National Share-a-Story Month

NSSM National Share-A-Story Month (NSSM) is an annual celebration of the power of storytelling and story sharing, providing a fantastic opportunity to fulfil the core aim of the FCBG of bringing children and stories together. Across the country Federation book groups and individuals run a whole host of events. Each year we are inspired by a specific theme and work with different organisations to provide people with resources and opportunities.

National Share a Story Month 2021 had the theme of Myths, Magic and Mayhem.


National Share a Story Month 2021

This all-encompassing theme allowed groups and schools to celebrate legendary and mythical stories, stories steeped in magic as well as adventures full of mayhem.  Resources and downloadable links are still available.

The competitions have all closed now.

We want to express our huge thanks to the publishers who generously supported this year’s NSSM, either with prizes, proof copies, tasters, bookmarks, postcards, posters or reading list suggestions. It has been a continually hard time for publishers and we really appreciate all they have done to support NSSM.

Andersen Press, Alana Max Books, Barrington Stoke, Bloomsbury, Book Island, Cicada, Chicken House, David Fickling Books, DK Books, Farshore, Faber, Firefly, Graffeg, Guppy Books, HarperCollins, Hachette, Knights Of, Little Tiger, Lion Hudson, Macmillan, Nosy Crow, Oxford University Press, Otter-Barry Books, Owlet Press, Pavilion, Quarto, Scholastic, Simon and Schuster, Sunbird Kids Books, Sweet Cherry, Scallywag Press, Tiny Owl, Troika, Usborne, Uclan, Walker, Zephyr/Head of Zeus


Our special book lists have been created with the help of our publishing partners.  All books are available to order from your favourite bookstore or supplier.  Three lists have been created, one for each facet of our theme this year!  There is a range of ages catered for and something for everyone to enjoy!

The following books and publishers have resources available. Just click on the title or publisher to access them. This will take you to the publisher’s website.

The Invasion of Crooked Oak

Noodle the Doodle

Rock Bottom

Vi Spy

Picklewitch and Jack

Too Much Stuff

The Broken Leg of Doom

Lottie Loves Nature

Hat Tricks

Mina Mistry

Sherlock Holmes

Little Tiger Books