What do good illustrators and authors do when they sit down to write a book? Sally Tinker, the leading character of Brobot: now available in colour, ponders this question with her author and creator James Foley. James’s new edition of Brobot: now available in colour is available in all good bookshops and online. Gastronauts: now available in colour is due for release […]

Djinang Bonar: Seeing Seasons by Ebony Froome and Leanne Zilm takes readers through the six Noongar seasons and is a wonderful way to learn some Noongar language. Listen to Ebony read the story in Noongar.

The Koori Curriculum Book Summit Recordings for 2023 are now available for educators. Fremantle Press’s own Helen Milroy is among the list of contributors for 2023 with her picture book Wombat, Mudlark and Other Stories. Access to the 2023 Koori Curriculum allows patrons to hear what’s behind the stories created by First Nations storytellers. You and your classroom […]

In Nedingar: Ancestors by Isobel Bevis and Leanne Zilm, the main character says ‘Ngaangk, ngany koodakarn djinang nganyang nedingar wer kaadatj baalabany’, or ,‘Please Mum, I want to meet my Ancestors and know who they are’. What do you think her answer was? To find out, listen to Isobel reading from her book. Then download […]

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Nedingar: Ancestors by Isobel Bevis and Leanne Zilm is a lyrical, dual language picture book that celebrates the beauty of Country and family. Listen to Isobel read the story in Noongar.

What went into space first, the chicken or the egg?

Born in 1927, Gladys Milroy was taken to the Parkerville Orphanage at two years old and spent the next 14 years separated from her mother, Daisy. Gladys say, ‘I think the thing is about growing up in an orphanage is that you live in a story all the time because that’s the way you survive.’

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.

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.

Anzac Day marks the anniversary of Australia’s first major military action, and is also a national day of remembrance that commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations.

Helen Milroy, and her friend Honey the brush tail possum, have a special message for everyone spending extra time at home this week. They say that the best way to enjoy your time is to read some books about native Australian animals.

Fiona Burrows might have only recently released her debut picture book as both author and illustrator, Violet and Nothing, earlier this year, but she’s been writing and drawing since she was in school.

Ever wondered what makes an idea good or bad? Sally Tinker, the world’s foremost inventor under the age of twelve, asks author and illustrator James Foley just what is the big idea?

Meet Me at the Intersection contributor Rafeif Ismail is a Perth-based, emerging Muslim writer who is a refugee from Sudan identifying as queer. She will be on a panel focusing on diversity at the Great Big Book Club Tea Party, an event co-hosted by the City of Melville and Fremantle Press at AH Bracks Library […]

When we first met Mimi Helm she was a Curtin University student and one of a group of emerging filmmakers who had been tasked with making a book trailer for Fremantle Press as part of their coursework.

A younger brother with a built-in cupcake oven? Who wouldn’t want that? James Foley is one of the authors on Russ the Story Bus, which kicks off the Sydney Writers’ Festival’s Children’s Festival of Moving Stories with a trip to schools in Western Sydney and, for the first time, the NSW regional centres of Bathurst, […]

Red Read’s life takes an alarming turn when his mother sells him to an infamous smuggler plying his trade off the north-west coast in the closing days of the 19th century. Author Norman Jorgensen provides a sneak preview.

Chris Nixon’s book trailer shows exactly what happens when you wake the panda! Pandamonia is available in all good bookstores and online now. Read the teaching notes or order a free set of bookmarks from events@fremantlepress.com.au.

Just when famed youth reporter Pollo di Nozi thinks she’ll never find another news story, she stumbles upon not one but two very surprising secrets.

Peacock Visuals has created a book trailer for Can a skeleton have an x-ray? by Kyle Hughes-Odgers.

Drawing on fascinating archival material, and interweaving fact with fiction, in this video award-winning author Dianne Wolfer deftly recreates the story of Fay Howe, the little girl from Breaksea Island. In doing so she depicts the hardships of those left at home during WWI — waiting, wondering and hoping. 

Illustrator Sean E. Avery takes us into his studio where he created the picture books All Monkeys Love Bananas and Harold and Grace.

Ages 3–5

No place like home

Being excited to contribute to the place you call home is what Kyle Hughes-Odgers’ art is all about. And it’s never too young to start in your own classroom! By helping students to discover their unique talents and their passions, we can support their involvement in the community and their ability to contribute.

Josh is as brave as a Viking warrior. And not much can scare a Viking. But when the two littlest Vikings go beserk, Josh, Grandpa and Viking World are in for a rocky ride. Here’s a sneak peek at the sequel to The Last Viking.