Great Australian Children's Stories

From picture books to YA novels, these are some of my favourite stories for children by Australian authors including new works and old classics.
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Last Tree in the City - great children's picture book by Australian author with environmental theme.

Children's Book Review, Last Tree in the City

Last Tree in the City - great children's picture book by Australian author with environmental theme.

Love, love, love this book! One for the Aussie and Kiwi's! Great for Remembrance day too.

Love, love, love this book! One for the Aussie and Kiwi's! Great for Remembrance day too.

My Little Bookcase | Blog | Aussie Book Lists: Australian History for Young Readers : A love of reading starts with one special story

My Little Bookcase | Blog | Aussie Book Lists: Australian History for Young Readers : A love of reading starts with one special story

A Bush Christmas: The classic Australian  Christmas poem by C.J. Dennis in a delightful children's picture book, illustrated by Dee Huxley, published Black Dog Books. C.J Dennis poem: The Herald, 1931 and in "More Than A Sentimental Bloke". See http://www.middlemiss.org/lit/authors/denniscj/newspapers/herald/1931/works/bushchristmas.html

A Bush Christmas: The classic Australian Christmas poem by C.J. Dennis in a delightful children's picture book, illustrated by Dee Huxley, published Black Dog Books. C.J Dennis poem: The Herald, 1931 and in "More Than A Sentimental Bloke". See http://www.middlemiss.org/lit/authors/denniscj/newspapers/herald/1931/works/bushchristmas.html

To the Top End: Our Trip Across Australia by Roland Harvey, From rainforest to reef, from Tassie tiger-territory to croc-country, from the winding Murray river to Trephina Gorge, from way out back to underground, this is a glorious showcase of Australian environments with hilarious visual and verbal jokes throughout

To the Top End: Our Trip Across Australia by Roland Harvey, From rainforest to reef, from Tassie tiger-territory to croc-country, from the winding Murray river to Trephina Gorge, from way out back to underground, this is a glorious showcase of Australian environments with hilarious visual and verbal jokes throughout

Gooey brewy 'Wombat Stew' is an awesome book to read to children with rich and fun language. Bring the story alive by acting out using props with a big pot! www.firstdoor.com.au

Gooey brewy 'Wombat Stew' is an awesome book to read to children with rich and fun language. Bring the story alive by acting out using props with a big pot! www.firstdoor.com.au

The Rabbits by John Marsden, illustrated by Shaun Tan. Described as an allegorical fable, The Rabbits looks at colonization. With surrealist illustrations and sparse text, this award-winning and controversial (at the time of publication) book can be the catalyst for deep discussion. Check Youtube for this title too.

The Rabbits by John Marsden, illustrated by Shaun Tan. Described as an allegorical fable, The Rabbits looks at colonization. With surrealist illustrations and sparse text, this award-winning and controversial (at the time of publication) book can be the catalyst for deep discussion. Check Youtube for this title too.

Australian Picture Books: Shoes from Grandpa. One of my girls favourites

Australian Picture Books: Shoes from Grandpa. One of my girls favourites

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