Need a last-minute Anzac Day activity? Why not get your students to create and use semaphore flags? The semaphore signalling method was used to communicate important military information, home-front anxieties and, eventually, hopes for a more peaceful world.

Dropping In by Geoff Havel is a novel for middle readers aged 10–14 with themes of friendship, bullying, living with disability, ADHD and cerebral palsy.

Harold and Grace by Sean E. Avery is a hilarious picture book for ages 3 to 8 with themes of friendship, bullying, metamorphosis and life cycles, plus wetland ecosystems.

From little things big things grow! To celebrate the launch of On a Small Island we’re offering free puppet activity sheets for schools, libraries and kindergartens. Just complete the form below. While stocks last.

We’re about to celebrate the release of The Last Viking Returns in September 2014. Why not try one of these fun activities?

With lots of kids attending the launch of The Last Viking Returns on 10 September 2014 I decided to get creative. Book launches can be notoriously dull, especially when author and illustrator speeches consist mostly of thanking everyone who gave birth to them or helped create the book or once said something kind about them […]

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.

Children will enjoy creating their very own How Frogmouth Found Her Home drawings, delighting in the bush creatures and colourful parade of Australian fauna.

Caterpillar and Butterfly is an Indigenous picture book with vibrant colour and delightfully alliterative text. Read the story in class. Using the colouring-in sheet, encourage students to create their very own colourful butterflies.

Classified variously as young adult, ‘new adult’ and adult, Whisky Charlie Foxtrot is a great read for senior secondary students. In this post, we invite you to listen to author Annabel Smith as she reads from the novel. A student activity and comprehensive teaching notes are available below.

Chris Nixon is the illustrator of the internationally renowned Jake series and Crocodile Cake but he’s so much more than that. He’s building a CV that includes public art, video direction and commercial illustration. Here are some notes about how he approaches each project and a video of Chris at work.

Based on the book Light Horse Boy by Dianne Wolfer, and using historical sources and Brian Simmonds’ evocative charcoal images, this is the story of Jim and his experience of the first world war.

This book trailer was created for Fremantle Press by students at Curtin University.