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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, we hope you’ll find the perfect book suggestions for your needs.

If you want to read a book about Australia and New Zealand along with your child, check out our list of Books Set in Australia for Adults!

While Australia is a very long flight from the United States, we can visit the beautiful continent through Australian kids’ 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 50+ 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

Books Set in Australia and New Zealand - Book Girls' Guide

Monday 10th of October 2022

[…] If you have children or grandchildren from pre-school to middle school, they can read alongside you using our list of best children’s books set in Australia or New Zealand. […]


Thursday 8th of September 2022

What a fantastic list!! As an Aussie raising bilingual kids in Germany, I'm going to go over this list in great detail and add to our bookshelves. Thanks for compiling this.