Cyclones and Shadows is a collection of First Nations stories for young readers drawing together four tales from the Waarda series, first edited by acclaimed author Sally Morgan. The Create Your Own Character activity was designed to motivate creative thinking and expression through visual literacy. For more teaching activities, download the free teaching notes click […]

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The Hole Story by Kelly Canby is a joyous story about Charlie who finds a hole. He picks it up and pops it in his pocket. But it doesn’t take Charlie long to realise that a hole in your pocket is not a good thing to have … This activity sheet is designed to develop […]

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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 […]

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Bush and Beyond is a short story collection drawing together four tales for younger readers from the Waarda series of First Nations stories, edited by acclaimed author Sally Morgan. The Create Your Own Special Tree activity sheet supports visual and written literacy, creativity and fine motor skills. For more teaching activities, download the free teaching […]

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Cristy Burne’s Off The Track is an adventure novel for young readers about the bush, disconnecting from technology, and self-discovery. The Make Your Own Survival Whistle activity sheet incorporates science and visual art to foster active listening, creativity and design skills. For more teaching activities, download the free teaching notes here.

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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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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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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 […]

Rights to James Foley’s newest picture book Stellarphant have been sold to Kane Miller in the USA.

One of the questions I get asked about my picture books is ‘Why are they about animals?’ The automatic response for me would be ‘Because I love animals’, but the truth is a little more complex.

In 2019, I had the chance to travel to Eungella National Park in Queensland to see wild platypus. I wasn’t planning to write an adventure novel starring a monotreme … And I wasn’t planning to spend a day battling mud and swollen rivers and carnivorous worms, either. But somehow, both of those things happened and […]

Just days after receiving the Australian Mental Health Prize and right in the middle of NAIDOC Week 2020, Fremantle Press First Nations children’s book writer and illustrator Helen Milroy was named the WA state recipient of Australian of the Year 2021.

This term we asked some of our favourite writers to send us their top storytelling tips and tricks with a couple of writing exercises to boot. Take a look below and don’t forget to download your free poster for the classroom or order it from admin@fremantlepress.com.au.

In the lead-up to summer holidays, keep children engaged in the classroom with our free activity sheets and teaching notes. We’ve also got a selection of bookmarks to give away – just email admin@fremantlepress.com.au to get your hands on them.

Sally Tinker is back with a new adventure in invention! The fourth book from the mind of James Foley in the S.Tinker Inc. graphic novel for junior readers series is out now.

Stock up your classroom with some free activity sheets, door hangers, teaching notes and bookmarks. We’ve rounded up a selection of the latest.

Head down to the City of Perth Library from now until 18 October for an amazing exhibition by our children’s and YA authors. The exhibit will showcase the inspiration, draft notes and illustrations, artworks and more behind their books.

When you want to find books by and about Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander Peoples for your classroom or library, which resources do you turn to? The NCACL has just launched a new database, which they hope will be invaluable to teachers in their search for the most appropriate materials to share with their […]

Storyathon for Kids Write a microstory that is exactly 100 words. This writing competition is open to children in years 3–8 during each school term. You can submit up to three stories for one competition, and you can enter all or just a few of the competitions run each year.

Kelly Canby’s new book, Littlelight, is already on the reprint list after COVID-19 led Fremantle Press to let our booksellers get the book earlier than its release date. In this e-interview, Kelly tells us more about the book and shares some recent news.

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.

Would you like some free classroom activities, stickers or bookmarks? Here’s a selection of the latest.

Our authors are still out there running workshops and talking to classrooms online. Read on to find out what’s available in the coming weeks.