In Brisbane, we are fortunate to have access to alternative ways to read and engage with
books and stories over the holidays.
Brisbane City Council Libraries are a wonderful community resource. Take the opportunity
over this school holiday break to visit the library and apply for a library card. The library
card gives you access to an extraordinary range of resources including physical books,
audio books, e-books and movies. BCC Libraries also run school holiday programs. Go to
the ‘what’s on’ page, or follow this link to find out what is available in your area: Libraries:
As part of your BCC library subscription, you can access Story Box Library, where authors,
illustrators and other luminaries read quality Australian books. Included with these stories
are activities you can try at home. Go to Story Box Library
iPad Access: Students in Years 3-6 have accessed the SORA app on their school iPads.
Most have been successful in borrowing an e-book or audio book. If you have an iPad at
home, you can download the SORA app and choose ‘Brisbane Catholic Education’ as
Laptop Access: If you have access to a laptop or desktop computer, the app can be
accessed via the internet here. Choose ‘Brisbane Catholic Education’ as your ‘school’.
The Children’s Book Council of Australia short-listed titles for 2019 have been announced!
Follow the link below to view the selection of quality Australian literature, published in 2018.
The Book of the Year Award winners will be chosen from this selection, and form part of the
Book Week Celebrations later in the year. To view the shortlist, go to CBCA Website.Happy holiday reading!