Oceania’s exotic, multi-island world includes several familiar places, such as New Zealand and Australia, but also contains many, many Pacific Islands with both familiar and unfamiliar names. This “continent” has widely divergent weather, geography, animals, and plant life. The books of Oceania tell of travel, animals, adventure, and culture, as well as the usual range from mystery and humor to religion and art. Read a few to find out why Australia and the surrounding areas have become a fascination for many. The Australian library associations and booksellers give awards to many excellent books yearly; however, some of the area’s very best their works are not available in the U.S. If you have difficulty getting some of these books from your library or Amazon.com, you may want to try an online Australian store.