Free books for four and five year olds

Schools and Community Kindergartens are invited to participate with their local public library to receive free reading packs for every Kindergarten aged child. Your child's teacher can contact their local library to ask about being involved in the program.

Families with home-schooled children can contact their local public library to collect their free reading packs. You find your nearest library using the Find a Library search at the top of this page.

Pick up a Reading Pack

possum and wattle KpackYour child's reading pack includes:

  • a beautiful Australian children's picture book and activity
  • a library bag and
  • a green folder
  • activities and information about reading

 

 

Borrow A Discovery Backpack

Discovery BackpackYour library may also have one of these great Discovery Backpacks for you to borrow.
Discovery Backpacks contain:

  • picture books
  • audio CDs
  • puzzles, musical instruments or other reading games
  • reading tips and online activities for you and your child to do together

 

Twitter Updates

I always knew reading to my kids was important, but this has opened my eyes to how important and how much.
Parent
 

I tell stories in Vietnamese and read to my children in English.  I only started reading English after receiving Better Beginnings. 
Parent
 

One mother reads with her four year old every afternoon after school now.  She said without these books, they would not have any to read. 
Teacher, Remote Community School
 

I always knew reading to my kids was important, but this has opened my eyes to how important and how much.
Parent

I think it’s been a wonderful initiative.  I feel sure it’s going to benefit both the children and parents and develop links with the library.
Teacher
 

 

It’s wonderful to have support across the community emphasising the importance of reading and language development. 
Community Health Nurse
 

…I never thought of reading to my baby.  Better Beginnings has really boosted my confidence.
Parent

Better Beginnings gave me confidence. I know reading is an everyday tool and teaching my children will help them be more successful in life.
Parent