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Meet-the-Author Book Readings (2,021)

Connect instantly with the books you're reading by listening to authors and illustrators as they reflect on the inspiration, purpose, craft, and background behind a well-received book.

  • Find out what inspired the author to write the book
  • Hear rhythm, pacing, and tone the way the author imagined them
  • Listen to illustrators explain their craft—and see an internal image, too
  • Introduce a book by letting readers learn directly from the author
  • Edited for brevity and focused content for classroom and library use
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Sample Meet-the-Author Book Readings

Chris Van Allsburg
on creating Jumanji

Maya Angelou on creating I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali, The
Narrated by: Sabina Khan
Created: May 20, 2019
Very Last Castle, The
Narrated by: Travis Jonker
Created: May 15, 2019
Grandmother's Visit
Narrated by: Betty Quan
Created: May 4, 2019
Grandmother's Visit
Narrated by Illustrator Carmen Mok
Created: May 4, 2019
Mysterious Benedict Society, The
Narrated by: Trenton Lee Stewart
Created: May 3, 2019
Ruby Holler
Narrated by: Sharon Creech
Created: May 3, 2019
They Say Blue
Narrated by: Jillian Tamaki
Created: May 2, 2019
Two Brothers, Four Hands
Narrated by Authors Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan
Created: Apr 30, 2019
Remember Balloons, The
Narrated by Illustrator Dana Wulfekotte
Created: Apr 29, 2019
Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop: The Sanitation Strike of 1968
Narrated by Illustrator R. Gregory Christie
Created: Apr 29, 2019
Rescue & Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship
Narrated by Illustrator Scott Magoon
Created: Apr 29, 2019
Granny Torrelli Makes Soup
Narrated by: Sharon Creech
Created: Apr 23, 2019
Pleasing the Ghost
Narrated by: Sharon Creech
Created: Apr 23, 2019
Shout
Narrated by: Laurie Halse Anderson
Created: Apr 22, 2019
Remember Balloons, The
Narrated by: Jessie Oliveros
Created: Apr 22, 2019
Yoko
Narrated by: Rosemary Wells
Created: Apr 22, 2019
Bunny Cakes
Narrated by: Rosemary Wells
Created: Apr 19, 2019
Voyage to the Bunny Planet
Narrated by: Rosemary Wells
Created: Apr 19, 2019
Tibet: Through the Red Box
Narrated by: Peter Sís
Created: Apr 19, 2019
Witch-Hunt: Mysteries of the Salem Witch Trials
Narrated by: Marc Aronson
Created: Apr 19, 2019
Real Revolution, The: The Global Story of American Independence
Narrated by: Marc Aronson
Created: Apr 19, 2019
Sir Walter Ralegh and the Quest for El Dorado
Narrated by: Marc Aronson
Created: Apr 17, 2019
Gossamer
Narrated by: Lois Lowry
Created: Apr 17, 2019
Gooney Bird Greene
Narrated by: Lois Lowry
Created: Apr 17, 2019
Giver, The
Narrated by: Lois Lowry
Created: Apr 16, 2019
Anastasia Krupnik
Narrated by: Lois Lowry
Created: Apr 16, 2019
Water Hole, The
Narrated by: Graeme Base
Created: Apr 16, 2019
Skellig
Narrated by: David Almond
Created: Apr 16, 2019
Kit's Wilderness
Narrated by: David Almond
Created: Apr 16, 2019
Fire-Eaters, The
Narrated by: David Almond
Created: Apr 15, 2019
Wings
Narrated by: Christopher Myers
Created: Apr 15, 2019
Where Are You From?
Narrated by: Yamile Saied Mendez
Created: Apr 15, 2019
Fly!
Narrated by: Christopher Myers
Created: Apr 12, 2019
Two Friends: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass
Narrated by: Dean Robbins
Created: Apr 12, 2019
Creature of the Pines, The
Narrated by: Adam Gidwitz
Created: Apr 11, 2019
When Sue Found Sue: Sue Hendrickson Discovers Her T. Rex
Narrated by: Toni Buzzeo
Created: Apr 11, 2019
When's My Birthday?
Narrated by Illustrator Christian Robinson
Created: Apr 11, 2019
Carmela Full of Wishes
Narrated by Illustrator Christian Robinson
Created: Apr 10, 2019
Sorcery of Thorns
Narrated by: Margaret Rogerson
Created: Apr 10, 2019
Another
Narrated by: Christian Robinson
Created: Apr 10, 2019
Carmela Full of Wishes
Narrated by: Matt de la Peña
Created: Apr 9, 2019
Other Words for Home
Narrated by: Jasmine Warga
Created: Apr 9, 2019
Naya Nuki: Shoshoni Girl Who Ran
Narrated by: Kenneth Thomasma
Created: Apr 9, 2019
Fox the Tiger
Narrated by: Corey R. Tabor
Created: Apr 8, 2019
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race
Narrated by Illustrator Laura Freeman
Created: Apr 8, 2019
Crank
Narrated by: Ellen Hopkins
Created: Apr 3, 2019
Like a Love Story
Narrated by: Abdi Nazemian
Created: Apr 2, 2019
Tiger vs. Nightmare
Narrated by: Emily Tetri
Created: Apr 1, 2019
Book of Nonsense, The
Narrated by: David Michael Slater
Created: Apr 1, 2019
Place to Belong, A
Narrated by: Cynthia Kadohata
Created: Mar 28, 2019
Ink Knows No Borders: Poems of the Immigrant and Refugee Experience
Narrated by Editor Patrice Vecchione
Created: Mar 27, 2019
To Market, to Market
Narrated by: Nikki McClure
Created: Mar 26, 2019
Next Great Paulie Fink, The
Narrated by: Ali Benjamin
Created: Mar 26, 2019
We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga
Narrated by Illustrator Frane Lessac
Created: Mar 26, 2019
Anger Is a Gift
Narrated by: Mark Oshiro
Created: Mar 20, 2019
Spy Runner
Narrated by: Eugene Yelchin
Created: Mar 19, 2019
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