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Virtual books

This interactive book collection uses the latest page flip technology to deliver virtual books. You can zoom in on a page, listen to accompanying audio and discover detailed information.
Please note: not all virtual books include audio.

Technical requirements
Flash Player
These virtual books are designed to work best using Adobe Flash Player 8.0 or higher. If your computer does not have Adobe Flash Player installed you need to download and install the free Adobe Flash Player External Link to view the contents.

Screen resolution and browser version
The virtual books are best viewed in 1024 x 768 resolution via the settings on your computer and using Internet Explorer 7 or above.

Budburra Books

Budburra books

Budburra Books are designed to be a supportive teaching tool that allows multiple skills and strategies to be employed across a range of learning areas, including Indigenous perspectives. The books not only provide language and literary value - each book is a stand-alone, lovingly produced work of art. We hope that you enjoy them!

Charlie Pasta

Charlie Pasta story

Charlie Pasta cook master is a short highly illustrated chapter book about a boy called Charlie who dreams of being a chef. When a cooking competition comes to his small country town, he competes. This narrative tells of Charlie's adventures leading up to, during and after the competition. It is suitable for Year 3 students who are beginning to read chapter books.

Fairytale Books

Fairytale books

A collection of fairytales.

PCAP (Priority Country Area Program) books

PCAP books

These interactive digital books are part of a series of illustrated readers produced as part of a PCAP funded project. The simple text provides useful examples of recounts, procedural texts, simple narratives and traditional stories. Stories about animals and the environment provide insight into life in Far North Queensland.

Rosie and Wallace stories

Rosie and Wallace stories

There are 30 virtual books in this series. The books contain recounts and stories of Rosie the rosella and her best friend Wallace the wallaby.

The Rosie and Wallace books are also available in PDF format.

Queensland School Reader

Queensland School Reader

The Queensland School Readers are fondly remembered by many in the community. They were introduced into schools in 1915 after a long search for reading material appropriate to Queensland. This was the first time a set of readers was specifically written for Queensland school children.

Along with the skill and love of reading, the aim of the Readers was to encourage the development of good character. The content of the Readers consequently include a treasure trove of facts, moral tales, fables and poetry that reflect the values and concerns of the times in which they were written.

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Last reviewed
19 March 2013
Last updated
19 March 2013