Arabic readers

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.

Arabic, a Semitic language, is the principal language of the Arab world (Middle East, North Africa), an official or co-official language in more than 25 countries and an official language of the United Nations. It is also the language of the Qur'an and thus important to all Muslims world-wide.

Level 1 readers

Title Black and white edition Colour edition
After school بعد المدرسةb and w (990kb pdf)colour (1.6Mb pdf)
All kinds of tails كل أشكال الذيول b and w (660kb pdf)colour (990kb pdf)
Come and see تعال و شاهد b and w (900kb pdf)colour (1.6Mb pdf)
Dog الكلب b and w (710kb pdf)colour (1.4Mb pdf)
Fruit and vegetables الفواكه و الخضار b and w (860kb pdf)colour (1.3Mb pdf)
How many animals? كم عدد الحيوانات؟b and w (790kb pdf)colour (740kb pdf)
I can أستطيعb and w (780kb pdf)colour (1.1Mb pdf)
I like animals أحب الحيواناتb and w (690kb pdf)colour (1.2Mb pdf)
Jobs المهنb and w (940kb pdf)colour (1.3Mb pdf)
Look at me إنظر إليb and w (910kb pdf)colour (1.4Mb pdf)
On the move دائم التحركb and w (1.0Mb pdf)colour (1.7Mb pdf)
Starfish ماذا يفعل نجم البحر؟  colour (530kb pdf)
This is a house  هذا بيتb and w (960kb pdf)colour (2.1Mb pdf)
Very big! كبير جداً b and w (770kb pdf)colour (930kb pdf)
Where do we go? إلى أين نذهب؟ b and w (1.1Mb pdf)colour (1.6Mb pdf)

Level 2 readers

Title Black and white edition Colour edition
At the market في السوق b and w (930kb pdf)colour (1.2Mb pdf)
Crossing the road عبور الشارع b and w (1.2Mb pdf)colour (1.5Mb pdf)
Homes مختلف البيوت b and w (960kb pdf)colour (1.7Mb pdf)
Like this مثل هذا b and w (790kb pdf)colour (1.1Mb pdf)