Australia Unit Study: Books and Resources (5 Days of Country Unit Studies) and a FREE Country Study Packet

This post is part of a 5 Days of Country Unit Studies series. At the bottom of the post, you can find links to all of the country unit studies in the series as well as a link to your FREE My Country Study packet.

Australia is the only country that is also an entire continent. It's fun for kids to learn about because it has a unique ecosystem and animals that can't be found anywhere else in the world.

Australia unit study

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A Smart Kids Guide to Amazing Australia by Liam Saxon (elementary)
Over In Australia: Amazing Animals Down Under by Marianne Berkes (preschool+)
Australia's ABCs: a Book About the People and Places of Australia by Sarah Heiman (kindergarten and elementary)
D is for Down Under: An Australian Alphabet by Devin Scillion (elementary)
This is Australia by Miroslav Sasek (upper elementary)
Not for Parents Australia: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know by Lonely Planet (upper elementary)
Australia and Oceania(True Books) by Mel Friedman (elementary)
Diary of a Wombat by Jackie French (preschool+)
Australia (Rookie Read About Geography) by Rebecca Eileen Hirsch (elementary)
Australia (Seven Continents) by Xavier W. Niz (elementary)


National Geography Kids Australia page
Kids World Travel Guide: Australia
AtoZ Kids Stuff Australia page- has information, activity ideas, and videos
Science for Kids Australia country facts page
Duckster's Australia and Oceania geography page
Tristan's Oz- a very complete site started by a 14 year old Australian who wanted to teach people about his country

Activities, Games, and Hands-on Resources

Watch and read this video book all about Australia.
Download and print the Tell Me About Australia book from the Australian Embassy's kids' page.
Choose one of these Australian recipe favorites and prepare an Australian dish.
Make collages with this Australian wattle craft.
Create your own Aboriginal art dot paintings. This site has great information about it as well as a video and pictures.
Use this freebie with several printables about Australia from Teachers Pay Teachers for kindergarteners.

Other country studies in this series:


Don't forget to pick up your FREE My Country Study printable pack here.

Printable country study pack

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  1. That is New Zealand's flag your using to advertise for your Australia Unit Study.

    1. Thank you so much for telling me. I should have been more careful, but it came up when I searched for an Australian flag. I am off to change it right now!


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