Fun Stuff from Children’s Authors & Illustrators

Children’s authors are responding to the COVID-19 crisis with an outpouring of fun activities for kids and families to try. From drawing videos to printable coloring and art pages to social media silliness, you’ll find something to entertain everyone!

NEW: The Story Seeds podcast Writer & librarian Betsy Bird pairs kids ages 6-10 with children’s authors to create short stories and encourage creativity

Jason Reynolds, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, has a series of writing videos and prompts to encourage young writers to tell their own stories.

DC Kids Camp Comic publisher DC is posting new activities to their Twitter (@dccomicskids) & Instagram (@dckids) accounts daily for kids to do at home

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems The Kennedy Center’s series of videos, including daily lunch doodles with artist in residence Mo Willems, author of Elephant & Piggie

Jarrett Lerner Author and illustrator Jarrett Lerner is constantly updating his page of printable coloring and drawing pages

Teaching Graphix Scholastic’s comics imprint Graphix put this series of videos together to celebrate graphic novels, with some of your favorite writers and artists

What Should I Draw? One of the most creative uses of social media! Kids suggest things for children’s illustrators to draw. Jump in with your own request!

Lynda Mullaly Hunt The author of Fish in a Tree gives readers a chance to ask questions & hear from the writer herself

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