Check out what some of your favorite authors and illustrators are doing now!
Join the author/illustrator of the Pigeon books as he doodles and draws his way through lunchtime!
Jason Reynolds is the "National Ambassador for Young People's Literature" for 2020-2021. Some of his books include As Brave As You, A Long Way Down, Look Both Ways, Miles Morales: Spider-Man, All American Boys, and Ghost. Since Jason can't travel around the country and meet students right now, he's bringing his program online. Check out the "Write. Right. Rite." and "Grab the Mic" programs.
Join author Dan Gutman for "My Weird Read-A-Loud." Each day, he reads from one of his books. The first book is Miss Blake Is a Fake!
Author Kate Messner (Ranger in Time series, The Brilliant Deep, Over and Under the Snow, Over and Under the Pond) has created a fantastic resource! Looking for ways to explain COVID-19 to children as told by familiar authors? Need resources for learning at home? Want to hear Kate Messner read some of her books aloud? The site also includes read alouds and tutuorials by other authors.
Visit this Youtube playlist by Candlewick Press. Kate DiCamillo (Because of Winn Dixie, The Tale of Despereaux) gives tips for writing. Aaron Becker (The Journey trilogy) teaches about creating wordless picture books. Chris Van Dusen shows how to draw a character from the Mercy Watson books. Megan McDonald (Judy Moody series) talks about the science of shrinking.
Author Grace Lin (Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, Ling and Ting series) meets with several well-known authors and illustrators and creates a podcast that answers one question asked by kids. Some of the authors/illustrators include: Mo Willems, Linda Sue Park, Jane Yolen, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, and Christopher Myers.