Reading together can be a rewarding and valuable bonding experience, regardless of your child's age. Even if your child has begun to read independently, picture books remain a fun source of narrative art and text to share together.

Encourage your child to join in when reading or watching stories. Ask them what they see or what will happen next. Picture books are great conversation starters and can provide insight into their world, either offering a mirror of reflection or an opportunity to see things from a different point of view.

Host your own storytime at home, with a range of digital picture book options. Swipe pages on a device or watch on the big screen using a casting device or the browser on your smart TV.

Find a digital picture book

  • Overdrive eBook collection website has hundreds of great picture book and early reader titles. Access is via Overdrive in your browser, or download the Libby app to read eBooks on the go.
  • The Kanopy Kids website is not just great for movies, it also has over 200 popular picture books that have been animated for a unique storytelling experience.
  • The Story Box Library website has a wealth of top Australian picture books, read aloud by some of our favourite authors, actors and performers. Make a playlist and settle in for storytime, anytime.

Visit our Literacy and reading resources for families page to find the best reading recommendations, literacy advice and programs for your child.

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