Story Box Library
Story Box Library provides online ‘reading room’
Story Box Library is a new and captivating digital resource where families can connect with Australian children’s literature read by Australian storytellers in video format.
The digital library complements regular storytime by exposing the kids to the medium of film, as well as interesting storytellers from different cultures and backgrounds. Some of the books are read by their own authors, while others are read by prominent Australians, such as rock icon Nick Cave, news presenter Peter Hitchener and singer/actor Clare Bowditch.
Story Box Library has a continually expanding catalogue of exciting Australian stories to get the imagination running, such as The Bugalugs Bum Thief by Tim Winton, Little Lunch by Danny Katz and Billy B Brown – The Cutest Pet Ever by Sally Rippin. Illustrations by Australian artists bring the terrific stories to life.
To continue the adventure after you complete the video, Story Box Library also provides activity sheet PDFs related to the stories – for example, instructions on how to create a robot costume to accompany Hey Jack! – The Robot Blues by Sally Rippin.
To stream a Story Box Library video with your iPad, laptop, mobile, or a number of other devices, visit Story Box and login for free with your Hume Libraries membership.