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Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas book cover

May 19, 2020

Join the virtual National Simultaneous Storytime

National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is 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 country. 

With the recent constraints due to COVID-19, NSS will look a little different this year. It’s going virtual, but it’s going to be just as fun. There are a number of ways to virtually engage – whether from your home, school or childcare facility.

NSS will be held at 11am on Wednesday 27 May. This year’s book is Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas.


There are many more ways you can participate! Here are alternatives recommended by ALIA:

Check out the following resources collated from to assist with your event.


Use these insightful resources to help scaffold literacy:


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