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Meet-the-Author Book Readings (1,879)

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
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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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Enormous Smallness: A Story of e. e. cummings
Narrated by Illustrator Kris Di Giacomo
Created: Nov 13, 2018
Take Away the A
Narrated by Illustrator Kris Di Giacomo
Created: Nov 8, 2018
When a Wolf Is Hungry
Narrated by Illustrator Kris Di Giacomo
Created: Nov 6, 2018
City Moon
Narrated by: Rachael Cole
Created: Nov 6, 2018
Betty Before X
Narrated by Authors Ilyasah Shabazz and Renee Watson
Created: Nov 6, 2018
Mousie, I Will Read to You
Narrated by: Rachael Cole
Created: Nov 5, 2018
Do Not Lick This Book
Narrated by: Idan Ben-Barak
Created: Nov 1, 2018
Great Greene Heist, The
Narrated by: Varian Johnson
Created: Nov 1, 2018
Parker Inheritance, The
Narrated by: Varian Johnson
Created: Nov 1, 2018
All Summer Long
Narrated by: Hope Larson
Created: Oct 29, 2018
How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child
Narrated by: Sandra Uwiringiyimana
Created: Oct 26, 2018
Goldie Vance
Narrated by Author Hope Larson
Created: Oct 26, 2018
Chiggers
Narrated by: Hope Larson
Created: Oct 25, 2018
House That Once Was, A
Narrated by Illustrator Lane Smith
Created: Oct 25, 2018
Night of the Moon: A Muslim Holiday Story
Narrated by: Hena Khan
Created: Oct 25, 2018
Perfect Day, A
Narrated by: Lane Smith
Created: Oct 25, 2018
Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors
Narrated by: Hena Khan
Created: Oct 25, 2018
My Story, My Dance: Robert Battle's Journey to Alvin Ailey
Narrated by: Lesa Cline-Ransome
Created: Oct 25, 2018
Amina's Voice
Narrated by: Hena Khan
Created: Oct 24, 2018
Satchel Paige
Narrated by: Lesa Cline-Ransome
Created: Oct 24, 2018
After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again
Narrated by: Dan Santat
Created: Oct 24, 2018
Hoot and Peep
Narrated by: Lita Judge
Created: Oct 23, 2018
Drawn Together
Narrated by Illustrator Dan Santat
Created: Oct 23, 2018
Drawn Together
Narrated by: Minh Lê
Created: Oct 23, 2018
Cookie Fiasco, The
Narrated by: Dan Santat
Created: Oct 23, 2018
Let Me Finish!
Narrated by: Minh Lê
Created: Oct 23, 2018
Zoobots: Wild Robots Inspired by Real Animals
Narrated by: Helaine Becker
Created: Oct 23, 2018
Ode to Underwear
Narrated by: Helaine Becker
Created: Oct 19, 2018
Sloth at the Zoom
Narrated by: Helaine Becker
Created: Oct 18, 2018
Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed the World
Narrated by: Mackenzi Lee
Created: Oct 18, 2018
Stitch in Time, A
Narrated by: Daphne Kalmar
Created: Oct 16, 2018
Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue, The
Narrated by: Mackenzi Lee
Created: Oct 16, 2018
Hubots: Real-World Robots Inspired by Humans
Narrated by: Helaine Becker
Created: Oct 16, 2018
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13
Narrated by: Helaine Becker
Created: Oct 15, 2018
This Monstrous Thing
Narrated by: Mackenzi Lee
Created: Oct 15, 2018
Lies They Tell, The
Narrated by: Gillian French
Created: Oct 12, 2018
Everlasting Nora
Narrated by: Marie Miranda Cruz
Created: Oct 12, 2018
Grit
Narrated by: Gillian French
Created: Oct 11, 2018
Door to January, The
Narrated by: Gillian French
Created: Oct 11, 2018
Electric Arches
Narrated by: Eve L. Ewing
Created: Oct 10, 2018
Shakespeare's Secret
Narrated by: Elise Broach
Created: Oct 9, 2018
My Pet Wants a Pet
Narrated by: Elise Broach
Created: Oct 9, 2018
When Dinosaurs Came with Everything
Narrated by: Elise Broach
Created: Oct 5, 2018
Black Bird of the Gallows
Narrated by: Meg Kassel
Created: Oct 5, 2018
Sacred
Narrated by: Elana K. Arnold
Created: Oct 5, 2018
Far from Fair
Narrated by: Elana K. Arnold
Created: Oct 4, 2018
Damsel
Narrated by: Elana K. Arnold
Created: Oct 4, 2018
Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines
Narrated by Illustrator Dow Phumiruk
Created: Oct 3, 2018
Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora, The
Narrated by: Pablo Cartaya
Created: Oct 3, 2018
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13
Narrated by Illustrator Dow Phumiruk
Created: Oct 3, 2018
Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish
Narrated by: Pablo Cartaya
Created: Oct 3, 2018
Forget Tomorrow
Narrated by: Pintip Dunn
Created: Oct 2, 2018
Girl with the Parrot on Her Head, The
Narrated by: Daisy Hirst
Created: Oct 1, 2018
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