Kids books that celebrate language

P Is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever

P Is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever

Raj Haldar, Maria Beddia, Chris Carpenter

From wacky words to peculiar pronunciations, get kids excited about language with this unconventional alphabet book from Raj Haldar (aka Lushlife).

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Literally: Amazing Words and Where They Come From

Literally: Amazing Words and Where They Come From

Patrick Skipworth, Nicholas Stevenson

A stunning non-fiction picture book about the global diversity hidden in the English language

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Cats Say Nau

Cats Say Nau

Philip Bunting

An onomatopoeic adventure around the world of familiar (and not so familiar) animal sounds.

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The Dictionary of Difficult Words

The Dictionary of Difficult Words

Jane Solomon, Louise Lockhart

Test your knowledge of the English language with the Dictionary of Difficult Words

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Rhyme Cordial

Rhyme Cordial

Antonia Pesenti

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Llamaphones

Llamaphones

Janik Coat

From the best-selling series comes a new board book featuring words that sound alike but have different meanings.

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What do you call a baby...?

What do you call a baby…?

Kamsani Bin Salleh

What do you call a baby...? is an entertaining way for all children to learn the nouns that describe some of our iconic Australian baby animals.

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 Read reviewWhat a Wonderful Word: A Collection of Untranslatables from Around the World

What a Wonderful Word: A Collection of Untranslatables from Around the World

Nicola Edwards, Luisa Uribe

This hand-picked collection of untranslatable worlds from all over the world celebrates the magic of language, with gorgeous original artwork and fascinating facts about each word and the culture it comes from.

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101 Weird Words (and Three Fakes)

101 Weird Words (and Three Fakes)

David Astle

101 Weird Words (and Three Fakes) is a mini-dictionary jam-packed with unusual or interesting words, followed by a fun and descriptive definition for each one.

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Molly The Pig (Moli Det Bigibigi)

Molly The Pig (Moli Det Bigibigi)

Karen Manbullo

Written in Kriol and English, this is the story of Molly, a little pig who is rescued from the bush.

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Too Many Cheeky Dogs (Bigismob Jigiwan Dog)

Too Many Cheeky Dogs (Bigismob Jigiwan Dog)

Johanna Bell, Dion Beasley, Meigim Kriol Strongbala project of Yugul Mangi Development Aboriginal Corporation

Mandeitaim aibin wok la main anti kemp en yu sabi wanim aibin luk? So begins this Kriol edition of the bestselling cheeky book set in a remote Indigenous community, romping through numbers, colours and days of the week to the...

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Dogs Say Bau

Dogs Say Bau

Philip Bunting

An onomatopoeic adventure around the world of familiar (and not so familiar) animal sounds.

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Nganga: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Words and Phrases

Nganga: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Words and Phrases

Aunty Fay Muir, Sue Lawson

Aunty, Uncle, sorry business, deadly, women's business, marngrook, dreamtime, Elders, songlines. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander words have become part of our everyday vocabulary but we may not know their true meaning of the...

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Rhymoceros

Rhymoceros

Janik Coat

A striking book of rhymes for early learners and discerning parents

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A Bare Bear: A book of words that sound the same

A Bare Bear: A book of words that sound the same

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