Trash-er Island Activities

Welcome to Trash-er Island, where one pirate’s trash, is another’s treasure!

Kids— click on any of the ‘fun stuff’ pictures below to view and download activities, colouring pages, and games.

Teachers & Parents— scroll down for discussion guides and educational resources.

Trash-er Island Picture Book by Katherine Wallace

Coming soon to major bookstores across Singapore and these online retailers:

Resources for Teachers

Discussion Guide

Use this teaching guide in class or at home to spark meaningful discussions with your children about ocean pollution, sustainability, resilience, and creative problem solving.   

Ocean Pollution Facts for Kids

Find out more about ocean pollution, the great pacific garbage patch (trash island), and how kids can help care for our oceans

Author Visits

An experienced educator and performer, Katherine would love to come to your school or community centre. Author visits can be custom-tailored to suit your age-group, timing, curriculum, and audience needs.

Ocean Cleanup Board Game

This fun, downloadable board game helps children visualize what’s in our ocean, while learning about marine life and ocean pollution. The game is a cooperative team game for 2+ players. 

Trash-er Island Picture Book by Katherine Wallace

Trash-er Island

Written by Katherine Wallace

Illustrated by Ella Elviana 

Tilly’s hopes of winning the annual Pirate Regatta are dashed when her home-made boat is blown off course and she loses her map. When an albatross mistakenly leads her, not to Treasure Island, but to Trash-er Island, Tilly must find a way to repair her battered boat, and make her own treasure.

This pirate-perfect picture book will delight readers aged 4-8.



After all, one pirate’s trash is another pirate’s treasure!

– Katherine Wallace, “Trash-er Island”