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Below is a selection of WPS Library texts that the library team recommends.

Click on each text for a brief set of notes relating to lesson ideas and areas of study.

The links under each set of notes will lead to a review or lesson plan.

Lots- Marc Martin

All about our planet. Facts about various places and habitats on Earth. Good for Stage 1-2 research projects relating to: - People - Buildings - Transport - Animals - Food - Traditions

Also an Octopus - Maggie Tokuda Hall

A charming and funny story that teaches the elements of a narrative. Ideal for K-2 students, this book introduces and explains the need for: - Characters - Plot - Setting - Problem and Resolution

The Wing On a Flea - Ed Emberly

A book about shapes. A great imaginative text for Maths (!), this text talks about using shapes we might see everyday. Perfect for K-2. The Link below goes to a lesson plan for ES1.

Out - Angela May George

A beautifully illustrated story about asylum seekers. A great text for Stage 2-3 as a much simpler companion/alternative to books like 'The Littlest Refugee', or, "The Arrival". Also a great text for visual literacy as it uses perspective and salience to create a feeling of safety that contrasts with the situations faced by the main characters. The Link below goes to a study guide for the text.

Home: Carson Ellis

This fantastic book describes a wide variety of homes both real and fantastic. An amazing and engaging text for creative writing, habitat studies, and identity.

100 Women Who Made History

Compiled by Dorling-Kindersly, this brilliant book celebrates the achievements of women. Perfect for setting the record straight about who invented wifi, conquered Russia, fought for civil rights and drove the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Who Are You?

This guide to gender identity from Brooke Pessin-Wheedbee encourages children to develop an identity that is based on their own honest interests and desires. An excellent text for early stages and units relating to personal identity and family.

How Cities Work: JG Hancock

A rich and detailed guide to cities. Featuring tonnes of sliding, folding and explanding pages, this book is an excellent resource for better understanding how many parts of a city work. Includes hospitals, plumbing, apartment buildings and ideas for cities of the future.

Shackelton's Journey: W Grill

This text details Shackleton's Journey to the South Pole in a series of award winning illustrations. A magnificent resource for Antarctic information and as an art study.

Why is Art Full of Naked People?

A fantastic resource for starting conversations about art. A great way to get students interested in a variety of artistic styles and forms.