Inspired by Chenée Marrapodi’s debut junior fiction novel, One Wrong Turn, get ready to put your best foot forward with these activity sheets.

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'Famous, infamous or fictional?'

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In One Wrong Turn Chenée Marrapodi has made all the right turns (of phrase that is). It’s a great book for middle readers and a wonderful retelling of the traditional ballet story. Told with subtlety and honesty, she replaces the ballet clichés with a realistic portrayal of the grit, determination and teamwork required by our […]

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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'Identify the missing Noongar words'

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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.

Fremantle Press poet Caitlin Maling, who is on the cusp of releasing Spore or Seed (July 2023), has been awarded the inaugural creative McAuley Fellowship at the University of Tasmania worth $10,000. Caitlin will spend two weeks in Hobart writing and presenting a masterclass for students and an event for the general public. The fellowship […]

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 […]

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'Colour Me Activity'

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A celebration of baby achievements, Say Hooray is the perfect book to engage the whole family in those special moments of a baby’s early days.

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'Say Hooray Activity Sheets'

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More than 4,500 Western Australian children across 102 playgroups, kindergartens and early education centres received a mini library of three picture books to take home this week.The gift includes Colour Me by Ezekiel Kwaymullina and Moira Court, Rodney by Kelly Canby and More and More and More by Ian Mutch. Kelly Canby, who launched the […]

The Last Light Horse by Dianne Wolfer and Backyard Beasties by Helen Milroy have been recognised as Notable Books in their respective categories in the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Book of the Year Awards. Backyard Beasties is a Notable book in the Early Childhood category. Both written and illustrated by Professor Helen Milroy – […]

As mums ourselves, we wanted to create a book our babies would have loved – something fun that also fed their growing brains! Say Hooray engages babies on multiple levels by stimulating their senses and helping them build an understanding of language, the world around them and themselves. Say Hooray also has the potential to […]

Two Fremantle Press books and five Fremantle Press writers are in the running to win the award for fan favourite! Stellarphant by James Foley and Mel and Shell by Julia Lawrinson both made the shortlist, alongside books by fellow Fremantle Press writers Cristy Burne, Sean E. Avery and HM Waugh. To find out more or […]

Get ready to discover the birds living in the Australian bush with Palyku author and illustrator Helen Milroy in her vibrant picture book, Bush Birds.

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'Bush BIrds'

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Timeless by Kelly Canby is a vibrant picture book about one boy who discovers the secret of time.

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'Timeless Activity Sheets'

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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 […]

Based on the award-winning book by novelist Holden Sheppard, Stan and Screenwest have announced that the television series Invisible Boys is the successful recipient of their joint development initiative. Sheppard said it was a dream come true to hear the project now had the financial backing of both organisations, and he was heartened by their […]

Two gripping new productions will provide theatre audiences with a powerful fusion of great Fremantle Press books, live theatre and cinema. Based on Dianne Wolfer’s award-winning quartet of picture books for older readers, The Lighthouse Girl Saga will open at Albany’s Princess Royal Theatre (Albany Entertainment Centre) on 23 February before playing in Busselton on […]

Noongar Boodja Waangkan: Noongar First Words is for those interested in learning about the vibrant, living First Nations language and culture of the Noongar people. Created by Wadjak Balardong Noongar and Badimaya Yamatji author Jayden Boundry, and Wardandi Noongar and Ait Koedhal illustrator Tyrown Waigana, it is an illustrated book of first Noongar words.

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'Noongar Walken'

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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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Ninni Yabini is dual language picture book written by Cheryl Kickett-Tucker, and illustrated with striking contemporary artwork by Tyrown Waigana. In Ninni Yabini, Mother and Father swan are busy rebuilding their nest after a storm when their baby, Ninni Yabini, wanders off. Luckily, the evening star, his namesake, comes out to guide him home. This […]

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'Yabini's feathers'

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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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Brobot is the first 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 Design Your Own Robot activity sheet is a great resource to spark creative and logical thinking and to encourage attention to detail. For more teaching activities, […]

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'Brobot Activity'

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The Wreckers’ Revenge is the second book following on from Norman Jorgensen’s The Smuggler’s Curse. This children’s fiction adventure series follows Red Read who is sold to an infamous smuggler plying his trade off the north-west coast of Australia in the closing days of the 19th century. The Shipwreck Survival activity sheet was designed to […]

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'The Wreckers' Revenge Activity'

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Mel and Shell is about two best friends living in 1979. Swedish pop group ABBA rules the airwaves and roller skating is cool. Confiding in her pen pal from 1829, Shell discovers she has a lot to learn about loyalty and honesty. The Dear Pen Pal activity sheet encourages research into history and fosters imagination. […]

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'Mel and Shell Activity'

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