Kids at Greenlight

Join Greenlight's next virtual event for kids (and read on for more)!

Live via Zoom:
Saturday, June 19, 11:30 AM ET
Story Time: Ian Lendler & Mark Pett present Nia and the New Free Library

Author Ian Lendler and illustrator Mark Pett join Greenlight for a Saturday story time featuring their new book, Nia and the New Free Library! This picture book tells the story of one girl who reminds an entire town of the joy of books. When the town's old library is destroyed by a tornado, the people are left wondering: What should they do with the space where the library used to be? Everyone in town wants different things: the builder wants there to be a new skyscraper, the grocer wants a new parking lot, but Nia just wants a new library . . . but how can one person build a whole library? Sometimes the biggest things can start with almost nothing at all. Join Lendler and Pett for a story time full of humor and heart as they share this clever twist on the classic "Stone Soup" folktale. Ages 3 to 8.

Click here to register for this event!

Greenlight's Programming for Kids

Like all of our events, Greenlight's children's programming has now moved online!
* Join us for virtual story time with picture book authors every Saturday at 11:30 AM (Eastern)
* Check our Book Groups page for online discussion groups for all ages, including our Young Readers Book Group!
* Check our Events Calendar for details and registration links for all events.

Video Series for Kids

For connecting with children's book authors while learning remotely, check out our video interview series made just for kids! In Authors Spill the Beans, Greenlight Bookseller Ben Hoffman sits down (virtually!) with authors writing for middle graders—it's a great resource for parents and teachers to share with their students, and includes writing tips and insights for being creative while stuck at home (plus some silly clips and sound effects for kids too!).


Book Recommendations for Kids

Searching for the perfect picture book? A middle grade classic in the making? Here you'll find some of Greenlight's favorite books for young people this season. We hope it's a good starting place for your online browsing!