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Many authors are offering read-alouds of their books and books by their favorite authors. Here are a few places to find stories read aloud by adults (not animations).


Michelle Obama pbs.orgMichelle Obama Read-Alouds
Mondays from April 20-May 11



Read-Alouds for Elementary School Kids
Curated by WeAreTeachers


Harperkids storytime read aloud


Spanish Stories
Picture books translated and read by native Spanish speakers


Read, Wonder, and Learn!
Author Kate Messner shares links to several author created videos – from read-alouds and related activities to drawing lessons by popular children’s authors.


Dav Pilkey at Home (all ages)
Dav Pilkey (author of the Dog Man graphic novels and Captain Underpants series) will be posting video content including how-to-draw demonstrations and engaging read alouds.



Ranger in Time book 1Kate Messner’s Ranger in Time Series (ages 7-10)
Every Thursday Kate will post a read-aloud video of two chapters from the book Rescue on the Oregon Trail. Readers can ask the author questions by commenting on her blog.



book cover El Deafo

Cece Bell’s El Deafo (ages 8-12)

Author Cece Bell shares a chapter by chapter live reading and gives the inside story of her graphic novel, El Deafo.




book cover CatstronautsDrew Brockington, Catstronauts (ages 5-10)

Author/Illustrator Drew Brockington to the rescue! Here he offers read-alouds and drawing lessons in a series of videos called “Let’s Do Fun Stuff Together.”



The Honest Truth book
Author videos himself describing the (local) setting of the book’s scenes by chapter. (These videos should be viewed AFTER reading,)


Author reads the first few chapters of his book Coyote Sunrise. Find a copy, read the rest, and meet online toward the end of March to discuss the book.


Fans of Linda Mullaly Hunt’s books can hear her read a few chapters from each of these books, and may ask her questions about her books or the writing process. Stay tuned for more “Extra Time at Home” fun!