There is a great series of books that focus on significant men and women in Australian history. The “Meet…” series are a collection of picture books, and titles include “Meet”: Nellie Melba, Weary Dunlop, Douglas Mawson, Nancy Bird Walton, Don Bradman, Captain Cook, Banjo Paterson, Sidney Nolan, Mary MacKillop.
The books give an overview of the early life, challenges and successes of each iconic Australian. These books are an accessible introduction to biographies, designed for primary school kids (years 3-6), however younger kids will enjoy them if they are interested in the topic.
The books are available from Newcastle and Lake Mac Libraries, online and bookshops.