Welcome to Mr Grutzner's Library

This is a special library I have created for our youngest students who, I hope, share my love of reading. The carefully curated selection of books presents wonderful stories which are designed to uplift your spirits through messages of kindness, hope and optimism.

Please feel free to share these readings with your family and friends.

Where the authors have given copyright permission, the readings will be publicly available. Thank you to those generous people.

Note that these videos were created prior to social distancing measures being in place.

Philip Grutzner
Headmaster

Looking for Yesterday by Alison Jay.

One little boy tries to find his way back to yesterday – the best day ever – until he receives some sage advice from his Grandad.

Rose meets Mr Wintergarten by Bob Graham.

This is a wonderful award-winning story about kindness and finding friendship in unlikely places.

Thank you to Bob Graham for his very generous waiving of copyright to allow the sharing of his book with you.

Big Rain Coming by Katrina Germein

In the Australian outback one dry day follows another and everyone struggles to stay cool. When will the rain arrive?

Fabish: The Horse that Braved a Bushfire by Neridah McMullin. Illustrated by Andrew McLean.

This is a wonderful tale about a brave horse and his trainer who heroically tackle adversity with courage and determination.

Thank you to Neridah McMullin and Andrew McLean for their very generous waiving of copyright to allow the sharing of their book with you.

Story of the Little Mole by Werner Holzwarth

In this fun story, a mole is surprised that another animal has ‘done its business’ on his head and sets out to find the culprit.

The Gift by Michael Speechley

The house across the road from Rosie looks abandoned, but she knows someone lives there. Rosie decides to leave her mystery neighbour a gift, with surprising results.

Thank you to Michael Speechley for his very generous waiving of copyright to allow the sharing of his book with you.

The Spirit of Hope by Bob Graham

Find out how the happy Fairweather family successfully deals with some bad news.

Thank you to Bob Graham for his very generous waiving of copyright to allow the sharing of his book with you.

The Curious Garden by Peter Brown

When Liam finds a forgotten garden, he changes everything around him…

All The Lost Things By Kelly Canby

This is an uplifting tale about Olive who discovers some wonderful things in a hidden place in her city.

Thank you to Kelly Canby for her very generous waiving of copyright to allow the sharing of her book with you.