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Worth a thousand words

21St December 2012

Reading picture books with children is widely recognised as one of the best things you can do for a child’s development.

In Worth a thousand words: the top 10 best Australian children's picture books Nicolas Reece (Public Policy Reseach Fellow at The University of Melbourne) shares his guide to the  ten Australian picture stories he wouldn't want our nation’s kids to leave childhood without having read:

1. Fox – Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks (2000)

2. The Hero of Little Street – Gregory Rogers (2010)

3. Animalia – Graeme Base (1986)

4. Possum Magic – Mem Fox, Julie Vivas (1983)

5. Amy and Louis – Libby Gleeson and Freeya Blackwood (2006)

6. Tiddalick The Frog Who Caused a Flood – Robert Roennfeldt (1980)

7. Imagine – Alison Lester (1989)

8. Where is the Green Sheep? – Mem Fox, Judy Horacek (2006)

9. Stanley Paste – Aaron Blabey (2009)

10. Diary of a Wombat – Jackie French and Bruce Whatley (2003)