First 5 Forever: Stories for Little Queenslanders

Spark your child's love of reading with our new series of picture books. Exclusive to First 5 Forever.

Minister for the Arts, The Hon. Leeanne Enoch MP, introduces the Stories for Little Queenslanders series.

State Librarian and CEO, Vicki McDonald AM, discusses the importance of quality picture books for young children.

Watch the Stories for Little Queenslanders animated book trailer which features quirky characters to spark your child’s love of reading.

Stories for Little Queenslanders

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About the series

Discover the Stories for Little Queenslanders series

Get to know some new friends and spark your child’s love of reading with our series of books for Queensland’s littlest readers.

Meet the local talent behind Stories for Little Queenslanders

Queensland is bursting with talented writers and illustrators.

What are the benefits of sharing stories together every day?

You’ve probably heard before that reading to young children helps to get them ready to learn.

Meet the artists

Introduction to Stories for Little Queenslanders by Bec Mac from Popsart.

Bec Mac interviewed Laura Landmann.

Sally Scudamore, author of ‘The Little Queenslanders’ Alphabet Book’ interviewed by Bec Mac.

Sophie Beer, illustrator of ‘The Little Queenslanders’ Alphabet Book’, interviewed by Bec Mac.

Pamela Rushby and Nicola Hooper, author and illustrator of ‘The Cow that Swam Out to Sea’, interviewed by Bec Mac.

Eunice Day, author and illustrator of ‘The Coloured Echidna’, interviewed by Bec Mac.

Samantha Wheeler and Shannon Horsfall, author and illustrator of ‘Once I Munched a Mango’, interviewed by Bec Mac.

Simon Howe, author and illustrator of ‘Shoosh!’, interviewed by Bec Mac.

Brent Wilson, illustrator of ‘Koalas Like To …’, interviewed by Bec Mac.

Shae Millward, author of Koalas Like To …’ interviewed by Bec Mac.

Emma Cracknell, illustrator of ‘Is This Your Egg?’, interviewed by Bec Mac.

Ella Kris, author of ‘Is This Your Egg?’, interviewed by Bec Mac.

Rachel Tribout, illustrator of ‘One Remarkable Reef’, interviewed by Bec Mac.

Kellie Byrnes, author of ‘One Remarkable Reef’, interviewed by Bec Mac.

Janet Turner, illustrator of ‘Up and Down on a Rainy Day’, interviewed by Bec Mac.

Kathryn Apel, author of ‘Up and Down on a Rainy Day’, interviewed by Bec Mac.

Charlie Thomson, author and illustrator of ‘In the Deep End’, interviewed by Bec Mac.

Eunice Day, author and illustrator of 'The Coloured Echidna', interviewed by Bec Mac.

Erin Dunne, illustrator of 'Hotel for Bees', interviewed by Bec Mac.

Alison McLennan, author of 'Hotel for Bees', interviewed by Bec Mac.

Stories for Little Queenslanders

Available now