Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need an account?
No. As long as we have a school name, contact details and an order number or authorised
staff member's OK, your order will be processed and your school invoiced.
Are you a local company?
Yes, the Literacy Tower is a 100% family-owned local company with offices and distribution centres
in Australia and New Zealand.
Are your books developed and manufactured locally?
Yes, all our authors are based in Australia or New Zealand, as are all our illustrators. Editorial and
design work is carried out at our Melbourne and Christchurch offices, and we are proud to place
all our prepress and print work with local printers, either in New Zealand or Australia.
Are your books suitable for my classroom?
Absolutely. We constantly monitor curriculum requirements in both countries and in all states
to ensure our books are not only appropriate for your classroom, but that they also take into
account the latest guidelines and teaching practises from across Australia. We regularly work
with teachers and students in real classrooms to make sure we really can deliver on our
promise to engage, inspire and ignite young imaginations.
My budget is tight. Why should I choose The Literacy Tower?
We offer exceptional quality and value at outstanding prices. Our books are designed with
the aim to be the best in the market and teachers in every Australian state and territory
are using our titles; we have a twenty-five year track record of producing fine literacy
resources for Australian primary classrooms; and our program is fully integrated
and co-ordinated across each year level. Most of all, we love
what we do and we think that shows in the final product.
What about sustainability?
All Literacy Tower books are printed on environmentally
responsible paper, produced using Elemental Chlorine Free
(ECF), FSC® certified Mixed Source pulp from Responsible
Sources, and manufactured under the strict ISO14001
Environmental Management System. All our printing is done
locally to minimise our transport carbon footprint and all our
excess and waste paper products are recycled or reused.
That sounds great, but how can I be sure your books are right for me?
The best place to find out is in your own classroom. Order a no-obligation inspection
set and see for yourself. You have 14 days to decide. We think you'll love them -
but, if you don't, just send them back, no fuss, no questions.