Summer Holiday Reads | Australian authors

If you are looking for your next holiday read, then Australia has some fabulous award-winning authors. There is something magical about a story that is set in a location you are familiar with. Picturing the landscape or visualising the streets and buildings adds to the enjoyment and immerses you into the story.

If you have favourite authors you have been reading for years or are keen to discover some new talent, then here is a guide to some recent Australian releases.

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Libraries have a large range of titles written by Australian authors, both fiction and non-fiction. Drop into your local Sunshine Coast Libraries location to find your next holiday read or download one of our popular eBooks or Audiobooks from our extensive eLibrary.


Boost your resilience with these eBooks:

To get started download the cloudLibrary and Libby apps. Select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and passwords.


Listen anywhere, anytime with these eAudiobooks:

To get started, download the BorrowBox and Libby apps, select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password. 


Stream these eMovies stories of resilience on Beamafilm:

  • Lion – based on the book A Long Way From Home by Saroo Brierley (PG).
    Saroo gets separated from his family at the age of five and is adopted by an Australian couple. He returns to India 25 years later to search for his birth parents.
  • Careful, he might hear you – based on the novel by Sumner Locke Elliott (PG).
    An orphaned boy becomes a pawn in a bitter family feud.
  • Storm boy – based on the novel by Colin Thiele (G).
    Mike, a.k.a. Storm Boy, lives with his recluse father on South Australia’s lonely and beautiful coast. Here his spirit roams with this pet pelican, Mr Percival.

First time customer, select Add Library Card and enter your member number and password. Create a Beamafilm account, then verify your email address.  

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