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Article  •  12 August 2021


Let's read a story together

Picture books read aloud by Matt Preston, Zoë Foster Blake and more!

Settle in and let's read a new story together.

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Bluey: Daddy Putdown read aloud by Matt Preston


Fart and Burp are Superstinkers read aloud by the author, Zoë Foster Blake, with illustrations by Adam Nickel


The Silly Seabed Song read aloud by the author-illustrator, Aura Parker


Bear and Rat read aloud by the author, Christopher Cheng, with illustrations by Stephen Michael King


Don't Forget read aloud by the author, Jane Godwin, with illustrations by Anna Walker


Hello and Welcome read aloud by author-illustrator, Gregg Dreise


Let's Go, Little Roo read aloud by the author-illustrator, Renée Treml


I'm a Hero Too read aloud by the author, Jamila Rizvi, with illustrations by Peter Cheong


My Spaghetti ABC by Deborah Niland, read aloud by Oliver Phommavanh


Coco, the Fish with Hands read aloud by the author, Aleesah Darlison, with illustrations by Mel Matthews


If you enjoyed these read aloud videos, don't miss our collection of read aloud videos from 2020!

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Bluey: Daddy Putdown
Based on the hit ABC KIDS TV show!
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Fart and Burp are Superstinkers
Zoë Foster Blake's beloved character Fart is back. Together with his new friend Burp, they're off on an adventure to use their bad pongs for good! Move over Superman and Wonder Woman, here come the Superstinkers!
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The Silly Seabed Song
From the award-winning author-illustrator of the delightful Meerkat Splash and Goodnight, Glow Worms, comes another bedtime story for the very young, brimming with bouncing rhyme and the playful riddle of a backwards poem.
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Bear and Rat
A powerful and uplifting story about loving friendship, even through the hardest of times.
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Don't Forget
A timely and uplifting picture book for 5+, reflecting on what’s important for each of us to remember, from the creative team that brought us All Through the Year and Today We Have No Plans.
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Hello and Welcome
Feel the welcome as we celebrate Indigenous culture, Elders and future generations. Join the corroboree in the traditional Gamilaraay language of the Kamilaroi people as we listen and learn together.
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Let's Go, Little Roo!

Favourite Australian picture book creator Renée Treml is back with this gentle, comforting story of a shy kangaroo joey.

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I'm a Hero Too
The perfect picture book for families with young children to share and make sense of the changes in their lives brought about by Covid 19 and to bring reassurance.
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My Spaghetti ABC
A delicious rhyming picture book that celebrates the delight of eating messy spaghetti, from award-winning author and illustrator Deborah Niland. Includes special fold-out spaghetti alphabet pages.
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Endangered Animal Tales 1: Coco, the Fish with Hands
Coco is a sweet, tiny fish . . . with hands!
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