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Igniting a passion for reading, imagining and learning in a way today's young people can relate to. Australian stories, Australian voices.

Take a look at our Story Box Library 'coming soon' website for a taste of what's to come!

What is Story Box Library?

Story Box Library is an online ‘reading room’, enticing and inspiring young minds to open the doors to the wonderful world of Australian Children’s Literature and experience the special pleasure of sharing a story. Story Box Library has a commitment to our unique Australian culture and the diverse voices that bring that culture to life. By using Australian actors, authors and illustrators sharing their stories, we celebrate the power of quality storytelling and foster the creativity of young imaginations.

With a chief focus on primary school-aged children around Australia, Story Box Library engages story-lovers in literature through the alternative, engaging medium of film – exploring the background of much-loved stories and illustrations with links to practical how-to guides and documentary-style narrative aimed at explaining how the magic of story is created and shared, including;

· Background information on author, illustrator and reader

· Filmed interviews or monologues with the books’ creators, examining aspects of the creative process or theme

· Teachers’ notes linked to the current Australian Curriculum; reviews; and current literature initiatives



Story Box Library provides subscribers with a vibrant, interactive experience thanks to a interestingly varied range of everyday Australian storytellers - sportspeople, musicians, grandparents, teenagers, comedians, actors, stay-at-home parents, people with disabilities, with varying accents and from different cultures - each sharing past and present book titles, resulting in readings that focus on both teller and tale.

Each reading can be used in various ways; whether as a child’s bedtime tale, a facilitator for discussion for the classroom teacher, or a reading aloud model for the parent.

Ultimately, the Story Box Library project is designed to expose Australian children to predominately Australian content, melding the written word with the digital frontier, and fostering a love of reading throughout primary school years and beyond.



Who has helped so far?

Story Box Library has had an incredible amount of professional input in a volunteer capacity. We owe a great deal to the following individuals and organisations:

Authors / Illustrators –
Gus Gordon, Anna Walker, Ann James, Carol Faulkner, Danny Katz, Mitch Vane, Jane Godwin, Sally Rippin, Bob Graham, Tim Winton, Stephen Michael King, Ursula Duborsarsky, Leigh Hobbs, Tohby Riddle, Andy Joyner, Tom Jellet, Charlotte Lance, Freya Blackwood, Ben Sanders, Isobel Knowles, Cat Rabbit, Margaret Wild, Ron Brooks, Meg McKinlay, Leila Rudge, Martine Murray, Sue deGenarro, Sherryl Clark, Aki Fukuoka, Stephanie Spartels, Hazel Edwards, Bernard Caleo

Readers –
Stephen Hall, Louis Bell, Danny Katz, Melissa Bergland, Emily Barrett, John Higginson, Sally Rippin, Kitia Altman, Paul Khoury, Emma Baker, Clare Bowditch

Publishers –
Penguin Group Australia, Omnibus Books, Scholastic Australia, Wilkins Farago, Walker Australia, Allen & Unwin, Thames & Hudson, Hardie Grant Egmont, Little Hare, New Frontier

Organisations & Blogs –
Books Illustrated, Readings Booksellers, My Little Bookcase (& the wonderful Jackie Small), BIG Kids Magazine, Kids Book Review, Children's Books Daily, Read for Australia (NLNW), AATE, Creative Partnerships Australia

Musicians –
Mark Monnone and Tim Harvey (with Isobel Knowles on backing vocals)

Production –
Bronwyn Weingott, Shannon Morris, Mathew Gdanitz, and Isobel Knowles (as animator)

Others -
Staff and students @ Ripponlea Primary School (particularly Grade's 1/2 C & D, Linda Rippingille & Kiran Money Millis), Jeff Arndt, Claire Halliday @ Copyqueens, Rose Jost, Linda Boyce, Jane Martino, Zoe Rodriguez @ Copyright Australia Limited, Michael Frankel, Rachel Power, Bernadette Fisers, Terence Langendoen, Cameron Brownlee, Ava Brownlee & Alfie Brownlee!





The Challenges

Possibly the biggest obstacle to success for Story Box Library is the lack of funds to give it the push ahead.

Our team has been working on the project for over a year, so we are determined that this will not be an issue. The success of our Pozible campaign is a fabulous way to help raise some of these funds.
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A$10 +Helping hand: eternal gratitude and a personal message of thanks!
14 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is September 2013
A$30 +- 12mth Family membership to Story Box Library (valued at $39.95)
58 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is September 2013
A$40 +- 12mth Family membership to Story Box Library - 1 x Library bag featuring the gorgeous Story Box Library 'owl' created by author / illustrator Gus Gordon Non-Australian pledgers please add $10 to cover international delivery charges
36 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is September 2013
A$55 +- 12mth Family membership to Story Box Library - Library bag featuring the gorgeous Story Box Library 'owl' created by author / illustrator Gus Gordon - 1 x Personally signed copy of 'A Book about Scary' by Danny Katz and Mitch Vane (courtesy of Five Mile Press) Non-Australian pledgers please add $15 to cover international delivery charges
2 Chosen | 3 AvailableEst. delivery is September 2013
A$60 +- 12mth Family membership to Story Box Library - Second 12mth membership to Story Box Library for an Australian Family experiencing hardship - 1 x Library bag featuring the gorgeous Story Box Library 'owl' created by author / illustrator Gus Gordon Non-Australian pledgers please add $10 to cover international delivery charges
20 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is September 2013
A$70 +All Gone- 12mth Family membership to Story Box Library - Library bag featuring the gorgeous Story Box Library 'owl' created by author / illustrator Gus Gordon - 1 x BIG Kids Magazine 'Into the Dark' (Issue 4) - 1 x Personally signed copy of 'I've an Uncle Ivan' by Ben Sanders (courtesy of Thames & Huson Australia) Non-Australian pledgers please add $15 to cover international delivery charges
5 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is September 2013
A$80 +All Gone- 12mth Family membership to Story Box Library - Library bag featuring the gorgeous Story Box Library 'owl' created by author / illustrator Gus Gordon - 1 x BIG Kids Magazine 'Game On' (Issue 3) - 1 x Personally signed Special Edition copy of 'Billie B Brown Treasury' (published Oct - courtesy of Hardie Grant Egmont)) Non-Australian pledgers please add $15 to cover international delivery charges
5 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is October 2013
A$100 +SCHOOL MEMBERSHIP FOR REMAINDER OF 2013! -The opportunity for your school to have this fabulous resource available for your whole school from launch until the end of the 2013 school year (12 month membership normally priced at $1 per student with a $100 minimum spend ).
8 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is September 2013
A$110 +All Gone- 12mth Family membership to Story Box Library - Library bag featuring the gorgeous Story Box Library 'owl' created by author / illustrator Gus Gordon - 1 x BIG Kids Magazine 'Into the Dark' (Issue 4) - 1 x Full Set of 'I've an Uncle Ivan' Prints by Ben Sanders - 1 x Personally signed copy of 'I've an Uncle Ivan' by Ben Sanders (courtesy of Thames & Huson Australia) Non-Australian pledgers please add $15 to cover international delivery charges
1 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is September 2013
A$115 +All Gone- 12mth Family membership to Story Box Library - 1 x Library bag featuring the gorgeous Story Box Library 'owl' created by author / illustrator Gus Gordon - 1 x Beautiful signed Freya Blackwood 'Maudie & Bear' limited edition prints (see sample below - first in best dressed) Non-Australian pledgers please add $20 to cover international delivery charges
3 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is September 2013
A$120 +All Gone- 12mth Family membership to Story Box Library - Second 12mth membership to Story Box Library to an Australian family experiencing hardship - 1 x Library bag featuring the gorgeous Story Box Library 'owl' (as above) - 1 x Double pack BIG Kids Magazine including 'Game On!' & 'Into the Dark' (Issues 3 & 4) - $50 Readings Booksellers Gift Voucher (our fab official online bookseller!) Non-Australian pledgers please add $15 to cover international delivery charges
5 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is September 2013
A$125 +All Gone- 12mth Family membership to Story Box Library - 1 x Library bag featuring the gorgeous Story Box Library 'owl' created by author / illustrator Gus Gordon - 1 x Beautiful signed Freya Blackwood 'Maudie & Bear on a Bike' limited edition print Non-Australian pledgers please add $20 to cover international delivery charges
3 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is September 2013
A$130 +All Gone- 12mth Family membership to Story Box Library - 1 x Library bag featuring the gorgeous Story Box Library 'owl' (as above) - 1 x BIG Kids Magazine 'Game On!' (Issue 3) - Penguin Australia pack including personally signed copies of the following titles: 1 x 'Today We Have No Plans' by Jane Godwin & Anna Walker 1 x 'Herman & Rosie' by Gus Gordon 1 x 'The Treasure Box' by Margaret Wild & Freya Blackwood Non-Australian pledgers please add $30 to cover international delivery charges
5 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is September 2013
A$140 +All Gone- 12mth Family membership to Story Box Library - 1 x Library bag featuring the gorgeous Story Box Library 'owl' created by author / illustrator Gus Gordon - 1 x Beautiful signed Anna Walker 'Peggy' limited edition print (four images to choose from, first in best dressed! - see sample below ) Non-Australian pledgers please add $20 to cover international delivery charges
4 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is September 2013
A$150 +All Gone- 12mth Family membership to Story Box Library - 1 x Library bag featuring the gorgeous Story Box Library 'owl' - Anne James limited edition print from 'I'm a Dirty Dinosaur' - created with a magic pencil and Mud! Stunning. - Signed copy of the book 'I'm a Dirty Dinosaur'. Non-Australian pledgers please add $30 to cover international delivery charges
1 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is September 2013
A$160 +All Gone- 12mth Family membership to Story Box Library - 1 x Library bag featuring the gorgeous Story Box Library 'owl' - Lisa Stewart limited edition signed print from ''Can I Cuddle The Moon" titled Moon In The Sky. Beautiful. - Pack of 6 Greeting Cards featuring Lisa's gorgeous characters Non-Australian pledgers please add $30 to cover international delivery charges
1 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is September 2013
A$161 +All Gone- 12mth Family membership to Story Box Library - 1 x Library bag featuring the gorgeous Story Box Library 'owl' - Lisa Stewart limited edition signed print from ''Mummy's Kisses" titled Let's Go Outside and Play. Delightful. - Pack of 6 Greeting Cards featuring Lisa's gorgeous characters Non-Australian pledgers please add $30 to cover international delivery charges
1 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is September 2013
A$162 +All Gone- 12mth Family membership to Story Box Library - 1 x Library bag featuring the gorgeous Story Box Library 'owl' - Lisa Stewart limited edition signed print from ''A Whale Story" titled Whale in the Moonlight. Beautiful. - Pack of 6 Greeting Cards featuring Lisa's gorgeous characters Non-Australian pledgers please add $30 to cover international delivery charges
1 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is September 2013
A$200 +All Gone- 12mth Family membership to Story Box Library - 1 x Library bag featuring the gorgeous Story Box Library 'owl' - Ann James limited edition print from Chester & Gil - ICEBERG! Absolutely divine. - Signed copy of the book 'Chester & Gil' Non-Australian pledgers please add $30 to cover international delivery charges
1 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is September 2013
A$220 +All Gone- 12mth Family membership to Story Box Library - 1 x Library bag featuring the gorgeous Story Box Library 'owl' created by author / illustrator Gus Gordon - 1 x Beautiful 'Herman & Rosie' large limited edition Giclee print (two images to choose from, first in best dressed! - see sample below ) Non-Australian pledgers please add $20 to cover international delivery charges
2 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is September 2013
A$310 +All Gone- School membership to Story Box Library for the remainder of the 2013 school year! - 1 x Library bag featuring the gorgeous Story Box Library 'owl' created by author / illustrator Gus Gordon - 1 x Beautiful signed Andrew Joyner 'Too Many Elephants in this House' limited edition print - Signed copy of 'Too Many Elephants in this House' (CBCA Honour book 2013) Non-Australian pledgers please add $30 to cover international delivery charges
1 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is September 2013
A$350 +All Gone- 12mth Family membership to Story Box Library - 1 x Library bag featuring the gorgeous Story Box Library 'owl' created by author / illustrator Gus Gordon - 1 x Beautiful Charlotte Lance ORIGINAL illustration & text from 'A Really Super Hero' (I want to mix a potion - Framed in black 35x35cm) - Signed copy of 'A Really Super Hero' - 'A Really Super Hero' fun activity kit Australian pledgers only.
1 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is September 2013
A$351 +- 12mth Family membership to Story Box Library - 1 x Library bag featuring the gorgeous Story Box Library 'owl' created by author / illustrator Gus Gordon - 1 x Beautiful Charlotte Lance ORIGINAL illustration & text from 'A Really Super Hero' (I try to be that fast - Framed in black 35x35cm) - Signed copy of 'A Really Super Hero' - 'A Really Super Hero' fun activity kit Australian pledgers only
0 Chosen | 1 AvailableEst. delivery is September 2013
A$352 +- 12mth Family membership to Story Box Library - 1 x Library bag featuring the gorgeous Story Box Library 'owl' created by author / illustrator Gus Gordon - 1 x Beautiful Charlotte Lance ORIGINAL illustration & text from 'A Really Super Hero' (I want to soar above - Framed in black 35x35cm) - Signed copy of 'A Really Super Hero' - 'A Really Super Hero' fun activity kit Australian pledgers only
0 Chosen | 1 AvailableEst. delivery is September 2013
A$353 +- 12mth Family membership to Story Box Library - 1 x Library bag featuring the gorgeous Story Box Library 'owl' created by author / illustrator Gus Gordon - 1 x Beautiful Charlotte Lance ORIGINAL illustration from 'A Really Super Hero' (End Page - Framed in black 35x35cm) - Signed copy of 'A Really Super Hero' - 'A Really Super Hero' fun activity kit Australian pledgers only
0 Chosen | 1 AvailableEst. delivery is September 2013
A$500 +SPONSOR A STORY: INDIVIDUAL - The fabulous opportunity for you to sponsor one of our wonderful storytelling segments - Your name* will be included in the credits of one of our storytelling segments as our 'official sponsor' (this comes with the added benefit of being able to choose which title from our list!) - 12mth Family membership to Story Box Library - 1 x Library bag featuring the gorgeous Story Box Library 'owl' *Nothing silly here please, remember this is a children's website!
0 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is November 2013
A$800 +SPONSOR A STORY: CORPORATE - The fabulous opportunity for your business to sponsor one of our wonderful storytelling segments - Your business name* will be included in the credits of one of our storytelling segments as our 'official sponsor' (this comes with the added benefit of being able to choose an appropriate title from our list!) *Story Box Library reserves the right to decline an unsuitable business, please remember this is a children's website! Australian businesses only.
0 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is November 2013