New Reading List: Being Different

Being Different is an annotated list of novels and picture books for children and young adults about children with special abilities or disabilities. Many writers have tackled this challenging topic including Samantha Wheeler writing about her daughter in All the Things I've Never Said, Peter Carnavas sensitive re-imagining of Jessica's Box and James Moloney writing … Continue reading New Reading List: Being Different

NEW! Australian Animals Reading Lists

We have prepared two Reading Lists for use by teachers and parents. Australian Animal Books for Younger Readers features popular classics and many popular titles, written by awarded Australian children's writers,  all about iconic Australian animals with a recommended reading age  from babies to eight years old. The companion list, Australian Animal Books for Ages … Continue reading NEW! Australian Animals Reading Lists

New Reading List – Verse Novels

Verse novels have seen a resurgence in the last couple of years with several new writers choosing to write in verse and winning awards and prizes for their work. While previously novels written in verse were perhaps for a niche readership Sharon Kernot's The Art of Taxidermy, Sarah Crossan's Toffee and Elizabeth Acevedo's The Poet … Continue reading New Reading List – Verse Novels

New Reading List: Bushfires, Droughts & Floods

This has been a tough time for many people in Australia and children will be asking questions and looking for explanations. Here are some fiction titles that will help parents and teachers talk to children about what has happened. The list covers three major disasters that occur with distressing frequency in our country - bushfires, … Continue reading New Reading List: Bushfires, Droughts & Floods

Christmas Books Reading List

Yes, it is that time of year again. If you are thinking of starting a collection of Christmas books or just looking to add some gems to your collection here are some tried and true favourites, ranging over the humourous, the quirky, the Australian experience, the traditional and the sublimely beautiful. Have a look at … Continue reading Christmas Books Reading List