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.
This is the bibliography covering Activism from A to Z prepared by Dr Robyn Sheahan-Bright. It is an extensive list 14 pages long covering Black Lives Matter, Craftivism, Disability, Environment, Feminism, Globalism, LGBTQA, Mental Health, Nuclear conflict, Pandemic and quarantine issues, Refugees, Social media, Terrorism, Urban decay, Vox Populi, War, Xenophobia, Youth at risk and Zeitgeist.
Here is a list of fiction and memoirs about World War II suitable for students in the upper grades. Some of these accounts while ultimately uplifting, can be quite harrowing, so we advise that you read a title before you give it to a child. The resources are arranged by country starting with France and ending with Russia. There is an amazing wealth and variety of experience and emotion in these stories. The non fiction, comprising memoirs, biographies and autobiographies has all the power and impact of being based on real life events.
Anne Frank’s diary has become one of the most powerful memoirs of the Holocaust. Its message of courage and hope in the face of adversity has reached millions. Here are books written about her life and times by the people who knew her. They range from picture book biographies, novels, memoirs and more. Part of the reading resources on World War II.
Here is a list of fiction selected and prepared by Dajo Finlayson, a librarian all set in Europe during World War II, suitable mainly for students in years 7 to 9, but as always readers outside this category will also find them enjoyable and interesting. This period was traumatic and frightening for adults and children alike and here we have a list where people find the courage to overcome their fears and to also share in some love and laughter. The list includes classics and recent publications.
Here is a mix of titles, old and new guaranteed to enthral middle grade readers. They have been tried and tested by our readers and reviewers and I know you will find something that children of this age group will enjoy. Themes and settings range from home to history, fantasy to friendship, action and adventure, and everything in between. Most of these titles are readily available in your local library and I recommend a visit to stock up on some great holiday reading.
The StoryLinks readers and reviewers have had a lot of fun choosing, arguing, proposing and discarding from all the wonderful books published this year. Here is our list arranged in alphabetical order by title. The suggested age range is always approximate as a book’s reading level will depend on the tastes, experience and abilities of the reader. As Jackie French says ‘there’s no such thing as as a child who doesn’t read, they just haven’t found the right book’. When a child does find that ‘right book’ something special happens.
We hope that this list contains books that will bring you and your children joy and satisfaction.
Reading Lists A – Z
NEW! A is for Activism
Graphic Novels : Famous novels and plays as graphic novels
*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 email@example.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.