5 Australian animal Book Ideas to read with your kids

 Do you like to read to your kids? 

We have read to our boys regularly since they were tiny, and now they will spend AGGES sitting and reading on their own, it is so beautiful to see (and to be able to enjoy the peace and quiet while they read!).

I love the imagination a good book brings out in children too, when they start repeating words, or playing out scenes from something they have read in small world or pretend play.

Today, Karly from Bookieboo  has put together this wonderful selection of Australian Animal themed books for kids. 

Pair them with our Little Crown Club craft kits , so your kids can read, craft and play! 

(cart closes for Little Crown Club Australian Animal theme kits OCT 20th 2021).


ABC of Australian Animals by Bronwyn Bancroft – suitable for babies/ young toddlers
o Inspired by her deep love of country, Bronwyn Bancroft captures the beauty
of Australian animals in this classic style board book. A perfect introduction
to animals and letters for the youngest of readers!

Australian Animals: Mothers and Babies by Roger Priddy 
o Introduce young children to Australian animals and their cute little babies,
using fun rhyming text and interactive artwork! With embossing on every
page, this delightful board book is filled with adorable Australian animals that
children will love to look at (and touch!) again and again.

Counting our Country by Jill Daniels 
o A gorgeous title from Magabala Books, this book is a bilingual counting book
with each page featuring the name of an Australian animal in both English
and also the author’s native language, Ritharrnu. It combines Indigenous art
and language with the introduction of counting skills.

Koalas Eat Gum Leaves by Philip Bunting 
o Koalas eat gum leaves. For breakfast, lunch and dinner, and even on their
birthdays. Most koalas don't seem to mind. But one does. He is on the
lookout for some tastier tucker...and he's about to make a discovery that
changes everything. A funny tale about having too much of a good thing that
the whole family will enjoy!

Fire by Jackie French & Bruce Whatley 
o Inspired by the bush fires that have affected many Australians, Fire is a
moving and sensitive story of a natural disaster as seen through the eyes of
an Australian cockatoo. From the ruins, courage, kindness and new life
grows. A beautiful and timely expression of the strength of the Australian
spirit during times of adversity.

The Beach Wombat by Susannah Chambers 
o “Sun on the squeaky sand, Sun on the roo. Sun on the riverland, Sun on me
and…You!” The beach is a fascinating place for a little wombat… until the rain
comes! A heartwarming story for the whole family.

Little Bird’s Day by Sally Morgan 
o A stunning book from Indigenous Australian author, Sally Morgan, and a
great addition to a diverse bookshelf. With sparse text and beautiful
illustrations, this story allows children to draw meaning from the pictures,
especially as Little Bird goes throughout his day from morning to night.

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