National Simultaneous Storytime | Bowerbird Blues | 22 May 2024

 

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 24th 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.

NSS receives positive media coverage and generates a great deal of community interest. 2023 was their biggest and most successful NSS to date with over 2.3 million participants at over 59,000 locations.

How to Participate:

This year NSS takes place on Wednesday 22 May 2024 at 11am (SA time) and they would love it if you could join them to help break last year’s record attendance.  Everyone can join NSS, it doesn’t matter whether you are at home, a school, a public library or even a university library.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Bowerbird Blues by Aura Parker

Oh, how I love the sky….

And moving through

The marvellous BLUE

This picture book from Aura Parker stars a beautiful bowerbird on the search for BLUE! It’s a moving story of longing and connection, that unfolds as the bowerbird’s search sends him soaring across the sea, sky and city. He swoops and snatches vibrant treasures for his collection, and soon his bower—a mix of natural and unnatural objects—attracts something greater and more fulfilling than he could ever have imagined.

About the Author:

Aura Parker is an award-winning illustrator, writer and designer. Her picture books are joyful with a playful sense of humour, brimming with details to explore. Aura Parker’s storytelling though words and pictures inspires imagination, courage and confidence in young readers as well as a love, curiosity and passion for nature.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE BOWERBIRD BLUES

things to do in Adelaide for families


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

What:  National Simultaneous Storytime

When:    Wednesday 22 May 2024 

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

SUBSCRIBE

Want to get all the latest events and activities straight to your inbox?

Subscribe to our weekly email newsletter below to keep up to date with our latest posts and find out all the best events & activities for Adelaide families. Newsletters are only sent once a week, and you may sometimes get a special offer exclusively for our subscribers only!

 

You May Also Like:

Bluey house
the garfield movie

Tags: ,

No comments yet.

Feel free to leave us a comment

Back to Top
Top