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.

Stories for Little Queenslanders features fun stories and quirky characters to spark your child’s love of reading.

Stories for Little Queenslanders

Available now

About the series

Family reading a book in the park

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

Authors and illustrators holding books they have worked on

Queensland is bursting with talented writers and illustrators.

Child smiling at mother who is reading him a story

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

Online Story Time

Minister for the Arts, The Hon. Leeanne Enoch MP, reads The Coloured Echidna by Eunice Day.

Fiona and Susie from Mackay Regional Council Libraries read The Little Queenslanders' Alphabet Book written by Sally Scudamore and illustrated by Sophie Beer.

Laura from State Library of Queensland reads Koalas Like To… written by Shae Millward and illustrated by Brent Wilson.

Mari from State Library of Queensland reads Up and Down on a Rainy Day written by Kathryn Apel and illustrated by Janet Turner.

Ryan from Sunshine Coast Libraries reads One Remarkable Reef written by Kellie Byrnes and illustrated by Rachel Tribout.

Frankie from State Library of Queensland reads Once I Munched a Mango written by Samantha Wheeler and illustrated by Shannon Horsfall.

Walter from State Library of Queensland reads Hotel for Bees written by Alison McLennan and illustrated by Erin Dunne.

Sally from Livingstone Shire Council Libraries reads The Cow That Swam Out to Sea written by Pamela Rushby and illustrated by Nicola Hooper.

Nat from State Library of Queensland reads In the Deep End written and illustrated by Charlie Thomson.

Megan and Emma from Ipswich City Libraries read Is this your egg? written by Ella Kris and illustrated by Emma Cracknell.

Jacqueline from State Library of Queensland reads Shoosh! written and illustrated by Simon Howe.

Stories for Little Queenslanders

Available now