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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.

Storybox Library app for iPad/iPhone or Android.

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.  


BorrowBox app for iPad/iPhone or Android.

OverDrive & Libby

The OverDrive app will be phased out in February 2022. Current users of the app will still be able to access the OverDrive collection, but from February 2022 the app will no longer be available. OverDrive will migrate current users of the OverDrive app to the Libby app. Reading lists and reserves will be retained.

If you are new to OverDrive, please download the Libby app.

Note: OverDrive is not compatible with Kindle eBook readers.

OverDrive for Kids
Libby app for OverDrive

OverDrive tutorial

Encyclopedias, dictionary and thesaurus

Britannica Online
Britannica Online tutorials

Lexico dictionary and thesaurus (powered by Oxford)

Films & TV

Kanopy Kids

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.

Explore Kanopy now
Kanopy app for iPad/iPhone or Android
Kanopy tutorial