AISHK Primary students will be participating in the National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) event 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 world. Last year there were participants from New Zealand, Thailand, UK, Canada, Singapore, Vietnam and Hong Kong. The text selected for this year is ‘Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas’ written and illustrated by Lucinda Gifford, published by Scholastic Australia.
Date: Wednesday 27 May 2020 (Week 6)
Time: Live streaming from 9am HKT
Location: Online in your class.
NB: There may be some classes/online students unable to join at 9am, so the link will remain active until Friday 29th May. Mrs Atkins will share the link with teachers on Tuesday.
About the author
Lucinda Gifford is the author and illustrator of many well-loved books for kids. Her books include ‘The Cat Wants Custard’ series written by P Crumble (Notable, CBCA awards 2017 and 2018), the ‘Chook Doolan’ series by James Roy and ‘The Adventures of Princess Peony’ series by Nette Hilton. Her picture book ‘Dogasaurus’ was a Notable in the 2019 CBCA awards.
Last year there were over 1,138,889 participants, from over 11,554 locations. 2019 was the biggest and most successful year they have had in 20 years. 1 in 28 people in Australia read simultaneously. Learn more about the event here: https://www.alia.org.au/nss