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Reading Resources for parents and teachers

Here are lists of recommended reading arranged alphabetically under headings that you will find useful when looking for books on particular topics.

New this month

Children’s Historical Fiction 

Here is the LONGLIST of the 2021 Book Links Children’s Historical Fiction Awards. All these books excel at developing an understanding and appreciation of history in children. They are also excellent at engaging and holding a child’s interest.

 

Indigenous Picture Books

To celebrate  NAIDOC WEEK 2021 here is a list of recent indigenous picture books that all children will enjoy. They range widely in subject matter, are enlightening about  Australia’s  indigenous heritage and all are stunning in colour and design.

Reading Lists A – Z

A
Aboriginal Peoples’ Stories Fiction and Non Fiction

Ancient Egypt *

Ancient Greece*

Ancient Origins*

Animal Rights

Ancient Rome*

Anzacs in Picture Books

Australian Animal Books for Younger Readers

Australian Animal Books for Ages 9 to 12

Autobiographies for Younger Readers

B

StoryLinks Best of the Best in 2020

Being Different

Body Image

NEW! Book Links 2021 Children’s Historical Fiction Award LONGLIST

Bushfires, Droughts and Floods

C

Christmas Books

D

Death, Grief and Loss in Picture Books

Death, Grief and Loss in fiction for Primary School

Death, Grief and Loss in fiction for Years 7-9

Death, Grief and Loss in fiction for Years 10-12

Disabilities 

Dragons in Picture Books 

Dragons in Fiction for primary school students

Dragons in Fiction Years 7-9

Dragons in Fiction Years 10-12

Dystopian fiction

E

Environmental fiction

F

Fairy tales retold for older readers

Fairy tales retold for younger readers

G

Graphic novels featuring Mighty Girls

H

NEW! Indigenous picture books

J

K

L

Learning Through Play in  Picture books

M

N

O

P

Q

R

Refugees

S

St Valentine’s Day Reading 

T

U

V

Verse Novels

The Vikings*

W

World War 1 resources

Y

Z

*Complements the year 7 HSS (Social Science) unit on Ancient civilisations for the Australian curriculum

For more lists of wider reading on a variety of Curriculum related topics please email Dajo at dajofinlayson@gmail.com or fill in the contact form below. She has more than 200 lists  – see titles in the  Literature Guide Listing . New and updated lists will also appear here regularly.

     

     

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