SEPTEMBER

The Gift

The Gift

By Michael Speechley

Championing simple acts of kindness, this exquisite picture book explores the importance of friendsh ... Read More

Miss Kraken

Miss Kraken

By Nicki Greenberg

A bold and funny picture book featuring a highly unusual primary school teacher and her class of bad ... Read More

Little Puggle's Song

Little Puggle's Song

By Vikki Conley
Illustrated by Hélène Magisson

Little Puggle wants to join in with the bush choir but everyone knows that echidnas can’t sing. The ... Read More

Who's Afraid of the Quite Nice Wolf?

Who's Afraid of the Quite Nice Wolf?

By Kitty Black
Illustrated by Laura Wood

The Quite Nice Wolf doesn’t fit in with the local wolf pack. He commences training to become a prope ... Read More

Sarah's Two Nativities

Sarah's Two Nativities

By Janine M Fraser and Helene Magisson

A heartwarming celebration of Christmas, family and faith by two of Australia's finest picture book ... Read More

AUGUST

Ella and the Ocean

Ella and the Ocean

By Lian Tanner
Illustrated by Jonathan Bentley

Ella lived in the red-dirt country where the earth was as dry as old bones and it hadn't rained for ... Read More

Dear Grandpa

Dear Grandpa

By Kate Simpson
Illustrated by Ronojoy Ghosh

Grandpa, did you know that if you rub a needle with a magnet, one end will point to the north and th ... Read More

Arthur and the What-Ifs

Arthur and the What-Ifs

By Heath McKenzie

Arthur is a dog with a secret. More than anything in the world he loves to play his violin, but he's ... Read More

Fly

Fly

By Jess McGeachin

Lucy had always been good at fixing things, and Dad needed a bit of help. It was just the two of the ... Read More

Allergic Alpaca

Allergic Alpaca

By Kiah Thomas
Illustrated by Connah Brecon

The start of the alphabet is a wonderful place to live... unless you’re allergic to apples. After an ... Read More

JULY

Joey and Riley

Joey and Riley

By Mandy Foot

Joey lives on a farm with his mum, his grandad, and his best friend - Riley, a working dog. Joey and ... Read More

Saved!!!

Saved!!!

By Lydia Williams
Illustrated by Lucinda Gifford

Little Lydia learns to be the best that she can be as she competes in a variety of sports against ve ... Read More

Horatio Squeak

Horatio Squeak

By Karen Foxlee
Illustrated by Evie Barrow

In a very fine house, on a very grand street, lived the tiniest mouse you could possibly meet. The y ... Read More

Bitsy

Bitsy

By Nicki Greenberg

Through the velvety night, in whispering flight, Bats hurry homeward to hide from the light. Eager t ... Read More

Pippa

Pippa

By Dimity Powell
Illustrated by Andrew Plant

Pippa is a little pigeon with big blue-sky ambitions: to fly solo and explore the world beyond her n ... Read More

JUNE

One Careless Night

One Careless Night

By Christina Booth

The hauntingly beautiful story of our last thylacine. Where the mist swallows mountains and winds wh ... Read More

Leonard Doesn't Dance

Leonard Doesn't Dance

By Frances Watts
Illustrated by Judy Watson

All the birds are excited about the Big Beaky Bird Ball - except Leonard. His warble-warble waltz wi ... Read More

Fox and Bird

Fox and Bird

By Edwina Wyatt
Illustrated by Alice Lindstrom

Fox is desperate to gain Bird’s affection, and does everything she orders him to do. But when Bird g ... Read More

The Ultimate Survival Guide to Monsters Under the Bed

The Ultimate Survival Guide to Monsters Under the Bed

By Mitchell Frost
Illustrated by Daron Illos Parton

Do you lie awake at night worrying about monsters? Donut monsters? Blue monsters? DANCING ROBOT MONS ... Read More

MAY

Violet & Nothing

Violet & Nothing

By Fiona Burrows

What is nothing? Where is nothing? Is it real? And if nothing is real, is anything real? A thought-p ... Read More

Touch the Moon

Touch the Moon

By Phil Cummings
Illustrated by Coral Tulloch

Neil stepped out of the module. He moved carefully down the small ladder. He reached the last step a ... Read More

The Bug Collector

The Bug Collector

By Alex G. Griffiths
Illustrated by Alex G. Griffiths

George loves bugs. He saw a whole host of the small, strange creatures when he went to the Museum of ... Read More

My Real Friend

My Real Friend

By David Hunt
Illustrated by Lucia Masciullo

IT'S NOT EASY BEING IMAGINARY... Rupert isn't real, but he has a real friend, William. They both lov ... Read More

Archie the Arty Sloth

Archie the Arty Sloth

By Heath McKenzie

Archie is a sloth. But while most sloths like to doze and laze around, Archie always wants to be bus ... Read More

APRIL

One Tree

One Tree

By Christopher Cheng
Illustrated by Bruce Whatley

One tall tree on the mountain once marked Grandfather's farm. Now there is a busy city and Grandfath ... Read More

The Anzac Billy

The Anzac Billy

By Claire Saxby
Illustrated by Mark Jackson and Heather Potter

A tender, moving story of a child waiting at home for the return of his father from serving in WWI. ... Read More

In the Shadow of an Elephant

In the Shadow of an Elephant

By Georgie Donaghey
Illustrated by Sandra Severgnini

In the Shadow of an Elephant explores the relationship between an orphaned elephant and a small Afri ... Read More

Me and My Sister

Me and My Sister

By Rose Robbins

This appealing brother and sister duo spend a lot of their day together, eating meals, going to scho ... Read More

Once

Once

By Kate Forsyth
Illustrated by Krista Brennan

Once A long time ago My grandmother's grandmother Travelled far, far across the seas Over the rim of ... Read More

A Quiet Girl

A Quiet Girl

By Peter Carnavas

Mary is a quiet girl. Her family makes so much noise they hardly notice her – or anything else. Unti ... Read More

Colouroos

Colouroos

By Anna McGregor

Deep in the heart of the Red Centre lived a mob of red kangaroos. During a long, hot drought, the th ... Read More

MARCH

Saying Goodbye to Barkley

Saying Goodbye to Barkley

By Devon Sillett
Illustrated by Nicky Johnston

Olivia and her dog Barkley are inseparable. He's her sidekick, her partner in crime-fighting - they' ... Read More

Lazy Daisy

Lazy Daisy

By Caz Goodwin
Illustrated by Ashley King

All of Jasper's dreams come true when he finds his very own 'puppy dog' to walk in Centenary Park. B ... Read More

Grandma’s Treasured Shoes

Grandma’s Treasured Shoes

By Coral Vass
Illustrated by Christina Huynh

Grandma has oodles and oodles of shoes! Walking shoes, dancing shoes, fancy and plain, Grandma has a ... Read More

When The War Is Over

When The War Is Over

By Jackie French
Illustrated by Anne Spudvilas

From one of Australia’s most-loved authors comes a book about homecomings, and the enduring power of ... Read More

Grace’s Mystery Seed

Grace’s Mystery Seed

By Juliet M Sampson
Illustrated by Karen Erasmus

‘Polly likes these stripy seeds,’ Grace said. ‘What are they from?’ ‘Let’s find out,’ said Mrs Marin ... Read More

Rodney

Rodney

By Kelly Canby

Rodney spent most of his days looking up. Imagining, for hours, what a life high among the treetops ... Read More

Let Me Sleep, Sheep!

Let Me Sleep, Sheep!

By Meg Mckinlay
Illustrated by Leila Rudge

When Amos starts counting sheep, there’s one thing he doesn’t quite count on… How is he supposed to ... Read More

FEBRUARY

Queen Celine

Queen Celine

By Matt Shanks

A funny, eco-friendly, politically-relevant picture book by super-talent Matt Shanks. Celine Beaufor ... Read More

Bat vs Poss

Bat vs Poss

By Alexa Moses
Illustrated by Anil Tortop

Meek the possum and her sisters three are happy living in the sprawling paperbark tree - until the d ... Read More

Mallee Sky

Mallee Sky

By Jodi Toering
Illustrated by Tannya Harricks

An extremely timely and beautiful picture book about the effects of drought and climate change in th ... Read More

The Year of the Pig

The Year of the Pig

By Charles Hope
Illustrated by Jess Racklyeft

Pig had never been a winner. He was last to finish tests. He was last picked for games. He was even ... Read More

Through the Smoke

Through the Smoke

By Phil Cummings
Illustrated by Andrew McLean

The fire awoke like a dragon. Its flames licked the sky, and smoke veiled the sun. With a hungry cra ... Read More

The Day We Built The Bridge

The Day We Built The Bridge

By Samantha Tidy
Illustrated by Fiona Burrows

There are moments in history that connect us and define a country. In our hearts and minds, some mom ... Read More