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Griffith University, P&Cs Qld and Rotary District 9640 recognise the increased anxieties placed on parents due to home-schooling demands as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis.

To assist parents, we are offering, free of charge to parents across Queensland and Australia, our highly successful learn-to-read book series, Suzie the Scientist and Millie the Mathematician.

As Australians move to online learning modes, we are helping parents of pre-K to Year 3 students by:

  • removing the costs to purchase our interactive e-books on the Apple i-bookstore. This applies to 48 titles across both the Suzie the Scientist and Millie the Mathematician learn-to-read book series (i.e. 24 title in each)
  • providing free access to the on-line, interactive versions of all 48 titles
  • providing free access to the video book version of all 48 titles

Free learn-to-read books for parents

based on the Australian Curriculum in Maths and Science (suitable for pre-K to Year 3)

Suzie the Scientist and Millie the Mathematician

The Suzie the Scientist and Millie the Mathematician early reader books represent a new take on levelled readers, linking reading development directly to the Australian Curriculum in Science and Maths.

The 24-book sets feature an engaging “cool” scientist (Suzie), and her “cool” mathematician sister (Millie), who present interesting scientific and mathematical concepts to engage kids and empower parents to explore these ideas with their children while developing and improving reading literacies and fluency.

Each book connects to these science and maths concepts using uniquely Australian contexts and Australian content that you, as a parent, can easily relate to – allowing you to be fully equipped to facilitate the scientific/mathematical learning and reading development of your child

Download individual titles from the Apple i-Bookstore

(Apple devices only)

Millie the Mathematician

Suzie the Scientist

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Millie the Mathematician

1

pre K / K

I Can Count

2

pre K / K

Flowers in my Garden

3

pre K / K

Shapes Around Us

4

pre K / K

Mr Green's Farm

5

pre K / K

Piper's Busy Week

6

pre K / K

Just Like My Dad

7

Year 1

Finding Half

8

Year 1

Collecting Cans

9

Year 1

Millie Measures

10

Year 1

Locky Cracks the Code

11

Year 1

Counting Coins

12

Year 1

Mick's Lucky Day

13

Year 1

Elly Goes to the Snow

14

Year 1

Pirate Pan's Treasure

15

Year 1

What's Your Favourite Ice Cream?

16

Year 2

Who Ate all the Pies?

17

Year 2

What's Your Favourite Food?

18

Year 2

Which is Heavier?

19

Year 2

Are You Certain?

20

Year 2

Down on the Farm

21

Year 2

It's Party Time

22

Year 2

Scott Makes a Robot

23

Year 2

It's Time for School, Ruby

24

Year 2

Collecting Shells

Suzie the Scientist

1

pre K / K

Living Things

2

pre K / K

Objects and Materials

3

pre K / K

Changes in the Sky

4

pre K / K

Things that move

5

pre K / K

Plants

6

pre K / K

Whacky Materials

7

pre K / K

Seasons

8

pre K / K

Things that float and sink

9

Year 1

Habitats

10

Year 1

Melting and Freezing

11

Year 1

Changing Seasons

12

Year 1

Light

13

Year 1

Insects and other animals

14

Year 1

Physical Changes

15

Year 1

Environments

16

Year 1

Good Vibrations

17

Year 2

Life Cycles

18

Year 2

Tools and Weapons

19

Year 2

Water on Earth

20

Year 2

Push and pull forces

21

Year 2

Baby Animals

22

Year 2

Materials in our house

23

Year 2

Where our water comes from

24

Year 2

Experiments

Information for parents

The Suzie the Scientist and Millie the Mathematician learn-to-read books place you, the parent, in the central role of facilitating the reading development of your child at home. The books provide all the information you need to confidently tackle this important role.

  • Information relating to how the books align with the Australian Curriculum is provided for you on the inside front cover.
  • Strategies for facilitating your child’s reading development are provided in the ‘Before Reading’, ‘During Reading’ and ‘After Reading’ sections.
  • A summary of the relevant scientific and mathematical concepts addressed in each book is also provided on the inside front cover. This information provides a concise, easy-to-read summary of what your child is learning in the classroom as their teacher engages with each aspect of the Australian Curriculum in Science and Maths.
  • Each book connects to these concepts using uniquely Australian contexts and Australian content that you, as a parent, can easily relate to – allowing you to be fully equipped to facilitate the scientific/mathematical learning and reading development of your child.
  • Finally, throughout each book, Suzie the Scientist and Millie the Mathematician pop-up with interesting scientific facts in a visually engaging way that allows you to further spark your child’s interest in reading and science.