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The hole story and All monkeys love bananas

Enjoy another double Storytime as Neale and Scruffy read All monkeys love bananas by Sean Avery and The hole story by Kelly Canby. These authors are both WA locals and visitors of Subiaco Library.
Visit The hole story and All monkeys love bananas websites for some fun at home activities. 
Storytime will not resume in the library until further social distancing measures have been lifted, keep checking back here for more virtual Storytime videos.

A Sausage went for a walk and In The Lion 

Join Neale and Scruffy for another double Storytime this week. Neale reads the classic children's story A Sausage went for a walk by Ellisha Majid and Peter Kendall, followed by In the Lion written by Perth local James Foley. 

Download the free Teaching Notes from Fremantle Press for A Sausage went for a walk to delve further into this tale. And visit James Foley's website for downloadable Classroom Notes on In the Lion. 

Fantastic Daisy Artochoke and Cockatoos 

Enjoy a special Quentin Blake double in this week's Storytime with Neale and Scruffy. Visit Quentin Blake's website for some free colouring pages to do at home. 

The One-Stop Story Shop

Join Neale for another virtual Storytime, this time reading The One-Stop Story Shop by Tracey Corderoy.

National Simultaneous Storytime

Enjoy this very special virtual Storytime of the National Simultaneous Storytime book Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas by Lucinda Gifford, read by our very own Neale. This book has been read in schools and libraries around Australia at 11am on Wednesday 27 May. Now you can enjoy it any time you like! Download a free activity booklet to make your own diva tiara, enjoy some colouring pages and a crossword.

Giraffes Can't Dance

Join Neale for a special virtual Storytime as he reads Giraffes Can't Dance written by Giles Andreae and illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees. 

To keep the fun going at home, visit the Scholastic website to download a free activity pack including colouring sheets, a Gerald the Giraffe mask and a jungle maze. 

The Snail and the Whale 

Neale and Scruffy are back with another virtual Storytime. Enjoy The Snail and the Whale written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. 

Visit the Pan Macmillan website to download free activities for your at home Storytime session, including how to make an origami whale and a guide to drawing your own snail. 


Join Scruffy and Neale for a pet themed virtual Storytime. Neale reads Rover by Michael Rosen, the beloved author of We're Going on a Bear Hunt. 

Visit Michael Rosen's website to access lots of activities and listen to Michael read his classic Bear Hunt story for an added extra Storytime. 

The Wonky Donkey and The Giant Jam Sandwich 

Enjoy this special double headed Storytime with The Wonky Donkey by Craig Smith and The Giant Jam Sandwich by Janet Burroway and John Vernon Lord. 

Download the free activity sheet from The Little Big Book Club and create your own crazy donkey mask at home. While you're at it, why not make a jam sandwich for lunch!  

Magpie Learns a Lesson 

Neale is back at Subiaco Library hosting another fantastic virtual Storytime. Enjoy his reading of Magpie Learns a Lesson by Sally Morgan, accompanied by his trusty sidekick Scruffy. 


A house of her own 

Enjoy another special virtual Storytime by Neale and Scruffy. This time Neale reads A house of her own by Jenny Hughes with illustrations by Jonathan Bentley. 


Where is the green sheep?

Neale and Scruffy provide another fantastic virtual Storytime with a reading of the Mem Fox classic, Where is the green sheep?

Visit the Penguin publishing website for a free activity pack or head to Mem Fox's own website for some fun at home ideas.

Have you seen my giraffe? 

Neale and Scruffy are back with another virtual Storytime with this beautiful picture book by Michelle Robinson, Have you seen my giraffe?

Enjoy this story with lovely bright illustrations by Claire Powell. 

The Incredible Book Eating Boy 

Join Neale and Scruffy for virtual Storytime, this week they are reading The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers. 

Oliver Jeffers has lots of free activities available on his website to complete at home. 

Please Note: Subiaco Library does not condone the eating of books in any form, they are for reading not for dinner! 

Walter the Farting Dog

Scruffy and Neale are back with special guest Billy the old Rhymetime dog! Today they are reading Walter the Farting Dog by William Kotzwinkle and Glen Murray. 

Word of warning, this story is a bit on the nose! 

Visit the Scholastic website for more library approved potty humour literature.