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Storytime Live Streaming

This live-stream was recorded at the Storytime session held at State Library Victoria on Thursday 19 September, 2019. The program is proudly supported by Auslan interpreter. The video is available for 1 month. By attending Storytime on this day, patrons have consented to be photographed and/or recorded. If you have any concerns about this, please contact the Privacy Officer: privacy@slv.vic.gov.au

The next live streaming will commence on 17 October 2019 Thursday 10.30am

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2019 Storytime Live Streaming:

19 September 2019 Thurs 10.30am
Theme: The Jungle
Book: Giraffe on a Bicycle Text and Illustrations Copyright © 2016 Julia Woolf. First published 2016 by Macmillan Children's Books, and imprint of Pan Macmillan. All Rights Reserved.
Book: Walking Through the Jungle © 1993 by Julie Lacome. Text and illustration copyright © Julie Lacome 1993. First published 1993 by Walker Books Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
Songs: Download the song list (PDF, 328KB)
Craft activity: Download the craft activity info - Monkey Face! (PDF, 116KB)

17 October 2019 Thurs 10.30am Theme:TBA Book:TBA Songs:TBA
21 November 2019 Thurs 10.30am Theme:TBA Book:TBA Songs:TBA
19 December 2019 Thurs 10.30am Theme:TBA Book:TBA Songs:TBA

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Previous Streams

2019 Storytime Live Streaming:

16 August 2019 Fri 10.30am
Theme: Sailing!
Book: Who Sank the Boat by Pamela Allen. Copyright © Pamela Allen, 1982. Published by Penguin Group 1988. All rights reserved.
Book: A River by Marc Martin, Text/Illustrations copyright © Marc Martin 2015. Viking Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House. All rights reserved.
Songs: Download the song list (PDF, 89.6KB)
Craft activity: Download the craft activity info - Make a Boat that Rocks! (PDF, 228KB)

18 July 2019 Thurs 10.30am
Theme: In the water
Book: Splosh for the Billabong © 2015 by Ros Moriarty, illustrated by Balarinji. Text copyright © by Ros Moriarty. Illustrations copyright © by Balarinji. Yanyuwa translation of text copyright © by John Bradley. Published by Allen & Unwin 2015. All rights reserved.
Book: I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean! by Kevin Sherry, copyright © 2007 by Kevin Sherry. Used by permission of Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. All rights reserved.
Songs: Download the song list (PDF, 326KB)
Craft activity: Download the craft activity info - Make a Fish! (PDF, 96.3KB)

20 June 2019 Thurs 10.30am
Theme: Penguins
Book: If You Were a Penguin © 2009 by Wendell and Florence Minor. Text copyright © by Florence Minor. Illustrations copyright © by Wendell Minor. Published by HarperCollins Children's Books, a division of HarperCollins Publishers 2009. All Rights Reserved.
Songs: Download the song list (PDF, 298KB)
Craft activity: Download the craft activity info - Penguins! (PDF, 197KB)

22 May 2019 (National Simultaneous Storytime) Wed 10.50am
Theme: Music
Book: Alpacas with Maracas © 2018 by Matt Cosgrove. Text copyright © by Matt Cosgrove. Illustrations copyright © by Matt Cosgrove. Published by Scholastic Australia in 2018. All Rights Reserved.
Songs: Download the song list (PDF, 331KB)
Craft activity: Download the craft activity info - Shakers! (PDF, 54.6KB)

18 April 2019 Thurs 10.30am
Theme: Colours
Book: How the Crayons Saved the Rainbow © 2016 by Monica Sweeney and Feronia Parker Thomas. Copyright © text by Monica Sweeney 2016. Copyright © illustrations Feronia Parker Thomas 2016. Published by Sky Pony Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Book: Colour Me © 2017 by Ezekiel Kwaymullina and Moira Court. Copyright © text by Ezekiel Kwaymullina 2017. Copy © illustrations Moira Court 2017. Published by Freemantle Press. All Rights Reserved.
Songs: Download the song list (PDF, 308KB)
Craft activity: Download the craft activity info - RAINBOWS (PDF, 156KB)

21 March 2019 Thurs 10.30am
Theme: At the Market!
Book: Farmers' Market Day © 2013 by Shanda Trent and Jane Dippold. Copyright © text by Shanda Trent 2013. Copyright © illustrations Jane Dippold 2013. Published by Tiger Tales, an imprint of ME Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Songs: Download the song list (PDF, 319KB)
Craft activity: Download the craft activity info - What's on your shopping list? (PDF, 327KB)

21 February 2019 Thurs 10.30am
Theme: At the Beach!
Book: Magic Beach ©1990 by Alison Lester. Copyright © text and illustrations Alison Lester 1990. Published by Allen and Unwin. All Rights Reserved.
Book: The Carrum Sailing Club © 2011 by Claire Saxby and Christina Booth. Text copyright © Claire Saxby 2011. Illustrations copyright © Christina Booth 2011. Published by Windy Hollow Books. All Rights Reserved.
Songs: Download the song list (PDF, 287KB)
Craft activity: Download the craft activity info - Clam Shells (PDF, 214KB)

2018 Storytime Live Streaming:

All 2018 songlists and craft activity info can be download here: 2018.7z (zip, 4.64MB)

For more information about the Storytime Live streaming in 2018. Please go to Storytime Live Streaming 2018

2017 Storytime Live Streaming:

All 2017 songlists and craft activity info can be download here: 2017.7z (zip, 1.82MB)

For more information about the Storytime Live streaming in 2017. Please go to Storytime Live Streaming 2017


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