The Canberra Puzzle Books
These puzzle books are the ideal companions on your trip to our national capital. Keep your students or children engaged during their journey and visit. They'll be having fun, and learning at the same time!
There are two books in this series:
- The Canberra Puzzle Book for kids aged 11 to adults (B5 workbooks and blackline master)
- The Junior Canberra Puzzle Book, for kids aged 5 to 10 (blackline master only)
Ordering your books
The Canberra Puzzle Book is available as B5 workbooks, or a blackline master. The Junior Canberra Puzzle Book is only available as a blackline master.
Ordering is easy - either fill in the interactive PDF and email it to me, or print and post it to me:
Sutherland Studios accepts credit card (via PayPal), direct deposit and cheques. Schools will be billed on a 30-day invoice. Private orders must be paid for in advance. If you are planning a school trip to Canberra, please order your books at least three weeks before you leave.
Both books cover the history of the Canberra region, from pre-European settlement to the modern day. The books have been checked by local historians for accuracy.
Subjects include :
There are find-a-words, mazes, crosswords, story crosswords, clueless crosswords, colouring-in, dot-to-dots, codes, and spot-the-differences, amongst others!
Free sample pages
You are welcome to download these sample pages from the blackline masters, for use at home or in the classroom.
The Canberra Puzzle Book
The Junior Canberra Puzzle Book
Both Canberra Puzzle Books are available as blackline masters. These A4, wire-bound blackline master books are designed to be photocopied. Each book has 28 pages of puzzles, and answers at the back.
They are great resources for school libraries, hospitals, youth groups, and even hotels and restaurants. When you buy one, you are granted a site licence to photocopy the book at your school or organisation.
"This book is a delight. Innovative, inspired, engaging - and right on target in the way it communicates complex topics with clarity and with fun.
"Heritage is about learning to read the rich library of our surroundings so that we better understand our past, and our own responsibilities to the future. It's a tall order as heritage professionals will agree. Yet here Denise Sutherland has produced the essential primer for this process, conveying accurate information in the most enjoyable and arresting format, a puzzle book that includes crosswords, mazes, codes, 'what's missing' pictures, and my favourite — the silly story.
"This is a book for kids - but it is really for us all, I don't think there is anyone who could resist trying at least some of these [puzzles]." Dr Lenore Coltheart, National Archives of Australia
Where did it all start?
In 2004 Sutherland Studios won an ACT Heritage Grant which allowed me to research, write and publish The Canberra Puzzle Book in 2005. As part of the grant, I gave a free copy of the book to every Year 6 student in ACT government schools. It is now in its third printing, and can be purchased at the National Library Bookshop and Canberra Visitor’s Centre.
In 2006 I wrote and published its companion volume, The Junior Canberra Puzzle Book, for younger ‘puzzle historians’. The workbooks have sold out, but this book is available as a blackline master.