These have been written to be produced as picture books for children from 3 to 8 years old. In that format, the words would be accompanied by a series of illustrations. Here, however, they follow the format of this site – an audio file as the story is read aloud and a page of text for those who prefer the written word.
What is better than things? Perhaps Jaxx was about to find out …
or download Best Kind of Magic
8.46 mins / 8.4 MB
Marnie was having a grey day. Her Grandma knew. But her Grandma wondered …
or download Grey Day
6.15 mins / 6 MB
She had food, comfort and a world to watch. But those birds …
or download A Cat – Inside & Outside
5.31 mins / 5.3 MB
Tibo learnt to bide his time. And then one day he was the oldest and the biggest … and the first.
or download The First Flying Crocodile
5.00 mins / 2.4 MB
Sunshine, storms or a blustering breeze – they all bring something special to a day … but which weather do you like most of all?
or download Which Weather?
1:33 mins / 754 KB
Not sportspeople, not thrillseekers, not performers … but YOU. Once you know what ‘brave’ really is, you’ll see who should be proud of having the courage to give things a try.
or download Brave
2:31 mins / 1.2 MB
Poya had been travelling through the darkness for a long time. But sunshine and peace were almost within reach. It wouldn’t be long before …
or download Sola
2:42 mins / 1.3 MB
He’d heard about the duckling turning to a swan and the caterpillar to a butterfly – but what’s the future for a grub who’ll stay a grub …?
or download The Ugly Grubling
7:20 mins / 3.5 MB
What if … ?
or download What Do I Think?
2:10 mins / 1 MB
Mr Macaroon wasn’t part of anyone’s life but his own.
But he still had plenty to smile about.
or download A Quiet Man
4:06 mins / 2 MB
and, as a companion piece …
Mr Catsoulis wasn’t part of anyone’s life but his own.
But he was too angry and sad to have room for anyone
even if they’d wanted to come in.
or download A Cranky Man
5:42 mins / 2.7 MB
Eight animals are missing from the zoo … will they find them? And how exactly did they get out?
or download Over the Wall
1:54 mins / 900 KB
AND, to look at illustrations while you listen, click here
(or click the story icon for pictures and text)
His Own Rainbow
When Mica’s grandpa told him that he was special, he had something to carry with him when life didn’t seem so fair.
or download His Own Rainbow
2:43 mins / 1.2 MB
The Monster, the Witch and Me
What could be lurking in the night?
Imagine giving IT a fright!
or download The Monster the Witch and Me
5:40 mins / 2.6 MB
An Angel in the Puddle
His father left Darius with a great power – one that ensures that they are never truly apart.
or download An Angel in the Puddle
1:48 mins / 848 KB
The Princess and the People
The King and the Queen help their Princess to understand that the things that injure her don’t have to rule her life.
or download The Princess and the People
5:47 mins / 2.7 MB
Jem’s visit to the dentist looms. But perhaps his Mum knows how to make the time fly by. …
now only available as part of anthology,
‘100 Stories for Queensland’