Premier’s Reading Challenge lists 2022: Queensland (2-3), South Australia (R-2)
High in the Australian Alps, Possum needs to find enough food and shelter to survive the harsh alpine winter. She will spend months hibernating under a blanket of snow. Will she last through the year to successfully raise a new family?
The mountain pygmy-possum is small in size but huge in appeal! Once thought to be extinct, there are now around 2500 of these tiny survivors in the wild. They need snow and bogong moths to survive, and the support of great conservation work.
Long snouts, bright-red lips, pointy heads . . . the animal kingdom is full of critters with unique features. Learn about the incredible adaptations that help these creatures―and their odd bods―survive and thrive all around the globe!
By Julie Murphy and Hannah Tolson (Amicus Ink, 2020)
Animals from around the world describe how their tails help them to survive. Discover adaptations to desert, ocean, forest, and arctic habitats in this narrative nonfiction picture book highlighting the diversity of the animal world.
Animals in varied habitats describe unique features of their eyes and how they are adapted for the jungle, the deep ocean, the desert, and even the dark. From bulging eyes to hiding eyes, handlebar eyes to double-decker eyes, young readers will learn about the diversity of the animal world in this nonfiction picture book.
Premier’s Reading Challenge lists 2019-2022: Queensland (1-3), NSW (K-2)
My Australia is a poetic journey across the Australian landscape. Celebrating both the ancient and modern Australia, this book invites readers to travel across the delights of our continent -from dry deserts to lush rainforests, high mountains to stormy seashores, and winding rivers to fertile swamplands – all the magical places that are my Australia. With colourful illustrations by Garry Fleming, this beautifully simple story is sure to excite young readers, encouraging a greater awareness and appreciation of our precious and irreplaceable natural places.
Animals around the world describe unique features of their feet and how they use them. From webbed feet to sticky feet, hooved feet to bright blue feet, young readers are introduced to animal adaptations in this nonfiction picture book.
Chinese edition (2020)
Korean edition (2021)
Gilly the seagull loves finding treasures – especially bright, shiny seashells. But will he miss the treasures already in his life? With beautiful illustrations and a story that’s fun to read aloud, this delightful picture book is perfect for children and parents alike.
What can we learn about the health of an ecosystem through coral reefs? This book takes readers into our warming oceans to learn why and how coral reefs are hurting, and why it’s a larger issue for the thousands of animals and humans who depend on its resources.
What is an environment? Why are environments important to animals and people? How do people relate to and use their environment? Discover why and how we care for our environment.
Key concepts: Environment, Sustainability
Australian Curriculum Content Descriptions: The importance of environments to animals and people and different views on how they can be protected.
This book dives in and gives readers a chance to discover many fascinating facts about anglerfish, including their varied physical traits, habitats, food sources, life cycles, and more. It provides an interactive approach to teaching life science, introducing basic concepts and ideas while also providing activities and exercises that engage students in processes and skills that are essential to scientific learning and discovery.