Kate Messner, a former classroom teacher, forever-educator, and the author of more than three dozen books for kids has put together an amazing website -- a library of resources for kids, families, teachers, and librarians to make sure that reading & learning can happen anywhere this spring. 


There is a growing collection of resources that include everything from first-chapter and picture book read-alouds (all shared with permission!) to drawing and writing mini-lessons. Be sure to check back often, as new resources will be added every day. If you’d prefer to browse learning-at-home resources by age group, my daughter Ella has put together the pages below, with even more resources, organized by grade level. (Thanks, Ella!)

Resources for grades PreK-2 (ages 3-7) 
Resources for grades 3-5 (ages 8-10) 
Resources for grades 6-8 (ages 11-13) 
Resources for grades 9-12 (ages 14+)


Author Kate Messner shares a read-aloud of THE NEXT PRESIDENT: THE UNEXPECTED BEGINNINGS AND UNWRITTEN FUTURE OF AMERICA’S PRESIDENTS, illustrated by Adam Rex. Writing challenge: After the read-aloud, write your own presidential platform. What changes would you make to your country if you were in charge?  LINK

Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt: (Nature Book for Kids, Gardening and Vegetable Planting, Outdoor Nature Book) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781452161365
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chronicle Books - March 14th, 2017

Chirp Cover Image
ISBN: 9781547602810
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - February 4th, 2020

Breakout Cover Image
ISBN: 9781681195384
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - June 4th, 2019

Escape from the Great Earthquake (Ranger in Time #6) Cover Image
By Kate Messner, Kelley McMorris (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780545909839
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - June 27th, 2017