SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
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Digital Directory of Online Book Readings

PREK-ELEMENTARY

 

A BOX OF BUTTERFLIES

Ages: 3-8

A Youtube video of Jo Rooks reading their picture book A BOX OF BUTTERFLIES.

Jo Rooks

 

A GIRL, A RACCOON, AND THE MIDNIGHT MOON Readings

Ages: 8-12 

Karen Romano Young reads from her middle grade fantasy, set in a library in New York City, with pictures by Jessixa Bagley, published by Chronicle Kids in 2020.

Karen Romano Young

 

A LIKKLE MISS LOU and MALAIKA’S COSTUME Readings & Lesson Plans

Ages: 4-8 

Nadia Hohn is reading their picture books MALAIKA’S COSTUME and A LIKKLE MISS LOU with craft and learning materials on March 24, 2020 at 11:00am. Please check out their website, Twitter, and Instagram for other remote learning opportunities.

Nadia Hohn 

 

A RACE AROUND THE WORLD: THE TRUE STORY OF NELLIE BLY AND ELIZABETH BISLAND

Grades: K-5

A read-aloud with a few ideas for projects kids can do at home. 

Caroline Starr Rose

 

A WISH IS A SEED Read-Along and Metaphor Activity 

Ages: 4-8 

Author Jessica Young reads her picture book A WISH IS A SEED and shares an activity on metaphors.

Jessica Young 

 

ASL Storytime with NITA’S FIRST SIGNS

Ages: 0-5 

Join Kathy MacMillan, author of NITA’S FIRST SIGNS, for a reading of the book in American Sign Language.

Kathy MacMillan 

 

Author-Illustrator Aidan Cassie Reads STERLING, BEST DOG EVER

Ages: 4-8 

Award-winning author-illustrator Aidan Cassie reads STERLING, BEST DOG EVER (FSG – Macmillan 2018), with the help of their doggo. Check out the website link for fun, printable activities.

Aidan Cassie

 

AJEET SINGH, THE INVINCIBLE LION

Ages: 2-8 

Author reading of AJEET SINGH, THE INVINCIBLE LION by Bhajneet Singh. 

Bhajneet Singh

 

Aloha is For Everyone 

Ages: 4-8 

Margo Sorenson’s will read their #diversity picture book ALOHA FOR CAROL ANN and use the questions on the sheet to interact on Skype with the young viewer.

Margo Sorenson

 

Alycat Storytime

Ages: 3-10

Join Author Aly and Alycat every THURSDAY at 10:30AM CST for a Facebook Live Storytime and 11:30AM CST for an Instagram Live Storytime of The Alycat Series! Also, Author Aly has given full permission for her Alycat books to be read aloud virtually and/or recorded (no strings attached).

Alysson Foti Bourque

 

AMERICAN AS PANEER PIE and Puns

Ages: 9-12

A reading of the first chapter of AMERICAN AS PANEER PIE (Aladdin/Simon and Schuster, 5/12/20) and a pun activity.

Supriya Kelkar

 

AMPHIBIAN ACROBATS

Ages: 5-12

Leslie Bulion will read and share the cool science and poetry behind two poems from their new collection AMPHIBIAN ACROBATS. See also “Fold a Jumping Amphibian Acrobat” video.

Leslie Bulion

 

Arthurian Legend/Comedy Short Story: SOMEBODY’S FAVORITE KNIGHT

Ages: 8-12 

Comedy/Fantasy short story SOMEBODY’S FAVORITE KNIGHT, plus study questions and creative/research/extension activities.

Jon Etter

 

Author Jackie Azúa Kramer – Read-Alouds and Fun Activities

Ages: 4-8 

Connect with Jackie for Read-Alouds, mazes, coloring pages, book trailers and craft.

Jackie Azúa Kramer

 

Author Read-Aloud from A TALE MAGNOLIOUS

Ages: 8-12 

Author Suzanne Nelson reads the first chapter of her middle grade novel, A TALE MAGNOLIOUS.

Suzanne Nelson

 

Author Videos

Ages: 5-12 

Shauna Holyoak’s author videos include a self-introduction, read-alouds, and a short tutorial on Building Creativity.

Shauna Holyoak

 

Bailey School Kids Secrets, Writing Together, and Read-Aloud

Ages: 1-4 

On Facebook Live, Debbie Dadey will be sharing secrets from the Adventures of the Bailey School Kids series, giving a tour of her office, writing a short story with visitor’s help, and reading aloud from GHOSTS DON’T EAT POTATO CHIPS. March 24-27 2:00 Eastern. 

Debbie Dadey

 

BAYOU SONG Poetry Prompts

Grades: PreK-5 

Margaret Simon reads BAYOU SONG poems from Bayou Teche, Louisiana inviting listeners to write a poem of their own.

Margaret Simon 

 

BEATRICE THE LITTLE CAMPER Read-Aloud Video on YouTube

Ages: 3-5 

This is a video reading of Lori Helke’s children’s book.

Lori Helke 

 

BE BRAVE, MY LOVE 

Ages: 2-8 

Author reading of BE BRAVE, MY LOVE by Bhajneet Singh. 

Bhajneet Singh

 

Be the Best Version of You: A Teacher’s Poem to Her Students

Grades: K-8 

A heart-felt poem written from a teacher to children, encouraging them to be the best version of themselves.

Sherry L. Hoffman

 

BIPOLAR BEAR for World Bipolar Day

Ages: 2-8 

Victoria M. Remmel will be reading their book BIPOLAR BEAR in honor of World Bipolar Day.

Victoria M. Remmel

 

Book Reading by Author Shannon Anderson

Ages: 5-8 

Enjoy the story MONSTER & DRAGON WRITE POEMS, read by Shannon Anderson.

Shannon Anderson 

 

Books to Inspire Gratefulness & Kindness 

Ages: 1-7 

As the author of inspirational children’s books, Diana Smith can do a reading of their books and chat on the benefits of gratitude and kindness for children, through reading and activities.

Diana Smith

 

BLUE CHICKEN Storytime & Art Projects

Ages: 3+

In the coming days, Deborah Freedman will be reading aloud some of their picturebooks, starting with BLUE CHICKEN. They will follow up the stories with demos of related art activities that kids can try at home. Read-alouds will be up for 24 hours, and other content up permanently.

Deborah Freedman

 

BUEN SHABAT, SHABBAT SHALOM: Words, Music, and Fun!

Grade: K

Round up the littles and join for a FB LIVE session with Author Sarah Aroeste Friday 3/20 at 11:30am EDT at Sarah Aroeste Music. She’ll be reading from her newest bilingual book and sharing some Ladino songs and fun. Post will be active until 6/30/20.

Sarah Aroeste

 

Carol Gordon Ekster Reads from Her Two Books 

Ages: 5-8

A “glogster” – cloud-based interactive learning platform – created around Carol Gordon Ekster’s books. Hear the author’s reading and download the accompanying language arts activities for students.

Carol Gordon Ekster

 

Carolyn Dee Flores Reads THE AMAZING WATERCOLOR FISH

Ages: 4-8 

Author-illustrator Carolyn Dee Flores Reads THE AMAZING WATERCOLOR FISH at the request of publisher Arte Publico for educational use.

Carolyn Dee Flores 

 

CEDRIC AND THE DRAGON Read-Aloud

Ages: 3-7 

Tune in to KidStoryTime to hear CEDRIC AND THE DRAGON read-aloud and download illustrator Nina Crittenden’s coloring page.

Elizabeth Raum 

 

Children’s Books by Adam Ford 

Ages: 3-10 

Adam Ford will read all of their books, with pictures, on YouTube.

Adam Ford 

 

Christine Evans Reads Her Picture Books, Plus Activities

Ages: 4-8 

Author, Christine Evans, reads her picture books aloud plus other learn-at-home resources.

Christine Evans

 

Color Wonder: Hooray for Spring!

Ages: 1-7 

Celebrate the colors of spring and join author/illustrator Chiêu Anh Urban for storytime and crafts.

Chiêu Anh Urban

 

COOKIESAURUS REX

Ages: 2-6 

Enjoy a reading of COOKIESAURUS REX with co-author Amy Fellner Dominy. Cookie-making ideas and links to an activity kit follow the reading.

Amy Fellner Dominy

 

COUNTING BIRDS: Reading and a Week of Videos and Activity Sheets

Grades: PreK-5 

5 STEAM videos based on nonfiction book COUNTING BIRDS. Subjects: Calling Owls, Art, Poetry, and Citizen Science each with activity worksheets.

Heidi E.Y. Stemple

 

Crafts & Storytimes

Ages: 4-6

LILY’S CAT MASK video storytime, plus craft activities and story time links.

Julie Fortenberry

 

DANIEL FINDS A POEM (PB)

Ages: 3-8

Read-along video with artist Micha Archer of DANIEL FINDS A POEM, with hand motions and discussion of my illustration technique.

Micha Archer

 

Diane Zahler Reads from THE MARVELWOOD MAGICIANS

Ages: 8-12 

In this video, Diane Zahler reads the first chapter of her middle-grade novel THE MARVELWOOD MAGICIANS and gives listeners a fun writing exercise linked to the story.

Diane Zahler

 

D.R.A.W. (Draw-Read-and-Write)

Ages: 4-8 

Picture Book Read-Aloud followed by drawing and writing activities. 

Katherine Fenn Thomas

 

Draw with Rémy

Ages: 6-12 

Drawing with Rémy is an interactive art source, where kids of all ages can explore their feelings through imagination during the current COVID-19 pandemic and share with one another. It is meant to be fun and creative.

Rémy Coutarel

 

Earth Day – Nature’s Friend Live Book Reading

Grades: K-2 

Teachers can schedule a live Zoom reading of picture book bio NATURE’S FRIEND: THE GWEN FROSTIC STORY with the author.

Lindsey McDivitt 

 

EMMA GETS BRACES! (PB)

Ages: 7-10

Join author Baron D. Hall as he reads from his picture book with a funny voice changer.

Baron D. Hall

 

ERNESTINE’S MILKY WAY (PB) and Storycatching

Ages: 4-7

Join Kerry Madden-Lunsford as she reads from her book ERNESTINE’S MILKY WAY.

Kerry Madden-Lunsford

 

Facebook LIVE Author Event

Ages: 8-12 

Author reading, sneak peek at upcoming Explorer Academy books, & giveaway!

Trudi Trueit

 

Family Storytime 

Grades: PreK-5 

Storytime with themes on St. Patrick’s Day, colors, luck, fear, bedtime, monsters, trying new things; stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, indoor/outdoor extension activities. 

A. Kidd

 

Fiction Fridays

Grades: 3-7

Weekly reading and author chat, posted on Fridays, for kids who love mystery, adventure, and suspense. Fiction tips, inside stories, and encouragement for young readers and writers. Find Heather Shumaker on Youtube. They will respond to kids questions!

Heather Shumaker

 

Figurative Language Book Reading

Grades: K-6

Andrea Moreau’s books, I MUSTACHE YOU TO READ WITH ME and I JUST WANT TO READ! were written using figurative language! Great introduction to figurative language or to use as support materials for ELA. Discussion questions, vocabulary, coloring sheets, and Common Core Standards on website. Videos to come!

Andrea Moreau

 

FIREFIGHTERS’ BUSY DAY

Grades: Prek-1

Join Maria Bostian as they read their latest picture book, FIREFIGHTERS’ BUSY DAY. A link to their YouTube Read Aloud and coloring sheets are on my blog. Maria is also available to video chat or Skype with readers.

Maria Bostian 

 

First-Ever Virginia Children’s Book Festival Facebook Live Fest, Day 1

Ages: 4-8 

Anne Marie Pace kicks off the First-Ever Virginia Children’s Book Festival Facebook Live Fest by talking about how she gets her ideas for her books; reading BUSY EYED DAY, A TEACHER FOR BEAR, and “Lemonade Afternoon”; and suggesting some activities that go along with the readings.

Anne Marie Pace 

 

GREENBEAN, TRUE BLUE FAMILY

Grades: K-4

This is a story of Greenbean, a girl who feels different from her family because she is adopted.

Elizabeth Blake

 

GREEN BEANS & TANGERINES (PB)

Ages: 4-8

Join author Tiffiny Mariano as they read from their first children’s book GREEN BEANS & TANGERINES.

Tiffiny Mariano

 

HAGGIS AND TANK UNLEASHED: All Paws on Deck Read-Along and Homophone Activity

Ages: 4-8 

Author Jessica Young reads her chapter book HAGGIS AND TANK UNLEASHED — All Paws on Deck and shares an activity on homophones.

Jessica Young 

 

HAGGIS AND TANK UNLEASHED: All Paws on Deck Read-Along and Treasure Hunt Activity

Ages: 4-8

Author Jessica Young reads her chapter book HAGGIS AND TANK UNLEASHED — All Paws on Deck and shares an activity on directional and locational words.

Jessica Young  

 

HAGGIS AND TANK UNLEASHED: Howl at the Moon Read-Along and Sound Words Activity

Ages: 4-8 

Author Jessica Young reads her chapter book HAGGIS AND TANK UNLEASHED — Howl at the Moon and shares an activity on sound words.

Jessica Young 

 

HEART FAIRY 

Ages: 3-6 

Heart Fairy loves you, no matter what. Teach children to connect to their hearts for a better functioning body/mind. (Heart Math)

Terri Sorg 

 

HEDY LAMARR’S DOUBLE LIFE Book Reading

Ages: 5-12 

Laurie reads her #Women In STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) picture book biography, HEDY LAMARR’S DOUBLE LIFE.

Laurie Wallmark

 

HENRY’S TOOLS 

Grades: K-5 

Henry has ADHD. He has a heart of gold but finds himself in trouble. See how Henry learns to feel good about learning, being a friend & believe in himself in Lisa Navarra’s children’s book series.

Lisa Navarra

 

HER OWN TWO FEET Read Aloud

Ages: 8-12 

In each video, Meredith Davis reads a chapter of HER OWN TWO FEET, shares thoughts, and offers activities/games/writing prompts.

Meredith Davis

 

Home School Workshops 

Ages: 7-12 

At a time when we miss our community connections, Rukhsana explores in depth her anthology about a diverse and positive community!

Rukhsana Khan

 

HOW IT’S MADE: MATZAH Online Reading and Discussion

Ages: 4-10

Allison Ofanansky reads and discusses their nonfiction book HOW IT’S MADE: MATZAH.

Allison Ofanansky

 

HOW TO CATCH A MERMAID (PB)

Ages: 5-9

HOW TO CATCH A MERMAID by Kristie Smith book reading with activities included.

Kristie Smith

 

HOW TO TRAP A LEPRECHAUN Read Aloud

Ages: 2-7 

Author Sue Fliess reads her book HOW TO TRAP A LEPRECHAUN. 

Sue Fliess

 

INDIANA BAMBOO and More!

Grades: 3-5 

A fifteen-minute creativity workshop and reading of Meira’s novel, INDIANA BAMBOO. 

Meira Rosenberg

 

INTERSTELLAR CINDERELLA Read-Aloud

Ages: 3-8 

Deborah Underwood reads her book INTERSTELLAR CINDERELLA and gives a mini-lesson in writing fractured fairy tales. 

Deborah Underwood 

 

Interviews with the Characters of ISASNORA SNORES

Ages: 8-12

Author, Carol L. Paur, will be interviewing the characters from her latest book, ISASNORA SNORES.

Carol L. Paur

 

John Rocco Reads: (PB)

Ages: 4-10

Join author John Rocco as they read from several of their picture books.

John Rocco

 

JUMA AND LITTLE SUNGURA

Ages: 3-8
JUMA AND LITTLE SUNGURA introduces Tanzania and the Swahili language. Juma finally gets his wished-for baby sister. Activities for homeschooling or classroom can be found for the Tanzania Juma Stories on the Barranca Press website.

Lisa Maria Burgess

 

Lima Lama Book Club

Ages: 9-12 

THE GHOST OF BATTLE RIDGE is fictional time travel during the American Revolution at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse 1781. 

Susan La Serna

 

Lisa Yee reads from BOBBY VS. GIRLS (ACCIDENTALLY)

Ages: 6+ 

Lisa Yee reads passages from BOBBY VS. GIRLS (ACCIDENTALLY) and talks about the book.

Lisa Yee

 

LITTLE BIG SISTER 

Grades: 2-4

LITTLE BIG SISTER is a 3rd grade-level realistic fiction novel focusing on autism awareness. Contact author Amy McCoy here for a Reader’s Guide to use with your students. The book is also being read one chapter per day by a 3rd-grade teacher here.   

Amy McCoy

 

Live Author Read-Along with Q&A

Ages: 5-8

Teachers can schedule a live Zoom meeting with the author of LION DANCER: ERNIE WAN’S CHINESE NEW YEAR with Q&A following.

Madeline Slovenz

 

Live Readings of GOOD DOG and OUR FARM 

Ages: 4-7

Author Maya Gottfried is available for live online readings of her two picture books GOOD DOG and OUR FARM. Please email the author via their website to learn more.

Maya Gottfried

 

MADE BY MAXINE (PB) 

Ages: 3-8

Author Ruth Spiro reads her picture book MADE BY MAXINE. Please email the author via their website for a PDF activity guide with fun ideas for home or school.

Ruth Spiro

 

MAKING FRIENDS ON PLAY DATES 

Ages: 3-7

Reading a fun book on playing nicely and then having the children give examples back.

Angela Drake 

 

Making Stuff Up

Ages: 3-8 

Reading portions of her books, Linda Marshall discusses where ideas originate.

Linda Elovitz Marshall

 

MAYBE GOD IS LIKE THAT TOO and MAYBE I CAN LOVE MY NEIGHBOR TOO

Ages: 3-7 

Jennifer Grant’s Maybe books are picture books that spark spiritual curiosity. They are spiritual (esp. MAYBE GOD IS LIKE THAT TOO), so best for Christian, Jewish, Muslim, or interfaith groups. MAYBE I CAN LOVE MY NEIGHBOR TOO has no overt religious content.

Jennifer Grant 

 

Meg Fleming Reads SOMETIMES RAIN for Kiddos!

Ages: 2-8 

Snug into a cozy spot on the couch and join author Meg Fleming reading SOMETIMES RAIN.

Meg Fleming

 

Metamorphosis Story Time: Create In Your Cocoon

Grades: PreK-5

Join Kris as they read one of their picture books and challenge children to write, rhyme, draw or create art every Friday, 10 am central time, starting March 20 through May 1.

Kris Abel-Helwig

 

MISSION MUMBAI: A Novel of Sacred Cows, Snakes, and Stolen Toilets

Grades: 4-6 

Middle grade adventure in India: Two friends, one deep alliance, the trip of a lifetime.

Mahtab Narsimhan

 

MONSTER PROBLEMS: Read by the Author

Ages: 8-12 

Installments read aloud, pictures drawn by kids shared. 

Jason R. Lady 

 

MOTHER OF MANY 

Ages: 2-8 

Pamela Tuck reads her book, MOTHER OF MANY, a modern twist to the infamous tale The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe.

Pamela Tuck 

 

MY MAMA EARTH Reading & Sing-Along (PB)

Ages: 0-8

Sing along and read MY MAMA EARTH, winner of the Moonbeam Gold Award for Best Picture Book. Text by Susan B. Katz, illustration by Melissa Launay, music and vocals by Julia Bordenaro Levin. Additional live readings with Susan B. Katz will be available on their Youtube channel here.

Susan B. Katz

 

Nina Crews Reads Aloud A GIRL LIKE ME

Ages: 5-10 

Nina Crews reads A GIRL LIKE ME. The book encourages readers to embrace their dreams. Video available until 6/30/20.

Nina Crews

 

ON A SNOW-MELTING DAY: Seeking Signs of Spring

Grades: PreK-5 

Author Buffy Silverman reads from her picture book, ON A SNOW-MELTING DAY, and shares some at-home science activities.

Buffy Silverman 

 

Online Book Readings 

Ages: 3-8 

With permission from Simon & Schuster, Debbie Ridpath Ohi is posting read-alouds of some of her picture books during school closures, including working with author Michael Ian Black to do a combo read-aloud and kids’ art activity. Titles so far include: I’M BORED, WHERE ARE MY BOOKS? and SAM & EVA (more will be added).

Debbie Ridpath Ohi

 

Operation Storytime 

Ages: 4-8 

Dorena will offer three engaging videos with a reading and discussion of her children’s picture books COLORFULL, THOUGHTFULL, and GRACEFULL. The videos will be posted on both the author’s socials and publisher’s B&H Kids socials using hashtag #operationstorytime.

Dorena Williamson

 

Panicky Polly YouTube Reading

Ages: 5-10 

Grandma Linda reads this inspiring illustrated children’s story about Panicky Polly. Polly panics about small everyday mishaps and learns a special technique for dealing with her stress. Especially good right now.

Linda S. Gunther

 

PETER AND THE WOLF 

Ages: 5-8

The story of PETER AND THE WOLF, with original illustrations, piano, and narration, in YouTube format. Follow Darcy on Instagram here for new posts and links.

Darcy Day Zoells

 

Picture Book Read-Alouds

Ages: 2-10 

Donna Marie Merritt will post videos of read-alouds for little ones. These videos may be used freely until children are back in school. They will also post on their author page here.

Donna Marie Merritt

 

Picture Book Readings & Behind-the-Scenes Author Videos

Grades: K-6

“How I Became An Author”, “Research & Writing a Book” & more videos by author Suzanne Slade available anytime.

Suzanne Slade

 

Picture Book Readings & Learn to Draw

Ages: 0-8 

Join Paulette Bogan as she reads her books and follow along to learn how to draw a penguin, a chicken, and more!

Paulette Bogan

 

PIG’S BIG ADVENTURE

Grades: K-4

A runaway pig finds himself in some unexpected situations during his long search for a place to call home.

Tina Mollie Fisher

 

PIPPA Storytime with Dimity Powell

Ages: 2-8

YouTube online reading of picture book, PIPPA by author, Dimity Powell. PIPPA is used in early primary curricula to support character discussions and story arc lessons. Teachers’ notes can be found here. Downloadable activities and worksheets here

Dimity Powell

 

PLAY THIS BOOK Read-Along 

Ages: 2-7 

Author Jessica Young reads part of her picture book PLAY THIS BOOK (with your help!).

Jessica Young 

 

PRAIRIE THIEF Read-Aloud

Ages: 4-12 

Melissa Wiley reads from her middle-grade novel THE PRAIRIE THEIF every day at 4pm EDT. Info on Melissa’s website. 

Melissa Wiley 

 

PRUDENCE THE PART-TIME COW (PB)

Grades: K-5

Discussion and activity guide about PRUDENCE THE PART-TIME COW and the engineering process. Coloring page available. Author Jody Jensen Shaffer will respond to student comments and questions via her website.

Jody Jensen Shaffer

 

Read Along With Alane Adams

Ages: 8-12

Read-along videos with chapter discussion and downloadable worksheets.

Alane Adams

 

Read Aloud

Grades: PreK-5 

Children’s author Giulietta reads her poems and books aloud for children.

Giulietta M. Spudich

 

Read-Aloud of HUSH THAT HULLABALOO!

Ages: 1-10 

Relax while Donna Marie Merritt reads to your wee ones. Och aye!

Donna Marie Merritt

 

Read-Aloud of TEENSY MEENSY MICE

Ages: 1-10 

Take a break while Donna Marie Merritt reads to your little ones.

Donna Marie Merritt 

 

Read Alouds with Debbie Rider 

Ages: 3-8 

Debbie Rider will read their books online and provide learning materials on their website. 

Debbie Rider

 

Reading 2+2 Virtual Storytime

Ages: 3-8 

Author shares 2 stories and 2 poems (2 originals and 2 favorites from her shelf).

Amy E Sklansky

 

Reading a Chapter a Day of CLEO’S BIG IDEAS: ONE THING LEADS TO ANOTHER

Ages: 3-5 (PB); 5-8 

Starting 3/20/20 at 4:00EST, Janice Milusich will read the picture book OFF GO THEIR ENGINES OFF GO THEIR LIGHTS then the following weekdays a chapter on CLEO’S BIG IDEAS: ONE THING LEADS TO ANOTHER. 

Janice Milusich

 

Reading BIG FLUFFY MEETS TINY CAT

Grades: PreK-5 

LB Lillibridge reads an unpublished story BIG FLUFFY MEETS TINY CAT.

LB Lillibridge

 

Reading DON’T LICK THE DOG and A CAT LIKE THAT

Ages: 3-8 

Author-illustrator Wendy Wahman reads her picture books on how to make friends with dogs and cats, DON’T LICK THE DOG and A CAT LIKE THAT. 

Wendy Wahman

 

Reading First Chapter of MILLICENT MIN, GIRL GENIUS

Ages: 8+

Winner of the first SCBWI Sid Fleischman Humor Award reads from Millicent MIN, GIRL GENIUS.

Lisa Yee 

 

Reading MALALA YOUSAFZAI: WARRIOR WITH WORDS

Ages: 8-12 

Read aloud with images from the book MALALA YOUSAFZAI: WARRIOR WITH WORDS.

Karen Leggett Abouraya 

 

Reading MONSTER & DRAGON WRITE POEMS

Ages: 4-8

April is National Poetry Month. Enjoy the poems Monster and Dragon come up with in this adorable story!

Shannon Anderson

 

Reading TEN LITTLE NIGHT STARS (With Coloring Pages!)

Ages: 1-4 

TEN LITTLE NIGHT STARS, bestselling, award-winning book, read by Deb Gruelle with offer of coloring pages. 

Deb Gruelle

 

Reading THE TRUE STORY OF ZIPPY CHIPPY

Ages: 4-8 

Illustrator Dave Szalay reads THE TRUE STORY OF ZIPPY CHIPPY, THE LITTLE HORSE THAT COULDN’T. 

Dave Szalay

 

Readings with Author Carol Gordon Ekster

Grades: PreK-5 

Storytime readings with activities for preschool and elementary students here

Carol Gordon Ekster 

 

RUN ZIGGY RUN

Ages: 4-8

Reading from Miriam Selma Reed’s bilingual picture book for kids RUN ZIGGY RUN in English. The story is also available in English/German and English/French. (English/Spanish available soon.)

Miriam Selma Reed

 

Sarah Lynne Reul Storytimes

Ages: 3-8 

Sarah Lynne Reul will be posting picture book storytime read-alouds with activities, starting with THE BREAKING NEWS.

Sarah Lynne Reul

 

SAVE THE EARTH Free Animated Audiobook Series

Ages: 4-8

Fully animated audiobooks for the “Save the Earth” series about conservation, the environment, and friendship!

Bethany Stahl

 

SHE SPOKE Storytime

Ages: 6-14 

Learn about some of the inspiring women in SHE SPOKE: 14 WOMEN WHO RAISED THEIR VOICES AND CHANGED THE WORLD with co-author Kathy MacMillan.

Kathy MacMillan

 

Skype Children’s Picture Book Readings 

Grades: K-2

Doug Snelson reads WHO’S GOT THE FACE and THE FABLE OF THE SNAKE NAMED SLIM.

Doug Snelson

 

SOMETHING ROTTEN: A FRESH LOOK AT ROADKILL

Grades: 3+

Author Heather L. Montgomery reads chapters from her recent nonfiction book.

Heather L. Montgomery

 

St. Patrick’s Day Storytime & Color

Grades: PreK-5

Storytime with themes on St. Patrick’s Day, colors, luck, fear, bedtime, monsters, trying new things; stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, indoor/outdoor extension activities. A. Kidd will also have content related to their book THE HEALING STAR, a middle grade light fantasy for grades 3-6.

A. Kidd

 

Stories by Sandy Barton

Ages: 5-10 

Read-aloud of 4 easy chapter books, one pre-reading lesson, and a “Show and Tell.” 

Sandy Barton

 

Storytime & Family Recipes

Ages: 5-10

Award-winning author Maxine Carlson, share storytime featuring The Huckleberry Hill Series or readings from her newest book, BELLA SOPHIA A MERMAID’S TALE. Each book features family-friendly recipes, for cooking in your home kitchen. Stories, Recipes, and Laughter at Huckleberry Hill! Virtually join us along the majestic Pacific Coastal town of Pebble Beach, California. Starting March 22, continuing every other Sunday. We’ll take a break to giggle together as we support literacy and imagination. Archives of storytimes/recipes will be listed by date (updated every other Sunday) at the home page of the author site. Children can share photos, pictures or write to Maxine at huckleberryhilladventure@gmail.com.

Maxine Carlson

 

Storytime with the Sisters 

Grades: PreK-5

The Sisters of Pauline Press will be reading their line of children’s books.

Terri DeGezelle Michels 

 

Story Time with Thunder and Luna

Ages: 2-7 

Bethanie Murguia is reading from her books each week, along with canine cohosts, Thunder and Luna.

Bethanie Murguia 

 

Storytime with Uncle Bruce

Grades: K-3 

Author Bruce Hale reads his seriously funny books, complete with hats and goofy voices.

Bruce Hale 

 

Sue Fliess Read-Aloud of FLASH AND GLEAM

Ages: 2-7 

Author Sue Fliess reads her picture book FLASH AND GLEAM Light In Our World. 

Sue Fliess

 

SUPER HAMMY Readings 

Grades: PreK-1 

Daily Post of a SUPER HAMMY book reading beginning March 23 (11 a.m. EST).

Oksanna Crawley

 

THE ADVENTURES OF SCUBA JACK and THE BRAVE LITTLE CRAB 

Ages: 3-8

THE BRAVE LITTLE CRAB is a children’s storybook for ages 3-8. Author Beth Costanzo will include the story, the activity book that goes with the story and also a video of the story. Links to the workbooks are available upon request.

Beth Costanzo

 

THE BIRDS’ BAKERY 

Ages: 4-8 

Reading of picture book, THE BIRDS’ BAKERY.

Tammy Brown Elkeles

 

THE CHAOS COURT 

Ages: 8-12

Every day at 1:00 PM EST, from March 20 to April 27, Jake Burnett will be reading a chapter of their new novel THE CHAOS COURT via video. 100% of the proceeds from the novel now till April 30 go to The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina to help feed kids who depend on school lunches as well as other vulnerable people during this difficult time.

Jake Burnett

 

THE CRAYON MAN (CRAYOLA CRAYONS) with Resources 

Ages: 6-9

Read-aloud story, educators’ Guide with resources, podcast interview, and coloring sheets. Explores STEM, art, inventors, history, creativity, true stories, and nature. Please contact the author for virtual Skype visits via their website.

Natascha Biebow

 

THE ENCHANTED SNOW GLOBE COLLECTION: RETURN TO CONEY ISLAND Read-Aloud 

Ages: 5-9 

Melissa will be reading their chapter book, THE ENCHANTED SNOW GLOBE COLLECTION: RETURN TO CONEY ISLAND, and providing related activities, enrichment, and fun!

Melissa Stoller

 

THE FIRST ADVENTURES OF THELMA THISTLE AND HER FRIENDS

Grades: PreK-6 

An early reader chapter book with colorful illustrations and vocabulary at the end of the book. 

Joyce Crawford

 

THE HEALING STAR (Fantasy Novel) 

Grades: 3-6 

Listen to the author read from an exciting chapter in the story. Try to predict what will happen next!

A. Kidd 

 

The Legend of Goshado: A Japanese Folktale

Grades: PreK-2 

Terri Karsten reads aloud her picture book retelling of a Namahage legend from Japan.

Terri Karsten 

 

The Story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (by Susan B. Katz, illustrated by Micah Player), Ch. 1 Read Aloud

Ages: 3-11 

Dressed as RBG, award-winning, bilingual author, Susan B. Katz reads the first chapter of her new book, THE STORY OF RUTH BADER GINSBURG aloud.

Susan B. Katz 

 

THE STUPENDOUSLY SPECTACULAR SPELLING BEE Reading

Ages: 7-12 

Author Deborah Abela reads from her middle grade novel, THE STUPENDOUSLY SPECTACULAR SPELLING BEE. 

Deborah Abela 

 

THE TOTAL ECLIPSE OF NESTOR LOPEZ First Chapter

Ages: 9-13 

Author Adrianna Cuevas will read from the first chapter of THE TOTAL ECLIPSE OF NESTOR LOPEZ. 

Adrianna Cuevas

 

The Tweeting Galah

Grades: 3-5 

Listen to author Kim Maslin as she shares some of her favorite short stories from The Tweeting Galah series.

Kim Maslin 

 

THE VISITOR FROM 4-D

Ages: 8-12

Author Deborah Hunt will be reading the first 2 chapters of their middle grade book THE VISITOR FROM 4-D. They will also share readings from their other books listed on Amazon.

Deborah Hunt

 

THE WORTHLESS PENNY Book Reading

Grades: PreK-2

If you need a feel-good story, you will enjoy reading The Worthless Penny. ☺

Greyson Masters

 

THEODORE THE TURKEY Book Activities 

Ages: 3-8 

Animal lovers listen live and read along as Author Allison F. Speer reads THEODORE THE TURKEY WHO FOUND A ZOO.

Allison F. Speer 

 

THINK SMART, BE FEARLESS: A BIOGRAPHY OF BILL GATES

Ages: 5-9 

In this video, author Sharon Mentyka reads her picture book biography THINK SMART, BE FEARLESS: A BIOGRAPHY OF BILL GATES and invites kid readers to submit questions.

Sharon Mentyka 

 

THROUGH LAYERED LIMESTONE: THE SECRETS UNDERGROUND

Ages: 6-10 

Discover how three very brave children found a secret hole in the ground and a surprise they never expected!

Tina Mollie Fisher

 

Tommy Bell, Bushranger Boy series Reading 

Ages: 6-11 

Daily reading, with illustrations, of a chapter of SHOOT-OUT AT THE ROCK, from the Tommy Bell, Bushranger Boy series.

Jane Smith 

 

True Stuff Tuesdays

Grades: PreK-3 

True Stuff Tuesdays is from your favorite nonfiction authors. LIVE on Instagram every Tuesday from 1-2 pm CST, April 7th-June.

Heather L. Montgomery

 

UNWRITTEN Read Aloud

Ages: 8-12

A daily reading of two chapters from Tara Gillboy’s middle grade fantasy UNWRITTEN, as well as occasional commentary on the writing process, starting March 23. The author will also answer questions about the book and their writing process on their Twitter page using the hashtag #unwrittenQ&A.

Tara Gillboy

 

Various Book Readings by Vicki Tashman 

Ages: 5-10

Vicki Tashman will read various books for grades first through fifth. 

Vicki Tashman

 

WARREN & DRAGON Storytime!

Grades: K-3

Ariel Berstein will be reading 1-2 chapters daily from their chapter book, WARREN & DRAGON.

Ariel Berstein

 

Weekly Live Readings of my Picture Books with Q&A (with Guest Author readings, too!)

Grades: PreK-3

Join Marcy Pusey on Tues/Wed/Friday at 11am PST / 2pm EST for a daily reading and author Q&A with myself and other authors!

Marcy Pusey

 

WHERE ARE YOU, PUFFLING? Reading

Ages: 2-6 

Join in and read WHERE ARE YOU, PUFFLING?

Gerry Daly

 

WHY NOT? Picture Book Reading & Resources 

Ages: 3-7 

Visit Amanda Huneke online as she reads “Why Not?” and provides links to home activities and online zoo resources.

Amanda Huneke 

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL

 

A Reading of MOTLEY EDUCATION: The Urd Saga, Chapter One

Ages: 8-13 

Listen along as the author reads the first chapter from MOTLEY EDUCATION, a fantasy-adventure middle grade novel w/ Norse Mythology elements. And ghosts!

S.A. Larsen

 

BACK FROM THE BRINK 

Ages: 10+

Take a look at STEM author Nancy Castaldo’s BACK FROM THE BRINK. Learn how people came together to recover the bald eagle population and what you can do to raise your own voice. See Nancy’s website to download the BACK FROM THE BRINK readers guide and others. In addition, check out her blog, Naturally Speaking, for ongoing STEM resources. Together we can all make a difference!

Nancy Castaldo

 

Book Club and Beyond

Ages: 10+

Corresponding via email, the author and book club participants will read and discuss BECAUSE OF KHALID together. Mini curriculum available with purchase of book.

Carolyn Armstrong

 

CAPTAIN SUPERLATIVE Read-Aloud

Ages: 9-13 

J.S. Puller shares the first couple pages of her novel, CAPTAIN SUPERLATIVE.

J.S. Puller

 

ELOIA BORN Series Readings & Mini-workshops

Ages: 11+

Britta Jensen, author of the ELOIA BORN series, is reading from ELOIA BORN, sharing writing prompts and mini-workshop lessons on her Youtube channel for teens wanting to keep their writing skills sharp to finish that novel or short story they’ve been working on! Britta will update content daily for teens and their parents to enjoy and to help provide supplementary materials for reading and writing while school is out.

Britta Jensen

 

Growing into Greatness 

Ages: 12+ 

Supporting parents, teachers and youth leaders with a free copy of Growing into Greatness Workbook/Journal and Online Book Reading.

Janet Autherine James

 

GWENDOLYN GRAY Read-Along

Ages: 11+ 

Reading aloud one chapter a day starting 3/23 on YouTube, with discussion lessons posted to a Google Drive. 

Brent Williamson

 

PLEASE RETURN TO: NORBERT M. FINKELSTEIN

Ages: 8+ 

Frank Morelli’s author YouTube channel contains virtual book talks for their young adult novel, NO SAD SONGS, and the first book in their middle grade series, PLEASE RETURN TO: NORBERT M. FINKELSTEIN. There is also an author Q&A and resources for language arts teachers. An additional book talk on Frank’s upcoming release, PLEASE RETURN TO: TOBY SOLANO, will be available April 1.

Frank Morelli

 

SOMEDAY IS NOW Read Aloud

Ages: 5+ 

Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich reads from SOMEDAY IS NOW: Clara Luper and the 1958 Oklahoma City Sit-Ins. 

Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich

 

THE CAPTAIN’S KID

Grades: 6-8 

50 episodes of THE CAPTAIN’S KID read-aloud on YouTube teen/tween rated G sci-fi content.

Liz Coley

 

THE INSIDE BATTLE First Chapter Read-Aloud

Ages: 12+ 

The author reads the first chapter from her latest book, THE INSIDE BATTLE, that released in March 2020!

Melanie Sumrow

 

THE RED WINTER (CB)

Ages: 11+

Author Henry H. Neff reads THE RED WINTER, the 5th and final book of The Tapestry. New chapters will be posted by 5pm EST beginning on Friday, March 20, 2020.

Henry H. Neff

 

THE RIDDLE OF PENNCROFT FARM

Ages: 10-14

Author read-aloud: excerpts/discussions of Dorothea Jensen’s Teachers’ Choice historical novel about the American Revolution, THE RIDDLE OF PENNCROFT FARM. 

Dorothea Jensen

 

Virtual Book Launch Party on FB Live and IG

Grades: 4-8 

Middle grade author, Frank Morelli, invites you to attend the virtual launch party for his latest book, PLEASE RETURN TO: TOBY SOLANO.

Frank Morelli 

 

Visiting Yesterday: Historical Fiction

Ages: 10-15 

Dorothea Jensen will read (both live and recorded) from her two historical novels about the American Revolution for kids and teens, THE RIDDLE OF PENNCROFT FARM, and A BUSS FROM LAFAYETTE. Schedule will be posted here, here, and here

Dorothea Jensen

HIGH SCHOOL

 

 

FIRST BREAK 

Ages: 13-18

Reading and discussion of FIRST BREAK, a YA contemporary deep dive into a first person narrative of a psychotic break. Looking into early symptoms of mental illness and alternating with discussion in subsequent videos. Videos will remain short (under 10 mins.) This will be a project that evolves collaboratively and incorporates other aspects of film that the author is producing with a team in response to Covid-19. This novel was written for reluctant readers and contains thorough questions and back matter which will be looked at as well. Begins 3/18/20. 

Jamie Weil

 

NO ENTRY (YA) 

Ages: 14+

NO ENTRY follows a 17-year-old heroine to South Africa’s Kruger National Park where she uncovers a murderous poaching ring. Author Gila Green will be reading from NO ENTRY daily starting March 18 and posting on YouTube along with information about elephant poaching and elephant extinction.

Gila Green

 

Skype Conversation About the Book: A MIGHTY CASE AGAINST WAR: What America Missed in U.S. History Class and What We (All) Can Do Now

Ages: 14+ 

Talk with the author via Skype about your ideas and reactions to her book A MIGHTY CASE AGAINST WAR (print, audio, or e-book).

Kathy Beckwith

ALL

 

Author Laura Renauld’s YouTube Channel

Ages: All 

Join Laura Renauld for storytime as she reads her picture books about woodland friends and Mister Rogers.

Laura Renauld

 

Author Read-Aloud from YOU’RE BACON ME CRAZY

Ages: All 

Middle grade author Suzanne Nelson reads the first chapter of her novel, YOU’RE BACON ME CRAZY.

Suzanne Nelson

 

Camilla Chester’s Daily Read

Daily reading of Camilla’s third novel, THIRTEENTH WISH. A new chapter every day.

Camilla Chester

 

Compassion: The Key to Understanding Mental and Physical Disabilities

Ages: 12-18

Author Linda Phillips will read from their two books, CRAZY and BEHIND THESE HANDS and discuss how compassion positively impacts students’ lives.

Linda Phillips

 

CONNECTED: AN AMERICAN HOMECOMING

Ages: 9+

A simple plot, where a young boy runs to his grandmother for help on a school assignment, turns into a more complicated story.

Kathy DeNicolo

 

Fairy Wings & Scrappy Things

Ages: All

Book reading and “scrap happy” art party hosted by Kelly Anne White, author of THE LEGEND OF THE FAIRY STONES.

Kelly Anne White

 

FLYING DEEP: Read-Aloud with Musical Accompaniment

Ages: All

A recording will be on Michelle’s YouTube channel and website.

Michelle Cusolito

 

Live Daily Read-Alouds with Tara Lazar 

Ages: All

Join author Tara Lazar as she reads from her books and share tips for writing and creativity.

Tara Lazar

 

MIRROR, MIRROR

Ages: All

Barbara Freeman read from her new book MIRROR, MIRROR.  

Barbara Freeman

 

Nature Inspired This Book

Ages: All 

A FISHING SURPRISE and GRAN, GRAN, GRANNY picture book read-alouds for kids to discover their own natural setting.

Rae McDonald

 

Nightly Read-Aloud, via Facebook Live

Ages: All 

Join Crescent Dragonwagon daily for an out-loud reading of a book by her or her mother, Charlotte Zolotow.

Crescent Dragonwagon 

 

ONE IF BY LAND, TWO IF BY SUBMARINE (A Time-Travel Adventure to the American Revolution)

Grades: 5-12

Visit the American Revolution in ONE IF BY LAND, TWO IF BY SUBMARINE (audio). YouTube, under Eileen Schnabel. March 25. 

Eileen Schnabel

 

Project Homebound Storytime

Ages: All 

Every day Brian reads a book that he wrote and/or illustrated.

Brian Biggs

 

Readings from SEE YOU IN THE COSMOS

Ages: All 

Jack Cheng will be posting video readings from his novel, SEE YOU IN THE COSMOS. 

Jack Cheng

 

SHE SPOKE: 14 WOMEN WHO RAISED THEIR VOICES AND CHANGED THE WORLD

Ages: 6+ 

Learn about trailblazing women such as Dr. Temple Grandin, Dolores Huerta, and Dr. Joanne Liu and hear recordings of their inspiring words.

Kathy MacMillan

 

Stay at Home Storytime 

Ages: All 

Join Sally Lloyd-Jones for storytime LIVE on Instagram every Thursday and Sunday, with some stories read in Spanish, too!

Sally Lloyd-Jones

 

THE DISAPPEARING ISLAND

Ages: All 

Corinne Demas reads her award-winning book THE DISAPPEARING ISLAND, illustrated by Ted Lewin. Visit Corinne’s website for background material and activities.

Corinne Demas

 

Video of Picture Book Theatre’s Puppet Show Production of THE LITTLEST MATRYOSHKA

Ages: All

A special release of the new video of THE LITTLEST MATRYOSHKA puppet show at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. A Picture Book Theatre production narrated by author Corinne Demas, with marionettes based on illustrations by Kathryn Brown. Includes a video about the behind-the-scenes process.

Corinne Demas 

 

Weekly Picture Book Storytime on IG & FB Live on Saturdays at 11am ET

Ages: All

Josh Funk will read one of his picture books, share behind-the-scene secrets, Q&A, sneak peeks, and more! Follow @joshfunkbooks on Instagram.

Josh Funk

 

Winging It with Erica S. Perl: Read-Alouds, Writing Prompts, and More! 

Ages: All 

Every Tuesday at 2 pm EST on Instagram live, join author Erica S. Perl (CHICKEN BUTT!, ALL THREE STOOGES, and more) for read-alouds of her picture and chapter books, plus writing prompts, Q&A, and more. Videos will also be posted on her YouTube channel and website.

Erica S. Perl