Children's Laureate Story Calendar

The Stories Make Us calendar, created by Morris Gleitzman and illustrated by Andrew Weldon, is a fun project for everyone – children, parents, teachers, booksellers, librarians and more.

A different theme for every month to inspire your story adventures!

Download a high resolution PDF of the Stories Make Us 2018 calendar.

Print out the poster and use it in your home, classroom, library, bookshop, cafe or office. Interpret each monthly theme in any way you like. Let’s create, enjoy and share stories all through the year together – and encourage children to explore the world through stories.

"Young people need stories more than ever. Stories to delight, stories to beguile, stories to inspire, stories to move deeply. "

– Morris Gleitzman, Australian Children's Laureate 2018–19

Every month we post book lists, activity ideas and educational resources relevant to that month's theme on the Children's Laureate website.

  • Sign up to our newsletter to get these resources in your inbox every month.
  • Share the results of the monthly calendar themes on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #ChildrensLaureate.
  • For the use of this beautiful poster please consider donating via our GIVE NOW page to support the work of the Australian Children's Laureate.

Illustrations © Andrew Weldon. Calendar © ACLA.

Please only use the poster in context of the design below.