KidSpace

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

Online Storytimes are posted every Tuesday morning! Check us out on YouTube for all episodes.

Paint With Magic

Paint With Magic

Emma reads I'm Just Little, written by Jennifer Sharp, Illustrated by Naomi Greaves

For more books about family love pick up a copy of these titles at your GV Library…. www.gvlibraries.com.au

 Download the craft templates below. Have fun colouring, then cut and stick together this stretchy legged person. Write a message for someone special on the heart or write something that is special about you.

The Adventures of Clive

The Adventures of Clive

Emma reads My Family Going Camping, written by Robyn Osborne and illustrated by Colin Stevens

Here are some more great camping reads from GV Libraries picture book collection…
Request a copy at your library today.

• ‘Camping Chaos’ by Monica Reeve
• ‘Pete the Cat Goes Camping’ by James Dean
• ‘When We Go Camping’ by Sally Sutton
• ‘Hugless Douglas Goes Camping’ by David Melling

You don’t have to go camping to try out these camping activities. Download the templates below, print them out and have some fun whether you are at home or out on a camping adventure!

I'm Just Little

I'm Just Little

One from Jess this week : Reece Give Me Some Peace written by Sonia Bestulic, illustrated by Nancy Bevington.

If you would like more musical books, place a hold on one of these titles today…

Download, print out and colour in the xylophone, just like the one Reece was playing in the story. Make a shaker out of an empty plastic drink bottle by putting some rice in it and taping the lid on. Or you can decorate a paper plate, fold it in half, pop some dry pasta inside and then tape the two edges together. What other instruments could you make out of items from around the house?

My Family Going Camping

My Family Going Camping

Emma reads Bertha And Bear, written by Christine Sharp.

If you love stories about bees, bears, or bees and bears, place a hold on one of these titles at gvlibraries.com.au today!

Colour in and build your bear, draw him a nice background and stick him in.
You might like to draw some busy, buzzy bees and maybe a pot of yummy honey!

Reece Give Me Some Peace

Reece Give Me Some Peace

Emma reads Bigger than Yesterday, Smaller Than Tomorrow by Robert Vescio, Illustrated by Kathy Creamer

Looking for more picture books about going camping?
Find these titles and more at GV Libraries…

Click here to find a fun camping scene to colour in and make. Draw and add some of your own favourite camping things

Bertha and Bear

Bertha and Bear

Emma reads Watching Through The Day, written by Julie Thorndyke, illustrated by Nandina Vines.

Visit your local GV Library to see what other fantastic books we have for you to borrow.

Or to watch more picture books being read, go to our website www.gvlibraries.com.au/elibrary and find Story Box Library.

 Download the Nature Scavenger Hunt template and see what you can see in your backyard, at the park, or on a walk around the block.

Bigger than Yesterday, Smaller Than Tomorrow

Bigger than Yesterday, Smaller Than Tomorrow

Emma reads 'Zoom' written & illustrated by Sha'an d'Anthes.

 If you would like to take ‘Zoom’ or Sha’an’s other book ‘Bandits’, home to read, place a hold via our website or ask our friendly staff to get a copy in for you.

 Click here to go to Sha’an’s website and download one or both of the colouring pages.

Or print out one of the planets templates and create your own solar system at home.

Watching Through The Day

Watching Through The Day

Emma reads 'The Thank You Dish' by Trace Balla.

Borrow ‘The Thank You Dish’ and other books by Trace Balla from your GV Library..

 Fill your plate with colourful foods and make up a story about where each one came from or how it ended up on your plate.

You could draw, paint, or make a fabulous food collage.

Zoom

Zoom

Emma reads 'The Mozzie With A Sharp Snozzie', written by Irina Goundortseva, published by Big Sky Publishing

If you would love to listen to more stories about insects and bugs, take a look at these stories and more on Story Box Library.

  •  ‘Cocoon’ written by Aura Parker and read by Alice Zaslavsky
  • Twig’ written by Aura Parker and read by Lille Madden
  • Heads & Tails: Insects’ written by John Canty and read by Kate Tucker
  • Your Birthday Was The Best’ (Auslan Edition) written by Maggie Hutchings and presented by Wayne Hope and James Blyth

 Learn more about mosquitos with this information and colouring page or become a super butterfly saving mosquito with this mosquito mask.

The Thank You Dish

The Thank You Dish

Emma reads My Super Special Granny by Jedidah Morley, illustrated by Karen Erasmus.
Looking for more stories about grandparents?
Here are some titles to look out for or place a hold on at your GV Library:

Design your own SUPER special jumper to remind you of someone you love.
Use colours, shapes, patterns or pictures to create a uniquely special jumper.

The Mozzie With A Sharp Snozzie

The Mozzie With A Sharp Snozzie

Emma reads Magic Mistakes by Belinda Blecher, Illustrated by Lisa Allen - at Tatura Library!

If you love art and would like more stories, you can find the following at GV Libraries…

And you can find a range of ‘how to’ art books to give you lots of ideas and inspiration for future creations. www.gvlibraries.com.au/kidspace

The opening hours of the Tatura Library can be found at www.gvlibraries.com.au/tatura.

Story Time at the Tatura Library is on every second and fourth Thursday of the month at 9:30am.

My Super Special Granny

My Super Special Granny

Emma reads "The Perfect Leaf" by Andrew Plant.

Gather up some leaves, glue them onto a piece of paper and see if you can turn them into something else.

Magic Mistakes

Magic Mistakes

Find more creatures in the bath in these stories….

 Print and colour the whale in the bath.

Add some more bubbles to make whale’s bath  time even more fun!

The Perfect Leaf

The Perfect Leaf

If you love stories with frogs in them, hop into your GV Library and borrow one of these great titles….

Get colouring and make your own frog life cycle book or a frog  puzzle.

Whale In The Bath written by Kylie Westaway

Whale in the Bath

Whether you are looking for stories about….moving house, rhyming house, elephants in a house, a house for a bear, needing a bigger house, or a house in a bushfire….

You can find all of these stories and many more at Story Box Library.

Make sure to take a look at the activities that go along with these Storybox stories.

Or if you’d like to make a whole city, print out madebyjoel’s paper city, colour it in and fill it with little paper people.

Morphing Murphy by Robert Favretto

Jess reads Clancy The Quokka!

Want more Quokkas? Place a hold on one of these picture books today…

  • ‘Q is for Quokka’ by Jean Claude
  • ‘Quite a clever quokka’ by Merv Lamington
  • ‘Not Cute!’ by Philip Bunting
  • ‘Quietest Quokka’ by Susannah McFarlane

Download the Quokka Party template and draw in some party decorations and party food for your Quokka.
Make sure you include a deliciously decorated cake!

A House of Mud by Sophie Masson

Emma reads "Where's Bear?" by Sarah Elliott Smyth, illustrated by Nicky Johnston. Published by Empowering Resources.Find these teddy stories and more at your library - www.gvlibraries.com.au...

That’s not my teddy’ by Fiona Watt
I’m afraid your teddy is in trouble today’ by Jancee Dunn
I love you, Blue Kangaroo!’ by Emma Chichester Clark
Knuffle Bunny: a cautionary tale’ by Mo Willems

Draw and describe your favourite teddies on the Meet My Bear template below...

Clancy The Quokka, by Lili Wilkinson & Alison Mutton

Emma reads 'Puddle Hunters' written by Kirsty Murray, illustrated by Karen Blair & published by Allen & Unwin.

Want more puddle jumping?
Place a hold on one of these titles at your library today…

Download this fun activity from the Little Big Book Club:
www.thelittlebigbookclub.com.au/resources/puddle-hunters-activity-time
www.thelittlebigbookclub.com.au/resources/puddle-hunters-learning-time

Where's Bear? by Sarah Elliott Smyth & Nicky Johnston

Emma reads "Where's Bear?" by Sarah Elliott Smyth, illustrated by Nicky Johnston. Published by Empowering Resources.Find these teddy stories and more at your library - www.gvlibraries.com.au...

That’s not my teddy’ by Fiona Watt
I’m afraid your teddy is in trouble today’ by Jancee Dunn
I love you, Blue Kangaroo!’ by Emma Chichester Clark
Knuffle Bunny: a cautionary tale’ by Mo Willems

Draw and describe your favourite teddies on the Meet My Bear template below...

Puddle Hunters by Kirsty Murray

Emma reads 'Puddle Hunters' written by Kirsty Murray, illustrated by Karen Blair & published by Allen & Unwin.

Want more puddle jumping?
Place a hold on one of these titles at your library today…

Download this fun activity from the Little Big Book Club:
www.thelittlebigbookclub.com.au/resources/puddle-hunters-activity-time
www.thelittlebigbookclub.com.au/resources/puddle-hunters-learning-time

Earlier Storytimes can be viewed on our YouTube page.

Craft for Bea by Christine Sharp

Emma reads 'Bea' by Christine Sharp, published by University of Queensland Press.

Want more stories with fluffy, feathery friends… try these stories and more on Storybox Library on our eLibrary page

  • ‘Little Bird’s Day’ written by Sally Morgan, illustrated by Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr, and read by Bianca Hunt.
  • ‘Busy Beaks’ written, illustrated and read by Sarah Allen.
  • ‘Kookaburras Love to Laugh’ written by Laura Bunting, illustrated by Philip Bunting, and read by Tim Rogers.
  • ‘Gary’ written and illustrated by Leila Rudge, and ready by Pia Miranda.

Download the ‘Made by Joel’ template, decorate the birds and maybe even draw some more of your own.
What would your birds like doing?

Craft for The World's Worst Pirate

Join Emma as she reads ‘The World’s Worst Pirate’ by Michelle Worthington and Katrin Dreiling.

For more adventures on the high seas take a look on Storybox Library at and watch..
My Pop is a Pirate’ by Damon Young and Peter Carnavas, read by Scott Edgar.

Or sail on in to your local GV Library and borrow some action packed pirate books like….

Craft for Sandcastle by Philip Bunting

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!

Craft for Bat Vs. Poss by Alexa Moses

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!

Craft for My Unicorn Farts Glitter! by Suzanne Barton

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..

www.crayola.com/free-coloring-pages/print/uni-creatures-unicorn-coloring-page/

or print and make this paper unicorn...

www.makefilmplay.com/kids-crafts/paper-unicorn/

Craft for See Monkey by Sophie Masson

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!

Craft for Six Sleepy Mice by Heidi Cooper Smith

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!

www.gvlibraries.com.au/elibrary#a-streaming-video

Upcoming Kids Events

Euroa Library - Rhyme & Story Time
27 May 2022 10:00am – 11:00am

Euroa Library - Rhyme & Story Time

Ages 0 - 6. Come and have fun with songs, rhymes, stories and craft.

Numurkah Library - Rhyme & Story Time
27 May 2022 10:00am – 11:00am

Numurkah Library - Rhyme & Story Time

Ages 2 - 6. Come and have fun with songs, rhymes, stories and craft.

Shepparton Library - Rhyme & Story Time
27 May 2022 10:30am – 11:30am

Shepparton Library - Rhyme & Story Time

Ages 2 - 6. Come and have fun with songs, rhymes, stories and craft.

Cobram Library - Rhyme & Story Time
27 May 2022 10:30am – 11:30am

Cobram Library - Rhyme & Story Time

Ages 2 - 6. Come and have fun with songs, rhymes, stories and craft.

Shepparton Library - Rhyme & Story Time
30 May 2022 10:30am – 11:30am

Shepparton Library - Rhyme & Story Time

Ages 2 - 6. Come and have fun with songs, rhymes, stories and craft.

Shepparton Library - Baby Rhyme Time
1 Jun 2022 10:30am – 11:00am

Shepparton Library - Baby Rhyme Time

Ages 0 - 2. Share songs, finger play, rhymes and stories with your baby.

Yarrawonga Library - Games Club
1 Jun 2022 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Yarrawonga Library - Games Club

Drop in after school and join the fun!

Nagambie Library - Rhyme & Story Time
2 Jun 2022 10:30am – 11:30am

Nagambie Library - Rhyme & Story Time

Ages 2 - 6. Come and have fun with songs, rhymes, stories and craft.

Yarrawonga Library - Rhyme & Story Time
2 Jun 2022 10:30am – 11:30am

Yarrawonga Library - Rhyme & Story Time

Ages 2 - 6. Come and have fun with songs, rhymes, stories and craft.

Euroa Library - Rhyme & Story Time
3 Jun 2022 10:00am – 11:00am

Euroa Library - Rhyme & Story Time

Ages 0 - 6. Come and have fun with songs, rhymes, stories and craft.

Cobram Library - Rhyme & Story Time
3 Jun 2022 10:30am – 11:30am

Cobram Library - Rhyme & Story Time

Ages 2 - 6. Come and have fun with songs, rhymes, stories and craft.

Shepparton Library - Baby Rhyme Time
8 Jun 2022 10:30am – 11:00am

Shepparton Library - Baby Rhyme Time

Ages 0 - 2. Share songs, finger play, rhymes and stories with your baby.

Tatura Library - Rhyme & Story Time
9 Jun 2022 9:30am – 10:30am

Tatura Library - Rhyme & Story Time

Ages 2 - 6. Come and have fun with songs, rhymes, stories and craft.

Mooroopna Library - Rhyme & Story Time
15 Jun 2022 10:30am – 11:30am

Mooroopna Library - Rhyme & Story Time

Ages 2 - 6. Come and have fun with songs, rhymes, stories and craft.

Nathalia Library - Rhyme & Story Time
16 Jun 2022 10:30am – 11:00am

Nathalia Library - Rhyme & Story Time

Ages 2 - 6. Come and have fun with songs, rhymes, stories and craft.

Violet Town Library - Rhyme & Story Time
16 Jun 2022 10:30am – 11:30am

Violet Town Library - Rhyme & Story Time

Ages 2 - 6. Come and have fun with songs, rhymes, stories and craft.

Mooroopna Library - Baby Rhyme Time
16 Jun 2022 10:30am – 11:00am

Mooroopna Library - Baby Rhyme Time

Ages 0 - 2. Share songs, finger play, rhymes and stories with your baby.

Tatura Library - Rhyme & Story Time
23 Jun 2022 9:30am – 10:30am

Tatura Library - Rhyme & Story Time

Ages 2 - 6. Come and have fun with songs, rhymes, stories and craft.

Numurkah Library - Rhyme & Story Time
24 Jun 2022 10:00am – 11:00am

Numurkah Library - Rhyme & Story Time

Ages 2 - 6. Come and have fun with songs, rhymes, stories and craft.

Nagambie Library - Rhyme & Story Time
7 Jul 2022 10:30am – 11:30am

Nagambie Library - Rhyme & Story Time

Ages 2 - 6. Come and have fun with songs, rhymes, stories and craft.

Mooroopna Library - Rhyme & Story Time
20 Jul 2022 10:30am – 11:30am

Mooroopna Library - Rhyme & Story Time

Ages 2 - 6. Come and have fun with songs, rhymes, stories and craft.


Online Library Resources For Kids


  • 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.

Homework Help

  • 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.