Teaching Notes


LoveOzYA is, at its heart, a way to focus the discussions around young adult (YA) fiction in Australia and by doing so, promote local content to local readers.

Walker's Nature Storybooks

Nature Storybooks combine nonfiction and narrative with stunning illustrations to introduce young readers to the wonders of the natural world.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Resource

Freely available database of over 300 children's books by and about Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Note: this site may take a while to load but it is well worth it.

Reading Australia
Reading Australia provides teaching resources for Australia’s greatest literature and it’s all mapped to the Australian Curriculum.

Allen & Unwin's Best New Books

This catalogue covers our major children's titles  and includes a cover image, educationally focused blurb,  reading age, month of release and an icon to indicate if supporting Teacher Notes will be available.

Just click on the PDF icon above

Better Reading Diversity Podcast

Conversations with guests sharing their thoughts on the importance of Diversity in Children’s Books.

Global Words

Produced by World Vision Australia and the Primary English Teaching Association Australia to integrate the teaching and learning of English and Geography with global citizenship education.


An excellent range of current resources for teachers curated by Maree Whiteley.

Dust Echoes

A series of twelve beautifully animated Dreamtime stories with study guidelines.

Reading For Pleasure

How do you encourage children to enjoy reading? 

Here, Michael Rosen, tells us how to promote reading for pleasure and why it's so valuable.

Fremantle Press

 Online teaching notes and resources for books published by WA writers and artists. 

Penguin Random House

 Online teaching notes and resources for books published by Penguin Australia.  


 Online teaching notes and resources for books published by Scholastic.

Allen & Unwin

 Online teaching notes and resources for books published by Allen & Unwin

Teachit Primary

A multitude of free resources and lesson plans for all learning areas.


Find Australian online resources including: books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music and more.

Michael Rosen on Phonics

Children's Laureate Michael Rosen tells The Daily Politics that teaching phonics is no substitute for teaching a love of reading.

Reading Rockets

Everything you need to know to help young and struggling readers succeed.

Into the Book

Reading and Comprehension resources, strategies, lesson plans, teacher guides, videos and more.

Literature Circles

Everything you need to know about using Literature Circles in the classroom. 

Reciprocal Reading Group Cards

Some brilliant Reciprocal Reading Group Cards to use as prompts during Guided Reading lessons.

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