October 6, 2022

Children’s Book Authors and Illustrators Publish Hours of Video Storytelling and Drawing Lessons

Author and illustrator Oliver Jeffers (The day the pencils stopped), reads his books on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays live on Instagram at 2 p.m. ET. Videos will also be live on his site.

In collaboration with the Kennedy Center, author and illustrator Mo Willems (Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus) posts daily videos for kids to draw, craft and create with him, weekdays at 1 p.m. ET. You can find the videos on Kennedy-Center.org Where Youtube.

Author Mac Barnett (Sam and Dave dig a hole) hosts three series on Instagram: Every weekday at noon (PT) on Instagram Live, Barnett hosts Mac Book Club Show, reading a different picture book – and wearing a different hat – every day. (Barnett told BuzzFeed Books in an email: “I have a habit of buying hats that I later realize I should never wear out of the house. Now that I never leave my house , I think this is the perfect time to wear them. “) Every night around 5:00 PM PT there is Mac’s Book Club Show: Chapters After Dark, where Barnett reads an excerpt from his book Mac B., Kid Spy: Mac Undercover (and wears a tuxedo). Finally, on Saturday at noon, Barnett and his friend Shawn Harris do Live cartoons, which is shot in one take.

Author and illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi (Where are my books?) posts drawing prompts and daily activities on Twitter at #KidsDailyDebbieOhi, as well as picture book readings and drawing demonstrations on Youtube. It also offers a selection of printed materials – activities, book templates, posters and bookmarks – on his site.

Author and illustrator Wendy macnaughton (Salt Fat Acid Heat, Pen and ink) hosts 30 minute videos every day of the week, live on Instagram at 10:00 am PT, then available on Youtube. MacNaughton – who is also a trained social worker – described the videos in an email to BuzzFeed Books as “providing drawing, fun and silliness, and some are also about feelings … but mostly it’s a space of. fun game without judgment “. The series will continue until the end of the school year.

Author and illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka aka JJK (the Lunch lady series) posts 20-30 minute draw videos on weekdays, live on YouTube at 2 p.m. ET, then archived at Youtube and his website. JJK also has printable activities – coloring pages, picture book templates, and illustration prompts – that have been available on their site for ages. pre-K to second year Where from the third to the sixth year.

seven. Story time with Emma (With Emma Straub and special guests)

Now Emma Straub’s Brooklyn Bookstore Books are magic is closed, it turns their weekly storytelling hours – Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. – into virtual events, reading personal favorites on IGTV every week until the store reopens. In an email, Straub also teased some “special guests.”

Author and illustrator Grace Lin (When the sea turned to money; A big moon cake for the little star) posts readings aloud and drawing tutorials on Youtube. His tutorial for draw lucky chinese tiger – a character who appears in three of Lin’s books – is particularly popular.

Author Susan tan (the Cilla Lee Jenkins series) created the Authors Everywhere YouTube Channel – with readings aloud, writing exercises, art demonstrations and other activities by children’s authors and illustrators. She also collected printable activity sheets from various authors on his site.

From April 1, author and illustrator Dav pilkey (the Captain Slip and dog man series), in conjunction with the Library of Congress, will host a weekly video series featuring drawing lessons, readings aloud, and highlights from the library’s collections. The videos will be uploaded Fridays at 8 a.m. ET on Twitter (@LibraryCongress, @School) and Facebook (@ Library of Congress, @School). Throughout the week, Pilkey will also be sharing downloadable activities and writing prompts.