YouTube Originals today released four new episodes of “BookTube Jr.,” a new preschool series featuring some of the world’s most renowned children’s book authors. The latest episodes feature authors such as “The Neighborhood” star Max Greenfield, Caldecott Medalist Jon Klassen, Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad and NFL veteran Marcus Smith II. Connecting kids and their favorite authors in a conversation about storytelling, “BookTube Jr.” is unlike any other kids reading show. The first four episodes which debuted in September featured authors Joanna Ho, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, Avery Monsen and Todd Parr, and now all eight episodes are available to stream for free on the YouTube Originals for Kids & Family channel and the YouTube Kids app.
Building on the success of the Emmy Award-nominated “BookTube,” where viewers saw the world’s biggest authors (President Obama, Michelle Obama, Malcolm Gladwell, Margaret Atwood) come together to discuss their books, “BookTube Jr.” features some of the world’s biggest picture book authors reading their stories and discussing their writing process. Real kids share their thoughts and questions about the book, and each episode ends with a special activity inspired by the book’s themes. Kids watching at home are also encouraged to tell and create their own stories.
Max Greenfield (I Don’t Want to Read this Book) – View HERE
Jon Klassen (I Want My Hat Back) – View HERE
Ibtihaj Muhammad (The Proudest Blue) – View HERE
Marcus Smith II (Bathtime with Rai) – View HERE
“BookTube Jr.” is produced by Boardwalk Pictures. Susanne Daniels is Global Head of Original Content for YouTube. Nadine Zylstra serves as Head of Family, Learning and Impact for YouTube Originals. Lauren Vrazilek and Daniel Haack oversee “BookTube Jr.” for YouTube Originals.
About You Tube Kids & Family Originals
“BookTube Jr.” is the latest series from an expanding roster of YouTube Originals focused on kids and family, including the award-winning “Lockdown,” and recent hits such as “Onyx Family Dinner,” “Growing with Lottie Dottie,” “The Workout Badges,” “Kid Correspondent,” “Break the Record,” “Super Sema,” Pinkfong Wonderstar,” “Sherwood,” “We Are Savvy,” “Hyperlinked,” “Fruit Ninja Frenzy Force, “Kings of Atlantis” and “DanTDM Creates A Big Scene.”
About YouTube Originals
YouTube Originals are award-winning series, specials and livestream events for YouTube’s two billion active monthly users that entertain, inspire, connect, and educate audiences through authentic storytelling from YouTube creators, music artists and celebrities. By tapping into the platform’s growing global community, fan engagement product capabilities, and innovative content, YouTube Originals amplify the most popular and unique aspects of YouTube. Fans can experience YouTube Originals content for free through the standard YouTube platform (ad-supported), or through a paid subscription to YouTube Premium, which adds ad-free, bonus/exclusive content, and early binge access to select programming. YouTube Originals are available in over 100 countries worldwide. Keep up with the latest YouTube news by visiting the global platform’s official blog HERE.