The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) plays host to National Simultaneous Storytime each year in May.Albion Primary School students and families have been taking part in this event annually since 2013, sharing the selected story and completing a range of activities. It is always a terrific morning filled with lots of fun!Previous books read during National Simultaneous Storytime at Albion have included:
2023 The Speedy Sloth by Rebecca Young & illustrated by Heath McKenzie.
2022 Family Tree by Josh Pyke & illustrated by Ronojoy Ghosh.
2021 Give Me Some Space by Phil Bunting
2020 Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas by Lucinda Gifford
2019 Alpacas with Maracas by Matt Cosgrove2018 Hickory Dickory Dash by Tony Wilson & illustrated by Laura Wood 2017 The Cow Tripped Over the Moon by Tony Wilson & illustrated by Laura Wood 2016 I Got This Hat by Jol and Kate Temple & illustrated by John Foye2015 The Brothers Quibble by Aaron Blabey2014 Too Many Elephants in this House by Ursula Dubosarsky & illustrated by Andrew Joyner2013 The Wrong Book by Nick BlandThe book chosen for 2023 was The Speedy Sloth by Rebecca Young & illustrated by Heath McKenzie.
On Wednesday the 24th May, families were invited to visit their children's classrooms and enjoy the book along
with more than two million people around Australia.