Reading ideas

Below is a collection of reading and writing resources chosen for kids and teens by our library staff.

Noosa Library (15)

National Geographic Kids
Online version of the magazine that teaches kids about the environment, animals, science, history and culture, from 2009-present (3-month embargo).

Story Box Library

Videos of Australian children’s books read by professional actors. Library card login.

Treasure trove of free audio stories for kids, aimed at children aged around 8-11 years old

Listen and watch ebooks for kids online. Read a review. Write a book report and play games!

Who Next…?
When children ask: “Who can I read next?”, the answers are here.

Teen Reads

Inside a dog
For lists, competitions, writers in residence and all things bookish in Australia.

Resources and discussions about young adult (YA) fiction in Australia. 

Teen BookCloud
An online collection of ebooks, enhanced novels, graphic novels, videos and audio books, which offers students and adults of all reading levels access to an amazing range of content.

Fantastic Fiction
If you are trying to find a series, author or title, this is the best site.

Teen Writers

Express Media
Express Media provides support and development opportunities for young people in writing and media though blogs, magazines, employment opportunities and resources.


This site from Penguin Random House lets you share stories offers tips and, if you’re lucky, you might even get published.

Create your story and tell people what it’s really like to live outside of a major city in Australia. Your story can be created in any form of media: text, video, photography or audio.

QLD Writers Centre
For competitions, networking opportunities and resources.

Voices on the Coast
Annual literature festival that includes a writing competition for students.