For Kids

  • Britannica: Read facts, articles and watch video on Antarctica
    For kids, for teens or for adults - Britannica has content suited to all reading levels. 

Antarctica kids eresources

  • Enjoy  the picture book Antarctica by Moira Court, read by Tiarna Chetcuti. 
    Moira Court brings the diversity of Antarctica to life in this gorgeous story, combining clever counting with lyrical prose and stunning artwork. Read by former Penguin Keeper at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, Tiarna Chetcuti.
  • There is also an Antarctic Ice Dig Activity video to inspire you and PDF instructions
  • Introducing Antarctica / by Anita Ganeri Where is Antarctica? Does anyone live there? Do any plants grow in Antarctica? This book answers these questions and more as it introduces young readers to the continent of Antarctica through age-appropriate maps, engaging photographs, and simple text. This eBook is available on-demand from Hoopla
  • Animals In Antarctica  by Julie Murray. (Part of the Animal Habitats series)
    This read-along eBook looks at the animals that call Antarctica home, like penguins and whales! This book is complete with great, colorful photographs and easy-to-read text with bolded glossary terms. Available on-demand from Hoopla


For Adults

Antarctica adults eresources

  • Antarctica: A Guide to the Wildlife by Tony Soper
    This the most practical guide to the flora and fauna available for those 'going south'. Celebrating the amazing and often unique species of this spectacular environment, the title features chapters on the region's famous whales and penguins, and also on lesser known species such as skuas and sheathbills, with full coverage of plumage and identification. It is available on-demand from Hoopla
  • Captain James Cook And The Search For Antarctica by James C. Hamilton.
    Two hundred and fifty years ago Captain James Cook, during his extraordinary voyages of navigation and maritime exploration, searched for Antarctica — the Unknown Southern Continent. During parts of his three voyages in the southern Pacific and Southern Oceans, Cook 'narrowed the options' for the location of Antarctica. This eBook offers the reader a fascinating insight into Cook the seaman and explorer, and is available on-demand from Hoopla
  • Antarctica / by Vangelis
    Antarctica is a soundtrack album by the Greek electronic composer Vangelis, released in 1983. It is the score of the 1983 Japanese film Antarctica ("Nankyoku Monogatari", lit. "South Pole Story") directed by Koreyoshi Kurahara, and was nominated by the Japan Academy for "Best Music Score". Available to stream from from Hoopla.
  • Life on the Ice: No One Goes to Antarctica Alone by Roff Smith
    An intimate view of life on ice: stories of people, places and procedures in the Great White South, available from Overdrive or on the Libby app.
  • Chasing the Light: A Novel of Antarctica by Jesse Blackadder
    Written by an Australian novelist, screenwriter and journalist, this is a fictional recounting of the little-known true story of the first woman to ever set foot on Antarctica, and her extraordinary fight to get there. Available from Indyreads