Books we recommend

MultiLit offers a curated collection of high-quality children’s literature from Australian and international authors. These engaging books offer rich and diverse vocabulary and cover content that aligns with the curriculum. Additionally, they provide exposure to different types of narratives such as poems or plays.

We recommend these picture books for use with PreLit, MultiLit’s early literacy preparation program, and InitiaLit, our school-based initial literacy instruction program. They are also a great starting point for reading at home with your child if you are looking for quality books.

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Pamela Allen
$14.99
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Jane Godwin, Anna Walker
$24.99
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Emma Chichester Clark
$16.99
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Pamela Allen
$14.99
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Katrina Germein, Judy Watson
$16.99
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Peter Bently, Helen Oxenbury
$14.99
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Stephen Tucker, Nick Sharratt
$14.99
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Libby Gleeson, Freya Blackwood
$17.99
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Doreen Cronin, Betsy Lewin
$14.99
Kylie Dunstan
$15.99
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Rod Campbell
$14.99
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Claire Saxby, Tannya Harricks
$17.99
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Deborah Kelly, Lisa Stewart
$15.99
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Sheena Knowles, Rod Clement
$16.99
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Lee Fox, Cathy Wilcox
$16.99
Alison Lester
$16.99
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Sally Sutton
$16.99

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About our categories

Picture books
Picture books cover a diverse range of topics, expose children to words and language they might not hear normally in conversation, and teach children how reading works (left to right, top to bottom). In this narrative style, the illustrations work with the text so children can ‘read’ the story for themselves before they understand the individual words and decode the text. Picture books are also useful vehicles for introducing sensitive subjects or talking about values.

Decodable Readers
Designed for children in their first few years of school, these delightful and engaging decodable readers help your child build confidence in decoding skills and reading fluency. Each title in each bundle includes instructions and pre- and post-reading activities to help parents and caregivers use the books effectively. Titles are numbered based on the difficulty level of each book. They are designed to be read sequentially, allowing children to gain confidence and skills level by level.

Academic books
Members of the MultiLit Research Unit (MRU), together with their academic colleagues, publish books that are useful to educators, educational psychologists and other allied health professionals wanting to dive deeper into evidence-based approaches to literacy and behaviour management. Learn more about the MRU.

Other resources
These resources can help parents support their children’s literacy development at home.

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