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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 (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.


Finding the right book to grab the attention of Stage 5 students can be a challenge, right? Well not this month because we are releasing two remarkable stories for Years 9-10: Razorhurst, a vivid and bloody tale of Depression-era Sydney, and Writing Clementine, a funny and warm contemporary story about finding your own way in the world. And if you are teaching Stages 1-3, watch out for the latest books from the much-loved Leigh Hobbs and Chris McKimmie.

What's New?



by Justine Larbalestier

Kelpie and Dymphna are accustomed to the mean streets of 1930s Sydney, but this is a day that will test their courage, their loyalty, and their ability to survive both the ill-intentions of the living and the ever-presence of the dead.


Mr Chicken Lands on London

by Leigh Hobbs

Mr Chicken can't wait another minute, so he finishes his breakfast, collects his camera and flies to London. He wants to see everything. Join Mr Chicken and let him show you his favourite city in all the world.


Writing Clementine

by Kate Gordon

Clementine Darcy is floundering. She wants to be the kind of fish who swims to the swish of her own fins - upstream, not simply carried along by the current. Can Clem be the girl she wants to be? Will she learn to accept that there are things she can fix and things she cannot? Will she find a way to know the difference?


Crikey and Cat

by Chris McKimmie

When there are no stars in the sky, sometimes all you need is a ladder, a friend, a dog, a cat and an all-night hardware store. A story celebrating creativity and friendship from the highly acclaimed author and illustrator Chris McKimmie.


Rescue on Nim's Island

by Wendy Orr

Nim lives on an island with her father, Jack, a marine iguana called Fred, a sea lion called Selkie, and their friend Alex Rover, the adventure writer. When Jack invites a group of scientists to visit, two of the scientists have plans other than studying algae... Can Nim save the island in-time and everyone on it?