Curious Minds Collection

Our award-winning picture books cover issues that affect us all, with uplifting stories and beautiful images that give children the confidence to thrive in today’s complex world. 

This pack has been curated exclusively for schools and libraries, and features books that will entertain and educate curious minds.

See the list below for the books included in this pack, and click here for free teacher’s notes and resources to accompany them!

Tree Beings | 9781925820539 | HB
Tree Beings takes a fresh look at trees as beings that enrich the whole planet. Get to know trees through the inspiring true stories of people who love them: from a scientist who discovered how trees ‘talk’; to a young woman with the world record for living up a tree. Learn about recent tree science, and explore tree wisdom from many cultures.

An Aussie Year | 9781925820270 | PB
Winner of the ACT Writing & Publishing Award for Best Children’s Book and now in paperback. Meet Zoe, Kirra, Matilda, Lily and Ned – five little Aussies ready to take you on a journey through twelve months in the life of Australian kids. Enjoy festivals and events, games and sports, flora and fauna, quirky traditions and famous Aussie sites.

A Kiwi Year | 9781925820287 | PB
We are Charlie, Ruby, Oliver, Mason and Kaia — and we’re ready to take you on a journey through twelve months in the life of New Zealand’s kids. Enjoy festivals and events, games and sports, flora and fauna, quirky traditions and the famous sites of our country. Come join us on a New Zealand childhood adventure! Now in paperback.

Rachel Carson | 9781925820690 | HB
Raised in rural Pennsylvania, Rachel Carson was a pioneer in combining the disciplines of the arts and science, specifically writing and biology. From writing about the ocean like a poet, to exposing the danger of pesticides to the world, Carson led an extraordinary life. Find out more about the world we live in by reading her fascinating story!

Stephen Hawking | 9781925820720 | HB
Stephen Hawking advanced our understanding of the universe enormously and had a huge impact on society through his bestselling book and his inspirational battle with disability. This beautifully designed biography will teach young readers about Hawking’s life and research, and how his discoveries have changed our understanding of the world!

Charles Darwin | 9781925820706 | HB
Charles Darwin pioneered a theory of evolution that altered the way we see the natural world and our place in it. Find out why his theories were not only revolutionary but controversial, in this biography designed to engage and educate young readers. See how the work of this brilliant scientist changed our understanding of the world forever!

Isaac Newton | 9781925820713 | HB
Sir Isaac Newton created the foundations for modern science and furthered our understanding of the universe. He discovered gravity, invented calculus, and defined the basis of modern physics. Follow his journey from village boy to great thinker with this captivating biography, and learn how he has changed our understanding of the world around us!

Where the Heart Is | 9781925820874 | HB
Inspired by an incredible true story, Where the Heart Is explores the friendship between Dindim the Magellanic penguin and his rescuer, Joao. Young readers will delight in its beautiful depiction of the intrepid penguin’s journey, and the wildlife he meets on the way. Heartfelt and educational, this is a celebration of nature and belonging.

Once I Was Loved | 9781925820027 | HB
An old toy rabbit finds himself in a box of toys donated to charity. ‘But it wasn’t always this way,’ Tock reflects, ‘Once I was loved.’ A celebration of the timeless nature of love set against the backdrop of iconic moments in 20th-century history, this heart-warming picture book will resonate with anyone who has ever cherished a childhood toy.

My Grandfather’s War | 9781775592990 | HB
A poignant story about a Vietnam veteran and his relationship with his granddaughter. The young girl senses her grandfather’s pain and is curious to find out the cause. She discovers her grandfather’s sadness is a legacy of the Vietnam War and his experiences there. This is a sensitive exploration of the cost of war on those who serve.

Anzac Ted | 9781921966569 | HB – free bonus title!
The poignant story of a little boy’s teddy bear that was passed down to him from his grandfather. He might look scary now but he’s got a great story to tell, for Anzac Ted went to war. Watercolour illustrations combine with rhyming text to create a picture book that will touch the hearts of children and adults alike.

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