Italian readers

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.

Early readers

TitleAuthor Download
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.

Title Author Download
I tre porcellini Davide Sforzin 410kb pdf