A Home for Bilby


FISH - Foundation for Indigenous Sustainable Health


An engaging picture book that takes children on a journey through the Australian outback and the habitats of the animals that live there. Join Kangaroo, Emu, Platypus, Wombat and Koala as they help find a home for their new friend, Bilby.

Praise for A Home for Bilby

"A Home for Bilby is in many ways the archetypal children’s book. In a simple, straightforward writing style, the tale unfolds of a timid bilby who, with the help of some delightful Australian animals, finds the perfect home (and some new friends)... The attention to production detail and the small drawings included on each page make this book a joy."

2004 WA Premier's Book of the Year Award Judging Panel

About the Author

Joanne Crawford is descended from the Nhunda people of the Geraldton area of WA. She holds both a Bachelor of Arts in Education and a degree in Early Childhood Education, and has worked for many years on developing educational resources for school curriculums. Joanne is the author of I Remember,  A Home for Bilby (WA Premier’s Award for Best Children’s Book 2004) and Bilby and the Bushfire.

About the Illustrator

Grace Fielding was raised at the Wandering Mission south east of Perth, Western Australia. She lived in Broome for many years where she is well known for her unique style of art and fabric printing, combining traditional dot art with contemporary images. Grace has won the Crichton Award for Illustration, and the WA Premier's Children's Book Award. 

About the Book


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