Cristy Burne

*Teachers*

You’re doing an amazing job, and I’m keen to help.

Activity ideas and curriculum-linked teaching notes are available for all of my books. Please feel free use them with your students or at home…

BONUS! Encourage your students to ask me anything or to share their work with me. I love to see it and I’ll do my very best to respond to all messages.


Download my top ten tips for writing great stories.


Download teaching notes and activity ideas…

3D Off The TrackOff The Track  [ebook available]

Teaching notes and classroom ideas:

Off the Track teaching notes

Make your own survival whistle activity sheet:

Make Your Own Survival Whistle


Zeroes & Ones: The geeks, heroes and hackers who made history

3D Zeroes-and-Ones

Non-fiction

Teaching notes.

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WA Department of Education Computers and codes booklet

Home coding


To The Lighthouse  [ebook available]3D-ToTheLighthouse

(BONUS: Check out these amazing To The Lighthouse classroom art and science ideas…)

Teaching notes and classroom ideas:

To The Lighthouse teaching notes.jpg

Design your own holiday adventure activity sheet:

To The Lighthouse activity sheetS.jpg


3D Alice and Bob

Cosmic Adventures of Alice and Bob [FREE ebook available]

Teaching notes and classroom ideas:

Cosmic Adventures teaching notes.jpg

Search and find activity sheet for use with the book:

Alice and Bob activity sheet


Takeshita Demons / Hashimoto Monsters series [FREE ebook available]

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Teaching notes and classroom ideas:

Takeshita Demons classroom ideas

Invent your own monster worksheet:

Takeshita Demons invent your own demon worksheet


Activity ideas involving Japanese mythology and creative writing:

  • Monster memory game
    Illustrated with scary artwork from 18th Century artist Toriyama Sekien, this monster memory game will test your memory and introduce you to some of the more obscure mythical creatures in Japan.
  • Creative writing prompts
    Can you write a new ending to these traditional Japanese ghost stories? Download worksheets for MUJINA and THE MIRROR AND THE BELL story starters, both from 1903 text Kwaidan.
  • Monster self-introductions: in English or Japanese hiragana.
    Invent and introduce a monster to your friends.
  • Hiragana word search
    Test your hiragana knowledge and find the demons. Download a PDF of the worksheet and separate answers.
  • Papier mache daruma
    Make a papier mache daruma and learn about a daruma’s eyes.
  • Colouring in sheets
    Colour in a watery kappa or a firey hannya.

Science writing and journalism: Ask me anything

When I’m not writing fiction, I get busy as a journalist, science writer and magazine editor. You can check out some of my articles and encourage your kids to ask me anything about being a journalist.

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