National Simultaneous Storytime | Give Me Some Space! | 19 May 2021

national simultaneous storytime

National Simultaneous Storytime 2021

National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA).

Every year, a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country.

Now in its 21st successful year, it is a colourful, vibrant, fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy, using an Australian children’s book that explores age-appropriate themes, and addresses key learning areas of the National Curriculum for Foundation to Year 6.

This year NSS is a little different from previous years as everyone will be joining in as Give me some space! is read from space.

How to Participate:

This year NSS takes place on Wednesday 19 May 2021 at 10:30am (Adelaide time) from the International Space Station and they would love it if you could join them by sharing Give Me Some Space written and illustrated by Philip Bunting.

Everyone can join NSS, it doesn’t matter whether you are at home, a school, a public library or even a university library. 


For those who register, on Monday 17 May 2021 you will be sent a variety of electronic downloads to support your NSS event. Please note, digital presentations of the book will only be available until Friday 21 May 2021.

About the Book:

give me some space

Una dreams of a life in Space. Life on Earth is just so so-so. But how will she get there? And will she complete her mission to discover life in Space? And did she remember to feed Neil the goldfish?

Written and Illustrated by Philip Bunting.


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For more information and all enquiries please visit the ALIA website.

What:  National Simultaneous Storytime

When:    Wednesday 19 May 2021 at 10:30am

Where:   Anywhere

Who:   Everyone

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

Image Source: ALIA website & Philip Bunting website


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