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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Jennifer Garner and Amy Adams enlist celebrities to read children’s books to kids stuck at home. Celebrities include: Jennifer Garner, Amy Adams, Reese Witherspoon, Jimmy Fallon, Hoda Kotb, Eiza Gonzalez, Ellen DeGeneres, Jamie Lee Curtis and many many more!
Sarah Aronson reads Just Like Rube Goldberg.
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.
See Eric Carle, the author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, reading this classic Puffin picture book out loud.
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?
Here’s the first #DoodleWithDuddle.
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 a 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.
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!
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.
Oliver Jeffers, world-renowned picture book-maker of 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, 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.
Grace Lin teaches how to draw a Chinese dragon.
Carole Lindstrom reads We Are Water Protectors!
Kelley McMorris, who illustrates the RANGER IN TIME chapter book series, shares a video about how she illustrates a book cover.
Storytime with Brad Meltzer.
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. CLICK HERE for her official web site.
Debbie reads Sam & Eva picture book, and teaches you how to write “friend” in Japanese.
Everyone’s favorite Book Lady is bringing children and families everywhere just what they need during a time of unrest. Goodnight with Dolly is a 10-week special series of weekly videos featuring Dolly Parton reading select Imagination Library books.
Goodnight with Dolly launches on April 2, with the hope that this gift will further inspire a love of books and shared storytime during this important period.
Jason Reynolds reads an extract from his amazing book Ghost.
If you’re interested in a free 30 minute virtual classroom visit with me this spring, please complete the form below. Please keep in mind that I’m also a full-time teacher, so I won’t be able to accommodate all requests!
Harry Potter At Home hub where you’ll find all the latest magical treats to keep you occupied – nifty magical craft videos (teach your friends how to draw a Niffler!), fun articles, quizzes, puzzles and plenty more for first-time readers, as well as those already familiar with the wizarding world. We’re casting a Banishing Charm on boredom!
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. New episodes will be posted each weekday at 1:00 p.m. ET. You will also see Thank You Thursdays! and The Yo-Yo- Mo Show: An Evening of Musical Doodling.
Cartoonist Joe Wos is offering free cartooning classes for kids through his YouTube channel.