Kids and Family

This Month’s Featured Book / Videos, April 2021, from

Storyline Online:

The Empty Pot, Written & Illustrated by Demi, read by Rami Malek

Trombone Shorty, Written by Troy Andrews, Illustrated by Bryan Collier,

Read by Angela Bassett

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As Fast As Words Could Fly, Written by Pamela M. Tuck, Illustrated by Eric Velasquez, Read by Dule Hill

“A very beautiful story, this one really touched my heart! ” (C. Mix)

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The Kiss That Missed, written & illustrated by David Melling, read by Karan Brar

The Elves and the Shoemaker, by Jim LaMarche, Illustrator, written by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm, read by Chrissy Metz

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
Read by Barbara Lloyd

Dedicated to our dear friend
Mimi Neff

{Please watch the film until the end
to see our special dedication}

With a special thank you 
to Susan Haefner
for directing, filming,
and editing this project


Check out J.K. Rowlings new on-line book project,

The Ickabog

Stain Glass Window inside the Wilder Memorial Library. Our own little Hogwarts corner of Weston Vermont.

Steve Swinburne, one of our favorite local Children’s Books Authors, from South Londonderry, Vt., reads from 3 of his animal books for Earth Day, 2020. We’ll keep this one up for awhile, as everyday, should be Earth Day!

Stephen Swinburne

Fun and Educational Resources for Kids and All Ages!

AMKK presents: Botanical Animation – The Story of Flowers

Four Science Vermont

VINS, ECHO, Fairbanks, and Montshire have developed this partnership to offer inter-institutional support, guidance, coordination, and strategic development of STEM experiences for Vermonters in this time of crisis. Each of us are drawing from its unique collections, areas of educational focus, and talents in engagement to provide a robust offering of learning experiences. Four Science Vermont

Students Can Respond to Daily Writing Prompts, Inspired by The New York Times, at Home for Free!

Vermont Institute of Natural Science – VINS At Home Education Resources

Vins Youtube Channel also contains many educational videos from staff.

Maple Sugaring Storytime from the Joslin Memorial Library, in Waitsfield, Vermont! Posted 03/31/20

Montshire Museum of Science

Instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, to help kids continue dreaming, learning for free via Audible.  All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
Virtual Field Trips

Daily P.E. Workouts for Kids

Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators  SCBWI, Directory for Remote Learning Resources  (over 300 resources from children’s book writers, illustrators & organizations)   SCBWI, Directory for Remote Learning Resources

Go Comics!

Dani Duck – Fun For Kids!

Favorite Authors Host Story Time Online

Kate Messner, Read, Wonder and Learn!

Kids can Watch Astronauts Read Stories From Space

NASA has a treat for you!  Their entire collection of images, sounds, and videos are  available and publicly searchable online. It’s 140,000 photos and other resources available for you to see, or even download and use it any way you like.

Discover Smithsonian’s Learning Lab
Lots of Animal Fun from the San Diego Zoo
Actor Josh Gad Reads Books to Kids Online Nightly!

Hey Wizarding Fans! Look at the treasure Jessica found!

Daniel Radcliffe reads the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone/Sorcerer’s Stone, as part of Harry Potter At Home. Look out for more special video readings in the upcoming weeks. Click on the link below!

1st chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone/Sorcerer’s Stone

Wizarding World Harry Potter At Home

Cultural Resources for All Ages!

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, 1965

15 Broadway Plays and Musicals To Watch On Stage From Home

Explore National Parks via 360 Degree Virtual Tours

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Tour 12 Famous Museums Around the World
Tour Six Beautiful Italian Museums from Home
Take Ivy League Courses Online – Free!

More Story reading on-line videos for kids and families!

The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake, written by Robin Gorman Newman, illustrated by Deborah Zemke, read by Wanda Sykes

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Private I. Guana, Written & Illustrated by Nina Laden, Read by Esai Morales

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To Be a Drum, Written by, Evelyn Coleman, Illustrated by, Aminah Robinson,

Read by James Earl Jones

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Guji Guji, Written & Illustrated by Chih-Yaun Chen, Read by Robert Guillaume

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The Hula-Hoppin’ Queen, Written By Thelma Lynne Godin, Illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton, Read by Oprah Winfrey

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Rent Party Jazz, Written by William Miller, Illustrated by Charlotte Riley-Webb,

Read by Viola Davis

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How I Learned Geography, written & Illustrated by Uri Schulevitz, read by Ed O’Neill

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My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother, written & illustrated by Patricia Polacco, read by Melissa Gilbert

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Please Please the Bees, by Gerald Kelley, read by Rashida Jones

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Silvester and the Magic Pebble, written & illustrated by William Steig, read by Reid Scott

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Catching the Moon, written by Crystal Hubbard, illustrated by Randy DuBurk, read by Kevin Costner and Jillian Estell

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Lotus and Feather, written by Ji-li Jiang, Illustrated by Julie Downing, read by Michelle Yeoh

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The Tale of Peter Rabbit, by Beatrix Potter, read by Rose Byrne

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Sophie’s Masterpiece by Eileene Spinelli, Illustrated by Jane Dyer, Read by CCH Pounder

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Me and My Cat?, by Satoshi Kitamura, read by Elijah Wood

from Storyline Online!

Here are a few more of our favorite videos from Storyline Online – enjoy!

Harry the Dirty Dog, by Gene Zion, Illustrated by Margaret Bloy Graham, read by Betty White

Library Lion, by Michelle Knudsen, Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes, read by Mindy Sterling

Hey, That’s My Monster! by Amanda Noll, Illustrated by Howard McWilliam, read by Lily Tomlin

And there’s More!
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.

We hope you enjoy these stories and that you will check back with us for new information, resources and more storytelling!