Non-fiction books about Asia
These are books in the Yerong Creek PS library
Wicked warriors and evil emperors : the true story of the fight for Ancient China
Imagine you're made king at the age of twelve. You have plenty of enemies. You have a million soldiers armed with all kinds of awesome weapons; you have tons of gold and a network of spies. What would you do with all that power? It happened to a real boy, who made himself China's first emperor. He was brilliant and brutal. His legend, and the stories of his wicked warriors, have lived on for thousands of years.
Animals of the World- Asia
The orangutan and the Philippine tarsier
The Malaysian colugo and other curious animals of Asia
The Bactrian camel and the markhor
The tiger and the dhole
Come to the Party- Series
Celebrate Chinese Festivals
Celebrate Indian Hindu festivals
Celebrate Malay Muslim festivals
Text in English, Arabic, Armenian, Chinese, Farsi, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Tagalog, Thai. Text in English, Arabic, Armenian, Chinese, Farsi, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Tagalog, Thai.
Happy Lunar New Year : an Asian festival
Asia at a glance.
Thinking about Asia : an Australian introduction to East and Southeast Asia
Focus on Asia Series
Access Asia: Teaching and Learning Units
This teacher resource, a collection of units of work developed in the classroom, offers something for each level of the primary school and almost all learning areas. It provides practical starting points for teachers who wish to introduce studies of Asia or to incorporate Asian content into the primary curriculum. Ancient folktales, Chinese New Year, animals of Asia, daily life in Japan and Korean folk games are among the topics designed for easy integration into the curriculum. Activities are accompanied by specified student outcomes, assessment suggestions and student worksheets.
Civics and citizenship education focus: The Jataka Tales, a vast body of Indian folk stories that have travelled throughout Asia with the spread of Buddhism are the focus of one unit. The Jataka Tales emphasise notion of individual responsibility and demonstrate the impact that personal actions have on the wider community. This is an excellent unit in which to address the Citizens and Public Life theme at the middle and upper primary level.
Snapshots of Asia Series: Big Books
The Middle East
Impact : environment
by Pamela Rushby
Celebration of life : Indian culture and customs
The new 7 wonders of the world : a travel guide by Dianne Irving
The Great Wall of China -- China Taj Mahal -- India.
The Indonesia book : a people, a place, a culture
Sadriani Wayan Kerta
Indonesian children's games
Kamus situasi dwibahasa : bahasa Indonesia, bahasa inggris
A resource for primary teachers and students to enhance learning about Indonesian peoples, culture and society. The book consists of six units of work which are introduced by a popular folk tale from one of the major islands of Indonesia: Irian Jaya, Bali, Sulawesi, Kalimantan, Java and Sumatra. Each chapter contains a range of student activities and blackline masters which focus on The Arts, Studies of Society and Environment and English learning areas.
Pak Yono's paddy field : growing rice in Indonesia
China down under
Available for download at
Law and order on the goldfields
Families and feasts
PM Plus series
Japan : a literature based multi-cultural unit
Betsy Franco ; illustrated by Jo Supancich
Australia and the Vietnam war
Margaret Browne illustrated by Barry Luks
lets learn about Korea
korean educational development institute
Sunday lunch : a Vietnamese family meal
Inspirations art ideas for primary and middle years
Study of Asian Art
Produced by Art Gallery of NSW