National Share-a-Story Month

From Federation of Children's Book Groups

Resource type: Event

Price band: Free

Key stage: KS1, KS2, KS3

Region(s): All of UK

National Share-a-Story Month was set up by the Federation of Children’s Book Groups as an annual celebration of the power of stories. National Share-a-Story Month takes place through the month of May and has a different theme each year.

Supporting resources for National Share-a-Story Month are available on the FCBG website, including:

  • A themed booklist and suggestions for creative activities.
  • A themed competition open to children aged 5+.

About The Federation of Children’s Book Groups: The FCBG is an umbrella organisation that coordinates and supports the work of local Children’s Book Groups across the UK. As well as events for parents and children organised at a local level, the FCBG also organises the FCBG Children’s Book Award and other national events to help bring children and books together.

Further resources:

  • Sign up for one of the free online author events from Hay Festival’s Programme for Schools on 23rd and 24th May. Suitable for KS2 and KS3 pupils.
  • Visit our Access to Authors section to find more online author events and organisations that can help you arrange an author visit to your school.
  • Run a Readathon sponsored read as part of your National Share-a-Story Month and raise money to provide books for children in hospital as well as for your own library.
  • Get involved with this term’s Creative Campaign from the British Library.
  • Sign up for the Story Seekers, a free, fully-resourced oracy and creative literacy project from the National and Unicorn Theatres for primary-aged pupils based around finding, telling and sharing stories from around the globe.
  • Encourage young readers to post reviews of books they have read and recommend them to their peers on the Toppsta book review site.
  • Check out these ideas and activities to encourage reading for pleasure from the National Literacy Trust and the School Library Association.
  • Explore the latest Reading for Pleasure pedagogy and find examples of practice from teachers around the country on the OU Reading for Pleasure website.

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