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JUNE 14, 2023

Story Box Library: First Nations stories


Explore new releases from Story Box Library, including new First Nations' Stories, CBCA Book of the Year Awards shortlisted stories and more.

Explore new releases from Story Box Library, including new First Nations' Stories for NAIDOC Week (2-9 July) and beyond, CBCA Book of the Year Awards shortlisted stories, plus new additions to the Auslan Story Time series.


Shortlisted CBCA New Illustrator 2023 stories:



Read by Gunnai writer and multi-disciplinary artist Kirli Saunders, written by Duncan Smith and Nicole Godwin and with beautiful paintings by Jandamarra Cadd, We Are Australians celebrates all those who live on this land. What does it mean to be a citizen of Australia? 

Watch We Are Australians.


Read by actor Trystan Go (best known for playing Benjamin Law in 'The Family Law'), and from bestselling author Jane Godwin and emerging illustrator Sylvia Morris, comes a rich story that captures the game of hide-and-seek, and the joy of being found. 

Watch The Best Hiding Place.


Shortlisted CBCA Early Childhood 2023 stories:


Read by storyteller favourite Roby Favretto, written by Vikki Conley and illustrated by Max Hamilton, Where the Lyrebird Lives captures the beauty of the Australian rainforest and the magic of family time, in this lyrical story of intergenerational connection, habitat and adventure. 

Watch Where the Lyrebird Lives (release date: 14 June).


Read by award-winning actor and disability activist Chloe Hayden (who sits with a furry friend alongside!) Lionel and Me celebrates the power of friendship, showing readers how much love exists to go around. Written by Corinne Fenton and illustrated by Tracie Grimwood. 

Watch Lionel and Me (release date: 21 June).

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