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Children Stuck! on Storytime reading

Local author Charlotte Calder entertained 80 children at Storytime during Children' Book Week with an animated reading of her new children's book Stuck! illustrated by Mark Jackson and published by Walker Books. The story is about a series of items that get stuck up a tree and of course the children wanted to know what happened next. They loudly called out Stuck as each item stayed up in the tree. Thank you to everyone for coming along.

Charlotte Calder to Launch Children's Book Stuck!

One warm and windy day, Charlie and his friends decide to fly a kite. It takes off and soars and swoops and plunges straight into a tree. The kite is stuck. One by one, Charlie's friends each try to free the kite with their toys all of which end up stuck in the tree along with the kite. Just when it looks as though everything is stuck forever, the cat loses its footing on a branch and sets off a chain reaction, sending their toys to the ground. But guess who is stuck now?”

Orange City Library together with Book City and Children's Medical Research Institute present
Charlotte Calder reading her new children's book Stuck! beautifully illustrated by Mark Jackson, published by Walker Books at Storytime 11am on
Tuesday 25 August at Orange City Library.

You can also meet Charlotte and help launch the book during Children's Book Week at the
Charlotte Calder Author Talk
Tuesday 25 August,
5.30pm for 6pm,
refreshments served at
Orange City Library, Byng Street, Orange.
Your $5 donation supports the Children's Medical Research Institute. Please RSVP to 6393 8132

Storytime in the news

Our own much loved “Storytime lady” Fiona has been snapped by The Central Western Daily photographer in full flight reading a story. Storytime is held at 11am on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during school terms for pre-school age children. Every week the theme for Storytime changes and this week Fiona has been reading about cars and trucks. There is a wealth of evidence to support the fact that children who are read to aloud on a regular basis when they are young, are readily able to learn to read once they start school. It's never too early to start reading to your child. Even babies love hearing nursery rhymes. There's no magic formula, no right way of reading and, no special rules. A book, a quiet place, you and your child – it's all you need!
See the Storytime news story here http://www.centralwesterndaily.com.au/news/local/news/general/storytime-as-popular-as-ever/1536570.aspx and check out the “storytelling” image series in today's newspaper.

Join in National Simultaneous Storytime

All together now – say Baa. Join in with thousands of people at more than 850 locations around Australia at 11am on Wednesday 27 May for a simultaneous read of Pete the Sheep written by Jackie French. It is a wonderful story of Shaun the shearer and his sheep Pete. Come along to Cowra, Manildra, Molong and Orange branches for the reading and craft time. Read more about it in the Central Western Daily: