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Watch Our Free Story!

 


***To watch in full-screen mode, click the triangular play button from the story on the HOME page, then use the arrow symbols in the bottom right corner to expand to full-screen***

Macca the Alpaca is small, kind and friendly. His days are easy and carefree until he accidentally bumps head-first into Harmer the llama. Harmer is big, unkind and never, ever friendly…Can little Macca find a way to teach Harmer a lesson he’ll never forget?

Macca the Alpaca tells the story of a sweet, small alpaca who takes on a big, bully llama (named Harmer!) in a David and Goliath tale that shows brains can triumph over brawn and the importance of kindness. With simple rhyming text and hilarious illustrations, kids will love this story from author/illustrator Matt Cosgrove.

Told delightfully by TV presenter Jimmy Rees, this funny story will give you the giggles and shares an important message about bullying.

If you enjoyed this story you will be delighted to know that Jimmy is just the tip of the iceberg. Our stories have been read by Justine Clarke, Nick Cave, Missy Higgins, Peter Hitchener, Andy Griffiths, Sally Rippin and many more. Join now to access a library of entertaining storytellers reading quality Australian books.

 

What is Story Box Library?


Story Box Library is a subscription based educational website, created for children to view stories by local authors and illustrators, being read aloud by fantastic, predominantly Australian and New Zealand, storytellers. It was born out of a need for children to experience and make personal connections with stories and voices.

Reading aloud to children, in particular by diverse and engaging storytellers, greatly improves language and literacy skills, especially in the early years of a child’s development. Sadly, studies show that many children are not read to frequently enough.

Story Box Library is committed to supporting and encouraging the practice of storytelling. It is intended for use as a complementary form of delivering the precious experience of being read aloud to, in order to improve children’s lives. We connect children with literature through the complementary medium of film providing a vibrant, interactive experience via a diverse range of everyday storytellers - sportspeople, musicians, grandparents, teenagers, comedians, actors, with varying accents and from different cultures - each sharing past and present book titles.

Use it as a bedtime tale, a facilitator for discussion in the classroom, or a read aloud model - the choice is yours. No matter what the reason for your visit to Story Box Library, we help get kids excited about reading, inspire their imaginations, and let them have fun with stories.

Find your ideal subscription here.