Picture Book Authors, Links, Videos, and Activities
Storyline Online – A collection of more than 50 stories read by different actors. Each book has an activity guide with it as well.
Eric Carle – Author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Melinda Long – Author of How I Became a Pirate
Faith Ringgold – Author of Tar Beach
Kate Messner – Author of Ranger in Time
Bruce Hale – Writer’s Tips
Debbie Ridpath Ohi – YouTube Channel of author of Sam and Eva
Mo Willems – Author of Don’t Let the Pigeon books has daily doodle with Mo activities
Jan Brett – Author reads her 1991 book, Berlioz the Bear.
Wes Tank – Raps Dr. Seuss Books.
Short Stories and Chapter Books- Author Links, Videos, and Activities
LeVar Burton – The Reading Rainbow host reads short pieces of fiction through his podcasts. All are pieces of fiction and most are over 40 minutes.
Lauren Tarshis – Author of the I Survived Series read aloud some of her books. This is her YouTube channel.
Dan Gutman – My Weird School series read each week day.
Jarrett J. Krosoczka – Author of Hey Kiddo and Lunch Lady graphic novels
Peter Bunzl – The Cogheart Addentures author has several activities available
Sarah Darer Littman – Writing and research activities
Jason Reynolds – Storytelling video series by Look Both Ways author
Book Talks – short YouTube book talk videos by students
Free Book Access and Activities
Sesame Street – Free books from Sesame Street
MyON by Renaissance – free access to books [school name: Read at Home username: readnow password: myon]
The Indianapolis Public Library – 100+ Free Video Read Alouds
Audible – a selection of free audiobooks
Libby – Online Library with ebooks and audio books.
Digital Prairie – Temporary access to ebook collections as well as an excellent source for research.
Harry Potter – Resources and activities for JK Rowling’s wizarding fans
Hogwarts Classes – take classes from Harry Potter Alumna Mater
Reading Comprehension – Improve your child’s reading comprehension. Make a parent account or use code: U6T27IET
Free Graphic Novels Online – Google doc with links to graphic novels
American Literature – classic fairy tales
Non Fiction Text
Highlights Kids – Nonfiction text
DOGO News – English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies