Helen Chapman

Helen Chapman

Hi, I am Helen Chapman!

Australian Best Selling Children’s Book Author

Helen Chapman is a wildly experienced and bestselling children’s author with over 96 books published worldwide. So popular are her books that many have been reprinted multiple times. Helen writes both fiction and non-fiction and specialises in educational books for children. Her use of humour makes her children’s books highly effective in this genre and she has become a highly sought after and respected author.




Helen Chapman

Sunshine Starter Level 8
16 pages
High-frequency words presented as flash cards on the inside cover of each book
Skills teaching focus on the inside back cover

Sunshine Starters is a new literacy program that focuses on the five essential skill areas that all children need in order to develop into successful readers.
Evidence-based findings have identified these key areas as:

  • Phonic awareness
  • Phonics
  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension
  • Fluency

Published by Wendy Pye Publishing Ltd New Zealand

How the Birds Got Their Colours: Tales from the Australian Dreamtime

Helen Chapman

A wonderful collection of creation stories from Australia, telling how the koala lost his tail, how the kangaroo got her pouch, as well as how the birds got their colours.

Topaz/Band 13 books offer longer and more demanding reads for children to investigate and evaluate.

Text Type: Traditional tales from another culture

Curriculum Links:

  • English: fairy stories, myths and legends; books from other cultures and traditions

Published by HarperCollins UK

New Wonders of the World

Helen Chapman

Come on a tour to explore the new Wonders of the World, from the Great Wall of China to the Taj Mahal. And finally, you can choose your own seventh Wonder of the World!

Reading Age: 6-7 years

Published by Rising Stars UK

Hungry Animals

Helen Chapman

The animal kingdom is full of different animals and they all like to eat different things. Learn how to tell a carnivore from a herbivore or omnivore and find which one you are!

Reading Age: 6-7 years

Rising Stars Reading Planet Galaxy reading books are a wonderful collection of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and plays to capture the interest of every child, helping to develop a life-long love of reading.

My Kitten

Helen Chapman

Max is a beautiful ginger kitten and his owner adores him! Find out how Max is similar to, yet also different from, his owner and the important things you need to do to look after a kitten.

Reading Age: 4-5 years

Grow a Pumpkin

Helen Chapman

Learn all about pumpkins in this fun non-fiction photographic book, from how to grow them to what you can make with them, including lanterns and some tasty soup!

Reading Age: 4-5 years

Amelia Earhart

Helen Chapman

Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Learn about Amelia’s adventures in the air in this engaging highly-illustrated biography.

Reading Age: 5-6 years

Collins Big Cat Arabic Readers

Landmarks of Our World: Level 10 (Arabic) Paperback

Helen Chapman

From the pyramids in Egypt to the Sydney Opera House, landmarks have been built all over the world. Find out what makes them so special.

Turquoise/Band 7 books offer literary language and extended descriptions, with longer sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms.

Text Type: An information book

A map of the world on Pages 22 & 23 shows the location of all the landmarks.

Published by HarperCollins Publishers GB

Curriculum Links:

  • Geography: “The location and characteristics of a range of the world’s most significant human and physical features.”