We’ve got freebies galore to take you into the school holidays

School holidays are almost upon us, and as your class activities start to wind down, keep your students engaged by getting your hands on our amazing classroom resources and activities.

Email admin@fremantlepress.com.au to order yours while stocks last, or download and print your own using the picture links below.

Primary school

What Colour Is The Sea? by Katie Stewart

Teaching Notes

Koala has a question for her friends – what colour is the sea? But they all give her different answers, and Koala doesn’t know who to believe, so she decides to find out for herself. Katie Stewart’s beautifully illustrated book is an excellent way to explain perception and forming your own opinion.

Download and print the colouring-in sheet and let your kids have fun drawing all the colours they see in the Australian wildlife.


Backyard Birds by Helen Milroy

Teaching Notes

Indigenous creator Helen Milroy celebrates the birds in our backyards. From laughing kookaburras to prancing mudlarks, this boldly illustrated book is a fun and lively read for the very young.

Download and print the activity sheet and get hold of some bookmarks.

Antarctica by Moira Court

Teaching notes

Penguins, seals, whales and starfish … In this colourful counting book, Moira Court uses the animals of Antarctica to help littlies learn numbers.

Download and print the colouring-in sheet and grab some stickers to brighten up your classroom.

Antarctica_ActivitySheet Antarctica sticker

Middle Readers

Goldfields Girl by Elaine Forrestal

Teaching Notes

Goldfields Girl is based on the true story of Clara Saunders, a 14-year-old girl who, in 1892, set off in search of adventure in the outback town of Coolgardie.

Test your knowledge of life in gold rush era Australia by downloading our crossword puzzle.


The Lost Stone of SkyCity by HM Waugh

Teaching Notes

Sunaya’s peaceful village life is turned upside down when a simple mountain mission turns into a death-defying quest for survival.

Winter treks to summer pastures, mythical Ice-People that are scarily real, avalanches, ice falls, power plays, mysterious magic and surprising friendships – it seems not everything in life is set in stone …

Test your limits with our mountain-climbing, avalanche-avoiding game activity sheet.

Lost-Stone_ActivitySheet LostStone_bookmark


The Children’s Book Council of Australia have announced the Notables List for 2019 and we’re proud to announce that the following titles from Fremantle Press were featured.

Invisible Boys by Holden Sheppard

Teaching Notes

In a small town, everyone thinks they know you: Charlie is a hardcore rocker who’s not as tough as he looks. Hammer is a footy jock with big AFL dreams, and an even bigger ego. Zeke is a shy over-achiever, never macho enough for his family. But all three boys hide who they really are. When the truth is revealed, will it set them free or blow them apart?


Rodney by Kelly Canby

Teaching Notes

Rodney is a small tortoise with a big dream: all he wants to be is larger. Then one day, Rodney’s dream comes true – or does it? It’s all a matter of perspective!

Test your animal knowledge, and your perception, with our activity sheet featuring Rodney and his friends.

Maddie in the Middle by Julia Lawrinson

Teaching Notes

Maddie Lee is in year six. Her best and oldest friend Katy is busy with school duties and music, and Maddie feels lost and lonely. When the opportunity comes to make a new friend in Samara, the new girl, Maddie wants more than anything to become friends with her. But Samara’s friendship comes at a high price, with consequences Maddie could never have imagined.

Can you tell your cello from your tuba? Download our activity sheet and help organise the musical instruments into their instrument families.


All of these titles are available at discounts starting at 10% for class sets of 10 or more. Find out more.

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