In honor of Australia Day celebrated on January 26, here are our top must-read middle grade books by Australian authors from 2021. We are looking forward to what 2022 will bring!

Dragon Skin by Karen Foxlee

From the bestselling and multi-award-winning author of Lenny’s Book of Everything comes a magical tale about a girl who saves a dragon and rescues her family.







The What on Earth Institute of Wonder by Lisa Nicol

When an elephant turns up in Larry, the town where nothing ever happens, Sal, Roy, Bartholomew and Hector, must solve the mystery and save it








Seven Wherewithal Way by Samantha-Ellen Bound

Celeste is having the worst summer ever, stuck at Gran’s house with her annoying little sister, until her cousin crash-lands a flying bus in their yard.