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I’m scared of them.

But not jelly snakes.

They’re scared of me.

Especially the yummy ones that taste like pineapple.


Everyone is scared of something... from the usual suspects such as alien zombies, clowns, hammerhead sharks, snakes and needles, to more unusual fears like buttons, escalators, and knees!

Danny Katz and Mitch Vane have created a charmingly simple encyclopedia of scary things, that is the perfect story to share with children to spark a discussion about overcoming fears.

Humorous, reassuring and brilliant, A Book about Scary, is a wonderful story that will have you giggling from A to Z, especially with the hilarious Danny Katz as storyteller!


If you enjoyed this story you will be delighted to know that Danny is just the tip of the iceberg. Our stories have been read by Justine Clarke, 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.


What is Story Box Library?

Story Box Library is a subscription based educational website, created for Australian children to view stories by Australian authors and illustrators, being read aloud by fantastic storytellers. It was born out of a need for Australian children to experience and make personal connections with Australian 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 Australian 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.

Find your ideal subscription here.