The Best Book List is a curated list of books that will be helpful for teachers and students in their classroom. Here’s the edition for May 2019. You can get regular recommendations by following me on Twitter or Facebook. Other posts you may enjoy: 7 Best AFL Football Books for Kids Oliver and Patch by Claire Freedman Teaching in Your First Years – 9 Practical Books To Help the GraduateRead More →

Alpacas with Maracas cover

Each year in Australia a picture book is chosen for a mass ‘read in’ otherwise known as the National Simultaneous Storytime, where at 11am on this day up to 1 million children are reading the same book at the same time. This year the Australian Library and Information Association has chosen Alpacas With Maracas. Alpacas With Maracas is the book chosen by for 2019. Written by Matt Cosgrove the storyRead More →

Best AFL Football Books for Kids

March in Melbourne (and now around Australia) signifies the return of AFL football – a sport that unites or divides supporters, depending on how well your team is going. Kids enjoy being involved in the sport but more and more they are enjoying the literature that is now being produced. Here are 7 of the best AFL football books for kids that would be perfect in your classroom or atRead More →

Oliver and Patch cover

ALERT: Click here to receive 25% off Oliver and Patch at The Book Depository “This post may be sponsored or contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small commission, at no cost to you, if you make a purchase through a link. See my full disclosure here.” Oliver and Patch is a highly recommended book to use in your classroom. This delightful story has a basic premise of aRead More →

“This post may be sponsored or contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small commission, at no cost to you, if you make a purchase through a link. See my full disclosure here.” This is a beautiful book to introduce your class to the themes of friendship, quirkiness and the desire to be valued.   Australian author Aaron Blabey takes us on a journey with little Sunday, a girlRead More →