The National Simultaneous Reading this year was on Wednesday 24th May, 2023. The NSS is a fun, online event promoting the value of reading and literacy. Schools, libraries and other institutions gather school-age children together to read the same picture book at the same time. A total of 2,357,960 people joined in from across Australia and New Zealand.
The story this year was “The Speedy Sloth” by Rebecca Young and Heath McKenzie. It was followed it up with a demonstration of how to draw a sloth.