Tales and Trails is an outdoor self guided reading experience designed to encourage literacy, learning and discovery for families exploring Ipswich City Council parks and locations of interest.  Each Trail showcases Stories for Little Queenslanders, a series of 12 children’s picture books created exclusively for First 5 Forever by 21 authors and illustrators with a connection to Queensland and published by the State Library of Queensland and funded by the Queensland Government.    Each Trail features a title in the series, with pages beautifully reproduced on large metal signs and spread along the nature walking trail, with the inclusion of braille for increased accessibility.  

Tales and Trails highlights Ipswich Libraries strong connection to the community with each trail incorporating outdoor learning and activities related to the book theme or location.  This initiative was developed by Ipswich libraries and supported by multiple partners including  Australian Geographic, Kids Alive, Mission Australia, Play Matters, Scouts Queensland, The Workshops Rail Museum, Nature Play, Ipswich Koala Protection Society,  Raising Children Network, Ipswich Nature Centre and Ipswich City Council. 

Tales and Trails
June 6, 2024 9:30 am
Out & About
Trail Launch and Kids’ Fun Day – The Cow That Swam Out to Sea

Free Library Fun and Activities for the Whole Family.

Join us as we launch our new Trail.

Ages 0-5 years. Free Drop in Event

Tales and Trails – About

Tales and Trails is an interactive outdoor reading experience developed in partnership with Nature Play Queensland.

Tales and Trails – Monthly Winners

 At the end of the Trail families can enter a monthly competition by scanning a QR code to win a monthly prize.  Monthly winners will be notified by email.     

Out & About
Tales and Trails – The Coloured Echidna

Discover The Coloured Echidna written and illustrated by Eunice Day as you follow the trail.

Out & About
Tales and Trails – Hotel for Bees

Discover Hotel for Bees written by Alison McLennan and illustrated by Erin Dunne as you follow the trail.

Out & About
Tales and Trails – In the Deep End

Discover In the Deep End written and illustrated by Charlie Thomson as you follow the trail.

Out & About
Tales and Trails – Is This Your Egg?

Discover Is This Your Egg? written by Ella Kris and illustrated by Emma Cracknell as you follow the trail.

Out & About
Tales and Trails – Koalas Like To …

Discover Koalas Like To … written by Shae Millward and illustrated by Brent Wilson as you follow the trail.

Out & About
Tales and Trails – The Little Queenslanders’ Alphabet Book

Discover The Little Queenslanders’ Alphabet Book written by Sally Scudamore and illustrated by Sophie Beer as you follow the trail.

Out & About
Tales and Trails – My People

Discover My People written by Billie-Jean Taylor and illustrated by Shaylah Dodd as you follow the trail.

Out & About
Tales and Trails – Once I Munched a Mango

Discover Once I Munched a Mango written by Samantha Wheeler and illustrated by Shannon Horsfall as you follow the trail.

Out & About
Tales and Trails – One Remarkable Reef

Discover One Remarkable Reef written by Kellie Byrnes and illustrated by Rachel Tribout as you follow the trail.

Activity Pack – Koalas Like To…

A printable early years learning activity pack to use at home with your child.

Activity Pack – Hotel for Bees

A printable early years learning activity pack to use at home with your child.

Activity Pack – The Coloured Echidna

A printable early years learning activity pack to use at home with your child.

Activity Pack – The Cow that Swam Out to Sea

A printable early years learning activity pack to use at home with your child.

Activity Pack – In The Deep End

A printable early years learning activity pack to use at home with your child.

Activity Pack – Is This Your Egg?

A printable early years learning activity pack to use at home with your child.

 

 

Activity Pack – The Little Queenslanders’ Alphabet Book

A printable early years learning activity pack to use at home with your child.

 

Activity Pack – My People

A printable early years learning activity pack to use at home with your child.

Activity Pack – Once I Munched A Mango

A printable early years learning activity pack to use at home with your child.

Activity Pack – One Remarkable Reef

A printable early years learning activity pack to use at home with your child.

Activity Pack – Up and Down on a Rainy Day

A printable early years learning activity pack to use at home with your child.

Activity Pack – Shoosh!

A printable early years learning activity pack to use at home with your child.

SIGN UP TO THE IPSWICH LIBRARIES NEWSLETTER


Search the Ipswich Libraries website or online catalogue