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Jeff (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) Kinney is Making Curbside Deliveries of His Newest Book — Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure
Join us at the Kaiserman JCC in Wynnewood on Thursday, August 6th, 2020 for this awesome in-car adventure!

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Daily Broadcasts/Events

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Matt Phelan
Friend of the store, author and illustrator, Matt Phelan will be listening to records and teaching everyone how to draw! The videos will stay posted so stop by any time!
9am EDT every weekday
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Peter Reynolds
Live story time:
12 noon EDT every weekday
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James Dean (Pete the Cat)
Reading and drawing every day:
1pm EDT every weekday
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Mo Willems
Lunch doodle:
1pm EDT every weekday
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Oliver Jeffers
Book reading & discussion:
2pm EDT on Facebook
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Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Art lesson & more:
2pm EDT on YouTube
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Dan Gutman
2pm EDT on Facebook
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Mac Barnett
Book reading:
3pm EDT on Instagram
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Weekly Events

Ben Clanton
Clanton Live!:
Mondays, 12:30pm EDT
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Kate Messner
Ranger in Time Book Club: Kate Messner will be reading aloud chapters from her book Ranger in Time: Rescue on the Oregon Trail. Readers can ask questions about this series, the writing process, researching history (or really anything else you’d like!) by leaving a comment on her blog posts!
Thursdays, 12:00pm EDT
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Dav Pilkey at Home
Videos from Dav Pilkey, hosted by the Library of Congress! Some of his archived videos include read-alouds and how to draw sessions.
Friday, 8:00am EDT
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Lowey Sichol
LIVE with Lowey:
Wednesdays, 12 noon EDT
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On Demand

Gene Barretta
Check out his videos on his Facebook page! He does readings, shows original art, draws, gives away doodles as part of a trivia contest, Q&A’s and more.
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Brian Biggs
Story time for younger children:
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Jen Calonita
Writing prompts:
New Postings every weekday–great for older kids!
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Books and Baking — Cursed:
Jen Calonita was on Facebook Live to answer questions and bake Ollie’s Famous Bundt Cake — and you can watch it on demand. (Login to Facebook Required)
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Tony DiTerlizzi
Live! Drawing for older artists with Tony DiTerlizzi’s videos on drawing. Great insights, funny anecdotes and question and answers. Check his Facebook page for his next video!
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Cinco Puntos
Publishing great books from their offices in the center of the universe, presenting various authors, in Spanish:

Elizabeth Eulberg
Reading and discussion of The Great Shelby Holmes:
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Vashti Harrison
Drawing tutorials and worksheets on Instagram inspired by her Little Leaders, Little Dreamers and Little Legends books, which highlight influential black men and women in United States history
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Kid Lit
Join a diverse group of parents, educators, librarians, kid lit creators, and award-winning filmmakers working together to create fun new ways to reinforce an appreciation of reading that children will carry with them for the rest of their lives.

Grace Lin
An illustrator and author of middle-grade novels and picture books, Grace is posting drawing tutorials and readings from her books on her YouTube channel. Lin said she began the reading series in part to fight the “anti-Asian rhetoric” that has come up amid coronavirus fears. “I’ve felt the need to show kids positive representations of Asian-Americans and Asian culture,” she said
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Herve Tullet
The author of Press Here invites young and old to unleash their creativity. This Web series is presented in French:

Read, Wonder, and Learn! Favorite Authors and Illustrators Share Resources for Learning Anywhere
Author Kate Messner has gathered various author resources that include everything from first-chapter and picture book read-alouds (all shared with permission!) to drawing and writing mini-lessons.
Be sure to check back often, as new resources will be added every day.

Stimola Live
A website of live stream events for kids, tweens, and teens by professional authors and illustrators represented by Stimola Literary Studio. Events will be streamed live from a variety of platforms and archived on the Stimola Live YouTube Channel:

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