THE FIRE WOMBAT - JACKIE FRENCH
As the bushfire swallowed up the world they knew, a wombat shared her burrow with other animals.
Longlisted in the 2021 Australian Book Industry Awards and a 2021 Children's Book Council Notable Book.
As the flames of a bushfire approach, one small wombat shelters with other animals in her burrow. But that is just the beginning of their journey to safety.
Based on events witnessed by Australian Children's Laureate Jackie French during the 2020 fires, and co-created with award-winning illustrator Danny Snell, this is a story of courage, compassion and survival, which saw people across Australia come together to save our wildlife from devastation.