#Australia

Children’s Classics are Not Universal: Some Differences Between American, Australian, and British Classics

A reader considers the children's book classics she grew up with and compares them to classics in other countries, including the U.S.

Vivid Memories of May Gibbs’s Gumnut Babies On Their 100th Anniversary

Vivid Sydney recently included a tribute to Australian children's author May Gibbs and her gumnut babies, sharing treasured memories for young and old.

Stop What You’re Doing and Read: The Australian Reading Hour Is Here

Aussie readers: take part in Australian Reading Hour later this month. Here's why and how!

Australian Children’s Book Week: Awesome Possum Magic Coins, and Aussie Kids’ Books

Book recommendations for Australian Children's Book Week PLUS there are Possum Magic commemorative coins!

100 Must-Read Australian Books

Books by Australians, about Australia, and/or set in Australia

New South Wales Public Libraries to Promote Literary Mocktails

The State Library of NSW is using literary themed cocktails to promote a fun alternative to alcoholic drinks.

In Praise of National Simultaneous Storytime 2016

Children all across Australia reading the same book at the same time.

Reading My Way to Australia

I’ve wanted to visit Australia for years. After growing up in Florida, I figure it’s the only place on Earth ...

Book Style: COCAINE BLUES by Kerry Greenwood

If you haven’t yet discovered the joy that is The Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher, you need to remedy that, asap. ...

3 On A YA Theme: Aussie YA

There’s something in the water in Australia. Among some of the most prestigious award-winning books in the U.S. are books ...

6 Folktales from 6 Continents to Read to Your Kids

Folktales, myths, and legends from around the world are a great way to expose kids to a diverse range of cultures ...