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 book for Schools 2016 January to July catalogue is now available. Download your copy here.

Education News

Congratulations to all the authors and illustrators whose books were named as Notables in this year’s CBCA Book of the Year Awards. And a particularly big hooray to our very own Dianne Touchell (A Small Madness), Kathryn Barker (In the Skin of a Monster), Garth Nix (Newt’s Emerald) and Gabrielle Williams (The Guy, The Girl, The Artist and His Ex) who were nominated in the Book of the Year: Older Readers category. Not to be outdone, J C Jones (Run, Pip, Run), Libby Gleeson and Freya Blackwood (The Cleo Stories: A Friend and a Pet), Jack Heath (The Cut Out) and Karen Tayleur (editor of The Hush Treasure Book) all made it into the Book of the Year: Younger Readers category. And in the hotly contested Picture Book of the Year category we have Elise Hurst (Adelaide’s Secret World), Eric Bogle and Bruce Whatley (And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda), and Chris McKimmie (Lara of Newtown). And finally, in the Book of the Year: Early Childhood we have Elizabeth Honey (Hop Up! Wriggle Over!), and Katrina Germein and Judy Watson (Thunderstorm Dancing).

Classroom Must Haves...

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Australia to Z

Armin Greder

Juxtaposing words and images, the multi-award-winning author of The Island shines an uncompromising light on what it is to be Australian.
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Elephant Man

Mariangela Di Fiore, illustrated by Hilde Hodnfjeld, translated by Rosie Hedger

An unforgettable tale about being different, finding happiness in even the hardest circumstances, and discovering beauty inside everyone.
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My Sister Rosa

Justine Larbalestier

What if the most terrifying person you'd ever met was your ten-year old sister? A spine-chilling psychological thriller from one of Australia's finest YA authors.

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