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The Art in Country: A Treasury for Children by Bancroft, Bronwyn
Gorges that plummet into serpentine shadows ...Cloaks of white that drape the rocky crags of snowy mountains ... In this magnificent celebration of country, Bronwyn Bancroft uses colours, shapes, patterns and words to explore the awe-inspiring beauty of the Australian continent and to express the depth ...Show more
Big Fella Rain by Beryl Webber
Big Fella Rain is a celebration of northern Australia as animals, birds, trees and a parched earth await the first rain. It is almost as if country stands still as the sparse yet evocative text pays homage to the transition from dry season to wet season in a country that is like no other place in the wo ...Show more
May Gibbs Tales from the Gum Tree Pb by May Gibbs (Illustrator); Caroline Keys (Illustrator)
Category: Picture Books
Oh my! cried Snugglepot. Im flying, Im really flying! He couldnt believe he was up in the big blue sky, and it was simply glorious. Join Snugglepot and Cuddlepie on their enchanting adventures through the Australian bush. With amazing butterfly rides, boating escapades and a surprise moonlight pageant, ...Show more
What Colour Is the Sea? by Katie Stewart
Koala has a question for her friends - what colour is the sea? But they all give her different answers, and Koala doesn't know who to believe. Owl suggests she finds out for herself. Koala sets off for the sea, only to discover that all her friends are right - the sea is no colour and many colours. A b ...Show more
I'm Australian Too (HB Includes Poster) by Mem Fox; Ronojoy Ghosh (Illustrator)
Im Australian! How about you? Many people from many places have come across the seas to make Australia their home. How Australian is that? From countries near and far, many have made their home in Australia, sharing it with the original inhabitants, and living in peace beneath the Southern Star. Mem Fox ...Show more
Wombat Stew (35th Anniversary Edition) HB by Marcia Vaughan
One day, on the banks of a billabong, a very clever dingo caught a wombat ... and decided to make... Wombat stew, Wombat stew, Gooey, brewy, Yummy, chewy, Wombat stew! In this classic Australian picture book, a dingo catches a wombat and wants to cook him in a stew. ...
This Little Roo Went to Market by Mandy Foot (Illustrator)
Category: Picture Books
'This little roo went to market. This little platypus stayed at home. This little croc had tasty treats. This little quokka had none.' When this little roo goes to market, this little platypus stays home. What surprise are the other Aussie animals planning while little roo is away? From bestselling illu ...Show more
Come Fly with Captain Kangaroo by Mandy Foot
Category: Picture Books | Reading Level: 5 to 7 years.
From the arrival of the ground staff and the pilot, through to the passengers checking in, boarding and the flight itself, this rhyming text explores the excitement of air travel for young children. Mandy Foot's uniquely Australian cast of animal characters add fun and humour.
Midnight Possum by Sally Morgan
Possum loved the deep dark. But when Moon rose high in the sky, he loved midnight even more. One night the midnight possum meets a mother who has lost her baby and so he bravely climbs down a chimney, into a house guarded by a dog and a cat, to find the little lost possum.
Tilly's Reef Adventure by Rhonda N. Garward
Age range: 4-7 Tilly's Reef Adventure is a delightful lift-the-flap book about a baby Green Turtle who, against the odds, makes it into the ocean and begins her journey in the seas of the Great Barrier Reef, meeting friends and foealong the way. After surviving some adventures on the reef, she finds h ...Show more