AUGUST

I Saw Pete and Pete Saw Me

I Saw Pete and Pete Saw Me

By Maggie Hutchings
Illustrated by Evie Barrow

When you are small you can see things that grown-ups are too busy to notice… Everyone walks right pa ... Read More

Searching For Seashells

Searching For Seashells

By Kerry Rosser
Illustrated by Nicky Johnston

Today I was angry. Mum said it’s okay to be angry. We get angry because we want something we can’t h ... Read More

Small Town

Small Town

By Phillip Gwynne
Illustrated by Tony Flowers

Milly loves the small town she lives in and she loves playing basketball with her friends. The troub ... Read More

Gold!

Gold!

By Jackie Kerin
Illustrated by Annie White

'Blimey!''Snakes alive!''It's as big as a -'As Robbie, Jim, Sam and Charlie set off to try their luc ... Read More

A House of Mud

A House of Mud

By Sophie Masson
Illustrated by Katrina Fisher

Building a mudbrick house is an adventure for everyone—Mum, Dad, kids and even Tess, the family dog! ... Read More

What Do You Call Grandpa?

What Do You Call Grandpa?

By Ashleigh Barton
Illustrated by Martina Heiduczek

An inclusive picture book for grandparents everywhere. In every country around the world are grandpa ... Read More

JULY

Finding Francois

Finding Francois

By Gus Gordon

Alice wishes she had someone her own size to talk to. Then one day her wish comes true. Through hope ... Read More

Ellie's Dragon

Ellie's Dragon

By Bob Graham

No friendship is imaginary. When Ellie is very little, she finds a newborn dragon fresh from the egg ... Read More

Pink!

Pink!

By Margaret Wild
Illustrated by Judith Rossell

Pink was born to stand out. Pink is a small dinosaur who stands out from the crowd. Hide-and-seek is ... Read More

JUNE

Tippy and Jellybean

Tippy and Jellybean

By Sophie Cunningham
Illustrated by Anil Tortop

Tippy and her baby Jellybean live in a beautiful eucalyptus forest. One day, they wake up and sniff ... Read More

The Giant and the Sea

The Giant and the Sea

By Trent Jamieson
Illustrated by Rovina Cai

A giant stands on the shore, watching the sea. She never moves, never speaks, until the day she turn ... Read More

The Battle

The Battle

By Ashling Kwok
Illustrated by Cara King

Edward puts on his armour, prepared for battle. Starting knight-school is terrifying with all those ... Read More

Embrace Your Body

Embrace Your Body

By Taryn Brumfitt
Illustrated by Sinead Hanley

Based on the #1 hit children's song, this picture book encourages everyone to love who they are, ins ... Read More

MAY

The Big Old Rambutan Tree

The Big Old Rambutan Tree

By Kathy Creamer

Ginger, the orangutan, rears an orphaned tiger cub as her own. When the growing tiger’s natural inst ... Read More

Skadoodle & Snug’s Magnificent Plan

Skadoodle & Snug’s Magnificent Plan

By Caroline Tuohey
Illustrated by Karen Sagovac

Skadoodle and Snug both resided in town, one with Miss Willis, the other, Joe Brown. And each little ... Read More

Rocky and Louie

Rocky and Louie

By Phillip Walleystack and Raewyn Caisley
Illustrated by Dub Leffler

A heartfelt story about the bond between two brothers and their special connection to country. Illus ... Read More

Good Question

Good Question

By Sue Whiting and Annie White

A very hungry fox in search of food stumbles into one wrong fairytale after another trying to flee s ... Read More

By the Billabong

By the Billabong

By Maura Finn
Illustrated by Cate James

A wisdom of wombats, A passel of possums, A cluster of spiders knitting socks... Who else might you ... Read More

The Friendly Games

The Friendly Games

By Kaye Baillie
Illustrated by Fiona Burrows

In 1956 Melbourne hosted the Summer Olympic Games. Student John Wing was so proud of his country, on ... Read More

Littlelight

Littlelight

By Kelly Canby

When bricks start to go missing from the town's four walls, the mayor whips his citizens into a fren ... Read More

Boo Loves Books

Boo Loves Books

By Kaye Baillie
Illustrated by Tracie Grimwood

Everyone else in class loves reading, but Phoebe hates it. It makes her feel anxious and she worries ... Read More

APRIL

To The Bridge

To The Bridge

By Corinne Fenton
Illustrated by Andrew McLean

The award-winning team of Corinne Fenton and Andrew McLean tell the story of Lennie Gwyther and Ging ... Read More

The Seed of Compassion

The Seed of Compassion

By His Holiness The Dalai Lama

One of today's most inspiring world leaders was once an ordinary child named Lhamo Thondup. In a sma ... Read More

The Colouring Competition

The Colouring Competition

By Heath McKenzie

It was the perfect day for colouring in… until Oscar noticed he had competition! Now both Oscar and ... Read More

The Astronaut's Cat

The Astronaut's Cat

By Tohby Riddle

The astronaut's cat is an inside cat. And she likes it like that. The astronaut's cat is an inside c ... Read More

MARCH

Anisa's Alphabet

Anisa's Alphabet

By Mike Dumbleton
Illustrated by Hannah Sommerville

For many refugees the alphabet represents the start of a new language and a new future, but Anisa’s ... Read More

How to Be a Giraffe

How to Be a Giraffe

By Thea Baker

Joffrey might have horns, a tail and a long neck, but his stripy fur is causing quite the stir. Ever ... Read More

Jump!

Jump!

By Andrew Plant

Howler Monkey was one of the best climbers in the whole jungle - until the day he landed on his tail ... Read More

The Other Brother

The Other Brother

By Penny Reeve
Illustrated by Heidi Cooper Smith

Jayden James thought his family of five was perfect until last Wednesday when Mitchell David arrived ... Read More

What Colour is the Sea?

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 answe ... Read More

Monkey's Tail

Monkey's Tail

By Alex Rance
Illustrated by Shane McGowan

Howler Monkey was one of the best climbers in the whole jungle - until the day he landed on his tail ... Read More

FEBRUARY

Extraordinary!

Extraordinary!

By Penny Harrison
Illustrated by Katie Wilson

A gentle tale about reaching for the stars and being extraordinary. . . but remembering the ordinary ... Read More

I Want to Be a Movie Star

I Want to Be a Movie Star

By Mary Anastasiou
Illustrated by Anil Tortop

So you want to be a Movie Star? What kind will you be? Pirate Captain? Noble Queen? Superhero? Maybe ... Read More

Morphing Murphy

Morphing Murphy

By Robert Favretto
Illustrated by Tull Suwannakit

Murphy likes his life just the way it is – swimming in his weedy pond, slurping up algae and rotting ... Read More

The Problem with Problems

The Problem with Problems

By Rachel Rooney
Illustrated by Zehra Hicks

Have you ever met a PROBLEM? They can be tricky creatures. But don't let them trouble you, there are ... Read More

Jelly-Boy

Jelly-Boy

By Nicole Godwin and Christopher Nielsen

An unconventional, every-kid picture book that has the potential to inspire the next generation of r ... Read More

Year of the Rat

Year of the Rat

By Charles Hope
Illustrated by Jess Racklyeft

Poor Rat had been gossiped about all her life - and all because of a devious rodent from long ago. J ... Read More

Eureka!

Eureka!

By Mark Wilson

Molly and her father have emigrated to Australia to try their luck as gold prospectors in Ballarat, ... Read More