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Meet-the-Author Book Readings (1,961)

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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Camp Panda: Helping Cubs Return to the Wild
Narrated by: Catherine Thimmesh
Created: Mar 12, 2019
We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga
Narrated by: Traci Sorell
Created: Mar 11, 2019
Origin of Life on Earth, The: An African Creation Myth
Narrated by Illustrator Kathleen Atkins Wilson
Created: Mar 11, 2019
Book of Boy, The
Narrated by: Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Created: Mar 7, 2019
When Angels Sing: The Story of Rock Legend Carlos Santana
Narrated by Author Michael Mahin and Illustrator Jose Ramirez
Created: Mar 6, 2019
They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid's Poems
Narrated by: David Bowles
Created: Mar 6, 2019
Girl Made of Stars, The
Narrated by: Ashley Herring Blake
Created: Mar 4, 2019
Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World
Narrated by: Ashley Herring Blake
Created: Mar 1, 2019
You Bring the Distant Near
Narrated by: Mitali Perkins
Created: Feb 27, 2019
Monday's Not Coming
Narrated by: Tiffany D. Jackson
Created: Feb 27, 2019
Heart in a Body in the World, A
Narrated by: Deb Caletti
Created: Feb 26, 2019
I, Claudia
Narrated by: Mary McCoy
Created: Feb 19, 2019
Baby Monkey, Private Eye
Narrated by Creators Brian Selznick and David Serlin
Created: Feb 18, 2019
Day You Begin, The
Narrated by Illustrator Rafael Lopez
Created: Feb 15, 2019
Let's Have a Dog Party
Narrated by: Mikela Prevost
Created: Feb 14, 2019
Imagine!
Narrated by Illustrator Raul Colon
Created: Feb 13, 2019
Rough Patch, The
Narrated by: Brian Lies
Created: Feb 12, 2019
Dreamers
Narrated by: Yuyi Morales
Created: Feb 12, 2019
Ocean Meets Sky
Narrated by Authors Terry and Eric Fan
Created: Feb 11, 2019
Night Gardener, The
Narrated by Authors Eric and Terry Fan
Created: Feb 11, 2019
Martin Rising: Requiem for a King
Narrated by Author Andrea Davis Pinkney and Illustrator Brian Pinkney
Created: Feb 11, 2019
Assassination of Brangwain Spurge, The
Narrated by Authors M. T. Anderon and Eugene Yelchin
Created: Feb 11, 2019
Song for a Whale
Narrated by: Lynne Kelly
Created: Feb 11, 2019
Stuff of Stars, The
Narrated by: Marion Dane Bauer
Created: Feb 8, 2019
Louisiana's Way Home
Narrated by: Kate DiCamillo
Created: Feb 8, 2019
There's a Monster in Your Book
Narrated by: Tom Fletcher
Created: Feb 8, 2019
Few Red Drops, A: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919
Narrated by: Claire Hartfield
Created: Feb 8, 2019
Life
Narrated by Illustrator Brendan Wenzel
Created: Feb 6, 2019
Hello Hello
Narrated by: Brendan Wenzel
Created: Feb 5, 2019
They All Saw a Cat
Narrated by: Brendan Wenzel
Created: Feb 5, 2019
Fire Starters
Narrated by illustrator Scott B. Henderson
Created: Feb 5, 2019
Merci Suárez Changes Gears
Narrated by: Meg Medina
Created: Feb 5, 2019
Down Among the Sticks and Bones
Narrated by: Seanan McGuire
Created: Jan 30, 2019
Last, The
Narrated by: Katherine Applegate
Created: Jan 29, 2019
Big Mooncake for Little Star, A
Narrated by: Grace Lin
Created: Jan 22, 2019
Hippy-Hoppy Toad, A
Narrated by: Peggy Archer
Created: Jan 22, 2019
Town Is by the Sea
Narrated by: Joanne Schwartz
Created: Jan 21, 2019
Hey, Kiddo
Narrated by: Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Created: Jan 11, 2019
Play This Book
Narrated by: Jessica Young
Created: Jan 11, 2019
My Blue Is Happy
Narrated by: Jessica Young
Created: Jan 11, 2019
Mission to Space
Narrated by: John Herrington
Created: Jan 10, 2019
Hearts Unbroken
Narrated by: Cynthia Leitich Smith
Created: Jan 10, 2019
Fall in Line, Holden!
Narrated by: Daniel W. Vandever
Created: Jan 9, 2019
Cold Is in Her Bones, The
Narrated by: Peternelle van Arsdale
Created: Jan 8, 2019
ABC's of LGBT+, The
Narrated by: Ash Hardell
Created: Jan 7, 2019
Darius the Great Is Not Okay
Narrated by: Adib Khorram
Created: Dec 28, 2018
Shooting at the Stars: The Christmas Truce of 1914
Narrated by: John Hendrix
Created: Dec 28, 2018
Miracle Man: The Story of Jesus
Narrated by: John Hendrix
Created: Dec 27, 2018
Faithful Spy, The: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler
Narrated by: John Hendrix
Created: Dec 27, 2018
Blood Water Paint
Narrated by: Joy McCullough
Created: Dec 27, 2018
Assassin's Curse, The
Narrated by: Kevin Sands
Created: Dec 27, 2018
Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster
Narrated by: Jonathan Auxier
Created: Dec 26, 2018
What the Night Sings
Narrated by: Vesper Stamper
Created: Dec 26, 2018
Map of Salt and Stars, The
Narrated by: Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar
Created: Dec 21, 2018
Harriet Gets Carried Away
Narrated by: Jessie Sima
Created: Dec 21, 2018
Islandborn
Narrated by Illustrator Leo Espinosa
Created: Dec 21, 2018
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