RUMACCC is proud to make available these readers designed to help children enjoy reading in many languages. You can download them for free from the links below.
Chicken Little is based on a traditional folk story from South Sulawesi and illustrated by Katrina Langford. It is available in over 30 languages!
East Timorese language readers
These resources aim to provide East Timorese children with the tools to read and write in their own mother tongue, as well as in the official languages Portuguese and Tetun.
The readers in Somali and in Somali and English aim to foster reading and literacy in Somali and English, and greater intercultural awareness of Somali as a language spoken in Melbourne, elsewhere in Australia and overseas.
Polish is spoken in Poland (population approx. 38.5 Mio) and in the Polish diaspora. In Australia, over 50,000 people indicate that they speak Polish at home. One of them, Kasia Williams, has translated a selection of our readers into Polish.
Telugu is an official language of India, spoken by about 79 million people in India and abroad. Our readers, translated by Mallikarjuna Rao Rachakonda, promote literacy in Telugu. They are available in monolingual and bilingual (Telugu and English) editions.
Matu Chin readers
Matu Chin is a Sino-Tibetan language of Chin State in North-Western Burma (Myanmar). It is spoken by about 40,000 people world-wide (Ethnologue 2017). Members of the Matu Chin community in Melbourne translated these readers for RUMACCC.
Arabic is spoken as a first language by over 280 million people and by many more as an additional language. In Australia more than 287,000 people speak Arabic at home (2011 census). Our early readers were translated into Modern Standard Arabic by Dina Kerr.
These early readers are the work of students of Italian 8 at The University of Melbourne. They are designed to support schools and families who wish to teach and use Italian with their students and children respectively.
Make your own
These readers show parents and educators how easy it is to prepare enjoyable reading materials - starting with pencil and paper or photographs, and then with a little help from the computer.