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Have you just finished reading a dozen stories to your child and he still wants more? I know that feeling well. For those times when you need to get a few chores done, this website is for you (or your children!). I wanted a site where my children could be read to by an actual person, with no animation, in as natural a way as possible. I wanted to create the feel that my kids were not just watching another show on a screen (be it an iphone, television, ipad or computer), but instead, being read to by a real person, holding a real book, with real pages.

This collection of books are stories that my children adore, classics from the likes of Jackie French and Hazel Edwards. This site in no way replaces parents reading to their children, which is a precious experience for parent and child alike, but rather, it is another option at those times when something just needs to get done (like boiling pasta on the stove!). Sometimes my children are hard to direct into independent play (being 2 and 4 this is probably typical!) and this site offers an alternative to putting on another kids show. If your child particularly enjoys some of these stories, why not purchase them for their next birthday or Christmas! Stories are educational and absorbing for children. I hope you like this site as much as my children do! 

- Jasmine Berry

A little bit about me... I am an occupational therapist with experience working with children with a disability, individuals with mental health issues and older people with a disability. I have two very busy children and a very patient husband. If you visit me you may well find me in my gumboots gardening, or sitting on the couch reading to my children.

NOTE: Material contained on this site is protected by copyright and cannot be reproduced without permission from the applicable publisher. All stories are recorded and broadcast with permission.

 Acknowledgements & Thanks

1. To Jamie Druitt, my mentor, for your support, guidance, expertise and enthusiasm. Without your belief this website would never have become a reality - thank you for giving so freely of your time and knowledge and for helping me to believe in myself.

2. To Squall Le for the fabulous and creative website and for all of your out-of-hours help - what would I do without you!

3. To Tania McCartney - a huge thank you for wholeheartedly supporting Read To My Child from the beginning, and for opening doors I could never have opened on my own. I really cannot thank you enough.

Tania McCartney is an author of both children's and adult books. An experienced magazine writer and editor, she has written for many online sites and hardcopy magazines. She also founded Kids Book Review in 2009, one of the most respected children's literature sites on the web. An ACT Ambassador for the National Year of Reading 2012, Tania is passionate about literacy and has spent many years presenting and speaking to children and adults on reading, books and writing. Tania adores books, travel, photography and marshmallows. She lives in Canberra with her husband and two kids, in a paper house at the bottom of a book mountain.

4. To Matt Gray for the quality recordings - your attention to detail and editing skills are unparalleled, thank you!

5. And finally, a huge thank you to all the authors, illustrators and publishers who offered their amazing work to be showcased on this site; your stories are adored by my children and will now be enjoyed by many more. The love of books is a priceless gift to give to children, thank you for being a part of it.

Click here to choose a story for your child, and I will read it to them!

If you cannot find your favourite story in our list you can send us a request here.

This website is designed for children around the ages of 0 - 5. You can be confident that there is no inappropriate material presented. Some of the stories may be slightly scary for smaller children so watching them with your child on the first viewing may be helpful.