If you have never visited Online Storytime by Barnes and Noble, please drop by and enjoy the children’s books being read by the author or celebrities. This month’s book is Llama Llama Home with Mama by Anna Dewdney. Other books are available also. Look under the video of the book and you will see pictures of other books. Click the one you want read online. Some of my favorites are there… Olivia, Pinkalicious, The Kissing Hand.
Also on the Barnes and Noble Site you will find the Barnes and Noble Studio. There are videos and podcasts of interviews with writers. Right now there is an interview with Megan McDonald, the author of the Judy Moody books. Great for writing lessons.
Another cool place on the Barnes and Noble site is the Children’s Channel of the Barnes and Noble Studio. There book previews, interviews, authors talking about their books, etc. These videos can motivate students to read and write. I know I want to check out all the books shown here. I love hearing the authors telling the stories behind their books. Awesome!