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Storytimes/Authors and Illustrators/Free Books

Book Readings

Favorite  kids books read by famous people .

Romper  has organized famous people and authors reading kids books. 

Oliver Jeffers - children's author/illustrator - Daily read aloud at Noon MST - Oliver Jeffers Instagram.

 Mac Barnett - children's author/illustrator - daily read aloud  at 1pm MST on Instagram Live @macbarnett .

Storytime in Space - listen to a real live astronaut in space read Ada Lace - Take Me to Your Leader.

Peter Reynolds Live stream on Facebook. 

Frozen star Josh Gad is performing books - #GadBookClub, #GadBookTime. is offering free stories.

Storyline Online streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.

Neil Gaiman has read alouds on his Web site.

Children's stories translated into Spanish and read aloud.

Dolly Parton is starting a bedtime storytime.

TumbleBookLibrary is free through the end of August.  Username: matumbles. Password: trial

LeVar Burton Reads is a livestream of read alouds for kids, teens and adults.

Circle Round is WBUR's podcast of folktales from around the world.

Booklist has put together a great list of story podcasts.

Drawing or Writing Lessons

Arree Chung - author and illustrator of picture books - free drawing lessons and writing course. 

Jarrett J. Krosoczka - Graphic Novel author/illustrator - Noon MST drawing daily starting Monday March 16 on his YouTube Channel.

Scott Magoon has a weekly studio storytime, with drawing lessons and read alouds.

Fast Company made a list of illustrators giving drawing lessons.

Tony DiTerlizzi is offering Drawn To Fantasy on his Facebook page.

Games, Free Books and A Little Bit of Everything 

Authors Everywhere. This is a Youtube Channel created and run by children's book writers and illustrators. You will find workshops, readings, activities, art projects, writing games, writing advice, and more.

Kate Messner’s Read Wonder and Learn. Readings, writing prompts, drawing lessons. 

The Non-fiction Minute. Educational stuff from non-fiction authors.

Roxie Munro: activity guides, mazes, etc..

Kidlit TV: Lots of interviews and activities with authors.

SebcoBooks is offering free ebooks.  Username: keepreading.  Password: sebco.  ID#: 1.

Stimola Literary Studio will host livestreamed readlaouds, crafts and drawing activities.

Grace Lin has a podcast, Kids Ask Authors, as well as YouTube channel on which she reads her own books out loud.

Dav Pilkey at Home will include drawing demonstrations and read-alouds.

Stay Home With Candlewick Press has short videos from authors that include writing and drawing tips, science experiments, and more.

Crabtree has many fully digitalized nonfiction books available. Username: read; Password: free.