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Read Out Loud

Watch as best selling children's book authors read their own work out loud! In this episode, Noah Noasaurus woke up feeling very No. No to brushing his teeth. No to eating breakfast. And definitely No to playing with his little brother. Things only get worse when Noah goes for a walk and relentlessly cheerful Toby Rex, Brian Brontosaurus, and Ava Ceratops follow him.


KidLit TV's flagship series, StoryMakers is an entertaining talk show highlighting bestselling KidLit authors and illustrators. The series is hosted by Rocco Staino, contributing editor at School Library Journal, a contributing writer at The Huffington Post, and Director of Empire State Center for the Book, affiliate of the U.S. Library of Congress. In this episode, all the animals at the Open Bud Ranch can see that Jack likes keeping his space to himself. But when Charlie arrives, he doesn’t see Jack at all. He’s still getting used to seeing out of only one of his eyes. The two get off to a bumpy star but will ultimately change each other's lives for the better.


in the Kitchen

This special edition series of StoryMakers features Rocco Staino and bestselling authors recreating recipes from their beloved books. In this episode, Rocco and Jessie Janowitz are baking up a batch of fun in the kitchen using a recipe from the second book in Jessie’s Doughnut Fix Series, The Doughnut King! The Doughnut Stop has a major supply issue: they just can't make enough doughnuts. 

Ready Set Draw!

This series teaches young artists step by step how to draw their favorite characters straight from the books they love to read. In this episode, just because you’re extremely cute, doesn’t mean you can’t operate a bulldozer! From author-illustrator David Gordon comes a fun, funny, and whimsical take on believing in yourself and telling bullies who’s boss!

Publisher's Spotlight

Rocco takes to the street to interview professional authors, publishers, and illustrators in their natural habitat. In this video Rocco meets Leo Timmers at a convention in New York City and they talk about his new book Monkey on the Run. In this wordless book originally published in the Netherlands, a monkey father picks up his child in a zippy-looking banana motorcycle and promptly gets caught in traffic.

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