Every teacher can testify to the engagement received by their students when offered to be read a story. Whether it be from a picture book or novel, stories bring so much enjoyment to children’s lives. The added bonus is that they can also be great tools for linking various content areas of the Australian Curriculum.

I have gathered a list of books that I highly recommend for Year 6 Teachers to use as they are teaching to the Australian Curriculum throughout the year. I have sorted these books into curriculum content areas but you will quickly notice that most of the books link to other content areas making them great tools for the time-poor Australian Teacher. (please note the following list contains affiliate links)


Midsummer Knight
What a Wonderful Word: A Collection of Untranslatables from Around the World
Punctuation Takes a Vacation
Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster
Who Ordered the Jumbo Shrimp.
The Absolutely Awful Alphabet


Measurement and Geometry
Spaghetti and Meatballs for All
Telling Time: How to Tell Time on Digital and Analog Clocks!
Mathstart Hamster Champs (MathStart 3)

Numbers and Algebra
Riddle-Iculous Math
Polar Bear Math
If You Made a Million
Piece = Part = Portion: Fractions = Decimals = Percents
Betcha! (MathStart 3)
On Beyond a Million: An Amazing Math Journey
The Grizzly Gazette (MathStart 3)
Less Than Zero (MathStart 3)
If Dogs Were Dinosaurs
If You Hopped Like a Frog
Is a Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There Is?


Earth and Space Sciences
Mallee Sky
The Storm
River Friendly, River Wild


Boy From Bowral: The Story Of Sir Donald
A Day to Remember
Do Not Forget Australia
The Journey
The Little Refugee
Migrations: Open Hearts, Open Borders
My Name is Not Refugee
My Place
The Night We Made The Flag: A Eureka Story
No Return Captain Scott’s Race to the Pole
Onion Tears
Red Poppy + CD (Red Poppy)
Ships in the Field
Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family’s Journey
Stories for Simon
Ten Pound Pom (Our Stories)
Tom Crean’s Rabbit: A True Story from Scott’s Last Voyage
Waves: For Those Who Come Across the Sea
Say Yes: A Story of Friendship, Fairness and a Vote for Hope
Stolen Girl


Luke’s Way of Looking (Walker Classic)
Be Good to Eddie Lee
The Red Tree
Hooway for Wodney Wat
Nobody Knew What to Do: A Story about Bullying
Love Your Body by Jessica Sanders

Let me know if you have any other suggestions to add to this list by commenting below. I’d love to hear from you!!

Happy teaching!