40 Beautiful Picture Books About Australia

Australia is a land of stunning landscapes, unique wildlife, and rich cultural history. It’s no surprise that countless picture books have been written and illustrated to capture the essence of this incredible continent. In this article, we’ll explore 40 beautiful picture books about Australia, taking you on a journey through the land down under.

1. Possum Magic by Mem Fox

2. Diary of a Wombat by Jackie French

3. Are We There Yet? by Alison Lester

4. Waltzing Matilda by Banjo Paterson

5. Koala Lou by Mem Fox

6. Edward the Emu by Sheena Knowles

7. Tiddalick the Frog by Robert Roennfeldt

8. Magic Beach by Alison Lester

9. The Complete Adventures of Blinky Bill by Dorothy Wall

10. An Australian ABC of Animals by Bronwyn Bancroft

11. Wombat Stew by Marcia K Vaughan

12. The Very Itchy Bear by Nick Bland

13. My Place by Nadia Wheatley

14. The Rainbow Serpent by Dick Roughsey

15. Over in Australia: Amazing Animals Down Under by Marianne Berkes

16. Boomerang and Bat: The Story of the Real First Eleven by Mark Greenwood & Terry Denton

17. Australian Bush Fairies by May Gibbs

18. Clancy the Courageous Cow by Lachie Hume

19. Mopoke by Philip Bunting

20. Stolen Girl by Trina Saffioti

21. Kookaburra Kookaburra – An Australian 123 & ABC: A Treasury of Classic Australian Rhymes and Songs By Kel Richards

22. Koalas Eat Gum Leaves  By Laura & Philip Bunting

23. Big Rain Coming By Katrina Germein & Bronwyn Bancroft

24. Home in the Rain By Bob Graham

25. Emu’s Hallelujah! By Michelle Worthington & Katya Swan

26. Dingo Dog and the Billabong Storm by Andrew Fusek Peters

27. Bush Babies: Discovering Australian Trees By May Gibbs

28. Roo Knows Blue By Renee Treml

29. Edward the Emu: Colouring and Activity Book by Sheena Knowles

30. Boy from Alice Springs By Sandy & Mandy Sandstone

31. A is For Australian Mammals By Frané Lessac

32. Australia Illustrated by Tania McCartney

33. The Aboriginal Australian Dreamtime: A Collection of Traditional Stories by Australian Indigenous Peoples

34. Good Night Australia, Good Night World  by Rebecca Emery & Roger Priddy

35. Twelve Days of Aussie Christmas by Colin Buchanan, Glen Singleton & Roland Harvey

36. Old Man Platypus by Banjo Paterson

37. Orders to Kill – A Sydney Rye Mystery Adventure By Emily Kimelman

38. Nellie and the Cuddlies: An Australian Outback Adventure By Vikki Gadd

39. Rockhopper Penguins: An Antarctic Adventure – A Whitehead Morris Educational Series Book  by David J Faulkner

40. Lottie Luna and the Secret of Sidewinder Creek  – A Corky Picture Book Series By Anne Marie Pace & LeUyen Pham

These picture books provide a mix of factual information about Australia’s unique flora and fauna, engaging stories set against the backdrop of iconic Australian locations, and tales that celebrate the rich culture and folklore of the continent. From picture books for very young readers to captivating illustrated stories for older children, this list offers a glimpse into the diverse world that is Australia.

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