eLibrary Taster – Kids

A selection of items that you can access from our eLibrary just right for kids. No matter whether you like to watch, listen or read you should find something to delight the youngest member of your family. All available via our eLibrary page

Did you ever wonder why some insects can walk on water? Or how the ancient Egyptians made mummies? Are you curious about why a guitar sounds different from a flute? Gather some everyday materials from around your home and find out the answers with these 50 kid-approved science activities from CSIRO.  eBook available from indyreads

Join the adventures of brother and sister Jorpe and Norva, from the deepest jungle of Northern Thailand to the chaotic mega-city to save the world. Stream this movie via Kanopy

As part of an ancient family tradition, young Atticus Van Tasticus narrowly avoids a life down the coal mines – or worse, going to school – when he gets to choose the gift of a pirate ship from his Grandnan’s treasure pile. Download this audiobook from Borrow Box

‘Humble’. ‘Radiant’. These are the words in Charlotte’s Web, high up in Zuckerman’s barn. Charlotte’s spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur’s life when he was born the runt of his litter. Download this book or audiobook from Borrow Box

With four boys under one roof, there’s madness and mayhem every day – and footy of course! A prank-filled visit to the Selwoods’ country cousins lands the boys in trouble with Mum … But will the boys maintain the mischief?… eBook from indyreads

Curiosity Quest is an upbeat, family, educational program that explores what viewers are curious about. In each show, host Joel Greene ventures on a quest to answer viewer’s letters of curiosity. Stream this series via Kanopy

Marcus is a maths whiz who is not good at sport. His dad is a self-help author who thinks Marcus can achieve anything he sets his mind to, with hilarious results. Download this book from Borrow Box

The Bobton-Trent seniors certainly know how to make the most of their extravagant wealth – socialising, doing things, buying things and generally being more than a little bit … irresponsible…Luckily for them, their son Hubert Horatio is an exceptionally intelligent, talented and sensible child.Unluckily for Hubert, this tends to mean that a lot of his spare time is spent steering his rather unruly set of grown-ups out of trouble. Download this audiobook from Borrow Box

It’s core of WWE, anime and gaming is surrounded by a world of sport, comics, cars and more to create a magazine environment that will keep any 8-12 year old boy busy. Download issues of the magazine from rb digital

Maddy is delighted when she and her friends are accepted to the prestigious City Ballet School – it feels like one step closer to their dream of becoming professional dancers. But the school brings a whole new set of challenges – and soon Maddy finds herself tested like never before. Download this book from Borrow Box

Carissa is a loveable cow who just can’t seem to stop bumping into things! What could the trouble be? Off she goes on an adventure to find out what is making her so clumsy. Can you guess what it is?  Download this book from Borrow Box

Australia is big, but so is Mr Chicken. He can’t wait to go everywhere, see everything and meet everyone.Luckily, a helpful marsupial from Tourist Information helps Mr Chicken organise his hectic itinerary. Watch Noni Hazlehurst read this book on Story Box

Ten-year-old Isaac is flat out. Helping his mum run a caravan park on the Queensland coast means no time for fun. So when he finds a sea turtle nesting on the beach, he’s disappointed that he can’t volunteer as a turtle tracker to watch over her eggs and hatchlings.  eBook available on indyreads

Join the Octonauts in this first collection of exciting underwater adventures adapted from the popular children’s television series!  Download this audiobook from Borrow Box

Miranda loves to be different, and on Bring-your-pet-to-school Day she introduces everyone to her very DIFFERENT pet…Penelope the snake. Miss Bloat the headmistress doesn’t think snakes should be allowed in school. But Penelope has other ideas… Download this audiobook from ULibrary

Pip Sullivan’s tenth birthday was a disaster — and that was only the beginning. A smart but prickly ten-year-old must survive on wits and luck when she goes on the run in modern-day Sydney. Download this book from Borrow Box

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