The Schools Program forms a significant component of Write Around the Murray. It goes out to all the schools in the region and busloads of kids travel from as far as Mt Beauty, Myrtleford, Billabong, Corowa and Wagga Wagga. It provides opportunities for more than 1 600 students to be inspired by and learn from some of Australia's best authors and illustrators.

The Schools Program is distributed to all schools within 150km of Albury and you can download it here.

Recommended reading list for schools attending WAM

Our schools program authors have created loads of books. Here are a few suggestions to try before your WAM visit.

Chris Collin

  • Doug the Bug
  • Funky Chicken: A Bushy Tale of Crocs and Chooks
  • Funky Chicken: Chooks in Space

Ursula Duborsarsky

  • Too Many Elephants in the House
  • The Coco Carlomagno series
  • The Word Spy trilogy

Danny Katz

  • Mucked Up
  • The Little Lunch series

Mitch Vane

  • The Little Lunch series
  • Danny Best: Never Wrong

Bruce Pascoe

  • Mrs Whitlam
  • Sea Horse

JC Burke

  • The Story of Tom Brennan
  • The Things We Promise

Zohab Khan

  • I Write

Arielle Cottingham

  • The Tarantist's Soapbox