Recent picture books from 2018

Rainbow Bear

Rainbow Bear

Stephen Michael King

Bear likes to dive into the deep blue ocean, blowing bubbles and turning somersaults. He wakes with the sun and sleeps with the moon. One morning, Bear is shocked to discover that his coat has changed. Is Bear dreaming? Or are two...

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Armistice

Armistice

Ruth Starke, David Kennett

A companion to the award-winning My Gallipoli, commemorating the 100th anniversary since the fighting stopped.

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Grandma Bird

Grandma Bird

Benji Davies

A tender and heart-warming new story from the world of The Storm Whale.

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Marvellous Miss May: Queen of the Circus

Marvellous Miss May: Queen of the Circus

Stephanie Owen Reeder

In 1901, aged just seven, tiny contortionist May Zinga was given away to Wirth Brothers Circus by her desperate mother. Imagine Miss May's horror when the first thing the Wirths did was cut off all her long hair. Poor May had lost...

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Linda Jackson's Rainbow Menagerie

Linda Jackson’s Rainbow Menagerie

Linda Jackson

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Bouncing Back: An Eastern Barred Bandicoot Story

Bouncing Back: An Eastern Barred Bandicoot Story

Rohan Cleave, Coral Tulloch

A beautifully illustrated story of this marsupial's plight and how it was saved from extinction.

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The All New Must Have Orange 430

The All New Must Have Orange 430

Michael Speechley

A cheeky picture book for anyone who's bought a thingy or whatsit . . . and doesn't quite know why. In his debut picture book, Michael Speechley explores our obsession with stuff in a fun and edifying way.

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Chalk Boy

Chalk Boy

Mandy Ord, Margaret Wild

A soulful and heartwarming story about what happens when a pavement artist's drawing comes to life.

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Dingo

Dingo

Claire Saxby, Tannya Harricks

An exciting new addition to the narrative non-fiction series Nature Storybooks, about dingoes.

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Dogasaurus

Dogasaurus

Lucinda Gifford

Imagine if you found a strange egg in a mysterious forest, and then you brought it home... And when it hatched, out popped a baby DINOSAUR!

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In Blossom

In Blossom

Cheon Yooju

A beautifully illustrated story of the joys of spring and finding a new friend.

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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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 Read reviewAll the Ways to be Smart

All the Ways to be Smart

Allison Colpoys, Davina Bell

From the award-winning creators of The Underwater Fancy-dress Parade and Under the Love Umbrella comes this joyful ode to all the unique and wonderful qualities that make children who they are.    

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Mamie

Mamie

Tania McCartney

To us she is May Gibbs, creator of Snugglepot & Cuddlepie. But to her family, she was known as 'Mamie'.  

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Hello, Australia!

Hello, Australia!

Megan McKean

Join a bunch of cheeky galahs in the latest look-and-find adventure in the Hello...! series. This time we're taking a trip around Australia to discover more about the animals, birds and plants that live here.

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Another Book About Bears

Another Book About Bears

Laura Bunting, Philip Bunting

Another Book About Bears

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 Read reviewTales from the Inner City

Tales from the Inner City

Shaun Tan

The visionary Shaun Tan returns to show us the soul-opening work he's been doing for the past five years.

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Under the Southern Cross

Under the Southern Cross

Frane Lessac

From the bestselling and award-winning creator of A is for Australia and A is for Australian Animals comes a new narrative nonfiction picture book, which explores Australia after dark.

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When You're Going to the Moon

When You’re Going to the Moon

Sasha Beekman, Vivienne To

Your pet iguana, tap-dancing shoes, an inflatable moose ...What else might you need when you're going to the moon? From an exciting new duo comes a heartfelt story about dreaming your biggest dream and taking it to the...

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Alphabet Book (Learn with Ruby Red Shoes, #1)

Alphabet Book (Learn with Ruby Red Shoes, #1)

Kate Knapp

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Counting Book (Learn with Ruby Red Shoes, #2)

Counting Book (Learn with Ruby Red Shoes, #2)

Kate Knapp

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 Read reviewNoni the Pony Rescues a Joey

Noni the Pony Rescues a Joey

Alison Lester

Noni the Pony heads out for the day, to roam the green hills behind Waratah Bay. As she and her friends wander down a green trail, they meet someone small with a very long tail. Can they help the lost baby wallaby find the way...

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Seriously, Do Not Open This Book

Seriously, Do Not Open This Book

Andy Lee, Heath McKenzie

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Why I Love Summer

Why I Love Summer

Michael Wagner, Tom Jellett

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My Little Gifts:A Book of Sharing

My Little Gifts:A Book of Sharing

Jo Witek, Christine Roussey

From the team behind the megabestseller In My Heart comes an interactive picture book about generosity and sharing perfect for the holiday season

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ALPHABEASTS: An A-Z of alphabetical animals

ALPHABEASTS: An A-Z of alphabetical animals

Maree Coote

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Bonnie and Ben Rhyme Again

Bonnie and Ben Rhyme Again

Mem Fox, Judy Horacek

A companion to Good Night, Sleep Tight! Join Bonnie and Ben as they rhyme their way through the day...until a twinkle, twinkle, little star calls them home. From Mem Fox and Judy Horacek, the team behind best-selling...

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 Read reviewBrezania

Brezania

Anthony Breslin

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Collecting Sunshine

Collecting Sunshine

Rachel Flynn, Tamsin Ainslie

A book for those magical days when a walk to the park is nothing short of an adventure.       

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Pig the Grub

Pig the Grub

Aaron Blabey

Eww! What a stinker! Pig isnt just the worlds greediest Pug, hes the DIRTIEST too. Its high time he had a bath! But try telling Pig that . . .

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Puddle Hunters

Puddle Hunters

Kirsty Murray, Karen Blair

This beautiful book captures the eternal delight of young children splashing about in puddles and experimenting with language.

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Want to Play Trucks?

Want to Play Trucks?

Ann Stott, Bob Graham

Jack likes trucks. Alex likes dolls. What will they play together? Readers will smile at the quintessential playground squabble on display in this amusing, relatable tale. Full color.

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 Special priceA Day at the Show

A Day at the Show

Gwyn Perkins

Here is a story about family adventures, the magic of the show, and the joy of running one tiny car into another.

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 Read reviewSonam and the Silence

Sonam and the Silence

Eddie Ayres, Ronak Taher

A haunting fable-like story by the well-known musician and author, Eddie Ayres, about the power of music and a young girl in Kabul set during the occupation of the Taliban

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 Read reviewMaya and Cat

Maya and Cat

Caroline Magerl

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 Read reviewWren

Wren

Katrina Lehman, Sophie Beer

Wren just wants a bit of peace and quiet. What he gets is the noisiest baby sister you could ever imagine! But when Wren runs away to the country, he discovers that maybe peace and quiet isn't all he needs...  

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 Read reviewCicada

Cicada

Shaun Tan

The story of a cicada who works in an office, and all the people who don't appreciate him. The new picture book from multi-award-winner Shaun Tan, author of The Arrival, The Lost Thing and Rules of Summer.

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Benny Bungarra's Big Bush Clean-Up

Benny Bungarra’s Big Bush Clean-Up

Sally Morgan, Ambelin Kwaymullina

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 Special priceIf I Was Prime Minister

If I Was Prime Minister

Beck Feiner, Robin Feiner

The Prime Minister's job is to make our country as good as it can be. But every Prime Minister Australia has ever had has been a grown-up! What if the grown-ups weren't in charge? What would kids do if they ran the country? 

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Tiger's Roar

Tiger’s Roar

Alex Rance, Shane McG

A hugely entertaining picture book about teamwork and never giving up.

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Girl on Wire

Girl on Wire

Lucy Estela, Elise Hurst

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The Honeybee

The Honeybee

Kirsten Hall, Isabelle Arsenault

Buzz from flower to flower with a sweet honeybee in this timely, clever, and breathtakingly gorgeous picture book from critically acclaimed author Kirsten Hall and award-winning illustrator Isabelle Arsenault.

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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. Longlisted for the 2019...

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 Read reviewWelcome: A Mo Willems Guide for New Arrivals

Welcome: A Mo Willems Guide for New Arrivals

Mo Willems

An introductory guide to the world for new babies.

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Koalas Eat Gum Leaves

Koalas Eat Gum Leaves

Laura Bunting, Philip Bunting

Koalas eat gum leaves. For breakfast, lunch and dinner, and even on their birthdays. Most koalas dont seem to mind. But one does. He is on the lookout for some tastier tucker...and he's about to make a discovery that changes...

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Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Barbara Alca

Meet Ella Fitzgerald, one of the most influential jazz singers of all time!

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Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Zafouko Yamamoto

Meet Ada Lovelace, the British mathematician and daughter of poet Lord Byron. From her early love of logic, to her plans for the world's first computer program, learn about Ada's life in this mini biography for readers as young as...

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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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Robinson

Robinson

Peter Sis

Robin and his friends are planning to dress up as pirates for their school's annual costume party, but instead his mother creates a Robinson Crusoe costume for him, and while the adults love it, his friends are less welcoming.

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They Say Blue

They Say Blue

Jillian Tamaki

From Caldecott and Printz Honor-winning illustrator Jillian Tamaki, a playful and poetic exploration of color and point of view that, in its depection of a child pondering her world, invites comparisons with such classics as A...

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The Last Peach

The Last Peach

Gus Gordon

Two indecisive bugs contemplate eating the last peach of the summer in this hilarious book about anticipation and expectation. Full color.

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 Read reviewGrandma Z

Grandma Z

Daniel Gray-Barnett

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Suri's Wall

Suri’s Wall

Lucy Estela

Eva squeezed Suri's hand. What's there? What can you see? What can I see? Suri looked out over the wall. Oh, it's beautiful, let me tell you all about it. A moving tale of the power of the human spirit brought alive by Lucy...

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My Worst Book Ever!

My Worst Book Ever!

Allan Ahlberg, Bruce Ingman

Picture books are such good fun and so is making them--but who knew there were so many things that could go wrong? This is the story of a picture book doomed from the very start.

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The Hole Story

The Hole Story

Kelly Canby

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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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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 oneserious kookaburra decides to flee the...

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Idea Jar

Idea Jar

Adam Lehrhaupt, Deb Pilutti

From the author of Warning: Do Not Open This Book comes a lively story about a teacher's special jar where her students keep their story ideas-but watch out when those ideas go on the loose!

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Macca the Alpaca

Macca the Alpaca

Matt Cosgrove

Macca the Alpaca is small, kind and friendly. His days are easy and carefree until he accidentally bumps head-first into Harmer the llama. Harmer is big, unkind and never, ever friendly...Can little Macca find a way to teach...

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Found in Melbourne

Found in Melbourne

Joanne O'Callaghan, Kori Song

A beautifully illustrated counting book celebrating landmarks and attractions in Australia's most liveable city.

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Found in Melbourne (Simplified Chinese edition)

Found in Melbourne (Simplified Chinese edition)

Kevin Yang, Joanne O'Callaghan, Kori Song

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I Do Not Like Books Anymore!

I Do Not Like Books Anymore!

Daisy Hirst

With her unique humour and bold, brilliant art, Daisy Hirst celebrates the joy of sharing stories, and perfectly evokes those feelings of frustration and pride that come with learning something new.

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Ash Dresses her Friends

Ash Dresses her Friends

Fu Wenzheng

Ash is feeling lonely. She wishes she had someone to play with. Then a sad elephant comes along and Ash has an idea that will cheer him up. Soon she is sharing her idea with lots of animals in the forest. A warm-hearted story...

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Spirit

Spirit

Cherri Ryan, Christina Booth

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Lucy and the Dragonfly

Lucy and the Dragonfly

Lucie Papineau, Caroline Hamel

An introduction to the subjects of Climate Change and the protection of nature in an accessible and poetic story.

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Sandcastle

Sandcastle

Philip Bunting

A story for anyone who likes to spend a day at the beach, and for everyone who has ever pondered the big questions about our place in the universe.

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Alma and How She Got Her Name

Alma and How She Got Her Name

Juana Martinez-Neal

How did Alma Sofia Esperanza Jos�e Pura Candela end up with such a long name? As Daddy tells the story of her many names, Alma can almost feel herself grow into them.

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Red House, Blue House, Green House, Tree House

Red House, Blue House, Green House, Tree House

Jane Godwin, Jane Reiseger

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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Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth

Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth

Oliver Jeffers

The exquisite and thought-provoking new book from the multi award-winning, internationally best-selling picture book creator of Lost and Found, Oliver Jeffers.

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Digger

Digger

Mike Dumbleton, Robin Cowcher

When her brother, James, went to war, Annie stitched the name Digger onto her toy kangaroo and gave him to James as a farewell present.

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Me Too

Me Too

Erika Geraerts, Charl Laubscher, Gatsby, Love and Money Pty Ltd

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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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Splish, Splash, Ducky!

Splish, Splash, Ducky!

Lucy Cousins

Readers can revel in the rain with a little duckling and friends in this bright, board book adventure from the creator of Maisy. Full color.

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With My Daddy: A Book of Love and Family

With My Daddy: A Book of Love and Family

Jo Witek, Christine Roussey

By the team behind mega-bestseller In My Heart, a loving picture book ode to dads that is perfect for Father's Day

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Monsters

Monsters

Anna Fienberg, Kim Gamble, Stephen Axelsen

Tildy can see monsters that no one else can see and she sleeps with one eye open, until a new friend at school helps her overcome her fear - a delightful new picture book by the popular picture-book creators of Tashi.

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Ruby in the Ruins

Ruby in the Ruins

Shirley Hughes

From a beloved British storyteller comes a touching tale of unconditional love as a family puts itself back together in postwar London. Full color.

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Dig, Dump, Roll

Dig, Dump, Roll

Sally Sutton, Brian Lovelock

Crash-a-rumble, smash-a-grumble, what's at work? Here's a clue: It will clear the ground for you. Bulldozer! Coming through!

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Thimble

Thimble

Rebecca Young, Tull Suwannakit

When her grandmother's time comes, Mabel finds something left behind.A beautiful story about how a tiny thimble and an unfinished blanket can help mend a heart.

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Can I Touch Your Hair?

Can I Touch Your Hair?

Irene Latham, Charles Waters

Latham, who is white, and Waters, who is black, use this fictional setup to delve into different experiences of race in a relatable way, exploring such topics as hair, hobbies, and family dinners. This remarkable collaboration...

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These are Animals

These are Animals

Daniel Egneus

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Lola Dutch

Lola Dutch

Kenneth Wright, Sarah Jane Wright

It's the beginning of a new day, and Lola Dutch is bursting with creative ideas! Even if her enthusiasm is a bit much for some, with the help of her animal friends she is inspired to make every day amazing. Full color.

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The Bear in our Backyard

The Bear in our Backyard

Emma Middleton

Does she sleep? Shall we peak? Is it really a Bear?Shall we sneak outside and see if Bear is really there?

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Finding Wild

Finding Wild

Megan Wagner Lloyd, Abigail Halpin

All the ways and places that wild exists in our world and where you can find it. --

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