The Full List: Most Popular Aussie Kid’s Books of All Time

We ran a survey in November 2011 to determine the most popular kid’s books written by Australian authors.

Here are the results:

Books will be added here as we count down the top 24…

#1 – Possum Magic by Mem Fox and illustrations by Julie Vivas

#2 – Animalia by Graeme Base

#3 – The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie by May Gibbs

#4 – The Complete Adventures of Blinky Bill by Dorothy Wall

#5 – The Magic Pudding by Norman Lindsay

#6 – Storm Boy by Colin Thiele

#7 – Wombat Stew by Marcia K. Vaughan and illustrations by Pamela Lofts

#8 – Where is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox and illustrations by Judy Horacek

#9 – A Bush Christmas by C.J. Dennis and illustrations by Dee Huxley

#10 – Dot and the Kangaroo by Ethel Pedley

#11 – Unbelievable! by Paul Jennings

#12 – The Muddleheaded Wombat by Ruth Park and illustrations by Noela Young

#13 – Unreal! by Paul Jennings

#14 – Time for Bed by Mem Fox and illustrations by Jane Dyer

#15 – Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox and illustrations by Helen Oxenbury

#16 – Mulga Bill’s Bicycle by A.B. Paterson and illustrations by Kilmeny and Deborah Niland

#17 – Six White Boomers by Rolf Harris and Bruce Whatley

#18 – Seven Little Australians by Ethel Turner

#19 – Diary of a Wombat by Jackie French and illustrations by Bruce Whatley

#20 – Playing Beatie Bow by Ruth Park

#21 – Hating Alison Ashley by Robin Klein

#22 – Olga the Brolga by Rod Clement

#23 –  Koala Lou by Mem Fox and illustrations by Pamela Lofts

#24 – Shoes from Grandpa by Mem Fox and illustrations by Patricia Mullins

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Clayton Wehner

Clayton is the founder and managing director of Boomerang Books. In a past life, Clayton worked for 12 years as an intelligence officer in the Australian Army and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He is a graduate of the Australian Defence Force Academy and the Royal Military College Duntroon and holds a BA (Hons) in Political Science and a Master of Management Studies (Human Resource Management) from the UNSW. He is also a trained Indonesian linguist and served with the United Nations in East Timor as an interpreter/translator.

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  2. Greetings … Bit tardy w/this, but thanks for your list of “Most Popular Aussie Kids’ Books of All Time.” I’m a Yank who loves your country. An uncle ran a sheep station and chemical business in Parramatta in the ’30s and ’40s; mother spent time w/him in late ’30s and studied in Sydney. I’ve been over four times and not done yet, I hope. I tell my grandchildren about all the wonderful natural things there and hope to load ’em up on popular kids books one day. I’ll work off your terrific list and newsletters. Thanks …… Mike Grant of Michigan, USA

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