Children's Resources

  1. Shared by Authors
  2. COVID-19 Resources

Click on the links to enjoy stories, art and more with famous Children's Book authors.

  • Dav Pilkey's Fun Friday videos feature read-alouds from his books as well as drawing lessons.
  • Frozen's Josh Gad is reading books to kids on his Twitter account.
  • Jim Gill sings A Soup Opera
  • Join your favorite authors as they host story time on #OPERATIONSTORYTIME. Authors include Jan Brett, Susie Jaramillo, Sophie Blackall, Anica Mrose Rissi, Steven Weinberg, Shawn Harris, Molly Idle, Ame Dyckman, Eva Chen, Karen Romano Young, Dan Gutman, Dav Pilkey and Dolly Parton.
  • Mo Willems, creator of the Pigeon, Elephant & Piggie and many more is sharing his daily lunch doodles on his site The Pigeon Presents.
  • Pete the Cat's author, James Dean, is sharing live readings and drawing via Instagram
  • has provided a list of authors sharing their stories.  This list is a sorted collection with picture book authors, middle grade authors and young adult authors. Authors on the list include Mac Barnett, Oprah Winfrey, Kate Messner, David Shannon, Tony DiTerlizzi, Jeff Kinney, Jarrett Krosoczka, J.K. Rowling, John Green, Will Hobbs and many more!

Resources provided by the South Dakota State Library:

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Elementary, Middle, HS
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World Book DramaWorld Book Dramatic LearningWorld Book ELWorld Book Early Learning

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World Book KidsWorld Book Kids

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Elementary & Middle School

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Grades 7-12

Elementary School
Middle School
Middle & High School

Additional Sites, not all have been vetted by Librarians:

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Entertaining games that teach math & reading skills.
Simple games, music & stories.
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Interactive learning play.
Educational games

Games & videos based on PBS’s award-winning shows.
Games, videos, math, reading and more.
Learn the alphabet and begin reading.
Preschool library
Reviews and age recommendations for books, movies, video games & apps.
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Day by Day VA
New content daily, including songs, rhymes, videos & more.

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Free screening tools, links, resources and activities.
Free, evidence-based information about reading.
Literacy resources which include activities and parent resource materials.

Early childhood development resources for parents & caregivers.

Kid’s Catalog!