Wombat, Mudlark and Other Stories is a collection of eight stories by Helen Milroy about Australian animals and nature. The Australian Animals Fact activity sheet is designed to encourage attention to detail and information retention through paraphrasing. For more teaching activities, download the free teaching notes here.

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Violet and Nothing is a picture book by Fiona Burrows which celebrates curiosity, creativity, and deeper thinking.  Author and illustrator Fiona Burrows is passionate about creativity, imagination and education. The What Are You Thinking About? activity sheet fosters visual and written literacy skills, visual art skills, creativity and self-reflection. For more teaching activities, download the […]

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Maddie in the Middle is a coming-of-age novel about friendship, growing up, and finding independence. This activity sheet is designed to develop written literacy, reading, research and identification skills. For more teaching activities, download the free teaching notes here.

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Antarctica is a picture book by artist and author Moira Court which combines lyrical prose, counting and illustrations of Antarctic animals. The Colour in Antarctica activity sheet is designed to creatively improve identification skills, fine motor skills, and visual and written literacy. For more teaching activities, download the free teaching notes here.

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Mental health language matters and we all have to do better. There’s been a lot of talk in the last few years about the way we use language. How it can cause prejudice. But what about the way we use language surrounding mental health? More often than not it’s derogatory. Social change is the constant, […]

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It’s just two months until 3 February 2022 when entries will open for the City of Fremantle Hungerford Award for an unpublished work of fiction, narrative non-fiction or young adult fiction by an unpublished writer. The winner receives a cash prize of $15,000 and a publishing contract with Fremantle Press. To help keep you motivated, […]

Julie Sprigg, author of Small Steps: A Physio in Ethiopia, has vowed to give her Christmas royalty cheque to Direct Reach Ethiopia. A Perth-based organisation, Direct Reach Ethiopia runs programs that empower people living in extreme poverty by supporting children’s education and increasing the earning capacity of Ethiopian women. Julie said, ‘Small Steps is about […]

It was a day of sparkling wine, squishy cheese, good friends, family and fun when David Whish-Wilson launched Sally Scott’s debut cosy crime novel Fromage at Nikolai Estate in WA’s Swan Valley. Here’s what he has to say about the book. As a crime writer, and lover of great writing more generally, Fromage was a […]

Best known for her history of the Durack family, Kings in Grass Castles, Dame Mary Durack Miller was a friend and confidante to many celebrated writers, actors and artists, and an active and much leaned-upon president of the Fellowship of Australian Writers. Drawing on a great accumulation of firsthand sources, principally her mother’s diaries and […]

Patrick Marlborough is a neurodivergent non-binary writer, comedian, journalist, critic and musician based in Fremantle, WA. They have been published in Vice, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, Junkee, Noisey, Meanjin, Overland, Crikey, The Lifted Brow, Cordite, Going Down Swinging, Pedestrian, Kotaku, The Betoota Advocate and ‘beloved other’. They are a passionate mental health […]

In the wake of releasing the book she co-wrote with Deborah Hunn, How to Be an Author: The Business of Being a Writer in Australia, Fremantle Press publisher Georgia Richter has been busy chatting to writers in a new Facebook group aimed at making the Australian publishing industry more accessible.

A few short weeks after the release of her first novel, Eye of a Rook, Josephine Taylor paused to reflect on her path to publication.

Hi, I’m Emma Young. My debut novel, The Last Bookshop, is about Cait Copper, owner of the last bookshop in the city centre and the last independent store remaining on the city’s most exclusive strip. Cait thought she’d reached happily ever after when she opened Book Fiend, but the city’s changing. Costs are rising, profits […]

The roar on the other side of silence ‘If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life,’ George Eliot wrote in Middlemarch, ‘it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel’s heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence.’

Congratulations to Helen Milroy, author of Backyard Birds and Katie Stewart, author of What Colour is the Sea? for being shortlisted for this year’s Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards.

I was going to be a writer when I grew up. That belief forged my identity from the age of six, when I won the Keilor City Library short story competition with a priggish moral tale called ‘The Rabbit Who Loved Smoking’.

We’re just one month away from the start of National Novel Writing Month (#NaNoWriMo) where thousands of emerging writers across the world take part in a challenge to write a 50,000 word novel between 1 and 30 November.

Hello, I’m James Foley, author of the hugely popular S.Tinker Inc. series of graphic novels for younger readers that includes Brobot, Dungzilla and my new book, Gastronauts.

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a writer? Ever pondered how successful authors got published? Susan Midalia, author of The Art of Persuasion, talks about how she started out, the difficulties of getting published and how the industry has changed.

Acclaimed poet Tracy Ryan’s ninth poetry collection, The Water Bearer, is an intimate exploration of water and its many forms, from filling a second-hand cooler in an old country house to swimming lessons and ocean riptides. In this stunning volume, Ryan explores water as the life-giving and life-taking force that defines our existence.


Cate’s month

What’s been happening in the wonderful world of children’s literature at Fremantle Press with Cate Sutherland, publisher.

Author Norman Jorgensen’s research notes on inspiring Viking women.

Fremantle Press joined forces with Curtin University’s Department of Film, Television and Screen Arts this semester to produce book trailers for a number of the Press’ new titles.