If you haven’t checked out Story Box Library yet – it’s time you do!
Stories read aloud by your favorite authors
Story Box Library is an online database of children’s books read aloud by famous authors, musicians, comedians, sports people and actors. It mainly includes books written and illustrated by Australian and New Zealand storytellers such as Alison Lester, Aaron Blabey and Andy Griffiths.
An enhanced learning experience
Education students, teachers and families can all use Story Box Library. Not just a fun way to read aloud to children, you can use Story Box Library to:
improve language and literacy skills, especially in the early and primary school years
facilitate discussion in the classroom
use as a read aloud model
show the writing and illustrating process
hear authors and illustrators describe what inspires them to create your favorite stories
share stories at bedtime (or anytime!)
promote the value and fun of books.
Story Box Library will help children get excited about reading, inspire their imaginations and let them have fun with stories.
Celebrating National Simultaneous Storytime
National Simultaneous Storytime aims to promote the value of reading and literacy. Each year, an Australian picture book is read aloud at the same time, all over the country.
This year the book selected is Hickory Dickory Dash by Tony Wilson and Laura Wood. It will be read at 11am on Wednesday 23 May, 2018 in libraries, bookshops and schools around Australia.