A list of recommended books for lower years created by award-winning teacher-librarian Megan Daley.
Nurture a love of reading in your classroom with this list of picture books for lower years. Use this teaching resource in the classroom when choosing quality literature to explore with your students.
This booklist has been created by award-winning teacher-librarian Megan Daley. The picture books on this list have been carefully selected to showcase exceptional writing and illustrating, as well as representing diversity in all forms.
Please note that this list is a guide only. We recommend teachers, school librarians 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.
Australian Curriculum alignment
Respond to texts, identifying favourite stories, authors and illustratorsElaborationstalking about stories and authors, choosing favourites, discussing how students feel about what happens in stories (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking,...
Discuss characters and events in a range of literary texts and share personal responses to these texts, making connections with students' own experiencesElaborationsdiscussing characters from books and films and whether these are life-like or imagina...
Express preferences for specific texts and authors and listen to the opinions of othersElaborationssharing favourite texts and authors and some reasons for preferences (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)...
Compare opinions about characters, events and settings in and between texts Elaborations discussing each others' preferences for stories set in familiar or unfamiliar worlds, or about people whose lives are like or unlike their own (Skills: L...
Identify aspects of different types of literary texts that entertain, and give reasons for personal preferencesElaborationsdescribing features of texts from different cultures including recurring language patterns, style of illustrations, elements of...
Share feelings and thoughts about the events and characters in textsElaborationstalking about stories and authors, choosing favourites, discussing how students feel about what happens in stories (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Pers...
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