Aussie Book List: Australian Animals

This is just the beginning of our list of Aussie animal picture books. We have many, many more to add. At this stage we have included 3 Australian animal books that also focus on good ol’ Aussie tucker, so you can enjoy baking some native treats with your kids on Australia Day. Check out our instructions for making little lamington creatures.

Possum Magic

Author and Illustrator: Mem Foxand Julie Vivas


Format: Hardback

Publisher: Omnibus Books, April 2008

Grandma Poss uses her best bush magic to make Hush invisible. But when Hush longs to be able to see herself again, the two possums must make their way across Australia to find the magic Australian  food that will make Hush visible once more.

BUY ONLINE: Borders| QBD | The Nile

Wombat Stew

Author and Illustrator: Marcia Vaughan and Pamela Lofts


Format: Paperback

Publisher: Scholastic Australia

Published in: Australia, May 2006

The ‘Wombat Stew Cookbook’ is full of delicious ‘gooey, brewy, yummy, chewy’ recipes children will delight in cooking for their friends and families.

BUY ONLINE: The Nile| QBD | SeekBooks

Stew A Cockatoo: Tasty Australian Recipes To Tempt

Author and Illustrator: Ruthie May and Leigh Hobbs


Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Little Hare, November 2010

BUY ONLINE: The Book Depository| Borders| Fishpond

Not only is this book jam-packed (no pun intended) with good ol’ Aussie recipes but it’s full of anecdotal stories about how our cuisine came to be and fair dinkum definitions for words and phrases like ‘bush tucker’ and ‘spuds’.

Aussie Book List: Australian Animals

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