How ASO works
ASO is a literature preview service to schools. It is the most effective and economical way for teachers and librarians to purchase the best new Australian children's books for their school libraries. Teacher Notes accompany each selection and all consignments are freight free.
In 2016 the standing orders outlined below are available in many different combinations, allowing you to select the most suitable standing orders for your school library. These combinations are outlined in our 2016 order form. Please click here for more information.
PRIMARY PICTURE BOOKS
Sent 10 times a year, approximately 5 books in each selection.
FICTION FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL READERS
Sent 10 times a year, approximately 6 books in each selection.
Young adult fiction sent 10 times a year, approximately 7 books in each selection.
Titles from the Secondary subscription plus the regular inclusion of international notable titles. Sent 10 times per year, approximately 2 titles per selection.
Sent 6 times a year, approximately 7 titles in each selection.
PRIMARY INTERNATIONAL TITLES UPGRADE
Sent 10 times per year, a selection of notable international titles, approximately 2 titles per selection. Available with Primary Picture Book Subscription.
PRIMARY SCHOOL POPULAR TITLES
Sent 4 times per year, approximately 6 books per selection.
MIDDLE GRADE INTERNATIONAL FICTION
Sent twice a year, in June and October. The special selection will offer 8 to 10 outstanding international titles suitable for Upper Primary and Lower Secondary readers. Offered as a subscription only.
Sent 4 times a year, approximately 5 picture books suitable for preschool-aged children and children in years 1 and 2.
For Primary school-aged students, a selection of picture books with a Christmas theme, sent once a year, sold on a firm sale basis.
SMALL SCHOOLS SPECIAL SELECTION
ASO also caters to small and remote primary schools. Once a term, we send our clients a selection of the best children's books - approximately 5 picture books and 5 paperback novels. Our service ensures that you don't miss out on some of the best new children's book releases. This is a strictly limited service. Please contact us to see if your school qualifies.