Reading Lists

Here are lists of recommended reading arranged under headings that you will find useful when looking for books on particular topics. Most  have been prepared by Dajo Finlayson, a teacher librarian of many years experience in choosing and recommending books to young people. For more lists of wider reading on a variety of Curriculum related topics  email her  dajofinlayson@gmail.com or fill in the contact form. She has more than 200 lists  – see titles in the  Literature Guide Listing . New and updated lists will also appear here regularly.

 

A

Aboriginal Peoples’ Stories Fiction and Non Fiction

Ancient Egypt *

Ancient Greece*

Ancient Origins*

Animal Rights

Ancient Rome*

Anzacs in Picture Books

B

Body Image

C

Christmas Books  New!

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

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 conservation

F

Fairy tales retold for older readers

Fairy tales retold for younger readers

R

Refugees

S

St Valentine’s Day Reading 

V

The Vikings*

W

World War 1 resources

*Complements the year 7 HSS (Social Science) unit on Ancient civilisations for the Australian curriculum