Books - Young Readers

Award Winning Books for Kids and Teens

One Small IslandA number of annual awards are granted by a range of respected organisations and state/ territory governments to celebrate Australian children's literature by recognising books for readers under the age of eighteen. Below are some of  the honoured books for 2012. more »

CBCA 2012 Book of the Year Winners

A Bus Called HeavenEnrich your child with the gift of reading!  The Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) celebrates Australian children's litererature through its many programs, including the Book of the Year Awards.  The Children's Book Council Book of the Year winners for 2012 are listed below.   Inspire Your kids with these award-winning books. more »

Book: Words Get Knotted

Words Get KnottedWords Get Knotted
Author: Pippa Sweeney


Dyslexia is a difficulty with words that is often misunderstood and sometimes unrecognised.  If your child has dyslexia then this book will help them to understand their own word difficulties and to teach their family and friends about it too! more »

Book: Dealing With Feelings series

Dealing With FeelingsDealing With Feelings series
Author: Nicola Call and Sally Featherstone


Each of the simple stories in the Dealing With Feelings series explores a familiar childhood experience. These stories help children to process and understand a variety of emotions, while helpful tips suggest fun and creative ways for parents to build on this understanding. more »

Book: The Wrong Book

The Wrong BookThe Wrong Book
Author: Nick Bland

Selected book for National Simultaneous Storytime- 2013

Nicholas Ickle is trying to tell a story, but he keeps getting interrupted by characters from other stories - a pirate, a queen, even some monsters! To get a chance to tell his story, he has to convince the others that they are in the wrong book. more »

Book: Mommy, Daddy, I Had a Bad Dream

Mommy, Daddy I Had a Bad DreamMommy, Daddy, I Had a Bad Dream!
Author: Martha Heineman Pieper

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Mommy, Daddy, I Had a Bad Dream! is for children 3 and up, especially those who have bad dreams or nightmares. It both entertains children and also gives them the tools they need to understand their dreams and the feelings that cause them. more »

Book: The Very Cranky Bear

The Very Cranky BearThe Very Cranky Bear
Author: Nick Bland

Selected book for National Simultaneous Storytime- 2012

"In the Jingle Jangle Jungle on a cold and rainy day, four little friends found a perfect place to play. Moose had marvellous antlers and Lion, a golden mane. Zebra had fantastic stripes and Sheep...well, Sheep was plain." more »

Book: Maudie and Bear

Maudie and BearMaudie and Bear
Author: Jan Ormerod

Children's Book Council of Australia - Winner 2011- Early Childhood

Maudie's world revolves around Maudie. Bear's world also revolves around Maudie - he is as patient and solid as a rock. Maudie is so confident of Bear's love she makes little effort to deserve it. Bear's remedy for loving Maudie is to love her some more. more »

Book: Feathers for Phoebe

Feathers For PhoebeFeathers for Phoebe
Author: Rod Clement

Selected book for National Simultaneous Storytime- 2011

Phoebe is small, grey, and ordinary - very ordinary. I want to get noticed! she declares. Zelda is glamorous, talented and famous - and she runs the most popular beauty salon in the forest. And she's only too happy to help Phoebe become the bird she's always wanted to be.  Ages 3 - 8. more »

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