Refugee Council of Australia

Picture books

This is for picture books.


The concept of war is illuminated in this delicately written book for young children aged 0-3.

Nadine Dreams of Home

Nadine doesn’t like her new life. She doesn’t speak the language, she can’t understand what’s going on, and more than anything, it’s just not home.

The Boy at the Back of the Class

Told with humor and heart, The Boy at the Back of the Class offers a child’s perspective on the refugee crisis, highlighting the importance of friendship and kindness in a world that doesn’t always make sense.


The journey of a group of animals who leave behind a leafless forest is described in this book through a series of incredibly moving photos.

What Is a Refugee?

Elise Gravel, author and artist of this clear, visual, and powerful picture book for young children, examines what it means to be a refugee.

Grandfather’s Journey

Allen Say’s grandfather made the journey from Japan to the United States when he was a young man and this story beautifully describes through text and illustrations the love that he and his grandson feel for both...