Friday, January 24, 2014

NBF Webcasts Live on LOC.GOV

No Funds to Sponsor
an Author Visit to Your School or Library? 
Watch Webcasts of Favorite Authors for Young People on the Library of Congress Website

Author and illustrator Grace Lin talks about her books
at the 2013 National Book Festival.
Each year dozens of award-winning authors make their way to Washington, DC to meet and speak with book lovers from all over the country at the Library of Congress National Book Festival. To ensure that those who are unable to travel to DC can enjoy the authors' presentations, the Library of Congress records on video every one of the book festival's presentations. 

Author Susan Cooper spoke about her early work, as well as
her most recent book Ghost Hawk.
The Library's webcast library enables you and the young people in your life to watch and listen to their favorite authors. To check out the webcasts from the 2013 National Book Festival, click here.  Webcasts from previous years are also available, providing videos of hundreds of authors talking about their books for readers young and old!

Former National Ambassadors for Young
People's Literature Jon Scieszka and
Katherine Paterson.
And you won't want to miss the video of the National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance's Readers Theater presentation, which featured two former National Ambassadors for Young People's Literature--Katherine Paterson and Jon Scieszka--as well as award-winning authors extraordinaire Susan Cooper and Grace Lin! Also participating were special guests Carol Rasco, President and CEO of Reading Is Fundamental, and literacy advocate Lynda Johnson Robb, a founding board member and Chairman Emeritus of RIF. NCBLA President and Executive Director Mary Brigid Barrett introduced the presentation, which was created for adults and children of all ages. 

To watch the Readers Theater presentation video, click here. And to learn all about Readers Theater AND download easy-to-print copies of our scripts that you can use in the classroom, click here