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What is Story Box Library?

We'd like you to think of it as an online ‘reading room’. It’s a place where the wonderful world of Australian Children’s Literature is on permanent exhibit.

Our main intention? To deliver the precious experience that sharing a book entails. Story Box Library is committed to supporting and encouraging the practice of storytelling - inspiring young imaginations to soar.

We connect children with literature through the complementary medium of film. Story Box Library provides 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. The result is meaningful, entertaining readings that focus on both teller and tale.

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 children journey to that most uniquely precious place; the wilds of their own imagination. 

Watch our current free preview story, Mulga Bill's Bicycle below... 

'Twas Mulga Bill from Eaglehawk that caught the cycling craze...

This is the hilarious story of boastful Mulga Bill, who thinks he′s much better at cycling than he turns out to be. A resounding crash into Dead Man's Creek sends him back to his original mode of transport - his trusty horse.

Paterson's verse truly captures the spirit of the Australian bush and a time gone by, whilst the illustrations from sisters Deborah and Kilmeny Niland are wonderfully evocative and funny.

Paul Weingott is as charming as ever and reads this wonderful ballad with enthusiasm and some great accents.

If you enjoyed this story you will be delighted to know that Paul 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.