Sept. 8 is International Literacy Day so it is time to make a renewed vow to be intentional when it comes to reading and our kids.
Non-fiction for early primary school
A captivating look at the daily adventures of a python through a mix of facts, narrative and illustrations. This book won't overwhelm the reader with information, but it does go into some of the gory details — particularly about the python's meal — that boys in particular will love.
Non-fiction for middle to upper primary school
Take a closer look at Australian animals through the eyes of early explorers as they try to work out what kind of animals this strange new land has. The author dramatises these encounters in a fresh and exciting way and then contrasts it with more current and accurate facts about the animals and their habitats.
Fiction novel for middle to upper primary school
This book takes a humorous and realistic look at school life through the perspective of different students. Written in verse, this sweet and amusing book cries out to be read aloud with your kids. Despite the title, this is a great read for boys as it is written in small, manageable chunks and has a great rhythm.
Fiction picture book for early to middle primary school
An original and fantastical story about a magic coat wasting away as a scarecrow in a field until a man decides to put it on and its power springs to life. The beautiful illustrations complement the text and draw the reader in to an imaginative world they won't want to leave.
Picture book for pre-school to early primary school
This delightfully illustrated picture book tells the story of a little girl who isn't looking forward to her first day of school. She hates that her suitcase makes her different from all the other students who are carrying backpacks and it is set to ruin her day until she realises that it helps her make friends and have fun.
Have you read any Australian children's books lately? What titles or authors would you recommend?
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