Share a Story

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Calendar concept © Jackie French. Calendar © ACLA.
Illustrations by Ann James. Design by Judy Watson.



Reading Changes Lives’ so ‘SHARE A STORY’ with Jackie French, the Australian Children’s Laureate, today!

‘There are a million ways to share a story,’ Jackie said. ‘To read to a child on your lap; to have a child read to you while you cook dinner; to read to the dog when it has to go to the vet to calm it (or you!) down; to join a storytelling session at your library. You can also tell your grandchildren what life was like when you were young over the phone or Skype or read to thousands of people via video conferencing.Stories tell us who we are. They teach us empathy so we understand who others are. They give us the power to imagine and create the future.’

Share a story about your Children's Librarian

How did they inspire you to read? What is special about your children's Library?

What kids would like at school

Sam  (5 and ¾) wants to work on his asteroid mining invention.

Emily wants kids to be able to choose and make parts of their own school uniforms, so every morning she and her friends could choose or make fantastic hats, decorated socks and choose from the costume library.

Send in your ‘story’ about how learning can be made more fun for kids

  1. Wendy Cowan from Ntaria School, Hermannsburg: "That's great - Ntaria School Middle School students are reading 'The Camel who Crossed Australia' as part of their integrated English / History / Art program in Term 3."

Send in your ‘story’ about organisations working to support reading for kids

Buk bilong Pikinini 
Indigenous Literacy Foundation
Kids Matter
Reading Out of Poverty
So Many Carrots (School of the Air, Port headland, WA)


Visit Jackie French's Share a Story Wikispace for more ideas of how to get involved!