About Kluwell Publications

Company Profile

Kluwell Publications is an Australian Company formed in 1998. The two Directors both have a combined primary / elementary teaching background of over 50 years. The Home Reading Journals have been used very successfully across K-6 since first released in 1996.

Both Stan and Andrew have been principals, classroom teachers and curriculum consultants. They have taught across all grade levels at a variety of school settings in Australia.

Kluwell Publications‘ name is derived from both directors’ surnames – Kluzek and Coldwell

Our education products are:

  • Quality Educational Products
  • Developed by teachers
  • Endorsed by teachers, students & parents
  • Simple, innovative and practical

Stan Kluzek – Director

  • Diploma of Teaching -Primary
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Graduate Diploma in Computer Education

Andrew Coldwell – Director

  • Diploma of Teaching -Primary
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Graduate Diploma in Educational Administration

Naomi Parker – Director

  • Bachelor of Education
  • Primary school teacher for 18 years
  • Mother of four young children

Fiona Turner- Office Manager

  • Is your first point of call, when you contact Kluwell
  • Will answer your queries about our products
  • Take your orders and process them for prompt or scheduled delivery
  • Advise schools on terms of payment
  • 1996

    Kluwell Publications was formed. The two original authors, Stan Kluzek and Andrew Coldwell, had a combined primary teaching background of over 50 years and in 1996 they followed their passion for teaching reading and developed their first publication called ‘R.E.A.D.  I.T. – Home Reading’ Books. Their idea to produce a reading booklet for kids to use as a home reading log, promoting that reading is fun and encouraging the use of reading diaries with reading rewards such as stickers and awards. Currently Kluwell’s My Home Reading journals, previously known as R.E.A.D. I.T. – Home Reading Books, has sold more than six million copies worldwide!

  • 1996-current

    The dedication of the Kluwell team was evident by the many hours spent showing their Home Reading diaries at various Education Shows, supporting professional development for teachers and the Australian Curriculum. The positive feedback from teachers was a highlight from these events that included The Education Show in Victoria, the New South Wales Primary Deputy Principals Conference in Sydney, South Australia Literacy & Numeracy Expo and the AATE/ALEA/PETA National Conference for English/Literacy Educators and the New Zealand Reading Association National Conference, just to name a few.

  • 2001

    Kluwell Publications proudly launched their first website www.homereading.com.au which was established to allow schools to order reading diaries online. Other features included links to articles related to the Australian Curriculum to assist with professional development for teachers, as well as games for students to encourage that reading is fun.

  • 2003

    Upon communication with Austrade, sales commenced in the USA. This lead to Kluwell sourcing an agreement with a Warehouse and Distribution Company in Aurora to assist with US sales.

  • 2004

    R.E.A.D. I.T. – Home Reading’ Books had strong sales in New Zealand so Kluwell Publications formed a business connection with a Warehouse and Fulfilment Company in Auckland.

    200 Words – A CD Computer Program successfully hit the market

  • 2007

    With the R.E.A.D. I.T. – Home Reading Books going from strength to strength the 5th edition was released, now a full colour home reading log including colour Reading Awards and Stickers.

  • 2008

    Primary School teachers were requesting a student diary for senior students to use not only as a home reading log but also a homework journal. The answer : Kluwell Publication’s Senior DO IT  Diary (Daily Organiser Including Tips & Awards). A student diary to assist in preparing students for secondary school. This diary includes stickers and Homework Awards

  • 2009

    Kluwell Publications first edition of My Special Word Collection was released, a resource to support students when teaching reading and writing.

  • 2013

    Joined forces with La Trobe University to establish a scholarship in the Education Faculty to support rural students. Kluwell will provide the 2014 successful student with $10,000 over their 4 year degree. Kluwell committed to the scholarship program for 5 years and also created a Bursary through La Trobe to support student placement in primary schools.

  • 2015

    Kluwell said goodbye to Jenny as she entered retirement but were thrilled to welcome Fiona to our office. Fiona is the office manager of our Australian company and also oversees the running of our New Zealand and UK office staff as well.

  • 2016

    • 2016 marked a significant milestone as Kluwell Publications celebrated 20 successful years as an Australian Company producing reading booklets for kids. What a magnificent journey!

  • 2016

    Kluwell commenced regular local sponsorship to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, which provides free monthly books for kids.

  • 2017

    A full colour edition of My Special Word Collection was released.

  • 2017

    With the business growing and changing, Stan Kluzek commenced retirement from the successful Australian Company and Naomi Parker joined Kluwell as a new joint director. Naomi is a Mum of four primary school aged children and a primary school teacher with experience and a passion for children learning to read and using the Kluwell’s reading diaries.

  • 2018

    Kluwell Publication’s Do It Diary 4th edition was released, now a full colour senior homework and home reading log.

  • 2019

    The 9th edition of Kluwell’s My Home Reading Journals were printed, now with improved covers for greater durability.