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Daily Lessons & Read-Alouds

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With your kids being out of school due to COVID-19 you may be looking for some fun and creative ways to keep them entertained. Here is a list of some of my favorite online daily lessons and read alouds provided by some of our favorite authors!

– Alex Harper, Youth Librarian


Daily Video Lessons

Emily Arrow – At Home with Emily Arrow  

Weekdays at 12pm CDT
YouTube sensation shares music, books and story time for kids.

Jarrett J. Krosoczka – Draw Every Day with JJK  

Weekdays at 1pm CDT
Author and illustrator shares a fun and simple drawing lesson each day.

Kelly Yang – Online Writing Classes

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 2pm CDT
The author of Front Desk teaches tweens and teens about plot and character development.

KidLit TV – Read Out Loud  

Enjoy story time with popular children’s literature authors.

KidLit TV – StoryMakers

An entertaining talk show highlighting bestselling kid lit authors and illustrators.

Mac Barnett – A Book A Day  

Weekdays at 2pm CDT
A popular children’s author reads his books aloud.

Mo Willems – Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems  

Weekdays at 12pm CDT
Watch Mo doodle and talk about his process.

Oliver Jeffers – #StayAtHomeStorytime

Weekdays at 12pm CDT
A popular children’s author reads his books aloud.

#OperationStorytime

Your favorite authors host story time on Instagram.

#SaveWithStories  

Various celebrities including Jennifer Garner and Amy Adams read books aloud on Instagram.


Author Read Alouds for Children

Oge Mora – Saturday
Kate Messner – The Brilliant Deep  
Carole Lindstrom – We Are Water Protectors  
Grace Lin – Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same!


Author Read Alouds for Tweens

Nikki Grimes – Words with Wings
Jason Reynolds – Ghost
K.A. Holt – House Arrest  
Chris Tebbetts – Stranded  
Jo Knowles – Where the Heart Is  


Favorite Read Alouds for Teens

Elizabeth Acevedo – The Poet X
Jason Reynolds – Long Way Down