Tag: children’s book

Celebrities Read for Save with Stories Campaign

Celebrities such as Chris Evans, Hillary Duff, Jimmy Fallon, Gabrielle Union-Wade, Ellen Degeneres, Jennifer Garner and more are participating in the Save with Stories Campaign to help read to children while they are being homeschooled right now. Chris Evans himself is reading If You Give a Dog a Donut by Laura Numeroff.

 

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Many more celebrities, such as Demi Lovato, have partnered with Save the Children and No Kid Hungry. Celebrities are reading children’s books and posting their videos on Instagram and Facebook.

By donating to the Save with Stories campaign, people are helping to feed children and provide them with the nutrition they need. So many schools have been shut down due to the virus, and these celebrities are helping children stay healthy and educated while also having fun with stories.

Some of the stories that are being read by celebrities are: Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry, The Life of La Vida De Selena by Patty Rodriguez and Ariana Stain, Mixed A Colorful Story by Arree Chung.

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Donations can be made at savethechildren.org/savewithstories.

You can watch all of the celebrities videos on the Save with Stories instagram page here 

 

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Audible Makes Hundreds of Titles Free Amid Coronavirus Crisis

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to sweep the globe, millions of individuals and families are forced to remain at home in an effort to flatten the curve. Fulfilling work and school tasks at home is the new reality for most, and many are grappling with the new challenges of what it means to socially isolate during a global health crisis.

While many are trying to lessen the blow and support small businesses by purchasing take-out, delivery, and gift cards, some familiar media companies are doing their part to help make social isolation a little bit more bearable.

 

For your time at home with your families, Audible is offering hundreds of audiobooks for free. This comes in an effort to help parents with children home from school, and the company is hoping to assist in keeping families calm and entertained. The announcement of Audible’s new terms came with the promise that “For as long as schools are closed, we are open.”

 

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The vast array of titles is divided into six categories: Littlest Listeners, Elementary, Tween, Teen, Literary Classics and Folk & Fairy Tales for All. The audiobooks are available to stream on all devices.

In these rapidly changing times, it can be comforting to ground yourself in a story, new or old. Definitely check out all Audible has to offer.

 

 

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Drop Everything, It’s Gryffindor Pride Day and Here Are The Tweets to Prove it

Hey! Gryffindor enthusiast here. I know what you’re thinking: “but are you actually a Gryffindor?” Yes. No, I did not take every sorting hat quiz available on the internet multiple times until I got Gryffindor. Yes, I took the *official* Pottermore quiz, and yes, I got Gryffindor the first time. Settled.

It’s no secret that all Hogwarts Houses have dedicated members with the pride of their loyalties running deep through their veins. Every house has a day to shine, and it’s time for Gryffindors near and far to unite and celebrate. Clearly, I have a lot of love for my house. But trust me, I’m not the only one. Check out these tweets by members of Gryffindor House expressing their pride.

 

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Sing your praises!

 

Gotta love some good lyric changes!

 

 

ALL THE FEELS… 

 

Every time.

make that social distance fun! (and productive of course)

 

Who said you can’t boast your Gryffindor pride while social distancing?

 

 

Loud and Proud!

 

And we love you for it!

 

 

love from ravenclaw 

 

We will throw this love right back to you on your special day!

 

 

quarantine but make it comfy 

 

Yes.

 

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Harry Potter Wins Blue Peter Book Award!

Harry Potter and the Philospher`s Stone won a very special and magical book award in the UK! It was awarded the Blue Peter award. This year is the 20th anniversary of Blue Peter.

Categories for the Blue Peter award include: Best Story, Best Book with Facts, and now the Winner of Winners was recently added to the list. Harry Potter won under the Winner of Winners category. I mean, how could it not? It`s Harry Potter!

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What makes this even more special is that Harry Potter won on World Book Day!

Shortly after the award, the Sorcerers Stone became the most borrowed book on the list of New York Public Library`s top ten books to be borrowed.

Even though it has been over 20 years, Harry Potter is still a large influence to children everywhere!

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Jude Law to Narrate New Beedle the Bard Plus More!

Actor Jude Law will be narrating the new The Tales of Beedle the Bard audiobook along with more actors from the cast of the Harry Potter films!

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That’s right, young Albus Dumbledore himself will be reading these children’s tales of the wizarding world. And it only makes sense for Noma Dumezweni, the actress who played Hermione in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Broadway play, to read the short story of “The Tale of the Three Brothers.”

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If you have not read The Tales of Beedle the Bard, they are essentially short stories meant for young witches and wizards, sort of like the muggles Grimm Fairy Tales.

Along with Jude Law and Noma Dumezweni, Jason Isaacs, the actor who played Lucius Malfoy, will read, “The Warlock’s Hairy Heart.” Actor Warwick Davis, who played Professor Flitwick will read, “The Wizard and the Hopping Pot.” Lastly, we have Evanna Lynch, (Luna Lovegood) who will read, “The Fountain of Fair Fortune” Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) for “Babbitty Rabbitty and Her Cackling Stump,” and Sally Mortemore (Madam Pince) for the introduction.

This new audiobook will be released March 31st. It is now available for pre-order at Audible’s website.

Who else is excited to hear all these amazing actors read the tales from the wizarding world?

 

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