Just because we're all stuck at home doesn't mean we have to shut down. Readings on Facebook Live, famous picture-book authors and some great actors are reading great books for kids so they can have storytime right at home.
Here's a list of what's currently available:
Story Time! from Penguin Kids
WHEN AND WHERE: Via Instagram every day at 10 a.m. CT
Authors and illustrators published by Penguin Kids will read their stories every weekday at 12 p.m. CT
WHEN AND WHERE: Via the Kennedy Center every day at 12 p.m. CT
The first-ever Education artist-in-residence at the Kennedy Center, New Yorker Mo Williems will hold LUNCH DOODLES every day at 1pm: Your kiddos can peek into the mind of the author of Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Knuffle Bunny and other contemporary classics. LUNCH DOODLES will be archived on YouTube.
Oliver Jeffers' readings
WHEN AND WHERE: Via Instagram every day at 1 p.m. CT
The author Oliver Jeffers will read one of his books every day, then archive the reading on his website.
Jarret J. Krosoczka's "Every Day with JJK"
WHEN AND WHERE: The author's website every day at 1 p.m. CT.
Join the bestselling author of Peanut Butter and Jellyfish, National Book Award finalist Hey Kiddo and the Lunch Lady series for an all-ages drawing masterclass on his homepage and his YouTube channel.
WHEN AND WHERE: Any time via the Storyline Online website
This incredible resource from the SAG-AFTRA Foundation is an archive of hundreds of children's books read by some of the greatest actors of our time, including Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Rami Malek, Annette Bening and James Earl Jones.
WHEN AND WHERE: Any time via YouTube.
The #OperationStoryime tag on Facebook will bring you to a growing collection of children's book authors and illustrators reading their own works. Check back regularly: #OperationStorytime is adding new titles every few hours.