Virtual Storytimes

Here is a collection of PreK through Grade 4 read-aloud stories from local educators, librarians, and community members. Watch with your little ones and try some of the fun reading activities.

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Martin Kratt Reads Wild in Africa!

Join Wild Kratts co-creator Martin Kratt as he reads "Wild in Africa!"

Michelle Obama Reads The Gruffalo!

Former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, reads the classic book "The Gruffalo!"

Chris Kratt Reads Wild Dogs and Canines!

Join Wild Kratts co-creator Chris Kratt as he reads his book, "Wild Dogs and Canines."

Victoria Kann Reads Silverlicious!

Watch Pinkalicious author and illustrator Victoria Kann in a very special read along to her book, "Silverlicious!"

Angela Santomero Reads You Are Special, Daniel Tiger!

Watch Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood author Angela Santomero in a very special read along to her book, "You Are Special, Daniel Tiger!" with permission from Simon & Schuster.

Marc Brown Reads Arthur's New Puppy!

Watch Arthur author and illustrator Marc Brown in a very special read along to his book, "Arthur’s New Puppy!"

Lynnette Lawrence - Too Tall Houses

Lynnette Lawrence, a second grade teacher at Arlington Elementary, reads Too Tall Houses by Gianna Marino.

Lynnette Lawrence - Exclamation Mark

Lynnette Lawrence, a second grade teacher at Arlington Elementary, reads Exclamation Mark by Amy Krouse Rosenthal.

Cindy Ulrey - To Market, To Market

Cindy Ulrey, an Early Learning Librarian at the Spokane County Library District, reads To Market, To Market by Anne Miranda.

Rachel Edmonson - Hooray for Hat!

Rachel Edmondson, a Librarian at the Spokane County Library District, reads Hooray for Hat! by Brian Won.

Christie Onzay - Swim, Duck Swim!

Christie Onzay, a Librarian at the Spokane County Library District, reads Swim, Duck Swim! by Susan Lurie

Lynnette Lawrence - Hero Cat

Lynnette Lawrence, a second grade teacher at Arlington Elementary, reads Hero Cat by Eileen Spinelli.

Jennifer Stewart - Going to the Zoo

Jennifer Stewart, Director of the Beatuiful Savior Luthern Church Child Care Center in Spokane, WA, reads the Going to the Zoo by Tom Paxton.

The Itsy Bitsy Spider

Jennifer Stewart, Director of the Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church Child Care Center in Spokane, WA, reads The Itsy Bitsy Spider by Iza Trapani.

Hazel's Amazaing Mother

Mary Ellen Braks, Public Services Manager at the Spokane County Library District, reads Hazel's Amazing Mother by Rosemary Wells, a wonderful book to read to celebrate Mother's Day.

KSPS Virtual Storytime: Stories Celebrating Mothers

Fran Menzel, a retired PreK teacher and KSPS's storytime reader, reads a collection of books about mothers and grandmothers in celebration of Mother's Day.

Nicky & the Rainy Day, Making Predictions

Ms. Sobczuk, a kindergarten teacher at Holmes Elementary in Spokane, WA, reads Nicky & the Rainy Day by Valeri Gorbachev and walks through how to make predictions before, during, and after a story.

Lynnette Lawrence - Imogene's Antlers

Lynnette Lawrence, a second grade teacher at Arlington Elementary, reads Imogene's Antlers by David Small and walks through a writing activity around animal features that can be tried at home.

Tammy Henry - What Grandmas Do Best

Tammy Henry, an Early Learning Librarian at the Spokane County Library District, reads What Grandmas Do Best by Laura Numeroff.

Mary Ellen Braks - Freight Train

Mary Ellen Braks, Public Services Manager at the Spokane County Library District, reads Freight Train by Donald Crews.

Lynnette Lawrence - How to Hug a Porcupine

Lynnette Lawrence, a second grade teacher at Arlington Elementary, reads How to Hug a Porcupine by Laurie Isop and walks through how to create a "how to list" at home.

Lynnette Lawrence - Wiggling Worms at Work

Lynnette Lawrence, a second grade teacher at Arlington Elementary, reads Wiggling Worms at Work by Wendy Pfeffer and walks through a science exploration activity (with earth worms!) that can be tried at home.

Larry Gross - Dadblamed Union Army Cow

Larry Gross, Fulfillment Specialist at KSPS, reads the Dadblamed Union Army Cow by Susan Fletcher.

Mary Ellen Braks - A Hat for Minerva Louise

Mary Ellen Braks, Public Services Manager at the Spokane County Library District, reads A Hat by Minerva Louise by Janet Stoeke.

Lauran Hayes - Snail Crossing

Lauren Hayes, Youth Services Specialist at the Community LIbrary Network in Hayden, Idaho, reads Snail Crossing by Corey R. Tabor.

Lauran Hayes - Boy + Bot

Lauren Hayes, Youth Services Specialist at the Community LIbrary Network in Hayden, Idaho, reads Boy + Bot by Ame Dyckman.

It Came In the Mail book cover

Lynnette Lawrence - It Came in the Mail

Lynnette Lawrence, a second grade teacher at Arlington Elementary, reads It Came in the Mail by Ben Clanton and walks through a letter writing activity that can be tried at home.

Lynnette Lawrence - The Little House

Lynnette Lawrence, a second grade teacher at Arlington Elementary, reads the Little House by Virginia Lee Burton and walks through a graphic organizer activity focused on analyzing parts of a story.

Christie Onzay - Piggies

Christie Onzay, a Librarian at the Spokane County Library District, reads Piggies by Don and Audrey Wood.

Halle Caviness - The Crayon Box that Talked

Halle Caviness, a senior at Ferris High School in Spokane, WA, reads a favorite storybook form her childhood, The Crayon Box that Talked by Shane Derolf.

Jenelle Chaffins - In Like a Lion Out Like a Lamb

Jenelle Chaffins, a third grade elementary teacher at Hutton Elementary in Spokane, WA, reads In Like a Lion Out Like a Lamb by Marion Dane Bauer

Tammy Henry - Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash

Tammy Henry, a Librarian at the Spokane County Library District, reads McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash by Sarah Weeks

Tammy Henry - Silly Sally

Tammy Henry, a Librarian at the Spokane County Library District, reads Silly Sally by Audrey Wood.

Brooke Matson - Brava Strega Nona! & The Three Little Kittens

Brooke Matson, Executive Director of Spark Central, reads the pop-up book Brava Strega Nona! by Tomie de Paola and the sweet book The Three Little Kittens by Marie Simchow Stern.

Mary Ellen Braks - If You Give a Moose a Muffin

Mary Ellen Braks, Public Services Manager at the Spokane County Library District, reads If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Numeroff.

Mary Ellen Braks - Bunny Cakes

Mary Ellen Braks, Public Services Manager at the Spokane County Library District, reads Bunny Cakes by Rosemary Wells.

Rachel Edmondson - Kitten's First Full Moon

Rachel Edmondson, a Librarian at the Spokane County Library District, reads Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes.

Rachel Edmondson - When Spring Comes

Rachel Edmondson, a Librarian at the Spokane County Library District, reads a wonderful picture book about Spring: When Spring Comes by Kevin Henkes.

Lynnette Lawrence - Disgusting Critters: The Toad

Lynnette Lawrence, an elementary school teacher at Arlington Elementary, reads the quirky non-fiction book Disgusting Critters: The Toad by Elise Gravel and offers a reading activity children can try at home.

Dr. Shelly Redinger - One Small Place by the Sea

Dr. Shelly Redinger, Superintendent of Spokane Public Schools, reads aloud One Small Place by the Sea by Barbara Brenner with illustrations by Tom Leonard

Dr. Shelly Redinger - A Cache of Jewels

Dr. Shelly Redinger, Superintendent of Spokane Public Schools, reads the richly illustrated picture book A Cache of Jewels and Other Collection Nouns by Ruth Heller.