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At-home online lessons

At home lesson: story structure with Two Wolves

What is it that makes a book gripping? We investigate story structure with Two Wolves by Tristan Bancks.

At home lesson: pirate inspired imaginative writing

All hands hoay with these creative writing tips!

At home lesson: living in the best places with Aussie Kids

Aussie Kids features eight children who live in eight different places around the country.

Online learning: Making Your Mark with The Tell

Humans have felt the need to describe the world around them since the very beginning of our existence.


Read aloud videos you won’t want to miss

Where's Spot? by Eric Hill | Full book read aloud by Kathy Lette

Australian author Kathy Lette reads a beloved lift-the-flap classic, WHERE'S SPOT?

Read aloud videos by dads

Aussie authors and fathers read picture books for Father's Day 2020.

Bob Bilby by Bluey | Read Aloud by Jamila Rizvi

Author, presenter and political commentator Jamila Rizvi reads BOB BILBY by Bluey.

Kissed by the Moon by Alison Lester | Read Aloud by Monica McInerny

Classic picture book KISSED BY THE MOON read aloud by author of THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME, Monica McInerney.

Lights Out, Leonard by Josh Pyke and Chris Nixon | Read Aloud by Josh Pyke

Author and singer-songwriter Josh Pyke reads his own book, LIGHTS OUT, LEONARD, with illustrations by Chris Nixon.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle | Read aloud by Zoë Foster Blake

Australia's sweetheart Zoë Foster Blake reads the timeless picture book, THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR by Eric Carle.

My Dad Snores by John Williamson and Peter Carnavas | Read Aloud by John Williamson

From one of Australia's most iconic singer-songwriters, John Williamson, comes this hilarious family song, with a special new verse, brought to life by award-winning illustrator Peter Carnavas.

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy by Lynley Dodd | Read Aloud by Morris Gleitzman

Famous picture book HAIRY MACLARY FROM DONALDSON'S DAIRY by New Zealand author Dame Lynley Dodd, read aloud by Morris Gleitzman, author of ONCE, BOY OVERBOARD and TOAD RAGE.

The Tell by Martin Chatterton | Read Aloud Extract | Chapter One

Seen from any angle, the Coffin is one seriously ugly pile of stones.