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The Best Australian Children’s Books

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Whether you found this searching for the top Australian children’s books to prep for a geography lesson, or you’re joining us as part of the Read Around the World Children’s summer reading challenge for 2021, we hope you’ll find the perfect book suggestions for your needs.

Kids Books Set in Austalia (Text over images of four books)

While Australia is a very long flight from the United States, we can visit the beautiful continent through Australian kid’s books. There’s so much to learn! Did you know Australia is a very similar size to the continental US? The terrain is varied, from the rugged and rural outback to renowned crowded beaches. We also included books set in neighboring New Zealand.

Whether your child is drawn to Oceania and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, animals in the outback, or city life in Sydney, this book list will have something to capture their interest!

The list includes 40+ books for various ages. It is divided into sections of the best Children’s books about Australia, including Australian children’s picture books, early chapter books for new readers, and middle-grade Australian books for more advanced readers. You’ll also find a recommended age ranges for every book at the end of each book description.

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The Best Books Set in Australia for Kids & Tweens

Australian Children's Books & Picture Books

Early Readers and Beginner Chapter Books Set in Australia

Middle Grade Australia Books