Leigh Hobbs’ It's Your Story Calendar 2016

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The 'It's Your Story' Calendar is a fun project for everyone – children, parents, teachers, booksellers, publishers, librarians and more.

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

Print out the poster and use it in your classroom, library, bookshop, cafe, office or home. 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 have fun with stories.

‘It’s your story – so tell it!’

– Leigh Hobbs, Australian Children's Laureate 2016-17

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

  • Download a high resolution PDF of the It's Your Story 2016 calendar here.
  • 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 making a donation on our GIVE NOW page to help ensure the future of this important advocacy role for children’s literacy and well-being.

Illustrations by Leigh Hobbs. Design by Judy Watson. Calendar © ACLA.

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


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View book lists and activity ideas from previous months:

Look back at former Laureate Jackie French's Share A Story calendar from 2015 here.