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Article  •  12 October 2020

 

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Australian authors and personalities read some of our favourite picture books.

To celebrate CBCA Book Week, we are sharing these incredible read-aloud videos. Will you join us for a story? 

 

Andrew Daddo reads Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

 

Jamila Rizvi reads Bluey: Bob Bilby

 

Hamish Blake reads No One Likes a Fart by Zoë Foster Blake and Adam Nickel

 

Teresa Palmer reads Ten Minutes to Bed: Little Unicorn by Rhiannon Fielding and Chris Chatterton 

 

Kathy Lette reads Where's Spot? by Eric Hill

 

Paul Kennedy reads I Love You Dad With The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

 

Julia Gillard reads Bluey: The Beach

 

Fiona McIntosh reads There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake by Hazel Edwards and Deborah Niland

 

Zoë Foster Blake reads her latest book, Back to Sleep with illustrations by Mike Jacobsen

 

Frank Woodley reads We Love You, Magoo by Briony Stewart

 

Turia Pitt reads Ten Sleepy Sheep by Renee Treml

 

John Williamson and illustrator Simon McLean read their book, Old Man Emu

 

Sam Thaiday reads Bluey: My Dad is Awesome

 

Monica McInerney reads Kissed by the Moon by Alison Lester

 

Paul Kelly reads Who Sank the Boat? by Pamela Allen

 

Josh Pyke reads his book, Lights Out, Leonard

 

Greg Fleet reads Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion and Margaret Bloy Graham

 

Richard Harris reads Where is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox and Judy Horacek

 

Judy Nunn reads It's Not Scribble to Me by Kate Richie and Jedda Robaard

 

John Wood reads Bluey: The Creek

 

Nicole Alexander reads Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox and Helen Oxenbury

 

Morris Gleitzman reads Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy by Lynley Dodd

 

Kate Ritchie reads her book, I Just Couldn't Wait to Meet You

 

Tristan Bancks reads Finding François by Gus Gordon

 

For more read-aloud stories, plus Q&A videos, book trailers and more, be sure to subscribe to the Penguin Books Australia YouTube channel


Bluey: Bob Bilby Bluey

Based on the hit ABC KIDS TV show!

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No One Likes a Fart Zoë Foster Blake, Adam Nickel

A sweet, funny story about accepting yourself and finding a friend who loves you just the way you are. Mostly, though, it's about a fart. And fart jokes. Loooots of fart jokes.

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Where's Spot? Eric Hill

A special 40th anniversary edition of the very first lift-the-flap book featuring the lovable Spot.

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I Love Dad with the Very Hungry Caterpillar Eric Carle

This beautiful little gift book from The Very Hungry Caterpillar is the perfect way to say 'I love you, Dad!'

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Back to Sleep Zoë Foster Blake, Mike Jacobsen

A warm and funny bedtime story where it’s the parents who won’t go to sleep. A perfect follow-up picture book to No One Likes a Fart by the inimitable Zoë Foster Blake.

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We Love You, Magoo Briony Stewart

Magoo has his own ideas about what a dog should do – in the kitchen, in the car, at dinnertime and bedtime! But there are so many rules! So many things a dog can't do. But wait! Magoo, THIS is for you... Silly dogoo, we do love you! A perfect read-aloud picture book that captures Magoo's energy and emotion in every line.

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Ten Sleepy Sheep Renee Treml

Ten sleepy sheep walk back to the shed … 9 sleepy pups settle in bed …

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Old Man Emu John Williamson, Simon McLean

A new picture book adaptation of John Williamson's first and now legendary hit song, 'Old Man Emu’, to celebrate John’s 50th year of performing and the song’s 50th anniversary in 2020.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eric Carle

Enjoy Eric Carle's classic story even more with this fantastic book and toy set.

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It's Not Scribble to Me Kate Ritchie, Jedda Robaard

A warm and hilarious story about a cheeky little bear who's bursting with creativity.

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Ten Minutes to Bed: Little Unicorn Chris Chatterton, Rhiannon Fielding

Twinkle the unicorn has a knack for finding adventure... but will she get to bed on time?

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Bluey: My Dad is Awesome Bluey

Based on the hit ABC KIDS TV show!

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Kissed by the Moon Alison Lester

A gorgeous board book edition of Alison Lester's timeless and much-loved picture book, Kissed by the Moon.

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Harry The Dirty Dog Gene Zion, Margaret Bloy Graham

A classic picture book from Gene Zion

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Bluey: The Creek Bluey

Based on the hit ABC KIDS TV show!

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Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy Lynley Dodd

The iconic first Hairy Maclary book, which introduces Hercules Morse, Bitzer Maloney, Muffin McLay, Bottomley Potts, Schnitzel von Krumm and of course the famous Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy.

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I Just Couldn't Wait to Meet You Kate Ritchie, Hannah Sommerville

A gift board book edition of much-loved actor and radio host Kate Ritchie's debut picture book.

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Finding Francois Gus Gordon

A heartwarming story from award-winning author and illustrator Gus Gordon about hope, possibility and finding a friend.

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Lights Out, Leonard Josh Pyke, Chris Nixon

A cheeky story about night-time fears from award-winning Australian singer and songwriter Josh Pyke.

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