Children's Literature: Australia

Books of interest

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Map of Australia [Source: Open Clip Art Library, australia 01,, CC0 1.0,]Australian literature, Australian children's literature, Australian fiction, Aboriginal,   Indigenous,  non-Indigenous, Indigenous stories, Indigenous fictionmulticultural, migrants, immigrants, refugees, Australian history, historical, historical works, colonisation, urban literature, landscape, dreaming, dreaming stories, traditional stories, the outback, portrayal, interpretation, criticism, views, context, race, racism, race in literature, racism in literature, conflict, society, social aspects, social conflict, politics, Australian authors, Australian illustrators, popular literature

Australian authors and illustrators

  1. Do an author search in the Library catalogue e.g. Bob Graham
  2. Go to the Children's Book Council of Australia and look at the various age groups for the Children's Book of the Year Awards.  E,g.  Picture Books, Early Childhood, Younger Readers and Older Readers
  3. Search the Internet to see if the author / illustrator has a website.  For example:

Australian fiction shelf