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Authors and Illustrators at Home

It’s been a surreal week. Schools here in Michigan have been closed for three weeks to help slow the Covid-19 virus. Here’s hoping it helps and we all stay as healthy as we can.

I’ve been noticing that some authors and illustrators are staying put and doing online events. I’ll share the ones I’ve seen so far today – let me know in the comments if there are more I can add.

About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. Thank you for sharing. I made a list on Saturday and will continue to add more live events. Irene Latham, Oliver Jeffers, Debbi Ohi…

  2. Patty Collins says:

    There are a few lists going around Facebook. Check out groups Storytime Underground and Programming Librarians Interest Group.
    It would be great for a one stop shop for all of these, especially by age group. AND with the reminder that filmed story readings with permission of the author should be removed once crisis is over and things return to normal.

  3. The #storymarch art project is up and running as of today – details on my site, http://sarahbrannen.com/storymarch. I’m also collecting as many activities by children’s authors for kids as I find, at the bottom of the page. #authorshelpingkids. Please share, and thank you!