Useful Resources for Primary Schools

Check out my list of primary aged school resources for you to purchase or add to your school library.

Goal Setting

  • The Little Engine That Could – Watty Piper
  • Giraffes Can’t Dance – Giles Andreae
  • Amazing Grace – Mary Hoffman
  • Ruby’s Wish – Shirin Yim Bridges
  • The Empty Pot
  • Salt In His Shoes: Michael Jordan In Pursuit Of His Dream – Deloris Jordan
  • Me…Jane – Patrick Mcdonnell
  • On A Beam Of Light – Jennifer Berne (Albert Einstein)
  • Dream Big, Princess
  • How To Catch A Star – Oliver Jeffers
  • Ish – Peter H. Reynolds
  • Drum Dream Girl – Margarita Engle
  • Andrea Beaty Books – Ada Twist, Scientist, Rosie Revere, Engineer And Iggy Peck, Architect
  • Oh, The Places You’ll Go! – Dr Suess
  • Fantastic Elastic Brain – Joann Deak
  • The Most Magnificent Thing – Ashley Spires
  • 5 Fun Goal-Setting Activities for Children

Bravery And Vulnerability

  • The I’m Not Scared Book – Todd Parr
  • Take A Deep Breath: A Book About Being Brave – Sue Graves
  • When You Are Brave – Pat Zietlow Miller
  • You Are Awesome: Find Your Confidence And Dare To Be Brilliant At (Almost) Anything (For Senior Students) – Matthew Syed
  • Beautiful Oops – Barney Saltzberg
  • The Dot – Peter H. Reynolds
  • The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes – Mark Pett
  • The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do – Ashley Spires
  • Jambari Jumps – Gaia Cornwall

Time Management

  • See You Later, Procrastination (Get It Done) – Elizabeth Verdick And Pamela Espeland
  • A Kid’s Guide To Managing Time: A Children’s Book About Using Time Efficiently And Effectively – Joy Wilt Berry
  • The Time Fairy – Efrat Haddi
  • Children Time Book: Teaching Children Time Management – Adam Hudaib

Food And Healthy Eating

  • I’m Having A Rainbow For Dinner, Author: NAQ Nutrition
  • We’re Growing A Rainbow, Author: NAQ Nutrition Australia
  • Jasper Mcflea Would Not Eat His Tea, Author: Lee Fox And Mitch Vane
  • Cool As A Cucumber, Author: Sally Smallwood
  • I Can Eat A Rainbow, Author: Annabel Karmel
  • Eating The Alphabet, Author: Lois Ehlert
  • Oliver’s Vegetables, Author: Vivian French
  • Are You Eating Something Green?, Author: Ryan Sias
  • I Will Never Not Ever Eat A Tomato, Author: Lauren Child
  • Monsters Don’t Eat Broccoli, Author: Jean Barbara Hicks
  • Beautiful Bananas, Author: Elizabeth Laird
  • How Did That Get In My Lunchbox? The Story Of Food – Lucia Goggiotti
  • A Patch From Scratch – Megan Forward
  • That Sugar Film
  • Sugar Rush – Sari Bullock
  • Fresh Tastes Program
  • Go For 2&5
  • Nutrition Australia
  • Healthy Kids
  • Healthy Active Kids
  • Eat for Health


  • Listening To My Body – Gabi Garcia
  • Cassidy’s Present – Sue Mateer
  • A Handful Of Quiet: Happiness In Four Pebbles – Thick Nhat Hanh
  • Sitting Still Like A Frog – Eline Snel
  • Master Of Mindfulness – How To Be Your Own Superhero In Times Of Stress – Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Mind Bubbles – Heather Kranz
  • Moody Cow Meditates – Kerry Lee Maclean
  • My Brain Is A Thinking Machine – Candice T Aguirre
  • What Does It Mean To Be Present? – Rana Diorio


  • Do You Want To Be My Friend? Eric Carle
  • The Terrible Suitcase – Emma Allen And Freya Blackwood
  • Amy And Louis – Libby Gleeson
  • Pearl Barley And Charlie Parsley – Aaron Blabey
  • Winnie The Pooh – A.A. Milne
  • Bad Apple: A Tale Of Friendship – Edward Hemmingway
  • Stick And Stone – Beth Ferry
  • How To Be A Friend: A Guide To Making Friends And Keeping Them – Laurie Kransy Brown
  • Should I Share My Ice Cream – Mo Willems
  • My Friend Is Sad – Mo Willems
  • How Do Dinosaurs Play With Their Friends
  • The Rainbow Fish – Marcus Pfister
  • A Sick Day For Amos Mcgee – Phillip C Stead
  • Enemy Pie – Derek Munson
  • Can I Join Your Club – John Kelly


  • hanks A Million – Nikki Grimes
  • All The World – Liz Garton Scanlon
  • The Awesome Book Of Thanks – Dallas Clayton
  • Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? – Dr Seuss
  • Gratitude Soup – Olivia Rosewood
  • It Could Always Be Worse – Margot Zemach
  • The Giving Tree – Shel Silverstein
  • There’s A Flower At The Tip Of My Nose Smelling Me – Alice Walker
  • Those Shoes – Maribeth Boelts
  • Thanks From The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Eric Carle
  • Thankful – Eileen Spinelli
  • Bear Says Thanks – Karma Wilson

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