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The Big List of Children's Book Writers Doing Virtual Author Activities

The Big List of Children's Book Writers Doing Virtual Author Activities
With kids at home and parents looking for educational activities, many of our favorite authors are offering online read-alouds and activities on social media. We’ve rounded up over 50 of the best virtual author activities below! Read-Alouds for Elementary School Kids These authors are offering read-alouds of their books and books by their favorite authors. Roda Ahmed The author will be doing read-alouds on Instagram Live of her book Mae Among the Stars. Diane Alber Reading one of her books each day on Facebook! Mac Barnett The author will be reading a book a day on Instagram Live. Helene Boudreau She is hosting DRAW ME MORE: a Read-Along/ Draw-Along activity on her website. Ben Clanton Author and illustrator of It Came in the Mail; Rot, the Cutest in the World; and upcoming Rot, the Bravest in the World. Julia Cook Julia Cook, bestselling children’s author, will be doing Monday and Friday readings on Facebook Live at 9:00 AM CST! Fabien Cousteau James Dean Julie Falatko Thelma Godin Monique Gray Smith

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Educational Resources We have compiled a variety of online activities and resources for families to use over the next few weeks while school is out. We are simply sharing sites and hope they will help. We have not had a chance to look through every page of every site, so if you find something concerning, let us know. We will do our best to keep this list updated. Please email us with your favorite educational sites.

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