With libraries and schools shut down across the nation during the COVID-19 pandemic, our access to books is a little more limited. Publishers, authors, illustrators, and other professionals across the nation–and throughout the world–are sharing stories in creative ways.
One of the ways I am working to share literature is by offering free versions for most of my books during March and April. Some of these titles will be available as free Kindle books during certain times (I’ll post the titles and dates they are available for free below).
For other titles, I am creating “visual audiobooks” and will post them on my blog, along with free printable resources to help students connect with the story and words they may be learning (or reinforcing). Access to these videos will be available through May 31st, 2020.
Many of my books contain enrichment sections at the end with questions and activities for students. In addition, I create activity packets to go along with most of my books. These activity packets can be found on each book’s page on my website.
Free books from March 30-31 (clicking on a title will take you to the Kindle page):
Some of my friends began compiling a list on Facebook of things to do while we “shelter in place” and practice social distancing. The collaborative list inspired me to create a Boredom Busters Bingo card. If you’d like to print this out, simply click on the picture above or on the title in this paragraph.
The ideas on the card are family- and child-friendly, but can also fit a variety of ages.
If you use the card and you get a Bingo, comment on this post within the next four weeks and you will win a pdf with printable bookmarks.
If you use the card and you get a Blackout, comment on this post within the next four weeks and you’ll win a 6″ X 8″ digital copy of my fine art illustration called Gary’s Dinner Surprise as well.
Here’s to being creative, and to finding meaningful ways to engage with one another–whether it’s in the virtual realm or in person.