United Way Book-a-thon


Max and Bob are old friends. Max helps out in Bob's shop, and in the evenings they go fishing together.

Until one summer, when everything changes . . .

From the winner of the 2013 Crichton Award for Australia's best new illustrator comes this heart-warming story of enduring friendship.

And chips.

Max by Marc Martin touches on the importance of friendship and how sometimes friendships have no boundaries. With some of the most incredible illustrations you could imagine, Max is a delightful story to be read over and over again. Max is sent out to children aged 4 years old.

Did You Know?

'Reading the pictures' in a book is a great way for your child to be able to piece together a story without text. It allows them to be imaginative and create their own story in their mind while also making connections to what they already know. You can pre-read a lot of books like this - do it often so your child becomes familiar with the process.


Thank you to our Sponsors


Prue Pring


Robert Moodie


Diana Hoyle

So proud to be a part of an organisation that supports literacy in such a practical way.


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Paul Williamson

Every book counts!


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Kerri Ryan

I loved spending time with my grandfather as a small child reading and learning. I love that we at ORIX have the opportunity to partner with United Way to help fund this wonderful program helping children and families and caregivers develop language and reading skills to give kids a good start to life.


Pasquale Petrucci