What are the best Australian children's books?

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    #1The Water Hole

    The Water Hole

    The Water Hole by Graeme Base is a perfect balance of puzzles, numerals, stories, and art corners best catered to young readers. This book guides the reader on the intricacies of North America and the uninhabited Australian outback.


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    Tiffany Brooks
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "I was hoping this book would be more global culture and geography learning for my 5-year-old but it is a really great basics book for 1 to 3-year-olds. The book is completely gorgeous as well. This would be a great baby shower gift if you're going to one of those book showers!"
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    #2Possum Magic

    Possum Magic
    Possum Magic by Mem Fox is a children's storybook which shows pictures and maps of the protagonist's journey and picturesque places in Australia. This book also includes regional foods which can be commonly found in Australia.

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    Jordan Sandoval
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "This book certainly looks Australian but may not be the best Australian children's book. Unfortunately I have little knowledge in this domain."
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    #3Are We There Yet?

    Are We There Yet?

    Are We There Yet? by Alison Lester is an adventurous tale and entertaining expedition of Grace's family. This book will give the readers a gush of certain wanderlust at every turn of a page.


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    Jacqueline Campbell
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "Are We There Yet is a good by Alison Lester that takes place in Australia. I found the experiences of the travelers to be quite enticing and it made me want to visit and explore on my own time! "
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    #4Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes

    Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes
    Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes is a children's picture book written by Mem Fox and is illustrated by Helen Oxenbury. Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes was published on October 1, 2008 by HMH Books for Young Readers.


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    Laura Jenkins
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Kids I read this too really love it. The illustrations are very attractive. Both the writer and illustrator are very talented. I think it is good for lots of different ages so you will get some use out of it for a while. "
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    Imagine by Alison Lester is a children's illustration book that educates the young on different kinds of animals. From their habitat to the living mechanism, this book portrays each unique characteristics of diverse species.


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    Jason Martinez
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "Imagine is a great children's illustration book but I could not see why it is related to be Australian. As a best Australian kid's book, I was expected to see something directly related to Australia or at least from an Australian author."
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    #6Uno's Garden

    Uno's Garden

    Uno's Garden by Graeme Base is a children's illustration book involving science and mathematics. This book shows a counting game of animals from different environments that shows the balance between humans and animals.


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    Jacob Daniels
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I really wanted to find an Australian children's book for a gift. I looked around for a while and then discovered Uno's Garden. This book really fit the bill and my friend's son loved it."
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    #7My Place

    My Place

    My Place by Nadia Wheatley is a children's illustration book dealing with the history of Australia. Indulge yourself into joy and pleasure with a good balance of text heavy and visuals on maps and places.


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    Silvia Vera
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "I Love how its an illustrated history book."
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    #8Magic Beach

    Magic Beach
    Magic Beach by Alison Lester is a children's illustration book of imaginative beaches. Read on make-believe stories in between splashes of water, salty sand, and swimming in every image of this book.

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    Crystal Olson
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "This is an utterly charming and engaging book that both myself and my child really loved! The stories really have a way of whisking you away to a magical place. The writing is simply superb and the author really captures your imagination with this stunning collection of tales. I would recommend it for any child."
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    #9The Lost Thing

    The Lost Thing

    The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan is a sequential art book crafted for children. This book discusses curiosity and wonder as one age while trying to debunk and break from the social norms.


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    Rebecca Walsh
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "Great book in childs imagination. "
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    #10Where is the Green Sheep?

    Where is the Green Sheep?

    Where is the Green Sheep? is a beautiful book that tells the adventure in the search for a green sheep. This little text contains fantastic illustrations and lovely rhymes.


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    David Ortiz
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "This book is written by an Australian author, but I don't know if it is one of the best Australian children's books. It's helpful that it comes in Spanish and English to allow learning of both languages."


Best What are the best Australian children's books
1The Water HoleBooks 32 Paid
2Possum MagicBooks 28 Paid
3Are We There Yet?Books 28 Paid
4Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little ToesBooks 21 Paid
5ImagineBooks 20 Paid
6Uno's GardenBooks 17 Paid
7My PlaceBooks 16 Paid
8Magic BeachBooks 14 Paid
9The Lost ThingBooks 9 Paid
10Where is the Green Sheep?Books 5 Paid

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