SPCA Instructional Readers
Inspiring responsible animal guardians
SPCA, together with Sunshine Books, has published four series of original Instructional Readers. The intention of each story is to teach core animal welfare messages, while also supporting the development of children’s reading skills and strategies. These Instructional Readers are part of the SPCA Education Programme. SPCA Education is an evidence-based programme for New Zealand schools that aligns with the Curriculum and teaches animal welfare in a real-life, meaningful context. Each series consists of six Instructional Readers and covers a different topic: Companion Animals, Farmed Animals, Animals in the Wild and Responsible Animal Guardianship.
The books align to The Ministry of Education’s colour wheel and are skilfully written to enable teachers to integrate them straight into their classroom literacy programmes. They feature fun and engaging characters that children will identify with and want to read about, all while learning important lessons about compassion and empathy towards people and animals. Plus, free teaching notes and reader response activities for each of the twenty-four titles are available on SPCA’s Teachers’ Portal. These books are all available in print in English and te reo Māori, plus some books are also available in gagana Sāmoa, lea faka-Tonga and Mandarin Chinese editions in PDF format.
Animals in the Wild
Responsible Animal Guardianship
Click on the SPCA SHOP button at the top of the page to visit SPCA’s shop where you can purchase sets of individual titles or complete book packs.
Click on the flipbooks below for a sneak peek of a book from each pack.
Enjoy these beautiful books with a valuable message.