Michelle Obama is Hosting a Weekly Story Time For Kids Starting Monday


Starting Monday, your kids can attend a weekly virtual story time with former first lady Michelle Obama.

Obama has partnered with PBS Kids and Random House to host a weekly read-aloud series starting Monday, April 20th. Each week, Obama will read from one of her favorite children’s books. This week she will be reading “The Gruffalo,” written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

The readings will happen every Monday for the next four weeks at 12pm ET.

Here’s the full schedule:


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

To watch, you can tune in to the stream on either or Penguin Random House’s Facebook pages.

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