Teachers’ Notes

Downloadable curriculum mapped notes, support material, suggested activities and points of discussion.



Wormwood Mire by Judith Rossell


Barney and the Secret of the French Spies by Jackie French


Millie Loves Ants by Jackie French


A Boat of Stars: Poems to inspire and enchant edited by Margaret Connolly & Natalie Jane Prior
A Boat of Stars: Poems to inspire and enchant  – Activity sheets
A Darkness of Dragons by S.A. Patrick
A Day to Remember by Jackie French
A Very Quacky Christmas by Frances Watts | A Very Quacky Christmas Activities 
Adrift: An Odd Couple of Polar Bears by Jessica Olien
All My Kisses by Kerry Brown
Aussie Legends Alphabet (activity sheets) by Beck Feiner
Armistice by Ruth Starke & David Kennett
Barney and the Secret of the French Spies by Jackie French
Barney and the Secret of the Whales by Jackie French
Being Jack by Susanne Gervay
Being Miss Nobody by Tamsin Winter
Birrung the Secret Friend by Jackie French
Book of the Moon by Laura Cowan
BumbleBunnies: The Pond (Book #1) by Graeme Base
Captain Crabclaw’s Crew by David Legge & Frances Watts
Clarrie’s Pig Day Out by Jen Storer
Come Home Already! by Jory John and illustrated by Benji Davies
Daddy Cuddle by Kate Mayes
Danny Best: Full On by Jen Storer
Danny da Vinci: The Secret of the Mona Lisa by Rosie Smith and Bruce Whatley
Dear Sweet Pea by Julie Murphy
Demon Dentist by David Walliams
Dexter the Courageous Koala by Jesse Blackadder
Did You Take the B from My _ook? by Beck Stanton and Matt Stanton
Dingo: The Dog Who Conquered a Continent by Jackie French
Dinosaur Juniors (series) by Rob Biddulph
Dippy’s Big Day Out by Jackie French, Bruce Whatley and Ben Smith Whatley
Dirrangun by Bronwyn Bancroft
Dot & the Kangaroo by Ethel C. Pedley & Frank P. Mahony
Duck, Apple, Egg by Glenda Millard & Martina Heiduczek
Egg by Kevin Henkes
Evie and Pog by Tania McCartney
Fairy Dancers & Fairy Dancers: Dancing Days by Natalie Jane Prior & Cheryl Orsini
Fearless by Colin Thompson & Sarah Davis
Fearless in Love by Colin Thompson
Feathers for Phoebe by Rod Clement
Flamingo Boy by Michael Morpurgo
Fluke by Lesley Gibbes & Michelle Dawson
Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick
Frankencrayon by Michael Hall
Funny Kid for President by Matt Stanton (and activity sheets)
Garcia and Colette Go Exploring by Hannah Barnaby and Andrew Joyner
Girl 38 by Ewa Jozefkowicz
Good Dog, Hank! by Jackie French
Goodnight Already by Jory John and illustrated by Benji Davies
Grandma Wombat by Jackie French
Gwendolyn! by Juliette MacIver and Terri Rose Baynton
Happy Birthday Wombat by Jackie French & Bruce Whatley
Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly
Here We Are: Notes For Living On Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers
His Name Was Walter by Emily Rodda
How to Rob a Bank by Tom Mitchell
I Am Enough by Grace Byers & illustrated by Keturah A. Bobo
I Am Not a Chair! by Ross Burach
I Got This Hat by J Temple and K Temple
I Love You Already! by Jory John and illustrated by Benji Davies
Ice Wolves by Amie Kaufman
If I Was Prime Minister by Beck Feiner and Robin Feiner (and Activity Sheet)
Invisible in a Bright Light by Sally Gardner
It’s a Story, Rory! by Frances Watts and illustrated by David Legge 
It’s a Story, Rory! – Classroom activity sheets
Jamie Reign: The Last Spirit Warrior by PJ Tierney
Jinxed!: The Curious Curse of Cora Bell by Rebecca McRitchie, illustrated by Sharon O’Connor
Josephine Wants to Dance by Jackie French & Bruce Whatley
Just a Girl by Jackie French
Just the Way We Are by Jessica Shirvington & Claire Robertson
Koala Bare by Jackie French & Matt Shanks
Leaf Litter by Rachel Tonkin
Lest We Forget by Kerry Brown, Isobel Knowles & Benjamin Portas
Let the Land Speak: A history of Australia by Jackie French
Leonard Doesn’t Dance by Frances Watts & Judy Watson
Little Ree by Ree Drummond & Jacqueline Rogers
Lottie Luna and the Bloom Garden by Vivian French
Luurnpa the Magical Kingfisher by Bai Bai Napangarti & Christine Nicholls
by Tania McCartney
Marshall Armstrong is New to Our School by David Mackintosh
Melody Trumpet by Gabrielle Tozer
Meet the Twitches by Hayley Scott & Pippa Curnick
Millie Loves Ants by Jackie French and Sue deGennaro | Millie Loves Ants poster
Minah by Bronwyn Bancroft
Mini Rabbit – Not Lost by John Bond
Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine
Moo Moo in a Tutu by Tim Miller
Mr Archimedes’ Bath by Pamela Allen
Mr Bear Branches & the Cloud Conundrum by Terri Rose Baynton
Mr Tiger, Betsy & the Blue Moon by Sally Gardner & Nick Maland
My Friend Ernest by Emma Allen
My Real Friend by David Hunt & Lucia Masciullo
Nanberry: Black Brother White by Jackie French
Nell’s Festival of Crisp Winter Glories by Glenda Millard & Stephen Michael King
New Kid by Jerry Craft
NoMax! by Shannon Horsfall | NoMax! worksheets
Not a Cloud in the Sky by Emma Quay
Old Friends, New Friends by Andrew Daddo & Jonathan Bentley
Olive of Groves by Katrina Nannestad
Olive of Groves and the Great Slurp of Time by Katrina Nannestad
Ozzie Goes to School by Jocelyn Crabb & Danny Snell
Parsley Rabbit’s Book About Books by Frances Watts and illustrated by David Legge 
Paruku: The Desert Brumby by Jesse Blackadder
Pax by Sara Penny Packer & Jon Klassen
Peas and Quiet by Gabrielle Tozer and Sue deGennaro
Pete The Cat And The Missing Cupcakes by James Dean
Pete the Sheep by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley
Pigs Might Fly by Emily Rodda
Pink! by Margaret Wild and Judith Rossell
Pirate Blunderbeard by Amy Sparkes and Ben Cort (activity sheets)
Pirate Boy of Sydney Town by Jackie French
Queen Alice’s Palaces by Juliette MacIver
Queen Victoria’s Christmas by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley
Queen Victoria’s Underpants by Jackie French
Rain Stones by Jackie French
Ruby Red Shoes by Kate Knapp
Rules for Stealing Stars by Corey Ann Haydu
Scarlett, Starlet by Emma Quay
Seagull by Danny Snell
Sebastian and the Special Stack of Stories by Kelly Hibbert and Sue deGennaro
So You Think You Know About… (Dinosaurs) series by Ben Garrod
Something Special by Emily Rodda
Stanley by Colin Thompson
Starfell – Willow Moss & the Lost Day by Dominique Valente
Stay: The Last Dog in Antarctica by Jesse Blackadder
Sweet Adversity by Sheryl Gwyther
The 1,000 Year Old Boy by Ross Welford
The Best-Kept Secret by Emily Rodda
The Bicycle by Colin Thompson
The Big Dry by Tony Davis
The Cocky, the Crow & the Hawk by Matingali Napanangka Mudgedell
The Book the Never Ends by Matt Stanton & Beck Stanton
The Butter O’Bryan Mysteries: The Ghost of Howlers Beach by Jackie French
The Dog Who Loved A Queen by Jackie French
The Doldrums by Nicholas Gannon
The Donkey Who Carried the Wounded by Jackie French
The Fate of Fausto by Oliver Jeffers
The Fearsome, Frightening, Ferocious Box by Frances Watts
The Fourteenth Summer of Angus Jack by Jen Storer
The Garden of Lost Secrets by A.M. Howell/a>
The Girl, the Dog and the Writer in Provence by Katrina Nannestad
The Girl, the Dog and the Writer in Rome by Katrina Nannestad
The Girl with Space in Her Heart by Lara Williamson
The Girl Who Brought Mischief by Katrina Nannestad
The Girl Who Rode the Wind by Stacy Gregg
The Girl Who Thought Her Mother Was a Mermaid by Tania Unsworth
The Goat Who Sailed The World by Jackie French
The Grotlyn by Benji Davies
The Hairy-Nosed Wombats Find a New Home by Jackie French and Sue de Gennaro
The Hole by Kerry Brown & illustrated by Lucia Masciullo
The Horse Who Bit a Bushranger by Jackie French
The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson
The Key to Finding Jack by Ewa Jozefkowicz
The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors by Drew Daywalt and Adam Rex
The Lorax by Dr Seuss
The Magic Bookshop by Natalie Jane Prior & illustrated by Cheryl Orsini
The Magic Fire at Warlukurlangu: A Dreaming Narrative belonging to Dolly Daniels Granites Nampijinpa & Christine Nicholls
The Nose Pixies by David Hunt
The Pangkarlangu & the Lost Child: A Dreaming Narrative belonging to Molly Tasman Napurrurla & Christine Nicholls
The Peculiar Peggs of Riddling Woods by Samuel J. Halpin
The Red Book by Beck and Matt Stanton
The Sand Dog by Sara Lean
The Secret of the Black Bushranger by Jackie French
The Secret of the Youngest Rebel by Jackie French
The Secret of Zanzibar by Frances Watts
The Shop at Hoopers Bend by Emily Rodda
The Sky at Our Feet by Nadia Hashimi
The Spotted Cat: A Dreaming Narrative belonging to Molly Tasman Napurrurla & Christine Nicholls
The Tales of Mrs Mancini by Natalie Jane Prior & Cheryl Orsini
The Tender Moments of Saffron Silk by Glenda Millard & Stephen Michael King
The Thickety: A Path Begins by J.A. White
The Thunderbolt Pony by Stacy Gregg
The Tomorrow Book by Jackie French
The Two Wallabies by Henry Cook Jakamarra & Christine Nicholls
The Wild Folk by Sylvia V. Linsteadt
The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes
Three Little Monkeys Ride Again by Quentin Blake
This Is a Ball by Beck and Matt Stanton
Time Travelling With A Hamster by Ross Welford
Tom Appleby by Jackie French
Top Dog by Rod Clement
Toto: The Dog-Gone Amazing Story of the Wizard of Oz by Michael Morpurgo and Emma Chichester Clark
Truly Tan by Jen Storer
Valley of Gold by Jackie French
Wait! (Books That Drive Kids Crazy, Book 4) by Beck Stanton & Matt Stanton
Wakestone Hall
by Judith Rossell
We Dream of Space
by Erin Entrada Kelly
What Not To Do If You Turn Invisible by Ross Welford
Whatcha Building? by Andrew Daddo & Stephen Michael King
Whalers by Bronwyn Bancroft
What a Lot of Nonsense by Sheena Knowles & Jonathan Bentley
When I Grow Up by Andrew Daddo 
When the War is Over by Jackie French 
Whimsy and Woe by Rebecca McRitchie & Sonia Kretschmar
White Ninja by Tiffiny Hall
Wink by Rob Harrell
Withering-by-Sea: A Stella Montgomery Intrigue by Judith Rossell
Wombat Wins by Jackie French
Wormwood Mire: A Stella Montgomery Intrigue by Judith Rossell
Yoga Bunny by Brian Russo


A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars by Yaba Badoe
Act of Faith
by Kelly Gardiner

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
All the Truth That’s in Me by Julie Berry
A Ring Through Time by Felicity Pulman
All of Us by Jackie French, Virginia Hooker & Mark Wilson
A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstrom
Because a White Man’ll Never Do It by Kevin Gilbert
Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology edited by Danielle Binks
Boy Giant by Michael Morpurgo
Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton
Boy Underwater by Adam Baron
Butterflies by Susanne Gervay
Clancy of the Overflow by Jackie French
Disappearing Act by James Moloney
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Dr Karl’s Random Road Trip by Dr Karl Kruszelnicki
Eventual Poppy Day by Libby Hathorn
Facing The Flame by Jackie French
GameTek by Geoffrey Engelstein
Goodbye, Mr Hitler by Jackie French
Hate is Such a Strong Word… by Sarah Ayoub
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
Hitler’s Daughter by Jackie French
How to Grow a Family Tree by Eliza Henry Jones
How to Make Friends With the Dark by Kathleen Glasgow
I am Juliet by Jackie French
If Blood Should Stain the Wattle by Jackie French
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Jemima Small Versus the Universe by Tamsin Winter
Loveability: An Empowered Girl’s Guide to Dating and Relationships by Nina Funnell & Dannielle Miller
Me Mam. Me Dad. Me. by Malcolm Duffy
Miss Lily’s Lovely Ladies by Jackie French
Mercy Point by Anna Snoekstra
Mrs M by Luke Slattery
My Best Friend is a Goddess by Tara Eglington
My Gallipoli by Ruth Starke & Robert Hannaford
My Name is Not Peaseblossom by Jackie French
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom
Ophelia: Queen of Denmark by Jackie French
P is for Pearl by Eliza Henry-Jones
Paper Towns by John Green
Penguin Bloom by Cameron Bloom & Bradley Trevor Greive
Pennies for Hitler by Jackie French
Reaching Out Messages of Hope by UNICEF
Refuge by Jackie French
Remind Me How This Ends by Gabrielle Tozer
Say Hello by Carly Findlay
Shining: The Story of a Lucky Man by Abdi Aden & Robert Hillman
Soldier on the Hill by Jackie French
Speaking Out by Tara Moss
Storyland by Catherine McKinnon
Taking Tom Murray Home by Tim Slee
Talking To My Country by Stan Grant
Tamlyn by James Moloney
The Beach They Called Gallipoli by Jackie French & Bruce Whatley
The Beauty is in the Walking by James Moloney
The Fictional Woman by Tara Moss
The Fire Never Goes Out by Noelle Stevenson
The Diary of William Shakespeare, Gentleman by Jackie French
The Ghost by the Billabong by Jackie French
The Girl from Snowy River by Jackie French
The Glass Collector by Anna Perera
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Impossible Story of Olive in Love by Tonya Alexandra
The Last Balfour by Cait Duggan
The Last Dingo Summer by Jackie French
The Lily & the Rose by Jackie French
The Love That I Have by James Moloney
The Mystery of the Colour Thief by Ewa Jozefkowicz
The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry
The Peony Lantern by Frances Watts
The Ratcatcher’s Daughter by Pamela Rushby
The Raven’s Wing by Frances Watts
The Road to Gundagai by Jackie French
The Sultan’s Eyes by Kelly Gardiner
The Third Witch by Jackie French
The Yearbook Committee by Sarah Ayoub
The White Ship by Jackie French
To Love a Sunburnt Country by Jackie French
Viper’s Daughter by Michelle Paver
Yankee Girl by Mary Ann Rodman
Yoko’s Diary edited by Paul Ham
Where the World Ends by Geraldine McCaughrean

Usborne books

Just Call Me Spaghetti-Hoop Boy by Lara Williamson

2 thoughts on “Teachers’ Notes

  1. Kellie Smith says:

    Do you have any teacher resources for Jackie French’s book on natural disasters (Flood, Cyclone, Fire, Drought). We would like to incorporate these books into a Year 6 Science Unit and Design Technology.

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