[aisle] Videos of Authors Reading Aloud

Debbie Handel handelde at u4sd.org
Tue Apr 7 11:09:19 CDT 2020

from IFT - terrific list - scroll down to "Books, Storytime, and other
including- https://www.weareteachers.com/virtual-author-activities/

An Amazing Collection of Favorite Authors/Illustrators Sharing Resources
selected by author, Kate Messner:

“Librarian Bookends” blog - List of “Live author Read-Alouds”

Daily updates for scheduled readings: https://lbookends.weebly.com/blog

Simola Live <https://www.stimolalive.com/> : Stimola Live is a website of
live stream events for kids, tweens, and teens by professional authors and
illustrators represented by Stimola Literary Studio. Events will be
streamed live from a variety of platforms and archived on the Stimola Live
YouTube Channel

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
<https://www.scbwi.org/scbwi-connects-book-readings/> has published a page
with links to authors reading their own work.

Kid Lit TV <https://kidlit.tv/>offers a read-aloud corner with authors
reading their own books. They also have a section called “Storymakers” with
author interviews. For Children’s Book Week, they published a section
called Creator Corner
<https://kidlit.tv/2019/04/celebrate-childrens-book-week/>, where they have
authors explaining their creative process.

Scheduled programming for live read-alouds by authors: (website created by
Paige Bentley-Flannery, Community Librarian, Deschutes Public Library

“Children Authors Read Aloud and Other Facetime Events

More authors and illustrators are sharing their work online:


   From School Library Journal:

“Kid Lit Authors Step Up to Help Educators, Students, and Parents


   Kwame Alexander <http://athomewithkwame.com/> is sharing on his website.

   Jarrett J. Krosoczka <https://www.youtube.com/studiojjk> Draw Every Day
   with JJK -  Free art, cartooning, and writing lessons every weekday at 2
   pm—and archived for later viewing from NY Times-bestselling
   author/illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka.

   Grace Lin <https://www.youtube.com/user/gracepacy> is sharing on her
   YouTube channel. An award-winning and NY Times bestselling
   author/illustrator of picture books, early readers and middle grade novels.

   Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems
   <https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/>: Access the 15
   archived videos of Mo presenting a “doodle” hour.  Great way to get to
   know this Author/Illustrator.

Celebrities are also reading to children onlineReese Witherspoon, Jennifer
Garner, and Amy Adams are participating in @savewithstories,
initiative that invites celebrities to read children's books on Instagram
and Facebook. Donations go to Save the Children
<https://www.savethechildren.org/> and No Kid Hungry
charities that work to provide food and educational materials to families
in need.

On Tue, Apr 7, 2020 at 10:29 AM Holtz, Alan C. (BMS) via AISLE <
aisle at list.railslibraries.info> wrote:

> Good morning,
> Does anyone have a consolidated list of authors that have videotaped
> themselves reading their works? I am looking for some to post to Google
> Classrooms to get students excited about reading. I’m looking for something
> as passionate as how Jason Reynolds read from *Ghost* as a Nation Book
> Award Finalist in 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6l9-OBEaWs
> Hence, instead of reinventing the wheel, I figured I’d see what others have.
> Sincerely,
> Alan, Librarian serving Brooks Middle School
> "What a school thinks about its library is a measure of what it thinks
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Debbie Handel
Library Media Specialist
handelde at u4sd.org

Stratton Academy for the Arts
902 N. Randolph
Champaign, IL 61820
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