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Meet-the-Author Book Readings (1,718)

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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Baby's First Words
Narrated by Authors Sunny Scribens and Stefanie Paige Wieder
Created: Jun 13, 2018
Best We Could Do, The: An Illustrated Memoir
by Thi Bui
Narrated by: Thi Bui
Created: Jun 12, 2018
Violent Ends
Narrated by: Shaun David Hutchinson
Created: Jun 8, 2018
Feral Youth
Narrated by: Shaun David Hutchinson
Created: Jun 8, 2018
At the Edge of the Universe
Narrated by: Shaun David Hutchinson
Created: Jun 8, 2018
Backstagers, The: Vol. 1
Narrated by: James Tynion, IV
Created: Jun 8, 2018
Baby's First Words
Narrated by Illustrator Christiane Engel
Created: Jun 5, 2018
Night Diary, The
Narrated by: Veera Hiranandani
Created: Jun 5, 2018
Whole Story of Half a Girl, The
Narrated by: Veera Hiranandani
Created: Jun 5, 2018
Written in the Stars
Narrated by: Aisha Saeed
Created: Jun 5, 2018
Amal Unbound
Narrated by: Aisha Saeed
Created: Jun 5, 2018
Marvelous Cornelius: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans
Narrated by Illustrator John Parra
Created: May 9, 2018
Noteworthy
Narrated by: Riley Redgate
Created: May 9, 2018
Gracias / Thanks
Narrated by Illustrator John Parra
Created: May 8, 2018
Roughneck
Narrated by: Jeff Lemire
Created: May 8, 2018
Backstagers and the Ghost Light, The
Narrated by Illustrator Rian Sygh
Created: May 8, 2018
Seven Ways We Lie
Narrated by: Riley Redgate
Created: May 7, 2018
Final Draft
Narrated by: Riley Redgate
Created: May 7, 2018
Silent Days, Silent Dreams
Narrated by: Allen Say
Created: May 7, 2018
Murderer's Ape, The
Narrated by: Jakob Wegelius
Created: May 2, 2018
Treehouse Heroes & the Forgotten Beast, The
Narrated by Illustrator Alina Chau
Created: Apr 18, 2018
Nian Monster, The
Narrated by Illustrator Alina Chau
Created: Apr 17, 2018
Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova
Narrated by Author Laurel Snyder
Created: Apr 16, 2018
Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos
Narrated by Illustrator John Parra
Created: Apr 16, 2018
#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women
Narrated by Author Lisa Charleyboy
Created: Apr 13, 2018
#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women
Narrated by Author Mary Beth Leatherdale
Created: Apr 13, 2018
In Mary's Garden
Narrated by: Tina Kugler
Created: Apr 12, 2018
Wild
Narrated by: Emily Hughes
Created: Apr 10, 2018
As the Crow Flies
Narrated by: Melanie Gillman
Created: Apr 10, 2018
King & Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats
Narrated by Illustrator Nancy Meyers
Created: Apr 5, 2018
Charlie & Mouse
Narrated by Illustrator Emily Hughes
Created: Apr 5, 2018
Breathe
Narrated by: Sarah Crossan
Created: Apr 5, 2018
Apple and Rain
Narrated by: Sarah Crossan
Created: Apr 5, 2018
Moonrise
Narrated by: Sarah Crossan
Created: Apr 5, 2018
Brave Bear, A
Narrated by Illustrator Emily Hughes
Created: Apr 5, 2018
My Awesome Summer by P. Mantis
Narrated by: Paul Meisel
Created: Apr 5, 2018
See Me Run
Narrated by: Paul Meisel
Created: Apr 5, 2018
First Rule of Punk, The
Narrated by: Celia C. Perez
Created: Apr 5, 2018
Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets
Narrated by Illustrator Ekua Holmes
Created: Mar 19, 2018
Dog's Purpose, A
Narrated by: W. Bruce Cameron
Created: Mar 15, 2018
Bailey's Story
Narrated by: W. Bruce Cameron
Created: Mar 15, 2018
You Go First
Narrated by: Erin Entrada Kelly
Created: Mar 15, 2018
Zoo Scientists to the Rescue
Narrated by Author Patricia Newman
Created: Mar 14, 2018
Neema's Reason to Smile
Narrated by: Patricia Newman
Created: Mar 14, 2018
Snail and Worm Again
Narrated by: Tina Kugler
Created: Mar 13, 2018
Alma and How She Got Her Name
Narrated by: Juana Martinez-Neal
Created: Mar 13, 2018
Ghost Catcher, The: A Bengali Folktale
Narrated by Authors Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss
Created: Mar 12, 2018
Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix
Narrated by Illustrator Man One
Created: Mar 12, 2018
Different Pond, A
by Bao Phi and Thi Bui
Narrated by Illustrator Thi Bui
Created: Mar 12, 2018
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut
Narrated by Illustrator Gordon C. James
Created: Mar 12, 2018
Different Pond, A
by Bao Phi and Thi Bui
Narrated by Author Bao Phi
Created: Mar 12, 2018
Noodleheads See the Future
Narrated by Authors Mitch Weiss and Martha Hamilton
Created: Mar 9, 2018
Charlie & Mouse
Narrated by Author Laurel Snyder
Created: Mar 9, 2018
Question of Miracles, The
Narrated by: Elana K. Arnold
Created: Mar 7, 2018
What Girls Are Made of
Narrated by: Elana K. Arnold
Created: Mar 7, 2018
Boy Called Bat, A
Narrated by Author Elana K. Arnold
Created: Mar 7, 2018
Hello, Universe
Narrated by: Erin Entrada Kelly
Created: Mar 7, 2018
Water Gift and the Pig of the Pig, The
Narrated by Author Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Created: Mar 6, 2018
Snowflake Bentley
Narrated by Author Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Created: Mar 6, 2018
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