We know many of you are avid readers, so we’ve reached out to some education experts for their top book picks to pack in your holiday suitcase.

Do you have a book recommendation? Let us know on Twitter (@aitsl) and we'll share it around!

Ernie Dances to the Didgeridoo (Lester, A)

Recommended by Hagar Nadjamerrek, NT Indigenous Educator of the Year 2019


Alex's Adventures in Numberland (Bellos, A)

Recommended by Eddie Woo, Teacher and Australia's Local Hero at the Australian of the Year Awards 2018


The Dovekeepers
(Hoffman, A)

Recommended by Mark A Mowbray, Principal & AITSL Board Member


Why Don't Students Like School?
(Willingham, D)

Recommended by Emeritus Professor Dylan Wiliam, UCL Institute of Education.


Teacher: One woman's struggle to keep the heart in teaching
(Stroud, G)

Recommended by Rachael Lehr, Deputy Principal and Administrator of the #PrimarySTEMChat


Let the Children Play (Sahlberg, P and Doyle, W)

Recommended by Renez Lammon, HALT & AITSL Board Member

Machines Like Me
(McEwan, I)

Recommended by Laureate Professor John Hattie, AITSL Board Chair


Using Data to Improve Learning:
A Practical Guide
for Busy Teachers (Shaddock, A)

Recommended by Susan Hammond, HALT


Imperfect Leadership
(Munby, S)

Recommended by Professor Andy Hargreaves, Research Professor


Too Much Lip
(Lucashenko, M)

Recommended by Beth Blackwood, Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia


Literacies in Early Childhood: Foundations for Equity and Quality (Woods, A and Exley, B)

Recommended by Professor Donna Pendergast, QELi Board Chair and AITSL Board Member


Four Levels of Training and Evaluation (Kirkpatrick, J)

Recommended by James Ellis, HALT