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Remote Learning Resources: Author Resources

These sites can be accessed during our time of digital learning. Authors, publishers, museums, and companies have given permission and access to use these links for remote learning.

Author Resources

Lauren Tarshis, with permission from Scholastic Inc., has provided a YouTube reading of some of her historical fiction novels. Click on the image above of her first I Survived novel, I Survived The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912. This is Lauren Tarshis herself!

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Writing with Ralph

New Hampshire author/writer shares YouTube lessons and reads aloud during these sessions. So far Mr. Fletcher has recorded 6 sessions for students in grades 3-8 to acesss. Click on the image above to see the "Writing with Ralph" sessions. 

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Dave Pilkey at home! Beginning on April 1, 2020, Dav Pilkey, Author and illustrator of Dog Man and Captain Underpants is Collaborating with the Library of Congress to serve families at their homes. New video content will be posted each Friday morning at 8:00 am. Get ready for some fun and laughs. 

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Click HERE to listen to and watch the author Dan Gemeinhart read the first chapter of his book The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise. With parent/caregiver support you can access additional chapters of his book. Please see the note below from Mr. Gemeinhart himself. 

Hello, y'all! With so many folks home due to school closures, I'm starting a COYOTE SUNRISE Book Club. Kids/families/students can read the book on their own, then toward the end of March we'll "meet" online (via YouTube or Facebook Live, platform and date TBD) to discuss it! I hope that anyone interested can get their hands on a copy, through their public library or ebook, audiobook, etc. Since it may take some people a couple days to get a copy, I'm going to record the first few chapters and post them here so you can get started if you want to. Note: I will NOT be posting the entire book, for legal/copyright reasons. Oh, and here's a cool reader's guide to go with the story: https://images.macmillan.com/folio-as...
Happy Reading!

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For the lovers of graphic novels and drawing, be sure to check out the Jarrett Leaner's activities! These are fun and a great way to get creative. 

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Mr. Colby Sharp is a Michigan teacher, author, and presenter. If you click on image above, you will be brought to his list of 2020 favorites including picture books, nonfiction, and middle grade reads. Be sure to check our McKelvie Library Destiny Catalog to see if we have what you want to read! 

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Kate Messner is a New York author who has written over thirty books including fiction, nonfiction, and picture books. This collection includes picture book read-alouds, writing lessons, drawing lessons, first-chapter read-alouds, & research links - all free & copyright friendly! This collection is a gold mine for budding readers, writers, and illustrators. Thank you to Kate and all of the willing contributors!

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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!

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Jess Keating is a well-know author, illustrator, and zoologist. She is working on a writing-video series where she answers questions about common writing topics. Be sure to check out Write with Jess Keating!

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Jarrett J. Krosoczka is the author and/or illustrator of over thirty books for young readers. He can be heard weekly on SiriusXM's Kids Place Live and his TED Talks have accumulated nearly two million views online. Click on his name above to view his new drawing series titled "Draw Everyday with JJK." 

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