Here are some of the best books that we have discovered to get your kids excited and educated about your next Aussie adventure!
- Australia Series – Roland Harvey
- Are We There Yet – Alison Lester
- Our Australia Series – Phil Kettle
- This is Australia – Miroslav Sasek
- Kids’ Travel Journal – Lunar Glow journals
- My Family Travel Map – Lonely Planet Kids
Roland Harvey is an Australian author and illustrator and has created some incredible books about Australia for kids. To the Top End – Our Trip Across Australia tells of a family’s big adventure from Tassie to the tip of the Top End, taking readers through the outback and desert to the lush rainforest of the Daintree and the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy the adventure and then go back and search for the hidden footballs in each page too.
All the Way to WA – Our Search for Uncle Kev takes readers across the Nullabor and through WA looking for Uncle Kev who has gone in search of the rare bearded night parrot. Can you help find him?
In the Bush – Our Holiday at Wombat Flat , In the City – Our Scrapbook of Souvenirs , At the Beach – Postcards from Crabby Beach and On the Farm – Our Holiday with Uncle Kev explore the different landscapes of Australia on more family holiday adventures.
Everything We Ever Saw – From the Beach to Bush and More has all 6 adventures in one place!
Our Australia is a series of books written by Phil Kettle for Australian Geographic. The series tells of the adventures of Taha and his mum as they explore Australia – complete with amazing photos and illustrations. There are 12 books in total in the series – from Kangaroo Island to Canberra and beyond!
From one of Australia’s most loved children’s authors comes the lift the flap adaptation of the original Are We There Yet. Younger kids will love playing eye spy and finding the Aussie treasures hiding among the pages on Grace’s journey through the country.
For a retro look at travel around Australia don’t miss this bestseller – which some parents might remember from their childhood! This is Australia was written in 1970 – and the vibrant illustrations from Sydney to Brisbane have delighted kids for over 40 years.
Lunar Glow Journals
If you’re like us and like to avoid screen time while in the car then this journal is for you! Full of ideas and activities for the kids to remember their trip around Australia – the Kids’ Travel Journal is perfect for an Aussie road trip.
Lonely Planet Kids
This giant fold out map of Australia is perfect for getting the kids involved in your trip. My Family Travel Map – Australia also includes 180 stickers for the kids to add to the map.
These are our favourite so far – we will be updating the list as we find more so keep checking back and let us know in the comments if there are any that we should add.
If your kids love reading then don’t miss our list of the best Australian books for early readers.
Are you a camping family? If your next Australian adventure has you packing up the tent then don’t miss our free download – the Ultimate Aussie Family Camping Checklist.
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