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MARCH 2, 2021

March updates from Story Box Library

BY JAMES BENNETT


With international Harmony Day approaching on March 21, Story Box Library (SBL) is exploring what diversity and representation looks like through children’s literature and storytelling, and championing libraries promoting inclusion in their communities.

“Story Box Library was a ‘lifesaver’ for our teaching during lockdown, enabling students to engage with so many beautiful books,” University of Sydney early childhood program director and lecturer, Amanda Niland, said. “We have a high quality online resource to direct students to.” Read how universities are enhancing early childhood education using SBL.

The stories SBL will be sharing throughout March:

  • A hilarious tale of adventure and persistence, It’s a Long Way to the Shop is written and illustrated by Heidi McKinnon, and read by musician Dan Sultan. 
  • Wandering Star follows two friends on a journey of discovery and adventure. Written by Natalie Jane Prior, illustrated by Stephen Michael King, and read by Michelle Nye.
  • From esteemed Australian writer Maxine Beneba Clarke, When We Say Black Lives Matter is a powerful book exploring the origins of the Black Lives Matter movement.
  • From author Norman Jorgensen and illustrator James Foley, The Last Viking Returns is a story of inner strength and bravery.
  • Written and illustrated by students from the Spinifex Writing Camp and read by Tony Briggs, Hello, Hello is an intriguing story about a family walking through the shadowy bush at night.

With 24/7 access to a world of stories, it’s Storytime, Anytime!

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