New Australian children's books

The Hole

The Hole

Kerry Brown, Lucia Masciullo

A mysterious, thrilling and funny new adventure from bestselling Australian picture book creators Kerry Brown and Lucia Masciullo.

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Red House, Blue House, Green House, Tree House

Red House, Blue House, Green House, Tree House

Jane Godwin

From a dynamic author-illustrator team comes this fresh, fun and rhythmic exploration of colour. Bold and bright, it's the perfect book for reading aloud and sharing with young children as they learn to identify the colours...

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Errol!

Errol!

Zanni Louise, Philip Bunting

Meet Errol, a cheeky and lovable character, who refuses to follow his mum. Even when she counts to three.

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 Read reviewGeorge Parker Goes Global

George Parker Goes Global

David Metzenthen

Super-clever George Parker unexpectedly teams up with super-rich Chase Landon-Bond on an international adventure to rescue Chase's sister. A flat-out funny, mad-cap, strange and joyful mission filled with hijinks and hilarity.

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Rhyme Cordial

Rhyme Cordial

Antonia Pesenti

From Alarm Croc to Cheepy Head, you'll enjoy Rhyme Cordial all day long! A fun, new take on wordplay from bestselling illustrator Antonia Pesenti. Open the pages to reveal unexpected rhymes and bold, bright illustrations.

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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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 Read reviewThe Mystery of the Magic Stones: Polly and Buster Book Two

The Mystery of the Magic Stones: Polly and Buster Book Two

Sally Rippin

What would you do if everyone thought your best friend was dangerous?Polly the witch and Buster the monster shouldn't be friends. And they definitely shouldn't be on the run from almost everyone in town.<br...

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 Read reviewThe Peacock Detectives

The Peacock Detectives

Carly Nugent

Shortlisted for the 2017 Text Prize, The Peacock Detectives is a delightfully Australian story about self-discovery and dealing with change for upper middle-graders.

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 Read reviewSorry Day

Sorry Day

Coral Vass, Dub Leffler

Two stories entwine in this captivating retelling of the momentous day when the then Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd, acknowledged the sorrows of past and said ‘Sorry' to the generation of children who were taken...

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 Read reviewShine Mountain

Shine Mountain

Julie Hunt

An epic adventure from the author of Song for a Scarlet Runner about a girl who finds a magical musical instrument, a boy from a travelling medicine show, and their perilous journey to a mysterious land.

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The Long Class Goodnight

The Long Class Goodnight

Sammy J

What would happen if the end-of-school bell never rang? Meet Justin Monaghetti. He is destined to be a loser. His new school is terrifying. His only friend wants to run away forever. And he's just been given a detention for...

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The Last Peach

The Last Peach

Gus Gordon

One fine summer's day two bugs discover the most beautiful peach of the season and are faced with a dilemma... Who should eat it?

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The Bad Guys Episode 7: Do-you-think-he-saurus?!

The Bad Guys Episode 7: Do-you-think-he-saurus?!

Aaron Blabey

Its time to get your Jurassic on, baby. Its time... for the BAD GUYS EPISODE 7! 

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Wait! (Books That Drive Kids Crazy, Book 4)

Wait! (Books That Drive Kids Crazy, Book 4)

Beck Stanton, Matt Stanton

'Wait! Just wait!' You find yourself saying this all the time, right? Well, we're sorry to say, but you're gonna hate this book!

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 Read reviewThe Extremely Weird Thing That Happened In Huggabie Falls

The Extremely Weird Thing That Happened In Huggabie Falls

Adam Cece, Andrew Weldon

Winner of the Text Prize for Young Adult and Children's Writing. The Extremely Weird Thing that Happened in Huggabie Falls is the first book in a trilogy of sublimely ridiculous laugh-out-loud adventure stories for middle-grade...

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Bab Sharkey and the Animal Mummies: The Weird Beard (Book 1)

Bab Sharkey and the Animal Mummies: The Weird Beard (Book 1)

Andrew Hansen, Jessica Roberts

Award-winning Australian comedian Andrew Hansen, best known for The Chaser, has teamed up with his wife, designer Jessica Roberts, to create their very first children's book series.

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Blast Off!

Blast Off!

Shelly Unwin

Are you ready to explore? 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 . . . Rocket through the solar system in this funny, fact-filled whirl around the planets. Join two junior astronauts as they discover what makes each planet unique and what might happen...

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 Read reviewHow to Win a Nobel Prize

How to Win a Nobel Prize

Barry Marshall

A time-travel adventure for young budding scientists.

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See Hear

See Hear

Tania McCartney, Jess Racklyeft

Smile Cry's Piglet, Bunny and Cat return in a sensory adventure. From watching `squiggly rain' on a window to pointing out `heavenly horses' in the clouds, from hearing the `buzzing blossoms' of bees at work to `hot pan sizzles'...

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Drought

Drought

Jackie French, Bruce Whatley

From the award-winning creators of Flood, Fire and Cyclone comes Drought a moving story about the devastating effects drought has on many Australians and their farms.

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Ginger Green is Absolutely MAD for Birthday Parties! (Mostly)

Ginger Green is Absolutely MAD for Birthday Parties! (Mostly)

Kim Kane, Jon Davis

The absolutely MAD new Ginger Green series is all about fun, friendship and a clever fox who LAUGHS in the face of disaster. Perfect for fans of Weirdo and Tom Gates! In Ginger Green is Absolutely MAD for Birthday Parties!...

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Brindabella

Brindabella

Ursula Dubosarsky, Andrew Joyner

From an extraordinary novelist and an award-winning illustrator comes this lyrical and unforgettable story about a boy and the untameable wildness of a hand-reared joey.

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Found in Melbourne

Found in Melbourne

Joanne O'Callaghan, Kori Song

There is so much to do in marvellous Melbourne - places to see and new friends to meet. Found in Melbourne is a counting book, a story of friendship, and so much more. Whether you live in Melbourne, are planning your...

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Fearless Frederic

Fearless Frederic

Felice Arena

When the river rises and the city of Paris begins to disappear under water, Frederic decides to help those who can't help themselves. But as his heroic acts escalate, so does the danger. Frederic will have to battle an...

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The Flying Optometrist

The Flying Optometrist

Joanne Anderton, Karen Erasmus

The Flying Optometrist travels in his little red aeroplane from his practice in the city to a remote outback town. Lots of people are waiting for him! Aunty can't see well enough to carve her emu eggs and Bill the plumber has a...

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Poppa Platoon in World War Chew

Poppa Platoon in World War Chew

Danny Katz, Mitch Vane

Major Poppa, Abbie, and her little brother Flynn are on a mission at the Royal Show. They must enter The Showbag Pavilion, fight their way through crowds, defeat powerful enemies, and somehow get to the other side to buy a Chunky...

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The Little Stowaway

The Little Stowaway

Vicki Bennett, Tull Suwannakit

France. Winter. 1918. The First World War is over. A brave and determined little French orphan, Honore, wanders through the snow, cold and hungry and lost. When he stumbles on the Australian Flying Corps and meets airman, Tim...

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My Mum is a Magician

My Mum is a Magician

Damon Young, Peter Carnavas

From the award-winning author/illustrator duo Damon Young and Peter Carnavas comes a spellbinding picture book celebrating mums everywhere.

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Speccy-tacular AFL Stories

Speccy-tacular AFL Stories

Unassigned

Lace up your boots, pull on your guernsey and get ready to hit the field running with these Brownlow-worthy AFL short stories!  A collection of AFL-themed short stories written by some of Australia's sportiest...

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Missing

Missing

Sue Whiting

Mackenzie da Luca's mother is missing - she's vanished without a trace in the jungles of Panama. Now, 116 days later Mackenzie and her dad are in those same jungles. Her dad is desperate to find out what's happened to his wife....

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Turtle Trackers

Turtle Trackers

Samantha Wheeler

From the beloved author of Wombat Warriors, Mister Cassowary and Smooch & Rose comes another thrilling adventure about Australia's endangered animals.

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 Read reviewNinja Kid: From Nerd to Ninja (Book 1)

Ninja Kid: From Nerd to Ninja (Book 1)

Anh Do, Jeremy Ley

Nelson's a nerd! Unfit, uncool...totally awkward! But when he wakes up on his tenth birthday, he discovers he's a NINJA! THE LAST NINJA ON EARTH! How's he going to save the world when he can't even get his undies on the right...

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Quark's Academy

Quark’s Academy

Catherine Pelosi

Quark's Academy is a junior fiction adventure complete with humorous dialogue, mad plotting and peculiar characters for readers aged eight to twelve.

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The Hole Story

The Hole Story

Kelly Canby

One day Charlie finds a hole. A hole of his very own! He picks it up and pops it in his pocket. But it doesn't take Charlie long to realise that a hole in your pocket is not a good thing to have . . .

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 Read reviewGrandma Z

Grandma Z

Daniel Gray-Barnett

On an ordinary day, in an even more ordinary town, it was Albert's birthday. When Grandma Z roars into town on her motorcycle, Albert is swept up in a very extraordinary adventure.This glorious debut from Daniel...

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 Read reviewGo Go and the Silver Shoes

Go Go and the Silver Shoes

Jane Godwin, Anna Walker

When Go Go is allowed to buy the most beautiful shoes ever, she decides she will wear them EVERYWHERE! Even to the creek, where she and her brothers go adventuring.But - Oh no, Go Go! - that's when a...

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Kookaburras Love to Laugh.

Kookaburras Love to Laugh.

Laura Bunting, Philip Bunting

It is no laughing matter when you are the most serious bird in the borough. Kookaburras love to laugh. They laugh when it is sunny, or rainy, or windy. They laugh for no reason at all. When one serious kookaburra decides to...

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Sandcastle

Sandcastle

Philip Bunting

Rae and Grandad set out to build a sandcastle. They make a tall tower. They raise great ramparts. They dig a deep moat. They even find a dragon. But will it be enough to hold the tide? Sandcastle is a beautiful...

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Bird to Bird

Bird to Bird

Claire Saxby, Wayne Harris

A bird drops a seed to the floor of the forest. The seed grows into a sapling, then a tree. The tree is felled and taken to a busy city. Bird to Bird is the story of one bird, one seed, one tree. Award-winning...

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 Read reviewThe Endsister

The Endsister

Penni Russon

Unforgettable characters, chaotic family life and an intriguing ghost story combine in this funny, absorbing tale of a family who inherit a mansion on the other side of the world.

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The Troll Heart

The Troll Heart

Jack Henseleit

The Witching Hours series continues with book 2, The Troll Heart - a chilling tale of stone and blood for only the bravest of readers.

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Lintang and the Forbidden Island

Lintang and the Forbidden Island

Tamara Moss

The time has come to visit the forbidden island of Allay.But first Lintang needs to find her captain, and it seems the only way to get to the Winda is to join - then escape - the Vierzan navy. Only then will Captain...

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Grace on the Court

Grace on the Court

Maddy Proud

Grace Parker tries to figure out how to handle the 3Bs: boys, boy bands and ball sports.

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Hounds and Hauntings (Rose Raventhorpe Investigates, Book 3)

Hounds and Hauntings (Rose Raventhorpe Investigates, Book 3)

Janine Beacham

The city of Yorke is under attack and it's up to Rose Raventhorpe and Yorke's secret society of butlers to find the culprit! The third mystery in the Rose Raventhorpe Investigates series.

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At the Beach I See

At the Beach I See

Kamsani Bin Salleh

This delightful book for Early Childhood will mesmerise young children and older readers. The black linework and colourful wash backgrounds work beautifully with the lyrical text. Together they introduce extraordinary creatures...

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The Rainbow

The Rainbow

Ros Moriarty

The land bakes...RED. The sun sets...ORANGE. The dawn glows...GOLD. The flowers burst...YELLOW. A joyous serenade to colours that show country before a storm, illustrated by Balarinji, Australia's leading Indigenous design...

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The Mediterranean

The Mediterranean

Armin Greder

A lifeless body. One of many in the waters of the Mediterranean. Precarious boats navigate the waters of the sea, from south to north. And more often than not, it is not only hope that drowns.From the creator of The Island.

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 Read reviewThe Silver Sea

The Silver Sea

Alison Lester, Jane Godwin

Let's go down to the Silver Sea, Come on, I'll hold your hand... Take a journey beneath the waves in this magical adventure created by young people at the Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne with much-loved Australian...

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Hickory Dickory Dash

Hickory Dickory Dash

Tony Wilson, Laura Wood

Before the clock infamously strikes one, a poor mother mouse must search the house for her two missing sons. But she'd better watch out for the cat!

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The Feather

The Feather

Margaret Wild, Freya Blackwood

'Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul' -- Emily Dickinson.This is a story about hope, kindness and redemption set in a grey dystopian world. When a great feather drifts from the leaden sky, two...

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Friday Barnes 8: Never Fear

Friday Barnes 8: Never Fear

R.A. Spratt

The final installment in the beloved girl detective series!

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In the City I See

In the City I See

Tori-Jay Mordey

In this delightful Early Childhood board book, Tori-Jay Mordey's graphic illustrations bring the city to life in all its colourful glory.

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I Remember

I Remember

Joanne Crawford, Kerry Anne Jordinson

I remember is an exquisite tale of memory. Set in the Geraldton area of Western Australia, an elderly woman remembers the camping trips of her childhood. As her recollections fade in and out, she is drawn to think...

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Indigo Blue

Indigo Blue

Jessica Watson

An inspiring adventure story from Young Australian of the Year 2011, Jessica Watson.

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