National Simultaneous Storytime

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National Simultaneous Storytime is an annual campaign put on by the Australian Library and Information Association. The campaign aims to encourage more young Australians to read and enjoy books. Now in its 16th successful year it is a colourful, vibrant and 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 Grades 1 to 6.


We are delighted to announce that the 2016 National Simultaneous Storytime book is:

I Got This Hat


I got this hat in China. I got this hat from a miner. I got this hat from a deep-sea diver. I got this hat from a racing-car driver... Hats. Only the headless dislike them. Everyone else loves wearing them! In this fun title we take a peek at the world around us through the playful medium of hats.


Written By: Jol and Kate Temple

Illustrated By: Jon Foye

Published By: ABC Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers



Head to the offical NSS webpage for everything you need to know about the event, including registration, merchandise and fun downloadable resources!

All over Australia
ALIA Advocacy Event
Wednesday 25 May 2016 (All day)
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