Aussies write and draw for kids

Presenting some recent, and not-so-recent, favourite books written and illustrated for children by Australian creators.
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Here we have the "Lazy lions lounging in the local library" from Graeme Base's 'Animalia', perhaps his best-known work to date. Illustrated by such intricate images similar to this example, all of his books are entertaining and challenging to explore.

Graeme Base book ~ One of the Langley Librarian's favorites, not just because she's a Leo and her name starts with "L.

Don't "blink" as you get-up to some mischief with this great Australian classic: 'The Complete Adventures of Blinky Bill : Blinky Bill, Blinky Bill Grows Up, Blinky Bill and NutsyWall'.

Don't "blink" as you get-up to some mischief with this great Australian classic: 'The Complete Adventures of Blinky Bill : Blinky Bill, Blinky Bill Grows Up, Blinky Bill and NutsyWall'.

Words and pictures captured by two thoughtful artists, of a young Australian girl's passage "through the year". It's difficult to pick a favourite month, but the young girl shows how she and her family spend each of them.

Fishpond Australia, All Through the Year by Anna Walker (Illustrated ) Jane Godwin. Buy Books online: All Through the Year, ISBN Anna Walker (Illustrated by) Jane Godwin

'Unforgotten' by Tohby Riddle, his latest work. After reading this gentle story one day in a bookshop, I sensed calm and serenity. Before long, I will have a copy too. This short clip tells part of the story ...

'Unforgotten' by Tohby Riddle, his latest work. After reading this gentle story one day in a bookshop, I sensed calm and serenity. Before long, I will have a copy too. This short clip tells part of the story .

'Mr Chicken Goes to Paris' by Leigh Hobbs.  He's been to the "City of Light" ... One day I hope to go too!

Mr Chicken Goes to Paris by Leigh Hobbs wonderful-children-s-books

'The Magic Pudding' by Norman Lindsay.  Mr Lindsay did more than just paint ...

A walking, talking dessert, this pudding shares its deliciousness with everyone and never runs out & -- because it's magic - so worth kissing! This madcap childhood classic recounts the adventures of three friends as they defend the pudding from thieves.


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Curated by the State Library of Victoria as part of the National Year of Reading,this exhibition 'Look! The art of Australian picture books today' highlights recent works by Australian illustrators. Now touring the country, it includes original artwork, sketches and published picture books. Quite a colourful feast for the eyes and minds (of all ages) to be inspired by.

the art of Australian picture books today. Video interviews with Australian authors and illustrators about their process.

Greetings From Sandy Beach by Bob Graham I OPEN-MINDED

Right from the start, you are captured by Bob Graham's infectious head-long dive into a beach holiday. Reminds me of family holidays spent along Victoria's coastline . and the people you meet too.

Organised by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), National Simultaneous Storytime promotes the value of reading and literacy, the importance of Australia’s book industry and the role of libraries. We recommend to all that they look up their local libraries and join in with 170000 kids around Australia at 11am on the 22nd of May when we read another favourite from author/illustrator Nick Bland The Wrong Book.

National Simultaneous Story Time 2013 - Events - Reading Matters - My Book Corner

Books Illustrated are Champions for Australian picture books and their creators, writers and illustrators alike.

Books Illustrated are Champions for Australian picture books and their creators, writers and illustrators alike.

DIY Personalized Alphabet Book - Such a great gift idea for kids.  We did this for my son's 3rd Christmas and he LOVED it.  Perfect for learning letter recognition and a family keepsake.

DIY Personalized Alphabet Book

DIY Personalized Alphabet Book - Perfect for learning letter recognition and a family keepsake.

19 picture books you should still have on your shelf

19 Classic Picture Books You Should Still Have On Your Shelf As an Adult

19 picture books you should still have on your shelf - another appropriate name for this article would be "My All Time Favorite Books"

Have kids read bios of famous people from other countries. This is Nelson Mandela's autobiography for kids, plus pre-reading activities and explaining apartheid. Extension activities and additional resources.

Nelson Mandela for Kids: Autobiography and Lessons

Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom: Abridged by: Chris van Wyk, Paddy Bouma

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