Thursday, March 4, 2010

FIAR volume 1 book list

Here is the book list for FIAR Volume 1 - I will add links as we row these stories.

The Story about Ping by Marjorie Flack and Kurt Wiese
Lentil by Robert McCloskey
Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
A Pair of Red Clogs by Masako Matsuno
The Rag Coat by Lauren Mills
Who Owns the Sun? by Stacy Chbosky
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton
The Glorious Flight by Alice and Martin Provensen
How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman
Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say
Cranberry Thanksgiving by Wende and Harry Devlin
Another Celebrated Dancing Bear by Gladys Scheffrin-Falk
Papa Piccolo by Carol Talley
Very Last First Time by Jan Andrews
Clown of God by Tomie dePaola
Storm in the Night by Mary Stolz
Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton
Night of the Moonjellies by Mark Shasha
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost (Susan Jeffers' Illustration)

Beautiful Living Books about Australia

Beautiful Living Books about Australia

This is my list of Children's books about Australia that we are using as we study our beautiful Land Down Under. I will be adding to this list as we go so keep checking back :)

My Country by Dorothea Mackellar

I Love this poem. From the first time I heard it in school I have loved it (but then I love Australia!). This book beautifully illustrates the poem. The illustrations are paintings that show the beauty of the Australian landscape. This book is the perfect way to introduce your child to this poem and begin to learn it.

My Place by Nadia Wheatley

This book follows the history of one piece of land in Sydney through the eyes of the children who have lived there. You can tell that the author loves history and the illustrator really did their homework. Together they have produced a beautiful book.

Note: the book has been around for 20 years and has just been republished and updated. If you are looking for a copy you might want to look for the new one.

Extra Resources to use with this book:
Teacher Notes PDF (direct link) written by the author

Looking for more on the history of sydney? Check out this link.

My Grandfather Marches on Anzac Day by Catriona Hoy

Story is told of one Anzac Day through the eyes of a little girl watching her Grandfather march on Anzac Day. (My guess is this is based on a true experience)

Extra Resources to use with this book:

About the author: Here is her site. She is an Australian Author who has published a few books. Her latest one Puggle about a baby echidna looks beautiful too.

Resources to use with the book from the author.

Want to learn more about Anzac Day? There are lots of resources here