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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Join School Library Journal for our second annual inaugural Middle Grade Magic virtual summit, a day-long celebration and exploration of one of the burgeoning and most important – areas of publishing for young readers: literature for children ages eight through 12 – and beyond! Attendees will get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at some of the most anticipated new titles for kids and tweens, from laugh-out-loud tales to eye-popping graphic novels to enveloping fantasy. Attendees will also have the opportunity to check out the virtual exhibit hall, chat directly with authors, download educational resources, and receive prizes and giveaways.
Middle Grade Magic is a free, completely virtual conference – no traveling, no cost, AND you will be able to earn CE credits for all the webcast sessions you attend. Register now, and we look forward to ‘seeing’ you on April 8th.
While schools are closed, http://stories.audible.com will be open to help keep young minds engaged. Anyone, in any country, can enjoy unlimited streaming of hundreds of titles for kids and families for free with selections available in six languages.
Kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
ASLized fosters the integration of American Sign Language (ASL) educational research into visual media and literacy. The main objective is to produce teaching and learning materials in ASL with two focuses: 1.) ASL literature, preserving culture and history and 2.) ASL Linguistics, promoting a better understanding of the complex structure and use of sign languages.
We hope that you and yours are healthy and well. We are thinking of you and appreciate all that you do every day. With so many schools and libraries closed and so many parents homeschooling their children for the first time—many Candlewick Press staff included—we and our authors and illustrators want to provide you with short, fun, and educational activities for your students. Our goal is to share at least one video with you each week via our social media platforms using the hashtag #CandlewickClassroom. Please feel free to share these activities with your colleagues, your students, and their parents. First up is #WritewithKate, weekly writing prompts and tips from Kate DiCamillo! Be well and stay tuned! Follow Candlewick Press on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. We also have a free PDF e-book, Coronavirus: A Book for Children
Cinco Puntos has made a name for itself as a publisher of authentic voices in multicultural children’s literature. We take pride in our bilingual children’s books and the traditional folktales from various cultures in our books. Cinco Puntos’ books are perfect for the classroom! With the help of some outstanding educators, we have prepared teachers’ guides for many of our titles. Now you can watch Joe Hayes tell stories online!
DK find out! has many different options to explore. Videos, quizzes, and fun facts. They are separated by subjects: Animals and Nature, Computer Coding, Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life, Earth, History, Human Body, Language Arts, Math, Music, Art, and Literature, Science, Space, Sports, Transportation, and Find Out More.
Introverts, this is our time! While we practice social distancing IRL, we’ll be coming to you live with all types of book recs, chats, games, and more. Tune in every Wednesday on Twitter and every Friday on Instagram at 4pm EST for tons of virtual Epic Reads content from us and your favorite authors. Follow Epic Reads on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
Join the HarperKids team each day at 12PM (EST) for story times and read-alouds, activities, fun content, and pure entertainment! We’ll have appearances from your favorite authors and illustrators, our own employees, and special guests, and we’ll be posting suggestions for activities, and more! Follow HarperKids on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube Kids.
With so many little readers home from school and even more parents looking for extra entertainment throughout the day, Penguin Kids has launched a LIVE Story Time Read Aloud hosted online across both the Penguin Kids Instagram and Facebook pages.
After each story time, we’re issuing a Penguin Kids Daily Challenge for families to try at home with their kids, as well as sharing a series of printable activity sheets each day.
Tune in week day mornings:
Instagram: 10am CST
Facebook: 10:15am CST
Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin!
Looking for ways to get inspired, get moving, and stay positive while your family practices social distancing? Shelf Stuff is here to help with our Shelf Stuff at Home video series, perfect for kids ages 7-12. On Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm, we’ll be sharing fun and engaging content via our YouTube Kids channel starring your favorite authors and members of Team Shelf Stuff! Follow Shelf Stuff on Instagram and YouTube Kids.