Back in September 2014 they published this great list of Cracker Jack Kids Books, highlighting 25 of the best Australian kids books from the last 45 years. As with all things we Aussies don't mind claiming good things that could probably be construed as being from New Zealand.
Possum Magic - Mem Fox, Julie Vivas
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge - Mem Fox, Julie Vivas
Who Sank the Boat - Pamela Allen
My Grandma Lived in Gooligulch - Graeme Base
Animalia - Graeme Base
Where the Forest Meets the Sea - Jeannie Baker
Clive Eats Alligators - Alison Lester
My Place - Nadia Wheatley, Donna Rawlins
Edward the Emu - Sheena Knowles, Rod Clement
Edwina the Emu - Sheena Knowles, Rod Clement
John Brown, Rose and the Midnight Cat - Jenny Wagner, Ron Brooks
Thing - Robin Klein
Rose Meets Mr Wintergarten - Bob Graham
Sister Madge's Book of Nuns - Doug McLeod, Craig Smith (see my review)
Grug - Ted Prior
There's a Sea in My Bedroom - Margaret Wild, Jane Tanner
There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake - Hazel Edwards, Deborah Niland
The Man Who Loved Boxes - Stephen Michael King (see my review)
Uhu - Annette Macarthur-Onslow (see my review)
The Giant Devil-Dingo - Dick Roughsey
When the Wind Changed - Ruth Park, Deborah Niland
The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch - Ronda and David Ermitage
Sunshine - Jan Ormerod
Moonlight - Jan Ormerod
The Inch Boy - Junko Morimoto
And now if you'll excuse me I'm off to reread my childhood copy of Uhu.
March 2015 16/25
May 2015 17/25
July 2015 18/25
Thanks to my teaching days I've read all but 2 of these books. I suspect the Dick Roughsey one is out of print as it's not one I've seen or heard of anywhere.
And Sister Madge was recently rereleased - so I must take a closer look at the copy we have at work :-)
Uhu is simply gorgeous!
Now I'm off to see which of these I've not read that I can find here at the library. Love lists. Love lists that take me outside the US. Thank you, Louise.
I've read nine. Only one (My Grandma) of the remaining twenty-six titles is available at the library. A little disappointing.
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