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Australia Reads launches ‘School Kids’ initiative

Australia Reads has launched Australia Reads: School Kids, a list of recommended books for which publishers will create teaching notes and offer increased bookseller discounts.

With input from The Little Bookroom’s Leesa Lambert, Australia Reads has created a list of books grouped by recommended age on its Australia Reads website. In a statement it said publishers would supply booksellers ‘at increased discounts off RRP for bulk orders’.

‘Schools can direct parents and guardians to local outlets, which can provide copies of books for at home reading for pleasure’, while ‘bookstores ​can reach out to their local primary and secondary schools to promote the offer to parents in their communities with a delivery-to-home or curb-side collect offer, or delivery by post’.

‘Australia Reads’ goal is to get quality, Australian books to as many children possible,’ said the statement. ‘We want to boost existing literacy programs, and support local, community bookstores and Australian authors during this difficult time.’

See the list on the Australia Reads website. The Australia Reads initiative continues to promote reading during Covid-19 lockdown with the #AustraliaReadsatHome hashtag.


Category: Local news