National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) at Brisbane Boys College was celebrated at 11am on Wednesday 24th May by all of the Junior School Boys. This years book was The Speedy Sloth by Rebecca Young. The message behind this book was celebrating all as winners even if we do not come first. We had a number of storytellers this year with our Head Master Mr Casson reading to the Prep boys in the library, Dr Leigh Hobart read to Year 1, Mrs Todd - Head of Junior school read to Grade 2, the School Captain Jamie Alexander read to Grade 3 and our Deputy School Captains Fergus Mills and Angus Seeto read to Years 4, 5 & 6 in college hall. Each presenter explained to the boys how important it is to read in order to become a good writer.
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. It is a colourful, vibrant, fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy, using an Australian children's book that explores age-appropriate themes, and addresses key learning areas of the National Curriculum for Foundation to Year 6.
By facilitating NSS we aim to:
Each year since 1945 the CBCA has brought children and books together across Australia through CBCA Book Week. During this time schools and public libraries spend one glorious week celebrating books and Australian children's authors and illustrators.
Saturday, 19 August to Friday, 25 August 2023
Theme: READ, GROW, INSPIRE
Note for Audio books
Samantha Wheeler fell in love with animals when, at the age of six, she received a tortoise. She went on to study agriculture, work with dairy farmers and teach science, until writing her first children’s book, inspired by koalas, in 2011. Her books, which include Smooch & Rose, Spud & Charli, Mister Cassowary, Wombat Warriors, Turtle Trackersand Everything I’ve Never Said, have been shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards, the Readings Children’s Book Prize, the Wilderness Society’s Environment Award for Children’s Literature and the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales Whitley Awards. Samantha hopes her books will encourage everyone to make a difference.
Our visiting author Samantha Wheeler visited us on the 24th and 25th of August.
Samantha was amazing and kept the boys very entertained from Prep through to Grade 6.
What a wonderful parade with the boys making such an effort with their costumes. Thank you to Mrs Muchall for being a wonderful MC and Ms Gresham for the sound and photography. It was also wonderful to have two boys from the BBC Mob do the Welcome to Country to start the event. Here are a few photos from the day.
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Alice in Wonderland used to be banned in parts of China. "bears, lions and other beasts cannot use a human language", said General Ho Chien in 1931. "To attribute to them such a power is an insult to the human race."
Norman Bridwell almost called his big red dog Tiny, but his wife suggested Clifford - the name of her childhood imaginary friend.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar was almost called A Week With Willi Worm.
Dr. Seuss said he expected to spend "a week or so" writing The Cat in the Hat. It ended up taking a year and a half.