Early literacy

Read, talk, sing and play every day. In the first years of life, your child’s brain develops faster than at any other stage. The simple things you do together each day can have an enormous impact.

Children learn from the most important people in their lives.  Moreton Bay Region Libraries offers a range of interactive resources to support you as your child’s first teacher.

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Browse 50 Books to Read Before You’re 5

It’s never too early to share books.  Get children involved!

  • Talk about the pictures.
  • Guess what will happen next.
  • Make up your own endings.
  • Keep books down low where children can grab them.
  • Pack a few books for outings - pull them out while you wait for an appointment, coffee or your bus.
  • Repeat favourites again and again.
  • Get a library card for your child and borrow regularly.
  • Choose from a wide selection of picture books and board books.


Our Beginner Reader collection is for shared reading with an adult and for children who are starting to read independently to practice their skills. 

Beginner Readers are available in three levels.

Level 1: Starting to read

  • Pictures that help decode the words
  • Easy vocabulary and words
  • Big type and word repetition
  • Simple concepts and sentences

Browse Beginner Readers Starting To Read

Level 2:  - Reading with help

  • Simple story
  • Illustrations support text
  • Short, simple sentences and paragraphs
  • Introduces new words

Browse Beginner Readers Reading with Help

Level 3: - Reading independently

  • Short paragraphs and chapters
  • More complex stories and higher word count
  • Building vocabulary & more complex sentence structure
  • Bridge to chapter books in the Junior Fiction collection, and to Junior Non-Fiction

Browse Reading Independently

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