Did you know May is National-Share-A-Story-Month?

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Here at World Book Day we love sharing stories and we’re delighted to support National-Share-A-Story-Month – an annual celebration of the power and magic of storytelling. Organised by the Federation of Children’s Book Groups, it is a wonderful opportunity for families to share stories and books and to read and write together, something that is particularly important at this time. And even though we can’t be with friends and relatives at the moment, why not make their day by setting up an online story time or sending them a recording of you reading your favourite story?

Spending just 10 minutes a day reading and sharing stories with children can make a crucial difference to their future plus it’s a lovely thing to do! 

The Planet We Share – National Share a Story Month May 2020

This year, the theme for National-Share-A-Story-Month 2020 is The Planet We Share – embracing stories about our planet, its people, animals and environment.  You can find free resources here including mind maps, booklists, planet facts, teachers resources, and creative activities. There are also some brilliant competitions for children to take part in including the chance to win a visit to your school by the brilliant Amber Lee Dodd, author of The Thirteenth Home of Noah Bradley, as well as fabulous books from supporting publishers. Find out more and for inspiration, check out our list of brilliant books about the planet that we created recently for Earth Day.

Share A Story ideas and resources

Why not check out our bank of free Share A Story resources to help you join in including our Share A Story Reading Stars game, top tips for sharing stories, book review templates and Share A Story certificates?

Click here for the Top 100 Stories To Share as voted for by the nation

Diane Gaunt FCBG Chair said “Telling and reading stories together is such an important activity for families to engage in.  Normally, they have the support of schools and libraries, but this year they are having to do so much more alone. 

I love that this year’s theme ‘The Planet We Share’ gives an opportunity to travel (in our imaginations) beyond the bounds of our own homes and to celebrate – through highlighting some of the best stories available, old and new – that life on our planet is going on in all its miraculous ways.