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Welcome to the teachers' resources site

These pages are especially for teachers and librarians to assist you in the promotion and teaching of literature in schools and to help foster a love of good books and reading in children.  Novels, non-fiction, class set suggestions, teacher reference books, books for preschoolers: you'll find them all here.

It is our aim to help you in the classroom so in this section you will find teachers' notes for over 70 of our books, book reviews by other teachers, book-linked activities for the classroom and lots more.

View our Best Books for Schools 2014 (August-December) brochure

View our Best Books for Schools 2014 (January-July) brochure

View our Best Books for Schools 2013 (August-December) brochure

View our Best Books for Schools 2013 (January-July) brochure

Browse our books for children.

Browse our books for teenagers.

Browse our education books.

We also have a multimedia page where you can watch interviews with some of our authors and view book trailers.  It's a great way to gain extra insight into a book or author and motivate students.


Subscribe to our teachers' e-newsletters

Sign up for one of our teachers’ e-newsletters to keep up-to-date with new fiction and non-fiction books for primary and secondary schools.

The e-newsletter is a monthly email featuring information on new titles, teachers notes, competitions, giveaways and more. Subscribe now.

Author posters

One of the many features on our website to help busy teachers and librarians is free downloadable author posters!  If you have an author visiting your school, or are decorating your library or classroom wall you can download our author posters (in colour or black & white) ready to hang on your walls. 

We are always adding new posters so do check back often to see who's in the gallery.  If there is an author you are interested in who isn't featured, send us an email with your suggestion of who you would like to see a poster of.

News

With Book Week behind you and the September holidays just ahead now is the perfect time to plan your future reading lists. So if it is a genuinely poignant story of war and its aftermath you are looking for then Kristy Murray’s The Year it All Ended is the one for you. By one of our most gifted storytellers, it is perfect for studies across English, History and Geography for Years 9-11. If you are a middle school teacher or librarian then Malini, the latest novel to be published in the outstanding Through My Eyes series, is very attention-worthy. The story of a young Tamil girl caught up in the turmoil of the Sri Lankan civil war, it is supported by extensive teaching resources which take all the stress out of creating class activities and assessments. And if you are after something a bit lighter have a look at Rain Dance, the new age appropriate ‘Rural Romance’ by Karen Wood, or the hilarious How to Save the Universe in Ten Easy Steps, or for the littlies, the very funny and quirky Whale in the Bath.

What's New?

Spotlight:

The Year It All Ended

by Kirsty Murray

From one of our most gifted storytellers, a novel about the impact of war on those left behind, set in Australia and Europe in 1918-19.

Spotlight:

Malini: Through My Eyes

by Robert Hillman, edited by Lyn White

The final novel to be published in the outstanding Through My Eyes series. The story of a young Tamil girl caught up in the turmoil of the Sri Lankan civil war.

Spotlight:

Rain Dance

by Karen Wood

Holly Harvey doesn't want to move to Gunnedah, far from her friends and her home near the beach. And she's a vegetarian, so living on a beef property, with cattle yards, polo ponies and pig-shooting, makes it even worse. She and Kaydon are worlds apart - until a fight breaks out at the fundraising ball. Another addictive romance from the author of Jumping Fences.

Spotlight:

How to Save the Universe in Ten Easy Steps

by Allison Rushby

The whole universe is at stake in this comedy about a ten-year-old boy and his battle to prevent the end of life as we know it.

Spotlight:

Whale in the Bath

by Kylie Westaway, illustrated by Tom Jellett

Bruno can't wash when there is a whale in the bath! Why won't anyone believe him? An irresistibly sweet read-aloud story perfect for those imaginative 3-6 year olds and their parents.

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