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Audiobooks

We are excited to share a special collection of audiobooks in partnership with Bolinda BorrowBox.

Our audiobook collection offers an enticing invitation to enter different worlds, cultures and experiences. So plug in to your phone, laptop, ipad or desktop and enjoy this amazing collection.

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Mary Has the Best Pet

Written by: Sally Rippin

Narrated by: Gareth Prosser

Recommended for 7+

Welcome to the School of Monsters – the funniest, silliest and most accessible series from one of Australia’s bestselling and most-beloved children’s authors, Sally Rippin.

Mary Has the Best Pet

You shouldn’t bring a pet to school. But Mary’s pet is super cool! You're not supposed to bring your pet to the School of Monsters if you haven't fed them yet. But Mary loves her little pet! Surely it will be ok to sneak him inside her hat just for the morning.

Listen Here

You can listen to the full audiobook via the BorrowBox app or website. All you need to do is:

  • Join your local library. It’s free.

  • Download the BorrowBox app. Select your library and activate your account.

  • Search for this month’s feature title under audiobooks. Enjoy!

Sally's Spotlight
Tashi and the Baba Yaga

Written by: Anna Fienberg & Barbara Fienberg

Narrated by: Stig Wemyss

Recommended for 6+

A big storm rocks the village where Tashi lives. Tashi goes walking in the forest the next day and notices a house that wasn’t there before. His curiosity gets the better of him and Tashi goes inside where he is captured by the terrible Baba Yaga, who decides to make Boy-Baked-In-Pie! Will Tashi escape her evil clutches?

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About the Author

Anna Fienberg is the award-winning author of over forty books for all ages, including the ever-popular Tashi series, which has been translated into 16 languages and inspired an animated television series. Anna previously edited the children’s literary journal, School Magazine, where she read over a thousand books a year. She wrote plays and stories for the magazine before publishing her own work. Her novels and picture books have gone on to win many awards, including the CBCA Book of the Year Award, the Alan Marshall Award for Children’s Literature and the Aurealis Award for Best Children’s Short Fiction.

"Who doesn’t love listening to a story? The audiobook recreates the loving act of oral story telling - the warmth of company, the effortless drift into another world while safe in one’s own.

There’s a special delight for children in listening to audiobooks, due to the ease of following a story without having to confront any difficulty in reading. This is so important for inspiring a love of stories, and eventually the habit of reading stories, an activity that enriches our imagination, vocabulary, problem solving and creativity for all our lives."

Other books coming soon!

A new title will be announced each month in our dedicated audio book newsletter.

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How to Access your Free Audio Book

Bolinda is a world-leading audiobook and technology company. Entrepreneurial by nature, their mission is to serve the world and

inspire people to live their best lives through the power of storytelling. BorrowBox is a digital library experience that gives readers and listeners access to thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks for free, with nothing more than a quick download and the details on their library card.

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