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National Simultaneous Storytime 2020


Monday, 22nd Jun 2020 — Wednesday, 30th Sep 2020

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'Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas' by Lucinda Gifford


Join us online for this year's National Simultaneous Storytime, featuring the fabulous book 'Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas' by Lucinda Gifford. 


Every year for National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes and many other places all around the country come together at the same time to read the same Australian picture book together. This is a fun and vibrant event that celebrates and promotes reading, literacy, and Australian authors and illustrators. Now in it's 20th year, NSS is organised by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA).


This year we have a range of activities that you can take part in for NSS:


Live Book Reading Wednesday 27 May 11am

Visit the NPSP Facebook page to join us on the day of NSS for the simultaneous book reading!


Storytime at Home

Watch a storytime video any time at home.

  •  'Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas' Storytime at Home video with Sally, recording available now.

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  • Visit our fantastic new resource Story Box Library, login using your library card, and watch Emma Watkins from The Wiggles read this fun book! From the 25th of May, author and illustrator Lucinda Gifford will also be here with a book reading.


Draw Your own Chicken Divas

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Other Activities

Lucinda Gifford, Scholastic and ALIA have put together heaps of fun activities for this year's NSS, including:


We're looking forward to sharing this fun book with you!