Children's Book Project


We are so very excited to announce that our new children's book arrived in the office in late Feb, and is now in the process of being posted out to schools across the state.

You can also purchase a copy of the book in our 'shop' tab.

Background: The MCAV was been lucky enough to receive a grant from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to create a children's story, with more than 1000 copies to be donated to primary schools and education centres across Victoria.
To celebrate this, and to encourage engagement with students, we ran a competition to name our book. This has now been completed, with the winning entrant coming in from South Australian remote students who came up with the title "My Pa, the bushfire and me".
If you would like your school to receive a complimentary email with your details.
We have created lots of interactive student activities based around bushfire and children, and you can find them on this page by clicking the links.

We have done our best to make this an educational experience for students, and have created two complete lesson plans; one for early childhood - grade 2, and one for upper primary.
In the boxes below you will find direct links to each age group containing teachers notes - including references to the relevant Victorian Curriculum framework - craft activities, colouring pages, videos, historical information and more. You will also find information about our award winning illustrator, Tim Ide.
Please contact us at if you would like a physical pack posted to your school / early childhood centre. This is a free service.
We have included some draft pages (including text) as a downloadable link.