Virtual Story Times

Virtual Story times
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Story Time Every Day!

Can't make it to story time?

Don't worry, we've got stories for you right here!

Our virtual stories are waiting for you 24/7 and we regularly add new ones.  If you do want to come to Preschool Story Time in one of our libraries, check out our schedule.

 

Sandcastle

by Philip Bunting

An online story time reading with permission from Allen and Unwin

A story for anyone who likes to spend a day at the beach, and for everyone who has ever pondered the big questions about our place in the universe.

Rae and Grandad set out to build a sandcastle.
They make a tall tower.
They raise great ramparts.
They dig a deep moat.
They even find a dragon.
But will it be enough to hold the tide?

Sandcastle is a beautiful exploration of the ebb and flow of life.

Click on the image below to hear the story!

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Find out more about author Philip Bunting at his website.

The Perfect Leaf

by Andrew Plant

An online story time reading with permission from Ford Street Publishing.

Inspired by a windy autumn afternoon and two real little girls, "The Perfect Leaf" takes the simple joy of leaf-kicking and turns it into an extraordinary flight of the imagination.

Written and illustrated by the creator of the CBCA Notable Book "The Poppy", "The Perfect Leaf" is a glorious celebration of the power of invention, and of the joys of being a child.

Click on the image below to hear the story!

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The Scared Book

by Debra Tidball, illustrated by Kim Siew

An online story time reading with permission from Lothian Children's Books.

This gorgeously designed, interactive picture book is a fun shared experience!

It's story time, but this book has bad news - as soon as it realises there are monsters in it, it's too scared to tell you the rest of the story! Can you help it feel better? It needs you to rub away its goosebumps, blow away the giant butterflies in its tummy, and fan away the yucky smell the monsters have left behind. A fun and quirky interactive story, with distinctive and stylish illustrations from an innovative young illustrator and muralist.

Click on the image below to hear the story!

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 Find out more about author Debra Tidball at her website.

Deano Yipadee: Nee Naw Goes Bananas

It's a new CB City Libraries' exclusive story time from singing author Deano Yipadee!

Deano reads the story of Nee Naw Goes Bananas, singing and telling jokes all the way.  The monkeys have escaped on the bus!  Nee Naw the little fire engine rushes to the rescue with side-splitting consequences.  

Click on the image below to watch and sing along!

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Six Sleepy Mice

by Heidi Cooper Smith 

An online story time reading with permission from Little Pink Dog Books.

After stuffing themselves with treats in the pantry, six furry trespassers search for a place to sleep off their excesses. Can they avoid discovery and keep the gang together? Six Sleepy Mice is a fast-paced, fun rhyming tale of adventure and camaraderie, best read aloud.

Click on the image below to see the story!

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Find out more about author/illustrator Heidi Cooper Smith at her website.

Deano Yipadee: Ron the Royal Guard

Exclusive to CB City, the singing author Deano Yipadee reads the story of Ron the Royal Guard, with lots of songs and laughs thrown in! Ron finds himself in a spot of bother when he needs to leave his post. Can the corgis help Ron, and fool the Queen? Illustrated by Paul Beavis. 

Click on the image below to watch and sing along! 

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Deano Yipadee: Stink-o-Saurus

Author Deano Yipadee brings us another singing story time, with the tale of Stink-o-Saurus--a dinosaur with a very special roar! This funny story was written by Deano Yipadee and illustrated by Paul Beavis. Click on the photo below to get started!

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Deano Yipadee: Nee Naw The Little Fire Engine

It's a party at story time with singing and dancing, hosted by author Deano Yipadee! Non-stop fun and the exciting story of Nee Naw the little fire engine, written by Deano Yipadee and illustrated by Paul Beavis. Click on the photo below to get started!

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Birthday Baby

By Jane Godwin and Davina Bell, Pictures by Freya Blackwood

An online storytime reading with permission from Allen & Unwin

 

 

Find out more about the idea behind Birthday Baby at Jane Godwin's website.

Joey and Riley

by Mandy Foot

An online story time reading with permission from Lothian Children's Books.

 

Find out more about author Mandy Foot at her website

Zoom 

By Sha'an d'Anthes

An online story time reading with permission from Lothian Children's Books.

Find out more about author Sha'an d'Anthes at her website

The Big Old Rambutan Tree

By Kathy Creamer

An online story time reading with permission from Little Pink Dog Books.

 

 

Find out more about author Kathy Creamer at her website.

Grannysaurus Rex

by Tony Wilson and David Cornish

An online story time reading with permission from Omnibus Books from Scholastic Australia.

 

Find out more about author Tony Wilson at his website.

The Princess and the Packet of Frozen Peas

By Tony Wilson and Sue deGennaro

An online story time reading with permission from Scholastic.

 

Find out more about author Tony Wilson at his website.

The World's Worst Pirate

by Michelle Worthington and Katrin Dreiling

An online story time reading with permission from Little Pink Dog Books.

No Place for an Octopus 

by Claire Zorn

An online story time reading with permission from University of Queensland Press

See Monkey

 by Sophie Masson and Kathy Creamer

An online story time reading with permission from Little Pink Dog Books.

 Find out more about author Sophie Masson at her website

Parmesan, The Reluctant Racehorse

 by Jaqui Halpin and John Phillips

An online story time reading with permission from Little Pink Dog Books

 Find out more about author Jacqui Halpin at her website

Bigger Than Yesterday, Smaller Than Tomorrow

by Robert Vescio and Kathy Creamer

An online story time reading with permission from Little Pink Dog Books

Find out more about Robert Vescio, author of Bigger Than Yesterday, Smaller Than Tomorrow

Window of Hope

 by Robert Vescio and Demelsa Haughton

An online story time reading with permission from Little Pink Dog Books.

Find out more about Robert Vescio, author of Window of Hope 

Where's Lucky? 

by Jackie Halpin and Sandra Severgnini

An online story time reading with permission from Little Pink Dog Books.

 

 Find out more about Jacqui Halpin, author of Where's Lucky.

Ziggy's Zoo

by Pat Simmons and Vicky Pratt

An online story time reading with permission from Little Pink Dog Books.

 Find out more about Pat Simmons, author of Ziggy's Zoo.

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