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 has the theme of Myths, Magic and Mayhem.
National Share a Story Month 2021
This all-encompassing theme will allow groups and schools to celebrate legendary and mythical stories, stories steeped in magic as well as adventures full of mayhem. Resources will be available to groups very shortly and downloadable links will be made available as well.
Competitions will be launched and there are some wonderful prizes available to winners as well as Twitter giveaways to look forward to. More details about the competitions are available on the NSSM competitions page
We look forward too many of you joining in and sharing your stories this May. You can get in touch with us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We want to express our huge thanks to the publishers who have 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.