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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Stellarphant tells the story of Stella, who wants to become an astronaut. There’s only one problem: Stella is an elephant. James Foley’s picture book was created to teach children about equity, diversity, feminism, equality and discrimination. This activity encourages children to use fine motors skills and express ideas using visual literacy. For more teaching activities, […]
Where Do The Stars Go? is a children’s picture book about Possum who asks his friends where the stars go during the day. Katie Stewart wanted this book to stimulate curiosity and imaginative thinking while highlighting Australian flora and fauna. This activity is designed to encourage critical thinking, research skills, creativity, and written and visual […]
When bricks start to go missing from the town of Littlelight, the mayor whips his citizens into a frenzy of aggravation. But when the townspeople find the thief, and her motive, they discover perhaps it is the mayor who is the problem. Kelly Canby’s picture book Littlelight is a thought-provoking tale of tolerance, diversity and […]
Backyard Bugs is a boldly illustrated book from First Nations author and illustrator Helen Milroy, which takes you on an adventure through the garden, to search for all the creepy-crawlies that you may find there. Identify the bugs and colour them in this activity sheet that will get kids out in their backyards. Colouring-in activity […]
Backyard Beasties by Helen Milroy is sending us into the garden to see what creatures live there in this stunning picture book. Backyard Beasties is designed to teach us all about the croaking, barking, screeching, mewling creatures that share our homes, and this activity sheet helps kids identify what lives around us. For more teaching […]
Written by Ezekiel Kwaymullina and illustrated by Sally Morgan, We All Sleep is a picture book that celebrates the interconnectedness of people and animals in lyrical language and sumptuous colour. The Make Your Own Mobile activity sheet is great for expressing creativity and identifying objects. For more teaching activities, download the free teaching notes here.
Can a Skeleton Have an X-Ray? is a picture book that sparks young imaginations by visualising all those questions young children love to ask. Each illustration is skillfully drawn by Kyle Hughes-Odgers who brings his unique vision to these and many other questions. The What Lives on Mars? activity sheet was created to inspire creativity. […]
I Love Me is a children’s picture book and board book which celebrates individuality and encourages self-esteem. Acclaimed creators Sally Morgan and Ambelin Kwaymullina, this book encourages visual and written comprehension using rhyme and illustrations. The I Love Me Self-Portrait Activity activity is a great learning tool for self-awareness, human anatomy and self-esteem building. For […]
One Thousand Trees is a picture book that tells the story of Frankie, who dreams of a thousand trees … overthem, under them, through them, above them. Kyle Hughes-Odgers takes readers on a journey of imagination and discovery, exploring the art of nature and the nature of art. This activity sheet encourages children to think […]
Colour Me is a children’s picture book that uses the rainbow as a metaphor for our diversity and uniqueness. Ezekiel Kwaymullina and Moira Court use screen prints and evocative prose to deliver a strong message of diversity and inclusion. The Colour Me colouring-in activity sheet encourages individuality, creativity and self-awareness. For more teaching activities, download […]
More and More and More by Ian Mulch is a children’s picture book about Henry Harper who hurtles through space and loves collecting things. When he meets a new friend called Kate, they decide to collect more and more and more … until one day, their planet begins to crumble under the weight of all […]
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 […]