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Coding For Kids

Free games that enhance your child's coding skills.

Rainforest Coding

Rainforest Coding - This interactive adventure will introduce the programming language 'Scratch' to children from 5 years old.

The adventure takes place on the beautiful Echo Island, part of the Crystal Rainforest. Things suddenly turn very ugly for the scientists living on the island when it is attacked by hundreds of evil robots.

Can the children help Doctor Han find her way around the old temples, removing the robots in her way? Can they discover what is going on and who is behind the attacks? Will they be able to rescue the other scientist imprisoned by the robots?

How often can I use it?

There are no restrictions on usage.

Where can I use it?

This resource can be accessed inside and outside of the library.

What do I Need to Access it?

Library membership is not required.

Please note: This resource can only be accessed via an internet browser on a computer.

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Miscellaneous

PRC

The challenge encourages children and students to read a set number of books over the year and record their efforts online.

Since the challenge first began in 2005, more than 2.8 million students have read nearly 48 million books.

Literacy and numeracy skills lay the foundation for success in learning and in life. The challenge is a practical and fun way for children and students from birth to year 10 to build these life skills.

Bayside Library Service has colour coded the VPRC books for your convenience. Please note that the colour scheme used by us may differ from the colour scheme adopted by your school library.

The buttons below will take you to all of the books in the categories that we have at Bayside Library.

Early Childhood to Year 2

Years 3 and 4

Years 5 and 6

Years 7 and 8

Years 9 and 10

Year 10 Super Challenge
Super Challenge books are not dotted and are mostly in the adult collection.

Access Tumblebooks

TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBook Library takes existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book. You can read it, or have it read to you..

How often can I use it?

There are no restrictions on usage.

Where can I use it?

This resource can be accessed inside and outside of the library.

What do I Need to Access it?

Web or full library membership, and your Bayside Library card number.

Resource can be viewed on a mobile phone, tablet or computer.

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Read Birdie Stories

National Disaster Recovery storybooks - Children's Health Queensland - The Queensland government has released a series of e-storybooks to help children and families in the midst of natural disaster recovery.

Topics include: fire, cyclones, extreme heat, widespread illness, floods, drought and earthquakes.

They come translated in a range of community languages, including Arabic, Dari, Chinese, and more.

How often can I use it?

There are no restrictions on usage.

Where can I use it?

This resource can be accessed inside and outside of the library.

What do I Need to Access it?

Library membership is not required.

E-storybooks can be viewed on a mobile phone, tablet or computer.

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Access Story box library

Story Box Library - Imagine the best stories being read aloud to you by our favourite storytellers! Story Box Library gives you access to animated read-along story books, and games for young children, their parents and teachers.

How Many Can I Watch?

You have unlimited access to all available stories.

Where can I use it?

This resource can be accessed inside and outside of the library.

What do I Need to Access it?

Web or full library membership, and your Bayside Library card number.

Internet access to browse and watch stories.

Stories can be viewed on a mobile phone, tablet or computer.

Getting Started

1. Press the 'Access Story Box Library' button below.

2. Enter your Bayside Library card number.

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