Due to school closures a lot of authors and groups are doing digital author visits, storytimes, drawing lessons, virtual field trips and more! Below are a few great ones that you might enjoy!
Students, be sure to check with a grown up before exploring online
Author/Illustrator Talks and Storytimes
- BTSB Authors Page- This website has links to storytimes from a lot of authors!
- Lowey Bundy Sichol- virtual author visits about her From an Idea series since she was not able to visit us in April as planned
- Jeff Mack was not able to visit us in February but sent this message including a lesson on how to draw a dog
- Vuthy "Woody" Kuon- Virtual author visits part 1 (the story behind the book), part 2 (reading the book), part 3 (drawing lesson)
- Daily Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems- new episodes posted at noon each weekday
- Drawing lessons and talks with Dav Pilkey (author of Captain Underpants and Dogman series!) starts Friday, April 3rd
- Kid Lit TV- stories read aloud, author interviews, and more
- Storyline Online- celebrities read picture books aloud
- Storytime from Space- astronauts read books from the International Space Station
- Draw Everyday with JJK (Jarrett J. Krosoczka)
- Learn at Home with Author/Illustrator Debbie Ohi- new drawing lessons, creative challenges, and activities added daily
- Peter H. Reynolds reads The Dot
- Oliver Jeffers reads a book a day!
- Harper Collins Storytime- read alouds of a variety of picture books (these are youtube so check with your parents first!)
- Renegades of the Middle Grades- authors (mostly chapter books) feature their favorite books, games, and more
- Authors Everywhere- authors read and talk about their books (this is a youtube channel so check with your parents first!)
If you create something fun and exciting while visiting one of these sites, please share with me! I'd love to see what you're up to! Grown ups can email me at Carrie.Rios@allenisd.org
Virtual Field Trips
This website has links to virtual field trips for museums, national parks, theme parks, zoos and more!