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1 DEPARTMENT OF THE PREMIER AND CABINET Wilbur – A Multilingual Australian Picture Book for New Arrivals and Migrant Families. One Story – Fourteen Languages Teresa Brook Acting Manager Application & Network Services Public Library Services

2 Wilbur Multilingual Book Readings

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5 Wilbur – A Multilingual Australian Picture Book for New Arrivals and Migrant Families. One Story – Fourteen Languages In partnership with

6 Literacy

7 Family Reading Pack The multilingual picture books were created to fill a need within culturally diverse communities and to assist New Arrivals families settling in Australia with young children. 10,000 New Arrivals Family Reading Packs featuring Wilbur and other culturally appropriate reading and play resources were distributed to libraries and migration/settling agencies nationally 3,000 Wilbur DVD’s and packs

8 Reading Pack For Parents and Babies

9 New Arrivals Family Reading Pack

10 The Wilbur Project Book 1: Somali /Tamil /Burmese / Farsi /English (orange cover) Book 2: Dinka/ Hindi/ Khmer / Nuer /English (purple cover) Book 3 : Amharic / Chinese / Arabic / Vietnamese /English (red cover) Book 4: Amharic / Chinese / Arabic / French /English (green cover)

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12 The Wilbur project multilingual-video-audio-resources

13 Bilingual Story Times in the Community – Hume Libraries, Victoria

14 Cultural Conversations – Logan City Council, Queensland

15 Story Time with Dad – Fairfield City Library, New South Wales

16 Building Foundations for Early Learning -LBBC Training

17 Acknowledgments This paper is written with the assistance from Sue Hill, General Manager, The Big Book Club Inc. Nicole Marshall, National Marketing & Project Officer for The Little Big Book Club, Wendy Quihamption, Manager Public Libraries & Community Engagement, State Library of Victoria, MyLanguage partners, Donna Edwards, Hume Library Service, Manjit Uppal, Fairfield Library Service, Deb Cooper, Logan Central Library Regional Librarian, Libraries and Cultural Services, Logan City Council and the staff of Public Library Services South Australia.

18 Wilbur in Chinese

19 Wilbur – A Multilingual Australian Picture Book for New Arrivals and Migrant Families. One Story – Fourteen Languages In partnership with

20 DEPARTMENT OF THE PREMIER AND CABINET South Australian Public Library Network Wilbur – A Multilingual Australian Picture Book for New Arrivals and Migrant Families. One Story – Fourteen Languages Teresa Brook Acting Manager Application & Network Services Public Library Services,


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