AUGUST

Hark, It's Me, Ruby Lee!

Hark, It's Me, Ruby Lee!

By Lisa Shanahan
Illustrated by Binny

Ruby Lee is a little girl with a very big imagination. Every week Ruby's teacher, Mrs Majestic-Jones ... Read More

Sarah and the Steep Slope

Sarah and the Steep Slope

By Danny Parker
Illustrated by Matt Ottley

When everything feels like an uphill battle, your friends will get you through. Sarah wakes to find ... Read More

Guff

Guff

By Aaron Blabey

This is my Guff. He's really nice. I've known him since I was little. And I still know him even now ... Read More

Family Hugs

Family Hugs

By Michael Wagner
Illustrated by Adam Carruthers

In this thoughtful but playful picture book, illustrator Adam Carruthers perfectly captures the sent ... Read More

Grandma Forgets

Grandma Forgets

By Paul Russell
Illustrated by Nicky Johnston

Grandma Forgets celebrates the wonderful relationship between a grandmother and her granddaughter. A ... Read More

Ruben

Ruben

By Bruce Whatley

Ruben’s dreams were of places that made no sense to him. Places that didn’t exist. At least not anym ... Read More

JULY

Glitch

Glitch

By Michelle Worthington and Andrew Plant

Glitch spends his life searching through mountains of mouldy mess at the dump. He wants to make the ... Read More

The Sloth Who Came to Stay

The Sloth Who Came to Stay

By Margaret Wild
Illustrated by Vivienne To

A wryly amusing story about a fast family who are taught to slow down when an adorable sloth comes t ... Read More

Eric Finds a Way

Eric Finds a Way

By Robert Vescio
Illustrated by Ann-Marie Finn

Eric loves to read. He has a towering bookshelf brimming with stories of strange and wonderful world ... Read More

Garcia and Colette Go Exploring

Garcia and Colette Go Exploring

By Hannah Barnaby
Illustrated by Andrew Joyner

The brilliant new picture book from the bestselling illustrator of THE TERRIBLE PLOP. Best friends G ... Read More

Peas and Quiet

Peas and Quiet

By Gabrielle Tozer
Illustrated by Sue deGennaro

Best friends Pip and Pop live in a peapod, but sometimes it can get a little too cosy - especially b ... Read More

JUNE

Whatcha Building?

Whatcha Building?

By Andrew Daddo
Illustrated by Stephen Michael King

The old milk bar on the corner is coming down to make way for something new. Little Davey Durak is g ... Read More

Storm Whale

Storm Whale

By Sarah Brennan
Illustrated by Jane Tanner

A captivating and beautifully illustrated story about three sisters who find a stranded whale on the ... Read More

Great Goal!

Great Goal!

By Katrina Germein and Janine Dawson

Get ready for a great game of footy. There’s plenty of action and masses of mud. Who will kick the f ... Read More

Nanna's Button Tin

Nanna's Button Tin

By Dianne Wolfer and Heather Potter

I love nanna's button tin. It is full of stories. Nanna’s button tin is very special. It has buttons ... Read More

Harrison's Song

Harrison's Song

By Harrison Craig
Illustrated by Ann-Marie Finn

Harrison is a bit different to the other kids. Each time he tries to speak, he stutters. No matter h ... Read More

MAY

Bessie’s War

Bessie’s War

By Krista Bell
Illustrated by Belinda Elliott

Bessie is cross. Everyone else seems to have a role to play in the war effort and she wants to help ... Read More

Butterfly, We’re Expecting You

Butterfly, We’re Expecting You

By Libby Hathorn
Illustrated by Lisa Stewart

Two small children discover the beauty and wonder of nature in their very own backyard in this beaut ... Read More

Robyn Boid: Architect

Robyn Boid: Architect

By Maree Coote

Robyn Boid studied Architecture at the National University, and dreamed of becoming an architect. Me ... Read More

The Whirlpool

The Whirlpool

By Emily Larkin
Illustrated by Helene Magisson

Life is full of brightness for one polar bear cub. But then shadows fall...and his world changes. Th ... Read More

Wolfie: An Unlikey Hero

Wolfie: An Unlikey Hero

By Deborah Abela
Illustrated by Connah Brecon

I, The Wolf, am sick of being the bad guy. I’m taking over this book. Dear Readers,Fairytales are no ... Read More

APRIL

The Brown Dog

The Brown Dog

By Gina Inverarity
Illustrated by Greg Holfeld

The brown dog often visits Henry on rainy, grey afternoons. Usually he doesn't hang around for long. ... Read More

The Catawampus Cat

The Catawampus Cat

By Jason Carter Eaton
Illustrated by Gus Gordon

When the Catawampus comes to town the people don't at first notice it has arrived. But slowly, slowl ... Read More

Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family's Journey

Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family's Journey

By Margriet Ruurs

When I was little, not so long ago, my brother, Sami, our friends and I played on sunbaked soil. We ... Read More

Starring Walter Pigeon

Starring Walter Pigeon

By Suzanne Houghton

Walter is a movie buff. Walter loves nothing more than to dress up and pretend. He just knows there ... Read More

Say Yes - A Story of Friendship, Fairness and a Vote for Hope

Say Yes - A Story of Friendship, Fairness and a Vote for Hope

By Jennifer Castles
Illustrated by Paul Seden

Once there were two little girls who were best friends. They did everything together. As they got ol ... Read More

King of the Outback: The Story of Sidney Kidman

King of the Outback: The Story of Sidney Kidman

By Kristin Weidenbach
Illustrated by Timothy Ide

Sidney Kidman runs away from home at thirteen and travels to the outback on a one-eyed horse. He fin ... Read More

MARCH

Lucy's Book

Lucy's Book

By Natalie Jane Prior
Illustrated by Cheryl Orsini

Lucy's mum takes her to the library every Saturday. Lucy loves to read, but there is one special boo ... Read More

Shearing Time

Shearing Time

By Allison Paterson

As the sun peeks over the horizon we are ready to start the working day all over again I love sheari ... Read More

A Walk In The Bush

A Walk In The Bush

By Gwyn Perkins

Little Iggy doesn’t want to leave the house, but Grandad insists – they always have fun together. Wh ... Read More

Clare’s Goodbye

Clare’s Goodbye

By Libby Gleeson
Illustrated by Anna Pignataro

Clare’s Goodbye is about a thoughtful girl called Clare and the day she moves house. At first, Clare ... Read More

Florette

Florette

By Anna Walker

When Mae has to move house from the country to the city, she feels lonely and sad - until she discov ... Read More

My Friend Tertius

My Friend Tertius

By Corinne Fenton
Illustrated by Owen Swan

One question kept echoing in my mind - if I had to leave, what would I do with Tertius? This is the ... Read More

Under The Love Umbrella

Under The Love Umbrella

By Davina Bell
Illustrated by Allison Colpoys

Whatever you fear, come close my dearYou're tucked in safe for always hereAnd I will never not be ne ... Read More

FEBRUARY

Road Trip

Road Trip

By Danny Parker
Illustrated by Nathaniel Eckstrom

The only thing worse than a long and boring road trip is driving with someone who loves long and bor ... Read More

Gus Dog Goes to Work

Gus Dog Goes to Work

By Rachel Flynn
Illustrated by Craig Smith

Every day Gus Dog goes to work in the back of the Ute with his owner, Tom the shearer. But one morni ... Read More

The 12th Dog

The 12th Dog

By Charlotte Calder
Illustrated by Tom Jellett

In the summer holidays, a game of backyard cricket brings the whole neighbourhood together, and no o ... Read More

Andy Web: Artist

Andy Web: Artist

By Maree Coote

Andy Web is an ambitious young spider who lives in the National Gallery and dreams of becoming a fam ... Read More

This is Banjo Paterson

This is Banjo Paterson

By Tania McCartney
Illustrated by Christina Booth

Andrew Barton ‘Banjo’ Paterson was a man of many talents and accomplishments. In his lifetime, he fu ... Read More

The Three Emus

The Three Emus

By Sue Lawson
Illustrated by Patricia Hopwood-Wade

This is the story of three inquisitive emus from Uluru — Roo, Mo and Flick. Roo, the leader, is conf ... Read More

Flapper, VC

Flapper, VC

By Mark Wilson

FLAPPER, VC is based on the true story of an Australian carrier pigeon during World War II. Raised a ... Read More