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Meet-the-Author Book Readings (2,040)

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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Infinite Noise, The: A Bright Sessions Novel
Narrated by: Lauren Shippen
Created: Jun 14, 2019
Black God's Drums, The
Narrated by: P. Djeli Clark
Created: Jun 13, 2019
House That Lou Built, The
Narrated by: Mae Respicio
Created: Jun 13, 2019
El torneo de trabalenguas / The Tongue-Twister Tournament
Narrated in Spanish by: Nicolás Kanellos
Created: Jun 11, 2019
Sofi and the Magic, Musical Mural / Sofi y el magico mural musical
Narrated in Spanish by: Raquel M. Ortiz
Created: Jun 6, 2019
Chester and Gus
Narrated by: Cammie McGovern
Created: Jun 5, 2019
Thank You, Omu!
Narrated by: Oge Mora
Created: Jun 5, 2019
My Shoes And I/Mis Zapatos y Yo
Narrated in Spanish by: René Colato Laínez
Created: Jun 5, 2019
Waiting for Papá / Esperando a Papá
Narrated in Spanish by: René Colato Laínez
Created: Jun 5, 2019
Rene Has Two Last Names / Rene tiene dos apellidos
Narrated in Spanish by: René Colato Laínez
Created: Jun 4, 2019
I Am René, the Boy / Soy René, el Niño
Narrated in Spanish by: René Colato Laínez
Created: Jun 4, 2019
Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World
Narrated by: Kelly Jensen
Created: Jun 3, 2019
Infinity Year of Avalon James, The
Narrated by: Dana Middleton
Created: May 30, 2019
Thukpa for All
Narrated by Authors Sheela Preuitt and Praba Ram
Created: May 29, 2019
All-Of-A-Kind Family Hanukkah
Narrated by: Emily Jenkins
Created: May 22, 2019
All-Of-A-Kind Family Hanukkah
Narrated by Illustrator Paul O. Zelinsky
Created: May 22, 2019
Being Edie Is Hard Today
Narrated by Author Ben Brashares and illustrator Elizabeth Bergeland
Created: May 21, 2019
One Dead Spy: A Revolutionary War Tale
Narrated by: Nathan Hale
Created: May 21, 2019
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
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