SA Children set to "Jump and Shout" for their FREE 2018 Reading Pack

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Since 2006, the Little Big Book Club's FREE Reading Pack project has distributed over 370,000 reading bags to South Australian families with children aged from birth to five years, helping to establish home libraries and foster positive parent and child engagement right from the start.

The 2018 Reading Packs feature four new books published by RLA’s publishing house Little Book Press, including Jump and Shout! by Mike Dumbleton and Peter Carnavas; Wilbur, Grace and Joe by Phil Cummings and Amanda Graham, Lullabies for Bed Time (a compilation of authors including Katrina Germein, Louise Pike, Susan Betts, Phil Cummings, Kerry Brown and Mike Dumbleton) plus a new interactive numeracy book for toddlers, Busy Little Creatures.

Raising Literacy Australia CEO, Sue Hill, said she was thrilled with the quality of the picture books that have been produced for inclusion in this year’s reading packs and acknowledged the Carthew Foundation for their support in developing the resources.
“The Reading Pack project is a crucial engagement tool with parents and carers in the early years of their child’s life. However, the gift of a home library is just the start. The Little Big Book Club program continues to be a trusted voice within the SA community; providing ongoing support to families and the community to promote regular reading with young children”.

Families with a baby, toddler or preschool aged child are eligible to receive a free reading pack from supporting services across SA including Child and Family Health Service (CaFHS), Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) Children’s Centre’s, specialist neonatal hospitals, government, Catholic and independent preschools and selected outreach services. Reading Packs will be available from Monday 13 November 2017 and a complete list of collection points can be found on the Little Big Book Club website:

For further information on the Reading Pack project or the Little Big Book Club program, please contact Nicole Marshall, nicole [dot] marshall [at] raisingliteracy [dot] org [dot] au or 0402 296 967.

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