A list of Indigenous storybooks for the classroom recommended by Aboriginal education organisation, Wingaru Education.
Nb: We respectfully caution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers that this teaching resource contains the names or images of people who are deceased.
Use this teaching resource in the classroom as a comprehensive guide to quality literature for sharing Indigenous culture. This book list has been created by leading Aboriginal education organisation Wingaru Education. The books have been carefully selected to showcase exceptional writing and illustrating and represent diversity in all forms.
Display this poster in your classroom or in your school library, or share this list with parents and guardians to encourage reading of Indigenous stories at home.
This list is a guide only. We recommend teachers and parents take the time to review these titles, based on a student’s individual reading abilities and requirements, prior to including them in a reading program.
Read all about the wonderful books in this list in our blog 12 Must-Have Books for Sharing Indigenous Culture.
Australian Curriculum alignment
Read decodable and predictable texts using developing phrasing, fluency, contextual, semantic, grammatical and phonic knowledge and emerging text processing strategies, for example prediction, monitoring meaning and re-readingElaborationsusing contex...
Read less predictable texts with phrasing and fluency by combining contextual, semantic, grammatical and phonic knowledge using text processing strategies, for example monitoring meaning, predicting, rereading and self-correctingElaborationsusing pri...
Read an increasing range of different types of texts by combining contextual, semantic, grammatical and phonic knowledge, using text processing strategies, for example monitoring, predicting, confirming, rereading, reading on and self-correctingElabo...
Read different types of texts by combining contextual , semantic, grammatical and phonic knowledge using text processing strategies for example monitoring meaning, cross checking and reviewingElaborationsreading new and different kinds of texts with...
Navigate and read texts for specific purposes applying appropriate text processing strategies, for example predicting and confirming, monitoring meaning, skimming and scanningElaborationsbringing subject and technical vocabulary and concept knowledge...
Select, navigate and read texts for a range of purposes, applying appropriate text processing strategies and interpreting structural features, for example table of contents, glossary, chapters, headings and subheadingsElaborationsbringing subject and...
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