Wagga students joined classrooms across the country this morning in an annual campaign that aims to encourage young Australians to read.
Lutheran Primary School students read an Australian children's book Alpacas with Maracas as part of the National Simultaneous Storytime.
The children said they loved the pictures and following the story's journey.
"My favourite part was when Al and Mal bounced off the trampoline but missed it," one child said.
"My favourite part is when they went into the river with all the piranhas and they got bitten," another child said.
The book followed two friends and their journey of entering a talent show competition, which was written by Matt Cosgrove.
Year 2 teacher Emma Grant said it was a wonderful opportunity for all students to join in and celebrate their love of reading.
"We're really lucky at our school, all of our children come to school with really wonderful literacy skills that they've learnt at home," Ms Grant said.
"I think particularly for our school, it's about enjoying a story; it doesn't matter how old you are, or what grade you're in, all books are there to promote a love of reading and humour.
"I think it does that across from Kindergarten to year 6, because there were children today laughing along with year 6 students who probably wouldn't pick up a picture book when they're a bit older."
The event has reached its 19th year and promotes the value of reading and literacy using an Australian picture book that explores age-appropriate themes and addresses key learning areas of the curriculum from foundation to year 6.
Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes and bookshops.
Lutheran welcomes Robotics club to lunchtime activities
Lutheran Primary School has started a robotics club during Wednesday lunch time to promote STEM skills further for interested students.
The school's Parents and Friends Committee donated the equipment for the children, such as spheros and ozobots.
Year 6 student Ethan Whiting, 11, said he is enjoying being apart of this activity as he hopes to one day be an engineer or scientist.
"What I like about robots is the creativity involved and how you can experiment and change things as much as you like," Ethan said.
"I've learnt quite a lot about different types of robots, because I didn't know how you programmed the spheros."
Year 6 teacher Clare Duncan said this lunchtime activity promotes STEM in a fun exercise.
"We definitely want to bring STEM activities and this goes with the new science and technology syllabus," she said.
"We have 12 students and these children will go on to mentor other students next time and we will turn this into a mentor program."