Beyond the Book Reading
Researching events past, present, and future helps enhance your reading experience. Family Tree Novel series readers are introduced to a variety of historical and social events throughout the novel series. Choose to explore or to expand your knowledge of these events on your songline.
1. Second source reading on Australian slang language: Wordbook of Australian Idiom—Aussie Slang, by Kerrin P. Rowe
2: Kentucky Derby: www.kentuckyderby.com
3. Australian Tea Tree: learn more at www.teatree.org.au
5. Kentucky Book Fair: learn more at www.kyhumanities.org/kentuckybookfair.html
6. Featherdale Wildlife Park, Sydney, Australia: learn more at www.featherdale.com.au
7. Brumby Pony: learn more at www.animalsofaustralia.com/brumby_horse_facts
8. “Read a Book to Write Your Story” Discover how books change your life by journaling in a Best Sketchbook while you read. “One word can change your life.”
To learn more about a specific events, use our website to search topics using keywords from the Family Tree Novel series.