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.
Watch our current free preview story, My Mum Says the Strangest Things below...
When Mum's busy she says she's run off her feet. When I dawdle, Mum tells me to shake a leg. When I say, "I'm coming," Mum says, "So is Christmas." My mum says the STRANGEST things.
Join our gorgeous mum, Fiona Harris (and Sandy the cat!) as she shares with you a story which explores the crazy things that mothers say - I bet your mum is just as guilty. Tom Jellet's cheeky illustrations perfectly complement Katrina Germein's ode to mothers everywhere!
If you enjoyed this story you will be delighted to know that Fiona 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.