Kinderling's Favourite Book Week Stories of 2019

Thu 15 August 2019

It's almost that time of year again: Book Week! A time to celebrate your favourite stories, characters and authors. To mark the occassion, we'll have seven Stories of the Week, not just one! Tune in at 5pm each evening to hear a different story - all listed below. 

You'll hear about creative kids, stinky pugs and caring seals, written by some of Australia’s favourite authors like Davina Bell, Aaron Blabey, Alison Lester and Kate Ritchie. Each of the books we've selected has been nominated or shortlisted by the Children’s Book Council of Australia.

WIN! Want to win all seven of these great books for your family? Enter our Book Week competition here. If you win,  you'll score an incredibly prize pack of 52 books for your preschool, daycare centre or playgroup!

1. All the Ways to be Smart – written by Davina Bell, illustrated by Allyson Colpoys

A joyful reminder for all of us that there are so many different ways to be smart: from maths and astronomy, to storytelling, music, fashion, kindness and so much more. Get your own copy of the book at your favourite bookstore, or online at Scribblean imprint of Scribe Publications.

2. Pig the Grub - written and illustrated by Aaron Blabey

Pig isn't just the greediest pug in the world, he is also the smelliest! But Pig loves the stench and will do anything to avoid having a bath! Get your own copy of the book at all good bookstores, or online at Booktopia. Published by Scholastic Australia

3. Tricky's Bad Day - written and illustrated by Alison Lester

Everyone has bad days, but poor little Tricky is having a terrible one! He tries to help, but just makes things worse...until Dad has a good idea. Published by Affirm Press, available at your favourite bookstore, or online

Tricky's Bad Day won the CBCA Book of the Year: Early Childhood 2019!

4. It's not Scribble to Me - written by Kate Ritchie, illustrated by Jedda Robaard

Just like this little bear, most kids love to draw, but sometimes paper isn't enough to hold their colourful, creative, expansive ideas. This is a sweet story, told from Little Bear's perspective, that most families can relate to. Published by Penguin Random House Australia. Get your own copy of the book online here.

5. Room on our Rock - written by Kate and Jol Temple, illustrated by Terri Rose Baynton

This sweet clever book can be read front to back, and then back to front! A seal family has had to flee its home and is now trying to find a place in the world. By flipping the narrative on its head, Kate and Jol help kids see that there's another side to every story. Published by Scholastic Australia. Get your own copy of the book here.

6. Go Go and the Silver Shoes - written by Jane Godwin, illustrated by Anna Walker

Go Go always gets hand-me-down clothes from her older brothers - except for shoes. So when she chooses a pair of extra special silver shoes, she wants to wear them everywhere! But then she loses one ... Buy your own copy of the book here, published by Penguin Random House Australia.

7. My Culture and Me - written and illustrated by Gregg Dreise

Gregg shares his connections to his culture in this book with his beautiful paintings and words. Culture, music and storytelling are an integral part of Gregg's family and their totem is the Dinewah (emu). Buy your own copy of the book here, published by Penguin Random House Australia. (While this book hasn't been nominated, we wanted to share it with you!)

Tune in at 5pm daily to hear our Story of the Week, or listen in our free mobile app.

Share episode

Hear more Stories Of The Week

Fashionista by Maxine Beneba-Clarke

In terms of fashion, kids know where it's at! They experiment freely with shape, colour, style and personal expression. Sometimes their fashion choices are incredible (and hilarious) gumboots paired with…

6 inspiring stories from the Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls podcast

This week Kinderling has teamed up with Rebel Girls to bring you an extra special Story of the Week Join 6 extraordinary women on their adventures in a selection of…

Who's Your Real Mum? By Bernadette Green

Families come in all shapes and sizes. Some kids have a mum and a dad, some kids have a grandma, some kids have two mums, some kids have one dad…

The Besties Make a Splash by Felice Arena

Ruby and Ollie have been besties forever! They love going to the beach, swimming in the surf, checking out rockpools and eating ice-cream of course. When Zac brings the coolest…

Nelson 1: Pumpkins and Aliens by Andrew Levins

Nelson is an ordinary kid in an ordinary family. Like a lot of kids, Nelson hates vegetables, and he has a few sneaky strategies to avoid eating them But when…

Maisie's Morning Chickens by Amy Molloy

Mornings weren’t Maisie’s favourite time of day...but things change when she meets someone who loves super early starts 'Who wakes up with a dance, a laugh and a flutter...can you