The Big List of Children's Book Writers Doing Virtual Author Activities
There’s something magical about hearing authors bring their stories to life. Whether it’s an all-new literary adventure or a cherished tale, read-alouds are a wonderful way to foster a love for books in our homes and classrooms. Many of our favorite writers have created videos and activities on social media to be shared with kids all around the world. We’ve rounded up over 40 of the best virtual author activities below! (Just a heads up, WeAreTeachers may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. We only recommend items our team loves!) Virtual Author Activities and Read Alouds for Elementary School Kids These authors offer read alouds of their books or they read books by their favorite authors. 1. The author regularly shares read alouds of his books, including Jack Goes West and I Love You Like a Pig , on his Instagram profile. 2. This bestselling children’s author has a large collection of read aloud videos on her YouTube channel! 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.
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Home With Your Kids? Writers Want to Help
School closings are a drastic change for kids at this challenging time, and children’s authors — whose normal routines are also disrupted — are finding ways to reach their readers in different ways. Dozens of book festivals, tours and events have been canceled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, and some writers are turning to social media to engage with their fans, offering readings of their books, art classes and other activities to keep them entertained. Here’s what they’re doing. When Gene Luen Yang’s tour for his new graphic novel, “Dragon Hoops,” was canceled as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, “I felt disheartened and helpless,” he said.
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The Best Nonfiction Books for Toddlers
When you hear “informational books for toddlers,” do you picture a tiny human with a disproportionately giant encyclopedia perched on his or her lap? Don’t! Informational books for the very young are actually a thing, and the children’s publishing world is bursting with more enticing options each year. Including informational books in a toddler’s reading diet builds vocabulary and world knowledge.
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Written by Doreen Rappaport | Illustrated by | Photographs by | 3-5, 3-5 | 6-9, 6-9 | Biography, United States, Multiculturalism, In this biography, the information is easily digestible—it’s done in picture-book style. The author uses a unique narrative technique, using some of his most famous quotes, to tell the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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15 Broadway Plays and Musicals You Can Watch On Stage From Home
This article has been updated as of March 16, 2020. While it used to be a rare treat when a Broadway show was filmed live on stage, it’s becoming more and more common today—great news for Broadway fans. Now, if you can’t make it to New York City or just want to see a show you may have missed, there’s an ever-growing list of productions available to watch wherever you are. READ: 11 Musical TV Shows to Binge While Self-Quarantined During the Coronavirus Outbreak