I just saw this cool bookstore in Massachusetts has a few online webcasts you may be interested in. TONIGHT the author Jeff Kinney, who has written the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series of books, will be speaking with another author, Rebecca Stead. You can find the virtual event here at 7 PM tonight. https://www.anunlikelystory.com/event/rebecca-stead-jeff-kinney-virtual-event …
7 Digital Libraries to Visit
Right now we can't visit our public libraries but CNN has put together a list of 7 libraries you can visit virtually. Check out the list here.
Virtual Author Visits
MORE author visits! Isn't that great? The Junior Library Guild has joined in sharing virtual author visits via their website here. There are other online resources at their site as well. CLICK HERE for an original online serial story every Tuesday at 2 PM. CLICK HERE for more book and author related webcasts you can …
Author Angie Thomas
If you're a reader and you like YA fiction, you have probably heard of Angie Thomas and her best-selling book "The Hate U Give." Well, I happened to find an author talk/interview with her on the Library of Congress National Book Fest website. Check it out here.
Everywhere Book Fest
Something fun you might be interested in as a reader/writer, is the Everywhere Book Fest coming up on May 1st & 2nd. It's a two day online event that highlights various authors you might know (or not). If you like to read, it's a great opportunity to hear authors speak about their ideas, process, stories, …
Web Comics- Free!
School Library Journal has curated a list of free web comics that you lovers of graphic novels might really like. No log in or registration needed and all web-based, so no app or download needed either. Check out the list here with links to each comic. 🙂
Author Jason Reynolds
The Library of Congress is sponsoring a cool series with author Jason Reynolds where he will discuss his writing process and at the end of each video episode, he'll give young people a prompt to help spur their own creative process. The first episode was this past week. You can find more information and the …
Hello fellow librarians! School Library Journal has a bunch of nice online PD opportunities, both upcoming and past (recordings are posted). Topics include library service, books, middle grades literature, graphic novels, diversifying your library collection, and more. Find the main page of PD resources here.
FREE Coronavirus book for kids
CLICK HERE for a free download of a book for kids that does a great job of explaining the virus and this situation we're in, for kids. From School Library Journal: "Coronavirus: A Book for Children by Elizabeth Jenner, Kate Wilson, and Nia Roberts and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. It’s free to download on the Candlewick …
Author of Smile :)
Hi All---I remembered today that the Library of Congress hosts the National Book Festival in Washington D.C. every year and they have a large roster of famous authors that come to speak at the festival. They also videotape all the events and talks and host them online. So I spent some time today looking over …