Mel Maria students share National Simultaneous Storytime
22 June 2022
This year, Family Tree by author and singer-songwriter Josh Pyke and illustrator Ronojoy Ghosh was the selected book for the simultaneous storytime on 25 May.
Family Tree shows the beauty of life through the growth of a tree that begins with a seed. It celebrates the values of community, unity and Australian diversity.
“In the library we promote a love of reading. Children who read increase their vocabulary, learn about the world, feel empathy for others, and become critical thinkers. Books help children to be calm and centred in this busy world we live in.”
National Simultaneous Storytime supports the value of reading and literacy in a fun celebration of books. It also promotes storytime events at libraries and in communities around the country.