Recommended children’s books for June

Climate Rebels

Climate Rebels

Ben Lerwill

In the outskirts of the Milky Way, floating slowly through space, there hangs a planet unlike any other. It has oceans, deserts, jungles and mountains. It has life that swims, life that soars and life that swings through the...

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The Theory of Hummingbirds

The Theory of Hummingbirds

Michelle Kadarusman

A moving novel for middle-grade readers that is not about overcoming disability, but rather becoming one's truest self

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 Read reviewThe Giant and the Sea

The Giant and the Sea

Trent Jamieson, Rovina Cai

Perfect for the children of the Climate Strike, this is a lyrical and deeply moving story about climate change, standing up for what you believe in, and the power of hope.     

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 Read reviewWhat Zola Did on Monday

What Zola Did on Monday

Melina Marchetta, Deb Hudson

From the author of Looking for Alibrandi comes this gorgeous series to engage and entertain newly independent young readers.

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Love from Australia

Love from Australia

Ruth Waters

The places I've been and the creatures I've met - what an adventure! One I'll never forget! From crocs in Darwin to kangaroos in Canberra, Love From Australia explores this extraordinary country and introduces us to its most...

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Finding Our Heart

Finding Our Heart

Thomas Mayor, Blak Douglas

A young reader's edition that follows Thomas Mayor's bestselling book Finding the Heart of the Nation.

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Shoestring, the Boy Who Walks on Air

Shoestring, the Boy Who Walks on Air

Julie Hunt, Dale Newman

A gripping illustrated adventure about a travelling circus troupe, a future-telling macaw and a cursed pair of gloves that Shoestring must conquer once and for all. A companion to the award-winning KidGlovz.

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Wonderscape

Wonderscape

Jennifer Bell

Gaming and time travel collide in this exhilarating middle-grade adventure, from bestselling author Jennifer Bell.

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Where is Claris in Paris: Claris: A Look-and-find Story!

Where is Claris in Paris: Claris: A Look-and-find Story!

Megan Hess

A look-and-find story that takes the reader through the famous landmarks of Paris!

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The Besties Party On

The Besties Party On

Felice Arena, Tom Jellett

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Jack's Secret Summer

Jack’s Secret Summer

Jack Ryder

Join the Secret Summer gang on an unforgettable magical adventure, full of humour and heart - for fans of The Famous Five and Roald Dahl.

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Merci Suarez Changes Gears

Merci Suarez Changes Gears

Meg Medina

Winner of the 2019 Newbery Medal, this coming-of-age tale by New York Times best-selling author Meg Medina gets to the heart of the confusion and constant change that defines middle school -- and the steadfast connection that...

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Jesse Owens (Little People, Big Dreams)

Jesse Owens (Little People, Big Dreams)

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Anna Katharina Jansen

Part of the bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, Jesse Owens tells the inspiring story of this track and field legend.

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We're Not from Here

We’re Not from Here

Geoff Rodkey

The New York Times -bestselling creator of the Tapper Twins series delivers a topical, sci-fi middle-grade novel that proves friendship and laughter can transcend even a galaxy of differences.

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Too Many Cheeky Dogs (Bigismob Jigiwan Dog)

Too Many Cheeky Dogs (Bigismob Jigiwan Dog)

Johanna Bell, Dion Beasley, Meigim Kriol Strongbala project of Yugul Mangi Development Aboriginal Corporation

Mandeitaim aibin wok la main anti kemp en yu sabi wanim aibin luk? So begins this Kriol edition of the bestselling cheeky book set in a remote Indigenous community, romping through numbers, colours and days of the week to the...

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One True King (The School for Good and Evil, Book 6)

One True King (The School for Good and Evil, Book 6)

Soman Chainani

Beyond Good and Evil. Beyond Ever Afters. The fairy tale of Sophie and Agatha comes to a dramatic conclusion in this sixth and final book of Soman Chainani's bestselling fantasy series. Who will sit on Camelot's throne and...

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Jean-Michel Basquiat (Little People, Big Dreams)

Jean-Michel Basquiat (Little People, Big Dreams)

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Luciano Lozano

Part of the bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, Jean-Michel Basquiat tells the inspiring story of this pioneering American artist.

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Bluey: All About Bluey

Bluey: All About Bluey

Bluey

Meet Bluey! Bluey Heeler loves to play, explore and use her imagination to turn everyday life into an amazing adventure.   

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Embrace Your Body

Embrace Your Body

Taryn Brumfitt, Sinead Hanley

Based on the #1 hit children's song, this picture book encourages everyone to love who they are, inside and out.

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Who Am I?

Who Am I?

Philip Bunting

Am I my body? Am I my mind? Who am I? Take a trip into deepest inner space to answer one of life's biggest questions. This is a book for anyone who has ever paused to wonder exactly who is wondering.

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Like the Ocean We Rise

Like the Ocean We Rise

Sarah Wilkins, Nicola Edwards

Our planet is vast and it's beautiful too, but it needs our help; it needs me, it needs you. This timely peek-through picture book explores humans' impact on our Earth and how we can all make a difference. Celebrate the...

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Little Lon

Little Lon

Andrew Kelly, Mark Jackson, Heather Potter

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Making A Baby: An Inclusive Guide to How Every Family Begins

Making A Baby: An Inclusive Guide to How Every Family Begins

Clare Owen, Rachel Greener

In this honest, accessible illustrated guide to how babies are made, young readers can find out exactly what is needed to grow a baby, from introducing the basic building blocks of life such as sperm and eggs, to explaining the...

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Change Starts with Us

Change Starts with Us

Sophie Beer

From turning off the lights to eating less meat, there are many small changes we can make to help save our beautiful planet. A timely and uplifting picture book, Change Starts with Us is perfect for little activists and fans...

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Ocean Animals: The Weirdest, Smartest and Sneakiest Sea Creatures

Ocean Animals: The Weirdest, Smartest and Sneakiest Sea Creatures

Blake Chapman, Astred Hicks

Dive in to the incredible world of ocean animals! Ocean animals are truly awesome. They come in every size, colour and shape imaginable. They are also some of the weirdest, sneakiest and smartest animals on the planet!

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Power in A Pram

Power in A Pram

Jaclyn Crupi, Mikki Butterley

Every newborn needs to fully embrace the footy baby they were born to be. When a baby is born they are given a name, a cuddle and a football team they will belong to for life.

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Cuddling A Crow

Cuddling A Crow

Jaclyn Crupi, Mikki Butterley

Every newborn needs to fully embrace the footy baby they were born to be. When a baby is born they are given a name, a cuddle and a football team they will belong to for life.

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Tippy and Jellybean

Tippy and Jellybean

Sophie Cunningham, Anil Tortop

Tippy and her baby Jellybean live in a beautiful eucalyptus forest. One day, they wake up and sniff the air. It's smokey, hot and windy.

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Bluey: All About Bingo

Bluey: All About Bingo

Bluey

Meet Bingo! Bingo Heeler loves getting lost in her own world, talking to tiny bugs and, of course, relaxing in her relaxing chair!

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Battle Born (Elementals, Book 3)

Battle Born (Elementals, Book 3)

Amie Kaufman

The much-anticipated finale to Amie Kaufman's epic middle-grade trilogy.

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 Read reviewThe Power of Positive Pranking

The Power of Positive Pranking

Nat Amoore

The outrageous story of three best friends, one greedy mayor and a whole lot of pranking.

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Coco the Big City Kitty

Coco the Big City Kitty

Laura Bunting, Nicky Johnston

Once there was a small kitten named Coco. Coco lived on the top floor of the tallest building on Meowington Avenue. Her days were filled with action, excitement, noise and activity. And nothing made Coco happier than being a...

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We Dream of Space

We Dream of Space

Erin Entrada Kelly

Newbery Medalist and New York Times-bestselling author Erin Entrada Kelly transports readers to 1986 and introduces them to the unforgettable Cash, Fitch, and Bird Thomas in this pitch-perfect middle grade novel about family,...

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Yellow Truck Road Train

Yellow Truck Road Train

Mandy Tootell

Vibrant artwork and a fabulous read-aloud text about a truck-driving, cattle-wrangling family navigating the roads and changing seasons of the Top End.

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Eloise and the Bucket of Stars

Eloise and the Bucket of Stars

Janeen Brian

Left in a pail at an orphanage as a baby, only something magical can save Eloise from a miserable life and give her the one she's always dreamed of.

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Henry Turnip

Henry Turnip

Chloe Jasmine Harris

This is an every-kid story about managing shyness and being the best kind of friend you can be.

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Alice-Miranda in the Outback

Alice-Miranda in the Outback

Jacqueline Harvey

Alice-Miranda and her friends are off to the Australian Outback! They're going to help an old family friend who's found himself short staffed during cattle mustering season.

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 Read reviewThe Bird Within Me

The Bird Within Me

Sara Lundberg, B.J. Epstein

Based on the life of Swedish artist Berta Hansson, this is the story of a young woman with the bravery to live her own truth and follow her own path, despite the protests of her father and society at the time.

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Taking Sides( AFL Little Legends, Book 2)

Taking Sides( AFL Little Legends, Book 2)

Nicole Hayes, Adrian Beck

Packed with footy fun, this hilarious junior fiction series follows the highs and lows of junior footy.

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The Friendly Games

The Friendly Games

Kaye Baillie, Fiona Burrows

Ages 6+ In 1956 Melbourne hosted the Summer Olympic Games. Student John Wing was so proud of his country, one of the friendliest places on earth. But when world tensions dominated the news, John wrote an urgent letter...

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The Battle

The Battle

Ashling Kwok, Cara King

Edward puts on his armour, prepared for battle. Starting knight-school is terrifying with all those ogres and dragons about. But at school, Edward is befriended by an ogre who offers him some of her lunch. Edward soon realizes...

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Littlelight

Littlelight

Kelly Canby

When bricks start to go missing from the town's four walls, the mayor whips his citizens into a frenzy of aggravation.

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