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Are you looking for more resources to explore while you are home with the kids?

Check out some of these links for more storytimes, educational resources, virtual field trips, and more!

Digital Storytimes & Readings

Picture Books
Authors EverywhereWriting workshops, art demos, & read-alouds.
Brightly StorytimeStorytime videos.
Clavis PublishingStories read by authors.
Disney StorytimeStorytime with Disney stars
Fables BooksVirtual storytimes from our local bookstore. Thursday, 11 AM EST
Goodnight with DollyWeekly bedtime stories read by Dolly Parton.
KidLit TVRead-alouds, drawing/writing tutorials, podcasts, reading resources.
Mac Barnett Daily StorytimeReads one of his books daily at 3 PM EST on Instagram Live.
Mondays with Michelle ObamaStorytime with Michelle Obama, weekly on Mondays @ 12 PM EST
Oliver Jeffers Daily StorytimeReads one of his books daily at 2 PM EST on Instagram Live.
Peter H. ReynoldsReading his books on Facebook Live.
Save With StoriesFull length stories read by celebrities on Instagram.
Stories from HarperKidsFull stories from HarperKids.
Storyline OnlineStories read by celebrities.
Storytime from SpaceBooks read by astronauts from space.
Storytime with BillStories from Little, Brown Young Readers.
Middle Grade
Harry Potter at HomeStars from the Wizarding World reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
Kate Messner BlogVarious authors and illustrators share tips, techniques, and read excerpts from their books.
Magic Tree House Home AdventuresBased on a weekly theme, Mary Pope Osbourne answers submitted questions, shares downloadable crafts and activity packs, and reads from one of her books.
Ranger In Time Book ClubKate Messner reading Ranger In Time.
Who Would Win BooksJerry Pallotta reading his books.

Author Content

Authors EverywhereWriting workshops, art demos, & read-alouds.
Clavis PublishingStories read by authors.
Dav Pilkey at HomeDrawing tutorials from Dav Pilkey
Everywhere Book FestVirtual gathering of kidlit authors, illustrators, and books.
Kate Messner BlogVarious authors and illustrators share tips, techniques, and read excerpts from their books.
Live Online StreamsAuthor/Artist livestreams, tons of resources with activities.
Lunch Doodles with Mo WillemsMo Willems invites you into his studio (daily episodes).
Mac Barnett Daily StorytimeReads one of his books daily at 3 PM EST on Instagram Live.
Magic Tree House Home AdventuresBased on a weekly theme, Mary Pope Osbourne answers submitted questions, shares downloadable crafts and activity packs, and reads from one of her books.
Oliver Jeffers Daily StorytimeReads one of his books daily at 2 PM EST on Instagram Live.
Peter H. ReynoldsReading his books on Facebook Live.
Ranger In Time Book ClubKate Messner reading Ranger In Time.
Santat Online Survival School for the PandemicDan Santat survival guide for staying home.
Who Would Win BooksJerry Pallotta reading his books.

Educational Resources

Abdo Digital BookshelfNonfiction animal books, biographies, and STEAM topics for PreK – 8th grade.
Book ConnectionsReading resources organized by specific books.
BrightlyEducational resources for all ages.
Daily Home Science ExperimentsEasy science experiments to do from home.
Half-Priced BooksChildren’s learning activities and resources.
PBS LearningEducational videos, lessons, projects, and games.
Sesame StreetVideos, eBooks, and resources for parents and providers.
Stay Home with Candlewick PressFree eBook download of “Coronavirus: A Book for Children” as well as downloadable activities from beloved childrens book series.
TumbleBooksK-6 children’s ebook database.
TumbleMathK-6 math ebook database.
Unite for LiteracyEasy nonfiction books read aloud (multiple languages available).

eBooks/eAudiobooks

Abdo Digital BookshelfNonfiction animal books, biographies, and STEAM topics for PreK – 8th grade.
Audible StoriesTitles available for kids of all ages.
Audiobook CloudAll ages audiobook database.
Stay Home with Candlewick PressFree eBook download of “Coronavirus: A Book for Children” as well as downloadable activities from beloved childrens book series.
TumbleBooksK-6 children’s ebook database.
TumbleMathK-6 math ebook database.
Unite for LiteracyEasy nonfiction books read aloud (multiple languages available).

Art/Music/Podcasts

Authors EverywhereWriting workshops, art demos, & read-alouds.
Dav Pilkey at HomeDrawing tutorials from Dav Pilkey
Julie LibraryJulie Andrew’s podcast for kids, story time comes to life with sound, music, and activities.
KidLit TunesSongs based on kids books by Emily Arrow.
KidLit TVRead-alouds, drawing/writing tutorials, podcasts, reading resources.
Kids Ask AuthorsPodcast where authors answer kids’ questions.
Lunch Doodles with Mo WillemsMo Willems invites you into his studio (daily episodes).
Santat Online Survival School for the PandemicDan Santat survival guide for staying home.

More Lists of Resources/Digital Content/Virtual Field Trips

Cincinnati Zoo Livestream SafariDaily livestreams of animals at 3 PM EST.
Digital Escape RoomsBook/movie themed digital escape rooms.
Everywhere Book FestVirtual gathering of kidlit authors, illustrators, and books.
Home Base Virtual Book FestFrom themed costume contests, online Q&As, to trivia events, kids can enjoy interacting with authors in real time.
I Love LibrariesLinks to library-approved apps and games for kids.
Kids Activities BlogFull list of authors/illustrators with online story time.
Live Online StreamsAuthor/Artist livestreams, tons of resources with activities.
Read Together, Be TogetherList of digital events, reading tips, booklists, printables, and videos.
Virtual Field TripsZoos, museums, galleries, and more.
Virtual Recreation CenterGoshen Parks and Recreation Department has created an extensive list of virtual resources.