National Threatened Species Day: Stories to share
National Threatened Species Day is a time to reflect on and celebrate our unique native flora and fauna. We believe that encouraging children to learn and care about these species is fundamental to protecting them into the future.
Discovering Dragonflies with Günther Theischinger
Dazzled by dragonflies? You’re not alone! We chatted with Günther Theischinger, co-author of The Complete Field Guide to Dragonflies of Australia, about his passion for dragonflies and damselflies.
Science Illustrated: Q&A with Alicia Rogerson
Alicia Rogerson is the illustrator of One Potoroo: A Story of Survival which is a tale of the world’s most endangered marsupial, the Gilbert’s potoroo. We talk to her about her artistic process and ask for advice for aspiring illustrators.
Kitchen Science Experiment: Create a density rainbow
Are you feeling hungry for some science? In these edited extracts from The Curious World of Kitchen Science series, try your hand at creating a density rainbow, and learn some other cool facts from the worlds of physics, biology and maths!
Coastal Treasures: Beachcombing with Ceridwen Fraser
Rediscover the delights of poring over pretty shells and poking about in rockpools with Beachcombing. We spoke to author Ceridwen Fraser about what sparked her love of the marine world, and the stories that cast-up treasures can reveal.
Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children’s Literature: 2021 shortlist announced
Hands up if you are as happy as we are to learn that Hold On! Saving the Spotted Handfish written by Gina Newton and illustrated by Rachel Tribout, is shortlisted for the 2021 Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children’s Literature?
Discovering Australia’s Frogs: Take the leap with Mark Sanders
After travelling all over the country to learn about and photograph Australia's frogs, author Mark Sanders has written a field guide. We spoke to him about what went into producing this book, and his tip for first-time explorers.
Pigeons and Doves Stamp Issue: a tribute to William T Cooper
Australia Post has released an illustrative set of stamps commemorating the artwork of William T Cooper AO. The stamps feature four spectacular species of pigeons and doves native to Australia.
Celebrating World Bee Day with the Bee Detectives
We don’t want to drone on, but we’re buzzing once again to celebrate World Bee Day! Author Vanessa Ryan-Rendall and the Bee Detectives are too!