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

Australian Animal Books for Younger Readers

A list of picture books and fiction featuring  iconic Australian animals, ranging from favourite classics through to modern popular titles.

Australian Animal Books for Ages 9 to 12 

This list is aimed at older more confident readers and includes some information books as well as well-known classics and beloved favourites.

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

B

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.