100 Ideas for Australian Themed Book Week Costumes

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If you are looking for book ideas for this year’s book week and are interested in highlighting a character or story that centres around our beautiful country then you have come to the right spot. Below, we have compiled a list of 100 Australian-themed books that you could get some awesome book week characters from.

  1. Blinky Bill by Dorothy Wall
  2. Possum Magic by Mem Fox
  3. Snuggle Pot and Cuddle Pie by May Gibbs
  4. Bluey by Bluey
  5. Diary of a Wombat by Jackie French
  6. The Kookaburra Who Couldn’t Laugh by Robert Cox
  7. Edward or Edwina the Emu by Sheena Knowles
  8. Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey
  9. Little Brown Bushrat by Georgie Ripper
  10. Come fly with Captain Kangaroo by Mandy Foot
  11. Who sank the boat? by Pamela Allen
  12. Koala Lou by Mem Fox
  13. Olga the Brolga by Rod Clement
  14. Feathers for Phoebe by Rod Clement
  15. Alexander’s Outing by Pamela Allen
  16. Wombat Devine by Mem Fox
  17. Waddle Giggle Gargle by Pamela Allen
  18. Wombat Stew by Marcia Vaughan
  19. The Magic Pudding by Norman Lindsay
  20. Are we there yet? by Allison Lester
  21. Magic Beach by Allison Lester
  22. Greetings from Sandy Beach by Bob Graham
  23. Possum in the house by Kiersten Jensent
  24. Christmas in Australia by John Williamson
  25. Peppa’s Australian Underwater Adventure
  26. Noni the Pony Rescues a Joey by Alliston Lester
  27. The Hidden Forest by Jeannie Baker
  28. Sailing Home by Colin Thompson
  29. Stellaluna by Jannel Cannon
  30. Bunyips Don’t by Sally Odgers
  31. Sebastian Lives in a Hat by Thelma Catterwell
  32. Snap by Marcia Vaughn
  33. Bobby the Tree Kangaroo by Eva-Marie Welsh
  34. My dad’s in the Australian Army by Hayley Ann Boswell
  35. Applesauce and the Christmas Miracle by Glenda Millard
  36. Santa’s Secret by Mike Dumbleton
  37. Time for Bed by Mem Fox
  38. An Aussie Day before Christmas by Kilmany Niland
  39. An Aussie Night before Christmas by Yvonne Morrison
  40. The Rainbow Serpent
  41. Summer Rain by Ros Moriarty
  42. A Bush Christmas by J. Dennis
  43. Santa’s Aussie Holiday by Maria Farrer
  44. Waltzing Matilda by Banjo Patterson
  45. There Was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Mozzie by P. Crumble
  46. Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox
  47. Koala’s Eat Gumleaves by Laura Bunting
  48. The Little Dog and the Christmas Wish by Corinne Fenton
  49. Big Rain Coming by Katrina Germain
  50. Billie B Brown series by Sally Rippin
  51. Spikey’s Day Out
  52. Santa’s Aussie Mix-Up by Colin Buchanan
  53. The Little Refugee by Ahn and Suzanne Do
  54. The Great Expedition by Peter Carnavas
  55. Animal Tales by Susan Hall and Ben Guy
  56. The Rabbits by John Marsden
  57. My Place by Nadia Wheatley
  58. My Grandad Marches on Anzac Day by Catriona Hoy
  59. The Dog on the Tuckerbox by Corinne Fenton
  60. The Australian Twelve Days of Christmas by Heath McKenzie
  61. Tea and Sugar Christmas by Jane Jolly
  62. You and Me: Our Place by Leonie Norrington
  63. Lizzie Nonsense by Jan Ormerod
  64. Stolen Girl by Trina Saffioti
  65. Audrey of the Outback by Christine Harris
  66. Nancy Bentley by Tracey Hawkins
  67. Amazing Grace by Stephanie Owen Reeder
  68. Brindabella by Ursula Dubosarsky
  69. The Legend of Moondyne Joe by Mark Greenwood
  70. Ned Kelly and the Green Sash by Mark Greenwood
  71. Click Go the Shears by Charlotte Lance
  72. Chip the Lifeguard by Kylie Howarth
  73. The Man from Snowy River by Banjo Patterson
  74. From Little Things Big Things Grow by Paul Kelly and Kev Carmody
  75. Cassy’s Tale by Eva-Marie Welsh
  76. Mopoke by Philip Bunting
  77. The Biggest Frog in Australia by Susan L. Roth
  78. There’s a Big Green Frog in the Toilet by Anh Doh
  79. Miss Lily’s Fabulous Pink Boa by Margaret Wild
  80. Sam’s Bush Journey by Sally Morgan
  81. The Pumpkin Runner by Marsha Arnold
  82. The Smallest Bilby and the Easter Tale by Nette Hilton
  83. The Old Woman Who Loved to Read by John Winch
  84. Best Beak in Boonaroo Bay by Narelle Oliver
  85. Radio Rescue! by Jane Jolly
  86. Josephine Wants to Dance by Jackie French
  87. A Year on Our Farm by Penny Matthews
  88. Isabella’s Bed by Allison Lester
  89. You and Me Murrawee by Kerri Hashmi
  90. Papa and the Olden Days by Ian Edwards
  91. Bilby Moon by Margaret Spurling
  92. Farmer Shulz’s Ducks by Colin Thiele
  93. The Koala Who Could by Rachel Bright
  94. Mulga Bill’s Bicycle by Banjo Patterson
  95. Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey
  96. Treehouse Series by Andy Griffith
  97. Fly Guy by Ted Arnold
  98. The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear
  99. Shelly The Sea Turtle by Eva-Marie Welsh
  100. A Walk In the Bush by Gwyn Perkins

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