To get you started, with the help of Leesa from The Little Book Room, we’ve put together this list of award-winning books!
Click the covers to find out more about the book. The books are sorted by years, but it’s just a guide!
We think the best books are the ones you actually want to read – so we encourage you all to explore the full list. Trust the vibe and glide.
The books on this list are sourced from:
‘Literature plays a critical role in giving children and young adults an opportunity to explore and understand issues in an age-appropriate way. At a time of great anxiety such as we are facing now, books can provide solace and a way to navigate through challenges. Reading allows us to live with the characters for the life of the book, immersing ourselves in their world and trying to understand their situation.
Australian books for children are world-renowned and offer young readers everything from warm family stories, especially in picture books, through fantasy, whimsy, magic realism ad humour to gritty, challenging books for young adults. Now is the time to explore (or perhaps re-explore) all that the wonderful world of Australian children’s literature has to offer.’
– Margot Hillel OAM, Chair National Board, CBCA
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Are you ready for Australia Reads?
Ok, take a deep breath, and repeat after us.
“I will read for an hour on Thursday 12 November.
I will read books in any shape, form or size.
I will read, whether with bumps, letters, pictures, sound.
I will read to myself or someone else.”