Season 7 - Episodes 5 & 6 - An Australian Adventure

An Australian Adventure

Lauren, the Reading Bug and the Spelling Bee are headed for an amazing adventure in the land down under - and you can join them! Explore the country and see all the incredible wildlife that lives there!

Books Mentioned in this Podcast

Fiction: 
The Koala Who Could Cover Image
By Rachel Bright, Jim Field (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781338139082
Availability: On Our Store Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - October 31st, 2017

Kevin the koala loves every day to be the same, where it's snug and safe. But when change comes along, will Kevin embrace all the joys that come with trying something new?


Marsupial Sue Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780689843945
Availability: In Our Warehouse - Expected arrival in 2-5 days
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2001

Lithgow picture book is a whimsical song-set-to-pictures that features malcontented Marsupial Sue, unhappy because kangaroo-hopping "rattled her brain" and "gave her migraine, a backache, sideache and tummyache, too." So the kangaroo sets off to find kindred spirits among other Australian animals. (Though all she finds is howling pain when she falls out of the koalas' tree and "typhoid, pneumonia, colic, and gout" from her seaside dallying with the platypuses.)


Aussie Kid Adventures Cover Image
$15.59
ISBN: 9781788302135
Availability: In Our Warehouse - Expected arrival in 2-5 days
Published: Olympia Publishers - July 25th, 2019

Twins Harry and Georgie live in Australia and will take you on a family camping trip away, where half of the fun is in their road trip journey, through the Stirling Ranges to get to their favorite beach side destination. Enjoy the many fun activities and friendships they make along the way.


Great Reef Games (Race the Wild #2) Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780545773546
Availability: On Our Store Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - April 28th, 2015

Sage is used to being the fastest runner, the quickest climber, and the strongest swimmer around. And she's also used to taking charge. But when the second race course has the red team diving underwater to explore the Great Barrier Reef, it's trusting her teammates that matters most.


Middle School: Escape to Australia Cover Image
By James Patterson, Daniel Griffo (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9780316272629
Availability: In Our Warehouse - Expected arrival in 2-5 days
Published: Jimmy Patterson - March 6th, 2017

In this adventurous installment of James Patterson's bestselling Middle School series, everyone's favorite underdog hero Rafe Khatchadorian is headed to the dangerous wilds of Australia!


Non-Fiction: 
Over in Australia: A down under baby animal counting book (Our World, Our Home) Cover Image
By Marianne Berkes, Jill Dubin (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781728243795
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Published: Dawn Publications - October 12th, 2021

A fun book to learn about animals that are unique to Australia.


Super Marsupials: Kangaroos, Koalas, Wombats, and More (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062495297
Availability: In Our Warehouse - Expected arrival in 2-5 days
Published: HarperCollins - June 18th, 2019

Kangaroos, tree kangaroos, koalas, Tasmanian devils, wombats, opossums, and sugar gliders are all amazing animals! What else do these animals all have in common? They are marsupials!


Animals of the Australian Outback Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781682801192
Availability: In Our Warehouse - Expected arrival in 2-5 days
Published: Baby Professor - November 15th, 2015

Filled with real-life pictures, this book shows the diversity of animal life in Australia, making it easy for kids to fall in love with every page.


DK Reader Level 2: Meet the Quokkas! (DK Readers Level 2) Cover Image
By DK
$4.99
ISBN: 9781465493194
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Published: DK Children - July 21st, 2020

Fascinating facts are paired with adorable photographs of quokkas, marsupials who live in Australia, providing an ideal balance of words and images for children learning to read.


Marsupials: Amazing Pictures & Fun Facts of Animals in Nature Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780994600950
Availability: In Our Warehouse - Expected arrival in 2-5 days
Published: Aurora - June 30th, 2016

Bestselling children’s author Kay de Silva presents “Marsupials”. The book uses captivating illustrations and carefully chosen words to teach children about "the pouched mammal”. This series is known for its beautiful full-color images.


Who Was Steve Irwin? (Who Was?) Cover Image
By Dina Anastasio, Who HQ, Jim Eldridge (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780448488387
Availability: On Our Store Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Workshop - May 19th, 2015

Steve Irwin was a crocodile trapper who founded a wild animal park in Australia and later was the star of the well known television series, The Crocodile Hunter.


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