Early childhood/primary picture story books
Author: Jackie French
Age Suitability: 4-7
The story of Australian bushfires moving through the landscape, as told through the eyes of a cockatoo
Through the Smoke
Author: Phil Cummings & Andrew Mclean
Age Suitability: 4-8
Through the smoke tells the story of three children and their imagination who become trapped in the middle of a bushfire
Welcome to Country
Author: Aunty Joy Murphy & Lisa Kennedy
Age Suitability: 4-12
An Aboriginal ceremony of Welcome to Country is depicted for the first time in a stunning picture book from two Indigenous Australians. Welcome to the lands of the Wurundjeri people. The people are part of the land, and the land is a part of them.
Author: Ezekial Kwaymullina & Sally Morgan
Age Suitability: 5-10
Written by a mother and son duo, this brightly illustrated picture book is a jubilant journey through a child’s home country that celebrates the joys of nature and emphasizes forming a connection with place.
The House on the Mountain
Author: Ella Holocombe & David Cox
Age Suitability: 7-12
The House on the Mountain tells the story of a family’s journey to recovery after losing their home in a bushfire
Author: Justin D’ath
Age Suitability: 8-12
47 Degrees is a gripping story that draws on his own experience of escaping the 2009 Black Saturday Bushfires.
The Fire Wombat
Author: Jackie French & Danny Snell
Age Suitability: 4-9
As the flames of the bushfire approach, one small wombat is bravely followed by other animals to the safety of her underground burrow.
*out November 2020