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‘Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas’ to be read for National Simultaneous Storytime 2020

Lucinda Gifford’s forthcoming picture book Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas (Scholastic, October) has been chosen for the Australian Library and Information Association’s (ALIA) National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) 2020.

Marking 20 years of NSS, the 2020 event will take place on Wednesday, 27 May as part of Library and Information Week, which runs from 25–29 May.

Matt Cosgrove’s book Alpacas With Maracas (Koala Books) was chosen for the 2019 event, which was the largest to date, with over 1.1 million people participating across more than 11,000 locations. The 2019 event also included participants in New Zealand, Thailand, UK, Canada, Singapore, Vietnam and Hong Kong, and had 1 in 28 people in Australia reading simultaneously.

For more information about NSS, visit the ALIA website.


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