Our Books

Our Books

Library For All’s culturally diverse, age appropriate and professionally curated collections are available in digital and print formats to support education programming and reading for pleasure. Select books to suit your reading community’s needs or interests, or let our team prepare a list of titles to match your requirements.

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Cambodia

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Nepal

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Myanmar

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Solomon Islands

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Ukraine

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Swahili

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Timor-Leste

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Laos

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Vietnam

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Kiribati

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Papua New Guinea

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Our Yarning

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Social and Emotional Learning

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OUR APPROACH

About Our Books

Learn to read, read to learn

Library For All’s books offer contemporary, diverse reading opportunities to meet the informational, recreational and cultural needs of children. We want all children to learn to read, so they can read to learn.

A levelled reading runway

Library For All books follow a simplified 7 step levelling system. This reading runway helps teachers, parents and carers support and monitor their child’s reading journey, while children can easily select books to suit their needs.

Fiction and non fiction

Our strategically balanced libraries include a wide range of topics covering fiction and non fiction titles. From culturally diverse adventure narratives to factual books providing crucial knowledge about the environment, we want every child to find a book that captures their imagination.

Content pillars

Library For All’s books are divided into four broad content pillars: Science and the Environment, Cultures and Communities, Health and Hygiene, and Sports, Arts and Recreation. We monitor library development to ensure a balance of these thematic areas, ensuring every reader can find books to meet their needs and interests.

Gender representation

Library For All is committed to positive representations of gender across our libraries. This includes showcasing both men and women in non-traditional domestic and professional roles. Over 50% of our stories represent women and girls in lead roles, or within gender-diverse storylines. 

Disability inclusion

We work to ensure positive representation of people with disabilities throughout our libraries, including books about living with a disability, as well as generally diverse and inclusive stories. As disability may look very different in different cultural spaces, we work closely with cultural advisors on appropriate representation.

EXPLORE OUR COLLECTIONS
Anya and the New Apartment

By Yuriy Podlyuk

Ukraine Response

Emily and Her Lemon Tree

By Nancy Gaselona Palmer

Pacific

My Beautiful Island

By Chrissy Margu

Pacific

Mr Owl Learns to Relax

By Michelle Wanasundera

Mental Health & Psychosocial

The Little Chick and the Big Flock

By Michelle Wanasundera

Mental Health & Psychosocial

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up

By Evelyn Bartelme and Jodie Lea Martire

Gender & Inclusion

When Covid Came to Our Village

By Dr Zewlan Moor

Education In Emergencies

Myron Learns Languages

By Yuriy Podlyuk

Education In Emergencies

Two Silly Frogs

By Caroline Richard Raomae

Climate & Distaster

I Am Proud

By JBus

Australia – Our Yarning

Bush Basketball

By Rylan Cusack

Australia – Our Yarning

The Neighbour Club

By Michelle Wanasundera

Africa

Windows & mirrors

We know that children learn best when they can select from a range of ‘mirror’ books, which reflect their lived experience, and ‘window’ books, which offer glimpses into other cultures, places and imaginary worlds.

But being able to see yourself in a story is particularly important for young readers, with positive impacts on literacy and social and emotional development. That’s why Library For All aims for 70% mirrors in our culturally specific libraries.

Culturally relevant

Our books are created by experienced and emerging authors and illustrators, who participate in a range of paid and voluntary writing opportunities. 

We work with educators and development organisations to run Writers’ Workshops around the world, ensuring our content is always relevant to reading communities. 

We supplement local content with commissioned expert content to guarantee a balanced library of levels and themes, enhancing children’s interest in reading and learning.

“Children have the right to read texts that mirror their experiences and languages, provide windows into the lives of others, and open doors into our diverse world.”

Children’s Rights to Read, International Literacy Foundation

OUR OFFERINGS

Printed books and resources

Library books

Library For All books are freely available on our app. Print editions are available in a practical A5 format, using high quality paper with durable binding that stands up to frequent handling and adverse weather conditions.

Big books

Selected Library For All titles are available in a large, full colour A3 format, perfect for shared reading with a class.

Magazine storybooks

Selected Library For All titles are available as A5 story compendiums, or ‘magazines’. These are printed on lightweight paper for wide distribution in cases where affordable and less long-lasting products may be required. 

Books alone won’t solve illiteracy.

But literacy without books is impossible.