The Co-author Program

Write with Australia's leading authors

Students are readers, writers and co-authors

Students write with Australia’s most trusted authors

A comprehensive writing program

Students write an original 12-page book with an Australian author.

Includes exclusive resources, modelling of writing skills and explicit instruction through a series of 10 lessons to inspire the author in every student.

“I love The Co-author Program. The lesson plans are easy to follow and every activity can be differentiated. The whole program is so engaging for my students. And the best part is when they receive their own copy of the book they have created.”

Trinity Hook , Nords Wharf Public School, NSW

Andrew Daddo - Atticus Van Tasticus

The Co-author Program
Atticus Van Tasticus – Upper Primary
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Choose from 60+ Programs

Each program is written by teachers and designed to provide a complete writing program. Our programs cover all text types including imaginative, informative, persuasive and descriptive, as well as different writing skills, themes and topics. 

Each co-author program is ready to deliver and can be customised to suit the needs of the class.

“There is a whole writing program that goes with it.”

Tamsin Bickersteth AP Bondi Public School NSW

Meet the authors

Choose from 20+ loved Aussie authors including Jackie French, Andrew Daddo and Deborah Abela Hazel Edwards, Katrina McKelvey, Kristin Darell, James Foley, Tristan Bancks, Jo Mularczyk, Kirli Saunders, Lisa Nicol, Oliver Phommavanh, Susanne Gervay and Wendy Orr. 

Choose a different author for each class or choose one author as a whole of school activity.

Check out the full list of our authors.

“We are so excited to extend the students writing skills through this great program.”

Melinda Hall Wentworthville Public School Librarian PS NSW

Mini-writing Festival Author Wall
Scrappy Story Starter Page 2 (watermarked)

The Co-author Program
Author: Deborah Abela
Project: Scrappy
9 to 12 years

Atticus Story Starter Page 2 (watermarked)

The Co-author Program
Author: Andrew Daddo Project: Atticus Van Tasticus Upper Primary

Exclusive resources

Authors provide a story starter – two pages to inspire writing for each student that can be included in each student’s book.

Includes 10 lesson plans with digital and printable resources. Exclusive on-demand videos from your chosen author introduce concepts and invite students to write the rest of the story.

Reference to quality texts and research is provided throughout the program.

“You guys are awesome! thank you for making the effort to engage our young writers in such a meaningful and wonderful way!”

Jason Mok Teacher Pacific Hills Christian School, NSW 

Students empowered as writers

“…not only inspired my students to write more creatively, it has inspired my teaching. Absolutely loved it!”

Deborah Hansen Kings Baptist Grammar School, Wynn Vale, SA Curriculum Leader & Teacher.

Students published as co-authors

Student Writing Sample
Author: Katrina McKelvey
Project: Opposites
Age: 5 to 8 years

Student Writing Sample
Author: Deborah Abela
Project: Scrappy
Age: 8 to 11 years

Co-author Pricing


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