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Meet-the-Author Book Readings (1,921)

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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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
Julián is a Mermaid
Narrated by: Jessica Love
Created: Dec 20, 2018
In Real Life
Narrated by Author Jen Wang
Created: Dec 20, 2018
It's Not Like It's a Secret
Narrated by: Misa Sugiura
Created: Dec 20, 2018
Prince and the Dressmaker, The
Narrated by: Jen Wang
Created: Dec 20, 2018
When the Moon Comes
Narrated by: Paul Harbridge
Created: Dec 20, 2018
Laughing at My Nightmare
Narrated by: Shane Burcaw
Created: Dec 17, 2018
With Malice
Narrated by: Eileen Cook
Created: Dec 17, 2018
We Are Here to Stay: Voices of Undocumented Young Adults
Narrated by: Susan Kuklin
Created: Dec 17, 2018
Hanging Girl, The
Narrated by: Eileen Cook
Created: Dec 17, 2018
Town Is by the Sea
Narrated by Illustrator Sydney Smith
Created: Dec 14, 2018
King & Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats
Narrated by: Dori Hillestad Butler
Created: Dec 13, 2018
Haunted Library, The
Narrated by: Dori Hillestad Butler
Created: Dec 13, 2018
Case of the Lost Boy, The
Narrated by: Dori Hillestad Butler
Created: Dec 13, 2018
Snow Pony and the Seven Miniature Ponies
Narrated by Illustrator Jessie Sima
Created: Dec 5, 2018
Tata's Earrings
Narrated by: Desirée Calderón de Fawaz
Created: Dec 5, 2018
Mapping Sam
Narrated by: Joyce Hesselberth
Created: Dec 5, 2018
Ode to an Onion: Pablo Neruda & His Muse
Narrated by: Alexandria Giardino
Created: Dec 3, 2018
Misfits
Narrated by: Jen Calonita
Created: Nov 27, 2018
Undocumented: A Worker's Fight
Narrated by: Duncan Tonatiuh
Created: Nov 26, 2018
Salsa: Un Poema Para Cocinar / A Cooking Poem
Narrated by Illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh
Created: Nov 13, 2018
Enormous Smallness: A Story of e. e. cummings
Narrated by Illustrator Kris Di Giacomo
Created: Nov 13, 2018
Danza!: Amalia Hernandez and Mexico's Folkloric Ballet
Narrated by: Duncan Tonatiuh
Created: Nov 9, 2018
Take Away the A
Narrated by Illustrator Kris Di Giacomo
Created: Nov 8, 2018
Flunked
Narrated by: Jen Calonita
Created: Nov 6, 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
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