Three Fremantle Press titles are in the running for major awards and another has been highly commended, plus the life’s work of a Fremantle Press writer has been remembered and recognised. Stellarphant is shortlisted for the 2022 Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Picture Book of the Year and the 2021 Aurealis Award for Best Children’s […]

nlimited Futures: Visionary, Speculative Blak and Black Fiction is now available and we’re over the moon for all the contributors, editors, designers and publishers involved. A week past the release, we asked editors Rafeif Ismail and Ellen van Neerven to reflect on the journey thus far.

Kyle Hughes-Odgers captures children’s attention and gets their imagination racing in his new board book, Everything You Want to See. Spark kids creativity by asking them what they imagine an alien or monster looking like and getting them to create their own in these fun activity sheets.

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'Create your own alien'

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'Create your own monster'

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In The Vexatious Haunting of Lily Griffin, Lily works to solve the mysteries surrounding her family in this three part book packed full of adventure, magic and a little bit of history. This Word Find activity sheet fosters and builds word recognition skills, visual cues, spelling and improves concentration. For more teaching activities, download the […]

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'Solve a mystery with Lily Griffin'

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In Alex and the Alpacas Ride Again by Kathryn Lefroy, Alex, Leeui and Grandpa Jacob work together to transcribe an ancient language and crack the code in order to save the day. This code breaker activity sheet is designed for kids to create their code and write a message to a loved one. For more […]

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'Code Breaker'

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Katie Stewart, author of three books for younger readers, knows that goal-setting isn’t an innate ability, but a skill to be learned. In this blog post, she shares how and why teaching kids to set goals at a young age is an important step towards building confidence and resilience.   

The Light series by Dianne Wolfer and illustrated by Brian Simmonds includes The Last Light Horse, In the Lamplight, Light Horse Boy and Lighthouse Girl. These four books each look at some of the historical figures who played a part in World War I and are suitable for children to read as they learn about […]

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'The Light series activity sheets'

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Kyle Hughes-Odgers is the creator of a new board book Everything You Want to See. The artist and father takes us through how he gets his ideas and the collaborative process of translating them onto the page. Everything You Want to See started as an idea in March 2020 at the start of the pandemic. […]

The Perth Festival Writers Weekend provided West Australian readers and writers with the opportunity to hear from a diverse range of authors, creators and professionals in the industry. I attended the Fremantle Press event ‘The Business of Being a Writer’ on a lovely Friday afternoon at the Fremantle Arts Centre. With the ever-evolving nature of […]

Lion, is that you? by Moira Court is a gorgeous multi-layered new picture book that plays on myths about big cats stalking through the Australian bush. We asked Moira to share with us five books featuring big cats that she loved reading to her daughter. We think you’ll agree her choices, would make wonderful, purring […]

In Lion Is That You? author and illustrator Moira Court takes us on a journey through the Australian bush, searching for lions. This wildflower activity sheet is designed for kids to identify the wildflowers in the Australian bush. For more teaching activities, download the free teaching notes here.

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'Identify these wildflowers'

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Stars in Their Eyes creators Aśka and Jessica Walton, and Stellarphant creator James Foley are over the moon about their latest news. All three celebrated their books making it onto the Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable Book list. Plus, all three are thrilled to announce American publications. Stellarphant will be published in the USA […]

In The Last Light Horse we meet Sandy, one of the 136,000 horses that was sent to fight during the First World War, and the only horse that came home. Learn about Sandy and his experiences in this activity sheet designed to test children’s research skills. For more teaching activities, download the free teaching notes […]

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'The Last Light Horse Activity'

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We’ve all got our own special talent that makes us unique and in Wombat Can’t Sing by Katie Stewart, Wombat learns his in this heart-warming tale about learning your limits and finding your strengths. This activity sheet is designed to get kids thinking about what skills are unique to those around us and how these […]

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'Wombat Can't Sing Activity'

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Lion Is That You? is a picture book that takes kids on adventure through the Australian bush to search for lions that are rumoured to have been left behind by a travelling circus. This Feline Fun activity sheet is designed for kids to identify the native and invasive species living in Australia. For more teaching […]

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'Lion Is That You? Activity'

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Written by Kathryn Lefroy, Alex and the Alpacas Save the World, has it all a magical prophecy, talking alpacas and evil spirits. Alex must use all her brains, brawn and bravery in order to survive and save her family and friends. The Create Your Own Prophecy Maker activity sheet is a fun way to predict […]

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'Alex and the Alpacas Activity'

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Chickensaurus is the fourth children’s graphic novel in the S.Tinker Inc. series. The series follows Sally Tinker and her brother as they navigate through all of Sally’s inventions. The Escape the Hedge Maze activity sheet is a great resource for improving cognitive skills, sharpening their memory, building focus and boosts their problem solving skills. For […]

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'Chickensaurus Maze Activity'

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'Chickensaurus Mash Activity'

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Backyard Birds by Helen Milroy is a children’s picture book which celebrates the birds in our backyards. The Backyard Birds 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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'Backyard Birds'

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At the Dog Park by Moira Court is a children’s picture book which incorporates lively prose and different art mediums to teach children about opposites. The Opposites activity sheet is designed to teach children about antonyms and opposites, developing their visual and written literacy, fine motor skills and identification skills. For more teaching activities, download […]

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'At the Dog Park Opposites Activity'

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Shine is a picture book about the love between a parent and a child, celebrating the beauty and joy of everyday family life, through mess and chaos and daily routines. Illustrator Ruth de Vos and author Danny Parker are both extremely family orientated, and they created this book to highlight love and joy. This activity […]

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'Shine Activity'

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In Beneath the Trees, Cam and Sophie are on an adventure to see a platypus in the wild. But what is a platypus? Author Cristy Burne is passionate about learning through doing and loves to inspire creativity, daring and resilience in her readers. This activity sheet incorporates biological science, English and visual art using research, […]

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'Beneath the Trees Activity'

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Bella and the Voyaging House by Meg Mckinlay is the second installment in the Bella series. In this novel, Bella and the house go in search for her grandfather’s figurine but things don’t quite go to plan. The Search with Bella activity sheet develops word recognition skills, visual cues, spelling and improves concentration. For more […]

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'Bella and the Voyaging House Activity'

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At the fan convention, Maisie can’t wait to meet her favourite character – an amputee superhero! But being a queer, disabled teenager with chronic pain comes with challenges. Can Maisie make it through the day without falling over or falling in love? Author Jessica Walton and illustrator Aśka created Stars in Their Eyes to represent […]

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'Stars in their Eyes Activity'

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