Children & Young Adults
Activities and storytelling for children
Busythings is a wonderfully quirky online educational resource. Filled with funny characters and lively settings, children love to play their fun and educational games and activities. Busythings offers age-appropriate content for children aged 3 to 11. Use your City of Perth Library card number to access.
Story Box Library
Imagine the best stories being read aloud to you by Australia's favourite storytellers—well that's Story Box Library! Story Box Library gets kids excited about reading, inspires their imaginations and lets them have fun with stories, improving their language and literacy skills along the way. With an ever-growing number of stories suitable for preschool and primary aged children, enjoy storytime any time. To access Story Box Library, click the link below, select 'Library' then select 'City of Perth'. Enter your City of Perth Library card number and PIN.Story Box Library
Need help to log in to Story Box Library? Try watching this video.
eBooks, audiobooks, comics and graphic novels for children and young adults
Explore the City of Perth Library's vast collection of digital books, comics, graphic novels and audiobooks via our providers listed below. Different providers offer different titles, so browse them all for the full selection. If you're looking for a specific title or author, search the Library catalogue to see all of the formats available in our collection.
Libby by OverDrive
Encyclopedias, dictionary and thesaurus
Films & TV
Turn on Kids Mode in Hoopla to enable safe browsing for children up to 12 years old. Kids Mode limits the titles displayed to titles rated G or PG only. Follow these instructions to turn on Kids Mode.
Kanopy Kids offers a diverse range of educational and entertaining content suitable for children aged 2 to 8 years. Kanopy Kids includes family friendly movies, TV series and animation. To access Kanopy Kids, log in to your Kanopy account, then click 'Kids' in the top-right corner of your homepage. In the Kanopy mobile app, tap 'More' at the bottom of the screen, then 'Go to Kanopy Kids'. In the Kanopy Kids section, you'll only see content that's suitable for children, so children can browse freely. To set parental controls, follow the instructions on the screen once you have logged in.
KidSpeak via Transparent Language Online
Good Reading for Kids
Good Reading for Kids features author interviews, independent book reviews, sneak peeks inside books, extracts and podcasts about books for kids aged 0-11 years. You'll also find fun book-related activities and teachers' notes to download. Read online
Good Reading for Young AdultsGood Reading for Young Adults features author interviews, independent book reviews, student book reviews and short stories, sneak peeks inside books, extracts and podcasts about books for young adults aged 12+. Read online