Books in Homes Australia provides books-of choice to families and children
living in remote and low socio-economic circumstances, ensuring crucial
early literacy engagement and the development of reading skills needed for
It's vision is to re-awaken a sense of wonder in children and excitement in
parents, by creating an Australia where every child and family has access to
books of choice at home.
Books in Homes Australia was founded on the realisation that failure in
adult life often stems from childhoods spent in homes without books.
Children who cannot read, become adults who cannot communicate and this is
unacceptable in a world that operates on the written word. Everything we do
in life embraces the ability to read and write. Just imagine a life not
being able to read street signs; or not being able to use email; or not
being able to read medicines and food labels; or be employable!!!
25% of all titles on offer are written by Indigenous Authors.
This Programme aims to break the education inequality found in remote and
disadvantaged communities where resources are often scarce and generational
How will the funds be used?
80% of all funds raised will buy the following for each participating family
and student per term.
- 3 new books of choice
- 3 book labels
- 1 Book Catalogue
- 1 new waterproof book bag
- 48 new books via the Books in Homes Preview Pack donated to the
hosting school library
- Caught Being Good books on a pro - rata basis 1 book per 60 children
x 10 weeks
The remaining 20% will go towards administration of the Programme.
Key Areas of Expenditure
- Book bags
- Book labels