Sunday, January 26, 2014

Australia Day

Did you know that today is Australia Day? Australia Day is the official national day of Australia, like our Independence Day (July 4th). It's celebrated on the 26th of January every year and marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Sydney Cove. Today Australians celebrate with family and friends, by reflecting on Australian history, and with citizenship ceremonies welcoming new immigrants to Australia.

Want to learn more about this wonderful country? Check out one or two of the following books on Australia:

Atlas of Australia by Karen Foster

Welcome to Australia by Mary Berendes

Australia by Dana Meachen Rau

Australia in Pictures by Ann Kerns

Spotlight on Australia by Bobbie Kalman

Explora Australia y Oceanía by Bobbie Kalman y Rebecca Sjonger

Or try one of these stories first published in Australia:

Noni the Pony by Alison Lester

Maudie and Bear by Jan Ormerod

The Biggest Frog in Australia by Susan Roth

Layla, Queen of Hearts by Glenda Millard

Moonrunner by Mark Thomason

The Warrior Sheep Down Under by Christine & Christopher Russell

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