Got a little book lover on your hands?
It’s quite likely that you do with the recently released results of the Great Australian Reading Survey revealing that 73% of children are reading books at home 5 to 7 days a week.
The survey, conducted by News Corp, aimed to uncover the reading habits of Aussie kids. The results will form the centrepiece of the national ‘Raise a Reader’ campaign launching in July.
It seems that reading still ranks as one of the most popular activities for the under 12 crowd (and in our opinion is far more useful and sustainable than anything ‘fidget spinner’ related). You can fuel that love for literacy with the launch of the ‘The Great Australian Book Collection‘ on Saturday July 22nd.
A collection of Aussie classics
The collection features 15 of the best loved Aussie children’s books to ever hit shelves. Each title costs just $2.30 with the purchase of a newspaper. Participating papers include The Daily Telegraph, The Courier-Mail, The Advertiser, Herald Sun and other regional publications.
The first book to be released, Possum Magic, free with newspaper purchase on July 22nd, the much-loved tale tells the story of Grandma Poss and young Hush who wants to become invisible. Grandma succeeds in granting Hush his wish, only for him to decide that being invisible isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. The story follows Grandma and Hush as they make their way across Australia to find the magic food that will make Hush visible once more.
Other titles including ‘Wombat Stew‘, ‘Pig The Pug‘ The Wonky Donkey‘ and ‘Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas‘ will be released each day.
To get your hands on each book, all you need to do is:
- purchase a copy of your chosen paper
- present the original hardcopy token from the newspaper to your participating newsagent, Woolworths or IGA supermarket.
To celebrate the Great Australian Book Collection, we’ve got 5 x Complete sets up for grabs. To enter, simply complete the entry form below in full, tell us in the comments what you love about reading with your kids and you could be a winner!