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Read eBooks and listen to eAudiobooks from our online collection

  • 1,000s of titles
  • borrow up to 5 at a time
  • 7, 14, 21 day loans
  • ability to return items early
  • reserve items

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BorrowBox has a collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks and is particularly good if you’re looking for a New Zealand or Australian book

  • 1,000s of titles
  • borrow up to 4 at a time
  • 14 day loans
  • ability to return items early
  • reserve items

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  Bibliomania has thousands of e-books, poems, articles, short stories and plays all of which are absolutely free. You can read the world's greatest fiction by authors such as Dickens and Joyce, Sherlock Holmes mysteries, all Shakespeare's plays, or just dip into some short stories by writers such as Mark Twain, Anton Chekov and Edgar Allan Poe.

 

 

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eBooks and eAudiobooks for kids including animated talking picture books which you can read or have read to you

  • almost 1,500 titles
  • puzzles and games
  • graphic novels
  • language learning
  • videos

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Free cultural and educational media

  • audio books
  • eBooks
  • and more

There are over 1,500 eBooks and eAudiobooks with access to many other educational resources and videos.

 

A New Zealand poetry page for children

Paula Green lives in the country (West Auckland) and writes poetry books for both adults and children. She also visits schools, review books and writes stories in secret, with eleven being published! She has a new collection of poems for adults coming out this year.



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The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.  

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Imagine the best stories being read aloud to you by our favourite storytellers – well that's Story Box Library!

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 Mem Fox is one of Australia's best-loved authors. 

Her book Possum Magic is a favourite and is available on her site along with many others to enjoy!

Visit the website and click on one of Mem's wonderful stories to listen.



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A collection of free children's audio books. All written and produced in New Zealand for little kids, kids and young adults.

  • A beta site regularly updated
  • If things don't work contact RNZ so they can fix it
  • And if you love it give them that feedback too!
 

The beloved Goodnight Kiwi and Cat are joined by celebrity storytellers to bring the magic of New Zealand bedtime story books to life!

You'll enjoy stories read by the Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern, comedian Urzila Carlson, What Now's Evander Brown and many more...

 

Take a peek into The World of David Walliams. Chances are you already know what a brilliant author he is and he might even have written one of your most favourite books ever!

Click the image above to listen to today's free audio story.



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Everyone’s favorite Book Lady is bringing children and families everywhere just what they need during a time of unrest. Goodnight with Dolly is a 10-week special series of weekly videos featuring Dolly Parton reading select Imagination Library books.

  Instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.

All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.

Explore the collection, select a title and start listening.

 

 

Sanctuary is the first platform to provide online-reading for Māori Graphic Novels.

 

Sanctuary was created to visualise the tales shared to us by kaumātua (elders) and pass these on in a way that we felt would be compelling to others.  

 



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   Virtual Storytimes Aotearoa    

 

Listen and discover 500 of Ulverscroft’s exclusive audiobooks from bestselling authors like Ann Cleeves, James Patterson and Lee Child.

Fill in the registration form and sign up to access free e-audio books.

 

  Some virtual storytimes from New Zealand authors. Just scroll to the bottom of the page to see them all!   

 

















 

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