Lion, is that you? by Moira Court is a gorgeous multi-layered new picture book that plays on myths about big cats stalking through the Australian bush. We asked Moira to share with us five books featuring big cats that she loved reading to her daughter. We think you’ll agree her choices, would make wonderful, purring […]

Written by Kathryn Lefroy, Alex and the Alpacas Save the World, has it all a magical prophecy, talking alpacas and evil spirits. Alex must use all her brains, brawn and bravery in order to survive and save her family and friends. The Create Your Own Prophecy Maker activity sheet is a fun way to predict […]

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Backyard Birds by Helen Milroy is a children’s picture book which celebrates the birds in our backyards. The Backyard Birds 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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In Beneath the Trees, Cam and Sophie are on an adventure to see a platypus in the wild. But what is a platypus? Author Cristy Burne is passionate about learning through doing and loves to inspire creativity, daring and resilience in her readers. This activity sheet incorporates biological science, English and visual art using research, […]

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Where Do The Stars Go? is a children’s picture book about Possum who asks his friends where the stars go during the day. Katie Stewart wanted this book to stimulate curiosity and imaginative thinking while highlighting Australian flora and fauna. This activity is designed to encourage critical thinking, research skills, creativity, and written and visual […]

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One Thousand Trees is a picture book that tells the story of Frankie, who dreams of a thousand trees … overthem, under them, through them, above them. Kyle Hughes-Odgers takes readers on a journey of imagination and discovery, exploring the art of nature and the nature of art. This activity sheet encourages children to think […]

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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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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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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 […]

Expand your knowledge with kids and grandkids by learning some fun facts about Australia’s native birds. 

The poems of writer and environmental activist Nandi Chinna tease out and explore her own experiences of change, in her body and in the plants, animals and ecosystems around her. In The Future Keepers, Chinna invites us to consider our role as custodians of a precious planet – and how what we value, how we […]

Moira Court’s stunning new picture book Antarctica helps pre-primary and early primary school readers discover some of the amazing animals and birds that exist on this chilly continent.

More and More and More by Ian Mutch and Off The Track by Cristy Burne are shortlisted for the Environment Award for Children’s Literature. The award, which is in its 25th year, honours books promoting a love of nature in children through reading and stories.

Wednesday 5 June marks World Environment Day, which is a celebration of all built and natural environments across the planet. With an increasing focus on climate change, plastic use and sustainability, this is the perfect chance to open discussion on these topics in your classroom.

Debut author Ian Mutch’s picture book, More and More and More, was published at the beginning of October on World Habitat Day.

World Habitat Day took place earlier in October, with people all over the world celebrating the places they live. Nature-loving Fremantle Press authors Deb Fitzpatrick and Cristy Burne explore what it’s all about, and suggest some exciting activities on that theme for the classroom or at home.

It’s no secret I love science and stories. The two aren’t so very different: they both rely on discovering new things, they both require wonder, and they both rock August, that mega-month when National Science Week and Children’s Book Week unite.

Cheryl Kickett-Tucker is no ordinary children’s author. Once a community newspaper sports journalist, now a research scientist, associate professor and, most importantly, a writer of children’s fiction, Cheryl’s stories appear in Bush and Beyond, a collection of Indigenous stories with tales from Tjalaminu Mia, Jessica Lister and Jaylon Tucker.

We have class sets of our free teaching activity; ‘Do you know your Aussie animals?’ available to order or download now. In the meantime, author Deb Fitzpatrick talks about her new novel, The Spectacular Spencer Gray, and why it features Australia’s most endangered mammal.

Cheryl Kickett-Tucker’s slightly spooky children’s book Barlay! has an important message for young kids.