Stories for Father's Day
31 Jul 2023
On Sunday 3 September, Father’s Day is celebrated in Australia, marking a day to honour fathers, grandfathers and all caring and kind father figures in our lives. Discover stories below with children, promoting quality family time and letting imaginations fly! Active Story Box Library subscribers can find dedicated Father’s Day stories via the playlist on your Story Box Library account dashboard. After watching the story read, engage in creative activities using our Activity Time resources, which can be found on each story page via the ‘Activities’ tab.
My dad doesn't like babysitting. He says no one should sit on babies. My dad thinks he's funny.
Dad jokes - something that many of us know well! Comedian Chris Taylor returns to read Katrina Germein and Tom Jellet's very silly My Dad Thinks He's Funny.
When Elaine Russell was five, her dad built the family a shack just outside the Aboriginal mission at La Perouse in Sydney. In The Shack that Dad Built, Elaine illustrates what life was like for a First Nations' kid on the urban fringes.
Packed with excitement, adventure and a little bit of Viking magic, Norman Jorgensen's The Last Viking & The Last Viking Returns are deliciously intricate stories about a boy called Josh with a wild imagination, finding the courage to confront his fears. After watching the story read, children can make their own strength tester, and see how high they can launch objects, using the Activity Time instructions.
Dramatic and hilariously silly, Rod Clement has created a unique mystery that just begs to be read aloud, which storyteller Paul Weingott does in his entertainingly charming manner.
Grandpa's Big Adventure is a celebration of the bond between grandparents and grandchildren and also highlights the importance of learning to swim.
Some pops scream Huzzah!' when they dive in dazzling pools.
But my pop is a pirate he yells Aaarrrgghhh!' and buries jewels.
All pops are different. But what if your pop was really different?
What if your pop was a pirate?
Major Poppa, Abbie, and her little brother Flynn are on a mission at the Royal Show!
They must enter The Showbag Pavilion, fight their way through crowds, defeat powerful enemies, and somehow get to the other side to buy a Chunky Choco Cherry Chew Showbag.
Will The Poppa Platoon win this battle? Will they make it out of there alive? Or is this a showbag too far?
Parents, carers and family
One boy’s parents travel from far-off lands to improve their son’s life. But what happens next is unexpected. What does it mean when your parents are different? What shape does love take? And what happens when your parents sacrifice a part of themselves for you?
Sometimes, we need to remember all the things we can do to be part of the world. Small things, like offering a smile. And bigger things, like hoping, dreaming, imagining…
Amazing strength, incredible speed, sensational costumes... meet the superheroes of the animal kingdom and discover their incredible natural abilities...
A playfully told exploration of a day in the life of 15 very special Australian animal families. It begins with the Gouldian finch family eating breakfast, shows koalas still sleeping in the afternoon and uncovers the secret world of Tasmanian devils playing at midnight. With so many wackily wonderful family units on show, which one is most like yours? After watching the story, encourage children to make a fine motor game, using the instructions in Activity Time.
Welcome to the 1980s - a time when crimped hair and perms were cool, kids listened to cassette tapes, thought dancing on your head was the ultimate, and synth-pop ruled the school.
My Folks Grew Up in the '80s is a stroll down memory lane for the kids who grew up then, and a hilarious chance to share the decade's outright weirdness with a whole new generation.
Read by AFL footballer Ben Brown, this book encourages young boys to broaden their ideas about what it means to be a boy, supporting them to feel free and proud to be who they truly are.
Promoting good sleep hygiene with stories for the whole family to enjoy together, explore the Sleep with Kip series, always free to watch on Story Box Library.