Research Unit for Multilingualism and Cross-Cultural Communication (RUMACCC) is proud to share the following series of readers in Italian - to foster reading and literacy in Italian in Australia and elsewhere. The books posted here are designed to support schools and families that wish to teach and use Italian with their students and children respectively.
The books found below represent a small sample of the work of students who have completed Italian 8 (previously known as Italian Language and Culture 2B) at the University of Melbourne. As part of this course with its focus on creative writing and writing analysis, students are required to self-publish their first book - specifically a small early reader in Italian. As you're sure to discover very quickly, they are varied in style and content - some more traditional than others - but will be enjoyed by all readers. They can be read online or can be printed out.
|Il disonesto omino di pan di zenzero||Emily Lentini||1.65Mb pdf|
|Il drago d'oro||Madelaine Kenihan||1.55Mb pdf|
|Il fiore bellissimo||Emily Gray||1.95Mb pdf|
|Il gattino Giacomino||Sarah Retica||850kb pdf|
|Gelato da morire||Bernardo Monteleone||3.9Mb pdf|
|Il gorilla, la volpe e l'orso||Emily Fitzgerald||1.03Mb pdf|
|La lumaca fifona||Imogen Lazarus||2.05Mb pdf|
|Pina Piccolina||Cynthia Mercuri||3.7Mb pdf|
|Il pollo martire||Patrick McDonald and Joshua Chang||800kb pdf|
|La principessa e il vero principe||Giulian Favrin and Katia Salera||1.35Mb pdf|
|Il serpente avido||Emily O'Grady||coming soon|
|La storia dei due contadini||Georgia Delaney||2.3Mb pdf|
|La strega del cuore d'oro||Jane O'Grady||420kb pdf|
|L'uovo perduto||Brendan Musumeci||1.24Mb pdf|
Mature readers only
Warning: this book is not intended for early readers. It is a transgressive retelling of a well-known children's story that older readers will understand and enjoy.
|I tre porcellini||Davide Sforzin||410kb pdf|