Storytime: Author Rachel Vail reads Cat Ears on Elizabeth

Spun off from her beloved Justin Case middle grade chapter books, Rachel Vail’s A Is for Elizabeth series—featuring illustrations by award-winning children’s book artist Paige Kaiser—follows a young second grader as she navigates schoolwork, friendships, and the growing pains that occur along the way. Perfect for SEL units, Elizabeth learns to deal with her “loud feelings” in each book in this heartwarming and funny series.

Watch author Rachel Vail read along with the third book in the series, Cat Ears on Elizabeth, here! When two of Elizabeth’s classmates come to school with cat-ear headbands, Elizabeth decides she needs a cat-ears headband immediately (even though headbands squish her brain out).

Chapters 1-2:

Chapters 3-5:

Download a teacher’s guide for the first book in the series, A is for Elizabeth, here!

Watch more author storytimes here.

Bad Kitty: Wash Your Paws

In Bad Kitty’s newest adventure she learns why it is so important to WASH YOUR PAWS! This FREE black and white downloadable story is the perfect way to keep your kids and students engaged and entertained, while also emphasizing a very timely message. Print it out, read it aloud, and color the pages!

Author Susan Tan introduces the new Authors Everywhere Youtube Channel

Susan Tan, author the Cilla Lee Jenkins series, introduces the new Authors Everywhere Youtube channel, starring her author and illustrator friends! Watch videos including author read-alouds, writing and illustrating workshops, writing prompts and more!

Plus, watch her read-aloud from Cilla Lee-Jenkins: This Book Is A Classic in the video below. Susan shares a writing prompt and a powerful message on how we can be there for each other and our communities during difficult times.