New Australian children's books

 Special price 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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 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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 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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Cuckoo's Flight

Cuckoo’s Flight

Wendy Orr

A new gripping Bronze Age story from Wendy Orr, internationally acclaimed author of Dragonfly Song and Swallow's Dance

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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 Pronoun Lowdown: Demystifying and celebrating gender diversity

The Pronoun Lowdown: Demystifying and celebrating gender diversity

Nevo Zisin

We find ourselves at an exciting moment in history. For the first time, trans and gender diverse people are being seen and heard. Thanks to tireless activism, and an increased visibility worldwide, these lived experiences (the...

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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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Rajah Street

Rajah Street

Hyo Young Yim, Myo Yim

Junya thinks Wednesdays are the best days, because that is when the garbage trucks come. A sweet and whimsical story from a child's perspective about the busy world outside his window.

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Go for Goal! (AFL Little Legends, Book 3)

Go for Goal! (AFL Little Legends, Book 3)

Nicole Hayes, Adrian Beck

Little Legends follows Oz, Ellie and Sanjay Little, star players for the Fresca Bay Falcons, on a series of hilarious and action-packed adventures that celebrate the great game of Australian Rules.

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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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Iceberg

Iceberg

Claire Saxby, Jess Racklyeft

In the final freeze of an Antarctic winter, green tails wave across a star-full sky, as if to farewell endless nights. If this world looks empty, look closer...

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Day Break

Day Break

Amy McQuire, Matt Chun

Day Break is the story of a family making their way back to Country on January 26. We see the strength they draw from being together, and from sharing stories as they move through a shifting landscape.

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Stunt Kid Seriously Stacks It!

Stunt Kid Seriously Stacks It!

Jack Heath, Max Rambaldi

Levi is pretty sick of starring in Dad's stupid TV show, Kid Kablam. Because Levi is the kid who gets KABLAMMED!

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What Zola Did on Thursday

What Zola Did on Thursday

Melina Marchetta

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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 Read reviewWith a Little Kelp from Our Friends

With a Little Kelp from Our Friends

Mathew Bate, Liz Rowland

Did you know that feeding seaweed to cows can reduce the methane in their burps and farts by more than half? Or that a forest of kelp absorbs more carbon than a tropical rainforest of the same size? We can even make edible...

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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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Footprints on the Moon

Footprints on the Moon

Lorraine Marwood

Humans are about to leave footprints on the moon, but what sort of mark can one girl make here on earth?

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No Escape (Friday Barnes, Book 9)

No Escape (Friday Barnes, Book 9)

R. A. Spratt

It's two years later . . . Friday steps out of prison, a shell of her former self.

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An Amazing Australian Road Trip

An Amazing Australian Road Trip

Jackie Hosking, Lesley Vamos

A rambunctious romp of a family road trip around Australia looking for the right place to celebrate Aunty's birthday with a cake.

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Stand Up! Speak Up!

Stand Up! Speak Up!

Andrew Joyner

From a #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator, and the creator of The Pink Hat, comes a timely picture book about a young girl's mission to inspire others to help the planet!

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Australian Mammals

Australian Mammals

Matt Chun

In this stunning companion to Australian Birds and Australian Sea Life, Matt Chun explores Australia's beloved mammals, from the remarkable platypus to the endangered bilby. Matt Chun's rendering of these beloved animals -...

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Truly Tan Shocked (Truly Tan, Book 8)

Truly Tan Shocked (Truly Tan, Book 8)

Jen Storer, Claire Robertson

Tan is cool, courageous and clever. But she's in for a shock!

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The Art in Country: A Treasury for Children

The Art in Country: A Treasury for Children

Bronwyn Bancroft

In this magnificent celebration of country, Bronwyn Bancroft uses colours, shapes, patterns and words to explore the awe-inspiring beauty of the Australian continent, and to express the depth of her feelings for it.

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