Books for Australia week!

For our ‘Australia week’, we had a good selection of books to choose from. Australian animals are so different to our British ones, that it was fun to read about Kangaroos and Koalas, snakes and sharks. The ‘Big Book of Aussie Animals’ is a fantastic introduction to Australian animals, probably aimed at preschoolers and older. It is a fact book, but with enough pictures that it can be read as a story. ‘Wombat Stew’ is a fictional story about a dingo who wants to eat a wombat, and it is such a lovely story about how the other animals trick the dingo to save the wombat. Both the boys love it!

‘An Aussie Year’ and ‘Introducing Australia’ are fantastic books to introduce the culture, customs and geography of Australia. They were great for my preschooler, though too old for my toddler. I think they’d be great for primary school aged children. ‘An Aussie Year’ takes each month in turn, talking about some key dates and what it’s like in Australia in that month, things that normally happen etc. ‘Introducing Australia’ is a factual book, but not dense at all and with great illustrations which meant it kept my preschooler’s attention.


These books were fantastic for my toddler. Fun stories about Australian animals, both the boys love them and they are definitely favourites for my toddler (especially ‘the Little Joey who Lose her Bounce’ as it has flaps – always a win!).

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Hi! I’m Claire, stay-at-home-mum to two gorgeous boys and a lovely girl. My kids are energetic, spirited and full-of-life, and they certainly keep me on my toes. I love spending time with them and seeing them learn and experience new things – I hope that this blog will give you ideas to try out on the children in your life!

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