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Reading Resources for parents and teachers

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

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To celebrate Halloween here are some titles that children in primary school may enjoy. The list  includes old favourites as well as recent publications and all are readily available. Spooky Books for Halloween for Readers in Primary School. Plus there is a new list of Young Adult graphic novels compiled by Sarah Custance. Our latest list of graphic novels is one featuring famous novels and plays (Austen, Shakespeare et al) turned into attractive graphic novels for secondary school readers, called Famous novels and plays as graphic novels, compiled by Dajo Finlayson. And finally a list of titles about different plagues and pandemics that teachers, parents and children will find interesting reading: Plagues & Pandemics Fiction .

 

Reading Lists A – Z 
A
Aboriginal Peoples’ Stories Fiction and Non Fiction

NEW! Afghanistan Reading Resources

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 : Famous novels and plays as graphic novels NEW

Graphic Novels for Middle Grade Readers NEW

Graphic-Novels-for-Younger-Readers NEW

Graphic Novels for Young Adults NEW

Graphic novels featuring Mighty Girls

H
Halloween Reading for Primary School NEW

NEW! Indigenous picture books

J
K
L

Learning Through Play in  Picture books

M
N
O
P

Plagues & Pandemics Fiction NEW

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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