Traditional Australian classics for kids

Story Time Stars

Story Time Stars

Stephanie Owen Reeder

What makes a children's book character memorable? Is it their personality, the story they tell or the way they're depicted by the illustrator? Is it that they make us laugh or cry? Or is it that we can identify with them? Often,...

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Dot and the Kangaroo

Dot and the Kangaroo

Ethel Pedley, Frank Mahoney

Little Dot had lost her way in the bush. She knew it and was very frightened.

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Blinky Bill

Blinky Bill

Dorothy Wall

Combines in one edition Dorothy Wall's much-loved classics, Blinky Bill, Blinky Bill Grows Up and Blinky Bill and Nutsy. Blinky Bill is the quintessential larrikin. With enthusiastic pleasure, this headstrong and impudent little...

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Playing Beatie Bow

Playing Beatie Bow

Ruth Park

A thrilling adventure story for children and young adults by Park Ruth, Playing Beatie Bow follows Abigail as she suddenly finds herself in the Sydney of a hundred years ago as the result of a scary game.

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Gumnut Babies

Gumnut Babies

May Gibbs

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Hating Alison Ashley: Classic Australian Children's Classics

Hating Alison Ashley: Classic Australian Children’s Classics

Robin Klein

Alison Ashley. She was the most beautiful, graceful, elegant thing you ever saw in your life... And from the first day I HATED her. Rediscover the magic of our country's most memorable children's books in the Penguin Australia...

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The Magic Pudding

The Magic Pudding

Norman Lindsay

Norman Lindsay's timeless classic follows the adventures of debonair young koala Bunyip Bluegum, sailor Bill Barnacle and penguin Sam Sawnoff - owners of the much-desired Magic Puddin' Albert - who try to outwit Possum and Wombat,...

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Seven Little Australians

Seven Little Australians

Ethel Turner

'Without doubt Judy was the worst of the seven, probably because she was the cleverest.'Her father, Captain Woolcot, found his vivacious, cheeky daughter impossible - but seven children were really too much for him and most of the...

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Picnic at Hanging Rock

Picnic at Hanging Rock

Joan Lindsay

A reinvigoration of the iconic Australian classic that captivated generations of readers, featuring stylish new cover art and a brand new introduction from young Australian writer Romy Ash.

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Storm Boy: The Illustrated Story

Storm Boy: The Illustrated Story

Colin Thiele

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The Complete Adventures of Blinky Bill

The Complete Adventures of Blinky Bill

Dorothy Wall

Blinky Bill, the mischievous little koala, has been a favourite with children since his first appearance in 1933. His shenanigans at Miss Pym's shop and in Farmer Smifkins's vegie patch quickly earned him a devoted following. The...

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 Read reviewAsh Road

Ash Road

Ivan Southall, Maurice Saxby

An action-packed Australian adventure story, about courage, friendship and survival in the face of a seemingly insurmountable bushfire.

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The Muddleheaded Wombat

The Muddleheaded Wombat

Ruth Park, Noela Young

This paperback edition brings together four stories: The Muddleheaded Wombat; The Muddleheaded Wombat at School; The Muddleheaded Wombat on Holiday; The Muddleheaded Wombat in the Treetops. A delight to rediscover, or read for the...

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The Muddleheaded Wombat

The Muddleheaded Wombat

Ruth Park, Noela Young

The Muddleheaded Wombat combines in one edition four of Ruth Park's much-loved classics, The Muddleheaded Wombat, The Muddleheaded Wombat at School, The Muddleheaded Wombat on Holiday and The Muddleheaded Wombat in the Treetops....

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