e-Resources

National Geographic Virtual Library

national geographic

This collection brings together a complete archive of National Geographic Magazine, every page of every issue; from 1888 – current (one month embargo).  Along with the Magazine Archive; a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, images, maps and videos as well as National GeographicTraveler magazine from 2010 to the present make up the People Animals and the World (PAW) collection.  Click on the icon above to access these collections, using your Library Membership barcode number as the password.

national geographic kids

The final part of the National Geographic Virtual Library collection is comprised of the National Geographic Kids Magazine, from 2009-present (3-month embargo), along with a selection of National Geographic books, images and multimedia.  This collection can be accessed by clicking on the above icon and using your Library Membership barcode number as the password.


For Adults and Young Adults

Check out our recommended sites below to help you discover new authors, other works from your favourite authors or read reviews about that book that you're just not sure of....

While you're here, why not explore these social networking sites geared for book lovers. You can list your books onto their database, see what other people are reading, connect with like-minded readers, share opinions and join discussions.

Here are two to get you started:

   librarything          goodreads
       
       
And if you're curious to see which books are winnings awards, check out    

literaryawards 

Run by volunteers, you can browse 250+ Australian, American, British, Canadian, New Zealand and Irish book award winners, shortlists and author biographies.    
     
Who Next
 
  whonext

Who Next is designed as a tool to help parents, teachers and librarians in schools and public libraries to guide children who have already enjoyed stories by one writer to find other authors they will enjoy reading.

 Who Next...? lists 759 writers of children's fiction, and with each name suggests other authors who write in a similar way. The idea is that you look up one of your favourite children's authors, then try reading a book by one of the other authors suggested underneath. By moving from one entry to another children can expand the number of writers they enjoy.

 Who Next...? is arranged in four age groups: for children aged 5–7, 8–11, 12–14 and 14+ years, and also features:  
  • Listings by genre and theme
  • Key book titles and series of titles for each author
  • Graphic novels and titles for dyslexic or struggling readers
  • List of authors included who also write short stories NEW
  • Authors whose titles are sometimes available as Talking books and, new for this edition, ebooks
  • A list of prize-winning children's books
  • Books and websites for further exploration

Click to access online.

Who Else Writes Like...?

whoelsewriteslike

Who Else Writes Like is now available online and is designed to help anyone who enjoys reading fiction to expand the number of writers they read. It is designed to answer the perennial question "I've read all the books by my favourite authors, who shall I read next?"  Of course, no author writes exactly like another, but the selection of alternatives provided should help to narrow the choices from the hundreds of titles available.

 The aim of this website is to encourage readers to try the works of new authors and to open up to them the wealth of good reading that is available in their local public library and bookshop.


SpineOut  
 
spineout
 
 
is a new exciting online magazine for Young Adults, brought to you by the Good Reading team.

It’s a special place for Young Adults (YA’s) to express their ideas and thoughts and to share their creativity in words, art, film or music.  Young Adults are encouraged to be part of this new fun online resource by submitting reviews of newly published YA books that we provide, book trailers, poems, short stories, music lyrics, videos and art work.

SpineOut's aim is that Young Adults take this magazine on as their own, feeling free to express themselves in whichever form they wish, and then to experience the thrill of being published.

Click here to access the SpineOut magazine online. 

Animalia (Library Edition)
Animalia Icon

Animalia is an interactive digital resource focused on language and literacy for children and available free to Whitsunday Regional Library Members.

More than the classic picture book
This exciting and engaging product features every illustration of the classic picture book by Graeme Base in beautiful, zoomable detail. Children and families will still meet Diabolical Dragons, Armoured Armadillo and Crafty Crimson Cats of the published book but with even more ways to engage with the words and characters they love. Children progress through a range of levels as they gain expertise. All the activities focus on learning literacy and language. Memory games, quizzes, fun facts, things to find and other great challenges keep kids coming back for more.

Enjoy Animalia on your favourite device
Animalia (Library Edition) can be downloaded on four platforms:

  1. App Store
  2. Google Play
  3. Mac installer
  4. Windows setup

Access

  1. Download the app. Sign in using the code: slq123 (No need to sign in with your library number)
  2. Connect online to sign in, each time you open the app. Then use the app offline

Learn to use Animalia (Library Edition)
The printed guide provides the information you need to access and start using this fun and interactive digital resource.

FAQs

Do we still use real books?
Animalia complements and augments the printed book and takes the magic of the books into new and exciting areas of learning. The characters, themes, content, and hidden elements in Graeme Base's picture book Animalia is brought to life in Animalia (Library Edition).

Will this run on my computer?
Animalia (Library Edition) runs on laptop and desktop computers using Windows or Mac OS (including Microsoft Surface devices). The Base Factory does not support Chromebooks.

Will the program work on Tablets?
Yes. Animalia (Library Edition) runs on iOS and Android. This includes iPad, iPad Pro and iPad mini. The iPad models 2 and 3 can struggle to run some of the animations, and the application will run on iPhones, but the small screen size is not ideal and is not recommended.

Do I have to be online to use the resource?
You only need to be online to sign in and download the activities. Once the applications are loaded onto a device, you do not need to be online to complete activities.

Can I use this at home?
Yes. Animalia (Library Edition) is available to all public library members in Queensland anywhere at any time.

Is an interactive digital resource focused on language and literacy for children and available free to Whitsunday Regional Library Members

More than the classic picture book
This exciting and engaging product features every illustration of the classic picture book by Graeme Base in beautiful, zoomable detail. Children and families will still meet Diabolical Dragons, Armoured Armadillo and Crafty Crimson Cats of the published book but with even more ways to engage with the words and characters they love.   Children progress through a range of levels as they gain expertise. All the activities focus on learning literacy and language. Memory games, quizzes, fun facts, things to find and other great challenges keep kids coming back for more.

Enjoy Animalia on your favourite device
Animalia (Library Edition) can be downloaded on four platforms:

  1. App Store
  2. Google Play
  3. Mac installer
  4. Windows setup

Access

  1. Download the app. Sign in using the code: slq123 (No need to sign in with your library number)
  2. Connect online to sign in, each time you open the app. Then use the app offline

Learn to use Animalia (Library Edition)
The printed guide (see attached) provides the information you need to access and start using this fun and interactive digital resource.

FAQs

Do we still use real books?
Animalia complements and augments the printed book and takes the magic of the books into new and exciting areas of learning. The characters, themes, content, and hidden elements in Graeme Base's picture book Animalia  is brought to life in Animalia (Library Edition).

Will this run on my computer?
Animalia (Library Edition) runs on laptop and desktop computers using Windows or Mac OS (including  Microsoft Surface devices). The Base Factory does not support Chromebooks.

Will the program work on Tablets?
Yes. Animalia (Library Edition) runs on iOS and Android. This includes iPad, iPad Pro and iPad mini. The iPad  models 2 and 3 can struggle to run some of the animations, and the application will run on iPhones, but the small  screen size is not ideal and is not recommended.

Do I have to be online to use the resource?
You only need to be online to sign in and download the activities. Once the applications are loaded onto a device, you do not need to be online to complete activities.

Can I use this at home?
Yes. Animalia (Library Edition) is available to all public library members in Queensland anywhere at any time.


Is an interactive digital resource focused on language and literacy for children and available free to Whitsunday Regional Library Members

More than the classic picture book
This exciting and engaging product features every illustration of the classic picture book by Graeme Base in beautiful, zoomable detail. Children and families will still meet Diabolical Dragons, Armoured Armadillo and Crafty Crimson Cats of the published book but with even more ways to engage with the words and characters they love.   Children progress through a range of levels as they gain expertise. All the activities focus on learning literacy and language. Memory games, quizzes, fun facts, things to find and other great challenges keep kids coming back for more.

Enjoy Animalia on your favourite device
Animalia (Library Edition) can be downloaded on four platforms:

  1. App Store
  2. Google Play
  3. Mac installer
  4. Windows setup

Access

  1. Download the app. Sign in using the code: slq123 (No need to sign in with your library number)
  2. Connect online to sign in, each time you open the app. Then use the app offline

Learn to use Animalia (Library Edition)
The printed guide (see attached) provides the information you need to access and start using this fun and interactive digital resource.

FAQs

Do we still use real books?
Animalia complements and augments the printed book and takes the magic of the books into new and exciting areas of learning. The characters, themes, content, and hidden elements in Graeme Base's picture book Animalia  is brought to life in Animalia (Library Edition).

Will this run on my computer?
Animalia (Library Edition) runs on laptop and desktop computers using Windows or Mac OS (including  Microsoft Surface devices). The Base Factory does not support Chromebooks.

Will the program work on Tablets?
Yes. Animalia (Library Edition) runs on iOS and Android. This includes iPad, iPad Pro and iPad mini. The iPad  models 2 and 3 can struggle to run some of the animations, and the application will run on iPhones, but the small  screen size is not ideal and is not recommended.

Do I have to be online to use the resource?
You only need to be online to sign in and download the activities. Once the applications are loaded onto a device, you do not need to be online to complete activities.

Can I use this at home?
Yes. Animalia (Library Edition) is available to all public library members in Queensland anywhere at any time.


Is an interactive digital resource focused on language and literacy for children and available free to Whitsunday Regional Library Members

More than the classic picture book
This exciting and engaging product features every illustration of the classic picture book by Graeme Base in beautiful, zoomable detail. Children and families will still meet Diabolical Dragons, Armoured Armadillo and Crafty Crimson Cats of the published book but with even more ways to engage with the words and characters they love.   Children progress through a range of levels as they gain expertise. All the activities focus on learning literacy and language. Memory games, quizzes, fun facts, things to find and other great challenges keep kids coming back for more.

Enjoy Animalia on your favourite device
Animalia (Library Edition) can be downloaded on four platforms:

  1. App Store
  2. Google Play
  3. Mac installer
  4. Windows setup

Access

  1. Download the app. Sign in using the code: slq123 (No need to sign in with your library number)
  2. Connect online to sign in, each time you open the app. Then use the app offline

Learn to use Animalia (Library Edition)
The printed guide (see attached) provides the information you need to access and start using this fun and interactive digital resource.

FAQs

Do we still use real books?
Animalia complements and augments the printed book and takes the magic of the books into new and exciting areas of learning. The characters, themes, content, and hidden elements in Graeme Base's picture book Animalia  is brought to life in Animalia (Library Edition).

Will this run on my computer?
Animalia (Library Edition) runs on laptop and desktop computers using Windows or Mac OS (including  Microsoft Surface devices). The Base Factory does not support Chromebooks.

Will the program work on Tablets?
Yes. Animalia (Library Edition) runs on iOS and Android. This includes iPad, iPad Pro and iPad mini. The iPad  models 2 and 3 can struggle to run some of the animations, and the application will run on iPhones, but the small  screen size is not ideal and is not recommended.

Do I have to be online to use the resource?
You only need to be online to sign in and download the activities. Once the applications are loaded onto a device, you do not need to be online to complete activities.

Can I use this at home?
Yes. Animalia (Library Edition) is available to all public library members in Queensland anywhere at any time.


Is an interactive digital resource focused on language and literacy for children and available free to Whitsunday Regional Library Members

More than the classic picture book
This exciting and engaging product features every illustration of the classic picture book by Graeme Base in beautiful, zoomable detail. Children and families will still meet Diabolical Dragons, Armoured Armadillo and Crafty Crimson Cats of the published book but with even more ways to engage with the words and characters they love.   Children progress through a range of levels as they gain expertise. All the activities focus on learning literacy and language. Memory games, quizzes, fun facts, things to find and other great challenges keep kids coming back for more.

Enjoy Animalia on your favourite device
Animalia (Library Edition) can be downloaded on four platforms:

  1. App Store
  2. Google Play
  3. Mac installer
  4. Windows setup

Access

  1. Download the app. Sign in using the code: slq123 (No need to sign in with your library number)
  2. Connect online to sign in, each time you open the app. Then use the app offline

Learn to use Animalia (Library Edition)
The printed guide (see attached) provides the information you need to access and start using this fun and interactive digital resource.

FAQs

Do we still use real books?
Animalia complements and augments the printed book and takes the magic of the books into new and exciting areas of learning. The characters, themes, content, and hidden elements in Graeme Base's picture book Animalia  is brought to life in Animalia (Library Edition).

Will this run on my computer?
Animalia (Library Edition) runs on laptop and desktop computers using Windows or Mac OS (including  Microsoft Surface devices). The Base Factory does not support Chromebooks.

Will the program work on Tablets?
Yes. Animalia (Library Edition) runs on iOS and Android. This includes iPad, iPad Pro and iPad mini. The iPad  models 2 and 3 can struggle to run some of the animations, and the application will run on iPhones, but the small  screen size is not ideal and is not recommended.

Do I have to be online to use the resource?
You only need to be online to sign in and download the activities. Once the applications are loaded onto a device, you do not need to be online to complete activities.

Can I use this at home?
Yes. Animalia (Library Edition) is available to all public library members in Queensland anywhere at any time.


Is an interactive digital resource focused on language and literacy for children and available free to Whitsunday Regional Library Members

More than the classic picture book
This exciting and engaging product features every illustration of the classic picture book by Graeme Base in beautiful, zoomable detail. Children and families will still meet Diabolical Dragons, Armoured Armadillo and Crafty Crimson Cats of the published book but with even more ways to engage with the words and characters they love.   Children progress through a range of levels as they gain expertise. All the activities focus on learning literacy and language. Memory games, quizzes, fun facts, things to find and other great challenges keep kids coming back for more.

Enjoy Animalia on your favourite device
Animalia (Library Edition) can be downloaded on four platforms:

  1. App Store
  2. Google Play
  3. Mac installer
  4. Windows setup

Access

  1. Download the app. Sign in using the code: slq123 (No need to sign in with your library number)
  2. Connect online to sign in, each time you open the app. Then use the app offline

Learn to use Animalia (Library Edition)
The printed guide (see attached) provides the information you need to access and start using this fun and interactive digital resource.

FAQs

Do we still use real books?
Animalia complements and augments the printed book and takes the magic of the books into new and exciting areas of learning. The characters, themes, content, and hidden elements in Graeme Base's picture book Animalia  is brought to life in Animalia (Library Edition).

Will this run on my computer?
Animalia (Library Edition) runs on laptop and desktop computers using Windows or Mac OS (including  Microsoft Surface devices). The Base Factory does not support Chromebooks.

Will the program work on Tablets?
Yes. Animalia (Library Edition) runs on iOS and Android. This includes iPad, iPad Pro and iPad mini. The iPad  models 2 and 3 can struggle to run some of the animations, and the application will run on iPhones, but the small  screen size is not ideal and is not recommended.

Do I have to be online to use the resource?
You only need to be online to sign in and download the activities. Once the applications are loaded onto a device, you do not need to be online to complete activities.

Can I use this at home?
Yes. Animalia (Library Edition) is available to all public library members in Queensland anywhere at any time.


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