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

Sixth-grader Alba is strengthening her left leg after a final surgery to correct her congenital clubfoot. Her friendship with intellectual classmate Levi is threatened when he scoffs at Alba's plans to run in an upcoming...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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