Kids Online Resources

Story Box Library

Story Box Library 

Story Box Library features engaging online Australian stories read by some of Australia's finest storytellers. Our stories are a little bit cheeky, a little bit charming and a whole lot of fun!

Busythings 

Busythings

A colourful, quirky online resource for kids aged 3 and up. Fun educational games covering creativity, problem-solving, numeracy, language and literacy. Enter your Stanton Library card number and join in the fun! 

Tumblebooks 

Tumblebooks

Tumblebooks is an online collection of animated talking picture books, including fiction, non-fiction and language learning books. Enter your Stanton Library card number for access. 

WorldeBook 

World Book ebooks

A selection of World Book's non-fiction titles in ebook format. Includes Animal Lives, Explore the Universe, Building Blocks of Mathematics and Physical Science and Inventions and Discoveries. A Stanton Library card number is needed for access. 

Overdrive 

Overdrive ebooks

Overdrive offers fiction ebooks for adults and kids. Children's titles include Zac Power, and books by Andy McNab and Garth Nix, with more titles to come. A Stanton Library card number and Adobe Digital Editions (free software) are needed for access.

WorldBookKids 

World Book Online

Provides an online encyclopaedia, including a kids' encyclopaedia and a student encyclopaedia. Enter your Stanton Library card number for access. 

Britannica 

encyclopaedia Britannica

Provides an online encyclopaedia, including a junior edition for 6-10 year olds and a student edition for 10-14 year olds.  A Stanton Library card number is needed for access. 

  

Kids' Links 

Science

Australian Animals

A great site with information and diagrams of animals native to Australia and New Zealand. Extinct animals are also included.

National Geographic Animals
A site full of fascinating facts on animals from around the world.

Zoom Dinosaurs
Includes information and diagrams of 107 different dinosaurs. Also has links to dinosaur jokes, games and crafts.

Dinodictionary
An A-Z of dinosaurs. Includes facts about every dinosaur you can think of and many more you've probably never heard of!

StarChild
A NASA website packed with information on the solar system, space travel and the universe. Includes pages at both beginners and a more advanced level.

Zoom Inventors and Inventions
A great site with information on inventions - from bandaids to yo-yos and from lawnmowers to telescopes. Also includes information on the inventors. 

 

Arts

SFS Kids: Fun with Music

A fun site with information on musical terms and instruments of the orchestra. Includes a music lab where you can compose your own tune.

Webmuseum, Paris
A thorough site including information on artists with examples of their paintings. Also includes information on artistic periods.

The Great Buildings Collection
Use the alphabetical index on the search screen to find information on great buildings such as the Taj Mahal, Eiffel Tower and the Empire State Building. Includes information on Australian buildings such as the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Football Stadium.

 History and Biography

Aboriginal Australia

A site packed with information on Aboriginal history and culture.

Explorers of Australia
A good introduction to Australian explorers such as Oxley, Leichhardt, Blaxland and Eyre.

GOLD!

A fun site with information on the discovery of gold in Australia, life on the goldfields and the immigration rush. Includes interactive map with facts on Australia's gold fields.

The Biography Channel
A searchable collection of entries on over 25 000 of the greatest lives, past and present.

The Saints and Angels Index
Information on saints and angels from A-Z. 

 

Literature

Series and sequels

A database containing the details of over 22 000 books. They can be searched by author, title and subject and many Australian series are included.

Guys Read
Guys Read is a cool website designed to help boys find stuff they like to read.

 

Geography

Atlapedia Online

An online atlas with maps and facts on the countries of the world.

World Flag Database
A great site for searching the flags of the world, including many Australian flags. Maps and facts on each country are included.

Australian State Emblems
A list of all the floral, faunal, marine and animal emblems of the Australian states. Includes links to the state flags.

It's an Honour: Australia celebrating Australians
Information on Australian emblems, coat of arms, flags and national anthem.

Games and Crafts

The Wiggles

A huge site with games, puzzles and lots of information on the Wiggles, including concert dates and merchandise.

The Playground
Lots of games and crafts from your favourite ABC Kids TV programs.

CBeebies
A fun site with links to all your favourite BBC TV shows, including Sarah and Duck, and Charlie and Lola.

Sesame Street
Fun and games with all your friends from Sesame Street.

DLTK's Printable Crafts for Kids
Hundreds of great craft ideas, most with templates. Also includes printable cards and colouring sheets. 

 

Youth

Triple J

Listen to your favourite radio station online and check out the music news, gig guide, podcasts and reviews.

Reach Out
A website with loads of information on issues such as health, relationships, drugs, and school. Includes plenty of links to support agencies and hotlines.

The Australian Music Website
Information on all your favourite Australian bands and singers. Includes discographies and links to their official websites.

Job guide
The Department of Education, Science and Training have provided this great site which offers detailed descriptions of a wide range of jobs, including education and training requirements. Also includes information on apprenticeships and VET courses.