Mark Greenwood shares mysterious true Australian stories in his junior fiction series, beginning with The Dragon’s Treasure and The Vanishing. In the teaching activity for The Dragon’s Treasure, budding reporters share the story of discovering treasure on a remote West Australian beach, using the newspaper template for the Pirate Times. For The Vanishing, kids create their own comic strip: drawing the moment […]

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'Create A Comic/Dig Up A Story'

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Mark Greenwood is a history hunter. He enjoys searching for lost explorers and glittering treasure, delving into baffling mysteries and investigating famous cold cases. In this piece, he shares his passion for the unexplained and how that resulted in a new series of books. Why these mysteries in particular? I’m hooked on mystery, history and […]

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Anchors Away at South Coast Readers & Writers Festival 2024 with editor of Avast! Michael Earp

   July 13, 2024
   11.30am—2.10pm
   Thirroul District Community Centre & Library

Get your day or weekend pass to the South Coast Readers & Writers Festival and visit Fremantle Press author and editor of Avast! Pirate Stories From Transgender Authors, Michael Earp.

Holding a published copy of One Wrong Turn in my hands was a dream come true. I never entertained the idea of there being a sequel and the fact that it now exists is largely thanks to the enthusiasm of Australia’s dance community and of course, the wonderful team at Fremantle Press! Dance has been […]

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Chenee Marrapodi takes the dance party to Victoria with a book launch at Readings Kids, Carlton

   July 13, 2024
   2.00pm—4.00pm
   Readings Kids, Carlton

Author Chenée Marrapodi is about to put the pep in your step in the heart of Melbourne with the launch of Breaking Pointe, the thrilling sequel to One Wrong Turn.

Nedingar: Ancestors, a bilingual picture book by Isobel Bevis and Leanne Zilm, has been shortlisted for the Karajia Award by the Wilderness Society of Australia. Launched in 2022, the Karajia Award for Children’s Literature celebrates the First Nations authors illustrators who create children’s books that honour a connection to Country and tell stories exploring land, […]

In 1989, Mecak Ajang Alaak led the Lost Boys on a four-year journey from Ethiopia to Kenya to protect them from becoming child soldiers. To understand these countries better, create a country profile for each of the following four countries: South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya. This activity gives kids the opportunity to learn practical […]

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'Create A Profile For These African Countries'

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Tell us about Avast! What’s unique about it? Avast! is the first anthology of its kind to be traditionally published in this country! It’s fiction entirely written by transgender authors, each exploring the prompt of pirates. Why pirates? Why not?! When we were offered the chance to choose a theme ourselves, we wanted something playful but […]

Children’s publisher Cate Sutherland says, ‘When we first shortlisted Father of the Lost Boys for the City of Fremantle Hungerford Award, we didn’t know then what we know now – that the book would be embraced by readers and that working with Yuot would be such a delight. Both are great reasons for us to […]

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Williamstown Literary Festival Launch: Avast! Pirate Stories From Transgender Authors

   June 12, 2024
   6.00pm—7.00pm
   The Pirates Tavern, Williamstown VIC

Get ready to set sail with a crew of rebels and misfits as Maddison Stoff and editor Michael Earp launch Avast! Pirate Stories From Transgender Authors a thrilling anthology of pirate tales by seven trans and non-binary writers.

Permission to come aboard! Celebrate the launch of Avast! Pirate Stories from Transgender Authors an exciting new anthology edited by Michael Earp and Alison Evans.

Join us to celebrate the powerful collaboration between award-winning poet Nandi Chinna and Wagaba Nyikina Warra Elder, Professor Anne Poelina, as we launch their new poetry collection, Tossed Up by the Beak of a Cormorant: Poems of the Martuwarra Fitzroy River.

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.

In Into the Blue, what starts as a fun snorkelling adventure quickly becomes a test of character and conscience when Blair loses his brother’s beloved GoPro in the sea. On this map of the Omeo wreck on Coogee Beach, draw and label the plants, animals, lost objects, trash and treasure you might see on an old […]

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'Ship to Shore'

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Published in association with THEATRE 180, Courage Be My Friend by Jenny Davis OAM is the story of Sister Vivian Bullwinkel, who was the only survivor of the Bangka Island Massacre during World War II. Vivian’s selfless efforts to support her fellow prisoners of war in a Japanese camp garnered her many medals and saw her go on to […]

Sister Bullwinkel was a WWII hero who tended to patients in a Japanese prisoner of war camp in Indonesia. Find the right illnesses to diagnose the WWII patient like Vivien Bullwinkel does in Courage Be My Friend. We’ve collated some common diseases she may have encountered. Use the internet to come up with your best […]

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'Diagnose the WWII illness'

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Brobot is the first children’s graphic novel in the Sally Tinker 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, download […]

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'Design your own robot'

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Gastronauts is a children’s graphic novel in the Sally Tinker series. The series follows Sally Tinker and her brother as they navigate through all of Sally’s inventions. The Inside The Human Body activity sheet is a great resource for written literacy, identification skills and biological science. For more teaching activities, download the free teaching notes here.

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'Inside the human body with James Foley'

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Nedingar: Ancestors by Isobel Bevis and Leanne Zilm, I Am the Mau and other stories by Chemutai Glasheen and Timeless by Kelly Canby have been named Notable books by the Children’s Book Council of Australia. Fremantle Press children’s publisher Cate Sutherland said she was extremely proud of her list and excited to see diverse debut […]

The American Library Association’s Rainbow Round Table and Young Adult Library Services Associations have announced more love for the US edition of Stars in Their Eyes by Jessica Walton and Aśka.

Cristy Burne  Remember the first time you spotted a fish swimming in the ocean? Or the fun of jumping waves? Or that full-body shiver as you plunge into the chilly, salty sea? A child’s emotional connection to nature is a vital and revitalising superpower – and I want to grow it whenever I can.  Our […]

Find the Wongutha Words in this crossword and unlock the tales of the Wongutha people. From Indigenous traditional teaching stories of the Wongutha people, to stories based on the author’s childhood at Mount Margaret Mission, Wongutha Tales is a unique collection bringing together May L. O’Brien’s beautiful stories for the first time. This activity sheet is an […]

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This fun-filled colouring activity for Helen Milroy’s picture book Bush Bugs is a great way to inspire kids to get outdoors and get familiar with insects. Milroy’s latest instalment of her bestselling First Nations Bush series features Australian bugs in all their hairy, scary glory! With boldly coloured, highly patterned illustrations, Bush Bugs is sure to delight early readers […]

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'Where's My Bug?'

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Reading Australia, created by the not-for-profit Copyright Agency, have released its curriculum for 2024, and Fremantle Press author Sally Morgan is among the list of contributors for 2024 with her book Sister Heart. The Reading Australia curriculum champions rich literary history and presents stimulating and thought-provoking literature for all educators – including early childhood, primary, extracurricular […]