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‘Alpacas with Maracas’ to be read for 2019 National Simultaneous Storytime

Matt Cosgrove’s picture book Alpacas with Maracas (Koala Books) has been chosen for the Australian Library and Information Association’s (ALIA) National Simultaneous Storytime next year.

National Simultaneous Storytime will take place at 11am on 22 May 2019 as part of Library and Information Week, which runs from 20-24 May next year.

Tony Wilson and Laura Wood’s picture book Hickory Dickory Dash (Scholastic) was chosen for the 2018 event, which was the largest to date, with over 1,062,230 people participating at over 8255 locations.

Now in its 19th year, National Simultaneous Storytime brings together thousands of children across the country together to read the same picture book. Events will be held in libraries, schools, preschools, childcare centres, family homes and bookshops.

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