Teacher Resources

Very Big, Very Small, Very Strange

Curious and unexpected treasures from the State Library's collections are brought together to encourage visitors to unleash their imaginations to answer questions such as ‘what is it?’ and ‘why?’ From the largest elephant folio to the smallest pocket dictionary, and photographs of aluminium cans transformed into miniature furniture, the selection of objects displayed ranges from big to small and very strange. Curated for inquisitive minds, this exhibition is supported by a self-guided trail and educator's guide (PDF 505KB).

Bird Song

Sounds from the State Library’s collection of John Hutchinson Bird Recordings are paired with scientific illustrations of Western Australian birds to create an interactive and sensory experience. John Hutchinson’s early interest in electronics and his love of the Australian bush led him to create a collection spanning fifty years across remote bushland in Western Australia. This exhibition is supported by an educator's guide (PDF 680KB).

Are we there yet? A journey around Australia

A family friendly exhibition based upon the award winning picture book, Are we there yet? written and illustrated by Alison Lester.

Ignite your students' imagination and love of reading with this heartfelt story inspired by a real life journey, from Wave Rock to Roebuck Bay and beyond, undertaken by Alison Lester and her family. The exhibition of original illustrations, travel diaries, sketches and dummy books, curated by Books Illustrated, is supported by an educator's guide (PDF 560KB).

Colour Me exhibition

We are all different. But together we colour our world amazing.

In the picture book Colour Me by Western Australia’s Ezekiel Kwaymullina and Moira Court, a rainbow is used as a metaphor for our diversity and uniqueness. Ignite your children's imagination and love of reading with this exhibition. This exhibition is supported with an educator's guide.

One Thousand Trees an exhibition

Award winning Western Australian artist Kyle Hughes-Odgers explores the art of nature and the nature of art in his picture book One Thousand Trees. The exhibition is supported with an educator's guide (PDF 571KB)

Right Wrongs ’67 Referendum – the WA Story

A self-guided trail is available for school groups visiting the the Right Wrongs exhibition. Right Wrongs exhibition trail  (PDF 3MB)


 A collection of original illustrations from the book Teacup by Rebecca Young and Matt Ottley is available at the Library.  An educators' guide is available (PDF 737KB). 

Last updated on: 19 Jul 2018