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. 

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.

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 from the Australian Museum.

Aboriginal Heritage Office

Information about Aboriginal Heritage in the Northern Sydney area. The office is a joint initiative by 6 councils and looks after heritage sites, runs a museum and educational walks, talks and activities.

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.

 

Literature

NoveList

Online database designed to help you find books to read.You can search by genres, age, interests or author, title and series read-a-likes.

Inside a Dog

A place for bookish teens. Share book reviews, recommendations, creative writing and explore what is happening in YA publishing.

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

Love Oz YA

#LoveOzYA is for writers, teachers, and readers of Australian youth literature. Read the latest news, download rescources, submit your own content, and find local author events and writing workshop.

 

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.

 

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.

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.

Australian Music Museum Project
Australian music memories - badges, posters, magazines, album covers, t-shirts, venues due for demolition - are part of a living national band museum.

Job Outlook
From the Dept of Employment: provides information about Australian careers, labour market trends and employment projections.