The Festival of Literary Diversity’s Kids Bookfest is holding weekly webinars on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. Children can join authors and illustrators who are reading from and talking about their latest books as well as tackling a craft project. FOLD has made the experience, done through Zoom, very interactive. Upcoming April webinars feature authors Kyo Maclear and Matthew Forsythe.
Canadian children’s librarian Kathie MacIsaac and teacher-author Colleen Nelson have started a middle-grade book club. Kids have a month to read the book and then MacIsaac will host a video meet-up between the author and all participants. First up is Kenneth Oppel for his new alien-plant-invasion thriller Bloom (April 30); next Michelle Kadarusman drops in to discuss her Tasmanian rainforest–set Music for Tigers (May 30); and Nelson will discuss her canine adventure, Harvey Comes Home, featuring the eponymous West Highland Terrier (June 24).
Animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBook Library takes existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book. You can read it, or have it read to you.
Littératout offers a wide range of online reading resources from kindergarten to grade 8 and the option to choose your child's grade level on the homepage. **NOTE: these resources are for Francophone speakers so, FI students may need to make reading choices that do not reflect their grade levels.
ABDO is an educational publisher of English books and digital resources for schools and public libraries. I enjoyed looking at the origami book today which you can download and view...it had some great ideas for making things.