2021 has seen the merge of our schools division Learning Discovery with our new publishing imprint Larrikin House. In what’s been a rather busy year, we’ve launched a whole series of new initiatives including Larrikin Book Fairs, Larrikin Ambassadors and Little Larrikins. Watch this space for future projects like Larrikins Out Loud and Larrikin Book Club.
Larrikin House (formerly Learning Discovery) has been a favourite supplier to schools, libraries and early education for close to 30 years. We are best known for our selection of curated variety book packs that we send out on approval all over Australia. Our variety pack service receives constant praise for its; title curation, convenience and wholesale pricing. Every year we ship over 6000 packs with over half purchased in full! Clearly educators are impressed with what they’re receiving.
We source titles from the best UK & Australian publishers, and now we publish our own titles under the Larrikin imprint. Our new store is a mixture of sourced and originated titles.
Word on the Street
For many years we have been taking advantage of the terrific selection of picture books that Learning Discovery has on offer. Knowing that we can give the children a quality book with age appropriate content for such an amazing price means that all children feel equally special and takes the pressure off the parents having to meet the “Christmas criteria”. Each year the Variety Pack is chock full of new titles and we never have to worry that a child will receive the same book the following year. The service is impeccable and they always call us to make delivery arrangements to fit in with the WA school term. We highly recommend Learning Discovery as a source of excellent product at a brilliant price.Librarian - Whitford Catholic Primary School Craigie WA
I have just received my pack and it is awesome, there is not a book in the pack that I would send back, what a great selection.Library Officer - Armadale Primary School
You have done it again, what wonderful titles. Have had two Teacher's in and wanting them before I have even catalogued etc.. Accepting the whole box again. Many many thanks for your choices, It is such a pleasure to open the box each time.Primary Library - Merbein P-10 College
After receiving our first Learning Discovery Book Box I was blown away! There were so many new and exciting titles that we now have the privilege of sharing with the children in our education centre. We believe that books and reading are not only an important part of early education, but a truly special experience for children to learn, explore and grow. We are extremely grateful to be supported by Learning Discovery in providing this opportunity to the children and families in our care. What a truly wonderful service you have provided us with and we can not wait to receive our next instalment and see where the magic takes us! Thank you again! We are so happy to partner with you, bringing books to children.Director and Early Childhood Teacher - Freckles Early Education Centre
I love receiving the Learning Discovery Picture Book standing order twice a year. I look forward to seeing the amazing selection of funny, colourful, amazing books that can be placed into the school library. The students love having a new picture book as a class read every week. I also thoroughly enjoy receiving the readers which have been available to purchase. The children find them easy to read, colourful and there is a variety of stories. Thank you Learning Discovery for providing awesome service and fantastic books.Manjimup Primary School Western Australia
Berrigan Shire Library Service and Berrigan Children's Centre together with Berrigan Aged Care (Amaroo) have created a program titled ‘Bonding with Books’. This is a wonderful initiative for Seniors to bond with Pre-schoolers over books. The children regularly visit Amaroo where the Seniors read them a variety of entertaining and educational books supplied by Learning Discovery. Learning Discovery books are perfect to read to young children with bright clear pictures and entertaining stories to keep all ages wanting more. We love Learning Discovery books for the variety, simple clear language and beautiful stories.Library Manager - Berrigan Shire Library Service
Variety packs on approval
We currently offer six different variety packs on approval.
All packs are sent on approval with a return post label supplied, for a 21 day viewing period.
At the end of the viewing period simply send back any books you don’t need, or pay the invoice if keeping the whole pack.
We pay postage both ways, however, to help offset the postage costs, we have a minimum commitment for each pack. (See below)
Picture Books / Non Fiction / Primary Fiction / Board Books (2 packs avail per year)
1-19 Books $12.50ea | 20-39 Books $10.50ea | All 40 Books $8.50ea ($340)
Big Books (1 pack avail per year)
1-14 Books $29.50ea | All 15 Books $22.00ea ($330)
Picture Books (Hardcover) (2 packs avail per year)
1-9 Books $17.50ea | 10-19 Books $15.00ea All 20 Books $12.50ea ($250)
Click here to see the different packs
(Click one of the packs for detailed info)
Automatic Delivery Packs
If you love our variety packs, why not join 500+ customers who get packs automatically each year?
Automatic Packs are shipped at the beginning of March and August.
Simply click on any or all of the pack options below to add them to your service, (a green tick will appear in the middle) then complete the form and submit.
(To remain on the automatic service you need to be keeping a minimum of 10 books each time.)
You can opt-in on any or all that you like.
Larrikin Ambassadors Program
Larrikin Ambassadors is a peer-to-peer leadership program designed to champion the love of reading. Perfect for primary students from grades 3-6, this program is designed to be flexibly paced with a super fun checklist of activities that can be completed with minimal direction.
Students will develop leadership skills, gain a sense of achievement by completing tasks, and benefit from the added confidence achieved by challenging themselves.
Some tasks will require courage, others a wild imagination! You can even add your own ‘wild card’ challenges.
Larrikin Book Fairs
Larrikin Book Fairs are curated to showcase home grown talent, sourced from all the good publishers, and of course some laugh out loud titles of our own. From picture books, junior & middle grade fiction, non-fiction and graphic novels, there’s something for everyone.
Our school book fair range includes a budget selection, with books as low as $1.00 for those with limited resources, but won’t include those pencils and erasers we know you love so much!
And you’re going to love Larrikin Cash!
If you have any questions, we’d love to help. Call us on 1800 841 569