New Australian children's books

 Read reviewElsewhere Girls

Elsewhere Girls

Emily Gale, Nova Weetman

An exciting collaboration from two of Australia's favourite middle-grade authors.

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Move That Mountain

Move That Mountain

Jol Temple, Terri Rose Baynton

There are two sides to every story... A whale has become stranded on the beach, but the tiny puffins are far, far too small to help. When Move That Mountain is read in reverse, the puffins realise they are not too little to...

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Bear and Rat

Bear and Rat

Christopher Cheng, Stephen Michael King

A powerful and uplifting story about loving friendship, even through the hardest of times.

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 Read reviewEliza Vanda's Button Box

Eliza Vanda’s Button Box

Emily Rodda

From the author of the award-winning His Name was Walter comes another magical mystery story that will delight Emily Rodda fans.

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Ginger Meggs

Ginger Meggs

Tristan Bancks, Jason Chatfield

Four fresh stories to celebrate the one and only Ginger Meggs! Celebrating 100 years of the iconic character and Aussie legend Ginger Meggs, these four brand new and original stories are written by Tristan Bancks, the...

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 Read reviewPaws

Paws

Kate Foster

At home, Alex's best friend is Kevin the cockapoo, although what he wants most of all is a friend at school. But that is harder than he ever expected. A touching story about learning that friendship isn't one size fits all and is...

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 Read reviewA Glasshouse of Stars

A Glasshouse of Stars

Shirley Marr

An exquisite, heartbreakingly beautiful gem of a novel for anyone who loved Wonder, Lenny's Book of Everything, A Monster Calls or When You Reach Me.

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 Read reviewArno and His Horse

Arno and His Horse

Jane Godwin, Felicita Sala

Arno and his Horse is a beautifully written rhyming text, matched with exquisite illustrations, that explores love, memory, loss and the power objects can hold.

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 Read reviewMasters of Disguise

Masters of Disguise

Marc Martin

Now you see them, now you don't! Cloaked in a riot of colour, pattern and texture are a dozen animals - from chameleons and polar bears to Gaboon vipers and mimic octopuses - that have mastered the art of fading into the...

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Real Pigeons Flex Feathers (Real Pigeons, Book 7)

Real Pigeons Flex Feathers (Real Pigeons, Book 7)

Andrew McDonald, Ben Wood

Ever wonder why pigeons always act so weird? It's because they're out there chasing the bad guys and saving your butts!

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Why Do Tigers Have Whiskers?

Why Do Tigers Have Whiskers?

The Conversation, Sunanda Creagh, Clare Celeste

Children have an insatiable curiosity for the world around them, and life can be an endless source of fascination for young minds. But do you have all the answers? And are they actually correct? Maybe you need to ask an expert...

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The Katha Chest

The Katha Chest

Radhiah Chowdhury, Lavanya Naidu

Six-year-old Asiya loves to go to Nanu's house. Best among all of Nanu's treasures is the big old chest filled with quilts that tell the stories of the women in Asyia's family.

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The Underdogs Catch a Cat Burglar (Book 1)

The Underdogs Catch a Cat Burglar (Book 1)

Kate and Jol Temple, Shiloh Gordon

In a city gone to the dogs ... get yourself a cat.

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Wednesday Weeks and the Tower of Shadows (Book 1)

Wednesday Weeks and the Tower of Shadows (Book 1)

Denis Knight, Cristy Burne

In a world of magic, can science save the day?

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 Read reviewHuda and Me

Huda and Me

H. Hayek

When their parents have to travel to Beirut unexpectedly, twelve-year-old Akeal and his six siblings are horrified to be left behind in Melbourne with the dreaded Aunt Amel as their babysitter. Things do not go well, and Akeal's...

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The Emu Who Ran Through the Sky (Tales from the Bush Mob, Book 2)

The Emu Who Ran Through the Sky (Tales from the Bush Mob, Book 2)

Helen Milroy

The emus couldn't fly, but did they sit around looking sad? No! They made sure everyone knew just how fast they could run. Except for poor Lofty...

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Earth Matters: Loving Our Planet

Earth Matters: Loving Our Planet

Carole Wilkinson

The Earth's climate is changing. It's getting hotter. In Australia over the past 50 years, maximum temperatures have been creeping higher. There have been record droughts, floods and bushfires.

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Kid Reporter

Kid Reporter

Saffron Howden, Dhana Quinn

You don't need to be an adult to break news and change the world. You can start your career as a young reporter right now. In Kid Reporter you'll learn how to research, investigate and interview; write, produce, photograph and...

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 Read reviewThe Detective's Guide to Ocean Travel

The Detective’s Guide to Ocean Travel

Nicki Greenberg

The first middle-grade novel from award-winning author Nicki Greenberg, this book is a classic whodunnit mystery set aboard a grand ocean liner in the 1920s.

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 Read reviewThe Edge of Thirteen

The Edge of Thirteen

Nova Weetman

Clem Timmins can't wait to see her best friends after being apart all summer holidays. But when they get back together, things have changed.

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 Read reviewBlue Flower

Blue Flower

Sonya Hartnett, Gabriel Evans

A gentle exploration of a child's realisation that it is her individual differences and creativity that make her special, with stunning illustrations by Gabriel Evans that delicately and sensitively convey the child's emotional...

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Backyard Bugs

Backyard Bugs

Helen Milroy

From beautiful butterflies to kaleidoscopic Christmas beetles, First Nations author and illustrator Helen Milroy returns to the backyard with a picture book designed to teach kids (and their handlers) all about the scurrying,...

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The Golden Tower

The Golden Tower

Belinda Murrell

Transported to the land of Tuscia, Sophie accidentally saves the daughter of a wealthy family and is swept along on their journey to the Golden Tower.

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Shackleton's Endurance

Shackleton’s Endurance

Joanna Grochowicz

Adrift on the Antarctic pack ice with no means of escape and no hope of rescue, Ernest Shackleton and his men are surely doomed.

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Aussie Stem Star: Gisela Kaplan

Aussie Stem Star: Gisela Kaplan

Emily Gale

Aussie STEM Stars is an inspiring children's series that celebrates Australia's experts in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

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Hello and Welcome

Hello and Welcome

Gregg Dreise

A wonderful companion to Gregg Dreise's highly acclaimed My Culture and Me, this joyful picture book celebrates Australia's Indigenous heritage and the diversity we enjoy today.

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Can You Do This?

Can You Do This?

Michael Wagner, Heath McKenzie

From the bestselling author of WHY I LOVE FOOTY and the superstar illustrator of DO NOT OPEN THIS BOOK comes a hilarious new book, where sibling rivalry is the name of the game. Sometimes, when you're the littlest in the family,...

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Fish and Chips (Super Geeks, Book 1)

Fish and Chips (Super Geeks, Book 1)

James Hart

Illustrator James Hart makes his authorial debut in this hilarious, action-packed graphic novel series! Perfect for fans of Real Pigeons, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Dog Man.

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Girl of the Southern Sea

Girl of the Southern Sea

Michelle Kadarusman

A girl from the slums of Jakarta dreams of an education and the chance at a better life. But first she must battle the dangers of local superstition and thwart her father's plans for her life.

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What Zola Did on Thursday

What Zola Did on Thursday

Melina Marchetta, Deb Hudson

A wonderful children's series celebrating community, sustainability, diversity and family from the bestselling author of Looking for Alibrandi. Fun, heartwarming stories full of mischief, humour and feeling, sure to charm and...

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Pete's Big Feet: School of Monsters

Pete’s Big Feet: School of Monsters

Sally Rippin, Chris Kennett

Dr Seuss meets Sesame Street in this mischievous first-reader series about the weird and wonderful students at the School of Monsters.

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 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

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 Read reviewLittle Gem

Little Gem

Anna Zobel

Sometimes getting a little lost can help you discover who you really are...

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Listen, Layla

Listen, Layla

Yassmin Abdel-Magied

Exploring the diaspora experience, race, politics and identity, Listen, Layla by Yassmin Abdel-Magied is an own voices novel for young readers, which bursts with passion, humour and truth.

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Billie and the Blue Bike

Billie and the Blue Bike

Ambelin Kwaymullina

Billie wants the blue bike and she asks her Mum to buy it for her - but her Mum has no money to spend on a bike. She asks Uncle Jack and he won't give her the money either, but he will help her save up to buy the bike herself. She...

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