Geography - Text Ideas

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Disclaimer - This is my personalised list of texts. My purpose for developing this list was to deepen my understanding of rich text and support my teaching of English, History, Geography, Science and Maths. This list isn't a definitive list and may not be accurate.

Also it doesn't reflect the opinions or judgements of my employer.

I would love you to add to this list, so please email/inbox me your suggestions.

Referenced - "Suggested Texts for the English K–10 Syllabus", Christine Fraser's "Books and More Books for Key English Concepts", Lizzie Chase's book lists, Guide to Using Picture Books in Geography K–10, Guide to Using Picture Books in History K–10, online blogs and professional fb group posts. - Shellie Tancred

Early Stage 1 – People Live in Places

Cat and Fish - Neil Curtis and Joan Grant (English Concepts -Setting, Characterisation, Representation)

Home - Carson Ellis

The Shack That Dad Built - Elaine Russell

You and Me and Our Place - Leonie Norrington

Australia at the Beach – Max Fatchen

Tom Tom - Rosemary Sullivan and Dee Huxley

Mr McGee - Pamela Allen

It’s a Miroocool! - Christine Harris and Ann James

The Lost Girl - Ambelin Kwaymullina and Leanne Tobin

Too Many Cheeky Dogs by Johanna Bell and Dion Beasley

My Map Book - Sara Fanelli

Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins

Alexander's Outing - Pamela Allen

We're Going on a Bear Hunt - Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury

Home - Carson Ellis

Stage 1 – Features of Places

The Curious Garden - Peter Brown (English Concepts - Advocacy, Characterisation, Setting)

My Country - Ezekiel Kwaymullina and Sally Morgan

Last Tree in the City - Peter Carnavas

Big Rain Coming - Katrina Germein and Bronywn Bancroft (English Concepts - Characterisation, Culture, Setting, Theme)

All Through the Year - Jane Godwin and Anna Walker

Diru’wunan and Diru’wun: The Currawongs and the Magpies, D’harawal Dreaming story - Frances Bodkin

Me on the Map - Joan Sweeney and Annette Cable

So Many Wonderfuls - Tina Matthews

My Country - Ezekiel Kwaymullina and Sally Morgan

One Tiny Turtle - Nicola Davies and Jane Chapman

A Year on Our Farm - Alison Lester

Ernie Dances to the Didgeridoo - Alison Lester

An Aussie year: Twelve months in the lives of Australian kids - Tania McCartney and Tina Snerling

Greetings from Sandy Beach by Bob Graham

Possum in the House - Kiersten Jensen and Tony Oliver

Too Many Cheeky Dogs - Johanna Bell and Dion Beasley

Gary - Leila Rudge

The Snow Wombat - Susannah Chambers

River Boy - Elizabeth Frankel

Follow That Map – Scott Ritchie

Stage 1 – People and Places

A New Year’s Reunion - Yu Li-Qiong and Zhu Chen-Liang (English Concepts - Culture, Cultural Identity, Narrative voice (first person), Symbol)

Fang Fang’s Chinese New Year - Sally Rippon

Grandpa's Mask - Jing Jing Guo

We All Went on Safari: A Counting Journey through Tanzania - Laurie Krebs and

Julia Cairns

Possum Magic - Mem Fox and Julie Vivas

Sail Away: the Ballad of Skip and Nell - Mem Fox and Pamela Lofts

Tiny, a Little Dog on a Big Adventure - Steve Otton and Jennifer Castles

Snuggle Pot and Cuddle Pie - May Gibbs

Peggy - Anna Walker

Have You Seen My Dragon? - Steve Light

The Jolly Postman: Or Other People's Letters - Janet and Allen Ahlberg

Fang Fang’s Chinese New Year - Sally Rippon

Grandpa's Mask - Jing Jing Guo

We All Went on Safari: A Counting Journey through Tanzania - Laurie Krebs and Julia Cairns

The Lost Girl - Ambelin Kwaymullina and Leanne Tobin

Savannah Dreams - Lolla Stewart and Elaine Russell

Collecting Colour - Kylie Dunstan

All the Places to Love - Patricia MacLachlan & Mike Wimmer

Our Farm - Alison Lester

The Magical Garden of Claude Monet - Laurence Anholt

You and Me: Our Place - Leonie Norrington & Dee Huxley

Where Are You Going Manyoni? – Catherine Stock

Tidy – Emily Gravett

Lester and Clyde – Scott Reece

Stage 2 – Places are Similar and Different

Why I Love Australia - Bronwyn Bancroft (English Concepts - Culture, Cultural Identity, Imagery, Setting, Theme)

To the Top End: Our Trip Around Australia - Roland Harvey

Tiny, a Little Dog on a Big Adventure - Steve Otton and Jennifer Castles

Tom the Outback Mailman - Kristen Weidenbach and Timothy Ide

Mirror - Jeannie Baker (English Concepts - Culture, Cultural Identity, Setting, Theme)

Our Village in the Sky - Janeen Brian and Anne Spudvilas (Himalayas)

I Live in Tokyo - Mari Takabayashi

Herman and Rosie - Gus Gordon (New York)

My Father’s Boat - Sherry Garland and Ted Rant (Vietnam)

Wabi Sabi - Mark Reibstein and Ed Young

Playground - James Mollison

Big Rain Coming - Katrina Germein and Bronwyn Bancroft

Monsoon - Uma Krishnaswami and Jamel Akib

Walking with the Seasons in Kakadu - Diane Lucas and Ken Searle

Our Village in the Sky - Janeen Brian and Anne Spudvilas (Himalayas)

I Live in Tokyo - Mari Takabayashi

Herman and Rosie - Gus Gordon (New York)

My Father’s Boat - Sherry Garland and Ted Rant (Vietnam)

Where the Forest Meets the Sea - Jeannie Baker

The Curious Garden - Peter Brown

Last Tree in the City - Peter Carnavas

Way Home - Libby Hathorn

You and Me - Our Place - Leonie Norrington

Stage 2 – The Earth’s Environment

Mbobo Tree - Glenda Millard and Annie White (English Concepts - Advocacy, Characterisation, Imagery, Setting, Culture)

Tuart Dwellers - Jan Ramage and Ellen Hickman

Desert Lake: The Story of Kati Thanda – Lake Eyre - Pamela Freeman and Liz Anelli

Bilby Secrets - Edel Wignell and Mark Jackson

Collecting Colour - Kylie Dunstan

Rain Dance - Cathy Applegate and Dee Huxley

All the Way to WA: Our Search for Uncle Kev - Roland Harvey

Bundalook: How the Birds got their Colours, D’harawal Dreaming story - Frances

Bodkin, Gawaian Bodkin-Andrews

The Waterhole - Graeme Base

The River - Libby Hathorn (China)

Tuart Dwellers by Jan Ramage and Ellen

Hickman

Desert Lake: The Story of Kati Thanda - Lake Eyre - Pamela Freeman and Liz Anelli

Emu - Claire Saxby, Graham Byrne

Bilby Secrets - Edel Wignell and Mark Jackson

Collecting Colour - Kylie Dunstan

Welcome to Country - Aunty Joy Murphy, Lisa Kennedy

Pannikin and Pinta - Colin Thiele, Peter Gouldthorpe

The Lorax - Dr Suess

Bittangabee Tribe: An Aboriginal story from Coastal New South Wales - Rebecca Kirby, Liddy Stewart, Beryl M Cruse, Steven Thomas

Nyuntu Ninti: What you should know - Bob Randall, Melanie Hogan

George Saves the World by Lunchtime - Jo Readman, Ley Honor Roberts

The Tomorrow Book - Jackie French and Sue deGennaro

The Last Tree - Mark Wilson

Mangrove - Glenda Kane, Lisa Allen

The Wonder Garden: Wander through 5 habitats - Jenny Broom

Mister Cassowary - Samantha Wheeler

Stage 3 – Factors that Shape Places

Go Home Cheeky Animals - Johanna Bell and Dion Beasley (English Concepts - Culture, Representation, Setting)

Farmer Shultz's Ducks - Colin Thiele and Mary Milton

Monsoon - Uma Krishnaswami and Jamel Akib

The Black Swan - Celia Briddle (volcano)

Walking with the Seasons in Kakadu - Diane Lucas and Ken Searle

Cat on the Island - Gary Crew and Gillian Warden (English Concepts - Mood, Narrative Voice (first person), Setting, Symbol, Theme)

Katie Morag and the New Pier - Mairi Hedderwick

The Tin Forest - Helen Ward and Wayne Anderson

The Curious Garden - Peter Brown

Belonging - Jeannie Baker

The Story of Rosie Dock - Jeannie Baker

The Last Tree - Mark Wilson

Sparrow Girl - Sara Pennypacker, Yoko Tanaka

Can We Save the Tiger? - Martin Jenkins, Vicky White

Farmer Shultz's Ducks - Colin Thiele, Mary Milton

Monsoon - Uma Krishnaswami and Jamel Akib

The Black Swan by Celia Briddle – The Black Swan

Bittangabee Tribe: An Aboriginal story from Coastal New South Wales - Rebecca Kirby, Liddy Stewart, Beryl M Cruse, Steven Thomas

Katie Morag and the New Pier - Mairi Hedderwick

The Tin Forest - Helen Ward, Wayne Anderson

The Curious Garden - Peter Brown

Window - Jeannie Baker

Belonging - Jeannie Baker

Fabish: The Horse That Braved a Bushfire - Neridah McMullin, Andrew McLean

One Small Island - Alison Lester, Coral Tulloch

Stage 3 – A Diverse and Connected World

Elephants Have Wings - Susanne Gervay and Anna Pignataro (English Concepts - Culture, Narrative Voice (first person), Symbol)

Amma, Tell Me About Ramayana! - Bhakti Mathur

Our Village in the Sky - Janeen Brian and Anne Spudvilas

Look What Came From series - Miles Harvey

The River - Libby Hathorn, Stanley Wong (China)

Our Village in the Sky - Janeen Brian, Anne Spudvilas (Himalayan mountains)

One day: Around the world in 24 hours - Suma Din, Christiane Engel

Long-Long's New Year: A Story About the Chinese Spring Festival - Catherine Gower, He Zhihong

Ramadan Moon - Na’ima B Robert, Shirin Adl

Amma, Tell Me About Ramayana! - Bhakti Mathur

My Two Blankets - Irena Kobald, Freya Blackwood

The Journey - Francesca Sanna

Old Magic - Allan Baillie, Di Wi

Big Blue Whale - Nicola Davies, Nick Maland

Zoom - Isvan Banyai

One World - Michael Foreman

Map of Dreams - Uri Shulevitz

Mahtab’s Story - Libby Gleeson