Fun @ Home

Free online storytimes and educational resources from around the web

To the best of our knowledge, these platforms are offering free services and educational experiences accessible by individual students and families. If you feel something is missing from our list, please send us an email at Thanks!

Author Read-Alouds

  • Tracey Baptiste - A mini-lesson on comparative mythology
  • Mac Barnett - Reads a book a day on Instagram live (3pm EST)
  • Megan Frazer Blakemore  - Guides students through a maker activity with a class pet theme!
  • Ann Braden - reads the first chapter of The Benefits of Being an Octopus
  • Debbi Michiko Florence - Reads an excerpt of her chapter book Jasmine Toguchi Flamingo Keeper, along with a writing prompt
  • Nikki Grimes - Shares poetry selections from Words with Wings
  • Bruce Hale - Shares a read aloud of Big, Bad Baby
  • Oliver Jeffers Stay at Home Story Time: Reads a book every weekday
  • Jo Knowles - Reads from the first chapter Where the Heart Is and offers a fun writing exercise!
  • Jarrett J. Krosoczka - Draw every day with JJK
  • Grace Lin - Teaches how to draw a Chinese Dragon and shares some tidbits about Chinese culture!
  • Michelle and Barack Obama - President and Mrs. Obama joined Chicago Public Library’s “Live from the Library” storytime sessions, to read “The Word Collector” by Peter Reynolds.
  • Dav Pilkey at Home- New activities every Friday featuring  Dogman & Captain Underpants
  • Jason Reynolds - Shares a read-aloud from his middle grade novel, Ghost
  • Aisha Saeed Reads Bilal Cooks Daal, along with a related activity!
  • Laurel Snyder - Reads Charlie and Mouse Outdoors and talks about making up stories
  • Chris Tebbetts - Shares a read-aloud of the first chapters of Stranded

Digital Storytimes

Virtual ’Field Trips’

Educational Experiences