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Article  •  19 August 2022


4 koala books kids love

Check out some of the best koala books. These delightful picture books are full of koala stories, celebrating the beloved Australian animal.

Who doesn't love a book about koalas? These beautiful story books are full of colourful pictures, perfect for celebrating Australia’s beloved furry animal. By reading these books on koalas, children will familiarise themselves with this special species and begin to understand the importance of caring for endangered animals.

Koala Lou book cover.

Koala Lou by Mem Fox and Pamela Lofts

You can’t talk about koala books without nodding to Mem Fox’s Koala Lou. This heartwarming picture book tells the story of Koala Lou, the oldest sibling in a large family. Feeling sad that her mother is too busy to pay her attention, Koala Lou decides to enter the Bush Olympics in hopes of being noticed again.


Nala the Koala book cover.

Nala the Koala by Penny Min Ferguson  

Nala the Koala has lost her home. . . where will she go next? Searching far and wide, Nala can’t seem to find the perfect place to settle down. Some spots are too sandy, some are too smoky, some are too scratchy. And where have all the trees gone? Gently touching on the concept of preservation, this book exposes young readers to the realities of displacement and the need to protect precious environments. By reading this book, you’re also helping out, as all royalties from the sales are donated to WIRES to help protect koalas and other Australian animals in need.


Lulu Bell and the Koala Joey book cover.

Lulu Bell and the Koala Joey by Belinda Murrell and Serena Geddes

Part of the Lulu Bell series, this book follows protagonist Lulu on her holiday to Tarni Beach. Everything is perfect: She has a new pink surfboard, Dad is going to teach her to surf, and she has her friend Zac by her side to explore the nearby bush. But bulldozers have arrived, posing a threat to the trees and wildlife. If all the trees are taken away, mummy koala and her joey won’t have a home. It’s up to Lulu to work out how to help them.


K is for Koala book cover.

K is for Koala by DK

Part of the DK alphabet series, K is for Koala looks at koala-related words that begin with the letter K. The beautifully-illustrated book offers babies and toddlers a peek into the treetop world of koalas. With friendly read-aloud text and cute illustrations, this non-fiction book provides plenty to talk about and look at for curious animal-loving babies and toddlers everywhere.


Does your little one love animals? The Bedtime Book of Animals offers a gorgeous peek at over 50 types of animals. 

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Koala Lou
A beautiful collector's edition celebrating 35 years of this touching story about mothers' enduring love. A timeless Australian classic from the beloved and bestselling author of Where is the Green Sheep? and Possum Magic.
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Nala the Koala
Nala the koala needs a new home, and she needs our help.
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Lulu Bell and the Koala Joey
Lulu Bell's beach holiday is about to begin!
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K is for Koala
The latest title in DK's new alphabet series - K is for Koala looks at koala-related words that begin with the letter "k".
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