Apr. 1 - May 30, 2021

Grades: K–5

“Grandma Poss made bush magic.
She made wombats blue
And kookaburras pink.
She made dingoes smile
And emus shrink.
But the best magic of all…was the magic that made Hush invisible.”

Hush loves being invisible! She can be squashed by koalas, slide down kangaroos, and stay safe from snakes. It’s a great life—until Hush realizes that, more than anything, she wants to know what she looks like. Join Hush and Grandma Poss on a quest that takes them away from their library and sends them criss-crossing through Australia in search of tasty treats. Mem Fox’s classic and vibrant tale is a celebration of family lore—how we make stories about who we are and what we can be.

Why we chose this book: Grappling with wanting to understand who and why they are is common for kids, and they will recognize their own worries and hopes through the magical world of possums Hush and Grandma Poss. Bonus! We had to cancel our touring production of Possum Magic before it got started last spring, so we are thrilled to revisit the story through our interactive kits.