Picture Books to Support the Australian Curriculum: Year 4

Picture Books to Support the Australian Curriculum: Year 4

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 4 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)

English

Language
Dear Deer: A Book of Homophones
I Am Different!: Can You Find Me?
Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook
A Report (Pick a Picture, Write)

Literacy
Famous Five: Five On A Treasure Island: Book 1 (Famous Five)
Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Whistling Caves: Book 1 (Adventure Island)

Literature
Animal Crackers Fly the Coop
Frindle
There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom

Maths

Measurement and Geometry
Ernest: 10th Anniversary Edition
Pigs on a Blanket: Fun with Math and Time (Reading rainbow book)

Number and Algebra
30 Million Different Insects in the Rainforest
Ten Thousand, Eight Hundred and Twenty Endangered Species in the Animal Kingdom (Big Countdown)
How Big is a Million? (Picture Poster Books)
Anno’s Magic Seeds

Statistics and Probability
Do You Wanna Bet?: Your Chance to Find Out about Probability

Science

Biological Sciences
Cat on the Island
Finding Home
Gorilla (Life Cycles)
Leaf Litter
One Small Island
Owl (Life Cycles)
Ten Thousand, Eight Hundred and Twenty Endangered Species in the Animal Kingdom (Big Countdown)
Life Cycle of a Tree (Life Cycles)

HASS

The Rabbits
Amazing Expeditions: Journeys That Changed The World
Avoid Being A Convict Sent To Australia! (The Danger Zone)
Barney and the Secret of the Whales (The Secret History Series)
Beth: The Story of a Child Convict
Birrung the Secret Friend (The Secret History Series)
Fortuyn’s Ghost
The Mayflower
Our Australian Girl: Meet Grace (Book 1)
Our Australian Girl: A Friend For Grace (Book 2)
Our Australian Girl: A Home For Grace (Book 4)
Our Australian Girl: Grace And Glory (Book 3)
I Wish I’d Sailed with Captain Cook
Meet… Captain Cook
Little Wooden Horse
The Mostly True Story Of Matthew & Trim
My Name is Lizzie Flynn: A Story of the Rajah Quilt
The Paddock (Walker Classic)
A Penny to Remember (Making Tracks S.)
The Unlikely Story of Bennelong and Phillip
What Was The War Like, Grandma? (Walker Classic)
What’s Your Story?

Health

Gary Asks for Help by Nyasha M. Chikoware
The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper
The Way I Feel by Janan Cain
The Koala Who Could by Rachel Bright
A Handful of Buttons by Carmen Parets Luque
A Family is a Family is a Family by Sara O’Leary
Hey Little Ant by Phillip and Hannah Hoose
The Colors of Us by Karen Katz
A Rainbow of Friends by P.K.Hallinan
All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold

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!

Picture Books to Support the Australian Curriculum: Year 1

Picture Books to Support the Australian Curriculum: Year 1

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 1 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)

English

Language
Exclamation Mark
Pancakes, Pancakes! (World of Eric Carle)
Ruby and Leonard and the Great Big Surprise
What the Jackdaw Saw
What This Story Needs is a Pig in a Wig
Wombat Stew 30th Anniversary Edition

Literature
Collecting Colour
One Leaf Rides the Wind
This Is a Good Story
Three Billy Goats Gruff
What Rhymes With Sneeze?
What’s the Opposite? (The Hueys) (The Hueys)

Maths

Measurement and Geography
The Bad-Tempered Ladybird
Follow That Map!
Rosie’s Walk
What’s the Time, Dinosaur?

Number and Algebra
100 Days of Cool (MathStart 2)
Emily’s First 100 Days of School
Full House: An Invitation to Fractions
Give Me Half!: Understanding Halves (Mathstart: Level 2 (Prebound))
If You Were a Fraction
One Hundred Hungry Ants
Leaping Lizards (MathStart 1)
Math by All Means, Place Value, Grade 2: The King’s Commissioners (Brainy Day Books)

Science

Biological Sciences
Backyard
Ernie Dances to the Didgeridoo
Looking for Crabs (Australian Children’s Classics)
Mallee Sky
Oi! Get Off Our Train
Sam’s Bush Journey
The Waterhole
Yucky Worms (Nature Storybooks)

Earth and Space Sciences
The ABC Book of Seasons (The ABC Book Of …)
All Through the Year
Cherries
On Earth
Tap the Magic Tree
The Things That I LOVE about TREES
What Will the Weather be? (Lets-Read-And-Find-Out Science Stage 2)
Why I Love Summer
Window
A Year on Our Farm

Physical Sciences
Boom Bah!
I Hear a Pickle
Squeak, Rumble, Whomp! Whomp! Whomp!
The Story of the Orchestra

HASS

All Through the Year
An Aussie Year: Twelve Months in the Life of Australian Kids
Australian Kids through the Years
Inside the World of Tom Roberts: A Ben and Gracie Art Adventure
It’s a Miroocool!
Lizzie Nonsense: A Story of Pioneer Days
Me, Oliver Bright
My First Car was Red
No Hat Brigade (Pocket Version)
Papa and the Olden Days (Walker Classic)
Possum in the House
Remembering Lionsville: My Family Story
Sugar-gum Tree (Aussie Bites)
Tails From Grandad’s Attic
Walking with the Seasons in Kakadu
When I Was a Kid
When I was Little, Like You
Window

Health

This is How We Do It by Matt Lamothe
I’m New Here by Anne Sibley O’Brien
How Do Dinosaurs Play With Their Friends? by Jane Yolen
What’s My SuperPower? by Aviaa Johnson
Calvin Can’t Fly by Jennifer Berne

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!