From thrilling adventures to futuristic fantasies, haunting mysteries to schoolyard days, courage on the frontlines to stories from the bush – Australian children’s and YA authors have always presented the world in unique light. Here are some Australian classics so lively and memorable that decades after publication they continue to speak of who we are.
A thrilling adventure story for children and young adults by Ruth Park, Playing Beatie Bow follows Abigail as she is swept back to the Sydney of a hundred years ago by a scary game.
While Joan Lindsay's haunting Australian classic Picnic at Hanging Rock is a work of fiction, the story is often considered one of Australia's greatest mysteries.
A compelling, futuristic book for young adults set in a chaotic post-nuclear-holocaust world, where Taronga Zoo is seemingly unaffected. But is it?
Inbetween dealing with her embarrasing family and focusing on her on-screen destiny the arrival of perfect Alison Ashley at Barringa East turns Erica Yurken's fairytale world around as, from the moment Alison arrives, Erica becomes determined to hate her.
Learn about extraordinary figures in Australia's history in this picture book series.