Michelle Obama is reading children’s books live


Published April 20, 2020 at 12:28 pm


You, like many parents during COVID-19 self-isolation, have probably read through every book in your child’s library already.

Luckily, someone is offering to give you a break.

That someone is the former first lady.

Michelle Obama will host a live online reading of a children’s book each Monday for four weeks, starting April 20.

“I’m thrilled to share some of my favorite children’s books and give kids an opportunity to practice their reading (while giving families a much-needed break!)”, said Obama in a tweet.

“Mondays with Michelle Obama” can be viewed live at 12 p.m. ET on the PBS KIDS’ Facebook page or YouTube channel, and on Penguin Random House’s Facebook page:

  • April 20: “The Gruffalo” by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler
  • April 27: “There’s a Dragon in Your Book” by Tom Fletcher, illustrated by Greg Abbott
  • May 4: “Miss Maple’s Seeds” by Eliza Wheeler
  • May 11: “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle

Reading sessions will also be available to watch after the stream is over.

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