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Meet-the-Author Book Readings (1,635)

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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Eyes of the World: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and the Invention of Modern Photojournalism
Narrated by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos
Created: Feb 14, 2018
Dear Martin
Narrated by: Nic Stone
Created: Feb 12, 2018
Stars Beneath Our Feet, The
Narrated by: David Barclay Moore
Created: Feb 12, 2018
Unicorn Quest, The
Narrated by: Kamilla Benko
Created: Jan 15, 2018
Saints and Misfits
Narrated by: S.K. Ali
Created: Jan 15, 2018
Starfish
Narrated by: Akemi Dawn Bowman
Created: Jan 15, 2018
Best in Snow
Narrated by: April Pulley Sayre
Created: Jan 11, 2018
Raindrops Roll
Narrated by: April Pulley Sayre
Created: Jan 11, 2018
Squirrels Leap, Squirrels Sleep
Narrated by: April Pulley Sayre
Created: Jan 11, 2018
Devils Within
Narrated by: S.F. Henson
Created: Jan 3, 2018
Class Action
Narrated by: Steven B. Frank
Created: Dec 28, 2017
Armstrong and Charlie
Narrated by: Steven B. Frank
Created: Dec 26, 2017
All the Way to Havana
Narrated by Illustrator Mike Curato
Created: Dec 22, 2017
Little Elliot, Big City
Narrated by: Mike Curato
Created: Dec 22, 2017
Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion
Narrated by: Loree Griffin Burns
Created: Dec 22, 2017
One Very Big Bear
No narrator.
Created: Dec 19, 2017
And the Robot Went . . .
Narrated by Author Michelle Robinson
Created: Dec 19, 2017
There's a Lion in My Cornflakes
Narrated by Author Michelle Robinson
Created: Dec 14, 2017
Dreamwood
Narrated by: Heather Mackey
Created: Dec 11, 2017
Epic Crush of Genie Lo, The
Narrated by: F.C. Yee
Created: Dec 11, 2017
Grand Canyon
Narrated by: Jason Chin
Created: Dec 1, 2017
Redwoods
Narrated by: Jason Chin
Created: Dec 1, 2017
Before She Was Harriet
Narrated by Author Lesa Cline-Ransome and illustrator James. E. Ransome
Created: Dec 1, 2017
Sled Dog School
Narrated by: Terry Lynn Johnson
Created: Nov 30, 2017
Overboard!
Narrated by: Terry Lynn Johnson
Created: Nov 30, 2017
Ice Dogs
Narrated by: Terry Lynn Johnson
Created: Nov 30, 2017
Mez's Magic
Narrated by Author Eliot Schrefer
Created: Nov 30, 2017
Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau
Narrated by Author Andrea Beaty
Created: Nov 22, 2017
Ada Twist, Scientist
Narrated by Author Andrea Beaty
Created: Nov 22, 2017
Rosie Revere, Engineer
Narrated by Author Andrea Beaty
Created: Nov 22, 2017
Iggy Peck, Architect
Narrated by Author Andrea Beaty
Created: Nov 22, 2017
Alexander Hamilton: The Making of America
Narrated by: Teri Kanefield
Created: Nov 16, 2017
I Am Yoga
Narrated by: Susan Verde
Created: Nov 8, 2017
I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness
Narrated by: Susan Verde
Created: Nov 8, 2017
Museum, The
Narrated by: Susan Verde
Created: Nov 7, 2017
Life on Surtsey: Iceland's Upstart Island
Narrated by: Loree Griffin Burns
Created: Nov 2, 2017
Therese Makes a Tapestry
Narrated by: Alexandra S.D. Hinrichs
Created: Oct 31, 2017
Nian Monster, The
Narrated by: Andrea Wang
Created: Oct 27, 2017
Landscape with Invisible Hand
Narrated by: M.T. Anderson
Created: Oct 23, 2017
Yvain: The Knight of the Lion
Narrated by: M.T. Anderson
Created: Oct 18, 2017
Scorpion Rules, The
Narrated by: Erin Bow
Created: Oct 18, 2017
Sorrow's Knot
Narrated by: Erin Bow
Created: Oct 18, 2017
Auma's Long Run
Narrated by: Eucabeth A. Odhiambo
Created: Oct 18, 2017
Vanderbeekers of 141st Street, The
Narrated by: Karina Yan Glaser
Created: Oct 4, 2017
Pearl Thief, The
Narrated by: Elizabeth Wein
Created: Sep 14, 2017
Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters
Narrated by illustrator Evan Turk
Created: Aug 30, 2017
Grandfather Gandhi
Narrated by illustrator Evan Turk
Created: Aug 30, 2017
Storyteller, The
Narrated by: Evan Turk
Created: Aug 30, 2017
Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team
Narrated by: Steve Sheinkin
Created: Aug 25, 2017
Great Pet Escape, The
Narrated by: Victoria Jamieson
Created: Aug 25, 2017
March Book Three
Narrated by: John Lewis
Created: Aug 25, 2017
March Book Two
Narrated by: John Lewis
Created: Aug 25, 2017
March Book One
Narrated by: John Lewis
Created: Aug 25, 2017
Big Cat, Little Cat
Narrated by: Elisha Cooper
Created: Aug 24, 2017
Midnight at the Electric
Narrated by: Jodi Lynn Anderson
Created: Aug 24, 2017
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