Downloadable Activities

Check the list below to find puzzles, games, things to make and screensavers relating to your favourite Allen & Unwin books – and discover new books while you’re here!

All of these activities are free to download. Kids please check with your parents before downloading!

To download the activity sheet, follow the book link and scroll down to the bottom of the page to 'downloadable activities'.

Moo and Moo and the Little Calf too

Published: April 2017

Be udderly mooooved by this charming story of Kaikoura's quake cows.

Alison Lester's Wonderful World

Published: November 2016

If you've ever wanted to draw like Alison Lester - now you can! Enjoy colouring the scenes from some of Alison's most popular books. A colouring book for children, a relaxing enjoyable activity for adults - or you can colour in together.

The Unforgettable What's His Name

Published: November 2016

Now you see him, now you don't - an action-packed adventure about a boy who just wants to blend in, from a bestselling author/illustrator team.

On the River

Published: July 2016

Follow the mighty Murray River from the mountains to the sea on an epic journey with Roland Harvey and his pelican friend, in this glorious picture book full of humorous, intricate illustrations and fascinating information.

Bear Make Den

Published: February 2016

Bear is great with his hands, but not so smart when it comes to relationships. If he fixes up his den, will everything else follow?

Tashi: 20th Anniversary Edition

Published: June 2015

Tashi's adventures have been loved by children all over the world for twenty years! This special hardback edition of the original Tashi book celebrates Tashi's anniversary, and includes a new story about Tashi's first birthday, 'Tashi and the Silver Cup'.

Pip and Posy: the Super Scooter

Published: March 2015

Pip and Posy are friends (most of the time!) in this series about the dramas of toddler life created by Axel Scheffler, whose books, including the modern classic, The Gruffalo - which has sold more than two million copies world-wide - have been translated into 29 languages. This is a board book edition.

Minton Goes!

Published: January 2015

One big book with all the Minton Goes! adventures, plus the story of Minton and the Hottest Boy who ever lived. Minton the spotty salamander loves things that move - and he finds just what he needs to make them. He's always keen for adventure, but his friend Turtle always worries that it will end in disaster. A fabulous story collection from the creators of Tashi.

Whale in the Bath

Published: October 2014

Bruno can't wash when there is a whale in the bath! Why won't anyone believe him? An irresistibly sweet read-aloud story perfect for those imaginative 3-6 year olds and their parents.


Published: April 2014

A gentle and beautiful book about slowing down and growing up, set on Australia's Glenelg River and featuring a ten-year-old boy and his uncle.

The Secrets of Flamant Castle: The complete adventures of Sword Girl and friends

Published: April 2014

Fun and fantasy combine in this collection of six amusing stories about Tommy, the daring and curious girl who also happens to be Keeper of the Blades, and her cast of unusual friends including Lil the talking cat and Tommy's best friend Jasper, the ghost of a young squire.

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam

Published: January 2014

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam are the world's most useless burglars. When their master plan for a robbery goes hopelessly wrong again, they discover that crime doesn't pay but cupcakes certainly do! This paperback edition includes a free audio reading.

Lazy Daisy, Busy Lizzie

Published: December 2013

A paperback edition of the hilarious rhyming picture book full of goofy farm animals - a treat for preschoolers and their parents.

Vulgar the Viking and the Battle of the Burp

Published: November 2013

The sixth book in a funny and rambunctious series for 6-9 year-olds. Vulgar is a Viking boy who longs for the glory days of raiding, pillaging and enormous beards.

Open Very Carefully

Published: October 2013

What would you do if you were settling down for a quiet bedtime story and you realised that a crocodile had fallen out of one story and into yours and was - not to put too fine a point on it - furious? A wonderful picture 'book about books'. This paperback edition includes a free audio reading.

The Grunts in Trouble

Published: July 2013

Like 'The Twits' for a new generation, the Grunts are neither clean nor clever, but their adventures are most definitely terrifically fun reading. Created by two stars of the children's book world: Philip Ardagh's hilarious text is brought to life with illustrations throughout by Axel Scheffler. Read the book and play the free app game.

The Perplexing Pineapple: The Cryptic Casebook of Coco Carlomagno (and Alberta) Bk 1

Published: May 2013

Perplexing puzzles, mind-boggling mazes and cracking codes feature in this series of stories about a pair of guinea-pig detectives - Coco Carlomagno, the easily-startled Chief of Police, and his more sensible cousin, Alberta.


Published: October 2012

A fun story told in rhyming verse about two children with a real passion for dinosaurs. A novelty picture book filled with dinosaur madness, lift-the-flaps, jokes, games, facts and puzzles, and every dinosaur under the sun!

Horrible Harriet's Inheritance

Published: July 2012

You may remember Horrible Harriet - she's wicked, wild and larger than life, and she invented Mr Chicken. Well Harriet is back, to claim her inheritance and fill in the gaps in her impressive family tree along the way. These include queens, warriors and yes, a vampire, too.

The Perfect Flower Girl

Published: June 2012

An absolutely enchanting book for all little girls who love brides and dream of being a flower girl. Join Amani and her little sister in this joyous celebration of a Lebanese Muslim wedding in Australia.

Mr Badger and the Big Surprise

Published: September 2010

Introducing another lovable character from the creator of Mr Chicken and Old Tom. Mr Badger is the Special Events Manager of London's Boubles Grand Hotel and is in charge of parties, weddings, balls - anything, really, that is a special occasion.

The Boy who built the boat

Published: February 2009

This gorgeous picture book about making things with tools is a delight to read aloud and perfect for dads and sons to share.

Wombat and Fox: Tales of the City

Published: May 2006

These illustrated stories about best friends Fox and Wombat are jam-packed with action, adventure and humour and are perfect for beginner readers.