Just days after receiving the Australian Mental Health Prize and right in the middle of NAIDOC Week 2020, Fremantle Press First Nations children's book writer and illustrator Helen Milroy was named the WA state recipient of Australian of the Year 2021.
At the Dog Park is a picture book about dogs and opposites. It is for younger readers who love dogs and rhyming words. Moira Court got the idea after adopting her beautiful kelpie mix Lucy from SAFE Perth – an animal rescue organisation. (Lucy is on the front cover!)
This term we asked some of our favourite writers to send us their top storytelling tips and tricks with a couple of writing exercises to boot. Take a look below and don't forget to download your free poster for the classroom or order it from email@example.com.
In the lead-up to summer holidays, keep children engaged in the classroom with our free activity sheets and teaching notes. We’ve also got a selection of bookmarks to give away – just email firstname.lastname@example.org to get your hands on them.
The year might be coming to a close, but there are still plenty of kid-friendly events to enjoy. Here’s a thought – maybe you can kill two chickens with one stone and buy a nest full of Christmas gifts while you’re at it? It’s a great way to support local authors and artists and we guarantee a good yarn under every cover.
For her new book, Beneath the Trees, author, scientist and STEAM specialist Cristy Burne is offering primary schools the chance to host one of seven book launches in seven days. Whether in class, online or at assembly, Cristy will give your students a rip-roaring sneak peek at her brand-new adventure story for ages six to ten. All you have to do is provide a strong cup of tea and a wildly enthusiastic young audience.