Authors, Celebrities, Astronauts (and more) Reading Books Online

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With most of the country practicing self-isolation and many kids home from school in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, authors, celebrities, astronauts, teachers, and more are taking to online video to read stories to kids. Some do this on a regular basis, others are doing it in light of current affairs. Here is a comprehensive list of the ones we are aware of. If you know of others, please share them in the comments.

Story Time From Space – Astronauts read stories from space.

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Posted by Story Time From Space on Wednesday, March 11, 2020


Josh Gad (Olaf) – Josh reads bedtime stories on Twitter.

#SaveWithStories – Celebrities read stories on Facebook and Instagram to raise money for Save the Children and No Kid Hungry.


Andrew Peterson – The author will read from The Wingfeather Saga.

Story Online – Multiple celebrities take turns reading popular story books.

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Belinda George – The principal of Homer Drive Elementary in Beaumont, Texas, reads bedtime stories on Tuesday night (“Tucked in Tuesday”).

#OperationStorytime – Multiple authors reading their books aloud on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. Just search for the hashtag on social media websites. Here are some examples via (Cool)progeny:

These are great supplemental education tools and help keep your kids busy when you need some time to work or finish a household task. Did we miss one? Leave it in the comments!

Edited on 3/19 to add #SaveWithStories.

Online Book Readings by Celebrities, Astronauts, Authors, and More

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Meghan Henderson
Meghan is the Marketing Specialist for The Cameron Team and a published author of two young adult books. She also creates digital and printable planners and trackers, as well as coloring pages for Larkspur & Tea.