Read Aloud Books for Children in Upper Primary School

The following books are ones I have read aloud to my children and some of our favourites from the past two years. This collection is by no means exhaustive. As always, please read the books yourself to assess suitability for the children you intend to share the book with. The personal experiences and histories of […]

We Run Tomorrow

We Run Tomorrow by Nat Amoore with art by Mike Barry and published by Puffin Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House Australia is brimming with adventure and suspense as well as a (mostly) likeable cast of diverse characters. These are the types of characters you can’t help but cheer on; celebrate their wins with […]

What Snail Knows

Title: What Snail Knows Author: Kathryn Apel Illustrations by: Mandy Foot Publisher: University of Queensland Press – UQP Publication date: 1 February 2022 Themes: Belonging, acceptance, community, friendship, loneliness, introduced species, action and poverty. Additional notable information: Teachers’ Notes can be downloaded from the UQP website here. What Snail Knows by Kathryn Apel with charming […]

Footprints on the Moon – Book Review and Author Interview

Title: Footprints on the Moon Author: Lorraine Marwood Publisher: University of Queensland Press – UQP Publication date: February 2, 2021 Themes: family, sibling relationships, generational conflict, loss, grief, courage, the Vietnam War, protests, space exploration, friendship, bullying and poetry Additional notable information: Teachers’ Notes can be downloaded from the UQP website. ‘Footprints on the Moon’ […]