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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….
- Greetings From Sandy Beach by Bob Graham and read by Justine Clarke
- The Unwilling Twin (Auslan Edition) by Freya Blackwood and read by Alice Pung and Jason Alford
OR you can request one of these stories at your GV Library today…
- ‘Noni the Pony goes to the Beach’ by Alison Lester
- ‘Magic Beach’ by Alison Lester
- ‘At the Beach I see’ by Kamsani Bin Salleh
- ‘Bears at the Beach’ by Emma Carlisle
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!
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!
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
- Glittercorn and Friends: a glittery lift-the-flap board book
- If I had a Unicorn by Gabby Dawnay & Alex Barrow
- Thelma The Unicorn by Aaron Blabey
- The Return of Thelma The Unicorn by Aaron Blabey
- Where’s the Unicorn Poo? By Dynamo Limited
- How to Grow a Unicorn by Rachel Morrisroe
- Magical Unicorns by Clare Philip
- Kevin the Unicorn: why can’t we be bestie-corns? By Jessika Von Innerebner
If you are looking for some Unicorn craft take a look at this colouring page..
or print and make this paper unicorn...
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 www.gvlibraries.com.au/elibrary#a-streaming-video. Create your own playlist with all of your favourite stories!
Emma reads "Six Sleepy Mice" by Heidi Cooper Smith, published by Little Pink Dog Books Australia.
Check out www.firstpalette.com/printable/mouse-mask 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!
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- Inside a Dog
Inside a Dog is a place for teen readers which is all about books – by young people, for young people.
- 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.
- Ergo - State Library of Victoria
This website is provided by the State Library of Victoria and is designed for Victorian students and their teachers. It provides access to: comprehensive easy to follow research and essay writing guides; over 700 digitised primary sources from the State Library of Victoria; and a database of teachers's resources with links to the Victorian Essential Learning Standards and the Australian Curriculum.