Reading and literacy for kids

Sharing books at home is a great activity for families.

At the libraries you can borrow from a huge selection of board books, picture books, easy readers, junior fiction and teenage fiction. 

Try these interactive online reading, creative writing and learning tools specially for kids.

Mussila Word Play

Playful activities that help children strengthen their language skills, memory and speech.

Go to Mussila WordPlay


Play and learn activities to support literacy and phonic skills in primary school aged kids. 

Go to Busythings 


A child-friendly and engaging way to learn learning 20 languages using fun games, songs and books. For students that do not speak English as their first language, Languagenut also provides 70+ support ESL languages.  

Go to Languagenut


Children can enjoy 2000+ digital book titles in over 50 languages with English translations. There are also picture books in sign language (Auslan, British Sign Language and American Sign Language). Watch a selection of English books with Australian accents by clicking the Australian flag.

Go to LOTE4Kids

Good Reading for Kids

Online magazine for primary kids, filled with book reviews, movies, music, arts and crafts, and activities. Experience the thrill of being published with PK. 

Go to Good Reading for Kids

StoryBox Library 

An online 'reading room' filled with online stories for Australian primary aged kids - the stories are a little bit cheeky, a little bit charming and a whole lot of fun!

Go to StoryBox Library