Virtual Storytimes

Art Gallery of Burlington: Starting in July, tune in twice a week for a 90-minute live webcast hosted by an artist and musical guest. For each episode, a different dynamic duo will walk viewers through an art project using ingredients you can find at home.

Mr. Kane's Storytime: The kindergarten teacher whose drag persona makes up one half of Fay & Fluffy, reads a different picture book every weekday, for kindergarteners everywhere.

YMCA at Home: At-home arts and craft activities, as well as early years songs, all free and available online.

Eden Mills Writers' Festival: A series of online events for kids featuring the very best of emerging and established Canadian writers, from May to October. Register in advance.Bibliovideo: A YouTube channel all about Canadian books for young people, including author interviews, read-alongs, how-to demos and more.

Author Mac Barnett: Mac Barnett hosts Mac Barnett’s Book Club Show on Instagram Live. He reads his books and hosts Live Cartoons.Author Peter H Reynolds: On Fridays, Peter Reynolds reads one of his books and/or draws on Facebook Live.

OperationStoryTime on Instagram: Search #operationstorytime on social media to find authors reading their works online.Penguin Kids: Penguin Kids shares read alouds on Instagram Live.

Author Todd Parr: Todd Parr reads one of his books and/or does a fun activity on Instagram Live (previous recordings available in posts).

We are Teachers: The Big List of children’s authors doing online read alouds and activities.

The Ladybird Fancypants Show: Not your average drag queen storytime.

Jbrary: A directory of online storytimes and resources for songs and rhymes.

Read The World: Artist Howard Donald reads My Hero is You, How kids can fight COVID-19, in support of the World Health Organization.

Zoo School To You: Virtual learning from the Toronto Zoo.

Author Oliver Jeffers: Oliver Jeffers reads one of his books or creates a new story.

Julie's Library: A storytime podcast for families starring Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton.

Therapeutic Paws of Canada: Listen to a variety of stories, poems, and heartwarming tales with TPOC Pet Therapy Teams.

Dr. Seuss Raps Over Dr. Dre Beats: You've never heard The Lorax, Green Eggs & Ham, and more quite like this.

Catherine Hernandez: Catherine reads aloud on Facebook.

PBS Kids: PBS Kids Read-ALong series, including Michelle Obama.

Sterling, Best Dog Ever: Reading by Aidan Cassie.

Anita Daher: Author of books for middle-schoolers reads chapters online.

Rain Boy: Read-along with Dylan Glynn.

Truck Got Stuck: Read along with author/illustrator Jenny Lee Learn.

Dragons in a Bag: Author Zetta Elliott, reads the first three chapters of her book online.

Drawing lessons: With Kevin Sylvester, author of the Neil Flambé series.

Flamingo Rampant: Racially diverse and LGBTQ-positive children's books read online.

Dav Pilkey at Home: Captain Underpants writer/illustrator hosts virtual readings, drawing classes and more, live online Fridays.

Everyone Can Learn Math: Read aloud video with Alice Aspinall.

Mrs. P’s Magic Library: Actress Kathy Kinney, in character as Mrs. P, reads classic children’s stories.

Chasing Lemurs: Primatologist Keriann McGoogan leads a biodiverse, wonder-filled and harrowing rainforest trek.

Audible Stories: Free audiobooks for kids and teenagers.

Storytime Online: Listen to famous actors and personalities like Betty White, Oprah, and Kristin Bell read children’s books.

If You Met a Yeti: Author Amy Leask gives a spirited reading of her book.

YPlay: YMCA programs for kids, including songs and crafts.

Wendy McLeod MacKnight: The detective fiction writer read chapters from her books geared towards middle schoolers on Instagram Live.

Kenneth Oppel: Kenneth reads aloud from his books. All ages.

Debbie Ridpath Ohi: Read aloud videos, as well as print-ready activities and more.

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