Chapter Books about Australia: Audrey of the Outback, by Christine Harris.
Audrey of the Outback is like a Pippi Longstocking book, but written in the 1990s by a hip librarian, set in Australia, and with less problematic views. (Pippi’s author Astrid Lindgren apologized in the 1960s for the racism found in the Pippi trilogy, instances of anti-Asian hate, anti-Black statements, and anti-Polynesian references. While modern versions have had some editing done to them, they still contain examples of European imperialism, with Pippi being a princess of an island of “cannibals.”)
Back to Audrey of the Outback. Audrey lives in the Australian outback and goes on many adventures as a young girl.
The books can be hard to find in physical copy, but there’s a 3-for-1 of the Audrey of the Outback collection online if you get it in digital book form. Audrey of the Outback, Audrey Goes to Town, and Audrey’s Big Secret. This set of books has been compared to Anne of Green Gables, as well.
Videos for the Pumpkin Runner: Izzy’s Koala Rescue, on Netflix. Watch Izzy take care of a different koala each episode in this show about a koala rescue center. There’s a lot of focus on the Australian wildfires and how that destroys natural habitats for trees and the animals that survive in the forests.