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 for young people.

NEW THIS MONTH
Autobiographies for Younger Readers,

the companion to Biographies for Younger Readers

Awesome stories about real people, young and old, who have made a difference. People from all over the world who have overcome insuperable difficulties, who have triumphed over adversity and have succeeded in having fulfilling and satisfying lives.

Reading Lists A – Z

Aboriginal Peoples’ Stories Fiction and Non Fiction

Ancient Egypt *

Ancient Greece*

Ancient Origins*

Animal Rights

Ancient Rome*

Anzacs in Picture Books

Australian Animal Books for Younger Readers

Australian Animal Books for Ages 9 to 12

Autobiographies for Younger Readers

B

Being Different

Body Image

Bushfires, Droughts and Floods

C

Christmas Books

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 fiction

F

Fairy tales retold for older readers

Fairy tales retold for younger readers

G

H

J

K

L

Learning Through Play in  Picture books

M

N

O

P

Q

R

Refugees

S

St Valentine’s Day Reading 

T

U

V

Verse Novels

The Vikings*

W

World War 1 resources

Y

Z

*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  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.