Read the World: Australia

Books by authors from Australia or set in/about Australia.

Updated February 19, 2024
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True history of the Kelly gang
Carey, Peter
In a dazzling act of imaginative empathy, Peter Carey gives the Australian outlaw Ned Kelly a voice so wild, passionate and original that it is difficult not to believe that the infamous bushranger himself is speaking from beyond the grave. Told in the form of a journal justifying himself to the...
Possum magic
Fox, Mem
Grandma Poss uses her best bush magic to make Hush invisible. But when Hush longs to be able to see herself again, the two possums must make their way across Australia to find the magic food that will make Hush visible once more. ÔÇťAnother treat from Mem Fox that is sure to be treasured....
Playing Beatie Bow
Park, Ruth.
Abigal is drawn back in time and discovers Beatie Bow living in a slum of the 1870's.
The book thief
Zusak, Markus.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE'S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. When Death has a story to tell, you listen.

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