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Angus and Lucy love books. They have hundreds of them. But when the books are taken away, Angus and Lucy’s family soon discover they cannot live without them.
The Children Who Loved Books is a warm and moving celebration of books and the way in which they bring us all together, written, illustrated and read by the enormously talented Peter Carnavas.
This simple, yet charming and wonderful story, has two clear messages. Firstly, that families don't need material things to be happy and secondly, sharing stories and books brings people together in a very special way. The illustrations are delightfully bright and whimsical and add a subtle humour to this gorgeous story.
In the end the family discover the perfect place to find the books they so love - in their local library!
If you enjoyed this story you will be delighted to know that Peter is just the tip of the iceberg. Our stories have been read by Jay Laga'aia, Nick Cave, Missy Higgins, Peter Hitchener, Andy Griffiths, Sally Rippin and many more. Join now to access a library of entertaining storytellers reading quality Australian books.
Story Box Library is a subscription based educational website, created for children to view stories by local authors and illustrators, being read aloud by fantastic, predominantly Australian and New Zealand, storytellers. It was born out of a need for children to experience and make personal connections with stories and voices.
Reading aloud to children, in particular by diverse and engaging storytellers, greatly improves language and literacy skills, especially in the early years of a child’s development. Sadly, studies show that many children are not read to frequently enough.
Story Box Library is committed to supporting and encouraging the practice of storytelling. It is intended for use as a complementary form of delivering the precious experience of being read aloud to, in order to improve children’s lives. We connect children with literature through the complementary medium of film providing a vibrant, interactive experience via a diverse range of everyday storytellers - sportspeople, musicians, grandparents, teenagers, comedians, actors, with varying accents and from different cultures - each sharing past and present book titles.
Use it as a bedtime tale, a facilitator for discussion in the classroom, or a read aloud model - the choice is yours. No matter what the reason for your visit to Story Box Library, we help get kids excited about reading, inspire their imaginations, and let them have fun with stories.
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