Read Together, Be Together (updated for week of 5/4/20)

By Caroline O'Connor | April 17 2020 | BlogVirtual EventsAdultsChildren'sGeneralAll

READ TOGETHER, BE TOGETHER is a literacy initiative launched jointly by the children’s divisions of Penguin Random House, together with PARENTS and First Book. The program kicks off with a virtual storytime program beginning today, to be hosted daily at 3PM EST  / 12PM PST, and featuring a roster of author and celebrity readers!


The full schedule can be found on the campaign website here, as well as reading tips for parents, book lists, printable activities, and videos. 


5/4 at 3PM: Ashley Eckstein (@AshleyEckstein,IG)

I AM A PADAWAN by Ashley Eckstein | Golden Books | On sale 4/7/20

HC:9780736440462 | EL: 9780736440479


5/5 at 3PM: Maia and Alex Shibutani 

MAKE WAY FOR DUCKLINGS by Robert McCloskey | Viking Books for Young Readers | On sale 01/01/1941

HC: 9780670035380 | E: 9781101654804 | TP: 9780140564341


NEW! 5/6 at 3PM: Story Pirates (@StoryPirates, FB)

THE SERIOUS GOOSE by Jimmy Kimmel | Random House Books for Young Readers | On sale 12/03/2019

HC: 9780525707752 | E: 9780525707769 | GLB: 9780525707776


NEW! 5/7 at 3PM: Chris Grabenstein (@ChrisGrabenstein, FB)

NO MORE NAPS! by Chris Grabenstein | Random House Books for Young Readers | On sale 2/4/2020

HC: 9781524771287 | E: 9781524771300 | GLB: 9781524771294

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NEW! 5/8 at 3PM: Andrea Pippins (@andreapippins, IG)

WHO WILL YOU BE? by Andrea Pippins | Schwartz & Wade | On sale 04/07/2020

HC: 9781984849489




Every weekday at 12PM: R.J. Palacio will read WONDER via #WONDERreadaloud & @RJPALACIO 

Select Thursdays at 1PM: Danica McKellar will give tips on homeschooling & teaching math for @RandomHouseKids

Every Thursday at 3PM (subject to change)*: Nic Stone will chat with Angie Thomas on IG Live @nicstone 



Follow @PenguinKids and @RandomHouseKids for updates!