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Stimola Live is a website of live stream events for kids, tweens, and teens by professional authors and illustrators represented by Stimola Literary Studio. Events will be streamed live from a variety of platforms and archived on the Stimola Live YouTube Channel.

A Friend for Henry Storytime and Craft (ages 3-7)

Mar
30
Mon
10:00 am - 10:30 am EDT

Jenn will read her picture book, A Friend for Henry, and then we will make our own fish friend! Bring construction paper, scissors, markers, and something that can help us… Read More »A Friend for Henry Storytime and Craft (ages 3-7)

Interactive Read aloud of The Noisy Paint Box and Drawing Demonstration (ages 4-10)

Mar
30
Mon
11:00 am - 11:45 am EDT

Join author, Barb Rosenstock, for an interactive read aloud of THE NOISY PAINTBOX. Once the live stream is complete, follow THIS LINK to join Mary Grandpre in a drawing demonstration… Read More »Interactive Read aloud of The Noisy Paint Box and Drawing Demonstration (ages 4-10)

Wally and Klondike Read-aloud and Character Drawing for Kids (ages 3-8)

Mar
30
Mon
12:00 pm - 12:25 pm EDT

Amanda will be reading Wally Does Not Want a Haircut and Klondike Do Not Eat Those Cupcakes!, then showing the kids how to draw Wally and Klondike. Bring with you… Read More »Wally and Klondike Read-aloud and Character Drawing for Kids (ages 3-8)

How do I Plot My Story?” for Young Authors (ages 8-13)

Mar
30
Mon
1:00 pm - 1:35 pm EDT

Sneak peek reading of LUPE WONG WON’T DANCE. Then let’s dive in and plot your own story! Using The Hero’s Journey for young authors to plot out your own book!… Read More »How do I Plot My Story?” for Young Authors (ages 8-13)

Reading of “MY NAME IS MOUNTAIN” and Nature-Inspired Yoga Poses (ages 3-8)

Mar
30
Mon
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

Have you ever taken a walk through an old-growth forest, where the trees seem to stretch endlessly toward the sky and time fades away? Join Britt Crow-Miller as she reads… Read More »Reading of “MY NAME IS MOUNTAIN” and Nature-Inspired Yoga Poses (ages 3-8)

Reading from Finding Esme and Story Inspiration (ages 8-12)

Mar
30
Mon
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

A reading from Finding Esme (MG) and a short talk on where I find inspiration. Want to buy Suzanne's book, FINDING ESME? You can! Buy it here.

Funny Animal Stories with Patrick Jennings (ages 7-11)

Mar
30
Mon
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm EDT

The author reads aloud one of his funny animal short stories, and talks about how he comes up with his ideas! Come ready with your own pencil and paper. There… Read More »Funny Animal Stories with Patrick Jennings (ages 7-11)

How to write any Story (ages 7+)

Mar
31
Tue
10:00 am - 10:30 am EDT

A simple and fun method that takes the mystery out of writing (or drawing) stories. Bring with you a notebook, favorite writing instrument and as much imagination as you would… Read More »How to write any Story (ages 7+)

Creating Characters through Drawing and Play Acting (ages 5-10)

Mar
31
Tue
11:00 am - 11:40 am EDT

Where do the ideas for characters come from? Author/illustrator, Laura Kvasnosky, will show how she used her sketchbook to discover and develop the characters for her Zelda and Ivy series… Read More »Creating Characters through Drawing and Play Acting (ages 5-10)

City Spies Read Along and discussion: Sleuths, Spies and Random Skulduggery (ages 8-13)

Mar
31
Tue
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EDT

I’m going to read from my just released City Spies and talk about writing spy stories and mysteries like the Framed! series. If you would like to take spy notes,… Read More »City Spies Read Along and discussion: Sleuths, Spies and Random Skulduggery (ages 8-13)

EXPLORER ACADEMY: JOIN THE ADVENTURE (ages 8-12)

Mar
31
Tue
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm EDT

Join Trudi Trueit, author of National Geographic's top selling EXPLORER ACADEMY series, as she shares the inspiration behind the books, answers your questions, and reads from the new release, Book… Read More »EXPLORER ACADEMY: JOIN THE ADVENTURE (ages 8-12)

Funny Animal Stories with Patrick Jennings (ages 7-11)

Mar
31
Tue
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm EDT

The author reads aloud one of his funny animal short stories, and talks about how he comes up with his ideas! Come ready with your own pencil and paper. There… Read More »Funny Animal Stories with Patrick Jennings (ages 7-11)

WRITE A QUARAN-TEENY TALE! (ages 9-15)

Mar
31
Tue
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm EDT

Ready, set, ACTION! What’s in your plot toolbox? Can we make up a teeny tale together? We can try! Packed with fun & useful tips on how conflict makes your… Read More »WRITE A QUARAN-TEENY TALE! (ages 9-15)

Help Me Draw This! : Live Drawing with Mika Song (ages 4 and up)

Apr
1
Wed
10:00 am - 10:30 am EDT

We’ll start with paint splotches and make it up as we go. I’ll be posting questions as I draw and your comments will help me turn shapes into a story.… Read More »Help Me Draw This! : Live Drawing with Mika Song (ages 4 and up)

Lawrence in the Fall & Signs of Spring (ages 5-7)

Apr
1
Wed
11:00 am - 11:30 am EDT

Using colored construction paper cut-out shapes, a gluestick and a few drawing tools, we'll explore the sights and sounds of springtime in nature. Paper and pencil is always fun to… Read More »Lawrence in the Fall & Signs of Spring (ages 5-7)

Art Starters from TinkerLab: Open-ended Creative Activities that Spark Imagination (ages: Parents of kids 3-8)

Apr
1
Wed
1:00 pm - 1:20 pm EDT

Rachelle will share her favorite tips for supporting creativity at home, along with some easy activities parents can set up with basic supplies. Want to buy Rachelle's books? There is… Read More »Art Starters from TinkerLab: Open-ended Creative Activities that Spark Imagination (ages: Parents of kids 3-8)

A Normal Pig Storytime + Drawing Workshop (ages 3-8)

Apr
1
Wed
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm EDT

Join K-Fai as she shares her book A Normal Pig! We'll talk about emotions and I'll walk you through how to draw a character (Pip!) experiencing the emotions you choose!… Read More »A Normal Pig Storytime + Drawing Workshop (ages 3-8)

Coco Wants a Burger and Live Drawing with Nic McDougal (ages 5-10)

Apr
1
Wed
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm EDT

I'll read my book, Coco Wants a Burger and I'll guide my audience through a drawing exercise. Please bring paper and your choice of drawing utensil to the live event.… Read More »Coco Wants a Burger and Live Drawing with Nic McDougal (ages 5-10)

Scribbles to Creatures! Live drawing with Susan Szecsi (ages 5-99)

Apr
2
Thu
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm EDT

When I was a kid, on long train journeys or just boring winter days we often played this with my father. Please send me your scribbles. They can be done… Read More »Scribbles to Creatures! Live drawing with Susan Szecsi (ages 5-99)

Character Drawing with Rose Cooper (ages 8-12)

Apr
2
Thu
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm EDT

For all the tweens who dream of becoming author illustrators themselves one day, this character drawing workshop is for you.

Funny Animal Stories with Patrick Jennings (ages 7-11)

Apr
2
Thu
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm EDT

The author reads aloud one of his funny animal short stories, and talks about how he comes up with his ideas! Come ready with your own pencil and paper. There… Read More »Funny Animal Stories with Patrick Jennings (ages 7-11)

Draw Dragon with illustrator Shanda McCloskey!

Apr
2
Thu
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT

Ages 5-10+ Learn to draw Dragon from the brand new picture book, FIRE TRUCK VS. DRAGON (written by Chris Barton and illustrated by Shanda McCloskey)! Bring paper and something to… Read More »Draw Dragon with illustrator Shanda McCloskey!

Book Sneak-Peek and STEM Activities: Magic Squares and Infinity Bracelets! (ages 5-10)

Apr
3
Fri
10:00 am - 10:45 am EDT

Amy will give a sneak peek into her new book THE BOY WHO DREAMED OF INFINITY and lead children through two STEM activities, making infinity bracelets and constructing magic squares.… Read More »Book Sneak-Peek and STEM Activities: Magic Squares and Infinity Bracelets! (ages 5-10)

Creating Characters in a Flash (ages 6-11)

Apr
3
Fri
1:00 pm - 1:20 pm EDT

Let’s create some characters! I’ll show up with some funny names and create drawings of those characters on the spot while you watch! And if you like the names enough,… Read More »Creating Characters in a Flash (ages 6-11)

“Ruby’s Sword” & “Caspian Finds a Friend” Storytime! (ages 3-7)

Apr
3
Fri
2:00 pm - 2:20 pm EDT

NOTE - Due to power outages this event has been moved from its original planned time on 3/24. Author Jacqueline Veissid will be reading her picture books "Ruby's Sword" and… Read More »“Ruby’s Sword” & “Caspian Finds a Friend” Storytime! (ages 3-7)

Anatomy of a Comics Page (ages 8-12)

Apr
3
Fri
2:00 pm - 2:40 pm EDT

Kids and parents can follow along as I go through the basics of what comprises a graphic novel/comics page including layout, directing the eye, panel placement, and more! You may… Read More »Anatomy of a Comics Page (ages 8-12)

Messy Storytime With Rita Meade! (ages 3-6)

Apr
3
Fri
3:00 pm - 3:20 pm EDT

Join children's librarian and author Rita Meade for a reading of her picture book Edward Gets Messy! She'll also be singing some songs for you to follow along with and… Read More »Messy Storytime With Rita Meade! (ages 3-6)

Flash Fiction: Big Ideas, Small Stories (ages 12+)

Apr
3
Fri
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT

Flash fiction is invites us to create little stories that pack a big punch. In this workshop, you'll learn a few of the secrets to writing great "sudden fiction," and… Read More »Flash Fiction: Big Ideas, Small Stories (ages 12+)

Past Events

Drawing with Matt Tavares! (ages 5+)

Mar
23
Mon
9:00 am - 9:25 am EDT

YOU CAN WATCH A RECORDED VERSION OF THIS EVENT ON THE STIMOLA LIVE YOUTUBE CHANNEL! CLICK THE LINK ABOVE! A step-by step drawing lesson with author-illustrator Matt Tavares. Bring with… Read More »Drawing with Matt Tavares! (ages 5+)

Be the very first reader for Let’s Go to Taekwondo! (ages 4-7)

Mar
23
Mon
2:00 pm - 2:25 pm EDT

YOU CAN WATCH A RECORDED VERSION OF THIS EVENT ON THE STIMOLA LIVE YOUTUBE CHANNEL! CLICK THE LINK ABOVE! I will share my upcoming book Let's Go to Taekwondo! for… Read More »Be the very first reader for Let’s Go to Taekwondo! (ages 4-7)

A Normal Pig Storytime + Drawing Workshop (ages 3-8)

Mar
23
Mon
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm EDT

YOU CAN WATCH A RECORDED VERSION OF THIS EVENT ON THE STIMOLA LIVE YOUTUBE CHANNEL! CLICK THE LINK ABOVE! Join K-Fai as she shares her book A Normal Pig! We'll… Read More »A Normal Pig Storytime + Drawing Workshop (ages 3-8)

Mermaids, Mer-Me’s + mer-more (ages 5+)

Mar
24
Tue
9:00 am - 9:25 am EDT

Please help me celebrate the official, 100% true, very-first-birthday of my brand new picture book, MABEL: A Mermaid Fable, which is about a shy little mermaid, who wishes she had… Read More »Mermaids, Mer-Me’s + mer-more (ages 5+)

Pitter Pattern Reading and Sharpie Tie Dye Project (ages 4-8+)

Mar
24
Tue
10:00 am - 10:25 am EDT

YOU CAN WATCH A RECORDED VERSION OF THIS EVENT ON THE STIMOLA LIVE YOUTUBE CHANNEL! CLICK THE LINK ABOVE! Joyce Hesselberth will read her newly released picture book PITTER PATTERN… Read More »Pitter Pattern Reading and Sharpie Tie Dye Project (ages 4-8+)

Draw with Dan & Jason! (ages 7-13)

Mar
24
Tue
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

YOU CAN WATCH A RECORDED VERSION OF THIS EVENT ON THE STIMOLA LIVE YOUTUBE CHANNEL! CLICK THE LINK ABOVE! We’re going to take you through the patented Dan & Jason… Read More »Draw with Dan & Jason! (ages 7-13)

Tales of a Tails (ages 5-8)

Mar
25
Wed
9:00 am - 9:30 am EDT

YOU CAN WATCH A RECORDED VERSION OF THIS EVENT ON THE STIMOLA LIVE YOUTUBE CHANNEL! CLICK THE LINK ABOVE! What happens when a dog has no tail and a world… Read More »Tales of a Tails (ages 5-8)

Storytime Sing-Along with Shannon Stocker (ages 3-8)

Mar
25
Wed
10:00 am - 10:25 am EDT

YOU CAN WATCH A RECORDED VERSION OF THIS EVENT ON THE STIMOLA LIVE YOUTUBE CHANNEL! CLICK THE LINK ABOVE! Join Shannon for a read-aloud of her picture book, CAN U… Read More »Storytime Sing-Along with Shannon Stocker (ages 3-8)

The Trouble with Penguins SNEAK PEEK and character design workshop (ages 5-10)

Mar
25
Wed
1:00 pm - 1:15 pm EDT

YOU CAN WATCH A RECORDED VERSION OF THIS EVENT ON THE STIMOLA LIVE YOUTUBE CHANNEL. CLICK THE LINK ABOVE! Join Rebecca Jordan-Glum for a sneak peek of her upcoming debut,… Read More »The Trouble with Penguins SNEAK PEEK and character design workshop (ages 5-10)

Story Time + Learn to Draw Animals with Simple Shapes and Shading (5-10 ages)

Mar
25
Wed
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm EDT

YOU CAN WATCH A RECORDED VERSION OF THIS EVENT ON THE STIMOLA LIVE YOUTUBE CHANNEL. CLICK THE LINK ABOVE! Dorothia will read her debut book, I am Goose! Afterwards, she… Read More »Story Time + Learn to Draw Animals with Simple Shapes and Shading (5-10 ages)

Body Positivity in Young Adult Lit + Reading from TO BE HONEST (ages 12+)

Mar
25
Wed
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm EDT

YOU CAN WATCH A RECORDED VERSION OF THIS EVENT ON THE STIMOLA LIVE YOUTUBE CHANNEL! CLICK THE LINK ABOVE! Author Maggie Ann Martin explores what body positivity means and how… Read More »Body Positivity in Young Adult Lit + Reading from TO BE HONEST (ages 12+)

Q&A session with J.H. Reynolds, author of MONSTERSTREET (ages 8-12)

Mar
26
Thu
9:00 am - 9:45 am EDT

YOU CAN WATCH A RECORDED VERSION OF THIS EVENT ON THE STIMOLA YOUTUBE CHANNEL. CLICK THE LINK ABOVE! Join author J.H. Reynolds for a Q&A session about the MONSTERSTREET series!… Read More »Q&A session with J.H. Reynolds, author of MONSTERSTREET (ages 8-12)

Let’s make an Iron-on transfer felt “Astrology Star Garland” (ages 3+/parents)

Mar
26
Thu
10:00 am - 10:45 am EDT

YOU CAN WATCH A RECORDED VERSION OF THIS EVENT ON THE STIMOLA LIVE YOUTUBE CHANNEL. CLICK THE LINK ABOVE! I will read 2 of my Dear Little Baby Astrology books… Read More »Let’s make an Iron-on transfer felt “Astrology Star Garland” (ages 3+/parents)

Draw Fire Truck with illustrator Shanda McCloskey! (ages 5-10+)

Mar
26
Thu
11:00 am - 11:30 am EDT

YOU CAN WATCH THE RECORDED VERSION OF THIS EVENT ON THE STIMOLA LIVE YOUTUBE CHANNEL. CLICK THE LINK ABOVE! Learn to draw Fire Truck from the brand new picture book,… Read More »Draw Fire Truck with illustrator Shanda McCloskey! (ages 5-10+)

Baking and Reading with chef/author Caroline Wright! (ages 6 and up)

Mar
26
Thu
12:00 pm - 12:25 pm EDT

YOU CAN WATCH A RECORDED VERSION OF THIS EVENT ON THE STIMOLA LIVE YOUTUBE CHANNEL. CLICK THE LINK ABOVE! I will read a little bit from my picture book LASTING… Read More »Baking and Reading with chef/author Caroline Wright! (ages 6 and up)

How to Write Your Own Novel Kit with author Lewis Buzbee (ages 9-13)

Mar
26
Thu
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

YOU CAN WATCH A RECORDED VERSION OF THIS EVENT ON THE STIMOLA YOUTUBE CHANNEL. CLICK THE LINK ABOVE! I'll give you all the tools you need to begin writing your… Read More »How to Write Your Own Novel Kit with author Lewis Buzbee (ages 9-13)

Fantasy World Building (ages 14+)

Mar
26
Thu
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm EDT

YOU CAN WATCH THE RECORDED VERSION OF THIS EVENT ON THE STIMOLA LIVE YOUTUBE CHANNEL. CLICK THE LINK ABOVE! Sam Taylor will walk through her process for crafting entirely new… Read More »Fantasy World Building (ages 14+)

Workshop – Nature Journaling for Kids (ages 8-12)

Mar
26
Thu
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm EDT

YOU CAN WATCH A RECORDED VERSION OF THIS EVENT ON THE STIMOLA LIVE YOUTUBE CHANNEL. CLICK THE LINK ABOVE! You won’t need to leave your home to engage and reconnect… Read More »Workshop – Nature Journaling for Kids (ages 8-12)

Read-Aloud SANDY’S CIRCUS and WHO SAYS WOMEN CAN’T BE DOCTORS!? (ages 4-8)

Mar
27
Fri
10:00 am - 10:40 am EDT

YOU CAN WATCH A RECORDED VERSION OF THIS EVENT ON THE STIMOLA LIVE YOUTUBE CHANNEL! CLICK THE LINK ABOVE! Spend the morning with award-winning author Tanya Lee Stone as she… Read More »Read-Aloud SANDY’S CIRCUS and WHO SAYS WOMEN CAN’T BE DOCTORS!? (ages 4-8)

Noah Green Saves the World (ages 9-11)

Mar
27
Fri
11:00 am - 11:30 am EDT

YOU CAN WATCH A RECORDED VERSION OF THIS EVENT ON THE STIMOLA YOUTUBE CHANNEL. CLICK THE LINK ABOVE! A reading from my book NOAH GREEN SAVES THE WORLD!

My Big, Dumb, Invisible Dragon storytime + activity (ages 6+)

Mar
27
Fri
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EDT

YOU CAN VIEW A RECORDING OF THIS EVENT ON THE STIMOLA LIVE YOUTUBE CHANNEL! CLICK LINK ABOVE. Author, Angie Lucas and her 9-year-old daughter, Keira, will be reading Angie's picture… Read More »My Big, Dumb, Invisible Dragon storytime + activity (ages 6+)

Reading, Breathing and maybe even a tree pose! (ages 4-10)

Mar
27
Fri
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

I will be reading I AM HUMAN and look forward to 25 minutes of mindful breathing and gentle movements with you all! Want to buy Susan's books? You can! Buy… Read More »Reading, Breathing and maybe even a tree pose! (ages 4-10)

Inside the Kaleidoscope: Turning Poems into a Novel (ages 14+)

Mar
27
Fri
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm EDT

YOU CAN VIEW A RECORDING OF THIS EVENT ON THE STIMOLA LIVE YOUTUBE CHANNEL. CLICK LINK ABOVE. I will read a sneak preview of CALL ME ATHENA, a YA novel-in-verse,… Read More »Inside the Kaleidoscope: Turning Poems into a Novel (ages 14+)

Making Tiny Books and Zines (ages 5 and up )

Mar
27
Fri
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm EDT

Use basic in-home art supplies to make amazing tiny works of comic literature! Come with copy paper, scissors, and pen/pencil.

Let’s Draw! (ages 5+)

Mar
28
Sat
10:00 am - 10:30 am EDT

Using basic shapes let’s draw some animals! This will be a fun, easy to follow lesson and may include terrible Dad jokes…you have been warned! Please bring with you paper… Read More »Let’s Draw! (ages 5+)

Animal Character Writing Workshop! (ages 8-12)

Mar
28
Sat
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm EDT

THIS EVENT WAS RECORDED AND CAN BE VIEWED ON THE STIMOLA LIVE YOUTUBE CHANNEL. CLICK THE LINK ABOVE! Let’s brainstorm an animal character together! Will yours wear a bow tie…… Read More »Animal Character Writing Workshop! (ages 8-12)