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Picture Books Around the World - AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND     View List as Printable PDF

Australia

A Bus Called Heaven

A Bus Called Heaven
by Graham, Bob
JEASY GRA
0763658936

April and Esme, Tooth Fairies

April and Esme, Tooth Fairies
by Graham, Bob
JEASY GRA
On their first assignment, two young tooth fairy sisters journey by night into the huge world of humans to collect Daniel Dangerfield's tooth and fly it safely home.

Chance

Chance
by Regan, Dian Curtis
JEASY
Unhappy at home, a newborn baby packs up his blankey and other prized possessions, leaves the farm, and spends a year visiting and learning from bears, monkeys, sea lions, and other creatures.

Diary of a wombat

Diary of a wombat
by French , Jackie
JEASY
In his diary, a wombat describes his life of eating, sleeping, and getting to know some new human neighbors.

Hero of Little Street

Hero of Little Street
by Rogers, Gregory
JEASY ROG
When a boy being chased through present-day London seeks refuge in the National Gallery, a dog escapes from the painting of one Dutch master and together they leap into the painting of another, where their adventures in seventeenth-century Delft are a prelude to returning to London and continuing the chase.

Home

Home
by Baker, Jeannie
JEASY
A wordless picture book that observes the changes in a neighborhood from before a girl is born until she is an adult, as it first decays and then is renewed by the efforts of the residents.

How to heal a broken wing

How to heal a broken wing
by Graham, Bob
JEASY
When Will finds a bird with a broken wing, he takes it home and cares for it, hoping in time it will be able to return to the sky.

Isabella's Garden

Isabella's Garden
by Millard, Glenda
JEASY MIL
In Isabella's garden, amazing things come from the tiniest of seeds as they bloom and flourish and make way for a whole new season of growth.

Keeping up with Grandma

Keeping up with Grandma
by Winch, John
JEASY
When Grandma decides that it is time to have fun outdoors, Grandpa has a few problems keeping up with her.

Midnight babies

Midnight babies
by Wild, Margaret
JEASY
Baby Brenda and her friends have fun at the Midnight Cafe, enjoying a "wibble wobble" dance, a "jiggly-joggly" treat, and a dip in the sprinklers before going home to bed.

Milli, Jack, and the Dancing Cat

Milli, Jack, and the Dancing Cat
by King, Stephen Michael.
JEASY
Two wandering minstrels, Jack and the Dancing Cat, help Milli the shoemaker gain the self confidence she needs to express her many creative talents.

Mirror

Mirror
by Baker, Jeannie
JEASY BAK
In Sydney, Australia, and in Morocco, two boys and their families have a day of shopping. Readers are invited to compare illustrations in two wordless stories that are intended to be read one from left to right and the other from right to left.

The Legend of the Golden Snail

The Legend of the Golden Snail
by Base, Graeme
JEASY BAS
Wilbur loves the legend of the Golden Snail, an enchanted galleon, and vows to become its next master.

The Rabbits

The Rabbits
by Marsden, John
J PIC+
Uses rabbits, a species introduced to Australia, to represent an allegory of the arrival of Europeans in Australia and the widespread environmental destruction caused by man throughout the continent.

The singing hat

The singing hat
by Riddle, Tohby
JEASY
Colin Jenkins is an ordinary person, until he falls asleep under a tree and wakes up with a bird and its nest fitted on his head. Colin's surprising decision not to disturb the bird significantly alters his life.

The Viewer

The Viewer
by Crew, Gary
J PIC+ CRE
A boy fascinated by gadgets finds a strange old Viewmaster in the city dump that transfixes him with its fearsome, haunting sights.

The water hole

The water hole
by Base, Graeme
JEASY
As ever growing numbers of animals visit a watering hole, introducing the numbers from one to ten, the water dwindles.

Too loud Lily

Too loud Lily
by Laguna, Sophie
JEASY
Lily's family and friends often complain that she is too loud, but that loudness makes her a hit in the school play.

Where is the green sheep?

Where is the green sheep?
by Fox, Mem
JEASY
A story about many different sheep, and one that seems to be missing.

 

New Zealand

Down the back of the chair

Down the back of the chair
by Mahy, Margaret
JEASY
A poor family is searching down the back of a chair for Dad's lost car keys and, miraculously in the mess of things back there, their financial problems are solved.

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy
by Dodd, Lynley
JEASY
A small black dog and his canine friends are terrorized by the local tomcat.

Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Christmas

Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Christmas
by Cowley, Joy
JEASY
When Mrs. Wishy-Washy asks her farm animals to take a bath for Christmas, they find a way to take one without freezing.