Bedtime Story Time | Sing along with Nadia Sunde

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Sing along with Nadia Sunde to a song inspired by Hotel for bees, written by Alison McLennan and illustrated by Erin Dunne as part of our "Stories for Little Queenslanders" series. Then relax with your little one and join Frankie as she reads Shoosh!, written and illustrated by Simon Howe.

The song and story in this video are accompanied by an Auslan interpreter.


Stories for Little Queenslanders

Our series of books created especially for 0-5s by authors with connections to Queensland includes lots of fun stories to share together. The books feature local places and animals and stories and experiences your little one can relate to.

Young children are starting to have a sense of who they are and where they belong in the world around them. Seeing themselves in the stories they read helps to build their sense of belonging and identity.  

The excitement they feel in spotting places they’ve been, or people who remind them of their family, friends and communities, is a wonderful thing to experience. There’s lots of fun to be had in enjoying stories about familiar animals doing funny things (“koalas don’t do that!”) or recognising a familiar experience or place. 

Read the books or listen to an audiobook free online or borrow them from your local library.

Listen to more songs by Nadia Sunde inspired by Stories for Little Queenslanders


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Nadia has a genuine talent for understanding children. She is creative and original/. What a great asset to the State Library and the children of Queensland