Picture books that celebrate family holidays

Night Walk

Night Walk

Alison Binks

Night Walk is a captivating story about a little boys adventurous night out while camping. Full of wonder, this story not only honours our natural and beautiful landscape but also reminds us the commonalities that bind us together...

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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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Not a Nibble

Not a Nibble

Elizabeth Honey

Sally may not be lucky at fishing, but she sure is lucky in an unexpected way. Full of sea and sky and sand, this picture book evokes all the pleasures of summer holidays at the beach.    

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Greetings from Sandy Beach

Greetings from Sandy Beach

Bob Graham

Bob Graham tells the story of one family's camping holiday at the beach - a beach they must share with a bus load of school kids and The Disciples of Death motorbike gang! Here is a joyous blend of characters and events to delight...

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Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?

Alison Lester

The year I turned eight, Mum and Dad took us on a trip around Australia. Luke, Billy and I missed school for the whole winter term.     

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Little Dog and the Summer Holiday

Little Dog and the Summer Holiday

Corinne Fenton, Robin Cowcher (Illustrator)

A charming and nostalgic story about a much-loved Little Dog and his family.The summer holidays stretch out forever. Little Dog and his family set off with their caravan. A nostalgic and delightful story about the way family...

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The Airport Book

The Airport Book

Lisa Brown (AUTHOR)

Follow a family and the youngest member's favourite sock monkey through all the inner and outer workings of an airport.

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In the Bush: Our Holiday at Wombat Flat

In the Bush: Our Holiday at Wombat Flat

Roland Harvey

An irresistible companion to the best-selling At the Beach, guaranteed to occupy children for hours as they search the illustrations for the people, creatures and activities identified in the very funny text.     

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Rules of Summer

Rules of Summer

Shaun Tan

Never break the rules. Especially if you don't understand them.    

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Summer

Summer

June Factor

June Factor's simple text and Alison Lester's delightful illustrations combine to create a special magic that captures the feeling of summer and all that it brings: changing weather, family gatherings, lots of fun and ... flies!

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Magic Beach

Magic Beach

Alison Lester

Imagine a beach where you can swim, surf, splash through the waves, make sandcastles, hunt for treasure, explore rock-pools, muck about in boats, fish from the jetty, and build a bonfire under the stars.

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The Deep

The Deep

Tim Winton, Karen Louise

Alice's family lives by the sea. Every day they run down to the jetty and jump into the smooth, dark water. They look like a bunch of dolphins. But Alice misses out. She's afraid of the depth. She's afraid of what might be down...

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To the Top End: Our Trip Across Australia

To the Top End: Our Trip Across Australia

Roland Harvey

Now in paperback. This fabulous Roland Harvey holiday book explores some of the most spectacular landscapes of Australia. Full of adventure, mishaps, and madcap activity, this is a hilarious, entertaining and delightful companion...

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Rivertime

Trace Balla

A gentle and beautiful book about slowing down and growing up, set on Australia's Glenelg River and featuring a ten-year-old boy and his uncle. Ages 8-12.

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Spot Goes on Holiday

Spot Goes on Holiday

Eric Hill

Spot is loved by toddlers all around the world. In this title, Spot and his parents go to the seaside and discover all the fun that can be had in the water and on the beach.

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Rockhopping

Trace Balla

Join Clancy and Uncle Egg on a rambling, rockhopping adventure in Gariwerd (the Grampians), to find the source of the Glenelg River. A story about following your flow, and the unexpected places you may go.

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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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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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On the River

On the River

Roland Harvey

Roland Harvey and his new pelican friend are off on an adventure to walk, fish, canoe, raft, windsurf, sail, paddle-steam, houseboat and even fly their way along the Murray River, from its smallest beginnings in the high country...

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Grandpa And Thomas

Grandpa And Thomas

Pamela Allen

Thomas and Grandpa go to the beach. It is an Australian summer. The sun is shining, the gulls are screeching, and the sea is singing. Together they build a sandcastle, they have a picnic, and they splash in the water. Then at the...

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All the Way to W.A.: Our Search for Uncle Kev

All the Way to W.A.: Our Search for Uncle Kev

Roland Harvey

Uncle Kev is lost. Can you help us find him?

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