Best Teen & Young Adult Australia & Oceania History Books
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1. F is for FART: Coloring Book: A rhyming ABC children's COLORING book about farting animals
Author: by J. Heitsch
Published at: Independently published (March 21, 2020)
This is a book COLORING about farts.Yes, farts. It’s also about ABCs, rhymes, and animals – but it’s mostly about farts, and making you and your loved ones laugh about farts. Each letter stands for an animal and is accompanied by a rhyme, which are all short and stinky – much like farts are stinky.
We hope you think this book stinks in all the right ways. What are the right ways?I’m glad you asked! We’ve got farts which smell, farts that BOOM, farts that splat, farts that upset your nose and send you for a tumble!
We’ve even got farts so bad you could use them in a rumble!Was it you?Was it me? No, of course not – it was the animals! We’ve got animals from Australia, China, and even Madagascar! We’ve got animals from the east and animals from the west; animals from near and animals from far!
We’ve got animals which fly high in the sky and those that swim deep in the sea! We’ve even got animals which are imaginary and some which are extinct, but keep that between you and me! Some are from rivers, some live in trees!
2. Women Heroes of World War II―the Pacific Theater: 15 Stories of Resistance, Rescue, Sabotage, and Survival (18) (Women of Action)
Author: by Kathryn J. Atwood
Published at: Chicago Review Press (October 1, 2016)
A Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People 2017 Glamorous American singer Claire Phillips opened a nightclub in manila, using the earnings to secretly feed starving American POWs. She also began working as a spy, chatting up Japanese military men and passing their secrets along to local guerrilla resistance fighters.
Australian Army nurse Vivian Bullwinkel, stationed in Singapore, then shipwrecked in the the Dutch East Indies, became the sole survivor of a horrible massacre by Japanese soliders. She hid for days, tending to a seriously wounded British soldier while wounded herself.
Humanitarian Elizabeth Choy lived the rest of her life hating war, though not her tormentors, after enduring six months of starvation and torture by the Japanese military police. In these pages, readers will meet these and other courageous women and girls who risked their lives through their involvement in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II.
Fifteen suspense-filled stories unfold across China, Japan, Malaya, Singapore, the Dutch East Indies, and the Philippines, providing an inspiring reminder of womens’ and girls’ refusal to sit on the sidelines around the world and throughout history. These womenwhose stories span 1932 to 1945, the last year of the warserved in dangerous roles as spies, medics, journalists, resisters, and saboteurs.
3. Bombs over Bikini: The World’s First Nuclear Disaster
Author: by Connie Goldsmith
Published at: Twenty-First Century Books (January 1, 2014)
In 1946, as part of the Cold War arms race, the US military launched a program to test nuclear bombs in the Marshall Islands of the Pacific Ocean. From 1946 until 1958, the military detonated sixty-seven nuclear bombs over the region’s Bikini and Enewetak Atolls.
The twelfth bomb, called Bravo, became the world’s first nuclear disaster. It sent a toxic cloud of radiation over Rongelap Atoll and other nearby inhabited islands. The testing was intended to advance scientific knowledge about nuclear bombs and radiation, but it had much more far-reaching effects.
Some of the islanders suffered burns, cancers, birth defects, and other medical tragedies as a result of radiation poisoning. Many of the Marshallese were resettled on other Pacific islands or in the United States. They and their descendants cannot yet return to Bikini, which remains contaminated by radiation.
And while the United States claims it is now safe to resettle Rongelap, only a few construction workers live there on a temporary basis. For Bombs over Bikini, author Connie Goldsmith researched government documents, military film footage, and other primary source documents to tell the story of the world’s first nuclear disaster.
4. Jungle Fighters: A Firsthand Account of the Forgotten New Guinea Campaign (Jules Archer History for Young Readers)
Author: by Jules Archer
Published at: Sky Pony; New edition (January 19, 2016)
In the early stages of the Pacific War, General Douglas MacArthur was expected to prevent the Japanese from taking Australia. With limited forces, MacArthur had to be tactical, and the key to the continent’s defense was the island of New Guinea, just above the northeast tip of Australia.
In order to defend New Guinea, MacArthur sent a small task force to Milne Bay, where the Coral Sea rounded the southeast tip of the island. His plan: to establish an airfield base for bomber and fighter planes that could attack enemy invasion convoys as they rounded the tip of New Guinea to attack Australia.
In the fall of 1941, at the age of twenty-six, Jules Archer joined the US Armed Forces. A few months later, he joined MacArthur as a member of the small task force being sent to New Guinea. With good reason not to expect to return alive, Archer and his troop were plunged into a new kind of war.
They fought in a jungle among a primitive Melanesian people, some tribes of which were headhunters. For nearly four years they endured in the distant jungle. This is an inside look at one of the lesser-known stories of one of the worst wars the world has known.
5. Let's Explore the Australian Outback: Australia Travel Guide for Kids (Children's Explore the World Books)
Author: by Baby Professor
December 20, 2015
The great Australian Outback has been the popular theme used in several movies and stories. The wide expanse of land features peoples and animals that are truly fascinated. Open the pages of this picture book to learn about quick facts that could help build a trove of rich and diverse information.
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6. Uluru, Australia's Aboriginal Heart
Author: by Caroline Arnold
Published at: Clarion Books (October 20, 2003)
Describes Uluru, formerly known as Ayers Rock, in Australia’s Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, its plant and animal life, and the country’s Aboriginal people for whom the site is sacred.
7. Around The Globe – Must See Places in Australia: Australia Travel Guide for Kids (Children's Explore the World Books)
Author: by Baby Professor
December 20, 2015
What are other things to see in Australia besides kangaroos and aborigines? Find out the answer in this exciting picture book. Learn about Australia’s landscapes, best places to visit, as well as the people’s culture and tradition too. This is a book that will take you from the beaches to the deserts of Australia in less than an hour.
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8. The Story of Australia
Author: by Robert Lewis
Published at: Penguin Random House Australia (May 1, 2017)
How did Australia’s earliest human inhabitants reach the island continent? Which discovery ushered in a new era of immigration, prosperity, and technological advancement? How did a far-flung colony and military outpost transform into one of the wealthiest and most peaceful nations in the modern world?
Dip into the pages to discover these answers and more. This detailed illustrated history of Australia journeys from the formation of the continent to the growth of a modern, thriving nation. Clear, accessible text offers explanations of key events and the people behind them.
From the enduring cultures of Australia’s Indigenous people, European exploration and colonization, and the tragic impacts of two world wars, The Story of Australia concludes with the exciting fast-paced development of the last decades of the 20th century. The Story of Australia draws on the National Museum of Australia’s rich collection of objects, photographs, and artifacts.
Entertaining, colorful, and inviting, The Story of Australia is the essential history resource for every home and library.
9. Hawaiian Legends Photo-book
Author: by George Tahara
Published at: Hi-Lite Publishing Company (July 1, 2005)
George Tahara’s Hawaiian Legends film series have gained worldwide fame and have won numerous national and international awards. These tales are authentic in their Hawaiian folklore history and represent a lifetime of dedication to preserving the rich heritage of the Hawaiian people.
Includes free 50 minute Hawaiian Legends Video
10. Where is Here?: 350 Years Of Exploring Australia
Author: by Tim Flannery
September 3, 2007
Where is Here?Is a concise version for young adults of Flannery’s classic anthology, The Explorers, including a revised introduction. The explorers of Australia were many and varied, beginning with Indigenous Australians. They often forged ahead for the Dutch, the French or the English explorers, looking for food, water and new territory.
Some explorers imagined a green land with a vast interior ocean. ‘The Great South Land’ was considered a place of monsters and miracles. Now that we are trying to imagine a sustainable future for our planet, these explorers tell us what the land was like and how the Indigenous Australians treated the environment.
In these exciting, heartbreaking diaries of the men and women who explored our country, young readers will get a sense of the freedom of travelling into the unknown. These amazing stories will inspire everyone to become passionate modern explorers, alive to our incredible environment.