Sunshine Books is an educational literacy publisher specialising in literacy learning and English language learning delivered in print, on websites and apps. Sunshine Books has provided the literacy resources needed to teach emergent through to fluent readers for over 35 years. Three hundred million copies of Sunshine books have sold around the world. The Sunshine team continue to commission new titles and quality non-fiction as well as providing the added value of online learning and activities. A key factor is the range of authors and illustrators that are associated with Sunshine Books — many of them from New Zealand and Australia.
Sunshine Books will also be attending Frankfurt Book Fair in person. You can visit them at the New Zealand collective stand, Hall 6.0, Booth C68.
SunshinePhonics.com is an extensive digital package for all devices with 100 original stories for learning English. Introducing 560 key words, the programme teaches children phonics skills in a sequential and systematic way. This ensures that every beginning reader experiences success in reading from their very first book. Interactive decodable text gives students one-to-one teaching, allowing them to sound out the letters and words. SunshinePhonics.com contains an assessment area, a downloadable teacher’s book, a scope and sequence book, 5 printed student activity books, and an optional parent book. There are multiple different editions for different parts of the world, ensuring that the titles and stories are culturally aligned and reflect children’s experiences.
Age range: 6–10 years
Rights available: World excluding UK, Asia, New Zealand & Australia
Books to read for children
Books to read for children showcases the best of European and New Zealand illustrators and authors. Titles include: The Adventures of Frank, a collection of stories about a strong-willed family cat; Mr Bright Turn Off the Lights, about a man who lives in a cottage on a cliff-top and turns on every light he can find, every night; and Someone For Bear, a story about the decision to find a new home for a beloved soft toy.
Age range: 6–8 years
Rights available: World translation rights
Sunshine Online ELT
With 900 titles and 2000 activities, Sunshine Online ELT offers relevant online resources for English Language Learners, in both classroom settings and at home. There are also 82 interactive ebooks for students to learn the letter-sound relationships in English. Games and activities that use the sounds and words of English entertain, and the songs provide a way for students to practise the rhythms of English. This programme provides supplementary material for learners to practise their listening, reading and speaking in English. The ebooks are narrated to support the reader with an excellent model of native English speaking. The recording function has students reading the text and listening to themselves reading, improving their fluency. Through the use of technology, Sunshine Online ELT encourages and allows English Language Learners to be motivated and engaged. Students can work at their own pace and level, helping them to develop confidence in the English language.
Age range: 6–12 years
Rights available: Europe and USA only. All other world rights sold.