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MARCH 15, 2023

Story Box Library: Celebrating Connection, Belonging and more!


Discover new story releases on Story Box Library, celebrating diversity, inclusiveness and more.

In the lead up to Harmony Week during 20-26 March, Story Box Library has dedicated story collections for public libraries, parents and carers to watch with kids.

Connection, Culture, Events & Celebrations, Society & Culture.

Find March story releases:

  • Put on your passion. Flaunt your heart on your sleeve. You're a fashionista. Work it. Wear it. Believe. Fashionista is a gorgeous story for anyone who wants to embrace their individuality, from the award-winning author Maxine Beneba Clarke. Read by Paula Arundell.
  • For dreamers everywhere comes a relatable story about throwing the perfect birthday party…even when things don’t exactly go to plan. Polly’s Grand Party Plan is written by Jane Godwin, illustrated by Evie Barrow and read by Patrick Harvey.
  • As a second-generation migrant, 6-year-old Shreya’s life tilts between her life at home and the outside world. Searching for balance, Shreya asks questions about her culture. When Shreya finds herself lost in a crowd, it's the shimmer of Amma’s sari that leads her to finding pride in her difference. Amma’s Sari is a powerful reflection on connection with family, the acceptance of difference, and the celebration of cultural heritage. Written by Sandhya Parappukkaran, illustrated by Michelle Pereira and read by Leah Vandenberg.


Click here to download a suite of high-resolution storyteller images for promotional use at your library.

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

Further Reading:

Community and Literacy development at City of Ryde Libraries

Interview with Kelly Makepeace, Central Northern Library 

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