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Story Island - An Adventure in Pictures


Come on a journey of imagination where you can touch the skin of a dragon, tickle a wombat’s furry tummy, discover secret trapdoors, and hide away in a reading pod.

Story Island brings together works from some of Australia’s favourite authors and illustrators in a delightful touring exhibition for children.

Picture books come alive, combining words, illustrations and play to let you share the magic of storytelling together.

Story Island: an adventure in pictures is a State Library Victoria travelling exhibition displaying items from the Scholastic Dromkeen Children's Literature Collection.

For children aged 0–8 years. Open during library hours.

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