Today we are sharing a special booktalk to introduce you to children’s author Christina Soontornvat. We’ll meet her virtually this Wednesday at 6 p.m. and there’s still time to register! Kids can ask her questions about what it is like to be a writer, or tell her how much they like her books.
Watch this video to learn more about Christina Soontornvat’s novels for kids and her favorite things!
We would love to hear from you! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get some letter writing practice, share stories, and ask us questions. Ask Youth staff for a book recommendation, or about their favorite school subject, color, dessert, animal, or anything that you would like to know. Share a story you read or even one that you wrote! Tell us a joke or attach a picture that you drew.
Send emails to Youth Services at email@example.com and we’ll respond within a day or two. We love to hear from everyone and see what you have been up to!
Try this activity to create art at home and also brighten someone’s day! MPPL is partnering with Alden Gardens, an assisted living facility in Des Plaines, to help kids and senior citizens connect through art. Here’s how it works:
Whether you’re already a fan of Dork Diariesor have not read them yet, you are in for a treat with the new Dork Diaries podcast, starring award-winning actress Jenni Barber, produced in partnership with Simon & Schuster Audio.
Meet Nikki Maxwell! She’s starting 8th grade in a new school—and her very first diary. An animated cast of characters hilariously performs Nikki’s Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life. In 15 episodes adapted from Rachel Renée Russell’s bestselling series, this podcast offers family entertainment for longtime fans and those meeting Nikki for the first time. New episodes available on Mondays and Fridays.
Find more fun on the Dork Diaries website, with printables for word games, creating your own dork diary, and much more. Books in the Dork Diaries series, as well as Renée Russell’s other series, The Misadventures of Max Crumbly, are available to read or listen to on Overdrive and Hoopla!