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School Age and Pre-Teen

Library Collections

Bayside Library has a wide range of material for our junior readers! From first chapter books for newly independent readers in our Early Junior Fiction collection, to Graphic Novels, books for dyslexic readers as well as eBooks, talking books and streaming movies. 

Early Junior Fiction

Junior Graphic Novels

Dyslexic Friendly Books


Check out our new Kids Catalogue! This lets kids explore library collections with dedicated kid-safe searching.

Search the Kids Catalogue


Recommended for Kids!

Our Librarians know books! Let us help you find your next great read. Check out the Reading Lists that have been developed by our Children's Services Librarians, or answer a few quick questions about what you are interested in and we'll send you an email with a list of books selected just for you!

Junior Reading Lists

Request Personalized Picks

Who Next?

Victorian Premiers' Reading Challenge

The Victorian Premier's Reading Challenge is a great way to gain confidence reading. The Challenge encourages children from pre-school to year 10 to read a set number of books over the year and record their reading online.

The Premier's Reading Challenge runs from March until September each year.

Register For the Challenge!


To help you find great books to read, our Librarians have compiled these age appropriate lists. May of these titles are also available in our eLibrary.

The buttons below will take you to all of the books in the age categories that we have at Bayside Library. You will also find these books are easily identifiable in the library.



Get Reading with our eLibrary!

Overdrive is a terrific resource for finding best sellers, classics, and more, for all ages. Overdrive also has titles in many languages such as French, Chinese and Arabic. The app for Overdrive is called Libby and is available for free from app stores.

Browse Children's eBooks on Overdrive


BorrowBox provides an extensive library of eBooks and eAudiobooks for children with many Australian titles.

Browse Children's eBooks on BorrowBox


TumbleBooks offers animated, read-along picture books, and read-along chapter books for kids from preschool to middle-years.

Browse Children's eBooks on TumbleBooks


Hoopla has eBooks and eAudiobooks for all ages, but its real standout is that it offers comics and graphic novels from major publishers like DC, Marvel, Image and Dark Horse.

Browse Children's eBooks and Graphic Novels on Hoopla


Curiosity Collection!

Explore Coding and discover emerging technology with our Create Play Learn kits that you can borrow.


Rainforest Coding is an interactive adventure that will introduce you to the programming language 'Scratch'.

Explore Rainforest Coding


Swopbots is a platform and puzzle game that will teach you coding.

Explore Swopbots Coding


Learn and play with interactive STEAM experiences that you can borrow from the library. Our kits include Micro:Bit, Makey Makey, Spero SPRK and Lego Boost.

Browse the STEAM kits that you can borrow



LEGO BLAST at the Library!

Join us at the Library solve LEGO challenges!



School Support

Are you working on a project? Bayside Library Service has you covered with lots of free resources and information to help you with your schoolwork. To access all this great information, you will need a Library Cards. Your parent or guardian can sign you up

Get a Library Membership

Britannica For Kids is ideal if you are looking for an online encyclopedia. When you log in, you can pick whether you want to be connected to the primary school, middle or high school version of the encyclopedia.

Mango Languages is a great resource for if you are interested in learning a new language or improving their English skills, and there are over 70 languages to choose from. Note: If you are interested in language learning for young children, check out the Little Pim videos available on Kanopy.



Kanopy Kids. Stream free kids TV shows and movies on any device with Kanopy Kids! 

Hoopla. Share stories with your young children using Hoopla Kids eBooks.


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