even peanut-buttery. But when the hug runs away, Lucy discovers that it's not so easy to get it back.     

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Bringing In The New Year

Bringing In The New Year

Grace Lin

This exuberant story follows a Chinese American family as they prepare for the Lunar New Year.   

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Hattie Helps out

Hattie Helps out

Jane Godwin, Davina Bell, Freya Blackwood

It's a busy day at Hattie's house. There's a lot to do before Dad's birthday party. Hattie is being very helpful, until it's time for her afternoon nap. Hattie's not even sleepy! But Mama looks tired. Very tired... A...

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Rudie Nudie

Rudie Nudie

Emma Quay

This bestselling, award-winning picture book from author/illustrator Emma Quay is now is board book format. Perfect for little hands!     

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Tickle My Ears

Tickle My Ears

Jorg Muhle, Eva Eriksson

Tickle My Ears brings a wonderful new bedtime ritual: clap your hands, plump the pillow, give little rabbits ears a tickle, stroke his back, pull up the covers and plant a goodnight kiss. And dont forget to turn out the light:...

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Julian Is a Mermaid

Julian Is a Mermaid

Jessica Love

In an exuberant picture book celebration of self-love and individuality, a glimpse of costumed mermaids leaves one boy flooded with wonder and ready to dazzle the world. Full color.

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Home in the Rain

Bob Graham

The extraordinary touches a seemingly ordinary moment of family life, in this tender, heart-warming story from the award-winning Bob Graham.

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My Home Broome

My Home Broome

Tamzyne Richardson, Bronwyn Houston

With a poem written by young Tamzyne Richardson as its centerpiece, My Home Broome captures the heart and soul of the multicultural town of Broome in Australia's north west.   

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Magic Beach

Magic Beach

Alison Lester

A new mini-edition of this best-selling picture book, about all the fun things you can do at Magic Beach.

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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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Dear Juno

Dear Juno

Soyung Pak, Susan Kathleen Hartung

Juno's grandmother writes in Korean, and Juno writes in drawings, but that doesn't mean they can't exchange letters. As they each share words and pictures with the other, Juno's grandmother can tell Juno wants her to come for a...

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