APRIL

Never Lose Hope

Never Lose Hope

By Mark Wilson

John is a child convict, transported to New South Wales for stealing a shirt. Life is grim in the fl ... Read More

Oma’s Buttons

Oma’s Buttons

By Tania Ingram
Illustrated by Jennifer Harrison

Ruthie loves visiting her Oma. They always have lots of fun together. One day Ruthie finds a pretty ... Read More

Drought

Drought

By Jackie French
Illustrated by Bruce Whatley

I remember when rain stopped,When day by day the water dropped,All across a sun-bleached land,Drough ... Read More

The Last Peach

The Last Peach

By Gus Gordon

One fine summer's day two bugs discover the most beautiful peach of the season and are faced with a ... Read More

Alfred’s War

Alfred’s War

By Rachel Bin Salleh
Illustrated by Samantha Fry

Alfred’s War is a powerful story that unmasks the lack of recognition given to Australian Indigenous ... Read More

MARCH

The Flying Optometrist

The Flying Optometrist

By Joanne Anderton
Illustrated by Karen Erasmus

The Flying Optometrist travels in his little red aeroplane from his practice in the city to a remote ... Read More

Digger

Digger

By Mike Dumbleton
Illustrated by Robin Cowcher

When her brother, James, went to war, Annie stitched the name Digger onto her toy kangaroo and gave ... Read More

Go Go and the Silver Shoes

Go Go and the Silver Shoes

By Jane Godwin
Illustrated by Anna Walker

When Go Go is allowed to buy the most beautiful shoes ever, she decides she will wear them EVERYWHER ... Read More

Grandma Z

Grandma Z

By Daniel Gray-Barnett

On an ordinary day, in an even more ordinary town, it was Albert's birthday.When Grandma Z roars int ... Read More

Sandcastle

Sandcastle

By Philip Bunting

Rae and Grandad set out to build a sandcastle at the beach. They make a tall tower. They raise great ... Read More

The Silver Sea

The Silver Sea

By Alison Lester
Illustrated by Jane Godwin

Let's go down to the Silver Sea, Come on, I'll hold your hand... Take a journey beneath the waves in ... Read More

Bird to Bird

Bird to Bird

By Claire Saxby
Illustrated by Wayne Harris

A bird drops a seed to the floor of the forest. The seed grows into a sapling, then a tree. The tree ... Read More

FEBRUARY

Room on our Rock

Room on our Rock

By Kate & Jol Temple
Illustrated by Terri Rose Baynton

Two seals are perched on a rock. When others need shelter, do they share it? Room on Our Rock celebr ... Read More

The Feather

The Feather

By Margaret Wild
Illustrated by Freya Blackwood

This is a story about hope, kindness and redemption set in a grey dystopian world. When a great feat ... Read More

Not Just a Book

Not Just a Book

By Jeanne Willis

A book is never just a book. From the dream team that is Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross comes this deli ... Read More

The Year of the Dog

The Year of the Dog

By Charles Hope
Illustrated by Jess Racklyeft

Dog had never known what it was like to have a home. It was all she’d ever wanted. At the animal she ... Read More

The Art Garden

The Art Garden

By Penny Harrison
Illustrated by Penelope Pratley

Sadie wants to be a painter, just like her best friend, Tom. She loves playing with colour and findi ... Read More

Kate and the Thing

Kate and the Thing

By Heidi Cooper Smith

Moving to a new place, or starting a new school, can be overwhelming — more than anything you need a ... Read More