Turramurra Public School



Library - Year 1

The Very Hungry Bear by Nick Bland


The Very Angry Bear by Nick Bland



The Sloth Who Came to Stay by Margaret Wild and Vivienne To



Max by Bob Graham


Activity: Draw a superhero of your own


Read I Need a Parrot by Chris McKimmie



  • Have you ever wanted something so much that you thought you NEEDED it?
  • What’s the difference between wanting something and needing it?
  • If you needed a parrot, how might you try to persuade your family?
  • What problems might there be in owning a parrot?
  • What changed the character’s mind about needing a parrot? Would that change your mind?
  • Do you think he should be able to get a parrot? Why or why not?

Activity: parrot craft - https://www.youtube.com/embed/-RKAFkyRYoc


Read Tilly by Jane Godwin and Anna Walker


  • Describe Tilly. Is she the oldest child?
  • What treasures did Tilly hide? Do you have things that are special to you?
  • Do you have any wonderful memories?

Listen to Anna Walker talking about her art - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjeKnR4CxB4


Read Fly by Jess McGeachin


  • What is something that you have tried to fix? Did it work?
  • Why do you think that Lucy was determined to fix Flap and let him fly again?
  • When Lucy and Flap’s plane was having problems, why do you think all the other birds came to help them?
  • Can you remember the names of the birds that Lucy mentioned that were there to help?  Why did Dad say ‘Not everything that’s broken can be fixed, Lucy. But You tried to help, and Flap knows it - that’s the most important part.’? What did he mean?
  • Lucy and her Dad liked spending time and doing things together, like watching the birds. What are some of the things that you like to do with a special member of your family?

Craft activity: Design and draw your own plane, just like the one Lucy made!
Or make a paper plane - https://www.youtube.com/embed/JbdJyrTfnpc


Read Louie and Snippy Save the Sea by Colette Dinnigan and Grant Cowan


  • What is this story trying to tell us?
  • What happens when we drop plastics into the sea?
  • Did you like Louie and Snippy's idea to save the sea? Why?
  • How can each of us better look after our oceans? Is this important? Why?

Activity: Using paper and coloured pencils, create a poster encouraging people to look after the sea


Mopoke by Philip Bunting

Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley by Aaron Blabey

Florette by Anne Walker

Ollie and the Wind by Ronojoy Ghosh

The day the crayons quit Drew Daywalt & Oliver Jeffers

The Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister

The Snow Wombat Susannah Chambers & Mark Jackson

Little Bird’s Day by Sally Morgan
Question: What wakes you each morning?
Activity: Take time to listen carefully in the morning to the bird calls near your home or school. Using your imagination, write down what you think the birds are saying to one another and to you. To help you think of ideas, listen to the following video of Australian birds at sunrise:

Activity: Watch the following video to find out how birds fly!