10 of the best kids picture books published in 2013 (as of June).

Best Kids' Books of 2013 (Mid-Year Edition)

10 of the best kids picture books published in 2013 (as of June). (Link doesn't take you directly to the site, but you can easily find it)

Australia - My Country Best-selling author and internationally renowned artist Sally Morgan teams up with Ezekiel Kwaymullina for a story celebrating country. A gorgeous new picture book in simple, lyrical prose and vibrant colour.

Buy My Country by Ezekiel Kwaymullina from Boomerang Books, Australia's Online Independent Bookstore

Memorial to Colin Thiele (1920-2006) author of "Storm Boy" sculpted by local artist Christopher Radford F.R.S.A. The statue shows the author with the pelican Mr Percival. It is situated in the Eudunda Town Gardens, Eudunda, South Australia and was unveiled in 1988in its original fibreglass form.

Memorial to Colin Thiele (1920-2006) author of "Storm Boy" sculpted by local artist Christopher Radford F.R.S.A. The statue shows the author with the pelican Mr Percival. It is situated in the Eudunda Town Gardens, Eudunda, South Australia and was unveiled in 1988in its original fibreglass form.

Thinker: Arthur by Amanda Graham

Who wants Arthur? (A Quality time book): Amanda Graham: I'm sure this book is simple called 'Arthur' in Australia. A great book for themes about Pets and loving animals.

Feathers (Phil Cummings, illus by Phil Lesnie, Scholastic) | Books+Publishing

Feathers (Phil Cummings, illus by Phil Lesnie, Scholastic) | Books+Publishing

In the novel the author imagines Elizabeth Cook making Cook's waistcoat in the Library's collection: ‘The silk thread was of the finest quality, and had the sheen of freshly washed hair, combed so that each strand was separate. It was smooth to touch, as Elizabeth imagined the hair of South Seas women to be. Smooth also was the cloth from which she would fashion the vest, once the embroidery was finished. It was not linen or English wool, but exotic tapa cloth from Tahiti.‘

Mrs Cook The Real and Imagined Life of the Captain's Wife, Marele Day, Allen & Unwin

Some of the best authors and illustrators. Picture Book Classroom Ideas - Classroom Ideas - Teachers - Welcome to Walker Books Australia

"No one saw the bird fall." In a city full of hurried people, only young Will notices the bird lying hurt on the ground. With the help of his sympathetic mother, he gently wraps the injured bird and takes it home.

Hairy Maclary, Lynley Dodd | 29 Children's Books All Australians Grew Up Reading

Hairy Maclary, Lynley Dodd

Sean Williams was born in the dry, flat lands of South Australia, where he still lives with his family. He has been called many things, including “the premier Australian speculative fiction writer of the age” (Aurealis) and the “Emperor of Sci-Fi” (Adelaide Advertiser). That award-winning output includes 40 novels for readers all ages across numerous genres. He is a multiple recipient of many awards in multiple categories. #SWF #Adelaide

Sean Williams - Bestselling author of seventy-five short stories and thirty-five award winning novels

Wilbur : English, Amharic, Chinese, Arabic and French / written by Phil Cummings ; illustrated by Amanda Graham. Borrow this adorable picture book and teach your children Arabic. http://library.sl.nsw.gov.au/record=b3677481~S2

Wilbur : English, Amharic, Chinese, Arabic and French / written by Phil Cummings ; illustrated by Amanda Graham. Borrow this adorable picture book and teach your children Arabic. http://library.sl.nsw.gov.au/record=b3677481~S2

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