The Aussie Outback Children's Series
The Aussie Outback.com is an award winning series of children's books with music CDs plus our animated educational fun playing cards bringing delight to children all over Australia and the world
THE AUSSIE OUTBACK PARTY $17.50
Finalist 2009 Australian Bush Laureate Awards Children’s Poem Book of the Year and Winner TSA Songwriter’s Salute Awards “Children’s Song of the Year 2010. The first book in the series 28pp picture book with read-along CD featuring two songs. Illustrated, in vibrant colour and child-like images, it tells the story of a little girl who is invited to the annual Aussie Outback party by a very polite wombat. Written for 2–6 year olds the rhyming scheme is consistent and engaging with a rollicking, singsong rhythm that the young ones love.
THE AUSSIE OUTBACK SCHOOL $17.50
Winner 2010 Australian Bush Laureate Awards Children’s Poem Book of the Year + Winner TSA Songwriter’s Salute Awards.
The second book in the series, in same style-format as the first book, tells the tale of a sad wombat who feels he’s no good at anything at School and is feeling hopeless because he can’t yet read and write or keep up with the other animals in the playground. This School has one very important rule – “Everybody is Welcome”.
THE AUSSIE OUTBACK SONGBOOK $17.50
Nominated for 2013 Australian Bush Laureate Awards Children’s Poem Book of the Year + TSA Songwriter’s Salute
Awards + CMAA Golden Guitar Awards.
The third book in the series, same style and format as the previous two books, begins with a poem “The Music of the Bush” then features each song’s lyrics beautifully illustrated in vibrant colour. The collection of 10 original songs vary from “What Made the Kookaburra Laugh” a toe tapping, upbeat bluegrass tune to the calm and haunting harmonies of waltzing ballad “The Outback Lullaby. Novelty feel good songs including “Say G’day Mate”, “Don’t Forget Tasmania” and “Christmas in the Top End” have been favourites with the adults. Children love dancing to the actions as sung in “The Aussie Outback Gym”, the swinging “Billabong Song” and the upbeat country waltz rhythm of “Eric the Emu” with its beautiful moral message.
THE AUSSIE OUTBACK GOES BUMP IN THE NIGHT $17.50
This book aims to help children demystify their night time terrors by explaining how things that appear scary in the dark are often just everyday items. Using the same rollicking, upbeat rhyming pattern as the earlier books and illustrated with humour and an Australian theme, this book will appeal to toddlers and up.
Bump in the Night is beautifully illustrated with iconic Aussie animals on every page. As with all the Aussie Outback books, artist Penny's signature character
"Eric the Emu" is present on every page, sometimes hiding for young readers to find. There is also a page of Aussie animal "glow in the dark" stickers for children of all ages to enjoy.
THE AUSSIE OUTBACK PLAYING CARD "31-EMUS WILD" $9.95
This delightful animated set of cards features 12 iconic Australian animals with “Eric the Emu” as the wild card.
This educational card game was developed by Professor Brendan Bartlett PhD (Education) MA, BA, Dip Ed, as a fun way for children to gain confidence with their mathematics. For younger children, the cards can be used to develop fine motor skills and memory/logic techniques while playing old favourites such as “snap” or “pairs”. They can also be used to identify Australian animals, both images and words. Older children can play “31-Emus Wild” an educational game that encourages the children to practice mental arithmetic, counting on their fingers or using more advanced techniques such as “counting on” or “doubles and near doubles” commonly taught in early primary schooling.