Recommended picture books to read to 9, 10, 11 & 12 year olds

Year Level: Years 3 to 6

A recommended reading book list that promotes the development of oral language skills in children aged 9-12 years old.

The books in this guide outline quality age-appropriate recommendations only and do not align with specific PLD programs. The lists have been created by speech pathologists with the aim of promoting the development of oral language skills. If you are seeking a list of picture books related to a specific PLD program, we recommended that you purchase the PLD program to access the picture books referenced in the program.

You can quickly access the recommended picture book lists for the other age ranges below.

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  • Recommended picture books to read to 9, 10, 11 & 12 year olds
    Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 Language & Literacy Developmental Milestones

    A booklet that provides an overview of Oral Language and literacy milestones for children in Years 3 to 6 (Middle to Upper Primary – 8 to 12 year olds). Tips for home and causes for concern are also outlined. The booklet can be photocopied back to back and then folded in half to provide a compact reference.

    Students in middle to upper primary should be independent and creative problem solvers. As students reach the middle primary, developed language skills are critical for

  • Recommended picture books to read to 9, 10, 11 & 12 year olds
    A Whole School Approach to Developing Narrative Skills

    An information sheet outlining a step by step, whole school approach to developing narrative skills using PLD’s programs.

    Research focused on narrative ability has repeatedly reported a correlation between literacy and academic achievement. Narrative training programs have also been shown to produce positive

  • Recommended picture books to read to 9, 10, 11 & 12 year olds
    Speech and Language Development Milestones – 8 years old

    This milestone poster/sheet details the speech and language developmental milestones for children from 8 years of age.

    Designed by speech and language pathologists, the speech and language milestone sheets provide a list of typical milestones that should be attained by specific ages.

  • Recommended picture books to read to 9, 10, 11 & 12 year olds
    PLD’s 2020 Whole School Literacy Plan

    The document outlines how to implement PLD’s literacy, Movement and Motor and Oral Language resources during the Early Years, Foundation, Year 1 & 2 and across Years 3 to 6. Each page provides suggested time frames and implementation recommendations.

    The purpose of this document is to provide an implementation outline to assist schools in scheduling the PLD programs within a broad school-based strategy. When

This download outlines how PLD programs link to the ACARA National Curriculum year level content descriptions.

  • Recommended picture books to read to 9, 10, 11 & 12 year olds
    PLD’s Alignment to the Australian National Curriculum

    How does PLD align to the Australian National Curriculum?

    In the attached download we have outlined where PLD applies to each year level, the content code and descriptor and the related PLD programs.  

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    A home or school picture book program for middle primary students. 

    The aim of Comprehension Questions for 8 & 9 Year Olds is to train parents and teachers to ask developmentally appropriate questions and to evaluate the quality of a child’s oral answer. If an insufficient answer is provided by a child, there are examples of how to assist the child to answer the question specifically with sufficient information. From 8 years of age, students should love engaging with their peers and adults. Therefore, the ability to understand questions is critical for participation in social interactions and success across all curriculum areas. Comprehension Questions for 8 & 9 Year Olds has been developed as an essential resource for Oral Language Development. At this age, questions require students to predict, interpret and evaluate. For example: How do you think the girl would feel? What do you think…? If you were the mum, what would you do? What made the boy say that? Designed by Speech Pathologists for teachers and parents for use in schools, daycare and in the home this program provides 8 and 9 year olds with: Lists of developmentally appropriate picture books and comprehension questions. Samples of 8 and 9 year old age-appropriate answers and samples of inadequate answers. Techniques and strategies to implement when a child provides an inadequate answer. An instruction booklet that outlines how the resource can be presented to a whole class, small groups or individual home setting. Each card reminds the importance of repeated reading of picture books and outlines a collection of questions to be asked on day 1, then further questions to be asked on days 2, 3 and 4. 33 cards that model appropriate questions and responses for the books listed in the Recommended Books for 8 and 9 Year Olds such as ‘The Gruffalo’, ‘Diary of a Wombat’, ‘The Giving Tree’, ‘Possum Magic’, ‘Ella Kazoo Will Not Brush Her Hair’. The questions are primarily inferential, predictive, evaluative and appreciative type questions. Two easy to administer progress checks; are included, to check on the acquisition of comprehension questioning ability. The other programs within the range include: Comprehension Questions for 3 year olds (Mc3) Explanation video for parent training Comprehension Questions for 4 year olds (Mc4) Explanation video for parent training Comprehension Questions for 5 year olds (Mc5) Explanation video for parent training Comprehension Questions for 6 & 7 year olds (Mc6) Explanation video for parent training Comprehension Questions for 8 & 9 year olds (Mc8) Explanation video for parent training

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  • Generating Narratives – Set 2
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    A resource for helping children to start expressing themselves verbally and in writing through the use of multiple picture prompts.

    The aim of Comprehension Questions for 8 & 9 Year Olds is to train parents and teachers to ask developmentally appropriate questions and to evaluate the quality of a child’s oral answer. If an insufficient answer is provided by a child, there are examples of how to assist the child to answer the question specifically with sufficient information. From 8 years of age, students should love engaging with their peers and adults. Therefore, the ability to understand questions is critical for participation in social interactions and success across all curriculum areas. Comprehension Questions for 8 & 9 Year Olds has been developed as an essential resource for Oral Language Development. At this age, questions require students to predict, interpret and evaluate. For example: How do you think the girl would feel? What do you think…? If you were the mum, what would you do? What made the boy say that? Designed by Speech Pathologists for teachers and parents for use in schools, daycare and in the home this program provides 8 and 9 year olds with: Lists of developmentally appropriate picture books and comprehension questions. Samples of 8 and 9 year old age-appropriate answers and samples of inadequate answers. Techniques and strategies to implement when a child provides an inadequate answer. An instruction booklet that outlines how the resource can be presented to a whole class, small groups or individual home setting. Each card reminds the importance of repeated reading of picture books and outlines a collection of questions to be asked on day 1, then further questions to be asked on days 2, 3 and 4. 33 cards that model appropriate questions and responses for the books listed in the Recommended Books for 8 and 9 Year Olds such as ‘The Gruffalo’, ‘Diary of a Wombat’, ‘The Giving Tree’, ‘Possum Magic’, ‘Ella Kazoo Will Not Brush Her Hair’. The questions are primarily inferential, predictive, evaluative and appreciative type questions. Two easy to administer progress checks; are included, to check on the acquisition of comprehension questioning ability. The other programs within the range include: Comprehension Questions for 3 year olds (Mc3) Explanation video for parent training Comprehension Questions for 4 year olds (Mc4) Explanation video for parent training Comprehension Questions for 5 year olds (Mc5) Explanation video for parent training Comprehension Questions for 6 & 7 year olds (Mc6) Explanation video for parent training Comprehension Questions for 8 & 9 year olds (Mc8) Explanation video for parent training

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    A resource helping children to start expressing themselves verbally and in writing on the basis of multiple picture prompts.

    The aim of Comprehension Questions for 8 & 9 Year Olds is to train parents and teachers to ask developmentally appropriate questions and to evaluate the quality of a child’s oral answer. If an insufficient answer is provided by a child, there are examples of how to assist the child to answer the question specifically with sufficient information. From 8 years of age, students should love engaging with their peers and adults. Therefore, the ability to understand questions is critical for participation in social interactions and success across all curriculum areas. Comprehension Questions for 8 & 9 Year Olds has been developed as an essential resource for Oral Language Development. At this age, questions require students to predict, interpret and evaluate. For example: How do you think the girl would feel? What do you think…? If you were the mum, what would you do? What made the boy say that? Designed by Speech Pathologists for teachers and parents for use in schools, daycare and in the home this program provides 8 and 9 year olds with: Lists of developmentally appropriate picture books and comprehension questions. Samples of 8 and 9 year old age-appropriate answers and samples of inadequate answers. Techniques and strategies to implement when a child provides an inadequate answer. An instruction booklet that outlines how the resource can be presented to a whole class, small groups or individual home setting. Each card reminds the importance of repeated reading of picture books and outlines a collection of questions to be asked on day 1, then further questions to be asked on days 2, 3 and 4. 33 cards that model appropriate questions and responses for the books listed in the Recommended Books for 8 and 9 Year Olds such as ‘The Gruffalo’, ‘Diary of a Wombat’, ‘The Giving Tree’, ‘Possum Magic’, ‘Ella Kazoo Will Not Brush Her Hair’. The questions are primarily inferential, predictive, evaluative and appreciative type questions. Two easy to administer progress checks; are included, to check on the acquisition of comprehension questioning ability. The other programs within the range include: Comprehension Questions for 3 year olds (Mc3) Explanation video for parent training Comprehension Questions for 4 year olds (Mc4) Explanation video for parent training Comprehension Questions for 5 year olds (Mc5) Explanation video for parent training Comprehension Questions for 6 & 7 year olds (Mc6) Explanation video for parent training Comprehension Questions for 8 & 9 year olds (Mc8) Explanation video for parent training