I love the philosophy of the series, printed on the back covers:
Every so often there comes a story so brilliant and lively and moving that it cannot be left in the past. Rediscover the magic of our country’s most memorable children’s books in this collection of stories too precious to leave behind.
The current list of titles includes:
The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay
A Fortunate Life by A B Facey
Hating Alison Ashley by Robin Klein
Playing Beattie Bow by Ruth Park
I Can Jump Puddles by Alan Marshall
Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay
Seven Little Australians by Ethel Turner
Taronga by Victor Kelleher
These books are suited to middle and YA fiction readers as well as adults. They would make a wonderful gift for an avid reader who enjoys exploring more detailed, thoughtful stories. New titles are added to the series periodically. You can find the full list of Penguin Australian Children’s Classics with ISBN and price details at the Penguin website.