Reading Lists

We are always working to extend our range of reading lists, often prompted by requests from teachers and customers.  If you have suggestions for additions to our lists, either for a new list or for a favourite to add to one of our lists, let us know!


Wordless Picture Books

Wordless picture books are fun, they encourate talk, they build pre-reading skills, they are good for recount activities and they are a clever way to introduce sophisticated issues into the classroom.


Refugee Picture Books

Refugee children have stories to tell, and these titles suggest the range of experiences they have suffered.  Their journeys have been physical and emotion


Starting School

We are often asked for books to ease the progression into school, so here are some of our favourites.


Picture Books for Grade 2

Here are our favourite picture books for reading to Grade 2 classes.  They take about 6 minutes each to read, and should elicit commentary from the students.


Picture Books from China

Here are some excellent picture books from Chinese writers and illustrators giving insight into Chinese culture.

Philosophical Picture Books

Here is a selection of picture books that introduce philosophical questions for young students.

The Big Orange Splot: When should we conform?

Harold and the Purple Crayon: What does it mean to pretend?  What is real?

Stellaluna: How do we know who we are?

The Three Questions: What is the meaning of life?

The Lorax: Can one person change the world?

Frederick: Are some forms of work more important than others?

The Odd Egg: Who am I?

Morris the Moose: How do you know what you know?

Frog and Toad Together: What is bravery?

Knuffle Bunny: What makes a word a word?

Four Feet, Two Sandals: Why do people share?

A Sick Day for Amos McGee: What is love?

I Wish You More: What's the meaning of life?

Two Tall Houses: What is friendship?

The Other Side: Why do people divide themselves from each other?

Let's Do Nothing: What does 'nothing' mean?

Love Picture Books

Sometimes, picture books say it best.

Mathematical Picture Books, Fiction and Nonfiction

Here are titles that focus on maths.  We have:

Pre Kinder Picture Books

Kinder to Grade 2 Picture Books

Grades 3 to 5 Books

Grades 6 to 8 Books

Grades 9 to 12 Books

Sports Picture Books and Chapter Books

 Here is a collection of stories of men and women striving to reach the top of their sport.