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Activity  •  23 March 2020

 

Easy activities for kids at home

Keep the kids entertained with these fun book-related ideas. There's an activity book for every age: one for littlies, one for kids and one for grown-ups too!

Puffinalia for Littlies

Jam-packed with colouring in, spot the difference, mazes and more for kids under 6 years old.

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Puffinalia for Kids

Exciting find-a-words, colouring and drawing challenges for kids aged 6–12.

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Puffinalia for Grown-Ups

The benefits of reading, how to encourage reluctant readers and great stories for parents.

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Beetle and Boo Caitlin Murray

Beetle is brave. Beetle is boastful. Boo is going to test her claims.

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Roo Knows Blue Renee Treml

A joyous celebration of colour in the Australian bush from bestselling author-illustrator Renee Treml.

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A Banana is a Banana Justine Clarke, Josh Pyke, Heath McKenzie

From household name Justine Clarke (actress, singer, children’s entertainer) and musician extraordinaire Josh Pyke comes a laugh-out-loud picture book based on the song ‘A Banana is a Banana’. Paired with bright illustrations by award-winner Heath McKenzie this story champions the fun kids can have with words, rhymes and a bit of imagination.

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Goodnight, Glow Worms Aura Parker

From the creator of the delightful Meerkat Splash comes a cuddly, snuggly bedtime book for the very young, full of joyous, playful illustrations and bouncing rhyme - with a perfect ending to send little ones happily off to sleep.

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The Besties to the Rescue Felice Arena, Tom Jellett

From the author and illustrator of the popular Sporty Kids books comes an exciting new beginner-reader series that celebrates the everyday adventures – at school, at home, in the backyard, even in the living room! A funny, sweet series about kids being kids, where imagination and play rule!

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The Besties Show and Smell Felice Arena, Tom Jellett

From the author and illustrator of the popular Sporty Kids books comes an exciting new beginner-reader series that celebrates the everyday adventures – at school, at home, in the backyard, even in the living room! A funny, sweet series about kids being kids, where imagination and play rule!

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The Besties Make a Splash Felice Arena, Tom Jellett

From the author and illustrator of the popular Sporty Kids books comes an exciting new beginner-reader series that celebrates the everyday adventures – at school, at home, in the backyard, even in the living room! A funny, sweet series about kids being kids, where imagination and play rule!

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The Besties Party On Felice Arena, Tom Jellett

From the author and illustrator of the popular Sporty Kids books comes an exciting new beginner-reader series that celebrates the everyday adventures – at school, at home, in the backyard, even in the living room! A funny, sweet series about kids being kids, where imagination and play rule!

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Kensy and Max 5: Freefall Jacqueline Harvey

Where do you draw the line when your family and friends are in grave danger? Do you take action even though it means ignoring the rules?

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Toffle Towers 2: The Great River Race Tim Harris, James Foley

The second book in Tim Harris's ridiculously entertaining Toffle Towers series that will make kids laugh out loud – and get their imaginations soaring.

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Nelson 1: Pumpkins and Aliens Andrew Levins, Katie Kear

Nelson is a brand-new series from DJ, food writer, TEDx speaker, charity founder and all-round funny guy, Andrew Levins.

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Super Sidekicks 3: Trial of Heroes Gavin Aung Than

'Everyone loves an underdog. SUPER SIDEKICKS is a winner!' Lincoln Peirce, author of BIG NATE

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League of Llamas 1: The Golden Llama Aleesah Darlison, Simon Greiner

Forget finding the elusive Fortnite llama or taming your Minecraft llama – 2020 is the year of the League of Llamas!

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League of Llamas 2: Llama Impossible Aleesah Darlison, Simon Greiner

High-action, high-adventure and high-humour – the League of Llamas series is perfect for fans of Diary of a Minecraft Zombie and The Bad Guys.

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League of Llamas 3: Undercover Llamas Aleesah Darlison, Simon Greiner

High-action, high-adventure and high-humour – the League of Llamas series is perfect for fans of Diary of a Minecraft Zombie and The Bad Guys.

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League of Llamas 4: Rogue Llama Aleesah Darlison, Simon Greiner

High-action, high-adventure and high-humour – the League of Llamas series is perfect for fans of Diary of a Minecraft Zombie and The Bad Guys.

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Atticus Van Tasticus Andrew Daddo, Stephen Michael King

A ten-year-old pirate captain? Absurd? Not in the world of Atticus Van Tasticus, a fabulously funny new illustrated junior fiction series from the brilliant and wacky creative minds of Andrew Daddo and Stephen Michael King.

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Atticus Van Tasticus 2: The Map of Half Maps Andrew Daddo, Stephen Michael King

The second book in the Atticus Van Tasticus pirate series from the hilariously funny team of Andrew Daddo and Stephen Michael King.

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Derek Dool Supercool 1: Bust a Move Adrian Beck, Scott Edgar

Think of the COOLEST, FUNNIEST, most HANDSOME kid in school, times it by a gazillion and you get DEREK DILBERT DOOL. At least he thinks so . . . Pity he’s the only one.

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Aussie Kids: Meet Taj at the Lighthouse Maxine Beneba Clarke, Nicki Greenberg

Aussie Kids is an exciting new series for emerging readers 6-8 years. From a NSW Zoo to a Victorian lighthouse, or an outback sheep farm in WA to a beach in QLD, this junior fiction series celebrates stories about children living in unique places in every state in Australia. 8 characters, 8 stories, 8 authors and illustrators from all 8 states and territories! Come on an adventure with Aussie Kids and meet Taj from Victoria.

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There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake 40th Anniversary Edition Hazel Edwards, Deborah Niland

A special edition of the bestselling Australian classic picture book that every bookshelf should have.

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Embrace Your Body Taryn Brumfitt, Sinead Hanley

Embrace your body – you’ve only got one!

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Rocky and Louie Phillip Walleystack, Raewyn Caisley, Dub Leffler

A heartfelt story about the bond between two brothers and their special connection to country. Illustrated by CBCA award-winning picture-book creator Dub Leffler, and written by acclaimed singer/storyteller Phil Walleystack and award-winning children’s author Raewyn Caisley.

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What Zola Did on Monday Melina Marchetta, Deb Hudson

From the author of Looking for Alibrandi comes this gorgeous series to engage and entertain newly independent young readers.

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Edie's Experiments 1: How to Make Friends Charlotte Barkla, Sandy Flett

A new school, a classroom full of potential new friends and a science kit. What could possibly go wrong?

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Alice-Miranda At School Jacqueline Harvey

Move over, Matilda, and step aside, Madeline, there's a new charming miniature heroine about to make her mark.

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Each Peach Pear Plum Allan Ahlberg, Janet Ahlberg

A brand new beautifully cased board book edition of the iconic Each Peach Pear Plum from the amazing minds of Janet and Allan Ahlberg.

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Book With No Pictures B.J. Novak, B. J. Novak

If a kid is trying to make you read this book, the kid is playing a trick on you. You will end up saying silly things and making everybody laugh and laugh!

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Super Sporty Girls Penguin Random House Australia

Kick goals, challenge yourself and play with passion. Be inspired by these formidable Australian sportswomen who are fierce athletes and also the champions of having fun.

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Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum Dr Seuss, Andrew Joyner

From the mind of Dr. Seuss comes a book to help understand the sometimes puzzling thing we call ART. Welcome to Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum - now open for a canter through art history.

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The Upside-down History of Down Under Terry Denton, Alison Lloyd

Read the un-put-down-able history of Down Under – unexpected, heroic and sometimes tragic. But never ever boring.

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The Australia Survival Guide George Ivanoff

Australia is trying to KILL you – this book will save your life!

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HOPE: 50 Ways to Help Our Planet Every Day Penguin Random House Australia

Did you know your food travels an average of 4000 kilometres to get to you? Have you ever wondered where exactly ‘away’ is when you throw something away? Or what happens to the 3 billion drink cans Australians go through in a year?

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How to Save the Whole Stinkin' Planet Lee Constable, James Hart

Let's go on a journey – it's going to be stinky, sticky and pretty gross, but if you want to be a waste warrior it's the most important journey you'll ever take.

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The Peski Kids 4: Near Extinction R.A. Spratt

Dinosaurs will be glad they’re extinct once they’ve had a visit from The Peski Kids!

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Orphans of the Tide Struan Murray

A breathtaking middle grade debut for fans of Brightstorm and His Dark Materials.

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The Unadoptables Hana Tooke

The amazing humour and world-building of Nevermoor meets the wisdom and warmth of Rooftoppers in this most un-ordinary adventure about five amazing children . . .

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The Tell Martin Chatterton

Action, crime and intense family drama combine to create a powerful story in the vein of Two Wolves or a young Boy Swallows Universe.

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