Hear your favourite Book Week stories on Kinderling

Fri 17 August 2018

It's Book Week 2018 and Kinderling is celebrating Australia’s favourite tales every evening in Story of the Week! 

Listen to seven special stories about brave boys, selfish pugs, noisy babies and headstrong girls, written by some of Australia’s favourite authors. Plus every single one of the books we've selected have been nominated or shortlisted by the Children’s Book Council of Australia.

Kinderling is also giving away the following seven titles to one lucky family, who can then nominate their preschool, daycare centre or playgroup to win a prize pack of 52 books! Click here to enter!

1. Boy – written by Phil Cummings, illustrated by Shane Devries

A sweet story about perception and communication featuring one cranky King, a sneezy dragon and a brave boy. Get your own copy of the book here, published by Scholastic Australia. Read by Travis Nippard.

2. I’m Australian Too – written and read by Mem Fox, illustrated by Ronojoy Ghosh

A celebration of Australia's cultural diversity. Buy your own copy of the book here, published by Omnibus Books, an imprint of Scholastic Australia. Check out our interview with Mem Fox on Kinderling Conversation.

3. Rodney Loses it! – written by Michael Gerard Bauer, illustrated by Chrissie Krebs

A hilarious tale Rodney the rabbit who loses his favourite pen. Get your own copy of the book here, published by Omnibus Books, an imprint of Scholastic Australia. Read by Buzz the Bandleader from Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band. 

4. Why Can’t I be a Dinosaur? – written and read by Kylie Westaway, illustrated by Tom Jellett

Nellie is going to be the flower girl at Aunt Daisy’s wedding. The only problem is that she’s dead-set on wearing her dinosaur outfit. Get your own copy of the book here, published by Allen & Unwin

 5. Pig the Star – written and illustrated by Aaron Blabey

Pig the Pug is up to his usual tricks, showing off and stealing the limelight, when he takes it one step too far... Get your own copy of the book here, published by Scholastic Australia. Read by Stef Smith.

 6. The Very Noisy Baby! – written and illustrated by Alison Lester

Babies make all sorts of funny noises and this baby is no exception! Join this fun journey to find all the lost animals in the neighbourhood. Get your own copy of the book here, published by Affirm Press. Read by Adrian Tamburini.

 7. Florette – written and illustrated by Anna Walker

Mae moves from the country to the city. She feels lonely and sad until she discovers a secret green space. A story about resilience and moving house. Get your own copy of the book here, published by Penguin Random House Australia. Read by Lucy Suze Taylor.

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