Is your child a reluctant reader? Try these books that really draw you in and encourage youngsters to read.
Here are some children's chapter books for the silly season. Read and be merry!
Board books are specifically designed for tiny hands. Constructed of tough thick cardboard, they can survive substantial small child use.
Roses are red, Violets are blue, Some childrens books with poems, Just for you!
Dragons come in all shapes and sizes. Some are ferocious and others quite friendly. Seek some out with these great reads!
Hilarious picture books for kids with not so perfect hair.
Feel the holiday magic and festive spirit by enjoying these Christmas reads with your children.
Practical advice on wilderness survival for keen little campers, explorers and adventurers!
Little people can do yoga too! These books make yoga fun by pairing movements with animals and other things to tell stories.
Great chapter books for those who love netball! Including 'Grace on the Court' by current NSW Swift midcourter, Maddy Proud!
Only one season gets to be summer - and it's the best! A heartwarming tale of backyard adventures and family fun for young children.
A great, easy to follow guide to yoga for children. Includes combinations of poses for a workout and has bright, colourful illustrations.
A simply wonderful picture book that demonstrates yoga positions for young children. The illustrations and text have humour and warmth.
This is a gorgeous book that is fun to read. It had my storytime group captivated right to the very end, and even read it to them two weeks in…
A very entertaining book that assists children learn about their frustrations and how to deal with them. It is always a good laugh and can be read over and over…
Delivery Bear is a book with a great message about being yourself and having empathy. "You are special. You are you!" You can't go wrong with a book that says…
Supper Manny Cleans Up has a great message about how the little things like cleaning up your rubbish is a SUPER act and will help save the planet. A fun…
This book is absolutely adorable! Such a perfect storytime book which you can adapt to your audience. Loved it!!!!
A dinosaur discovers on her first day of school that her class is filled with human children and she can't stop eating them!
Any story about a cute dogs is awesome, but this one is super-cute. Heartwarming enough to cheer up the most dejected person.
This book is both informative and entertaining. It's like a graphic novel about all the amazing things plants can do, with full-page illustrations in vivid colours and curious characters. An…
A simply gorgeous picture book about two cats and the havoc they wreak in their owner's life. Highly recommended especially if you have cats you love or hate!
An exquisite picture book that explains the Japanese concept of Wabi Sabi. Wonderful illustrations and haiku poems explore Japanese culture as the main character, a cat, tries to discover the…
Have you ever heard of the Jampires? Young Sam encounters the Jampires one dark and spooky night...will donuts ever be the same again?
This book is great to read to a young audience. We go on a journey of favourite books, and there is something very exciting about getting everyone to shout 'Hooray…
This book is my absolute favourite book for children. It can be read all sorts of ways and kids love to get involved in the actions. There are lots of…
The Book of Henry was a beautiful and thought provoking movie. It really makes you remember that while children may be so mature and smart, they are still children in…
A terrific picture book with a catchy refrain. Simple introduction to resilience for children as Pete does not get upset when his shoes get dirty and change colour. Check out…
Illustrated by one of my favorite author/illustrators, Errol is a fantastic read out loud book about a penguin child who will not come even when Mum counts to 3!
A fun, colourful picture book with great messages about being yourself and appreciating your own special talents.
A favourite book in film form! Kanopy is a fantastic resource to access for free with your library card!
Anywhere Farm is a charming book with a great message - you can grow plants wherever you live.
Such a great story for the little ones about a dog who just wants to join his humans at work, school, shopping, etc. A relatable story for young children who…
Such a fun read with any under 5's, but young ones who are learning how confusing the English language can be will really enjoy the fun pictures. Llamaphones is a…
An enjoyable storytime read with simple rhyming sentences. Spike is sure to get quite a few giggles from the audience too!
A very clever picture book that shows perspective is everything. Read one way its a story of unwelcoming seals, warning off newcomers but read it backwards and it's a wonderful…
Lego! Dinosaurs! Enough said? This book provides some basic information about a number of different dinosaurs and shows you how you can build them in Lego, if you have the…
This book is amazing for little worriers/warriors. Aimed at primary school children 'Hey Warrior' describes in easy to understand language the physiological effects of stress and worry. It offers some…
Check out this classic Disney film and laugh along with the crazy characters as they take a magic carpet ride
Throw on your super suit for this fast paced action adventure
Now ponder this. What if feelings had feelings?
Only a bunny can call another bunny cute
Take a trip to the EAC to search for Nemo and meet the quirky characters along the way
A true love story for the ages and a tale as old as time. Enjoy this awe-inspiring tale over and over again
What if I forget you? Would you ever forget me?
Just when you thought you were finally finished hearing Let it Go, relive all the magic of this epic tale
Based on the amazing Sherlock Holmes books, this is an amazing adaptation to introduce kids and adults alike to Arthur Conan Doyle
The Faraway Tree Collection was one of the first series I owned and I loved it! Still to this day I enjoy reading it and going on the adventures at…
A wonderful picture book about a lion who can't roar and gets bullied for it, but his friend helps him overcome his fears.
Love this book! Great for reading aloud, with lots of scope for funny voices and sounds.
One of my favourite new picture books. Aimed at children 5+ years its very funny and most adults will get a kick out of it as well.
With three very cute dinosaur brothers, 2 stegosaurus' and 1 stegothesaurus, this is a fabulous book to encourages kids to expand their vocabulary. For each one word description from his…
From the smallest shrew to the African elephant - get your little ones to compare their foot size with animals from all over the world! The collective nouns for each…
Introduce your little one to the world of microbes. Factual information presented as a fun picture book!
A beautifully illustrated children's book with a great theme of acceptance and enjoying what makes you happy even if it's different!
Fabulous, interesting, informative book, with stories that inspired both my 5 year old and 10 year old nephew. So much so I had difficulty returning this book! With page long…
Looking for a book that will give your baby knowledge on chemistry? This is the book for you with quick information & great illustrations!
I really, really enjoyed the audio version of this book. The book itself left me wanting more, and the quality of the narration and carefully used music for effect brought…
Short but sweet book about adoption, and some of the adjustments it takes. Heartwarming!
A great book for children, packed full of Australian animals.
Very cute children's book in which Luna tells the reader all of her favourite things about her library. It even has a little surprise book within a book!
This Australian zoo adventure is full of gorgeous illustrations to rival Graeme Base.
A sweet little story about an Asparagus called Gus who has Aspergers.
A lovely story centering on the relationship between a father and his daughter. Magical prose about culture and identity.
A lovely vibrant story with a message of friendship set in the local community.
A Monster Calls is a stunning movie that brings to life the beauty and sorrow of the book by Patrick Ness.
Nevermoor is a magical debut from Sunshine Coast author Jessica Townsend about Morrigan Crow, who brings bad luck to everyone she meets.
A great book for kids to start coding with.
This is a great book for young readers about the history of 3D printing and how it will benefit our expanding world in numerous ways.
Colourful pictures, interesting information - this is a great board book to share with your little one.
Easy and fun projects with a Star Wars theme to get kids coding with Scratch.
The Magician's Nephew is a wonderful prequel to The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.Read of the boy and girl who travelled to Narnia first.
Auggie begins Middle School with the challenge of a genetic facial deformity. The story is told from several viewpoints, including Auggie.
Such a beautiful interpretation of a classic. George Ezra's song at the end moved me to tears.
A fun story for little ones which never gets old.
A brilliant interactive story and lots of fun for little ones.
Very funny, great pictures and a recurring punchline which kids can shout out loud: "Chickens to the Rescue!"
Puppy and dog lovers will love and understand this cheeky character. The story of a furry, sweatband-wearing family member.
This book is absolutely charming and tickled our whole family silly! The divine illustrations portray Plummie's emotions wonderfully.
A wonderful rhyming book. Naughty but nice.
In this beautifully illustrated book, Celeste is struggling to find the perfect gift for her mother but falls asleep before she can decide.
George tries very very hard to be good but then...! A fun book to read with young children.
Reminisce and laugh at all the moments in Play School's 50 year history. You'll be surprised with who got to hang out with Big Ted!
Lynley Dodd is a genius of rhyme, introducing us to charming, slightly naughty characters. Children will enjoy reading them over and over.
New friends with different perspectives. Read aloud with your little ones who will recognise familiar objects when characters do not!
This charmingly quirky picture book introduces the Stroogle, a creation of local author and artist Dr Cameron Stelzer.
The irrepressible Mr Chicken visits his Italian friends for a tour of Rome (and the gelato stands of course). If you haven't met Mr Chicken yet, Rome is not a…
This animated series is one of my favourites! Follow Aang's journey to restore balance to the world
This book celebrates 30 years this year! So much in here to engage young readers. My favourite page of course is "Lazy lions lounging in the local library"...! What's yours?
A favourite kids book full of adventures and amazing characters.
Go on an adventure with Meery as she travels back to the kingdom of King Henry VIII to save her ancestors.
Children's Book week short listed book.
This picture book shows some of the languages and cultures of Australian children. Colourful and informative!
Spooky plot and an easy read. The next children's fantasy classic.
Warm and caring story that shows its always Mum who's needed!
Totally gross and just what kids love.
A perfect book for young Star Wars fans. A simplified retelling of a Star Wars classic with engaging illustrations.
A quirky little bedtime story to help children use their imaginations.
My favourite book as a kid; it's a classic!
Katie explores Van Gogh's work in this charming picture book. A lovely introduction to art for young children.
A great book to use with young children to talk about what goes where around the house. Simple and humorous!
Enjoy these books that take pride in being 'Unofficial', rather than 'Official' companions to the now maturing hit Minecraft.
Children love spotting the hidden images on pages. Share that love with these great books!
Discover the new Launchpad titles in the library's collection. Each tablet comes equipped with hours of interactive learning games.
Get your children to enjoy maths with this fun and interactive maths game; 10Monkeys. For children aged 6-10 years.
Journey to the the Island of Sequans to rescue the Lost Arc. You need to be fearless and possess mathematical abillity or you will die!
Does your little monkey enjoy maths or maybe your little monkey is learning about time. 10 Monkeys Maths world is a fun way to learn.
From: 10 Monkeys Maths World
Make learning fun! Multimedia learning games, nursery rhymes and activites for young children.
Draw funny faces, create a mini-beast or snowman, or a post card from London? Just some of the fun activities for children on Busy Projects.
GridClub has heaps of games that help you learn maths, science, history and more. Our favourite - "Radius of the Lost Arc". Ages 5-12
Have fun and practice your math with monkeys, for ages 6-10 years.
Inside the castle is hidden a precious diamond which has been stolen. Retrieve this stone if you can!
Unlock the whole caboodle or go through individual literacy, numeracy and/or mishmash games!
Play some fun games with your spelling lists and earn rewards to unlock more fun games!
From: Literacy Planet
Fun learning games and videos designed to help improve skills in English, Math, Science, History. For children, 5 to 12 years old.
Entertaining but educational Maths Series
National Geographic Kids is a place for children to explore and to rethink the world as we know it. Current and past issues available.
These resources are fantastic for helping kids with homework!
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