Reading / Authors & Illustrators (remember that YouTube and Facebook links will not work on school devices under a student login)
JLG eBooks - Free eBook and audio book access from Junior Library Guild - https://jlg.ipublishcentral.com/bookshelf
Lunch Doodle - Mo Willems, author & illustrator of the Elephant & Piggie books and Pigeon books hosts a daily doodles! Mo Willems invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together. https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/
Kids Ask Authors - https://www.kidsaskauthors.com/ a weekly 5-10 minute podcast where children’s book author/illustrator Grace Lin and a guest author answer one question from a child reader. Most episodes will end with a book review, poem, short story or a joke by kids!
Spanish children’s stories – well-known children’s stories translated into Spanish and spoken by a native Spanish speaker. https://www.thespanishexperiment.com/stories
Audible Stories -Unlimited streaming of hundreds of titles for kids and families – free! Stories.Audible.com These are audiobooks, so no pictures to go with the story, but great stories, nevertheless!
Scholastic Learn at Home https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html
Time for Kids – free access to a library of four grade specific digital editions of TIME for Kids https://time.com/tfk-free/?fbclid=IwAR13NfmCfeoihAYT9QhRYFawQPDk2xrXI42nNS5X5hb8POPH0dV55wmDv74 (must be 18 or older to sign up)
The Very Hungry Caterpillar read aloud by author, Eric Carle (YouTube) https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=vkYmvxP0AJI&fbclid=IwAR1IzbJil62rK1d7uDFtMm0frnaOC19m9dmc6oS_s96LvKzFV6POyLj3tLw&app=desktop
Draw Every Day with JJK (children’s book author & illustrator) (YouTube) – Lunch Lady & Jedi Academy books https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8yhH7AHty8
Grace Lin reads aloud (YouTube) from Mulan: Before the Sword! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q29QV_T4de4 a prequel to the movie Disney is putting out. She also has a read aloud from our new BOB book, “Where the Mountain Meets the Moon”
My Weird School author Dan Gutman reads from one of his books here every weekday at 2pm east coast time, and he'll keep doing it until the kids go back to school! (on Facebook) https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Author/Dan-Gutman-60020139122/
Shelf Stuff – YouTube Channel - Calling all fans and fanatics of Harry Potter, Raina Telgemeier, Big Nate, Rick Riordan, Wimpy Kid, Dear Dumb Diary, Warriors and tons of other books—we want you to join our squad! Shelf Stuff is a brand-new spot where you’ll find the goods on these books and many more. Catch up with videos, games, how-tos, sneak peeks on new reads and chances to win free stuff. Brought to you by HarperCollins Publishers.
More YouTube author read alouds - https://www.katemessner.com/read-wonder-and-learn-favorite-authors-illustrators-share-resources-for-learning-anywhere-spring-2020/?fbclid=IwAR3H2lgvfdp1wyTwG-exbXthrpt_XmubD_XerM38OgAetYMFqkx8-V1Am4Y
Everywhere Book Fest (May 1 & 2) - https://everywherebookfest.com/ The Everywhere Book Fest is a virtual celebration of authors, books, and readers that brings the book festival experience to everyone! On May 1-2, the book festival will open its virtual doors and unveil two free full days of live and pre-recorded sessions with your favorite picture book, middle grade, and young adult authors.