Emma Quay and her books

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Click here for a printable list of all Emma Quay book titles and ISBNs (PDF 132KB).


Book Notes and Classroom Ideas, centred around Emma Quay's books

“Emily and Alfie” by Meredith Hooper & Emma Quay   “Not a Cloud in the Sky” by Emma Quay   “Baby Bedtime” by Mem Fox and EmmaQuay   “Scarlett, Starlet” by Emma Quay   “Bear and Chook” by Lisa Shanahan & Emma Quay   “Bear and Chook by the Sea” by Lisa Shanahan & Emma Quay   “Shrieking Violet” by Emma Quay  

“Cheeky Monkey” by Andrew Daddo & Emma Quay   “Good Night, Me” by Andrew Daddo & Emma Quay   “Reggie and Lu (and the same to you)” by Emma Quay   “Daddy's Having a Horse” by Lisa Shanahan & Emma Quay   “Friends for Keeps” series by Emma Quay & Anna Walker   “Thank You for My Yukky Present” by Meredith Hooper & Emma Quay

click on a book to see the corresponding classroom ideas


“Scarlett, Starlet” by Emma Quay

Scarlett, Starlet

  • Teachers' notes on the Harpercollins website, here
  • Activity worksheets on the fun stuff page
  • See some artwork in progress for SCARLETT, STARLET, here
  • Watch the SCARLETT, STARLET book trailers, here
  • Read an interview with Emma Quay, here
Cover of “Not a Cloud in the Sky” by Emma Quay

Not a Cloud in the Sky

Cover of “Baby Bedtime” by Mem Fox and Emma Quay

Baby Bedtime

  • Illustrator notes from Emma Quay (PDF 198KB)
  • Read more about BABY BEDTIME from Mem Fox, here
  • Activity worksheets on the fun stuff page
  • See some artwork in progress for BABY BEDTIME, here
Cover of “Bear and Chook” by Lisa Shanahan and Emma Quay

Bear and Chook

Cover of “Bear and Chook by the Sea” by Lisa Shanahan and Emma Quay

Bear and Chook by the Sea

Cover of “Shrieking Violet” by Emma Quay

Shrieking Violet

  • Author and illustrator notes from Emma Quay (PDF 106KB)
  • Activity worksheet on the fun stuff page
  • Watch the SHRIEKING VIOLET book trailer here
  • See some early pencil sketches and artwork in progress for SHRIEKING VIOLET, here
Cover of “Cheeky Monkey” by Andrew Daddo and Emma Quay

Cheeky Monkey

Cover of “Daddy's Having a Horse” by Lisa Shanahan and Emma Quay

Daddy's Having a Horse

Cover of “Reggie and Lu” by Emma Quay

Reggie and Lu
(and the same to you!)

Cover of “Emily and Alfie” By Meredith Hooper and Emma Quay

Emily and Alfie

International Polar Year 2007-08
STARTS MARCH 1st 2007

IF PENGUINS COULD TALK…
WHAT MIGHT THEY SAY ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING?

(A classroom activity to be done in conjunction with global warming studies.)
Links to global warming websites:
EPA Climate Change Website: http://epa.gov/climatechange/kids/index.html
Government of WA DET CMIS Resource Bank: http://www.det.wa.edu.au/education/cmis/eval/curriculum/pathfinders/polar/
Cool Antarctica resource: http://www.coolantarctica.com/Antarctica%20fact%20file/science/global_warming.htm
International Polar Year 2007-08 edna resource: http://www.globaleducation.edna.edu.au/globaled/go/pid/3115
WWF Climate Change Website: http://www.panda.org/about_wwf/what_we_do/climate_change/index.cfm

Links to emperor penguin websites:
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/kids/creature_feature/0101/penguins.html- Includes audio/video clips
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/birds/printouts/Emperorpenguin.shtml - Worksheet printout
http://www.emperor-penguin.com/emperor.html - Beautiful photographs
http://www.antarcticconnection.com/antarctic/wildlife/penguins/emperor.shtml - Many facts


“Friends for Keeps” series by Emma Quay and Anna Walker

Friends for Keeps

Cover of “Thank You for My Yukky Present” by Meredith Hooper and Emma Quay

Thank You for My Yukky Present

Cover of “Good Night, Me” by Andrew Daddo and Emma Quay

Good Night, Me

Some documents are in PDF format. Click here to download the reader.


Articles and Conference Papers

Serving the Story—picture book collaboration

Lisa Shanahan and Emma Quay
First published in Scan, the journal of the NSW Department of Education and Training, February 2007.
Click here to download article. (PDF 51KB)

Characters—animal or human?

Emma Quay
Paper from the CBCA 8th National Conference, Sydney, May 2006.
Click here to download paper. (PDF 131KB)


Emma Quay Speaking Engagements

Emma Quay is represented by Lateral Learning Speakers’ Agency in NSW. Although Emma finds it very rewarding to speak at festivals, conferences and schools, her illustrative workload is currently too heavy to take on any new engagements at this time.