Teaching Notes


Penguin Random House Graphic Novels

Manga and comic novels are becoming increasingly popular with teens but the choices are endless! Download these PDFs to get the heads up on what’s hot.



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.

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Walker's Nature Storybooks

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

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

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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.


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.

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

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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.  

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Dust Echoes

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

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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.

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Into the Book

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


Reciprocal Reading Group Cards

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

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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.



 Online teaching notes and resources for books published by Scholastic.

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Allen & Unwin

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

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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.

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Reading Rockets

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

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Literature Circles

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



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


Verse Novels
The Australian Verse Novels Resource offers an insight into verse novels for children and
young adults. As well as an extensive listing of verse novel titles: each title’s entry provides
an annotation, themes, relevant awards, curriculum links and listings of additional


The Little Bookroom
A huge range of book categories and book title suggestions to accommodate all readers, including the reluctant ones