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Books about Australian animals to share with children. Australia has so many wonderful creatures large and small that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. A great way to introduce Australia to your children before you move (or even to teach them more when they arrive) is to find out about all the great animals and birds there are here!

It will also make them feel more at home at school when other kids talk about possums, kangaroos and wombats! I have loved learning about the different animals and I enjoy reading some of these books to the children I teach.

So here are some great books about Australian animals to share with children!

 

Top 25 Books about Australian Animals featured by top international travel blogger, Tracy's Travels in Time:


BABY TO AGE 2


AN AUSTRALIAN ABC OF ANIMALS

 

 

An Australian ABC of Animals is a beautifully illustrated alphabet book by well-known Aboriginal artist Bronwyn Bancroft. A great way to introduce the alphabet and explore Australian wildlife!  Animals include: kangaroo, bandicoot, wombat, echidna, cockatoo, frog and goanna—and many more. 


AN AUSTRALIAN 123 OF ANIMALS


 

 


E IS FOR ECHIDNA


 

A great introduction to Australian words in this beautiful book by Bronwyn Bancroft.

 


POUCH


 

A lovely board book which tells the story of a baby kangaroo’s  first steps towards independence.

 


AGES 2 – 4


CAN YOU CUDDLE LIKE A KOALA


 

A book about little animals from around the world. A great book to read at bedtime with your little one.

 


SWIM LITTLE WOMBAT SWIM!


 

Another great story about wombats! Age 2+

 

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AGES 4-7


OVER IN AUSTRALIA


 

A fun book to share with your children! Australian animals are unique.  Sing, clap and count to the rhyme of “Over in the Meadow” and learn about wallabies, koalas, wombats, and more.

 


DIARY OF A WOMBAT


 

A wombat’s work is never done! Take a trip with a wombat, and discover the ins and outs of her day in this modern classic Australian picture book. There are holes to be dug and territory to be defended – and don’t forget all the eating and sleeping that needs to be squeezed in too!

 


DIARY OF A BABY WOMBAT


 

A wombat’s work is never done! The star of the international bestseller Diary of a Wombat is back with a new mouth to feed! .

 


POSSUM MAGIC


 

A great book f0r 5-7 year olds an a firm favourite in Australia! Got to love the possums!

 


WOMBAT WALKABOUT


 

Early one morning when the sun came out, Six woolly wombats went walkabout.

This whimsical counting poem follows six brave little wombats on walkabout in the Australian outback. But the wilderness is bound to bring more excitement than an innocent counting game. Soon enough, the curious wombats learn to beware the hungry dingo!

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KOALA LOU


 

 


SOMETIMES I LIKE TO CURL UP IN A BALL


 

Sometimes I like to curl up in a ball
So no one can see me
because I’m so small.

Little wombat spends a day doing favourite things! What could they be?

 
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EDWARD THE EMU


 

A lovely story about Edward the Emu. He decides he is tired of being an emu, so he decides to try being something else for a change.

 


EDWINA THE EMU


 

The sequel to the popular “Edward the Emu”, Edward and his mate, Edwina, are the proud parents of 10 little emu chicks.

 


HEART IN THE POCKET


 

All about little Joey leaving his Mum’s pouch!

 


WOMBAT STEW


 

An Australian classic!

 


MARSUPIAL SUE


 

 


HOP UP! WRIGGLE OVER!


 

 


I LOVE IT WHEN YOU SMILE


 

When Little Roo wakes up he just feels grumpy. His mother tries everything to make him feel better but nothing seem to working

 


THEODORE DOWN UNDER


 

 


ESCAPE TO AUSTRALIA


 


AUSTRALIA


 

Join intrepid explorer Benjamin Blog and his inquisitive dog Barko Polo as they travel to Australia!

 


A KID’S GUIDE TO AUSTRALIA

 

 


 FURTHER INFORMATION FOR VISITING AUSTRALIA


I have lots of information on my blog about travel in Australia so do check out some of these posts. There is sure to be something to help you plan your trip or move to Australia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Where to find some of these amazing Australian animals in the wild –

Koala – Noosa National Park

Kangaroos – Cape Hillsborough National Park

Platypus – Eungella National Park

 

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Author: Tracy

Over the last 50 years I have lived and worked in 7 countries on 4 continents and travelled to many more. I enjoy exploring and learning about new places and meeting people on my travels. History, reading, photography, nature and wildlife are my interests and I am ALWAYS researching and planning my next trip (preferably by train)

With a lifetime of travel experience, and a network of friends all over the world, I share genuine insider guides, recommended best book lists and train journey inspiration to help YOU travel authentically to some of the most beautiful places on earth.

Come and join me as I travel the world one country (and train journey) at a time!

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