Axel Scheffler, the artist behind Julia Donaldson’s The Gruffalo, has illustrated the newly-released Coronavirus: A Book for Children, written by Elizabeth Jenner, Kate Wilson, and Nia Roberts. Published by Nosy Crow earlier this month, BBC calls it “one of the fastest books in history.”
Today marks the start of ‘Mondays with Michelle,’ a new weekly read-along series for children hosted by none other than Michelle Obama.
Every Monday for the next four weeks, Obama will be reading some of her favorite children’s books in collaboration with PBS Kids and Penguin Random House. Obama says that she hopes to help kids practice their reading, while giving parents a well-deserved and much-needed rest.
The series schedule is as follows:
April 20, 12p.m. (ET): The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
April 27, 12p.m. (ET): There’s a Dragon in Your Book by Tom Fletcher and Greg Abbott
May 4, 12p.m. (ET): Miss Maple’s Seeds by Eliza Wheeler
May 11, 12p.m. (ET): The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
You can watch the readings live on the PBS Kids’ Facebook page, the PBS Kids’ YouTube channel, or the Penguin Random House Facebook page. Videos of the stream will be available on these platforms also.
PBS Kids has hosted numerous read-alongs, including those featuring Brad Meltzer, Marc Brown, Victoria Kann, and Angela Santomera, all of which are available on the above platforms. If you’re a parent looking to keep your kid busy while you work from home, ‘Mondays with Michelle’ is here for you!
featured image via pbs kids
Bookstr is community supported. If you enjoy Bookstr’s articles, quizzes, graphics and videos, please join our Patreon to support our writers and creators or donate to our Paypal and help Bookstr to keep supporting the book loving community.
Become a Patron!