Teachers Resources

Welcome to teachers resources page.

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.

Our Best Books for Schools 2019 January to July catalogue is now available. Download your copy here.


Our CBCA Shortlist 2019 order form is now available. Download your copy here.

Our July 2019 new release primary school order form is now available. Download your copy here

Our July 2019 new release secondary school order form is now available. Download your copy here

Education News

Refugee Week is around the corner 16-22nd  June) and it’s a great opportunity to focus students’ attention on one of the most important issues of today. Make sure you are subscribed to the A&U educational newsletters – there’s one for primary and one for secondary teachers – because in it I’ve included recommended books focusing on refugees for your library and classrooms. (Simply go to the subscribe button at the bottom of the browse tab to the left of this page and you can easily fill in your details). As always, we have great books for readers of all ages and stages this month. Of special note is Cheeky Dogs: To Lake Nash and Back, a moving memoir of the life and challenges faced by Indigenous artist Dion Beasley and a special resource for English, Social Sciences and Art classes. Also this month we have When The Ground is Hard, the story of a girl living in a mixed-race boarding school in Swaziland and great teacher notes for it are available on this website.

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