Here's the fun stuff! Graphic novels, story-telling and reading suggestions for the young, or young-at-heart.


Join Emma for a Sandcastle - Written by Philip Bunting.

Want to extend your time at the beach?

Find these stories and many more on Storybox Library….

OR you can request one of these stories at your GV Library today…

Make your own sandcastle by printing out the template and putting together as many pieces as you would like.
How big will your sandcastle be?
Don’t forget to draw on some beachy decorations and maybe a dragon (crab) or two!

Bat Vs. Poss

Emma reads Bat Vs Poss, written by Alexa Moses, illustrated by Anil Tortop. Published by Lothian Children's Books.

Download and print a bat or possum template and decorate it using crayons, pencils , textas or paint. Or you can collage your creatures using paper items from home, or natural materials from the garden.Be creative and have fun!

For more great stories featuring Australian birds and animals take a look at Story Box Library to see…

  • ‘Busy Beaks’ Auslan Edition read by Sarah Allen & Jason Alford
  • ‘Not Cute’ by Philip Bunting, read by Mel Buttle
  • ‘Wombat Stew’ by Marcia Vaughan, read by Jessica Rudd

And so many more at StoryBox Library.
Don’t forget to create a playlist with all of your favourite stories!

My Unicorn Farts Glitter!

Emma reads "My Unicorn Farts Glitter" by Suzanne Barton, illustrated by Shannon Horsfall. Published by Lothian Children's Books.

If you want to read more stories with Unicorns

If you are looking for some Unicorn craft take a look at this colouring page..

or print and make this paper unicorn...

See Monkey

Join Emma as she reads "See Monkey" by Sophie Masson, Illustrated by Kathy Creamer. Published by Little Pink Dogs Australia.

Let’s hope your monkeys don’t get up to too much mischief!
For more great stories take a look at Story Box Library to see Brian Nankervis read ‘All Monkeys Love Bananas’ by Sean E. Avery. Available on Create your own playlist with all of your favourite stories!

Six Sleepy Mice

Emma reads "Six Sleepy Mice" by Heidi Cooper Smith, published by Little Pink Dog Books Australia.

Check out to print, colour and make your own mouse mask! What adventures will you have with your mouse mask on? Will you be a hungry mouse, a hiding mouse, or a sleepy mouse?

For more mouse stories take a look at Story Box Library to see Jay Laga’aia read ‘Hickory Dickory Dash’ by Tony Wilson and Laura Wood, or Lindy Burns reading ‘Goodnight Mice’ by Frances Watts. 

Create your own playlist with all of your favourite stories!

The Painted Ponies

Go to Alison Lester's webpage to download colouring-in pages for this story

#StayAtHomeStorytime - Kisses In Your Heart

#StayAtHomeStorytime - Birthday Baby

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Online Library Resources For Kids

  • Inside a Dog
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  • Victorian Premiers' Reading Challenge
    The Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge encourages children to read a set number of books over the year and record their efforts online.
  • Children's Book Council
    The Children's Book Council of Australia is a not-for-profit, volunteer run organisation which aims to engage the community with literature for young Australians.

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  • Ergo - State Library of Victoria
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