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Teacher’s Notes – Ages 4 to 8 Years

Go Away, Worry Monster!

9781925820393

Brooke Graham & Robin Tatlow-Lord

September 2020

Themes:

Anxiety, Resilience and Emotional Regulation

Finn and Puss

9781925335507

Robert Vescio & Melissa Mackie
Themes:

Loneliness, Friendship and Doing the Right Thing

Paddy O’Melon

9781925335637

Julia Cooper & Daryl Dickson
Themes:

Australian Native Wildlife, Conservation, Identity and Belonging

The Boy in the Big Blue Glasses 

HB: 9781925335996
PB: 9781925820560
        (June 2020)

Susanne Gervay & Marjorie Crosby-Fairall
Themes:

Self-Esteem and Dealing with Difference

The Chalk Rainbow

9781925335453

Deborah Kelly & Gwynneth Jones
Themes:

Understanding Autism and Other Developmental Disorders

Reena’s Rainbow

9781925335491

Dee White & Tracie Grimwood
Themes:

Hearing Impairment, Diversity, Friendship and Acceptance

At the End of Holyrood Lane

HB: 9781925335767
PB: 9781925820454

Dimity Powell & Nicky Johnston

WINNER OF THE 2019 SCWBI Crystal Kite Award, Australia/New Zealand Division.

Themes:

Domestic Violence, Abuse, Resilience, Trust and Hope

The Battle

9781925820409

Ashling Kwok and Cara King
Themes:

Mindfulness and Friendship

 

Don’t Think About Purple Elephants

HB: 9781921966699
PB: 9781925335484

Susan Whelan & Gwynneth Jones

Shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Award

Themes:

Coping with Anxiety and Worry

Tabitha and the Raincloud

9781925820133

 Devon Sillett & Melissa Johns
Themes:

Anger, Emotional Regulation and Optimism

 

Through the Gate

HB: 9781925335415
PB: 9781925820096

Sally Fawcett

Shortlisted for the 2018 Speech Pathology Awards, and is recommended by the Australian Association of Family Therapy Award for Children’s Literature.

Themes:

Moving House and Coping with Change

The Voyage

9781925820034

Robert Vescio & Andrea Edmonds

Selected for the 2020 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People. A cooperative project of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the Children’s Book Council

Themes:

Empathy, Resilience and Refugees

Lynn Jenkins & Kirrili Lonergan
Teachers Notes

Brave

9781925117844

Themes:

Anxiety, Worry, Resilience and Courage

Grey-Glasses-itis

9781925335958

Themes:

Moods, Feelings and Emotional Resilience

Lessons of a LAC

9781925335828

Themes:

Anxiety, Worry and Resilience

Perfect Petunias

9781925335583

Themes:

Perfectionism, Self-Acceptance and Resilience

Tree

9781925820126

Themes:

Moods, Feelings and Emotional Resilience

The Box Cars

9781925335835

Robert Vescio & Cara King
Themes:

Friendship, Creativity and Problem-solving

 

Ella and Mrs Gooseberry

9781925335255

Vikki Conley & Penelope Pratley
Themes:

Love and Kindness

Invisible Jerry

9781925335781

Adam Wallace & Giuseppe Poli
Themes:

Friendship, Loneliness, Belonging & Self-confidence

Patch and Ruby

9781925335224

Anouska Jones & Gwynneth Jones
Themes:

Friendship and Belonging

 

Scaredy Book

HB: 9781925335682
PB: 9781925820683
        (February 2021)

Devon Sillett & Cara King
Themes:

Courage, Friendship, Books and Libraries

 

Bedtime, Daddy

9781925820386

Sharon Giltrow and Katrin Dreiling
Themes:

Bedtime Routine and the Father-Child Bond

 

Dandelions

9781925335569

Katrina Mckelvey & Kirrili Lonergan
Themes:

Hope, Resilience, Nature and The Father-Daughter Bond

 

Finding Granny

9781925335699

Kate Simpson & Gwynneth Jones

Speech Pathology Australia – Shortlisted Book of the Year 2019

Themes:

Grandparents, Illness, Stroke Awareness and Art Therapy

Grandma Forgets

HB: 9781925335477
PB: 9781925335811

Paul Russell & Nicky Johnston

A Children’s Book Council of Australia Noteable, and is recommended by the Australian Association of Family Therapy Award for Children’s Literature

Themes:

Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, Ageing and Family

 

Grandpa’s Noises

HB: 9781925335989
PB: 9781925820461

Gareth St John Thomas & Colin Rowe
Themes:

Family and Humour

Isla’s Family Tree

9781925820379

Katrina McKelvey & Prue Pittock
Themes:

Family Structure and Siblings

 

Together Things

9781925820294

Michelle Vasiliu & Gwynneth Jones
Themes:

Understanding Depression, Mental Health and Parent-Child Relationships

Up to Something

9781925335705

Katrina Mckelvey & Kirrili Lonergan
Themes:

Recycling, Imaginative Play and Father-Son Relationship

Visiting You

9781925335668

Rebecka Sharpe Shelberg &
Andrea Edmonds 
Themes:

Community, Diversity, Tolerance and Love

Australia Illustrated (2nd ed.)

9781925335880

Tania McCartney

Shortlisted for the ACT Writing and Publishing Awards 2017
Shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Awards Australia 2017

Themes:

Australiana, Diversity and Multiculturalism

 
Tania McCartney & Tina Snerling
Themes:

Multiculturalism, Customs and Traditions

An Aussie Year

9781925820270

Winner of the ACT Writing and Publishing Award for Best Children’s Book; shortlisted for West Australian Young Readers’ Book Award!

Teachers Notes

The Art Garden

9781925335590

Penny Harrison & Penelope Pratley
Themes:

Creativity, Self-Belief and Friendship

 

The Incurable Imagination

9781925335972

Paul Russell And Aśka
Themes:

Education and Imagination

 

The Leaky Story

9781925335392

Devon Sillett & Anil Tortop
Themes:

Imagination, Family Bonding & The Joy of Reading

 

My Storee

9781925335774

Paul Russell And Aśka
Themes:

Dyslexia, Reluctant Writers, Creativity and Inspirational Teachers

 

What Could it Be?

9781925335026

Sally Fawcett
Themes:

Geometry and Creativity

 

Anzac Ted

HB: 9781921966569
PB: 9781925335187

Belinda Landsberry

Shortlisted for the West Australian Young Readers’ Book Award 2016!

Themes:

Family and The Legacy of War

My Grandfather’s War

9781775592990

Glyn Harper & Jenny Cooper
Themes:

Vietnam War, PTSD and Family Relationships

Dance with Me

9781925335231

Penny Harrison & Gwynneth Jones
Themes:

Childhood Memories and Treasured Possessions

The Fix-it Man

9781925335347

Dimity Powell & Nicky Johnston
Themes:

Grief, Death, Hope and Healing from Loss

Once, I Was Loved

9781925820027

Belinda Landsberry
Themes:

History and Childhood Memories

Saying Goodbye to Barkley

HB: 9781925335965
PB: 9781925820447

Devon Sillett & Nicky Johnston
Themes:

Pets, Loss and Animal Welfare

Ollie’s Treasure

HB: 9781925335422
PB: 9781925820263

Lynn Jenkins & Kirrili Lonergan

Shortlisted for Speech Pathology of Australia Awards 2018

Themes:

Sibling Rivalry, Creativity and Individuality Between Twins

Arabella and the Magic Pencil

HB: 9781925820010
PB: 9781925820553

Stephanie Ward & Shaney Hyde
Themes:

Creativity and Sibling Rivalry

Grace and Katie

9781925335545

Susanne Merritt & Liz Anelli
Themes:

Sibling Rivalry, Creativity and Individuality Between Twins

Peas in a Pod

HB: 9781925820010
PB: 9781925335286

Tania Mccartney & Tina Snerling
Themes:

Developing An Individual Identity as a Multiple

Tottie and Dot

9781921966491

Tania Mccartney & Tina Snerling
Themes:

Competition, Rivalry and Friendship