Skip to Content
kidsread-banner

KidsRead @Home

Throughout the school year, our KidsRead program gives us a unique opportunity to help foster a love of reading and writing. Bringing NYC school kids into our beautiful space to meet and speak with authors is something we cherish and we look forward to continuing in the (hopefully) near future!

In the meantime, we’re introducing KidsRead @Home! We’ve partnered with some of our stellar children’s and YA authors who have generously given their time in crafting resources for students, parents, and teachers to use from home.


Interested in getting involved? Reach out!

Head Librarian

Allison Escoto

  • debbimichikoflorencephoto-scaled-e1579101706790-600x600

    Debbi Michiko Florence: Jasmine Toguchi, Drummer Girl

    Debbi Michiko Florence: Jasmine Toguchi, Drummer Girl

    Debbi Michiko Florence reads from Book 3 of her Jasmine Toguchi series, Jasmine Toguchi, Girl Drummer. Jasmine worries that she will be the only one with no talent to share in the school talent show until her mother brings out her taiko drum. There’s also a special writing exercise after the reading, so be sure to watch through to the end!

    Click here to buy a copy for your home library!

  • 8054196

    Lance Rubin's Q&A for Crying, Laughing

    Lance Rubin's Q&A for Crying, Laughing

    Lance Rubin’s third novel, Crying, Laughing is the bittersweet story of one quirky teenage girl’s attempts to navigate high school and her family through both laughter and tears. Lance was generous enough to answer the questions asked by the students at I.S. 239 in Brooklyn.

    Click here to buy a copy of Crying, Laughing from our bookstore!

  • charles waters

    Charles Waters: Dictionary for a Better World

    Charles Waters: Dictionary for a Better World

    Each word in this dictionary has a poem about how to make the world a better place. Charles Waters reads from his latest book, Dictionary for a Better World!

    Click here to purchase a copy from our bookstore!

  • kidsread

    Finding Home with Mia Garcia and Carmen Rodrigues

    Finding Home with Mia Garcia and Carmen Rodrigues

    In this webinar, produced by Las Musas, KidsRead author Mia Garcia discusses with YA author Carmen Rodrigues writing about the different meanings of home. Garcia’s novel The Resolutions, tells the story of  four longtime friends as they adapt their annual New Year’s tradition by making dare-oriented resolutions for each other that test their bonds.

    Purchase your copy from our bookstore!

Story Time

Don’t forget to check out our afternoon Story Time video series! Follow along at home as talented actors read from a selection of wonderful children’s books.