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!
Readers in African languages
These readers in several African languages, mainly from the north-eastern part of the continent, are designed to support language maintenance and early literacy. They provide children and their families with reading materials in their mother tongue.
Readers in East Timorese languages
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.
Readers in European languages
RUMACCC has translated a selection of the early readers into European languages: German, Irish, Polish, Slovene and Spanish (which, of course, is also a major language of Latin America).
Readers in Matu Chin
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.
Readers in Arabic
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.
Readers in Telugu
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.
Readers in Italian
These readers are the work of students of Italian 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.