But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids LIVE

But Why will broadcast live, interactive educational programs for elementary school students on Fridays at 1 p.m. May 8-June 19.

Listen to VPR on-air in Vermont and surrounding states or listen to our live stream from anywhere in the world. Kids can send their questions ahead of time to questions@vpr.org, or call-in at 1-800-639-2211 while the program is live.

Date: 
Repeats every week until Fri Jun 19 2020.
Friday, May 22, 2020 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Friday, May 29, 2020 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Friday, June 5, 2020 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Friday, June 12, 2020 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Friday, June 19, 2020 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm

Draw Every Day with JJK: webcasts for young artists

Treat yourself to a daily drawing lesson with children's author/illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka, author of the graphic memoir "Hey, Kiddo!", the Lunch Lady graphic novel series, and the Punk Farm picture books. JJK will broadcast live from his YouTube channel every weekday at 2:00 pm EDT, for 15-30 minutes. 

Click here for drawing fun!

Date: 
Repeats every day every Monday and every Tuesday and every Wednesday and every Thursday and every Friday until Fri Apr 10 2020.
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Friday, April 10, 2020 - 2:00pm - 2:30pm

Matt de la Peña reads "Last Stop on Market Street"

Join author Matt de la Peña on Instagram Live, April 7 at 3:00pm EST/12:00pm PST for a reading of LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET! de la Peña is partnering with the Penguin Random House and PARENTS #ReadTogetherBeTogether program to share stories with kids & families during this time of social distancing.

Date: 
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 3:00pm - 3:30pm

Everywhere Book Fest

The Everywhere Book Fest is a virtual celebration of authors, books, and readers that brings the book festival experience to everyone!

On May 1-2, the book festival will open its virtual doors and unveil two free full days of live and pre-recorded sessions with your favorite picture book, middle grade, and young adult authors.

Date: 
Repeats every day 2 times.
Friday, May 1, 2020 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday, May 2, 2020 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

International Unicorn Day

UNICORNS READ, TOO! ​

Celebrate International Unicorn Day on April 9, 2020 with your favorite authors! ​

On April 9, 2020, authors of unicorn books will be live streaming readings and demonstrations throughout the day.  On this website, you will find a schedule of events and links, as well as suggestions on how to throw your own unicorn party and teacher’s guides to further explore some of these magical tales.  

We can’t wait to celebrate unicorns with you! 

Date: 
Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Friday Fun with Dav Pilkey!

The Library of Congress presents Dav Pilkey! Dav Pilkey at Home will feature new video content created by Pilkey himself on Friday mornings at 8 a.m. ET on social media channels and the websites of the Library and Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company.

Date: 
Repeats every week 8 times.
Friday, April 3, 2020 - 8:00am - 8:30am
Friday, April 10, 2020 - 8:00am - 8:30am
Friday, April 17, 2020 - 8:00am - 8:30am
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 8:00am - 8:30am
Friday, May 1, 2020 - 8:00am - 8:30am
Friday, May 8, 2020 - 8:00am - 8:30am
Friday, May 15, 2020 - 8:00am - 8:30am
Friday, May 22, 2020 - 8:00am - 8:30am

Jacqueline Woodson reads "Brown Girl Dreaming"

Join award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson as she reads aloud from her autobiography-in-verse, "Brown Girl Dreaming" (winner of the National Book Award).

LIVE: April 6-10, 10:30 am on Woodson's Facebook page.

Date: 
Repeats every day every Monday and every Tuesday and every Wednesday and every Thursday and every Friday until Fri Apr 10 2020.
Monday, April 6, 2020 - 10:30am - 11:00am
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 10:30am - 11:00am
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 10:30am - 11:00am
Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 10:30am - 11:00am
Friday, April 10, 2020 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Poetry Corner for Kids

APRIL is POETRY MONTH!
Tune in to Colchester author Daniel M. Holtz's Facebook Live, every weekday in April at 11:00am Eastern (8:00am Pacific), for Poetry Corner! About 20 minutes of educational entertainment for kids, and the kid in you! Feel free to ask questions and comment live. And, every episode will be available to stream after broadcast!

Holtz is the author of “Stinkleberry Pie and Other Ridiculous Rhymes."

Date: 
Repeats every day every Monday and every Tuesday and every Wednesday and every Thursday and every Friday until Thu Apr 30 2020.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Friday, April 3, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Friday, April 10, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Monday, April 13, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Friday, April 17, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Monday, April 20, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Monday, April 27, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:30am

Yuyi Morales reads "Harvesting Hope"

In celebration of Cesar Chavez Day, award-winning author/illustrator Yuyi Morales presents a live reading of "Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez," written by Kathleen Krull and illustrated by Morales. "Harvesting Hope" received a Pura Belpré Award honor in 2004. 

Visit Yuyi Morales' Facebook page for the live reading.

Date: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm

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