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Curriculum Resource Collections: Ourimbah Readers

A guide to the Curriculum Resource Collections at the University of Newcastle Libraries

Ourimbah Readers

Barrie Australian Series

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Big Mob Books for Little Fullas

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Cambridge Reading

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ELF Emergent Readers

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DK Readers

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Fitzroy Readers

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Flying Start to Literacy

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Mac Australia

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Oxford Literacy

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PM Library

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PM Plus

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PM Storybooks

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Reading Discovery

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Springboard

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Barrie Australian Series

Reading series for children in years 3-5

Library Holdings


Big Mob Books for Little Fullas : The Aboriginal Emergent Readers Kit - 372.412 BIGM

The kit is aimed at helping to increase the levels of literacy among students from Kindergarten to Year 6 and will benefit both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children. It includes stories from Aboriginal communities, and the majority of the artwork is by Aboriginal adults and children throughout NSW.

Library Holdings


Cambridge Reading - 372.412 RECO

The Cambridge reading series is a levelled reading scheme.

Standard size version library holdings

Big Book version library holdings

Kit version library holdings

Level 1-3 Beginning to read: A
Level 4-5 Beginning to read: B
Level 6-10 Becoming a reader: A
Level 11-15 Becoming a reader: B
Level 16-19 Becoming a reader: C
Level 20-24 Towards independence: A
Level 25-30 Towards independence: B&C
  Extended Reading: A
  Extended Reading: B

DK Readers - 428.6 DKRE

Library Holdings

Pre-level 1 Learning to read
Level 1 Beginning to read
Level 2 Beginning to read
Level 3 Reading alone
Level 4 Proficient Readers

ELF Emergent Readers- 428.6 ELFE

The ELF Emergent Reading program readers are sequential and colour-coded in levels of increasing complexity: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green and Blue.

Library Holdings


Fitzroy Readers [KIT] - 372.412 FITZ 2000

Library Holdings


Flying Start to Literacy - 428.6 FLYI

Publisher's Program Overview

Reading Stages

Library Holdings


Mac Australia [KIT]

Publisher information

Library Holdings for Mac Australia Topics reader series


Oxford Literacy - 428.6 OXFO

Themes : The fiction & non-fiction levelled texts can be used to make reading meaningful and relevant to the curriculum learning areas and to discuss issues facing students in their community and globally.

Themes held at Ourimbah are: Values (Civics & Citizenship), Australian stories (English), Maths around us (Mathematics), and Australian animals (Science).

Publisher Information

Library Holdings

Levels 1-2 Beginner
Levels 3-5 Emergent
Levels 6-8; Levels 9-11 Early
Levels 12-14; Levels 15-17 Transitional
Levels 18-20; Levels 21-23 Extending
Levels 24-26; Levels 27-30 Fluent

PM Library - 428.6 PMLI

Publisher Information

Level Colour Catalogue
Level 25-26 Emerald Holdings
Level 27-28 Ruby Holdings
Level 29-30 Sapphire Holdings

PM Plus - 428.6 PMPL

Publisher Information

Library Holdings


PM Storybooks - 428.6 PMST

Publisher Information

Level Colour Catalogue
Level 1-2 Magenta -
Level 3-5 Red Holdings
Level 6-8 Yellow Holdings
Level 9-11 Blue Holdings
Level 12-14 Green Holdings
Level 15-16 Orange
Level 17-18 Turquoise
Level 19-20 Purple Set A Holdings
Level 21-22 Gold
Level 23-24 Silver Holdings

Reading Discovery - 372.412 READ-5

Library Holdings

Level Colour
Level 1-3 Green
Level 4-6 Red
Level 7-10 Blue
Level 11-14 Yellow
Level 15-19 Purple
Level 20-24 Orange

Springboard - 428.6 SPRI

Publisher information

Library Holdings