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Pyke’s ‘Family Tree’ selected for National Simultaneous Storytime 2022

Josh Pyke’s forthcoming book Family Tree (Scholastic) has been selected for the Australian Library and Information Association’s (ALIA) National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) 2022, which will be held on Wednesday, 25 May.

Illustrated by Ronojoy Ghosh, Family Tree is a ‘heartfelt celebration of family, community and the seasons of life to cherish and share’.

In its 22nd year, the NSS campaign encourages young children to read and enjoy books while also teaching them the value of literacy. Every year a picture book written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator is chosen to be read simultaneously around Australia, New Zealand and the world.

ALIA reported that this year’s campaign was the most successful, with over 1.98 million participants in more than 33,000 locations simultaneously reading Philip Bunting’s Give Me Some Space! (Scholastic).

For more information about NSS 2022, visit the ALIA website.


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