Bound to Stay Bound wants you to know that during these unprecedented school closures, we are here to support educators, parents, students, and our community in any way we can. Librarians and teachers are experiencing the challenging task of converting resources to adapt to remote learning situations, and we would like to assist in making this transition easier. Our resources specialist team has worked diligently to compile a list of academic resources for students while they learn from home.
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This is a Youtube Channel created and run by children’s book writers and illustrators. On this channel, you’ll find workshops, readings, activities, art projects, writing games, writing advice, and more. We hope that we can offer you some fun, some distraction, and a creative outlet for any feelings that might come up during this time.
Sarah Aronson reads Just Like Rube Goldberg.
Starting March 23rd, 2020, 10:00 AM EST, Cece Bell will air a weekly chapter-by-chapter deep dive into the world of her autobiographical graphic novel, El Deafo.
I have decided to post some draw-along videos that you can watch together and, hopefully, make some nice pictures. Let’s get through this thing together.
Ann Braden reads from the first chapter of her debut middle grade novel, THE BENEFITS OF BEING AN OCTOPUS.
“Bad Kitty Does Not Like Dogs” and “Bad Kitty Does Not Like Video Games” as read by yours truly.
James will show you how to draw Squirrel from the graphic novel series Bird and Squirrel.
Vicki Cobb is the award-winning author of the classic Science Experiments You Can at, plus 97 other highly entertaining nonfiction science books for children. Her creative and light-hearted approach is designed to recreate the excitement and joy of the aha! experience that ignited her own love of science.
Classroom Connections is a collection of project ideas which I’ve jotted on scraps of paper. I’ve added a few ideas of my own as well as links to websites you might find useful. But authors are NOT teachers! I don’t presume to offer lesson plans—just what occurs to me as I work on my books.
Chapter 1 (“A Monster Visits Suburbia”) of Book 1 in my fast and funny fantasy series, The Serpent’s Secret. Enjoy and keep reading!
Corinne Demas reads Are Pirates Polite?
Kate would like to help everyone out there to keep busy, to continue their creative work, and to connect with each other. Here is a message from her to her fans and we hope to continue these #WritewithKate posts weekly, with a different writing prompt or inspiration.
Read Aloud & Writing Prompt With Debbi Michiko Florence: KEEP IT TOGETHER KEIKO CARTER!
Nikki shares two poems from Marcel Dixon, one of her favorite characters from Between the Lines. Between The Lines is the companion to Bronx Masquerade.
Author Bruce Hale reads his book, Big Bad Baby, illustrated by Steve Breen, and published by Dial Books for Young Readers.
Listen to author K.A. Holt read from her award-winning novel-in-verse, HOUSE ARREST, the story of a boy who will do anything to save his baby brother even if it means breaking the law.
Veera Hiranandani, author of the Newbery Honor winning book, The Night Diary, offers a diary writing prompt to help you get to know your characters and create an inspired story!
Oliver Jeffers, world-renowned picture book-maker of many beloved children’s books including Here We Are and Lost and Found, has announced he will read one book a day on his Instagram Live at 2 pm EST/11 am PST. “We are all at home,” says Oliver, “but we none of us are alone. Let’s be bored together.”
Drawing demonstration with Lita Judge and her Maine Coon Kitty, Willow.
Award-winning author and bilingual, National Board Certified Teacher, Susan B. Katz, reads the Spanish version of Click, Clack, Moo, Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Betsy Lewin.
Jo Knowles reads from Where The Heart Is.
Kelley McMorris, who illustrates the RANGER IN TIME chapter book series, shares a video about how she illustrates a book cover.
Debbie reads Sam & Eva picture book, and teaches you how to write “friend” in Japanese.
Author Kate Messner shares a read-aloud of THE BRILLIANT DEEP: REBUILDING THE WORLD’S CORAL REEFS illustrated by Matt Forsythe.
Kate’s library includes many picture book read-alouds and first-chapter read alouds, all shared with official permission from their creators & publishers. CLICK HERE for her official web site.
Mae reads a snippet of ANY DAY WITH YOU and shares a quick writing prompt! Any Day With You comes out May 5, 2020, and is a bright, warm, tender middle grade novel that centers on 12-year-old Kaia, who enters a summertime movie contest with her friends to stop her great-grandpa from returning to his homeland of the Philippines. Learn more at maerespicio.com; and check back here soon for more videos where Mae shares writing tips and exercises from her school visits!
Jason Reynolds reads an extract from his amazing book Ghost.
Aisha reads her picture book Bilal Cooks Daal.
Whether you’re reading Shel Silverstein’s poems with your children, using his books to celebrate Poetry Month, or planning a Shelebration® event at your home, school, or library, we have the resources you need to engage kids in Shel’s extraordinary world.
Follow the links for lessons, event kits, and activities to share with the children in your life. Happy Shelebrating!
For kids home from school, Lauren is doing daily read-alouds from her series
I Survived and from Scholastic’s ELA Magazine, Storyworks.
Lauren’s website includes many free activities and resources for her books: www.laurentarshis.com/
Mo Willems invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together.
New episodes will be posted each weekday at 1:00 p.m. ET and then remain online to be streamed afterwards. Check back each weekday for new LUNCH DOODLES!