Animal rights is a perennial topic studied in schools throughout Australia. Teacher Librarian Dajo Finlayson has prepared a reading list of novels that will provide a sound basis for developing awareness of this always current always relevant subject. Now available here.
by Susannah McFarlane featuring artwork from four Australian illustrators: Beth Norling, Claire Robertson, Lucinda Gifford and Sher Rill Ng reviewed by Sue Wright The success of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Cavallari and Favilli triggered a welcome focus on stories which increase the visibility of women and girls from across history. Fairytales for Feisty Girls by Susannah McFarlane … Continue reading Fairytales for Feisty Girls
A nature poem for every day of the year Poems selected by Fiona Waters Illustrations by Frann Preston-Gannon Reviewed by Mia Macrossan Every now and then a book comes along that takes your breath away because it is so gorgeous, that makes you thrill to turn every page because every page is a delight, that … Continue reading I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree
Two new lists of recommended reading for young people have been added to theStoryLinks Resources page - Fairy Tales Retold: Selected titles for Older Readers - mainly suitable for readers in Years 10, 11 and 12 and Fairy Tales Retold for Younger Readers - mainly suitable for readers in Years 7, 8 and 9. The … Continue reading Fairy Tales Retold Reading Lists – New!
by Mia Macrossan Cherri Ryan's first picture book Spirit was published recently. Magnificently illustrated by Christina Booth it is the story of a little girl who builds a sail boat and calls it Spirit. She takes it for a trial in the garden pond. Spirit does well and that night the girl dreams of sailing … Continue reading StoryLinks Interviews Cherri Ryan
by Tjalaminu Mia, Jessica Lister, Cheryl Kickett-Tucker and Jaylon Tucker illustrated by Tracey Gibbs reviewed by Danielle Freeland This is the collaborative work of the four indigenous authors and forms part of the Waarda series of Indigenous stories. The four stories within the book give a rich account of family ties and life in the bush. The gentle … Continue reading Bush and Beyond: Stories from Country
by Alex Field illustrated by Owen Swan Reviewed by Maria Parenti-Baldey Happily, Ever After, The Little Mermaid is a retold story. It’s about Ariel, the little mermaid, who longed to see the world above. In this story Ariel is 14 going on 15 which makes it an excellent resource for children as they progress through … Continue reading Happily Ever After: The Little Mermaid