Ambleside Online Australian

* Much thanks to Jeanne from A Peaceful Day for sharing her family’s plans of how they Australianised Ambleside Online. 

See A Peaceful Day for reviews on the books Jeanne suggests for adding an Australian flavour to AO and her other Australian Book Reviews. 

* Much thanks to Carol from Journey and Destination for sharing how her family adapted Ambleside Online for Australia.

Scroll Journey and Destination labels such as: Towards an Australian CM Education, Ambleside Online for each year, Australian Books and Australian Curriculum and Substituting books for AO for all of Carol’s adaptions for AO.

Legend: AO Aust PD = A Peaceful Day recommendations

               AO Aust JD = Journey & Destination recommendations

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60 Classic Australian Poems for Children, cheng-christopherrogers-gregoryao-aust-pd|ao3-aust-pd6-14-yearsin-print
A Book for Kids, , , dennis-c-jdennis-c-jao-aust-pd|ao1-aust-pd|ma1b-aust5-12-yearsebook|in-print
A Bush Calendar, , , , , , mack-amybush|calendar|seasons|sydneyao-aust-jd|ao-aust-pd|ao7-aust-jd|ao7-aust-pd13-18-yearsout-of-print
A Fortunate Life, , , facey-a-bbush-life|gallipoli|world-war-oneao-aust-jd|ao7-aust-jdyoung-adultin-print
A Little Black Princess, , , gunn-jeannieelsey-station|katherineao-aust-jd|ao4-aust-jd|ma22-aust10-18-yearsin-print
A Little Bush Maid, , , , , bruce-mary-grantbillabongstation-lifeao-aust-jd|ao-aust-pd|ao3-aust-pd|ao5-aust-jd|ao6-aust-jd|ma22-aust10-18-yearsin-print
A Short History of Australia, , , , scott-ernestao-aust-jd|ao10-aust-jd|ao9-aust-jd|ma5-aust15-18-yearsebook|in-print
A Short History of Nearly Everything, , bryson-billao-aust-jd|ao10-aust-jd|ao9-aust-jd13-18-yearsin-print
All the Green Year, , charlwood-doncoming-of-age|mornington-peninsulaao-aust-jd|ao10-aust-jd13-18-yearsin-print
Animals of Australia in Colour, stevens-lylaao-aust-pd|ao3-aust-pd6-12-yearsout-of-print
Aroora the Red Kangaroo, , , , rees-lesliesingleton-johnkangaroos|mammals|marsupial-mammals|red-kangaroosao-aust-jd|ao2-aust-jd5-12-yearsout-of-print
Around the Boree Log, obrien-johnaustralian-bushao-aust-pd|ao5-aust-pd8-18-yearsin-print
Ash Road, southall-ivanbushfireao-aust-pd|ao7-aust-pd11-15-yearsin-print
Australian Backyard Astronomy, bhathal-ragbirao-aust-pd|ao6-aust-pd10-18-yearsin-print
Australian Backyard Explorer, macinnis-peterao-aust-pd|ao6-aust-pd10-14-yearsout-of-print
Australian Backyard Naturalist, macinnis-peterao-aust-pd|ao6-aust-pd10-18-yearsout-of-print
Australian Legendary Tales, , , , , , , parker-k-langlohbangate-station|euahlayi-people|goodooga|lightning-ridge|noongahburrah-people|traditional-storyao-aust-pd|ao2-aust-pd|ma22-aust8-14-yearsin-print
Australian Nature Studies, leach-j-aao-aust-pd|ao7-aust-pd13-18-yearsout-of-print
Back to Billabong, , bruce-mary-grantbillabongstation-lifeao-aust-pd|ao9-aust-pd|ma22-aust10-18-yearsin-print
Bennelong, , , , , phipson-joanstackpool-walteraustralians-in-history-seriesbennelong|eora-nation|gadigal-people|sydneyao-aust-pd|ao4-aust-pd|ma22-aust7-13-yearsout-of-print
Billabong’s Daughter, , bruce-mary-grantbillabongstation-lifeao-aust-pd|ao9-aust-pd|ma22-aust10-18-yearsebook
Bligh: Master Mariner, , mundle-rob1800-1810|governor-william-blighao-aust-jd|ao9-aust-jd15-18-yearsin-print
Bush Charms, chandler-l-gnatural-historyao-aust-pd|ao8-aust-pd13-18-yearsout-of-print
Bush Days, mack-amysydneyao-aust-pd|ao7-aust-pd13-18-yearsout-of-print
Bushland and Seashore, , hill-robinhill-robinbush|seashoreao-aust-pd|ao5-aust-pd8-18-yearsout-of-print
Bushland Stories, , , , mack-amyparables|sydneyao-aust-jd|ao-aust-pd|ao2-aust-pd|ao3-aust-jd6-12-yearsin-print
Captain Cook, maclean-alistaircaptain-james-cookao-aust-jd|ao9-aust-jdyoung-adultin-print
Captain Cook Explores the South Seas, , sperry-armstronglandmark1760-1770|captain-james-cookao-aust-jd|ao4-aust-jd8-18-yearsout-of-print
Captain Jim, bruce-mary-grantbillabongwar-effort-englandao-aust-pd|ao8-aust-pd10-18-yearsin-print
Children of the Dark People, davison-frank-dalbypre-1788ao-aust-pd|ao4-aust-pd11-15-yearsout-of-print
Complete Adventures of Blinky Bill, , , wall-dorothykoalasao-aust-jd|ao-aust-pd|ao1-aust-pd|ao2-aust-jd5-12-yearsin-print
Currency Lass, , reeson-margaretmary-hassall|sydneyao-aust-jd|ao9-aust-jd15-18-yearsout-of-print
Devil’s Hill, chauncy-nanao-aust-jd|ao3-aust-jd11-15-yearsin-print
Doctor Hunger & Captain Thirst, hooper-meredithao-aust-jd|ao5-aust-jd10-18-yearsout-of-print
Emu, saxby-clairebyrne-grahamnature-storybooksemuao-aust-jd|ao1-aust-jd4-12-yearsin-print
Famous Australian Birds, kaplan-giselaao-aust-pd|ao2-aust-pd6-18-yearsout-of-print
February Dragon, , thiele-colinbushfireao-aust-pd|ao5-aust-pd|ma22-aust10-14-yearsin-print
First Studies in Plant Life, gillies-williamplantsao-aust-jd|ao7-aust-jd12-17-yearsebook
Flinders: The Man Who Mapped Australia, mundle-robmatthew-flindersao-aust-jd|ao9-aust-jd15-18-yearsin-print
Flynn of the Inland, , , idriess-ionjohn-flynn|royal-flying-doctorsao-aust-jd|ao10-aust-jd|ma5-austyoung-adultin-print
From Billabong to London, , bruce-mary-grantbillabongstation-lifeao-aust-pd|ao6-aust-pd|ma22-aust10-18-yearsebook
Goldseekers, , knudsen-gretasandor-evabathurstao-aust-pd|ao5-aust-pdacela1500|acela15026-14-yearsout-of-print
Gully of Gold, , clark-mavis-thorpe1850-1860|ballarat-goldfieldsao-aust-pd|ao5-aust-pd10-14-yearsout-of-print
Henry Lawson Stories and Poems, lawson-henryhuxley-deeao-aust-pd|ao6-aust-pd10-18-yearsout-of-print
History of Australia, , , , , , , , clark-manning|ferrier-susanne|hooper-meredithao-aust-jd|ao-aust-pd|ao4-aust-jd|ao4-aust-pd|ao5-aust-jd|ao5-aust-pd|ao6-aust-jd10-14-yearsout-of-print
I Can Jump Puddles, , , marshall-alanbush-life|polioao-aust-jd|ao9-aust-jd|ma5-austyoung-adultin-print
I Find Australia, hatfield-williamgeographyao-aust-jd|ao11-aust-jd15-18-yearsout-of-print
James Cook, Royal Navy, , , finkel-georgecaptain-james-cookao-aust-jd|ao-aust-pd|ao4-aust-jd|ao4-aust-pd8-14-yearsout-of-print
James Ruse: Pioneer Wheat Farmer, , , , chapman-jeanconvict-emancipist|james-ruse|sydney|wheat-farmerao-aust-jd|ao4-aust-jd8-12-yearsout-of-print
Jim and Wally, bruce-mary-grantbillabongworld-war-oneao-aust-pd|ao7-aust-pd10-18-yearsout-of-print
John of Sydney Cove, , , , , chadwick-doris1780-1790|sydneyao-aust-jd|ao-aust-pd|ao4-aust-jd|ao5-aust-pd|ma1b-aust5-14-yearsin-print
John of the Sirius, , , , , , chadwick-doris1780-1790|first-fleet|sydneyao-aust-jd|ao-aust-pd|ao4-aust-jd|ao4-aust-pd|ma1b-aust5-14-yearsin-print
Karalta, bruce-mary-grantwar-evacueeao-aust-pd|ao6-aust-pd12-17-yearsout-of-print
Kookanoo and Kangaroo, durack-marydurack-elizabethao-aust-pd|ao4-aust-pd5-10-yearsout-of-print
Little Dragons of The Never Never, , mcfadyen-ellathorny-devil|thorny-dragonao-aust-pd|ao3-aust-pd6-10-yearsout-of-print
Longtime Passing, , brinsmead-hesbablue-mountains|swagmanao-aust-pd|ao7-aust-pd10-14-yearsout-of-print
Maggie the Magnificent, thompson-c-kc-k-thompson-collectionmagpiesao-aust-pd|ao1-aust-pd8-18-yearsin-print
Magic Australia, mass-nurigeographyao-aust-pd|ao2-aust-pd6-14-yearsin-print
Magpie Island, , , thiele-colinhaldane-rogereyre-peninsula|magpiesao-aust-jd|ao1-aust-jd|ao2-aust-jd6-12-yearsout-of-print
Margaret Catchpole, , , , donkin-nancebell-edwinaaustralians-in-history-serieshawkesbury|margaret-catchpole|midwifeao-aust-jd|ao5-aust-jd|ma22-aust7-13-yearsout-of-print
Mates at Billabong, , , , bruce-mary-grantbillabongstation-lifeao-aust-jd|ao-aust-pd|ao4-aust-jd|ao4-aust-pd|ma22-aust10-18-yearsin-print
Matthew Flinders, , , , finkel-georgehatcher-victoraustralians-in-history-seriesmatthew-flindersao-aust-jd|ao-aust-pd|ao4-aust-jd|ao4-aust-pd|ma22-aust7-13-yearsout-of-print
Monarch of the Western Skies, , thompson-c-kc-k-thompson-collectioneagles|wedge-tailed-eagleao-aust-jd|ao4-aust-jd8-18-yearsin-print
My Brilliant Career, , , franklin-milesao-aust-jd|ao-aust-pd|ao12-aust-jd|ao9-aust-pdyoung-adultin-print
My Love Must Wait, hill-ernestinematthew-flindersao-aust-jd|ao9-aust-jdyoung-adultebook
Nature Studies in Australia, , , gillies-williamao-aust-jd|ao10-aust-jd|ao8-aust-jd12-17-yearsebook|out-of-print
Ned Kelly, , clune-frankstackpool-walteryoung-australia-series1870-1880|ned-kellyao-aust-pd|ao5-aust-pd7-13-yearsout-of-print
News from Nature: A Selection of Seasonal Gossip, chisholm-alec-hnatural-historyao-aust-pd|ao8-aust-pd13-18-yearsout-of-print
Norah at Billabong, , bruce-mary-grantbillabongstation-lifeao-aust-pd|ao5-aust-pd|ma22-aust10-18-yearsin-print
Nowhere to Hide, , , clark-mavis-thorpeprisoner-war-camp|war-homefront|world-war-twoao-aust-pd|ao6-aust-pd11-15-yearsout-of-print
Old Bob’s Birds, thompson-c-kao-aust-pd|ao1-aust-pd5-12-yearsin-print
Open Air Studies in Australia, chapman-fredrickgeologyao-aust-pd|ao8-aust-pd13-18-yearsout-of-print
Our Australasian Story, , marshall-h-eao-aust-pd|ao3-aust-pd|ma22-aust8-18-yearsin-print
Our Australian Girl: Meet Poppy, , , , , wang-gabrielleour-australian-girl1860-1870|aboriginal-mission|chinese-aboriginal|echuca|stolen-generationao-aust-pd|ao4-aust-pd8-12-yearsin-print
Our Sunburnt Country, , , , , baillie-arthurao-aust-jd|ao-aust-pd|ao4-aust-jd|ao4-aust-pd|ao5-aust-pd|ma22-aust6-12-yearsin-print
Pastures of the Blue Crane, , , , , brinsmead-hesbafamily|grandfathers|grandparents|murwullimbah|north-coastao-aust-pd|ao9-aust-pdyoung-adultin-print
Radio Rescue!, , , jolly-janeingpen-robertpedal-radio|royal-flying-doctors|school-of-the-airao-aust-jd|ao1-aust-jd5-10-yearsout-of-print
River Murray Mary, , , , thiele-colin1920-1930|murray-riverao-aust-pd|ao1-aust-pd|ao4-aust-pd|ma1b-aust6-12-yearsebook
River Rivals, , , , mudie-iancunningham-walteraustralians-in-history-seriesfrancis-cadell|murray-river|william-randellao-aust-jd|ao5-aust-jd|ma22-aust7-13-yearsout-of-print
Sarli the Barrier Reef Turtle, , , rees-lesliecunningham-waltergreat-barrier-reef|reptiles|turtlesao-aust-jd|ao2-aust-jd5-12-yearsout-of-print
Scotty in Gumnut Land, gibbs-maygibbs-mayao-aust-pd|ao2-aust-pd6-14-yearsout-of-print
Seven Little Australians, , , , , turner-ethelwoolcott-familyfamily|sydneyao-aust-jd|ao-aust-pd|ao3-aust-jd|ao3-aust-pd|ma22-aust12-17-yearsin-print
Shy the Platypus, , , rees-lesliecunningham-waltermammals|monotreme-mammals|platypusao-aust-jd|ao2-aust-jd5-12-yearsout-of-print
Silvertail The Story of a Lyrebird, watson-inacunningham-walterlyrebirdao-aust-jd|ao1-aust-jd5-12-yearsout-of-print
Storm Boy, , thiele-colincoorong|pelicansao-aust-pd|ao3-aust-pd8-14-yearsin-print
Stowaway, , hesse-karen1760-1770|captain-james-cookao-aust-jd|ao4-aust-jd10-14-yearsin-print
Stradbroke Dreamtime, , , nunukul-oodgeroobancroft-bronwynshort-story|stradbroke-island|traditional-storyao-aust-jd|ao5-aust-pd5-14-yearsin-print
Sun on the Stubble, , , thiele-colinbarossa-valleyao-aust-jd|ao-aust-pd|ao6-aust-jd|ao6-aust-pd10-14-yearsout-of-print
Switherby Pilgrims, , spence-eleanor1820-1830|south-coastao-aust-jd|ao5-aust-jd8-14-yearsout-of-print
Tangara, chauncy-nantime-slipao-aust-jd|ao7-aust-jd11-15-yearsout-of-print
The 10 Bushcraft Books, graves-richardbushcraftao-aust-jd|ao8-aust-jd10-18-yearsin-print
The Adventures of Burke and Wills, clune-frankburke-willsao-aust-pd|ao5-aust-pd8-12-yearsout-of-print
The Animals Noah Forgot, paterson-a-bao-aust-pd|ao2-aust-pd4-12-yearsebook
The Aussie Crusaders, , bowes-josephwar-middle-east|world-war-oneao-aust-pd|ao5-aust-pd12-17-yearsin-print
The Australian Twins, rooke-daphnebirotwinsao-aust-jd|ao3-aust-jd6-10-yearsout-of-print
The Bight, thiele-colinmckelveygreat-australian-bightao-aust-jd|ao8-aust-jd12-17-yearsout-of-print
The Buccaneer Explorer, , dampier-william|norris-geraldwilliam-dampierao-aust-jd|ao9-aust-jd13-18-yearsin-print
The Bush Boys, , tierney-jamesthomson-mary-katebush-boysblue-mountains|campingao-aust-jd|ao3-aust-jd9-15-yearsebook
The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, gibbs-maygibbs-mayao-aust-pd|ao1-aust-pd5-12-yearsin-print
The Courteous Savage: Yagan of Swan River, , , , durack-marydurack-elizabethindigenous-warriors|noongar-people|swan-river|yaganao-aust-pd|ao5-aust-pd8-12-yearsout-of-print
The Drover’s Wife, lawson-henryshort-storyao-aust-pd|ao4-aust-pd13-18-yearsin-print
The Dutchman Bold: Abel Tasman, , finkel-george1640-1650|abel-tasmanao-aust-jd|ao4-aust-jd10-14-yearsout-of-print
The Endeavour Journal of Joseph Banks, , banks-joseph|brunton-pauljoseph-banksao-aust-jd|ao9-aust-jd15-18-yearsout-of-print
The Family at Misrule, , turner-ethelwoolcott-familyfamily|sydneyao-aust-pd|ao4-aust-pd12-17-yearsin-print
The Flyaway Highway, lindsay-normanao-aust-pd|ao3-aust-pd8-12-yearsin-print
The Flying Doctor, , brown-barryjohn-flynn|royal-flying-doctorsao-aust-pd|ao6-aust-pd10-14-yearsout-of-print
The Fortunes of Richard Mahony, , richardson-henry-handelballarat-goldfieldsao-aust-jd|ao11-aust-jd|ao12-aust-jdyoung-adultin-print
The Life of Captain James Cook, beaglehole-j-ccaptain-james-cookao-aust-jd|ao9-aust-jd15-18-yearsin-print
The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders, scott-ernestmatthew-flindersao-aust-jd|ao9-aust-jdin-print
The Life Of Laperouse, , scott-ernestlaperouseao-aust-jd|ao9-aust-jd13-18-yearsebook|out-of-print
The Life of Matthew Flinders, estensen-miriammatthew-flindersao-aust-jd|ao9-aust-jd15-18-yearsin-print
The Lighthorsemen, , , mitchell-elyneaustralian-light-horse-brigade|battle-of-beersheba|war-middle-eastao-aust-pd|ao5-aust-pd13-18-yearsout-of-print
The Little Grammar People, mass-nurigrammarao-aust-pd|ao4-aust-pd8-12-yearsin-print
The Little Wooden Horse, , , wilson-markwilson-markchild-convict|orphans|sydneyao-aust-pd|ao4-aust-pd5-12-yearsin-print
The Magic Pudding, , lindsay-normanlindsay-normanao-aust-pd|ao2-aust-pd6-14-yearsebook|in-print
The March of Mother Duck, , thiele-colinmilton-maryadelaide|ducksao-aust-jd|ao1-aust-jd5-12-yearsout-of-print
The Muddle-headed Wombat, park-ruthyoung-noelaao-aust-pd|ao2-aust-pd6-12-yearsout-of-print
The Nargun and the Stars, , wrightson-patriciaaboriginal-mythology|hunter-valleyao-aust-pd|ao8-aust-pd13-18-yearsout-of-print
The Old Man River Of Australia, , , , pirani-leilacunningham-waltergeography|murray-riverao-aust-jd|ao-aust-pd|ao4-aust-jd|ao4-aust-pd8-14-yearsout-of-print
The Randy, , sanders-dorothy1940-1950|ship-voyageao-aust-pd|ao6-aust-pd9-15-yearsin-print
The Return of the Word Spy, dubosarsky-ursulariddle-tohbyword-spygrammarao-aust-pd|ao7-aust-pd12-17-yearsin-print
The Silver Brumby, , , mitchell-elynebrumbies|horses|snowy-mountainsao-aust-jd|ao4-aust-jd10-18-yearsin-print
The Singing Wire, , , , , pownall-evestackpool-walteraustralians-in-history-series1870-1880|charles-todd|engineer|overland-telegraphao-aust-jd|ao5-aust-jd|ma22-aust7-13-yearsout-of-print
The Story of Australia, , , childcraftao-aust-jd|ao1-aust-jd|ao2-aust-jd|ao3-aust-jdout-of-print
The Story of Australia for Boys and Girls, bryant-josephao-aust-pd|ao5-aust-pd10-14-yearsout-of-print
The Story of Karrawingi the Emu, , rees-lesliecunningham-walteremuao-aust-jd|ao2-aust-jd|ao4-aust-jd5-12-yearsout-of-print
The Way of the Whirlwind, , durack-marydurack-elizabethkimberley|traditional-storyao-aust-pd|ao1-aust-pd5-12-yearsout-of-print
The Wilderness, , mack-amycalendar|sydneyao-aust-jd|ao10-aust-jd13-18-yearsout-of-print
The Wonderland of Nature, , , , mass-nurinature-study|scienceao-aust-jd|ao-aust-pd|ao1-aust-pd|ao3-aust-jd6-14-yearsin-print
The Word Spy, dubosarsky-ursulariddle-tohbyword-spygrammarao-aust-pd|ao7-aust-pd12-17-yearsin-print
They Live in Australia, pownall-evecunningham-walterao-aust-pd|ao4-aust-pd6-12-yearsout-of-print
Thiele Tales: Three Long Stories for Children, , , , thiele-colinbunyip|flash-flood|flinders-ranges|tiger-snakeao-aust-pd|ao2-aust-pd6-14-yearsout-of-print
Tiger Cat, , , , thompson-c-kc-k-thompson-collectionmammals|marsupial-mammals|quoll|tiger-catao-aust-jd|ao5-aust-jd8-18-yearsin-print
Tiger in the Bush, , , , , chauncy-nanextinct-animals|mammals|marsupial-mammals|tasmanian-tiger|thylacineao-aust-jd|ao7-aust-jd11-15-yearsin-print
Trim: the Story of A Brave Seafaring Cat, , , , flinders-matthewmatthew-flindersao-aust-jd|ao-aust-pd|ao2-aust-pd|ao4-aust-jd|ma1b-aust11-15-yearsin-print
Two-Thumbs the Koala, , , rees-lesliesenior-margaretkoalas|mammals|marsupial-mammalsao-aust-jd|ao2-aust-jdout-of-print
Verity of Sydney Town, , , , williams-ruth1810-1820|parramatta|sydneyao-aust-jd|ao5-aust-jd|ma1b-aust5-14-yearsout-of-print
Victorian Readers: Set 8 Books, , education-department-victoriareadersao-aust-pd|ao1-aust-pd|ao2-aust-pd5-14-yearsout-of-print
Warrigal the Warrior, , , , thompson-c-kc-k-thompson-collectiondingo|mammals|placental-mammalsao-aust-jd|ao3-aust-jd|ao4-aust-jd8-18-yearsin-print
Wilderness Orphan, , , cottrell-dorothykangaroos|mammals|marsupial-mammalsao-aust-pd|ao3-aust-pd6-12-yearsout-of-print

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