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Join scientists and drone professionals on an amazing Aussie adventure!

Pippa and Dronie is a beautifully illustrated book for young readers aged 5 to 9, celebrating diversity in STEM.

The book features six real women doing amazing work with drones. It’s guaranteed to capture the attention of your students as they learn how these amazing role models use drones to take photographs, gather data, and solve some of the world challenges.

Join in the adventure as Pippa and Dronie travel around Australia, finding out just how useful a drone can be!


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More than just a book!

Book + teaching resources

Pippa and Dronie are waiting to share their story. Purchase the book today and get immediate access to our world class teaching resources,  providing a deeper and enriching experience for your students.  

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Learn to code - Block coding game

Grab the ‘Dronie’ block coding game on Apple to go beyond just the book, and become immersed in the story.

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A bigger book + teaching resources

There is nothing better than a big book (even for the big kids)! This big book is a fun way to read Pippa and Dronie and engage the students deeper into the story. 

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Image mat - Single or double sided

Image Mats are great for creating real world scenarios, planning missions and walking out code! Our standard image mat is a washable 2m x 2m fabric banner, and is a great teaching aid to help teach students understand coding logic.

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Learn to code - Any browser

Want to get all your students learning block coding with Pippa and Dronie at the same time? Then our web-based application is perfect. Click the link below to get immediate access.

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Dronie the plushie toy!

Bring Dronie to life with this super cute plushie!  Take Dronie with you as you step out the code on the image mats and use the coding printables to plan your code. Dronie can even become your class mascot!

Pippa and Dronie plushie toy

Character Poster Pack

Allow your students to step into the world of Pippa and Dronie with our character poster pack! Each character comes with their own poster, highlighting what their job is and how they use drones to achieve their goals. Bright and colourful they will catch your students eye as soon as they walk into the classroom.
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Teacher Resource Printables

Download these free printables and encourage your children or students to learn and practice block coding.

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Pippa & Dronie StoryMap

Pippa and Dronie curriculum linked lessons in sequence uses StoryMaps to lead teachers and students through all 13 lessons. StoryMaps guide your students through the activities and provide a fun way to explore the story.

Pippa and Dronie Story Maps

Pippa & Dronie packs for schools

Small School Pack

$ 534
Everything below is included!
  • Pippa & Dronie Books x 5
  • Big Book x 1
  • Image Mat Single x 1
  • Dronie Plushie
  • Teacher Resources
  • Dronie Coding Game - App
  • Dronie Coding Game - Web-based
  • Coding Game Printables
  • Author Reading - Video

Medium School Pack

$ 634
Everything below is included!
  • Pippa & Dronie Books x 10
  • Big Book x 1
  • Image Mat Single x 1
  • Dronie Plushie
  • Teacher Resources
  • Dronie Coding Game - App
  • Dronie Coding Game - Web-based
  • Coding Game Printables
  • Author Reading - Video

Large School Pack

$ 1,137
Everything below is included!
  • Pippa & Dronie Books x 30
  • Big Book x 2
  • Image Mat Single x 1
  • Dronie Plushie
  • Teacher Resources
  • Dronie Coding Game - App
  • Dronie Coding Game - Web-based
  • Coding Game Printables
  • Author Reading - Video
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Dronie - Block coding game

Dronie is a multi-level block coding game, where Dronie travels around Australia doing important work. This is a great introduction to block coding for students.

The first couple of levels are great for early primary students, with the later levels being a good challenge for late primary students.

Head to the Apple App Store,  Google Play Store or your favourite browser and start coding today.

Dronie is waiting for you to take her on an adventure!

Free printables available​

Click the image to download

Play the game now

Click the images to access the game on different platforms

Meet the characters

Dr. Vanessa Pirotta

Listen to Dr. Vanessa talk about whale snot!

Dr. Karen Joyce

Listen to Dr. Karen talk about mapping the Great Barrier Reef.

Monica Edgar

Listen to Monica talk about caring for country.

Dr. Tamarah King

Listen to Dr. Tamarah talk about geology and earthquakes.

Jessica Culley

Listen to Jessica talk about taking amazing drone photos.

Sarah Davies

Listen to Sarah talk about how she illustrated the book.

Colour in the Drone Squad

Download our colouring in sheet of the Drone Squad, featuring all the book characters.

Share your final artwork with Pippa and Dronie by sending them to [email protected] 

Get one, give one

Help us get a copy of this book into the hands of our under-represented schools and communities.

Buy your copy of Pippa and Dronie, and you automatically donate a copy to one of our charity partners, Ardoch or Deadly Science

They work with under-represented schools and communities, and provide students with opportunities to experience STEM

Our major book partner

The Surveyors' Trust is a Queensland organisation passionate about sustaining the surveying and spatial industry. 

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They provided significant financial assistance to bring the book and teacher resources to life.

Try before you buy

Take our resources for a spin and join the thousands of teachers who love our ready-to-teach classroom materials. Try one of our complete units of work for free.

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