Archive for May, 2020

The Yo Yo Mo Show! An Evening of Musical Doodling

May 31, 2020

Tonight at 5 PM, cellist Yo Yo Ma and children’s book author Mo Willems are teaming up for an evening of music and doodling. The video above gives a taste of what it will be like. Check out the Kennedy Center website this evening to see the live show!

Buster’s Poem of the Week

May 31, 2020

Buster the lovable Reading Education Assistance Dog is back with another Jack Prelutsky poem that invites us to imagine if our noses were otherwise located. Buster recites “Be Glad Your Nose Is on Your Face” and describes some of the ways dogs use their noses to help people. We’re glad you have such great listening ears, Buster!

Eric Carle Museum Online Storytime and more

May 29, 2020
Head to Toe: Eric Carle Storytime with David Feinstein - YouTube

For those of you who never made it to the wonderful Eric Carle Museum in western Massachusetts, they now offer a lot online. Visit the web site to access their storytimes, at home art studio activities, virtual exhibition visits, and videos.

“Kids Ask Authors” Podcast

May 27, 2020

Author and illustrator Grace Lin’s podcast “Kids Ask Authors” involves Lin and a guest author answering one question posed by kids. Recent episodes include graphic novelist Raina Telgemeier describing which of her books was the most enjoyable to write and why, and Jeff Kinney, author of the “Wimpy Kid” books, answering a question about the first character he ever made. This is a great resource for kids curious to learn about their favorite authors or interested in learning about new ones.

Read a New J. K. Rowling Book Online!

May 26, 2020

J. K. Rowling felt families under lockdown could use a boost and decided the time was right to share The Ickabog, a story she wrote for own children when they were young. Children may read the story online in daily installments and may also enter a competition to illustrate the story. While The Ickabog isn’t a story about magic, it’s sure to lift the spirits of Harry Potter fans everywhere.

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