New Reading List: Biographies for Younger Readers

Here are many books that will delight and interest everyone. Many publishers produce series aimed at a particular age range. Some are light on text and big on pictures. Many present the salient points of a person's life in a double page spread. For in depth treatment the reader needs to go to a single … Continue reading New Reading List: Biographies for Younger Readers

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