CSIRO Publishing

CSIRO Publishing operates as an independent science and technology publisher with a global reputation for quality products and services. This internationally recognized publishing program covers a wide range of scientific disciplines, including agriculture, the plant and animal sciences, and environmental management.

CSIRO PUBLISHING is a business unit within Australia´s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation.

Featured Reviews

Hold On!

Saving the Spotted Handfish

"Hold On!: Saving the Spotted Handfish is a Marine environment story, narrated by a handfish, and showcasing handfish biology and ecology, including to environmental threats and their conservation plight, as well as how science is stepping in to save the day. Of special note is the inclusion of a Fact File section and a Glossary, making Hold On!: Saving the Spotted Handfish especially recommended for elementary school and community library collections for children ages 8-12."


"It is essential reading for someone with beef cattle or those interested in starting a beef enterprise."

Grass Roots, June/July 2014

Ready, Set, Code!

Coding Activities for Kids

"This book is an excellent supplement for those who are already learning coding in the classroom. It even comes with a link for teachers to download resources and activities. It provides easy-to-read instructions for children to code and provides the background and explanation of it all as well. This informative guide is filled with information to make any coder feel confident in what they are learning!"

The Children’s Book Review

"Scientific Writing = Thinking in Words appears in its second updated edition to expand the basic principles about writing and scientific research that will help scientists impart the basics of their work. Examples of good and bad writing, a expanded chapter for non-scientists interested in science writing, and a new chapter on tackling grant applications add to the powerful focus of a book that will appeal to a research community traditionally leery of putting their findings and results in writing for maximum impact and attention. Whether the reader is preparing a journal article, advertisement, or for a presentation, or even if they are just science students producing papers, Scientific Writing = Thinking in Words is a powerful key to success and offers many examples and strategies for more effective communications."

News & Events

20th October 2020 News

Meet Rachel Tribout, the talented illustrator of CSIRO's children's picture book Hold On! Saving the Spotted Handfish. Discover how she approaches science illustration and her best tips for aspiring illustrators.

Read the full article on the CSIRO Blog.