Books

HISTORICAL FICTION

We often blog on books for teaching History. Just select the books for teaching History category from the right hand side of the main page

Queen Victoria’s Underpants (Jackie French) – Years P-3

A young girl tells the story of her mother’s job to make underpants for Queen Victoria.  See our blog post.

The Night We Made the Flag (Carole Wilkinson) – Years 2-6

A picture book about the women who made the Eureka Flag.  A great book with many layers and concepts that can be discussed with students.

A Banner Bold: the diary of Rosa Aarons (Nadia Wheatly) – Years 3-6

Rosa travels to the Ballarat goldfields in 1854 and describes her adventures and surrounds in her diary.  Great easy read for students.

Bridie’s Fire (Kirsty Murray) – Years 4-8

The story of a young Irish girl who escapes the potato famine and travels to Australia and the Victorian goldfields.  See our blog post.

NON-FICTION

The Seriously Weird History of Australia and The Seriously Weird History of the Goldfields (Doug Bradby) – Years 4-9

This book tells Australia’s history in an enjoyable and readable way.  Great for getting students interested in history and asking questions.  There are also education resources available to compliment the books.

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