In honor of our sweet friends Rob, Andrea, Matt and  Bella and you Australian blog readers, we will be celebrating Australia Day here in America with a couple of our favorite Aussie Books and some delicious ANZAC Biscuits.

We love, Koala Lou by Mem Fox and Pamela Lofts.


This book is a wonderful reminder for children that they do not need to do anything to earn their mother’s love.  A very sweet story with beautiful and expressive  illustrations!

Hear Mem Fox read Koala Lou,  here.

Another good book is Draw Aussie Animals by Marion & Steve Isham.


The book includes simple illustrations for drawing 14 extinct Australian animals.  You can find lots of free activity pages at their website. Your kids can draw this Tasmanian Devil, similar to one in Isham’s book.

Have a happy day!

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  1. Thankyou for remembering our day & the beautiful reminders. I hope your blog/website continues growing. We love it.

  2. Great books. I stopped by the zoo to say hello to my fellow Aussies seeing as I couldn’t be ‘home’ to celebrate.

  3. My daughters name is Sydney, so needless to say, we love everything Australia! Thanks for the book ideas. We can’t wait to go there on my daughters 16th birthday (which is 7 years away). 🙂

  4. What a nice treat, to hear the author read her book. I enjoyed it more than if I had tried to find it at the library and then read it to myself. Thank you. The cookies look delicious and thanks for telling the origin of the name.

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