The following picture books are worth spending some time analyzing and enjoying.
One small island – PYP Appreciation, Caring, Respect, Integrity
“In One Small Island, Alison Lester and Coral Tulloch bring us the story of this remote and precious World Heritage Site. Together they explore the island’s unique geological beginnings, discovery and degradation at the hands of humans, and the battle to restore it today.” http://www.penguin.com.au/products/9780670072361/one-small-island
From little things big things grow – PYP Caring, Respect, Tolerance, Commitment
Why is “hero” a word so often reserved for warriors who fight with guns and weapons to defend their people? In this uplifting book, renowned picture book biographer Jonah Winter writes of another kind of hero, a peaceful hero, who is willing to die for a cause, but never to kill for a cause. http://www.newint.com.au/shop/peaceful-heroes-2802.htm
Our Australian Girl series are written by a Australian authors (like the Aussie Nibbles series) with the added bonus of being Australian and filled with history. Fantastic for teaching the Australian Curriculum. They have been described as character based Australian novels.
Read more about these books at Penguin’s website Our Australian Girl series. Read extracts from the books here.
The Tomorrow series
The Tomorrow Girls series is for older girls. Read the review here for Behind the Gates (1st in the series). It reminds me a bit of the Tomorrow series by John Marsden.